Historic Stamford farm for sale — including horses — for $4.5M
Everything must go, including nine of owner’s equines
Anyone interested in purchasing Stamford, Connecticut’s Mead Farm for $4.5 million may want to hold their horses to consider whether they want to buy some as well.
The 95-year-old farm at 107 June Road was put on the market last week and the owner is selling everything, including his nine horses, as part of the deal, the New Haven Register reported.
“We’re talking about everything. The tools, the snow blower, the horses. All that [tack] associated with the horses is going,” owner George Mead told the outlet.
Jeff Jackson of Corcoran Centric Realty has the listing.
The nearly 5-acre farm includes a three-bedroom home that has two and a half bathrooms, an office overlooking five outdoor paddocks and a sunroom with views of the riding trails, as well as a two-car garage.
The 26-stall stable has two heated tack rooms, a feed room, grain silo, hay loft and a rider’s club room, the listing says. There are four riding rings to ride the horses and paddocks for the horses to roam.
The property has been used for nearly 100 years to give riding lessons and, more recently, has hosted events such as weddings and wine and cheese tastings, the outlet reported.
There is a network of trails woven across the property, some of which belong to the Greenwich Riding and Trail Association, the Register said. The association’s network travels through Greenwich, Stamford and Rye Brook.
Mead bought the farm from his mother-in-law in 2007 for $3 million, according to the Register. He’s selling because he is looking to relocate South and his children aren’t interested in taking over the farm.
“I wouldn’t want to hold [my daughter] back by saying ‘Look there’s a family farm, you’re expected to take this over.’ That’s not me,” Mead told the outlet.
— Ted Glanzer