(UNDER CONTRACT) CLOSE TO DURHAM!! AMAZING FAMILY FARM WITH TWO HOMES AND 2 PONDS on 43.8 ACRES! INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY!
RECENT PRICE REDUCTION to $1,395,000! Welcome to the Lyondale Farm in Durham North Carolina!
The Lyondale Farm, a well-known landmark in Durham was formed in 1943 and originally consisted of 650 acres and was part of the Cameron Plantation, which was a land grant from the King of England. The plantation stretched from what is now Hillsborough to Raleigh with the original plantation home place located 3 miles to the north.
Previous owners and founders Sara and John Lyon, Sr. built a home on the farm in 1945 and began raising registered Hereford cattle for beef and breeding.
The current owner John, Jr. Lyon has many cherished memories from growing up on the farm. “The Hole”, a local swimming place at the Eno River where all the kids congregated and went swimming and fishing during the summer. “Living off the land”, raising vegetables, pigs, cows, and chickens, and horseback riding till sunset are some of his favorites.
The cattle operation blossomed until the late 60’s until the Falls Lake project began. Due to the expansive land acquisition in the area, it reduced the farm to 44 acres.
With the reduction of land, the cattle operation ceased and was replaced with horse boarding which continued until John,Sr.’s death in 1978. Sara and the farm manager managed the business until Sara’s death in 2005. At that time John, Jr. returned to his homeplace and has managed the farm since along with his wife, Connie.
There are two homes that remain on the property and the one that fronts Old Oxford Highway is better known as the “Eno Cottage” and was built to house the farm manager and later the family. This home was a popular Air B&B and now a monthly rental. The main home by the ponds was moved to its present location after the land acquisition in the 60’s. Click here to see photos of the Eno Cottage.
The land is exceptional and offers diverse rolling topography with Miles of Trails, Fenced Pastures, and Scenic Views througout. This is an income producing farm and currently boards 10 +/- horses with 10 stalls and rental income from rental house.
There are multiple outbuildings and shelters with a full working garage-shop with bathroom and studio space! The studio has a full bath with HVAC.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail close by and the property borders the Army Corps Land and Game Lands. Beautiful!! Call us for details and a showing. $1,395,000