Historic 761 acre farm located just 40 minutes southeast of Asheville in McDowell County, NC. The county seat of Marion is just 12 minutes north and provides all the day to day services one might need including a Walmart, Lowe’s and hospital, yet the property is in a beautiful rural area of the county. This is the first time ever on the market as this property has been in the same family since July 8, 1788.
The property is divided into two distinct sections by a county road that was built upon a historic farm cartway of years past. The southern portion features 61 acres of beautiful rolling bottom land pasture with the West Fork of Cove Creek traversing the fields. A large six stall barn, paddocks and three sided equipment shed provide storage and livestock shelter. There are 411 acres of hardwood forest on this side as well, rising up to nearly 1,600′ with miles of trails. This portion also adjoins a 8,300 acre privately owned hunting preserve. Wildlife abounds on this property.
The northern half features 18 more acres of fenced pasture on this side along with an approximately 20 acre Loblolly Pine plantation. Approximately 233 acres are mature hardwood forest climb to 2,000′ to the top of French Mountain. There is also an historic, fully furnished three bedroom, two bath hunting lodge overlooking a three acre pond that is full of fish. The lodge comes fully furnished including various firearms in the house.
John Haynes has been a licensed NC real estate broker since 1997 being involved in all facets of real estate since 1987 when he started in the appraisal business. Over the years, he has personally developed five successful subdivisions including one of 900 acres in western North Carolina. In recent years, while working in the jungles of Guyana, South America on a 34,000 acre project, John saw the United States from a different vantage point and as a result, he became concerned about its leadership, the direction of its economy and the instability of the dollar. Being good friends with others involved in a large NGO specializing in disaster relief, John became knowledgeable in the matter of disaster readiness and preparedness. Some would call him a “prepper” or even a “survivalist”, yet he's actually a realist and pragmatist, skilled at what he does.
John's excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty. Given the nature of this subject, discretion is necessary and a special skill set is crucial. John has partnered with Hurt Architecture of Black Mountain, North Carolina which has a specialty niche in designing safe homes. His friend and neighbor, Bill Forstchen is author of “One Second After” and together they work to educate the public on disaster preparedness through speaking engagements and blog articles. Read the testimonials about John at www.RetreatRealty.net and if you'd like to see dozens of full length testimonial letters, he’d be glad to forward them to you.