Located in the small town of Saint Francis, Maine is a well-maintained ranch style home on 64+- acres of timberland. The 3-bedroom 2 bath home of nearly 1200 square feet has a two-car attached garage with storage above. The home was originally built in 1972 and is in very good condition. There is a full basement with unfinished rooms below grade. The home is sided with cedar shakes and has a metal roof. A long circular paved driveway leads up from the paved access road to the private house lot. There is not only a drilled well but also a hillside spring that is piped into the home for not one, but two sources of water. The country home sits on a well landscaped lot that has several outbuildings for storage, a lush green lawn interspersed with perennial plantings and mature shade trees.
The property rises from an elevation of 740 feet above sea level to 1000 feet above sea level at the highest point. Logging trails lead from the home to the height of the land. Along the shaded trails several varieties of mushrooms were seen including a very large patch of Chantarelles. The manicured yard gently transitions from perennial plantings to mature mixed wood forest. The shaded hillside rises from the backyard of the home to over 1000 feet in elevation. The forested portion of the property was last commercially logged approximately 50 years ago. Mature maples, spruce, fir, poplar as well as birches make up the mixture of trees growing on the property.
In addition to the main home there is a hillside guest cottage. The cottage is a hand scribed log structure built from logs harvested from the property when it was built around 1970. The log cabin sleeps 5 and has in addition to the 1 large bedroom a kitchen and a family room as well as a bathroom. Water is provided from the clear cold spring that gravity feeds into the cabin. An electric water heater provides hot water for showers and doing the dishes. This guest log cabin even has electricity that is fed from the main panel in the home. What an opportunity to have a great place for friends and family to stay, but also an Airbnb opportunity that is close by and very easy to manage.
The home is located in the Saint John Valley region, in the town of Saint Francis and very near to the neighboring community of Allagash. The town of Saint Francis has a population of approximately 480 residents and Allagash has about 250 residents. Both communities have access to lots of recreational water. The Saint John River is directly across the street from the home. Nearby there is access to the Saint Francis River, the Allagash River, as well as the Little and Big Black Rivers. Approximately 3 miles from the home are the Pelletier Lakes. These lakes are filled with brook trout and are just a few minutes from the property. This area is visited by hundreds if not thousands of anglers each year in pursuit of hungry brook trout.
Access to Maine’s North Maine Woods area is also just minutes from the property. The Saint Francis check point is within a mile of the home. The North Maine Woods is a managed area of 3.2 million acres of privately held timberland that is managed for recreation. Visitors to this area can hunt, fish, hike, boat and explore the great outdoors in this vast region. In this area there are way more moose than people.
The local ATV and ITS trails can also be directly accessed from the property. If you enjoy 4-seasons and love outdoor recreation, then this is an opportunity for you to purchase a great home in a rural area of unparalleled beauty. Come see the Saint John Valley. Explore the communities that are located here. Make this area your home and change your address from whatever it is now, to 2092 Main Street, Saint Francis, Maine.