This log sided farm house has 2,210 square feet and was originally constructed in 1914. The home then underwent an addition in 1960 and has 4 bedrooms and 1 3/4 bathrooms with an office that could also serve as a bedroom, although it has no closet. The house has a large tiled side entrance with plenty of room for coats and boots and the nearby laundry room has a sink and comes with a full size washer and dryer.
The kitchen overlooks the dining area and living room and the appliances are newer and in good working order. The family room is large and has a place for a wood burning stove and the flue is already plumbed through the roof. The master bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms and features a walk-in closet and full bath.
The farm house had new log siding installed with foam insulation added beneath and new vinyl replacement windows installed about 6 years ago. The roof is new (installed in November, 2021) and the electrical panel was upgraded to 200 amps. There is a dugout underneath the house that contains the furnace and water heater. The domestic water is supplied via water tap and there is hi-speed, fiber optic internet service available. The home is cooled by a roof mounted swamp cooler and huge shade trees create a welcome respite from the late afternoon and evening sun.
There are several outbuildings on the property that provide function and opportunity. Two large, 3-sided metal buildings sit to the west of the house. The buildings, one a 80’ x 65’ and the other a 40’ x 50’, are plenty large enough for abundant hay and equipment storage. Either building is large enough for an RV, 5th wheel camper, boats or trailers…rent them out, store your hay and equipment, build an indoor riding arena, or close them off and make a shop—the options are plenty. The buildings have a good solid road base floor and are built up to encourage water to drain around them.
Behind the farm house is a small machine shop with rollup door and 220V power sit behind the home and there is also a 3-sided port for cars, ATV, side x side, snowmobile or lawn mower storage. Another small shed serves as a tack room and has storage shelves for fencing and irrigation parts.
Three automatic waterers are spaced throughout the property and two of them have electricity to them. The water lines are 3/4” pure core and are run about 4’ deep so there is no worry of freezing.
To call this a Western Colorado hobby farm would not do this agricultural property justice. This small farm property has serious irrigation water. The farm comes with 17 shares of Relief Ditch water which is a priority water right out of the Gunnison River that pre-dates the Colorado River Compact of 1922, making it some of the best irrigation water in Western Colorado.
The farm has about 15 1/2 acres under irrigation and is divided by cross fencing into several smaller paddock or fields. The main hayfield is about 8 1/2 acres and is planted in grass with a bit of red clover tossed in for a boost in protein. The other irrigated areas include a 4 acre pasture of grass hay, two hayfields divided by a cross fence totaling about 2 1/2 acres and a small 1/2 acre irrigated paddock.
The 8 1/2 acre hayfield produced about 5.5 tons per acre last year off of two cuttings. An increase in hay production could be had if a 3rd cutting was harvested and more of the smaller fields were utilized for haying instead of pasturing livestock.
This Western Colorado property is located in the Gunnison River Valley about 5 miles east of Delta, CO. The valley is quite picturesque with views of the Grand Mesa to the north and the West Elks Mountains to the east. This property sits in a quiet country setting and is only 5 miles from the heart of Delta. The city of Delta has about 9,000 residents and sits almost halfway between Grand Junction and Montrose—both with regional airports. Delta has a hospital and doctor’s offices, several grocery stores (including Walmart), and a variety of restaurants and and shopping.
For more info about this property and the recreational possibilities in the surrounding area, visit ColoradoCountryBroker.com