For sale or possible lease/1.6 acres with house and buildings / Svensen in Clatsop county


My wife and I are selling our home and property of 1.6 flat acres in Svensen, which is on route 30 10 miles east of astoria. We have roughly .8 to 1 acre consisting of a large pasture with a smaller vegetable garden, plus an orchard of apple and pear trees. The house is a 1923 Craftsman, much of which is preserved, with 3 bedrooms and a full basement. We also have a 60×30 concrete floor pole barn, another small barn, chicken coop, stable area and space for turkeys and tools. The residential part of this corner lot includes beautiful gardens crated by a professional gardener, and a circular rose-trees-and-mountain- ash garden. It’s at 40232 Hunt Lane, astoria, OR on Zillow, and we are offering it for sale at $499900.

The vegetable garden is much improved with compost, and has raised beds, stakes for raspberries, and fruitful blueberry bushes. The pasture is almost all grass, and we haven’t studied the quality of the soil. The land has smaller trees around almost all the perimeter, and there’s a nice western exposure from the south deck, as well as a full length porch on the north side.

I realize the selling price is impractical for many farmers, but it’s conceivable that someone could form a relationship with a buyer and farm the land with an arrangement with that person. we have done our very best to take care of the land. Conceivably an employee at a large computer company in OR or WA will buy the property and work from there on line, and arrange to have someone else farm the land. It’s possible that real estate for the farmers’ home could be bought in Svensen for very reasonable prices. by the way, a grocery store is within walking distance, and Hunt Lane, our street, is very quiet. Roger Ley and Sue Darms, owners / Christy Coulombe is our realtor at Windermere in Gearhart. Good luck to all of you. R

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

we plan to sell the property. It would be great to sell it to a farm to table farmer, which is popular here, but hard to finance. Perhaps a couple with one person working and the other managing a farm would work. We do know people who can mow the pasture and do labor. If someone bought the property but didnt want to work it, perhaps they would make an arrangement with a farmer who could work it and live in Svensen, which should be fairly inexpensive to live in. i believe local restaurants would want to and do buy produce and crops from local farmers.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Please see the left. We hope that someone will buy the property, which is somewhat famous in the area, and maintain the house and gardens and pasture as we have.

Current Use

My wife resides in the house, which has laundry, high speed internet etc. She grows vegetables and flowers in raised beds in the front garden and works w the little orchard. we don't use the pasture, except for the neighbor's horse, and we maintain evergreens and an apple tree around the property perimeter. It's all fenced. My wife has hostas, a small magnolia, a small crabapple, roses and others in the backyard round garden. Lawn and more gardens in front of the house, including several cherry trees. Birches and big flowering hedge on State Champ road to the west.

Available Water / Irrigation

Public wickiup water dist. water. Hoses bib for north portion at north near house, hose bib for central area at red barn south of house, irrigation hoses for residence here and there, septic tank, very good water, no pesticides or similar.

Soil Type / Quality

My wife, who is a retired professional gardener, has improved the vegetabl garden, the round back yard garden and many other areas near the house with steer manure and compost and other products.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

30x60 pole barn built 2000, dry, concrete floor, small yoga studio or office, small loft, Lopi stove, no current water but a water line could be installed. Chicken coop that once housed 7 chickens, stable area for one or two horses attached to area for turkey pens and equipment such as lawn mower, tractor, tools. Dilapidated but sturdy garage, primary garage for car, cute red barn with loft and tool area, two parking areas.

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Some hand tools, Honda self propelled residential mower.

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

We don't know of any, but we really don't know. The nieghbors around the corner on Simonsen Loop have huge fields they use for cows and llamas.

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County: Clatsop

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 1.65

Acreage Available to Landseeker: one third to one half is ready for use; the back parking lot and yard could be converted to raising food or flowers.

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land, Other

Lease Rate / Price: $499,900. Property taxes are very low, about $1700. we dont know what a lease would be.

Date when this listing was created: October 9, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Conventional, 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension, Conventional

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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