53.9 acre farm in Mankato area, river property with supreme privacy, ideal for horses or other animals, hunting, recreation or small scale farming. This is your opportunity to own 53.9+/- scenic acres on the Le Sueur River, just 6.5 miles from Mankato. A ten minute drive to MSU, the hospital and shopping.
The property has approximately three quarters of a mile of river frontage with 22 or so tillable acres; the remaining is woods and river. An extensive trail system winds throughout the woods and prairie for your enjoyment, where wildlife abounds. It's adjacent to a Blue Earth County park, providing more wooded trails. All tillable acres are currently in pasture or hay. The property has previously been certified organic. You must see it to fully appreciate the serenity of this site!
The home is 3,480 sq ft with a spacious, open design. With knotty pine vaulted ceilings throughout much of the home, it has a relaxed feel. The living room features a beautiful Kasota stone wood fireplace. The main floor, including master suite, features beautiful wide-plank Swedish ash hardwood flooring. The sun room, main level laundry and nearby bathroom have ceramic tile flooring. The master bathroom with jet tub has been finished with natural travertine stone tile flooring and a custom travertine shower. The home has six panel doors throughout with double glass doors separating the sun room from the dining area.
The kitchen cabinets are hickory and the counter tops are granite. The kitchen island has a vegetable sink. The dining area has a beautiful bay window looking into the woods with a river view during the months the leaves are off the trees.
The home has two additional bedrooms on the lower level and two additional bathrooms; one on the lower level and another off the laundry room and garage on the main floor. The outdoors is easy to enjoy from every room in the house, but especially from the sun room and attached screen porch. The covered front porch runs the length of the home and is constructed of solid Redwood.
The home is constructed of Logix poured concrete system and is highly efficient. The heating/cooling system is a Bryant Evolution air-to-air heat pump with a back-up high efficiency gas furnace. The home features radiant floor heat throughout the lower level and in all tiled floors on the main level. The Heat & Glo wood fireplace is highly efficient and exceeds the strictest environmental standards in the nation. The BTU output is more than enough to heat the main level of the home. The attached garage is heated with radiant floor heat. The house has maintenance free steel siding and LeafGuard rain gutters.
Out buildings include a 36' x 56' shed with an attached 24' x 28' heated, finished shop. The finished shop space could function as an office as well. There is another shed, 30' x 40'. The horse area includes a 36' x 60', five stall barn and an attached 60' x 105' riding arena. The horse area has a 'Paddock Paradise' or track system that surrounds four pastures. The remaining tillable land is in various grass hay crops, two of which are native prairie.
Enjoy nature's bounty with loads of wild raspberries, black walnuts, plums, wild cherries, wild grapes, gooseberries and Morel mushrooms! And if you are into roots and medicinals, there are all kinds of wonderful and diverse plants growing around the property. As for wildlife; song birds galore, ducks on the river and wild turkeys in the woods. Bald eagles are spotted flying over the farm and perched in the majestic cottonwood trees by the river on a regular basis. Deer trails are found throughout the property and deer are easily sighted on a walk or from the house. Turkeys breed on the property; sightings of hens with their poults are frequent in the summer. There's also the occasional sighting of a doe with her fawn(s) during the summer. Rooster pheasants crowing is a common sound.
The land included has a building right, so another home can be built on the property if desired. There is an old airstrip on the property that could be refurbished as well. The 30' x 40' shed was originally used as an airplane hanger.
The last two photos are of cardinals, indigo buntings and gold finches in the feeding area; in view from the dining, kitchen and sun rooms. The video is of two wild turkey hens and their poults that strolled by the screen porch last summer.
This listing is by owner, but we would be happy to work with your realtor if that is your preference.