A rare and special category of Vermont real estate is the village farm. Village farms are walking distance to a town center but surrounded by land well suited for crops and livestock – a mix of convenience with a rural land-based lifestyle. West Branch Farm in South Strafford is a perfect example. Located only a short walk from the general store, elementary school and town ski hill, this village farm on 58 acres offers tillable fields and fenced pastures, a private hilltop with views and woodlands, a handsome 36’ x 48’ mortise and tenon post & beam barn with 6 box stalls, a studio with wood stove, outbuildings, run-in sheds and a light-filled well-appointed 3-bedroom 3-bathroom home. The gateway to this property is a private bridge over the west branch of the Ompompanoosic river. With trout, swimming holes and beaver, the river meanders along the farm's western border. South Strafford is a bucolic school-choice town 25 minutes from Dartmouth College and 10 minutes to Exit 2 at mile 13 off I89.