242 acres Former Dairy Farm with Farmhouse in Groton NY 69 Groton City Road near Ithaca


This 242 acre former dairy farm includes a farmhouse and outbuildings located in Groton NY, Tompkins County.

First time on the market in over 60 years!  Amazing Finger Lakes Region property located only 30 minutes from Ithaca and Cayuga Lake.  The property consists of a 5 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse with 242 acres, several outbuildings, 2 ponds and a stocked trout stream.  The farmhouse has 2,376 square feet and has been well-preserved and cared for with modern updates including a newer metal roof and vinyl siding.  The home is spacious with a formal dining room, walk-in pantry, living room, 1.5 baths, 1 bedroom on the first floor and 4 bedrooms upstairs.  The basement is a laid up stone foundation with a walkout door and plenty of room to store your fruits and vegetables.  The house has a fuel oil forced air furnace for a reliable heat source.  There is an attached traditional wood shed on the back side of the house.  The kitchen leads into a back laundry room area for additional storage space.  There is a full attic in the house for additional storage as well.  The majority of the flooring throughout the house is either hardwood or pine floors.  There are two porches attached to the house to enjoy the large sprawling 4 acre mowed yard overlooking fall creek on the east side of the house.

There are several outbuildings on the property which was once as an operating dairy farm.  The property has two large Morton metal pole barns.  Both buildings are in great shape.  The larger pole barn is 48 x 90 with 14 foot ceilings, and the smaller pole barn is 42 x 45 with 16 foot ceilings.  Both pole buildings have power and large sliding barn doors offering an abundance of storage.  There is a small garage close to the house, and a tool shed.  The main wood-sided barn has several small animal pens on the first floor, and a massive hay mount on the second floor for storing hay.  Attached to the main barn is the milking parlor, milk house with the milk storage tank and the plumbing and piping fixtures are still in place.  On the backside of the main barn is a large spanning free-stall area that was once used for cattle.  This property has an enormous amount of space for animals and equipment.  There are three silos, two concrete block silos and one harvestore metal silo.

The land has a lot to offer with 242 acres total, of which 116 are currently tillable, and 20 acres of pastureland directly behind the main barn.  On the north end of the property is a nice 35 acre timber stand with various hardwoods consisting of cherry, maple, ash, beech, and some softwoods like hemlock.  On the far west side of the property is a second wooded lot that consists mostly of younger trees and brush that is a great spot for hunting and wildlife.  Also in this area, Webster Brook crosses the property.

The tillable acreage is currently being worked and leased for the 2022 growing season.  The soils are comprised mostly of Erie, Bath and Langford silt loam soils and are very productive.

This property has it all and is a true Finger Lakes gem!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity, these large intact farms don’t come along very often.  The property has over 6,000 feet of road frontage on three town roads.  This property is a great opportunity for a dairy operation, beef farming, cattle operation, hunting recreational property, and Hemp production with permits.  Plant your roots here and start your homesteading life.  There is no gas lease and all the oil, gas and mineral rights convey.

Attractively priced at $849,900.  Contact Brian Jackson 607-280-1058 for more information and to schedule a private showing.

6-21-2022 lq#87892


242 acres








Finger Lakes Region


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Country Acreage, Farms & Farmland, Hunting Land, Investment Opportunities, Land with Mineral Rights, Recreational Land, Residential

Brian Jackson - See more listings by Brian Jackson

Licensed Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-280-1058

Email: brian@nylandquest.com

"Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian and his 2 sons reside in North Lansing. Brian attended Alfred State as an Electric Service Tech and is a 2002 graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with a Business Degree. Brian has been self-employed for a decade and has worked in the automotive business with a background in sales and construction and enjoys meeting new people. He has remodeled older homes and completed site planning for new homes. Brian has a vast array of hobbies including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, welding and is very knowledgeable about forests, farms and orchards. Family time is spent camping, gardening, biking, sightseeing and sporting events. His family has increasingly lived a life style of sustainable agriculture with pasture raised pork and organic gardening for the past ten years and takes an interest in alternative energy and permaculture. Brian is a land owner who understands what it means to own and enjoy a piece of property. He looks forward to talking with you and helping you find your own piece of paradise. He is in his natural element in the outdoors. Brian enjoys just spending time outdoors whether it's walking land with clients, cutting firewood with his family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with his boys. Whatever it is you're looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, farm, orchard, recreational camp or residential home, he would love to help you find it!"

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