Harbor View Farm and Sherman Hill Farm are in Westport, aptly named as the westernmost port in Massachusetts. The two historic farms are part of the Farm Coast of New England, a chain of historic coastal villages, vineyards and farms along the Atlantic Ocean. Along with Tiverton, Little Compton, and Dartmouth, Westport shares a unique setting of antique Colonial-era villages, general stores, mill ponds, stone walls, salt marshes, and rural pastures rolling down to the bay or rivers.

In 1947, the family created Sherman Hill dairy farm, situated between two branches of the Westport River, and later pulled in Harbor View Farm overlooking the West Branch of the Westport River and the Atlantic Ocean. The two farms sit on the highest ridges in Westport, taking advantage of the salt-air climate and breezes. The family farms include barns, various support structures, and 120 milking cows plus additional dry and young stock. In 2006, the family dairy operation shifted its focus from fluid milk to artisan cheeses – utilizing the productive soils, grasses, and climate. Today, Shy Brothers Farm® is an award-winning producer of four craft cheeses: Charlotty, Hannahbells® , Cloumage® , and mozzarella curd. Included in the offering is farm equipment, livestock, feed, cheese-related inventory and equipment, and the award-winning Shy Brothers Farm® cheese business, along with a single-family house and a two-family residence, multiple barns and farm-support structures.

  • The two non-contiguous properties total 217.87± acres.
  • Harbor View Farm: 92.87± acre farm with a 1920s Cape residence that includes two rental units with 2,246± square feet of living area with five bedrooms. The property’s interior terrain consists of wooded uplands, pasturelands and corn fields. 12.95± acres of the property has modest development potential.
  • Sherman Hill Farm: 125.0± acre farm has commanding views has a 1926 Cape residents with 1,610± square feet of living area with four bedrooms. The property’s interior terrain consists of a mix of open meadow, wooded uplands, and freshwater wetlands.
  • Offering includes farm equipment, livestock, feed, cheese-related inventory, and the “Shy Brothers Farm” cheese business. Improvements include two single-family residences, multiple barns and farm-support structures.
  • Disclosure: Agriculture Preservation Restriction (APR) on 79.92± acres, or 86% of Harbor View Farm. State has option to acquire the property (Harbor Hill Farm) at agriculture value.
    Chapter 61A enrollment; Right of First Refusal (ROFR).
  • For more detailed information contact Terry Boyle: tboyle@landvest.com, or Sandy Olney: solney@landvest.com.

Property Details

MA2387
Bristol
Terry Boyle
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