SOUTH BRISTOL – Steeped in history, rich in wildlife such as osprey and eagles, this classic midcoast Maine saltwater farm on six-plus acres has 1,500 feet on Jones Cove, with pebble beach, and both a deep-water pier and a concrete tidal pier.

Outbuildings include a new carriage house for vehicle/boat storage, and an antique, shingled fishhouse on the shore, just beyond a marsh-grassy expanse believed to be Indian burial grounds. Nearby, the fenced pasture for horses, and the broad lawn where weddings have been performed, overlook the water.

The farm not far from Pemaquid Light was established by Stanley Alley, who served with the Seventh Maine Light Battery in the Civil War, and returned to marry and start a family.

“Salt Rose Farm” the property is known, as recognized in the hand-carved rosettes on the living room woodwork. The four-bedroom home retains period appeal in countless features, including the three brick, wood-burning fireplaces, and the 18th-century, hand-hewn ceiling beams repurposed from a coastal fort.

Updates include soapstone counters and double sink, and French-door Sub Zero refrigerator, in the kitchen. The multi-oven Aga cast-iron cooker is a thing of beauty. A nice bonus is the barnboard-walls covered porch, which is brick-floored and has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace; an ideal spot to relax, reflect, and gaze out across the cove.

The property at 48 Jones Point Road, South Bristol, will be offered for sale at an on-site public auction at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Please note that previews will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 24, and Thursday, July 30; and from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and on the day of sale.

For more information please, see Auction 15-221 at, or contact Keenan Auction Company at 885-5100 or [email protected].


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