A hidden timeless oasis sits on 5.2 acres in East Donegal Township. The entrance to this grand and classic 1870's brick Colonial manor is incredible; featuring a double entrance driveway which leads past towering trees and pristine landscaping to a brick walkway. Maneuver your way through walkways and perfectly manicured shrubbery, sip tea on the covered porch, or have lunch on the patio while enjoying the ambiance of mother nature. Entertain outdoors on the patio next to the in-ground pool. This area of the property is pure tranquility with a pool house featuring a fully equipped kitchen, half bath, hot tub, and covered area for shade. Adding to the Zen of the gardens is a Koi pond and a wooden bridge that enhances the feeling of complete relaxation. The rest of the exterior has pleasant surprises around every turn, including admiring the beautiful landscaping, sitting in the "relaxation station" anytime of the year with a built-in heater, or growing your very own fresh vegetables in the fenced-in garden. Throughout the interior of this classic beauty, you will find an open floor concept, hardwood floors, and fine antique finishes. This stately manor is full of character and charm while still providing some modern features. The kitchen is magnificent, combining a charming country kitchen with stainless steel appliances making cooking a breeze. A circular center island is an area everyone will congregate into. The kitchen allows for access to the garage, the side porch, and the garden patio. For more formal occasions is the dining room that is spacious with hardwood floors, making it ideal for sit down meals and special occasions. There are several rooms to relax in after a long day, including the family room, living room, and sitting room. Each have hardwood floors, views of the exterior, and their own exclusive qualities with fireplaces and built-in storage. The upper level hosts 4 or 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths, including the owner's suite with walk-in closet and private bath with raised soaking tub and dual vanities. Plus, it has a bonus room with access to the balcony and its own staircase to the kitchen. This room could double as a 5th bedroom or be used as an in-home office. The other 3 bedrooms are spacious, have hardwood floors, and closet space. The other full bath has a laundry area and a great view overlooking the front of the property. Next to the Main House is a specially located brick guest house with double front entry, a full kitchen, living room, and a dining room on the 1st floor; while the upper level contains 3 bedrooms and a spacious full bath with soaking tub and stall shower. There is no shortage of storage space with an attic and basement area. The guest house could be used for extended family or guests, offering privacy, but also within close proximity to the main house. This one-of-a-kind manor is in an excellent location, close to the Susquehanna River, making boating, fishing, and kayaking easy--- especially with a pavilion and boat ramp near the property. Its also just a short distance to Marietta, Mount Joy, and Elizabethtown; plus a short commute to Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster.
Listing courtesy of Anne M Lusk from Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty