$447,500 (reduced 3-20-18)
This is a great opportunity to build your dream home, farm, raise cattle or horses, hunt and fish in beautiful south Alabama! Windham Farm is in south Dale County, just outside the small town of Clayhatchee and midway between Dothan and Enterprise. The farm has been in the same family for several generations but the heirs no longer live in the area and have finally decided to offer it for sale. It has not been occupied for many years but it has been leased for cattle and farming. The farm’s many features include:
There are two old farm houses on site that date back to the early 1900s and several old barns and outbuildings that surround the home site. An old cane mill that saw plenty of use in its day is still standing as well. None of the structures have been assigned any value but they do have great nostalgia and the new owners may want to preserve them. These sites, and there are several other excellent locations, would be perfect for your new home. You can build by the lake for a view of the water, close to the road for convenience, or tuck it back in the woods for even more privacy. Several large, producing pecan trees and other fruit trees are scattered about the property. County water is on site and power lines run from the road all the way to the lake. There is also a deep well located near the lake.
The farm features great diversity of pasture, farm land, water and woods. Other than for clearing crop land and pasture, the trees have not been cut. With over 43 acres of pasture, it is extremely well suited for raising cattle or horses. Animals need food, water and shade in the heat of the summer, and these pastures have all three. There is an existing fence in working condition around the entire perimeter of the 143 acres, with cross-fencing to allow multiple herds or rotation grazing. The 17 acres of crop land have been leased for many years by a local farmer and have produced nice crops of peanuts, corn, and cotton. The old-growth trees are a mix of hardwoods and pines. Spanish moss, draped over the low-hanging oak limbs, is one of the most peaceful sights you will ever see. The nine-acre lake has provided a lot of great fishing in the past. It is a shallow lake, created from a natural feature by construction of a dam. The lake hut, which had power (lines are still there), and the walkway provided access to the water and a nice gathering place years ago but need to be replaced.
In addition to the other appealing features of this property, the recreational opportunities are outstanding. Surrounded by farms, large timber tracts and the Choctawhatchee River to the east, Windham Farm provides exceptional habitat for deer, turkey and other native wildlife. The farm has food plots, creek bottoms full of mast-producing trees, thick swampy areas for deer to bed down, and 60+ year old pine trees that make a perfect roost for those gobbling long-beards in the spring. Not surprisingly, deer and turkey tracks are a common sight.
With frontage on Mills Austin Road and Cabin Loop Road, the farm consists of three parcels of 143, 34 and 2.3 acres. The 34-acre parcel lies just north of the main property and is accessed by well-established trails. It has crop land, some woods, and a one-acre food plot on the east side (nearest the river). The 2.3-acre parcel, which provides river frontage and a nice sandy beach where the water is shallow at the river’s edge and deeper on the far side. The Choctawhatchee River is generally shallow but navigable by kayaks, canoes and small boats, and is known in the area for its great recreational value (and for the number of Indian artifacts it has produced).
Windham Farm will provide the new owners a great opportunity to build your dream home and live the farm life. It has generations of memories for the current owners, and will produce the same for the Buyers. If you have been searching for that special place, you need to see this one!
Shown by appointment only.
DAVID MILLER 334-790-7208
9 ACRE POND
WELL MAINTAINED TRAILS
DEER, TURKEY WATERFOWL HUNTING
CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER ACCESS
CLOSE TO ENTERPRISE, AL
CLOSE TO DOTHAN, AL
UTILITY ON SITE