The Gran House was built in 1987 and is nestled amid the fields and woods of our hundred acre family farm. The house boasts a spacious kitchen and dining area with an adjoining laundry room.
The dining area -- big enough for a large family table -- opens into the living room with its cathedral ceiling, bookshelves, stone fireplace, and French doors to the deck behind the house. There is a second room (perfect as a family room, media center, or office) with a door to the front porch where a porch swing and rocking chairs invite you to sit and watch the sunrise.
The master bedroom on the main floor has a walk-in closet and its own bath. There is a second bedroom and another bath. Upstairs is a large space which can be used as one or two bedrooms, a studio, an office, an exercise room or . . .?
The Gran House is twenty minutes away from Marshall, forty-five minutes from downtown Asheville. The school bus stops at our mailbox -- a quarter of a mile down the driveway. The house is heated with propane, supplied with well water, and there is A/C. An inground propane tank serves heater, stove, and hot water tank. The rent includes basic lawn care. High speed internet is available. We are two miles from the Barnard bridge -- the put in spot for white water paddling on the French Broad. The farm itself supplies hiking and birdwatching opportunities. Garden space is available, as is space to keep chickens (if you supply the coop.)
Pets are welcome as long as they are compatible with farm life -- there are cows and chickens -- and with the various dogs and cats in our secluded cove. No smoking permitted in the house.Important--tenants must be vaccinated, if eligible. Rent is $1200 per month.