440.6± Acres
7 Beds
8 Baths
8,143 Sq.Ft.

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The serene, gracious setting of Black Hole Hollow Farm in a quiet valley on the border of Vermont and New York is threaded by the White Creek brook, tiered ponds and 30 miles of trails on 440+/- acres. Picturesque English-style country gardens surround the five-bedroom, 8,143-square-foot main house with the mountains as backdrop. The expansion of the original 1772 farmhouse was designed by Jerome Cerny, noted architect of elegant country homes. The residence is as charming on the inside as it is on the outside. Living room, dining room and downstairs bedrooms all open to the extensive gardens as well as the two-bedroom attached guest house. The recently updated kitchen is a welcoming hub with its AGA stove. The farm has a rich history of owners and guests. Josephine Hartford Bryce, heir to the A&P Supermarket dynasty, a philanthropist, sportswoman and musician, hosted many notable people at the farm including Princess Margaret, Lord and Lady Glenconner, and author Ian Fleming, a frequent visitor who gained inspiration for several of his James Bond books. Just beyond the main house a large greenhouse with octagonal sitting area and Koi pond is nestled among the gardens. There are three post & beam barns, greenhouse, outdoor pool, stocked fishing ponds, sugar house and miles of carriage trails. Black Hole Hollow Farm is just 7 miles from Cambridge, NY, approximately 30 miles to Saratoga, and 26 miles to Bennington, VT.

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Southern Vermont

Southern Vermont shares the pastoral mix of old farms and green mountains that defines the Vermont landscape.  The advantages of the key Southern Vermont communities centered around Manchester are relative ease of access to the metropolitan areas of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey combined with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities in a stunning natural environment.   From mid-town Manhattan, you can be in Manchester in 3-4 hours.  

Farmland of the fertile Mettowee River Valley winds through the Taconic Mountains with the Green Mountains in the background. 19th Century physicians had recommended this clean, cool environs as restorative havens from the crowded polluted cities.  By the early 1900s, artists were gathering here to capture the landscape on canvas while enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside and the wholesome fare offered at the farms and Vermont country inns.  Dorset, Weston, and Landgrove are...

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