WAWARSING NY - ID: 20183180
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  • Price: $850,000
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3 (full) 1 (half)
  • Sq. Feet: 2,244
  • Garage: 3 Garage Detached
  • Acreage: 121.00
  • Year Built: 1940
  • School District: Ellenville Central
  • CONTACT
    Grist Mill Real Estate
    (800) 664-5503
    gristmill@gristmillrealestate.com
Property Type: Single Family

Description: Cottages along the meadow-lands of what used to be the shores of historic Lake Nottawassaga (now known as Honk Lake, now empty) with the Rondout Creek winding through the meadows are at the foothills of the Catskill Mountain high peaks above Napanoch. See the aerial video at this link: These three cottages are out of "Hansel and Gretel" and have been privately owned for over 75 years so this is the first time they have been offered to the public. This unusual gem is a broad meadow surrounded by the hills of Wawarsing and has the Catskill Mountains in the distant view. The Rondout Creek runs through the midst of the meadow and out to the bedrock gorge where the magnificent waterfalls and pools are hidden. Three charming and well maintained cottages are on the highlands above the Honk Lake meadows with panoramic views to the west across to the Catskills beyond the Rondout Creek. A staired trail from each of the cottages made of wood or stone descends to the Honk Lake meadow where a short walk brings you to the Rondout Creek that meanders picturesquely though the field. Each cottage has two bedrooms and a bath with a fireplace in their living rooms. In addition a three car detached garage (28'x36') includes space for a workshop and a shed provides convenient storage for tools and equipment. Both additional buildings have electricity and water. Across the Rt 55 are the remnants of the Yama Farms Resort, the famed summer residence of many famous dignitaries during the turn of the century. Further up the valley is the large Rondout Reservoir, home of giant trout, which permits row boats. Nearby are the trails of Vernooy Kill State Forest, Lippman Park, Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Sundown Wild Forest, etc. Many adventure recreation opportunities offer themselves with world class rock climbing in the Shawangunks, mountain biking and hiking in Minnewaska, hang gliding in Ellenville, and hiking the unique Dwarf Pine forest in Cragsmoor, as well as Antiquing, Flea Markets, Yard Sales, Summer Stock Theater, Wine Trails, Farm Produce, and U-Pick ‘Em fruits and vegetables, canoe and kayaking, fishing, hunting, and many fine restaurants within 10-15 minutes.
The Honk Falls Dam, completed in 1898 was an electrical power source for the villages and surrounding area, it was all decommissioned a hundred years later when the majority of the river's water was diverted by aqueduct from the large Rondout Reservoir for drinking water to NY City. The dam once held back the waters of the Honk Lake (also known as Lake Nottawassaga). Remaining are the remnants of the dam and a vast meadow of the old lake bottom, with the river continuing to run through it. This property with over 121 acres has about a mile of road frontage along Rt 55. It comprises eight tax parcels with undeveloped forest land on the northwest along Rt 55, the meadow land of the now empty Honk Lake, and residential properties with three cottages along Honk Lake Rd off Ella and McBride at the southeast of the property. The parcel on Rt 55 has a certified closed sand and gravel bank which could be mined again with the proper permits. There is sufficient room on the central meadow land to create a private air strip or heli-pad or even a nine-hole golf course. The area would be ideal for an equestrian training and boarding center with lots of room for barns on the highlands and riding arena on the meadow land.


FEATURES:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Ellenville Pre K-5
SQUARE FEET -1ST FLOOR: 2244
ZONE: Rural Vac >10
LOT DIMENSIONS: Irreg
COLOR: Dark Gray/Red
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: No
CONDITION: Very Good
APPLIANCES: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Oven-Built In, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
FIREPLACE DESCRIPTION: Stone
FIREPLACE LOCATION: Living Room
WOODSTOVE: Wood
AMENITIES: Play Area
ELECTRICITY: Circuit Breakers, Single Phase, 200 Amps
LOT FEATURES: Flood Plain, Level, Pond, Rock Outcrop, Wetland, Wooded, Water Frontage
LOT/SITE: Rural
STYLE: Cottage, Log
WATER: Drilled Well
WATER FEATURES: Creek, River, Water Acc., Waterfall, Water Front
KITCHEN DESCRIPTION: Country
SURVEY: Yes

Listing courtesy of: Select Sotheby'S Int Realty / Listing Agent: Sherret Chase
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