Cape Breton Estates: Land of the Golden Arms

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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

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Homestead on the Inland Sea

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Price: $75,000
Category: Land - old farm
MLS/PID# 50122431 Tradewinds Property #: O - 4840
Address: 1776 Portage Road
City: ORANGEDALE (Inverness County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Lot Size: 104+/- ACRES
Lake Frontage:
approx. 1800' total with 900' directly on the Bras d'Or and approximately 900' on Chisolm's Inlet, the latter being connected to the Bras d'Or Lakes
GPS Location: pending
Building Dimensions: the house and shed are derelict
Possession: NEGOTIABLE
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This is an old farm that has surviving grass lands near and around the very old derelict house, and a view from on top of the hill that covers a panorama of Whycocomagh and Skye Mountains, along the ridge past Aberdeen and with the open Bras d'Or in between. The land has become over-grown between the road and the waterfront, but with almost 900 feet of beach and gravel frontage, putting a drive and possibly power for a building there would provide a lovely home site, or sites. This is an interesting project possibility.The hill above the road also captures all of the colour and drama of the views, while the land in between the road and the water could be reclaimed from the forest, still leaving lovely large pines and hardwoods, but opening up the former grazing meadows. This could be the start of a useful hobby farm, as it could also be an investment property capturing a large waterfront and significant acreage.

  • there is a generous spring located on the property that provides a source of very cold clear water
  • about half the water frontage on this property is on Chisolm's Inlet where it is possible to keep a shallow draft boat as was the case with a resident on the other side of the inlet 5 years ago - SEE PHOTO - for use on the Bras d'Or during high tide
  • location is 15 minutes from Whycocomagh (groceries, pharmacy, etc.)
  • location is 50 minutes from Port Hawkesbury (closest major shopping)
  • location is 20 minutes from Baddeck
  • location is 60 from Sydney
  • location is 3 hours and 45 minutes from Halifax
  • the shore of the Bras d'Or is easily accessed; sunsets are over the water

AREA WILDLIFE OFTEN OR SOMETIMES SEEN: Eagles, owls (various species) swallows, grouse, woodpeckers, many other birds and rabbits, foxes.

Area Photos:
Area Links:
Cape Breton bullet Central Cape Breton
A regional site that gives local information about community doings, celebrations and activities amongst the smaller communities in Central Cape Breton, including the Orangedale area, Little Narrows, Grand Narrows, Iona and in between. Links to job opportunities and Lottery results, and a few government sites broaden this site considerably.
Cape Breton bullet Orangedale Railway Museum
Well, for every taste, there is a museum!
Cape Breton bullet The Inverness County Web Site
Orangedale is in Inverness County and the site gives good coverage of the wider area in which this property is located.
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Title to Land: Freehold
Property Size: 104+/- ACRES
Land Features:
Some cleared former pasture, rolling, mixed forest, 900' Bras d'Or Lake frontage, 600' road frontage, old gravel drive needing attention, derelict farm house and shed located on the acreage above the road, high quality spring, shore frontage on Chisolm's Inlet (good fishing) where it is possible to move shallow draft boats into the Bras d'Or at high tide.
Access: Year round paved street
Water: Old Dug Well - unknown condition
Sewer: unknown
Electricity, Telephone, Garbage Pick-up
Driveway: Gravel (poor condition)
Water Access: Yes
Water: Bras d'Or Lake
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Assessment: $15,100 (2009) Taxes: $pending (2009)
Listing Office: Compliments of Tom Childs
  Call any time @ 1-866-325-1001
Tradewinds Realty Inc.
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(The above information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed)
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