It almost feels like cheating to call these glorious properties farms. While they are indeed real, working farms (mostly of the equestrian variety), they hardly evoke images of dawn to dusk labor in the fields. These Chester County manses are a little more genteel.
410 Ground Hog College Road, West Chester, PA
Taxes: $1,400 monthly
The farmer in the dell: The manor house on this property is a stunner in and of itself. We love the dramatic ceilings and exposed beams, and the first-floor master has plenty of space. And the outdoor pool is immaculate. The working farm part of the property boasts four individual pastures, a hunter-sized riding ring, and a six-stall barn with separate living quarters for a renter or a really great farmhand.
2405 White Horse Road, Berwyn, PA
Taxes: $3,972 monthly
The farmer in the dell: A quick look and you won’t be surprised to learn that Fox Creek Farm was once a senator’s home. The property features nearly 10,000 square feet of space, including a beautiful manor home, a springhouse with potential for its own wine cellar, a caretaker’s cottage, a 6-stall barn, and a pool house for the pool. Plenty of room for your horses, too. Bonus: there’s a dumb waiter in the main home. A real dumb waiter!
2301 Eagle Farms Road, Chester Springs, PA
Taxes: $1,500 monthly
The farmer in the dell: Eagle Farms is used to hosting fox hunts, and is one of the oldest properties in Chester Springs. Parts of the four-bedroom home date to 1703, and there are plenty of historical details to gush over, including a two-story “bake house.” Outside, a stone barn includes seven stalls for horses. The property also includes a well-known working dog kennel. An apartment on the property could be let to a caretaker or used as a source of separate income.
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