Farm For Sale in Canaan, NS - 4 bed, 2 bath (990, Alders Road) - $350,000

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Farm / Acreage / Detached House / Home-Based Business Potential / House For Sale in Canaan, NS - 4 bed, 2 bath

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4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1,900 Square Feet
~ 28 acres Lot Size
2 Stories
Built in 1840

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  • Price: $350,000
  • Property Type: Farm / Acreage / Detached House / Home-Based Business Potential / House
  • Ad Type: For Sale
  • Listing ID: 450293


  • Address: 990, Alders Road
  • Neighbourhood: Canaan
  • City: Canaan
  • Province/State: Nova Scotia
  • Postal/ZIP Code: B4N 4K1
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This magical property sits on almost 30 acres of land at the end of a short gravel road. It includes a beautiful, sunny and airy house built in the 1840s (with some later additions) that has been updated over the years while maintaining its character and charm. The main floor includes an entry porch, dining room, living room, office, spacious eat-in kitchen with pantry and massive wood stove, bathroom with large tub and separate shower, and washer and dryer in a storage closet. The second floor features four bedrooms, a small den and a two-piece bathroom. Updates from the last year include spray foam insulation in basement, a new hot water tank, new wooden shingles on most of south side of building, new wooden flooring in many rooms upstairs, new bedroom and new two-piece bathroom. The house is heated mostly by wood. Last winter we burned about five cords and less than a tank of oil and we were very warm.

The large two-storey outbuilding was built in the 1980s, measures approximately 35' x 25' and was re-roofed in 2015. It is perfect for a home-based business. In the past year and a half, it has undergone major repairs and renovations including: foundation repair (new sills, floor joists and floor), some new windows, a perimeter French drain and exterior wall repair. The main floor has been divided into three large rooms and a hallway - a large workshop, a gallery and an animal feed/storage room. Upstairs includes an art studio and large area that is a blank canvas with unlimited potential. This building is insulated and is on its own power meter, and there is also a water line from the house that has not yet been connected. Attached to the front of the outbuilding is a 10' x 12' shed that has been used as a wood shed and garden shed and includes a loft for storage. Around the back of the building is a large deck.

An old shed has been turned into a charming barn with sturdy timber construction, measuring approximately 16' x 14'. This building has two stalls and a loft for hay storage, has power through buried conduit and has a water line that has not yet been connected. There are three fenced pastures, with plenty of space to create more. The barn and pastures currently support six goats, a pony and two potbelly pigs.

This property has endless possibility for further development and we would be happy to share what we had envisioned for the property with the new owners. There are many trails through the land at the back, some adjoining trails on the neighbouring properties. Some will take you to clifftops where you can watch bald eagles soar down over the Gaspereau River, others will take you down to the river. This property is excellent for hiking, bird watching, skiing, snow shoeing and horse riding.

The property has gorgeous perennial gardens and beautiful feature rocks. Some of the trees around the house include lindens, sugar maples (ready for tapping) and many old fruit trees mixed with the softwood, including apples, cherries and plums. There is also a large rhubarb patch and there is potential for amazing veggie gardens.

This property has so much space and is so private, with countless acres of wilderness at its doorstep, yet is only 15 minutes to Wolfville and less than 10 minutes to New Minas and Kentville. We will be sad to leave. Our intention was to live here long term, but our plans have changed. We hope the buyers will love it as much as we have and continue to develop this private oasis on the South Mountain.


PID: 55442016 and 55181283 Main Living Area: 1900 Sq. Ft.
Exterior: Wooden Shingles Heat: Oil and Wood
Age: ~ 179 years Lot Size: ~ 28 acres
Roof Age: 12 years (2007) Water: Drilled Well

Excellent school zones: Gaspereau Valley Elementary School, Evangeline Middle School and Horton High School

Inclusions: dishwasher, washing machine, propane dryer, propane stove, fridge, firewood

Exclusions: smaller animal shelters, turkey coop, young berry plants in garden, basketball net

Please note: The house is very solid and well built, but it does have sloping floors in some rooms, which isn't uncommon for a house of this age. However, if you want straight corners and level floors, this isn't the place for you! :) It also has an old stone and concrete foundation.

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990, Alders Road, Canaan, Nova Scotia, Canada   B4N 4K1

* Each seller is responsible for ensuring that their map location is accurate. Please contact the seller directly if you have any questions.

This property for sale has been tagged by the seller as close to Kentville, New Minas, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Seller Name: Jen Lussing
Contact this Seller at 902-915-7267
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