Gate House Farm is a charming equestrian property sited on five acres of open, level and grassy fields in the heart of Bedminster’s celebrated Hunt Country. The parcel offers an elegant four bedroom, three full and two half bath clapboard farmhouse, a four-stall barn with hayloft, a regulation-sized riding arena, three fenced pastures, an in-ground pool and direct access to the Essex Fox Hound’s scenic network of trails.
The farmhouse, set amid open lawns, mature shade trees and landscaped flower beds and shrubs boasts a brick front walkway leading to the covered porch. Notable interior features of this delightful home include large formal entertaining rooms, four wood-burning fireplaces, wood floors and high ceilings.
A welcoming central hallway is appointed with traditional wainscoting, crown moldings and a turned staircase. A light-filled sun room features wonderful views, a wet bar and Franklin wood stove; this versatile space is currently used as an art studio.
The kitchen presents a desirable open floor plan and a large butcher block center island providing seating for four. The family room is designed with a fireplace and casual dining area, allowing for relaxed gatherings. Additional amenities on the main floor include a laundry room with half bath and a powder room for guests. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite includes a sitting room/office and full bath at one end of the house and the opposite side of this level contains three bedrooms, a bonus room and two full baths.
This property lends itself to the casual or serious equestrian. The four-stall barn capped by a Dutch-style roof connects to a turnout and includes a tack room and hay loft. There are three fenced pastures, a regulation riding arena and direct access to the Essex Fox Hounds hunting/riding paths. An in-ground gunite pool enhances the resort feeling of the property, making it equally attractive as a weekend get-away or primary residence.
Conveniently located near the villages of Far Hills and Bedminster, Gate House Farm is also close to major highways and New York train service. Additionally, the property is proximal to golf courses, the US Equestrian Team Headquarters, the US Golf Association, Blue Ribbon schools and fine restaurants.