A rare opportunity to enjoy endless recreational activities exists at this exceptional 345-acre country estate in Connecticut’s stunning shoreline town of Sterling. Inspired by the pristine English countryside and surrounded by Pachaug State Forest on three sides, the extensive compound property offers breathtaking scenery comprised of woodlands, open fields, paddocks, a lake, two large ponds, English gardens and manicured lawns—a beautiful bucolic setting on which an amenity-filled main residence resides, in addition to a guest lodge, equestrian facilities and numerous other unique outbuildings. “There’s no other property quite like it,” comments Essex agent Chad Kimerer, who proudly represents the recently reduced $3,950,000 listing, which he describes as a pure oasis.
The land has previously served as a horse farm and sportsman club under various owners since the late 1600s. Today the property, known as Falls Creek Farm, boasts extensive renovations to the main residence and other residential dwellings, as well as improvements to the top-notch facilities offered on the grounds. “The owners’ updates were greatly influenced from their time spent in the United Kingdom while exploring the English countryside, visiting lovely estates and enjoying sporting holidays,” explains Kimerer. “In addition to the surrounding exquisite gardens, the main residence provides an exceptional living experience and privacy.”
Numerous impressive amenities inside the six-bedroom, eight-bath house include an indoor infinity pool, solarium, generous indoor and outdoor patios and a terrace overlooking the gardens. Ideal entertaining spaces continue at the outdoor pool lounging area, where a full wet bar eagerly awaits the arrival of friends and family for casual relaxation and socializing right at home. Visitors can even spend the night in the residence’s three comfortable guest suites, which have their own private wing, or the estate’s guest lodge, which is separate from the main house.
While clearly serving as a welcoming place to call home, the compound also offers a retreat-like atmosphere, with its pastoral, tranquil setting and quality accommodations. “The estate grounds encompass the purest tranquility, reflection and a deep appreciation for nature’s magnificence,” adds Kimerer. “There’s even a gothic stone chapel.” This Zen-like, rejuvenating experience allows visitors and residents to feel far-removed from the hustle and bustle of city life—there’s nothing but gardens by day and brilliant stars by night.
And let’s not forget about the recreation. With its rich history as a sporting estate, the property unsurprisingly contains anything and everything you can possibly think of when it comes to choosing an outdoor activity to conquer. From canoeing or fishing in your own creek-fed lake, hunting in the woodlands and wetlands and shooting archery in an established range area, to practicing your golf swing on the estate’s private course and taking advantage of the neighboring trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, the possibilities are unending. “Horse enthusiasts will fall in love with the heated stables and top-notch equestrian facilities,” adds Kimerer. Incredible in every season, the estate transforms into a scenic wonderland during the winter, ideal for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating.
So, whether deciding to make this your permanent place of residency, gathering outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy recreational activities in a commercial or residential setting, or simply creating a serene sweet escape away from it all, at this one-of-a-kind shoreline haven, the freedom is yours to choose!
For more information on the property, located at 368 Bailey Road, please visit its website here. You can also contact Essex agent Chad Kimerer by phone at 860.319.3400, or by email at Ckimerer@williampitt.com.