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Fox Knoll Farm

172-Acre Horse Farm in Tryon, North Carolina


With magical vistas and 172 acres of gently rolling terrain, Fox Knoll Farm is the largest horse farm currently on the market in our region.  Set amid a picture postcard backdrop, the estate features a stately main residence with in-ground pool and tennis court plus a two-bedroom guest house and private pond.  Equestrians will appreciate the Morton barns, fenced pastures, run-in sheds, round pen and outdoor ring.  A portion of the property is in conservation easement. Enjoy direct access to FETA equestrian trails and a pristine setting in the Tryon Hounds Hunt Country.   

Estate Entrance | Fox Knoll Farm provides two gated entrances and pastoral tree-lined driveways leading to both the main residence and the guest cottage.  A paved circular drive provides convenient entry and exit at the main residence.  The main drive also provides easy paved road access to the barn complex for the convenience of horse trailers and vans..
The Setting | Fox Knoll Farm offers commanding views and one of the most mesmerizing settings in the entire region.  From the hilltop vantage point where the main residence and guest cottage are located, you’ll be astonished by the sweeping views that stretch for miles across your private fields to the distant mountains beyond.  These unparalleled vistas are private, pristine and protected.
The Residence | Built in the shade of mature hardwoods, this three-bedroom 1978 home provides “good bones” and the opportunity for the right buyer to transform the residence into a private hilltop showplace.  The home features approximately 3,866 square feet of living space with wood floors, stone fireplace, expansive rooms, attached garage and one-level living.
Great Room | Vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, skylights and wood floors make this spacious room the ideal venue for an easy lifestyle.  Expansive windows take in the mesmerizing views while sliding glass doors provide direct access to the outdoor deck.
Kitchen | Sunny and bright, this large kitchen provides plenty of space plus exceptional vistas from the windows.  Notice the wood floors and recessed lighting.  From the adjacent breakfast nook, you’ll have access to the screened porch.
Bedrooms & Baths | The home includes three bedrooms and three full baths, all on the main level. Located in a private wing of the home, these rooms provide a large canvas from which the buyer can create state-of-the-art suites. 
Family Room | This large, open room located at the far end of the home features a large bay window looking out to pristine views.
Decks & Views | Out on the deck, you’ll be able to take in the miraculous views 24/7.  This is a great spot for relaxing or a family cookout.
Pool & Cabana | The in-ground pool with its extensive stonework and companion cabana provide the perfect venue for a cool summer swim or pool parties with your friends.  Enjoy a totally private setting with easy access to the deck, the screened porch and the kitchen.
Guest Cottage | Tucked into a woodland setting, the 2-bedroom guest cottage has its own private drive.  From the outdoor deck, this residence also boasts the expansive views across the hay fields to the mountains beyond.
Tennis Court | Enjoy the atmosphere of a private country club with your own regulation size tennis court.  Located only step from the house and surrounded by immense shade trees, this venue includes stadium style halogen lights for evening games and will provide hours of competitive fun for your family and guests.  
The Pond | Poised in a secluded spot on the property, this private pond offers a special setting for fishing and canoeing.
Equestrian Amenities | Fox Knoll Farm is one of the most notable equestrian properties in the heart of Carolina horse country. With 172 acres, Morton barns, run-in sheds, several fenced pastures and a complex of outdoor rings, the farm provides the quintessential setting for equestrians. FETA trail access and Tryon Hounds Hunt Country ambiance make this a property of distinction.
The Pastures | Several rolling pastures with established grass provide plenty of room for your horses plus the convenience of pasture rotation.  Fencing includes both post and rail fencing and mesh wire with top rail.  Wide gates offer easy access for farm equipment.
The Barns | The barn complex is located just off the main driveway, a short distance from the main residence.  The main barn is a center-aisle Morton barn with 4 stalls, tack room, wash rack, and loft storage space. The stalls feature exterior Dutch doors and interior sliding doors with grill tops and wood bottoms. Sliding entry doors on both ends and handsome cupolas make this barn a centerpiece.  The nearby Morton foaling barn provides an additional 3 stall s while the 40 X 60 Morton utility barn provides space for farm equipment and hay storage.  Several Morton run-in sheds provide shelter and feeding points for horses at pasture.
The Rings | Fox Knoll Farm features two rings and a round pen, all located on a level area within a short distance of one another and near the barn complex. 
FETA Trails | From this 172-acre farm, you’ll have direct access the private Foothills Equestrian Trail Association trail (FETA) system which runs on the property. Ride for 100 miles on member-only dedicated and maintained trails. Some of these trails date back to the 1920s. Formed in the 1990s, FETA is dedicated to preserving and maintaining the trails and is managed by an elected board. For more information, see the FETA Trails website.

