Sited in Westport, appropriately named as the western most port in Massachusetts, Harbor View Farm and Sherman Hill Farm are part of the Farm Coast of New England comprising a chain of historic coastal villages, vineyards and farms. Along with Tiverton, Little Compton, and Dartmouth, these towns share a unique setting of Antique Colonial-era villages, general stores, mill ponds, stone walls, salt marshes, and rural pastures rolling down to the bay or rivers.

In 1947, the current owners built the dairy farm in its present locations between two branches of the Westport River. Both farm sites are part of the highest ridge in the area taking advantage of the climate associated with the salt-water estuaries east and west of the farms. As third-generation dairy farmers, the family farms include barns, various support structures, and 152 cows. In 2006, the family dairy operation shifted its focus from milk to artisan cheeses – utilizing the productive soils, grasses, and climate. Today, Shy Brothers is an award-winning producer of three craft cheeses: Hannahbells, Cloumage, and mozzarella curd.

Included in the offering is farm equipment, livestock, feed, cheese-related inventory, and the award-winning “Shy Brothers Farm” cheese business, along with two single-family residences, multiple barns and farm-support structures.

  • The two non-contiguous properties total 217.87± acres.
  • Harbor View Farm: 92.87± acre farm with a 1920s Cape residence that includes two rental units with 2,246± square feet of living area with five bedrooms. The property’s interior terrain consists of wooded uplands, pasturelands and corn fields. 12.95± acres of the property has modest development potential.
  • Sherman Hill Farm: 125.0± acre farm has commanding views has a 1926 Cape residents with 1,610± square feet of living area with four bedrooms. The property’s interior terrain consists of a mix of open meadow, wooded uplands, and freshwater wetlands.
  • Offering includes farm equipment, livestock, feed, cheese-related inventory, and the “Shy Brothers Farm” cheese business. Improvements include two single-family residences, multiple barns and farm-support structures.
  • Disclosure: Agriculture Preservation Restriction (APR) on 79.92± acres, or 86% of Harbor View Farm. State has option to acquire the property (Harbor Hill Farm) at agriculture value.
    Chapter 61A enrollment; Right of First Refusal (ROFR).
  • For more detailed information contact Terry Boyle: tboyle@landvest.com, or Sandy Olney: solney@landvest.com.

Property Details

MA2387
Well
No
No
No
No

Interior (More Info)

Select a Point of Interest and Radius from the form above.