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Here is your opportunity to get away from it all- the craziness of big city living, the hustle and bustle, and not enough space to relax. This property is located in Estill County (Irvine), Kentucky

Artists, Recreationists, REMOTE retreat on Kentucky River

Estill County, KY · 14 +/- AC · $270,000

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Artists, Recreationists,  REMOTE retreat on Kentucky River in Estill County, KY

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Artists, Recreationists, REMOTE retreat on Kentucky River


Estill County, Kentucky
14 +/- Acres

Parcel #/ID:  117-00-0024.00 and 117-00-0020.00

Here is your opportunity to get away from it all- the craziness of big city living, the hustle and bustle, and not enough space to relax. This rural property offers you the chance to get back to nature. A place you will have the space to grow a garden, catch a fish, launch a kayak from your own property, or just watch a beautiful sunset. The property is remote, and you’ll need to be ready to create your own fun or be up for a trip into town for supplies- but the peacefulness you’ll enjoy will be worth it! Don't miss your chance to own this amazing Kentucky River property. Beautiful pond too! No neighbors in site, but those around you share the same love of nature. Deer, Wild turkey, Canada geese, Wood ducks, Mallard ducks, Black ducks, hawks, owls, blue and green Heron, and an occasional bald eagle and a huge hummingbird population. Remote, remote! Last five miles into the property is a gravel road. If this suits your, read on!

Estimated Acres:

6 +/- acres bottomland

5 +/- acres upland


  • Single Family
  • 2,000 +/- sqft
  • 3BD/1.5BA
  • Built in 1987

Legal Description:

DB 289 PG 18 14 acres out of this deed of 43.32 acres


Estill Co. tax rate is 11.20 per thousand for 2018. So yearly taxes will depend on what property is bought for nad how much reduction is allowed for agricultural use of the land.

Property Highlights:

  • 2000 sq.ft. house and 11 acres +or - on the Kentucky River at mile 235, between locks 12 and 13, house is located approximately 65 feet above and 300 feet from the river, well out of the flood plain. 16 miles to the town of Irvine, KY and a 1.5 hour drive to Bluegrass airport in Lexington, Ky.

  • Several barns available for horses, chickens, storage.

  • 10 +/- acres for pasture with more adjoining pasture available

  • Beautiful large pond for the nesting waterfowl and added tranquility.

  • The LOG CABIN section of the house was built in 1987 by Gordon Morris, a master of

    hewn log cabin restoration. It is approximately 700 sq. ft. of floor space and was constructed of hand hewn logs salvaged from an old cabin on Drowning Creek, in Estill County, KY. Interior cabinetry and trim is custom made from local red cedar. Yellow pine hardwood floor in living room and kitchen. Contains kitchen and outside vented range hood. Tiled bath with shower.
    2 lofts: one sleeping loft and one small sleeping or storage loft. Porch with roof overlooking river. Log cabin has separate utilities and can be used without the addition. Concrete pad has been poured under the cabin for a stone fireplace if you wanted to add one.

  • The ADDITION was finished in 2000, exterior is cedar shingles and is approximately 1400 sq. ft. of floor space and contains a dining room, den, utility room with shower, master bedroom, bath with Jacuzzi tub, and a 36 x 18 foot room upstairs with storage behind sliding doors the entire length of the room on both sides. Upstairs room is framed for skylights (not installed). Downstairs floor is slate from Bangor, PA and upstairs is carpeted. Custom white pine trim, solid white pine doors, including Dutch door with top half glass between cabin and addition. Exterior doors and windows are ANDERSEN vinyl with insulated glass.
    Deck 40 X 8 feet with Choice Deck cedar decking, needs no maintenance other than a scrubbing and rinse occasionally.

  • The entire house has central air with central propane heat. Log cabin also has a separate outside vented 30,000 btu propane heater and also electric baseboard heat. There is a Broan whole house fan in the attic and a Broan whole house vacuum installed in the entire house. Lots of electrical and TV and phone outlets. Two separate water supplies: Drilled well with 220 volt submersible pump. 1000 gallon spring fed cistern with pump or gravity feed during power outages.
    Two separate water heaters: Paloma on demand propane. 220 volt electric tank water heater. Wired in smoke detectors. Snow guards on roof to protect gutters from damage. Custom aluminum one piece gutters. New Septic system with separate washer drain field installed in 2000. Log cabin section has separate heat and addition water system can be shut down and only use the cabin unless the addition is needed. Central electric A/C, central propane heat. Utilities: Propane as ordered, electric, spring water shared with owner, cistern. Wi-Fi soon available. Current owners use Roku and hardwire.

  • Mature plantings, Persimmon trees, walnut trees, Chinese chestnut trees.

  • The Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are part of the picturesque view in this country setting.

  • Road is state or county maintained to the farm gate. You will travel along 5 miles of gravel roads before you reach the locked gate.

  • Enjoy a state ranked as one of the lowest in cost of living.

  • Many varieties of wild flowers and herbs throughout the seasons. Fertile bottomland for pasture or your specialty crop. If seek organic or self discovery living, this is it!

  • Relatively high speed internet is by Viasat. https://www.viasat-online.com

    Also, several bars on AT+T cell phone.

Estimated Income: (Call Agent for Details)

Taxes: (0) (Call Agent for Details)

Zoning/Future Use: No Zoning

Listing ID#: 1359099

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