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1814 Cty Rd E

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available mar 18


25 acres in the beautiful intimate German Valley just south of Mt Horeb. The valley and our land is characterized by narrow low lands surrounded by rolling hills and bluffs and windy roads.

The land has a beautiful pond dug 15' deep to serve as a swimming hole and or fishing hole. Currently, there are no fish stocked in it unless they found their way in, but lots of frogs and dragon flies. The pond is surrounded on one side by a fertile red loam waiting for your gardens. The other side is a quality wetland full of birds of all sorts, the air is filled with lovely songs all day. The land is long and narrow offering great big sky views and sunsets, it is bordered by Cty E on one side which is a very quiet low traffic road and German Creek winds the entire length of the property which is a clean gurgling trout stream. If you just drive by you will not get a feel for this land, go on down and walk along the stream trail. There are also intimate bluffs along sections of the creek. Many of Wisconsin's wild creatures are in abundance on this land.

The current building site overlooks the pond (90'away) and all the fields. The stream also comes within 80' of the building site.The building site has a terrific southern exposure. Currently there is a stone foundation on it. When you take into account the greenhouse foundation and the rest of the foundation there is a foot print of over 4,000 sq' . There is another building site possible near the East end of the property at the end of a field. These are the only two possible building sites, this alternate building site would allow more room for outbuildings, currently there is no road or utilities servicing the second site option.

The surrounding ag land is ideal for a produce farm, horse farm, or prairie restoration. There have been no chemicals sprayed on the land for at least 20 years. There are some fields left to grow wild supporting wildlife, however they could be brought into production. Most of the trees are along the stream or on adjacent properties. There are some attractive bluffs on the other side of the stream. Surprisingly there are very few mosquito's on the land, you will see them in the wooded section however not in the fields and building site.

The land is ready for your home, the driveway, electric and well is in and there are two perc sites close to each other for a mound system.

The trout stream has been a priority for the county as it is an important feeder stream to a class A trout stream down the road a bit. This land will have many trout lunkers and trout to be had. A significant investment was made by the DNR in the fall of 2008 to the stream as a result there is permanent public access easement to the stream, this allows fisherman to walk along the stream. This is not anything anyone would notice as it is quiet and not frequented by the public or fisherman. We have yet to see it used.

If you like quiet, intimate, yet spacious locations, this may be the property you are looking for. Feel free to visit our listing at Madison fsbo If you contact me I can send you some additional info on building sites, perc locations, set back issues for building areas.

Land Contract possibilities though not our first preference. It would need to be short term, have sufficient downpayment and we would have to be comfortable with your plan and its associated risks and your goals. It's essentially a partnership though not hands-on partnership.
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