Cherrydale farm was the first farmhouse built in Colborne. The property was purchased by Michael Fisher in 1829 and the house was built in 1834. Throughout the years, the property has been part of many enterprises: a sawmill, small furniture factory, a blacksmith shop, a cidery and a guest farmhouse. The property was a part of the Benmiller Inn complex and was also a guesthouse welcoming tourists from around the world.
Cherrydale Farm Cherrydale farm is an idyllic riverfront property steeped in history. This unique, one of a kind acreage is a paradise for those looking for a slower pace of life, away from it all. The 102.99 acre farm has many kilometers of trails plus riverfront along the Maitland River and Fisher’s Creek. A century barn, several paddocks, drive shed and full dog kennel are located on the grounds. Hikers, cross-country skiers and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with the rural elegance and beauty of Cherrydale Farm. The spacious farmhouse has been renovated extensively throughout the years while maninting the history and charm of the homestead. The modern kitchen includes granite, stainless steel and butcher block countertops. An eat in breakfast bar, heated flooring and propane fireplace with charming stonework are some of the highlights of this naturally lit space. A full stand up fridge and freezer, pantry and antique pieces showcase the space. A spacious dining room overlooks the beautiful courtyard, manicured gardens and valley that leads to Fisher’s Creek, where you can find wild mint and watercress growing. The large patio area, courtyard and pergola are ideal for entertaining large parties, playing with your dog or enjoying a cup of coffee in the peace and quiet. Adjacent to the kitchen is a den, complete with straw plaster, original hardwood flooring and wainscotting. A three piece bathroom is also located on the main floor, as well as a laundry/mud room that provides lots of space for storage. The second story of the house includes three bedrooms. Two large bedrooms with straw plaster and exposed stone walls. Each room includes a sink and closet and beautiful views of the country property. A toy room, with a built-in convertible sofa bed provides access to the third story loft and also acts as an additional bedroom when needed. The loft is a magical space that will make you want to relive your childhood, offering a large and spacious area for children to play. The loft also has its own bathroom on this floor. The master bedroom, also on the second floor, is a show-stopping space with architectural details that include symmetrical skylights and a large diamond window that overlooks the beautiful property. The bedroom includes a generous dressing area, built in bookshelves and a propane fireplace. Heated floors run throughout the bedroom. The master bedroom also includes a private walk-out patio area that overlooks the secluded property. This room could make an ideal studio or gallery space, depending on the buyers preference. The second story bathroom, a cheater ensuite off the master, includes heated flooring, a jacuzzi bathtub, stained glass windows and a large shower area and also gives access to the second story patio. The lower level of the farmhouse, known as The Forge, boasts a six foot fireplace that was once a Blacksmith’s shop. A large sitting area filled with natural light is located on the ground level. The extensive bar and games room offers a perfect spot to warm up after cross-country skiing. Perfect for entertaining, The Forge offers a charming space to enjoy time with family and friends, while taking in the magnificent views of the valley below. The farmhouse has undergone multiple renovations throughout the years, all while maintaining the charming history of the building and allowing the owners and guests modern updates. The property is located outside of Benmiller, down a winding gravel road, private, idyllic and steeped in history. Cherrydale farm is a truly unique residence with many stories in the walls. Now is your chance to own one of the most historic acreages in the area. This property won’t last long, so book your private viewing today. Your idyllic country property awaits. Please enjoy the following video that touches on some of its history !
Cherrydale farm is an idyllic riverfront property steeped in history. This unique acreage is a paradise for those looking for a slower pace of life. The 102 acre farm has many kilometers of trails, plus riverfront along the Maitland River and Fisher’s Creek. A century barn, paddocks, driveshed and dog kennel are included. Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with the rural elegance and beauty of Cherrydale Farm. The spacious farmhouse was renovated extensively while maninting the history and charm. The bright kitchen includes a breakfast bar, granite and stainless steel countertops, heated flooring and a propane fireplace. The dining room overlooks the valley and manicured gardens. A den, laundry room and bathroom are located on the main floor. The large patio and courtyard are ideal for entertaining and enjoying the peace and quiet. Two large bedrooms with plaster and exposed stone walls are found on the second floor, each includes a sink, closet and beautiful view. The second story bathroom, a cheater ensuite off the master, includes heated flooring, a jacuzzi bathtub and large shower area. A generous loft and bathroom are located on the third floor. The master bedroom is a show-stopping space with architectural details that include skylights and a diamond window, generous dressing area and a propane fireplace. The lower level boasts a six foot fireplace that was once a Blacksmith’s shop. The bar and games room offer a perfect spot to relax. Book your private viewing today.