1023 Idlewild Dr. Hays, NC 28635
For Sale by Owner/Broker: Secluded and Secure Cabin with 10.23 (or 22.63 Acres) in Gated Wilderness Community at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains
1023 Idlewild Dr., Hays NC 28635 (Wilkes County)
Offered at $379,000 with the additional 12.4-acre adjoining lot at $50.000
Open House: Sunday June 12 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (See Instructions in PIP)
Almost Heaven – Carter Mountain! This 1400 square foot, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Log Cabin offers the ultimate in privacy and security. Being located at the very end of the furthest road in gated Walnut Grove/Carter Mountain subdivision, it is surrounded on three sides by large family-held acreage tracts and has access only via Idlewild Dr. The wooded acreage sits at 2200 feet above sea level and provides commanding views of the Blue Ridge (and Blue Ridge Parkway) to the North-northwest. The covered back porch is shady all day due to this orientation and makes for cool summer outdoor living. View a cascading waterfall off the Blue Ridge miles away through binoculars or telescope, and enjoy the propane firepit in the evenings.
Built in 2002, the cabin features an open floor plan that incorporates a full kitchen with granite countertops and a large island/bar that can accommodate breakfast and snack dining, and a large dining table that will seat 8 people. A pantry cabinet and full set of appliances (range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker) make this turn-key ready. Many appliances have been replaced in the past few years. (See Property Information Package)
The main bedroom suite includes a bathroom with tiled jetted tub, separate shower, linen closet and double full mirrored vanity. An ample walk-in closet completes the suite and windows afford views of the Blue Ridge. Two additional bedrooms are on the opposite end of the house are serviced by the second full bathroom with tub and shower combination.
The great room which is open to the kitchen and dining areas, affords fabulous views through full length glass doors and panels and a full wall stone wood burning fireplace, inviting cozy fires on a cool mountain evening. A TV is incorporated into the shelving area beside the fireplace.
A full laundry room finishes off the floorplan with side-by-side washer/dryer and storage shelving built in.
A functional under house space provides walk-in storage and utility space with easily accessible HVAC air handler, circuit breakers, pump-tech system, well water delivery system and plenty of dry storage. Outside is a barbecue / fire pit and built-in seating with mountain views.
The wooded lot(s) provide great opportunity to develop and maintain ATV/hiking trails and a small fruit orchard if desired. There is a spring on the adjoining 12.4-acre tract which is offered in this package.
The roof was replaced in 2013 and extensive chimney stone work was done in 2020 to stop leaking which was an original construction flaw. The house is dry, unlike many cabins you might encounter! The logs and porches were sealed and stained in December 2019. Heating and cooling is via Heat Pump. Electric utility is through Surry-Yadkin Electric co-op and high-speed fiber optic Internet service is provided by Wilkes Telecommunications (co-op).
Total County Taxes in 2021 for BOTH tracts was $858.78. This rate is due to a reduction based on forestry use of the aggregated property. The 12.4 Acre adjoining lot is $50,000. The main advantage to keeping these two lots together, aside from privacy and security, is that we have the property under the Wilkes County Tax Department “Use Value Assessment Program” (Forestry) which significantly lowers the taxes on both parcels. It requires 20 or more adjacent acres, and so that treatment would be lost if the parcels are broken up. The Management Plan can be continued by the new buyer if application is made within 60 days of purchase.
The cabin is being sold furnished as you see it with a few exceptions: most wall hangings and personal items, the generator parked out front, the gas grill, wine fridge, tool box, hammock and stand, ladder in closet and chain saw/tools in laundry room. Also, the ATV under the porch will not remain. I have listed the Generator as a possible add-on. It is a Wacker G-25 diesel which generates about 21KW and easily powers the whole house. The house has a transfer switch in place. A new G-25 costs over $25K. I am offering this one for $10,000 if needed. Other non-included items are negotiable.
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