3605 Watts Ferry Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA

$ 3,335,000.00

Seldom Scene Farm and its 273+/- acres (in three individual tracts!) epitomize Bluegrass tranquility. The current owners discovered the property when kayaking down the Kentucky River (which borders the farm for 1.5 miles), eventually purchasing the land from descendants of the Watts family, beneficiaries of early land grants. The farm’s setting has been immortalized in both Paul Sawyier paintings and National Geographic. The main residence is a homage to Kentucky craftmanship, built with Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar. It features a dry stacked stone fireplace and a desirable first floor primary suite. A restored c. 1812 cabin serves as a guest cottage, currently used as a successful Airbnb. The cottage boasts sunny spaces with historic hand-hewn logs and reclaimed woods from the original cabin, as well as modern-rustic details. Another historic cabin was converted for further housing. 2 garages (one with an apt) protect vehicles & farm equipment. An attractive horse barn add 4 stalls and more storage, while 2 tobacco barns add 4 additional stalls. Recreational opportunities abound for fishing (in the river or 2 ponds), hiking, sporting clays, and boating.

Basic Facts

MLS #: 22011090 Date added: 05/28/22 Type: Status:
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Full Baths: 4 Half Baths: 1
Floors: Two Area: 4225.00 sq ft Lot size: 272.6900 acres Year built: 1992
Post Updated: 2022-09-23 20:33:14

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Location Details

County: Woodford Woodford
Area Desc: 010 - Woodford County
Directions: US60 to Grassy Springs Road. Right on McCracken Pike, then left on Watts Ferry. Watts Ferry Road ends at this property. Do not attempt to drive on the farm without an appointment as it is gated and locked. The farm is in Woodford County but carries a Frankfort mailing address. The farm is in three tracts which offers subsequent owners the ability to divide, if they so choose.
Topography: Bottom Land,Gently Rolling,Waterfront,Wooded
Zoning: AR

Property Details

Lot Dimensions: 272.69 +/-
Subdivision: Rural
Finished Area Total: 4225.00
Unfinished Area Total: 590.00
Below Grade Finished Area: 752.00
Below Grade Unfinished Area: 590.00
Above Grade Finished Area: 3473.00 acres
Farm w/House: Yes

Property Features

Main Residence Features: Basement,Central Air,Fireplace,Garage
Fencing: Plank,V-Mesh
Sewer: Septic Tank
Housing: Guest,Main,Manager(s)
Farm Improvements: Equipment Bldg(s),Horse Barn(s),Office,Tobacco Barn(s),Workshop
# of Stalls: 8
# of Horse Barns: 1
# of Tobacco Barns: 2


Water Source: Cistern,Spring(s),Well
Conservation Easement: No
Present Use: Horses,Recreation
Best Use: Horses,Recreation
Possession Main House: Negotiable
Possession of Aux: Negotiable
Possession of Farm: Negotiable

Courtesy of

Office Name: Kirkpatrick & Company
Office ID: 20180519171538574089000000
  • Company: Kentucky Prime Realty, LLC


The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed as to its accuracy. Any information of special interest should be obtained through independent verification. All measures are approximate.

This is located at 3605 Watts Ferry Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA, is categorized under , and has been listed on KY Prime Realty. This property is listed at $ 3,335,000.00. It has 4 beds bedrooms, 5 baths bathrooms, and is 4225.00 sq ft. The property was built in 1992.