Architectural Digest

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True Country Story and photos By John Thomas Staff Writer If even a condominium can be described as having “country charm” what does country charm really mean? How about really owning a piece of the country? Perched up on the side of the hill this home in Great Valley sits on nearly 53 acres of prime country. The view from the front deck is amazing and in the back is 40 acres of forested woodland. There are trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Add in a large pond and you’ve got a home that really puts the country in country living. Inside the living room has open beam ceilings and a wood burning stove. The newly remodeled kitchen has old country style charm, and holds the dining area close by. Down the hall are three bedrooms and one bath. At the end of the hallway is the mud room with spaces for storing ski or hunting gear, and a large supply of firewood. Outside there is a charming guest cottage with a large master room and its own bath. In summer you can retire to the screened in porch. Or, go out to the front deck and enjoy the view of the valley, the distant mountains, and that all too rare quality; quiet. Standing on the deck in the early Spring quiet you can almost see the buds on the trees in the yard. In the Fall the view must be spectacular. This home provides all that’s best about country living: access to land with hunting, hiking, cross country skiing, a private pond, and a wonderful view. Best of all it’s still just a few minutes to downtown Ellicottville, and those other activities that tend to attract crowds. It’s the best of both worlds. Even better the furniture is negotiable. For more information about this property contact Cathleen Pritchard Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker ERA Team VP Real Estate at 716-983-4234.