If you want country living and the great outdoors, this home is for you!!! This secluded one-of-a-kind 10+ acre home in Ocklawaha, Florida located just 30 minutes from Ocala and 20 minutes from the villages. Perfect for an equine, canine or a small agricultural endeavor. This unique 4-bedroom 3-bathroom pool home sits on 10.14 acres of natural landscape on the edge of the Ocala National Forest. As you enter the property, you are greeted by majestic oaks, mature native roses, abundant spring flowering azaleas and the amazing view of Little Lake Bryant.
The main house has 2 -levels and a split floor plan with high ceilings. Enter the foyer and you are greeted by a vaulted grand living room with stone hearth wood burning fireplace that extends the entire length of the living room. A tongue and grove wood wall with built-in library expands into poolroom game room with slot machines, all included in the sale price. The game room opens into a large sunroom bar area that looks over the lake. A large formal dining room completes the main living area leading into the kitchen and pool area. The galley island style kitchen is ready for your upgrades and highly functional in design with a huge walk-in pantry and direct access to the pool. The large pool area can accommodate expansive outdoor seating.
The split design has 3 oversized bedrooms, all with large double closets and entry access to the pool. The master suite has a seating area overlooking the lake. The master bathroom features custom slate tile, a two-person jacuzzi with heater and flatscreen tv with internet connection, a large shower with bench and dual tower showers with direct access to his and her double walk-in closet.
The lower level has a two-car garage with a full workshop attached and a bonus space that could be an additional bedroom, office/workspace or kid’s playroom.
If you love boating, this natural spring fed lake is ready for pontoon boat or bass boat to enjoy cruising the lake or excellent fishing right in your backyard dock. Fish, canoe, paddleboard, or kayak right from your own dock and private beach.
The property has multiple structures on site; 2 pole barns with second-level cabins on top, a third pole barn/ picnic area with bunk house overlooking the lake and a tennis court. Each of these can serve as additional bedrooms. There is rv hookup and parking for 2 recreational vehicles. There are 2 flushable outhouse bathrooms with showers, and three storage buildings each 150 square feet each. One ramped and formerly used for motorcycle storage another with concrete floor padded and used as an exercise room. These buildings can easily convert to animal shelters. This property has so much potential. It can be an amazing homestead or used to generate income as multiple Airbnb rentals or hipster/tent campground all while still being a winter home.
The entire perimeter of the yard is fenced, and the entry is gated. Separate fenced area for dogs or livestock. The expanded 160-foot tennis court could also be used as a helicopter pad or converted to a bullpen for horse training. There are two high quality drinking wells: 350 & 150 gallons per minute. The irrigation sprinkler system waters the entire property making it well-suited for greenhouses. A new roof in 2019, pool cage was just rescreened, and pool refurbished 2021, septic recently serviced. A separate gate gives you direct access to hiking and horseback riding in the forest.
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