Historic House Listings

Cowslip Hill Farm, Circa 1791. On 98 acres in Vermont. $795,000

June 10, 2024

Wow! This would be amazing to own! So many outbuildings and great acreage! Cowslip Hill Farm was built in 1791. It is located on 98 acres in Sharon, Vermont. Wish they showed more interior pictures of the house and the outbuildings. One of the buildings is the original blacksmith shop. There are stone walls, old apple trees and a spring fed pond. Six bedrooms, three bathrooms and 4,743 square feet. $795,000

Contact Rachel Arsenault with Williamson Group Sotheby’s: 802-370-9898

From the Zillow listing:


Cowslip Hill Farm offers a rare opportunity to own a well-preserved piece of Vermont history. The current owners are only the third family to own the property since Vermont joined the Union with documented history and elements going back to 1791. Just some of these include chambers and tunnels that were used as part of the Underground Railroad; a rare original ‘half-barrel’ parlor ceiling built by the property’s first steward who had been a ship’s captain; and the original blacksmith’s shop. Each of the three steward families of the property have lovingly maintained and preserved the rich history of the property for the next and it is time for fourth steward to continue the legacy. The near hundred-acre parcel has several highpoints with long range view potential. Well established roads and trails crisscross the property from end to end offering endless recreation, agricultural, or additional homesite opportunities. A spring-fed pond is surrounded by former pastures, dotted with old apple trees and large maple trees, all edged with endless original stone walls that tell a story of days gone by when Vermont was once almost all pastureland. Two apartment spaces offer income producing opportunity. This unique property is located at the end of a town-maintained road with access to both Route 132 and road frontage on Downer Road in sought after Sharon, Vermont with easy access to Interstate 89 just 3.5 miles away. Showings start 6/10.


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