Shaffer Farmstead - Goshen County, Wyoming
Type: Home and Acreage
Deeded Acres: 36.39
Leased Acres: 0
Total Acres: 36.39
Asking Price: $435,000
SOLD — SMALL IRRIGATED FARM FOR SALE
A beautiful, well-planned country home and irrigated acreage located near Lingle in Goshen County, WY. Water rights for 26± acres. Newer, very private country home offers main floor living. Farm/ranch improvements include shop, horse barn, and loafing shed.
- Located ~5 1/2 miles west of Lingle, WY
- 26± acres of water rights from the Lingle Water Users
- Beautiful brick ranch-style home with main floor living and full finished basement
- Adjacent to the Interstate Canal and surrounded by range and farm land
- Farmstead improvements include shop, horse barn, loafing shed, & greenhouse
The Shaffer Farmstead offers a very versatile 36.39± acre farm property with 26± acres of irrigated crop land. The exceptional brick, ranch-style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and main level laundry. Full finished basement for additional living space. Well-appointed with useful farm/ranch improvements including an insulated Morton shop building; Stable with horse stalls/runs, a meat processing room, walk-in cooler, and finished loft; loafing shed, greenhouse, and established grape vineyard.
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Description of Farmstead Click To View
The Shaffer Farmstead is located at 2500 Road 86, five miles NW of Lingle, Wyoming. The property is accessed from State Highway 26 and then either by County Road 86 or County Road 25H and finally by ~1/2 mile of semi-private road.
Torrington, the Goshen County Seat, offers many town amenities as well as being home to Eastern Wyoming Community College, Community Hospital, and the Torrington Livestock Markets.
The Shaffer Farmstead offers a very versatile 36.69± deeded acre property with 26± acres of irrigated crop land (according to the Goshen County Assessor). The remaining 10.39± acres are classified as agricultural residential acres. The property offers end-of-the-road privacy as it borders the Intersate Canal and is surrounded by other farms and rangeland.
Irrigation Water Rights
The property has 26± acres of water rights that are administered by the Lingle Water Users Association which is part of the large, regional North Platte Project managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Water is delivered to the farm via the Interstate Canal. The crop land is flood irrigated by gated pipe. The Lingle Water Users assessment was $299/year in 2015 and 2016.
Historically, the farm has been reported to produce 4.5-5 tons alfalfa/acre. More recently the farm has been planted to corn. Goshen County is well known for its agricultural diversity and production. Other agricultural crops in the area include sweet corn, pumpkins, large-scale garden crops and field crops such as sugar beets.
In the recent past, the irrigated farm ground has been leased out to an area farmer who provides his own gated pipe.
Home & Improvements Click To View
The beautiful brick home is the centerpiece of a serene setting…
Built in 1999, the stately 3,746± sq. ft. home features hardwood floors and trim and large windows. The design offers comfortable day-to-day living on the main floor (1,873± sq. ft.) with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a third room that has been used as an office but could be used as a small bedroom, kitchen, dining area and living room. The laundry room is conveniently located on the main floor. The full, finished basement (1,873± sq. ft.) has two bedrooms with egress windows. Most of the remaining finished area in the basement is open living space. An attached single-car garage is easily accessed via a concrete driveway.
The landscape around the home is protected by a shelter belt of trees with additional understory trees and shrubs for added habitat and character. Chokecherry, honeysuckle, lilac, and flowering crabapple trees provide spring blossoms and bird habitat. The large lawn has an automatic sprinkler system. Several apple trees and a small grape vineyard provide on-farm fruit production. A greenhouse frame extends the growing season for garden pursuits. Frost-free hydrants provide additional water.
Farm Buildings & Improvements
A 42’ x 45’ steel shop building was built in 1995 and has a full concrete floor with insulated walls and ceiling, large sliding doors, frost-free hydrant and concrete apron. The shop offers room for parking vehicles as well as plenty of workspace.
The large multi-purpose steel barn has many outstanding features
Built in 2009
31’ x 48’ Steel building
4 horse stalls
Meat processing or canning room
with A/C, hot water
Stainless steel tables and sinks
Finished loft area
Hay storage in loft
Other improvements include a 20’x40’ loafing shed built in 2013, and a 30’x36’ greenhouse.