Property Description The extraordinary Palmer Brook Lake property surrounds a totally private 125 acre lake with no development on the shore other than a 1400sf log cabin built as a clubhouse for members-only Berkshire Fishing Club. Nearly one mile of town maintained road frontage, with docks, dam and hiking trails. Limitless possibilities as an estate parcel, shared development, or to grow as a commercial enterprise.
Current Price: 8500000
List Price: 8500000
Original List Price: 8500000
Side Agreement: 1
Limited Service: No
Agent Interest: None
Location, Tax & Legal
Region: Berkshire - South
Street #: 398
Street Name: PLUMB
Street Ext: Rd
Postal Code: 01223
Elem School: Becket Washington
Middle School: Nessacus Regional
High School: Wahconah Regional
Assess Amt: 1089200
Assessed Year: 2016
Tax Year: 2016
Map Ref: M:4080 L:003700000 & L:007200000
General Property Description
Realtor.COM Type: Land
Lot Square Footage: 37,012,932
Acres Apx: 849.7
Status Change Info
Status Change Date: 2017-01-01
Remarks & Misc
Directions: Rt 20 to George Carter Road, past Jacob's Pillow, right on Plumb Road, north to Berkshire Fishing Club sign at gated entrance road.
Marketing/Headline: 125 ACRE PRIVATE LAKE SURROUNDED BY 725 ACRES OF FOREST NEAR JACOB'S PILLOW - 850 ACRES TOTAL.
Lake/Pond Name: PALMER BROOK LAKE
Restrict Covenants: No
Soil Evaluation Rpt: No
Title V: Unk
Underground Oil Tank: Unk
Water: Private; Well
Well Detail: Drilled
Right to Farm Comm: Yes
Views: Hill/Mountain; Scenic; Water
Waterfront: Dock; Frontage on Water; Lake Access; Lake View; Lake
The property was purchased in 1968 and an earthen dam was constructed to create Palmer Brook Lake. First formed when a stream was dammed over 40 years ago, this private lake has a completely natural look and appeal.
The property and lake has been used solely for recreational purposes - camping, hunting, sailing, hiking, fishing. In 1998 a private membership fishing club was established, The Berkshire Fishing Club, developed to maintain and monitor the property in the absence of the owners. In order to maintain optimum fishing conditions, Berkshire Fishing Club is strictly a catch and release operation (no live bait permitted).
We believe that this mile-long lake, whose entire shoreline is owned by Palmer Brook, is the last lake of its size available to a buyer in New England.
This property is a paradise, a home to beavers, otters, nesting geese and common mergansers as well as other water fowl and birds. Great opportunities exist for hunting or observing white tailed deer, black bear, moose, ruffed grouse and wild turkey. The lake has a very strong largemouth bass population which offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the region.
A recently built, rustic log cabin overlooks the lake and is the only dwelling on the property. A recently built, rustic 24 by 44 foot log cabin overlooks the lake and is the only dwelling on the property. one mile of town maintained road frontage, with docks, dam and hiking trails.
There are skiing resorts, golf clubs, hiking trails, and famous cultural institutions such as Tanglewood (concerts), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Shakespeare and Co. (theatrical productions) and other musical and theatrical summer groups Ã¢â¬â all located nearby.
For those who crave the tranquillity and beauty of true wilderness yet also want access to fine dining and the arts, all within easy reach of New York or Boston, this is a rare chance not to be missed.
The owners have come to realize that the property does not lend itself to being passed on to future generations due to the next generation families' diverse interests, careers and geographical locations. As a result, the decision has been made to sell the property.
Listing Office: BERKSHIRE PROPERTY AGENTS
Listing Agent: Timothy Lovett
Last Updated: May - 30 - 2017
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