Located minutes from the town of Bridgewater, high on a hill on the east bank overlooking the Lahave River, set within the canopy of mature forest, this classic heritage home is a unique offering. Built in 1865, this lovely country home has been much loved by the same family for close to 35 years. The home retains its original architectural detail with a symmetrical floorplan, parlors flanking a large front entry hall, large formal dining room to the rear on the left, and an original ground floor bedroom to the right at the end of the hall. A small powder room has been tucked beneath the front staircase. The kitchen is in the two story extension at the rear of the house with a year round solarium to the left and original back staircase to the right. Each front parlor has a bay with a small wood burning stove in one parlor and period wide wood moldings, wood floors, and high ceilings in both - which continue throughout the home. The second floor features four large bedrooms, wide central hall with seating area in the Lunenburg bump and a generous family bath and separate laundry wrapped around the enclosed, rear stairway. Though this home has an informal country style, the proportions are large and aspire to a certain relaxed Victorian grandeur and was once the home of the town sheriff. Set amidst a simple beautiful natural setting, the property is adjacent the "Rails To Trails" and would be ideal for cyclists, runners, walkers or nature lovers alike seeking the atmosphere of a retreat, while having the convenience of being close to town amenities . The seasoned informal gardens lead to paths affording leisurely walks to the riverside. This home's setting, which would lend itself to all generations of the family, is deceptively secluded as great shopping and excellent schools are just minutes away. A short drive to the regional hospital, golf course, ocean and just over one hour to Halifax or the airport, this home presents a rare opportunity at this price point.
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