Merri Acres Farm has been in the same family for 100 years and is now available to provide a new family legacy. Features include three miles of Cumberland Plateau bluff in the back of the property that drops down to its’s lush green fields of the Sequatchie Valley, fenced and cross fenced for cattle, five named creeks/branches that cascade down from the bluff, 4500 square foot home, well established dove field with local fame for its successful hunts, pond (additional pond site identified by NRCS), barn, pole barn, concrete outbuilding and numerous planted and natural tree species.
Land Stewardship initiatives have included the planting of 5,000 walnut trees, 5000 white oaks, 5,000 swamp oaks, 19,000 pines and 5,000 fruit trees and fruit bearing shrubs. An enchanting canopied driveway leads to the farm house that has room for the entire family and friends with the ability to sleep 25. Views from the house include the established garden and orchard, 90 year old barn, and grazing cattle. House has both spring water and city water. This is truly a self-sufficient property in uncertain times. Being located on the Cumberland Plateau the property provides four distinctively beautiful seasons. Colorful springs, as evidenced in the pictures, warm summers, crisp autumns and mild winters. The elevation allows for more comfortable temperatures and much lower humidity.
Target wildlife species are in abundance and the deer herd has been properly maintained by the hunters leasing the property. Caretaker has maintained the farm for 25 years and would welcome the opportunity to continue his duties. Pond Creek, Lamb Creek, Clark Branch, Johnson Branch and Austin Branch originate on the bluff top and make their way through the property. Mountain laurels and ferns surround the creek bottoms. With all the water on the property there is the ability to create additional cattle ponds or recreational fishing lakes.
Income potential from minerals, timber, hunting lease and infrastructure for larger cattle operation. Cattle troughs are gravity fed with spring water providing fresh water 24/7. Fencing in place so cattle can easily be transferred to a multitude of grazing options. Bluff is an ideal location for hang glider launching and was previously leased to a commercial operation.
Residential or commercial development potential in an OPPORTUNITY ZONE: Eight additional water taps strategically placed on the road frontage surrounding the property, neighbors Mount Airy public golf course, 4200 feet of frontage on Old State Highway 28, 3649 feet of frontage on west side of Highway 127, 1470 feet of frontage of frontage on east side of 127, 470 feet of frontage on Sutherland Rd and North border provides 1694 feet of frontage on Pope Rd within the eastern and western walls of the Sequatchie Valley. Water, power, gas and cable available at the vast majority of the road frontage. Bluff top lots are available for development as well that sit at an elevation of 1800ft, well in place and provide breathtaking views. Two and a half miles via Highway 127 to Highway 111. Just five miles north of the city of Dunlap, which provides retail, restaurants and emergency medical care all within 40 minutes of Chattanooga.