Majestic 126 acre horse farm with custom 6,500 square foot Mountain Mission style home. Extensive use of Colorado native stone and slate. The home is an entertainer’s dream; numerous outdoor patios, gourmet kitchen, recreation room, theatre room and separate guest wing with two full suites and sitting area. Ninety acres of irrigated grass hay, with extensive water rights. A large pond, indoor and outdoor arena, seven heated indoor stalls with runs, office and wash bays. Nine outdoor stalls with turnout. Six additional pastures with loafing sheds. Managers house with a two car garage. Hay and equipment building adjacent to arenas. Unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains.
Broker(s): Karen Mikkelson
Chatellen Horse Farm is conveniently located just five miles east of Interstate 25 on County Road 74 (also Harmony Road), just to the south east of Fort Collins, CO. All access to the farm is via paved roads. Fort Collins is a thriving community of approximately 130,000 residents. It is home to Colorado State University and the well known CSU Equine hospital and reproductive facility. Fort Collins has been voted as one of the best places in the U.S. several times by Money Magazine and others. Culturally, Fort Collins is known for shops, music venues, arts, microbreweries and numerous festivals. The city has a well balanced economy with a good mix of businesses.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The 126 acres has a gentle slope on the east side, which aides in irrigation. The land then levels out where the three acre pond and equestrian center is located. The home site is separate from the equestrian area and overlooks the pastures, pond and also the equestrian area. The acreage has extensive landscaping around all structures, including a tree lined paved driveway leading up to the home from the gated entry.
The 90 acres of grass hay is irrigated via pipe and also has risers spread over the property for irrigation with a gun. In addition, 19 of the 90 acres is sub-irrigated via punch tape and underground pump. The pump is large enough to allow sub-irrigation of the entire 90 acres in the future, if desired.
The grass hay is fertilized annually and has historically produced 150 to 170 tons of hay from two cuttings. The hay storage area will hold over 2,000 small bales and is large enough to accommodate a stacking wagon.
The horse facility could easily accommodate over 20 horses. There is a Dressage trainer working from the facility, and managing the operation. There are currently 10 to 12 horses on site, two of which are the owners. All pastures and turn out areas are constructed of pipe and wire with stud alleys between each. Stalls, pastures and turn outs have heated automatic waterers. There is a large trailer parking area with easy access and turn around.
WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
Selling with the property are four shares of Larimer Weld water and two shares of Windsor Reservoir and accompanying ditch rights. There is a large, three acre irrigation pond on the property. Domestic water is supplied by North Weld Water.
IMPROVEMENTS - HOME
The main residence is a 6,500 square foot Mountain Mission style was custom built in 2002. It has a three car attached garage and a two car detached garage. The exterior is Stucco with extensive use of native Colorado stone, including the large columns. There is a large patio area on the east side, with a water feature and pergola. This area adjoins the kitchen, great room, office and the guest suite sitting area. The west side of the home has two patios off the dining room and great room. The master suite has a private deck.
Inside the home there is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 6 burner Viking stove, double ovens, two dishwasher, butler’s pantry and separate prep sink. The entire interior also has the native stone and ½” thick slate floors. The office has wood floors and the bedrooms are carpeted. All cabinets, numerous built-ins and trim are birch and custom made. The kitchen and wet bar on the main have granite slab countertops. A formal dining room is just off the kitchen area and the great room.
All ceilings are vaulted, many with up lighting features. The master suite consists of a sitting area with a gas fireplace, bedroom area with deck, a very large bathroom area with separate areas for the shower, jetted 2 person tub, dressing room and expansive master closet.
The great room has patios on the east and west side and has a wood burning stone fireplace. The fireplace is two sided, with the office being on the other side. The office has built in cabinets and desk area.
The guest wing, which is just off the entry way consists of two large bedrooms that each have walk in closets and full bathrooms. There is a cozy sitting room with a gas fireplace adjoining the suites. The sitting room opens to the patio area.
The lower level of the home has a large recreation room, complete with a bar, pool table area, gas fireplace and walk out doors to the garden area. There is also a wet bar, ¾ bath, exercise room and a home theatre room on the lower level, as well as the mechanical rooms. The home utilizes geo-thermal heating and cooling with radiant heat in the floors.
The indoor arena is 80’ wide by 200’ long, with an overhead door in the east side. It is fully insulated, has side light panels, overhead halogen lights and fans. The floor of the indoor arena consists of high quality sand, mixed with rubber chips for excellent footing. The indoor arena was laser leveled in the past year and has been treated for dust control.
Attached to the indoor arena is the 7 stall, heated barn. All stalls are 12’ by 12’ and have outdoor runs attached to them. The barn also has a large office, grain room, wash bays, stocks and veterinary area, washer and dryer and bathroom. All stalls have rubber mats.
Adjacent to the barn and indoor arena are two 3 sided shed rows with rubber matted stalls and a gate system to turn out horses. The shed rows face south, and has several turn out areas and options. Six of the stalls are 12’ by 12’, and three are 14’ by 18’. There is room for two additional stalls.
The hay and equipment building has a separate shop area with a concrete floor, the 3 sided hay area and a separate bulk shavings and storage area with a overhead door. There is also a covered area for parking equipment.
The outdoor arena is 150’ by 300’ with all weather footing. Around the facility there are 9 individual turnouts and 6 pastures with loafing sheds. All have stud alleys.
The manager’s house has a living room, laundry and mud room, eat in kitchen and a back, private patio and yard. The master bedroom has a full bath and walk in closet. There are also two other bedrooms, an office and second bath. A detached over sized two car garage sits next to the home.
This beautiful property has it all. A tasteful and elegant home, 126 acres of well-irrigated farm ground, 3 acre pond, water rights and a fantastic horse training, breeding and boarding facility. All with views of Longs Peak and the Rocky Mountain front range.
$10,773 for 2011 Weld County, Colorado