136.27 acres completely wooded with timber and creek in the Town of Plymouth
The property has no direct road frontage but is accessed via a 30 foot wide deeded right of way from Cookhouse Road, which is a seasonal use road at this location and a half mile from the fully-maintained portion. There is no electric along this portion of the road.
Upon entering the property, you will find that there is plenty of room to build your future camp. There are two smaller cabins that have no value that are mostly gone and remnant where the sellers used to camp themselves. It is very secluded and peaceful here, making a great location to unwind from daily life.
The property is completely wooded with an excellent mix of hardwoods and hemlock. There is a small creek that winds throughout the property. The timber has been professionally managed for decades under a 480A forest management plan by FORECON, Inc. in cooperation with the NYS DEC, which provides for reduced Town & County taxes in exchange for performing sustainable forestry on the property. The 480-a will transfer with the property to the buyer. Though harvesting is only done in accordance with the plan, there is approximately $120,000 in timber value here currently.
The last harvest was made just a few years ago. The result of the efforts over time is a well-managed forest with a nice network of logging roads and trails, perfect for ATVing, hiking and more. The forest management program has also continued to create excellent feed and cover for wildlife and is a sanctuary for the deer and turkey.
Pigeon Hill State Forest is 736 acres and is within walking distance (across the road!) and thousands of acres of additional NYS public lands are within a short drive.
The Seller is reserving the subsurface rights only to oil & gas. This means that an oil or gas well cannot be drilled on the property, nor any pipelines or other equipment placed on the property at any time so there can never be any disturbance of the surface of this property.
All the amenities are close-by in either Cortland or Ithaca. If you enjoy seclusion, hunting, hiking and ATV riding, then this property is for you!
Property Maps & Disclosures
- Lot Size: 136.27 acres
Local Directions: From Norwich, take NYS RT 23 west, turn right onto Pigeon Hill Rd, turn right onto Cookhouse Rd. Take Cookhouse Rd to the sharp curve, turn right at sharp curve onto the seasonal use extension of Cookhouse Rd. The property will be on your right approximately ½ mile down seasonal use road.
Deed Book & Page: 631/101, 718/35, 632/152
Local School District: South Otselic
Tax Parcel ID: 81.00-1-23 & 24
Road Frontage: deeded right of way
Oil & Gas Rights: no
Water Feature: small creek
Adjoins State Land: no