Steam Mill Farm
is located in the historic river town of Vienna on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which is renowned for its turkey, duck and goose hunting as well as a favorite for white tailed and the elusive Sika deer. Nearly a decade of careful thought and planning has created this magnificent, deep, waterfront gunning farm/equestrian retreat. Consisting of three original farm homesteads and adjacent conservation parcels on the Nanticoke River, arguably the most scenic waterway on the Delmarva Peninsula. Its deep channels, wooded banks, broad marshes, and forested wetlands have supported fish, birds, and mammals for centuries.
The three original farmsteads formerly known as Boog (“Bog”), Webb and Willey Farms and two additional duck marsh parcels for conservation and hunting include nearly 1000 acres and over 4000 feet of unobstructed deep water frontage with multiple houses, stable and support buildings. Each of the farms have their own private entrance from Elliott Island Road and have continuously remained individually deeded.
Boog Farm with its 330 acres at 4135 Elliott Island Road comprises the primary farm house, flawless stable, stand alone office/library, impeccable guest house, a separate laundry/storage and a spa pool. The equestrian facility encompasses a stunning, expansive 8 stall stable with its stately finishes and refined design surrounded by magnificent paddocks and miles of scenic riding trails. Additionally, the property includes 1720 (+/-) feet of fabulous unobstructed river frontage, significant wooded Sika deer hunting grounds and as with all the farms, active, rotating crops managed with a local farmer.
Webb Farm with its 130 acres at 4125 Elliott Island Road contains the totally refurbished guest house, dock house, deep water dock reaching depths of 12 feet, duck pond and 4-bay maintenance barn. With its dramatic 2410 (+/-) feet of unobstructed river frontage, tillable farm acres, secluded duck pond and tranquil setting, the property is a magnate for wild turkeys and waterfowl of numerous species. The 3800 (+/-) sq. ft. maintenance barn represents opportunities for additional diverse uses.
These combined farms of 460 acres contain three quarters of mile of unobstructed deep water river frontage on the Nanticoke.
Willey Farm with its 120 acres at 4025 Elliott Island Road includes the original farm house (guest quarters), an inviting swimming pool with a separate cocktail pool, pool house and impeccable guest cottage. Its tillable farmland and the 181 acre adjacent hunting marsh make for a matchless private setting.
Two Exceptional Duck Marsh land parcels of 181 acres adjacent to the Willey Farm and 237 acres across the river represent conservation at its best with superb hunting opportunities will be offered separately as well as in combinations.
Each and every structure has been meticulously constructed, restored and refurbished with the finest materials and craftsmanship. By way of example, the cedar shake roofs, all wood siding, hand-made doors and shutters demonstrate that no detail has been overlooked. Each property is equipped with a top of the line HVAC system, foam insulation, french drains, water purification systems and high end appliances to name but a few of the many discriminate attributes each structure enjoys. The properties have individually and collectively been painstakingly renovated to appropriately represent the history of the region with touches such as hand crafted, exquisite cabinetry while incorporating the most modern technological advances.
The landscape and grounds equally portray the thoughtful presence of the serenity of the estate with miles of Maryland white stone gravel roadways, manicured lawns, mature shrubbery and perfectly maintained, wide board fencing.
A sportsman paradise. The hunting of duck and Canadian geese has been a Maryland Eastern Shore tradition for almost 400 years and Steam Mill Farm presents the ideal setting along the Atlantic Flyway attracting numerous species by the thousands with its significant waterfront, marshes, woods and farmland. Many upland game birds such as dove and turkeys are also abundant. And the much desired Sika deer
and White Tail await the deer hunting enthusiast. Steam Mill Farm is a designated RSA. The Regulated Shooting Area allows for raising and releasing properly marked birds.
With deep water at your back door, the Nanticoke River is a very popular destination for recreational fishing of multiple species, such as Channel catfish, Largemouth bass, and Rockfish (striped bass) for which the river is a respected spawning ground. One of the Eastern Shore’s most pristine waterways with deep channels for the recreational boater as well as placid creeks making it a paddlers’s dream seeking sights of bald eagles, the river leads directly into the Chesapeake Bay and is part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Discovery Trail.
Steam Mill Farm is perfectly situated to be far enough away to provide the privacy of being your own neighbor and yet close enough to be convenient. Located 50 miles from the famous Maryland beaches at Ocean City, nearby Salisbury Airport for American Airlines commercial flights, 75 miles to historic Annapolis, 100 miles to Washington D.C. and Baltimore with just a 2 1/2 hour drive from Philadelphia. For private air travel, the Easton, MD airport (ESN) as well as Salisbury (SBY) are but 30 plus minute drives.
We are selling real estate only. The property will be offered as individual farms and land parcels; in combinations as well as in its entirety. The ultimate successful bidder or bidders may have the opportunity for a right of first refusal to purchase any remaining personal property (furniture, etc.) and equipment at the seller’s option. Please be sure to review the Property Information Package by clicking on “Access Property Documents”. By viewing this package, you will alert Tranzon Fox to your interest in this property and you will receive emails with any updates on this auction. The package contains information needed to participate in bidding at auction.
Steam Mill Farm transcends the material world to a tranquil state of unsurpassed beauty with the architectural features harmonizing with the natural beauty of the land and wildlife. Let the eagles soar.
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