Tryon Hounds Hunt Country | Fox Knoll Farm is part of the esteemed Tryon Hounds Hunt Country. In the fox hunting season from Thanksgiving through February, a colorful display of huntsmen cross Fox Knoll Farm during scheduled meets. One of the most outstanding hunts in the Southeast, the Tryon Hounds has been recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association since 1935. For more information, see the Tryon Hounds website.
The Community | Fox Knoll Farm is cradled in the Carolina foothills,  an area known for its active equestrian community. The region is home to year round hunter pace events, two fox hunts, dressage and carriage clubs, horse shows, horsemanship clinics and the annual Block House Steeplechase.  The area’s three equestrian parks include the 380-acre Foothills Nature Equestrian Center (FENCE); Green Creek Equestrian Park; and Harmon Field.  The charm and character of the Tryon area offers a quality of life unlike any other in the region.
The Location | Located near Tryon NC in the heart of Carolina horse country, Fox Knoll Farm is 5 miles to Columbus, 6 miles to downtown Landrum and 10 miles to downtown Tryon. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is only 35 miles away.  With a major highway system that includes I-26, U.S. 74 and scenic Highway 9, you’ll find proximity to major airports and ease of travel to the nearby towns of Spartanburg, Greenville, Hendersonville, Saluda, Lake Lure and Asheville.
Summary of Features

The Residence

  • Built in 1978
  • 3 bedrooms; 3 full baths
  • Approximately 3,866 square feet of living space
  • Spacious great room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace
  • Sunny, open kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
  • Breakfast nook with sliding glass doors to porch
  • Screened porch with year round vistas
  • Outdoor deck with expansive mountain vistas
  • Attached garage
  • Exceptional private year-round mountain views
Estate Amenities
  • Two gated entrances
  • Two paved, tree-lined driveways
  • Circular paved drive at the main residence
  • 2-bedroom guest cottage
  • Tennis court with halogen lights
  • In-ground swimming pool with extensive stonework and companion cabana
  • Stands of mature native hardwoods
  • Idyllic open and rolling meadowlands
  • Private pond
Equestrian Amenities
  • Morton center-aisle Morton barn with 4 stall, tack room, wash rack
  • 3-stall foaling barn
  • 40 X 60 Morton utility barn for farm equipment
  • 2 outdoor rings and round pen
  • Several fenced pastures
  • Run-in sheds
  • Easy paved road access for horse trailers and vans
  • FETA private trail system runs on the property, providing access to 100 miles of dedicated equestrian trails
  • Fox Knoll Farm is in the Tryon Hounds Hunt Country
  • Proximity to three equestrian centers, state-of-the-art equine vet services, local tack shops and feed stores
The Location
  • Located in Tryon NC
  • 3 miles to Red Fox Country Club
  • 5 miles to downtown Columbus NC
  • 5.5 miles to I-26
  • 6 miles to downtown Landrum SC
  • 10 miles to downtown Tryon NC
  • 15 miles to Lake Lure NC
  • 25 miles to Spartanburg  SC
  • 25 miles to Hendersonville NC
  • 35 miles to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • 45 miles to Asheville NC

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MLS | North Carolina Mountains MLS 489567
Price | Reduced from $1,950,000 to $1,800,000 SOLD!
Contact | To schedule a private showing, please contact Sheelah Clarkson:

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