Antique farmhouse, horse barns, for sale in north Cumberland

Antique farmhouse, horse barns, for sale in north Cumberland

CUMBERLAND - Four acres, a 13-stall stable, multiple paddocks, a well kept old barn plus a tractor barn, stone walls everywhere, and even the old outhouse tucked in the woods out back - all this comes with the c. 1790 Nathan Darling House, a 10-room Federal Colonial tucked away on quiet Old West Wrentham Road.

The property is stunning with its mature trees, perennial gardens, white-fenced corrals and stone walls all around. It's also been meticulously maintained - even the old barn. This is move-in property for both people and horses.

The house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 2,828 square feet of living space. A screened porch on the driveway side (with an inviting porch swing!) opens to a paneled den that has pine walls, a wood ceiling, built-in bookcases and a wood stove.

The dining room is flooded with light by a large, multipaned window. It has a built-in hutch and pegged wood floor. A French door opens to an L-shaped living room that is painted light yellow with white woodwork. Here, too, are built-ins and wood floors. Nearby is a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

At the rear of the house is the eat-in kitchen, with beadboard cupboards, breakfast bar, pantry closet and built-in ironing board. There's a side door in the kitchen that goes out to a covered porch. It's an interesting feature, as the same porch has a door that goes to a stairway to reach a second floor bedroom and bathroom. One could speculate that this once served as a boarding house, or perhaps as a stop for those traveling by horse, with accommodations for both the rider and horse, as well as access to the kitchen. Of course, this is merely speculation, but that's part of the charm of antique properties.

Upstairs, a large master bedroom is painted light pink with white trim. There is a built-in hutch and drawers, and the original pegged wood floor, and a door to a little balcony. The master bathroom has a deep whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower.

There are three more bedrooms on this level. One has two closets and a French door to a deck above the lower screened porch; on has a walk-in cedar closet, and one has its own private entrance by way of the staircase down to the side porch. There are three bathrooms on this level.

A stairway to the third floor attic space leads to a bright and sunny playroom with loads of built-in storage, painted wood floors and two large windows.

The basement has stone walls and is clean and dry, and has extra storage rooms near the wide, walk-up stairs.

Two furnaces provide heat, by oil, and the electrical service has been recently updated. There's washer and dryer hookups in the basement, as well as the filtration system for the well water.

This property is listed at $425,000 by Ryan Antrop of Residential Properties. Reach him at 401-480-4564.