Located along the Mohawk Trail at the western end of Franklin County, is the quaint country town of Charlemont (pop. 1358). Turn onto the bridge from Charlemont over the Deerfield River onto Route 8A, and you will come to Berkshire East, which offers skiing, snow-tubing, and zip-lining. There are also plans for a fun downhill alpine coaster.
Down East Hawley Road, which is the street just before ones arrives at Berkshire East, one crosses the town line into the smaller town of Hawley where you will enjoy the view of the countryside from the porch of this completely renovated circa 1795 cape-cod style home. It is situated on 37 acres of open fields and woods with commanding views of the beautiful countryside.
The house was completely renovated in 2009. The home offers about 1,700 square feet of living space and two heating zones for energy efficiency. Despite its location in an idyllic out-of-the-way town, this property does have high speed internet and a dish for television.
The living room boasts gleaming hardwood floors, sliders out to the porch, and a fireplace fitted with a pellet stove.
Just off the living room, the first floor master bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, the high speed internet connection, and two closets.
The spacious dine-in kitchen includes a ceiling fan, hardwood floors and ample cabinet space. There is a full bathroom off the kitchen as well. The kitchen counter tops are made of a variation of Goshen stone known as schist that was quarried from the property by Ashfield Stone.
There is also a separate laundry space off the kitchen.
On the second floor, there are two more bedrooms, each of which has two closets and additional storage space. There is also another full bathroom and more closet space in the hallway.
The basement with its field stone walls has been completely updated with a concrete floor, two oil tanks to get you through the winter, and a newer Buderus boiler. A new electrical service with wiring for a generator has been installed, too.
And a covered stone stairway facilitates easy egress from the basement, as well.
Two metal buildings outside offer parking for your cars or your toys.
The town of Hawley has a population of less than 400 people, according to the most recent census and offers a rural appeal that such a small population provides. You won’t find a traditional town center in Hawley, but you will find a town office.
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If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the Pioneer Valley, make your first call to Michael Seward at 413-531-7129. Michael Seward is a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Buyers Agent, a Certified Loss Mitigation Specialist, a Certified New Homes Specialist, and Green designee of the National Association of REALTORS®.
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