Picturesque setting with rural cabin-farmhouse set among multiple outbuildings and grain facility on 23 acres of prime recreational land in very secluded hills of Northwestern Illinois.
Few places in Northwestern Illinois boast the privacy, seclusion, multi-use capacity, and untapped potential of this idyllic cabin-farmhouse homestead situated perfectly on 23 acres of rolling recreational property and heavy timber with stream. Poised on the northernmost hillcrest of this attractively-sized parcel, the cabin-farmhouse homestead provides a sweeping view of rolling farmland, heavily wooded timber, grassy waterways and open spaces. Updated furnace, water system, and furnished with kitchen appliances. A perfect get-away within easy driving distance of Chicagoland and Iowa’s Quad Cities, conveniently accessible off Interstate 88, this homestead is move-in ready for use as a hunting and country cabin or the ideal place for new construction, with current well and septic providing substantial savings in time and cost. Large, sloping southern fronts of the homestead’s placement are perfectly positioned for new construction, affording the same sweeping views with the modern convenience of walk-out basements, stunningly beautiful vistas, and the opportunity for a private play place tucked away from the world. Multiple and functional outbuildings add to the character and usefulness of this property. Original two-level barn measuring 75’ x 60’, lends a vintage look of “old time farmstead” to the location and offers option for use of barn siding for other projects. Concrete-floored and metal clad machine sheds of 30’ x 45’ and 45’ x 75’ offer excellent locations for equipment storage, shop work, or secure locations for ATV’s and recreational equipment. Operational grain storage facility and drying equipment can be used for additional storage, leased for income potential, or operated for a variety of farm-related agriculture operations. There are many traditional and specialty agricultural options for this property.
The outdoorsman will find the 16 acres of woodland to be a haven for whitetail, turkey, small game, and upland game. A diverse and healthy variety of grasslands, developing timber, and tall-growth mature timber are found through multiple valleys. This comprehensive mix of cover and habitat both create dozens of hotspot pinch-points and hands the hunter a wide choice of locations for blinds depending on conditions and wind. Lynn Creek, a year-round stream steadily burbles on the eastern end of the property, drawing and holding neighborhood wildlife through each season. Beautiful views and seclusion are unlimited. High topped hills provide perfect sunning spots for mature bucks and are proven winter-holding locations for large deer herds. The quality and quantity of large-buck rubs and deer sign is impressive to even the most seasoned hunter. There are simply more deer and turkey in this haven than believable without seeing it in person! Big trees and big rubs equal big bucks. Countless territorial rubs, scrapes, and lounging areas for impressive-sized whitetail exist in each portion of this sanctuary. The rows of trees create effective shooting lanes and multiple layers of canopy, the “complete package” for the year-round outdoorsman. Fall colors add to the esthetic and conservation value of this location. Natural locations for food plots in many areas. Established ATV trails for ease of access and for daily enjoyment of the new owner. Locations for long-range rifle shooting and plenty of opportunity in this sparsely populated region to enjoy pistol practice, clay targets, horse-related activities, or plant a personal garden through the summer months.
The homestead has a history of lease income, providing a steady revenue potential to the new owner and or could facilitate an arrangement for a ready-made caretaker on your rural location, at preference of buyer.
The entire parcel is available for division based on buyer preference, either homestead and buildings or recreational property only.
This location served many generations of farm families as a place to live off the land and reap the benefits of country living. Take the occasion to discover for yourself the rewards of increasing self-reliance and sharing in nature’s bounty, having a “go to” place in the country to enjoy as a private refuge from the world, and build for yourself and your family the land-legacy you have always dreamed of either through this cabin-homestead or entirely new construction. This is exactly the type of property that grows incredible memories and will become part of your family story.
Property available immediately to qualified buyers.
Call to schedule a private showing today, with LT Taylor, of LandGuys.
Address: 8215 Mellotts Rd Fenton, IL 61251