Located in the heart of Massbach Hounds foxhunting club territory and just a short drive from the Galena Territory’s Shenandoah riding center, Black Horse Farm is one of the premiere equestrian properties situated on 14.06 acres +- in Jo Daviess County. From the moment you lay eyes on the property, you will immediately have an appreciation for the infrastructure in place as well as for the degree to which the farm is maintained. As you pull down the white fenced lane, an approximately 150’ X 100’ outdoor riding arena sits off to the south and to the north of the lane is a conglomerate of barns and buildings that is not only aesthetically attractive but also is sure to meet all of your equestrian requirements. A 6,800 square foot indoor riding arena sits right in the center of all of the buildings and is manicured to perfection with a fine limestone riding base. Off of the riding arena, a double set of swinging gates open up into a stable complete with four individual stalls. Horses can be sheltered in comfort in all conditions as each stall has its own ceiling fan and a ceiling mounted heater can also warm them in cold winter months. A water hydrant is also conveniently located between all stalls. Exiting the stable will take you into the original barn where lower level space has been converted into an immaculate tack room with 4 lockers with saddle hangers, a full bathroom plus laundry space, a desk as well as a sink, refrigerator and microwave. Showcase your trophies, awards and riding photos in the trophy room that sits just off the tack room. Rounding out the lower floor of the barn is a workspace as well as a half bath and open gathering or storage space. The upper loft area of the barn has a wide open floor plan that is perfect for hosting events and parties, and a portion of the loft is currently utilized as a personal home gym. Perched higher yet above the loft is the ultimate work from home office with its own personal sauna room, and large windows on two sides offering views out across the loft as well as out across the property. Heading in the opposite direction from the indoor arena will lead you to an 880 square foot garage space for all of the property maintenance equipment, and beyond that is another stable with an additional three stalls and three overhead doors exiting to a fenced in staging and preparation area for the horses. The four bedroom, three bath 1900 farm home has been tastefully preserved to a rustic and charming condition. The main floor has original hardwood flooring throughout and consists of a living space that flows into a nice open dining room, the kitchen, a main floor master with private bathroom and main floor laundry. The three remaining bedrooms are found upstairs as well as another full bath with a soaking tub. Off the backside of the house is a screened in porch with composite decking that is a great place to wind down and take in the sights and sounds of the outdoors. One of the most unique features of the property is the original Derinda schoolhouse which was moved from the Derinda Center town hall to this property and has been preserved to an excellent condition and can be used as a guest suite as it currently holds two beds and has a full bath. In the rear of the property are two fenced in paddocks and a horse jumping practice course that extends from the paddocks back to the outdoor arena. If the infrastructure and overall manicured condition of the property is not enough, the setting is spectacular as the property sits in Derinda Valley right on the banks of Rush Creek and is surrounded by rolling hills of farm fields and timber in every direction. Black Horse Farm truly is one of the premiere equestrian properties you will find in this area, contact your agent to schedule a private viewing as this property is a must see to appreciate.
Reference ID: 202204244