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Sold. Definitely waterfront! Rustic and unique! Three acres in Massachusetts. Circa 1850. $249,000

July 22, 2021

How is this for waterfront! Rustic, unique and off the grid. “Bow Bank” was built in 1850. It is located on 2.7 acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This is only accessible by boat. There is a large covered front porch and a portion of it is screened in. There are hardwood floors, wood walls and exposed beams. Now for the nitty gritty. There are solar lights, gas for cooking, cistern for water and there is a composting toilet. Just 1/2 mile from the local marina. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 800 square feet. $249,000

Contact Kathleen Brown with Windhill Realty

From the Zillow listing:


“Bow Bank” holds a seasonal C1850 Colonial camp/cottage on nearly 3 acres, at the bank of the Rowley River sited on a gentle upland knoll, surrounded by the Great Marsh. Accessible BY BOAT ONLY for people that are SERIOUS about getting away from it all…..this incredibly rare opportunity to step “back in time” does not often present itself. You are completely “off the grid” solar lights, gas fridge/cooking, cistern for water and a composting “loo”. Yet, you are roughly 1/2 mile from a small, local marina/launch service (fee) No current dock, but easily accessed at higher tides via small craft. Short stroll to train depot from nearby marina with service to Boston. Wraparound porch/with large screened room overlooking the river that flows into Plum Island Sound/Ipswich Bay to the Atlantic. Slip your kayak/canoe off the bank and paddle your cares away. The bird life is phenomenal. The views are incredible. The privacy…sublime. The serenity, priceless. * SEE FAQ DOC ATTACHED.


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