Listed by Phil McPhail of The Land Brothers (207-794-6164)
Listing Sold by The Land Brothers
Its your lucky day! Get away from the crowd at this custom post and beam cabin on beautiful Horseshoe Lake. The cabin sits in the middle of 20 lakefront acres deep in the eastern Maine forest.
POST & BEAM CABIN The custom-built cabin was built in 2006 by a skilled New England craftsman who specializes in post and beam construction. This 22 X 32 cabin has an open concept floor plan which is perfect for four season lakeside enjoyment. Floor one consists of 1 bedroom and a full bath with the dining, kitchen and living areas separated by furniture. All the living space enjoys a good view of the surrounding forest and lake. Attached to the kitchen and dining area side of the cabin is a 8 X 18 screen porch. Enjoy the southern exposure to the sun from the 8 X 30 open deck which is accessible from the porch. Floor 2 is an open loft area with plenty of room for guests currently set up to sleep 6 in half of the 22 X 32 area. The other half is a hobby area that could be used for whatever you need the space to be. The winding staircase and opening above the living area creates a feeling of a larger space. The cabin is heated by an attractive and efficient Jotul wood stove. Water heating is done with an LP gas water heater, housed outside the living space for additional safety. The cabin sets on a compacted gravel pad and concrete pads.
LAND The lot surrounding the cabin is a 20 +/- acre surveyed site. This land is relatively flat with elevations from 305 to 320 +/- FASL. Along the 700 feet of lake shore, this land has some older growth hemlock and pine trees. When you get further from the water the land transitions into a softwood and hardwood mix of early successional forest. Grouse and woodcock love the cover provided by this forest type.
OUTBUILDINGS There is plenty of exterior storage in the 3 bay pole barn. Keep a season's worth of firewood, house your generator, park an ATV and snowmobile. Behind the pole barn is a “fancy” pit privy for those in search of a true camping experience.
THE LAKE SYSTEM Horseshoe Lake is a wilderness pond in Lakeville, Maine with about 400 surface acres and depths to 25 feet. This is considered a warm water fishery with trophy specimens of smallmouth bass and white perch. The outlet of Horseshoe runs into Junior Lake and can be navigated with a canoe or kayak. Horseshoe lake is one of many lakes in the St Croix River drainage. Some of these include West Grand Lake, Upper and Lower Syslodobsis Lakes, Lombard Lake, Keg Lake, Junior Lake, Pocumcus Lake, Scraggly Lake and many more. Wilderness fishing and boating trips with stays at primitive camp sites are popular here. Much of the shoreline around these lakes have been conserved or protected by DownEast Lakes Land Trust, Native Americans, Maine Public Reserved Lands and large timber holding companies.
RECREATION Lets not forget why many come to this part of New England. This region of Maine is an outdoor enthusiasts fun park. From the property you can access hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV trails. Hunting whitetail deer, black bear, waterfowl, upland birds and other small game. Fishing Horseshoe and other connected and nearby lakes for everything from smallmouth bass and perch to salmonids like landlocked salmon, brook trout and togue. Paddling adventures on the lakes and rivers. Day Trip to the northern coast of Maine for hiking and sightseeing and enjoy a Maine lobster roll along the way.
LAKEVILLE The year-round population of Lakeville, Maine is about 100. This is a town located in a wilderness area with few government services and low taxes. In fact the 2020 mil rate in Lakeville was $4.455/$1,000. Don’t forget to factor that into your buying decision as the long term cost of ownership here is far less than most other areas.
NEED MORE INFO Call today for a property information package or to schedule a showing on this property. Opportunities like this are rare and you may need to wait years for the next one.