Live the dream. Fish, hunt, swim, garden, ride ATV’s, or just soak up the peaceful countryside on approximately 67 private acres in beautiful Clay County Alabama. Productive fruit, nut, berry, and grape orchards provide lots of natural food for sustainable living.

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Located about half way between Atlanta and Birmingham. 40 miles to Oxford/Anniston, 41 miles from Talladega Super Speedway. 3.8 miles to City of Ashland and 4 miles to Lineville Alabama.

This home has it all. Three bedroom, 2 full bath home app 2100 sq ft living space with spacious 35’ 8” x 32’ 6” attached garage will hold 4 midsized cars. Garage walls have tons of shelving and cabinets. Room for tools and toys.

Large kitchen with granite tile countertops open to large family room. KitchenAid appliances.

Kitchen and Family room have stunning view of Lake and countryside through Pella Designer Windows with built-in blinds. Sixteen feet ceiling slopes to 9’ in the back. Beautiful colored glass blocks in east and west walls of kitchen/great room.

Master bath has jetted tub and large ceramic tile shower with two shower heads.

Grid tied electrical with battery backup, 7.2 kWh tiltable solar system allows you to live on the grid or off. Sixteen Trojan L16 batteries provide overnight supply of electricity.  Reduced power bill. Quality Outback Radian GS8048 inverter in all metal inverter shack has no RFI and powers all critical loads, including the Ham/emergency radio room.
Inverter shack and batteries cooled by high efficient geothermal duct system.

House is solar heated in winter but engineered to block sun in summertime.

The house faces a fully stocked 2.5 acre spring fed lake, 50’ from waterline. Two fruit/nut tree orchards contain 10 pecan, Fuji apple, Core Red apple, Golden delicious, Granny Smith and other apples,  figs,  Asian pear, pineapple quince, filberts, plums, Dunstan Chestnut,  80’ of muscadine and scuppernong grape trellis, blackberries, persimmons, crabapple,  12 blueberry bushes, Jerusalem artichokes, and many ornamental trees and shrubs.

18’x 31’ carport for RV
24’ x 31’ garage/workshop
12’ x 24’ utility building with 16’ x 30’ lean-to shed
16’ x 16’ woodshed with Wood Doctor outdoor wood burning furnace for hydronic backup heat for home, domestic hot water and hot tub.

Four total utility buildings, all with electrical service.

Heated floors in most rooms, baseboard hydronic heating as backup in guest bedrooms. Super high efficiency heat pump will run on battery backup if needed. Three different heating systems; solar, heat pump, or hydronic heat via outdoor woodburning furnace. Woodburning furnace can heat domestic hot water and hot tub. Two sources of cooling: Heat pump or whole-house attic fan.

Lake water irrigation system with 6 water faucets and 1/2 hp submersible pumps for plants.  Two potable water sources, city water and/or well water backup.

Private outdoor shower near back door.
Hotsprings brand hot tub located immediately out the master bedroom door. Can be heated by electricity or wood burning furnace.
Two large decks.

Many more amenities not mentioned.This home is a marvel of engineering and efficiecy. There is nothing like it in the county.

Will consider selling completely furnished.

Our friends have always said visiting us was like staying at a resort. This was our dream home but health problems are forcing us to sell.

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Property Features
Security
Commanding Views, Fenced or Gated
Sustainability
Aquaculture, Artesian Well, Fields, Garden, Marketable Timber, Orchard
Water
Civic Water Supply or None, Stream or Pond, Waterfront, Well or Spring
Power
Grid Connected, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Communication
Cell, Internet, Phone
Access
Year Round Road
Home Features
Beds
3 bedrooms
Baths
2 baths
Additional Features

Property Features

  • and detached Workshop/garage
  • rv carport
  • two other storage buildings
  • woodshed

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Location

  • 3496 Cragford Road Ashland, Alabama 36251
  • 33.2587352, -85.77907189999996