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MLS #414869

1055 E. Gilead Church Rd.
Simpson, IL 62985

Price: $325,000
Description: 32-ACRE EXCEPTIONAL HORSE PROPERTY WITHIN A MILE OF SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS: A perfect setup for life with horses! Located near the midway point of the River To River Trail, a blacktop driveway leads to the tree shaded 1,952-square foot home consisting of 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, kitchen and dinette combo, formal dining room, family room with a fireplace, mud and laundry room, and a 2-car garage. The house has new carpet throughout and the interior walls have been repainted. The windows and electric furnace are nearly new and there is also propane and wood heat. A sliding glass door opens to a wooden deck at the back of the home. A tool shed with ample room for lawn equipment and gardening necessities. Behind the house is a large equipment building for tractors or maybe that old car you’ve wanted to refurbish. More importantly is the large 4-stall barn, 2 paddocks and 5 divided pastures with run-in sheds. The front pasture has been leveled that could be used for an arena or perhaps another barn. Relax and fish on the half-acre stocked pond or take a stroll beyond the horse pastures is wooded area on a walking trail. Bound on three sides by road frontage, this property was aptly named Whispering Pines as the trees - pine, maple, cedar, tulip, redbud, dogwood, and blue spruce - whisper in the summer breeze.

The layout of the home, barn and pastures is compact, encompassing about half of the 32 acres with the rest in woods. While the wooded area, dense with mature timber, could be incorporated with the existing cleared and cross-fenced pastures, it could also be divided and sold separately with road frontage.

HOUSE: This 1,952-square foot frame home with vinyl siding and an asphalt roof is set on a rise with panoramic view of the Shawnee Forest in the near distance. The house comes furnished with a Samsung refrigerator/freezer, stove and dishwasher. Two bedrooms have private, full bathrooms with the master bedroom boasting a garden tub, shower, double sink and separate toilet closet. The home is large enough for entertaining guests or raising a family.

OUTBUILDINGS: Behind the house is a 48X33 equipment shed with a concrete floor. This building has two large garage doors and a large sliding door for tractors, trailers and equipment or for that street rod you always wanted to refinish. Beside the house is a 10x24 tool and garden shed for lawn equipment with ample room for gardening supplies and potting of plants.

BARN: The barn is a 45x48 Morton Building, with an additional 15x48 pull-thru horse-trailer shed, and a built-in 12x10 enclosed tack and feed room. There’s ample space for hay storage with a large sliding door for easy access with a truck or trailer. The 4 roomy 10x12 manufactured stalls have lights, sliding doors, rubber floor mats, hayracks, and are wood-lined with upper-bar dividers. The stalls open out the back to two paddocks and also open to the inside hallway. There is hallway entry/exit at both ends.

PASTURE: Fenced and cross-fenced, 5 cleared and well-maintained divided pastures have run-in sheds - 2 are 12x24 (double sheds, serving 2 pastures), 12x12 and a 10x12.

MLS #413539

1095 Cheshire Rd.
Dongola, IL 62926

Price: $159,900
Description: Union County, 17 Acres: New construction home is a 2016 model installed in 2017 plastic still on some of the bedroom carpets in this new slightly used MF home nested on a country setting with stocked pond; fenced for livestock lots of wildlife, move in ready, Close access to I 57 just outside of Dongola, Illinois. This home and property offer country living at its best. Wood Fire Place, Wood Lamented flooring, concrete patio between the Garage and home, front porch, Creek, three Detached Garages, Lots of pasture, woods, beautiful yard, several additional home sites, road frontage on one side making it easy to divide.

MLS #411681


[Owner financing available to qualified buyer]
Description: Johnson County 15 Acres Attention hikers, rock climbers, horseback riders, deer hunters, fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts and within walking is within walking distance of Camp Ondessonk with easy access to the River to River Trail and horse trails. With a 64X40 pole barn with water drain and two 20-foot garage doors. Approx. 8 acres Lake/pasture and approx. 7 wooded acres. The lake is approx. two acres. This property is private, (cannot be seen from main road). Adjoining 270,000 acres of National Forest. Attractive gated drive lined with several paper shell pecans trees 1\8 mile leads to the beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath 2950 SF’ home, covered with Steel siding & a new steel roof. Two additional bonus rooms, tons of storage. Kitchen definitely not lacking cabinet space; cabinets are custom oak wrapping around to a custom built entertainment system in the living room, giving this home added beauty and storage.

Three water sources (city water, pond, cistern.) and 3 heating sources (heat pump, propane, and whole house wood stove fireplace insert). Home has 2 large propane tanks and a lifetime supply of trees for firewood.)

Large organic raised bed garden capable of easily raising food for 15 people. Owners irrigated both gardens from their pond when needed so you never have to worry about not getting rain when you need it.

Large stand alone, 16’ X 24’ greenhouse. It also features an additional 100’ X 70’ very rich conventional garden spot. Beautiful 2+ acre, spring fed lake, 20’ deep fully stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. Owners also raise catfish in cages. It has a barn and fencing for goats, and a chicken coop. Includes a 2,400 Sq. ft. metal pole barn with enclosed, insulated, heated and AC shop inside. 10,000 gal cistern with pump, valves, and filters to easily switch from rural water to filtered cistern water. House partially wired with 12V lighting for solar power. There is a cave and water fall in Nat. forest ¼ mile from house Wildlife plentiful, including white tailed deer, wild turkey, rabbits, etc. Easily see deer off upstairs deck.

Property is fenced on 2 sides and tightly bordered in the front with densely planted Loblolly Pines and secured by a heavy metal gate that is the only way onto property.

MLS #408831

558 N. Raum Road Corner
Golconda, IL 62938
Price: $399,000
Description: Pope County - Rustic charm describes this 136 acre farm nestled on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest, and it's located in the heart of “Horse Country” being only 4 miles or so from the ever popular 9 Day Trail Ride. This is an income producing farm with several years of successfully yielded crops, and has approximately 100 tillable acres of rolling farm land. The spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits down a lane, and a stone walkway lined with hostas, monkey grass, sedum, azaleas, crepe myrtles, lilies and rose bushes leads to a covered front porch that is as long as the whole house!

A lovely wood-burning fireplace warms the middle of the living room, and an office/family room leads to the master bedroom complete with an adjoining master bath which has its own jet tub and skylight. On the other side of the living room, a hallway leads to a full bathroom and 2 more bedrooms. The kitchen has 2 skylights and leads to a dining room off the side. The home has ceiling fans throughout, central heat and air, and a convenient ½ bath next to the laundry room.

A 2 car attached garage brings you into the back of the home which has an added-on sunroom, and an attached deck complete with a landing that overlooks the back of the property. Hydrangeas, lilac bushes, hibiscus, and hummingbird vine complete the landscaping. Trees line the edges of the fields so get ready to hunt turkey and deer!

No farm would be complete without 3 ponds in which one could stock and fish from, Little Lusk Creek which runs through the property, and a barn which sits across the road and is presently home to 3 horses and one spoiled donkey.

This place has it all being within minutes from the RIVER TO RIVER TRAIL, Eddyville campgrounds, Garden of the Gods, Horse Shoe Lake, One Horse Gap Lake, and only 13 or so miles from Golconda and approximately 19 miles from Harrisburg. It's also close to the Grand Pier Cemetery, which sits on the corner of Raum and Dutton Chapel Road.

Directions from Eddyville- proceed East on Eddyville blacktop. Approximately 5 miles to Raum Rd and go left or North on Raum Rd. Go 1.2 mile and stay right on Raum Rd. Proceed 4.1 miles. PROPERTY ON both sides of road. Look for signs.

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