Ashpohtag Cottage—Norfolk—$370,000

The original part of the house was built in 1848 by Merrell Humphrey, an early settler, who practiced civil engineering and land surveying. He was also one of the early abolitionists in New England. This historic cottage with later additions sits on 4.34 quiet acres which back up to Stoney Lonesome, a lovely hiking trail on a long-abandoned railroad bed. The house is 1900 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms and two full baths, a spacious open concept kitchen/dining/living room with French doors to the private back yard. The house has had recent renovations including all new interior paint and refinished floors throughout and new kitchen countertops, gas stove top with vent, fridge and kitchen sink. A stream runs through the back yard and there are mature plantings, apple trees and old fieldstone walls. Ashpohtag is a lightly traveled country road.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Ashpohtag Cottage.

Style: Antique Cottage Age: 1848 with later additions.
Size: 1,916 square feet Bedrooms: 3-4
Electricity: 200 amps. Circuit breakers Baths: 2 full.
Heat: Oil fired HB Smith, 2-zones, hot water baseboard radiators Oil tanks: One 275 tank in the basement
Hot water: Off furnace, 41 gallon Boilermate Roof: Asphalt shingle & rolled rubber
Exterior: Cedar shake, stained. Well: Pump and pressure tank in basement.
Windows: Thermopane or divided light with storms and screens. Internet: Available
Septic: Yes.  Taxes: $4,958

General Information

Entrance Hall: 7 ½’ x 7 ½’.  Two closets, linoleum floor. Left to front room or straight to laundry/pantry room and then into the kitchen.
Pantry/Utility: 11 ½’ x 13 ½’.  Sky light. Recessed lighting. Washer/dryer hookup. Soaking sink. Concrete floor.
Kitchen: 12’ x 10’.  Acacia butcher block countertops, custom cabinets, oak floors, recessed lighting. French door fridge, new stainless-steel sink, Cafe gas cooktop with Best downdraft, double ovens, GE dishwasher and three windows.
Living Room/dining area: 28’ x 12’.  Open to kitchen.  Slightly vaulted ceiling, divided light and thermal pane windows, oak floors, French doors open to private and level back yard.  Pocket doors to:
Office: 9’ x 14’.  Oak floor.
Front room: 10’ x 14’.  Potential downstairs bedroom. Refinished pine floors, wainscotting, closet.
Bathroom: 6’ x 5’. Remodeled with slate floor, pedestal sink, tiled shower with glass surround.
Den: 15’ x 12’ Thermal pane windows. Refinished hardwood floors. Stairs to second floor.
Second floor: Three bedrooms and one full bath.  Refinished original wide pine floors.
Master bedroom: 12’ x 10’.  7’ Ceilings. 3 closets.
Bathroom: 6 ½’ x 5’.  Pedestal sink, window, jacuzzi tub/shower.
L-shaped bedroom: Roughly 10’ x 10’.  Closet.
Bedroom: 9’ x 10’.  Closet.
Land: 4.34 acres. Level, open yard with a stream at the wood’s edge.  Mature Japanese maple and rhododendrons. Old fieldstone barn foundation could be repurposed.  Land abuts the abandoned New England Railway line that is part of the rails to trails project connecting Stoney Lonesome with Haystack Mountain and beyond all now part of the Norfolk Land Trust.
Basement: Field stone and cinder block foundation. Poured concrete floor. New joists and concrete-filled lally columns. A second washer/dryer hookup.