|Yellow Briar Farm|
Property Features include:
Yellow Briar Farm was made famous from the book of the name published in the 1933, by John Mitchell, a Toronto lawyer, who used the nom de plume Patrick Slater. Mitchell's family had lived on the farm, and indeed a small country church lot was severed from the farm for the little Mitchell church, which still exists.
Today, Yellow Briar is an equestrian property set on approximately 48 rolling acres, with the original and tastefully renovated and decorated 4 bedroom farm-house. The exterior is in red brick with fieldstone. A previous owner ran a B&B from the property with the result that there is a large 2nd Master suite at the west end of the house.
The farm kitchen is a large space including a full dining table for informal family meals. This room is particularly attractive with French Doors that open onto the east facing porch and has long views across the paddocks. For extra coziness, an efficient pellet fired stove is in one corner.
Conveniently situated, adjacent to the kitchen, is a large dining room, perfect for large Thanksgiving and other celebrations. Hardwood floors exist through most of the house. The living room, being on the east side of the house also has French Doors opening onto the porch. It has an original fireplace which is not operational but could be fitted with a propane fireplace insert.
The huge family room is in a newer extension and has a wall of glazing facing south, a propane stove, and a magnificent stone wall that was once the original exterior wall of the house. The main floor laundry and a 3 piece washroom are down a corridor towards the side entrance.
The equestrian side of the property includes an indoor arena, 9 stalls (another 9 were recently removed for other livestock), 8 paddocks, a round pen, and 2 large paddock shelters with water and hydro as well as a run-in. The 9 stalls space could readily be returned to stall configuration as all the partition posts still exist. The present owners hack over the rolling back section of the farm as well as down the dead end country road into Hockley Valley.
There is a newer 3 car detached garage and long driveway to the handsome homestead. The swimming pool is solar heated.
Yellow Briar is set in the country side on a dead end road, yet is conveniently just minutes to major retailers, a new hospital, public and private schools, restaurants and just 45 minutes to Pearson Airport.
Yes a copy of the book "Yellow Briar" does come with the property!
Peter Bowers. Sales Representative