Welcome to Pleasant Valley Country Estate, Bennington, VT.This extraordinary 382 acre property includes a stately, two-story main residence built in 2007 and two separate, recently renovated guest apartments.The Estate is an easily-accessible hidden gem nestled against the base of Mount Anthony and offers exquisite privacy.All three dwellings are sited to enjoy nature in its varied forms - manicured lawns and carefully maintained gardens merge with mature trees, ponds, a waterfall, and an apple orchard. With its many acres of hills, woods, and fields, the property has miles of pristine cross country trails for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. The cool stream-fed ponds are wonderful for swimming and fishing.
Upon entering the luxurious 3000 sq ft main house, you will be captivated by the warm and inviting light-filled spaces, stunning two-story Yankee Fieldstone fireplace with bluestone hearth, and arched doorway that leads to the wrap-around porch with expansive views of Pleasant Valley and beyond. Sundrenched open-concept gourmet kitchen boasts vaulted ceiling with skylights, granite countertops, oversized center island, and stainless appliances. There are two master suites, one located on the main floor and one on the second level, each with en-suite tumbled marble walk-in showers, granite top vanities and soaking tubs. Two additional bedrooms, one full bath with walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub, and additional peaceful reading/sitting area complete the second floor. The main house is a space to enjoy in every season with abundant windows to bask in the picturesque views.
The property also includes two apartments: the "Brookside Cottage" renovated in 2006 and the "Carriage House" renovated in 2015. These apartments, which are completely separate from the main house, each have two bedrooms, full baths, laundry rooms and modern kitchens. Together they offer an additional 2700 sq ft of comfortable, self-contained living space. A unique Barrel Barn with tongue and groove barrel shaped truss roofing system offers 2000 sq ft of unobstructed space and completes the package. This offering is truly a generational Estate property.
In addition to using the property for their own enjoyment, the current owners have established several sources of income - professionally designed conservation programs enhance the value of the fields and woods while providing income from the US Farm Service and selective logging as well as short-term vacation rentals of the main house and apartments through online booking. The property has a quality "brand name" online as a premiere destination vacation rental and has earned a 5-star rating.
The Bennington area in southwestern Vermont (only 3 hours from New York City) has numerous important advantages, including major stores (grocery, building supplies, housewares), fine restaurants, a modern hospital, and the well recognized Bennington College - all within a few miles of the Estate. Major ski areas Bromley and Stratton are only a 20 minute drive.
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Bennington, Vermont 05201