The most attractive endowment of this property is the secluded setting with great curbside appeal whilst only a short walk/cycle to beaches at Port Ryerse and neighboring lakeside hamlets. Located only minutes west of Port Dover, and south of the Town of Simcoe is about 30 minutes south of 403 at the Paris (Brantford) Ontario exit.
Port Ryerse is the site of an excellent natural harbour on the mouth of Young creek. Port Ryerse was named after Samuel Ryerse, Lieutenant of The County, after his death in 1812.
Port Ryerse located on Eries Long Point Bay is a good spot for fishing. It also has a nice sandy beach for swimming, boating and other water related activities; home of Hidden Valley campground and RV park plus Norfolk County Provincial Park.
Ontario's South Coast has been called many things including the Ontario Riviera, Blue Water Country and the Lake Erie Coast"
The lakeside village was burned to the ground by invading Americans 200 years ago and also supplied many of the soldiers for the militia that fought back, including at major battles in other places in Ontario. A new history book about the village will also be launched. Extensive renovations to the church, a small but distinctive wooden building/church that serves as focal point for the community and appears in printed materials about the village. The church tower needs to be stabilized and its bell placed back inside again.
The building is significant because it acts as a community centre and hosts dinners and art shows as well as traditional religious ceremonies such as weddings.
The village is inextricably tied in with the War of 1812 not just because it was razed by the Americans. It is also, Addison noted, the birthplace of the Norfolk Militia, which fought in battles throughout Ontario. They recruited people here. Samuel Ryerse was the first captain of the militia.
Well sheltered from westerly winds, Long Point Bay in Lake Eries eastern basin is the busiest boating area on the Canadian shore. Port Dover has a large municipal marina, but further west the bay is also home to several private marinas with more than 2,500 slips or wells, as they are usually called on Lake Erie. Thousands of trailer boaters also launch every day.
Long Point Bays warm shallow water, sandbars and beaches plus the protection from westerly winds make it ideal for boating. So its no surprise the area has plenty of marina options, including one of Ontarios largest recreational boating facilities Turkey Point Marina, which on the north shore as you head into Long Points Inner Bay.
The subject site comprises of a total of 10.53 acres containing like new Residence and 2 newer barns, located in the County of Norfolk. It is an ideal location with site features that allow for use as a livestock/equine usage, great shops for storage and the collector or simply a great site for country living, with all amenities including a vast recreational playground at your doorstep.
All about Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.on.ca Also see below at end of property description.
This site is abundant in wildlife, lake breezes, close proximity to Lake Erie and continuous hamlets nearby along Front Road allows for , golfing, boating, fishing; many areas for Trailer camping , RVing, and much more.
Regional Rd 57 is a quiet two lane paved road and the circular driveway entering the property is maple tree lined leading to the main home nestled with lush landscape as one reaches the front entrance.
The lands are endowed to the East by lush open paddocks and arable lands and also surrounded to the North by open space and panoramas of the countryside. All fears of future development spoiling the natural beauty of this site are non-existent! Manicured lawns, flower beds array the acreage for Spring to Fall splendour.
The site is serviced by a private drilled well, with good quality drinking water, septic system, natural gas, 200 amp hydro and telephone and an on-site pond, approx. 150 x 60 and 10 to 12 deep, at the rear of the property near the wooded area with a windmill for aeration. The pond also services the outbuildings for a never ending water source.
Description of Improvements:
On the subject lands are 3 principal structures; principal residence and 2 barns.
Lovely views of the countryside endow the site. Not an ordinary residence but one which commands praise for its walk-out brick and wood sided, multi-level ranch construction with Lower Level Walkout and spacious living.
Completely refinished over last 5 years including new insulation, wiring, flooring, full 2 x 6 walls, trim, drywall, doors and windows, some original pine and wide board softwood floors, new decks measuring 8 x 40 with under-storage on both sides of home.
Reconstruction was completed in 2011 and is generally like-new!
The 10.5 acre lot size is 1087 feet wide and is angular in shape to match the road frontage contour.
The home measures 1980 sq ft footprint foundation and totals 2500 square feet living space. This residence comprises 10 rooms in total including, separate living and dining areas, large country Kitchen 23 x 13 with island, 2 full bath rooms, 3 large bedrooms, main level family room with patio double walk-out and spacious family room. Fully complimented kitchen with all appliances including built in Samsung stainless steel microwave, Frigidaire stainless steel fridge, Whirlpool stainless steel stove, Frigidaire black built in dishwasher. Room sizes available upon request.
Main floor bath, large 10 x 10 double vanity, tub/shower/toilet.
Master bedroom 15 x 18 with large walk-in closet and make-up area, en suite bath 9x9, pedestal vanity, tub, shower with specialty attachments and includes washer and dryer for instant access from upper bedroom.
All new exterior doors and windows. The roof is asphalt shingles.
The lower level is nearly full and unfinished. It contains almost new gas furnace, pump controls, water related accessories. Has a ground level walk-out.
Detached garage and storage barn 3-Car; 20 x 60, concrete floor and foundation, newly updated 2011 with board and batten, 3 sliding doors, hydro, all open.
Main Barn 36 x 60, plus 24 x 32 feed and supply room. Shop area 40 x 36, 220 volts, concrete floor, spray foam insulated, natural gas supply, water, overhead door and 4 stalls 9 x 12 with easy turnout to paddocks. Separate water pressure system supplies the barn from the main pond.
Two large paddocks fenced, with 4-strand electric break fence, 60 round pen, plus 4 and ½ acre hay field. Hay field currently rented to neighbour for tax reduction.
Underground dog fence installed around the property.
High Speed Internet by Kwic is easily available.
Property Taxes 2012: 2,738.78
Pt. Lt. 1 Range 2 Con Front Woodhouse Twp Pt. 1 37R6733; Norfolk County
Zoning: Rural Residential
Acreage: 10.5 Acre