Looking for Low Taxes? Get Thee to Margaretville…

There, you’ll find this 226-acre Contemporary retreat with three ponds and a barn awaiting your auspicious arrival. 

Like Greene County, Delaware County offers the oft-sought combo of low real estate prices and relatively low property taxes. While it would be difficult for you to get to NYC in under 3 hours from most places in the county, Margaretville in eastern Delaware County, just over the line from Ulster County, is as close as you’ll get. You’ll also get cozy with Belleayre Mountain, the Catskill High Peaks, and a host of towns and villages well worth exploration.

And, if “seclusion” is on your house criteria list, it won’t be difficult to find in Delaware County, particularly on this sprawling property large enough to use for cross-country skiing, hiking, and hunting.

The house, which was built in the 1970s but sports a timeless, rustic sensibility, includes five bedrooms, three baths, and decked-out kitchen with stainless steel and custom cherry cabinetry. The antique kitchen stove adds to its rustic character, making this the perfect gathering spot for casual meals.

Also comes with rough-hewn barnwood paneling, plank floors, exposed brick, and hand-crafted sinks and details.

In addition to the 3,030-square-foot house, the 40X60 barn comes with with garage space and separate workshops and studio areas.

And then there are the views….

Barns and garages are nice and all, but let’s not forget why we’re here: The natural beauty of the Catskills.

Oh, and the low taxes. For this $795K property, the school and property taxes combined come to $6,210 per year, or around $517 per month.

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Is this Margaretville Contemporary retreat the perfect place for you? Find out more about 144 Huckleberry Hill Road, Margaretville from Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

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