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Coastal property with an apple orchard

Are you ready for fall? The pastoral grounds of this Dartmouth home include fields and an orchard plus a deep-water dock.


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966 Smith Neck Rd., Dartmouth
Price: $6,950,000
size: 5,606 square feet
bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 full

We all have that piece in our wardrobe that stays with us through all seasons, whether it’s the perfect pair of sneakers or a lightweight sweater that can transition from summer to fall effortlessly. This house is the equivalent of real estate. On the four acres of land here, you’ll find offerings to help you embrace those last warm days—like the sandy beach and deep-water dock—and features perfect for fall, like the private home’s apple orchard. Not to mention its location, near the village of Padanaram with Bedford Yacht Club, is to die for, according to estate agent Paul Grover. “This is one of the most special properties on the South Shore of Massachusetts,” he says. “It’s an area that tends to fly under the radar, even though it’s an hour from Boston, Providence and Cape Cod, and that’s the way the residents like it. South Dartmouth, in particular, has this timeless aura with a rare combination of rural and coastal scenery.’

Stroll through the pastoral fields and gardens separated by stone walls, as steeped in history as the house itself (which was built in 1790). This home overlooks Apponagansett Bay and allows waterfront access in addition to water views. A substantial pier and private deep water dock allow for multiple boats so guests can sail over and enjoy the sandy beach that this land owns. In addition to its natural offerings, there is also a stone patio, built-in grill and outdoor hot tub/spa to enjoy outside on these grounds.

The house itself is a Federal-style dwelling that once belonged to a sea captain, according to Grover. It has been renovated and restored over the centuries. It’s built with a harbor view to capture coastal vistas from almost every room, so you can do everything from your morning coffee to enjoying a meal in the formal dining room while watching the waves. The five-bedroom structure offers plenty of space and rooms with multiple uses, from the classic English conservatory (ideal for first-time parents) to the multiple seating areas. The chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry is sure to please the home cook, while stone fireplaces throughout the home make it a cozy winter perch. What’s better than that?

For more information, contact Paul Grover, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, paulgrover.com.

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