714 Chestnut St. , Ashland, Kansas, 67831
You have got to check out this gorgeous contemporary ranch-style home and functioning bed and breakfast nestled on 6.5 acres in Ashland, Kansas! A true one-of-a-kind property, this place is luxurious and high end, yet welcomes you with all of the warmth and charm you would expect from a lovingly designed, custom built Kansas home. This one is just ready and waiting to be your new family home, income producing business, or incredible retirement place with plenty of room to host friends and family.
Experience the epitome of curb appeal as you take in the super attractive roof line, covered front porch with tall stylish columns, and meticulous landscaping. The entryway is bright and beckons you to come right on in and make yourself at home. The living room is spacious and airy featuring a grand high ceiling, ceiling fan, multiple large windows providing tons of natural light, open floor plan, recessed lighting, and one of two gas fireplaces with a custom tiled surround and crisp white decorative mantle. The kitchen was arranged for 2 or more people to work together easily. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, large island / bar area with attractive pendant lighting above adorn this warm and welcoming space. Enjoy top of the line stainless steel appliances that include a dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, and microwave, There is a pantry perfect when stocking up on your groceries and a storage room for bulk items is conveniently located in the garage off the kitchen. The master bedroom is on the main level and features a coffered ceiling, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet with a built-in ironing board. An en suite bath with granite countertops, linen closet, separate shower, and jetted tub round out the space. A door leading to the back deck is also included, perfect for stepping out with a cup of coffee or a book to enjoy the serene landscape and beautiful views. The main floor laundry room includes a washer and dryer.
There is a walkout basement with two bedrooms, a theater room and a spacious yet cozy living room. featuring the second gas fireplace that will make a perfect place to savor your favorite hot beverage as you snuggle up to a toasty fire when wintry weather hits and you need to escape from the cold cruel world. Also, a wet bar is there for any refreshment you might want. The mechanical room is conveniently located in the basement as well. The home is energy efficient and was built using Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction and features 6 inch concrete walls upstairs and 8 inch concrete walls downstairs. Say “good-bye” to high utility bills with this intelligent and weather-tight design. Adding to the climate control efficiency are the geo thermal radiant heat heated floors with horizonal lines as well as central heat and air.
Outdoor features include a double car attached garage, double car detached garage with workshop space, and electric garage door openers. The backyard is spacious with a covered patio, large upper deck, and great views. If you are looking for a country home inside the city limits then this is the place for you. The current owners even have 2 horses (not included in the sale) in the pasture area on the 6.5 acres. The property is located next to the city park for even more country charm. The sellers are quite artistic and the new owners will be the recipient of a lovely custom mosaic mural depicting an Americana scene with an eagle, beautiful skies, vibrant land, and a bear (a nod to the Bear Creek that runs behind the property and lends its name to the current bed and breakfast operated here.
The home is serviced by electricity, cell phone service, high speed fiber optic internet, cable television, city sewer, city water, and natural gas.
Ashland is also very desirable for farmers, ranchers, retirees, hunters, outdoors enthusiasts and others that are looking for a safe place to live in Southwest Kansas. Ashland has great schools as the USD-220 School District and is home of the Bluebirds.
There is much to see and do in the Gyp Hills area of Kansas. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of this remarkable area of the Sunflower State.
Many come to the area to enjoy nature by visiting the Big Basin Prairie Preserve, or Clark State Fishing Lake while others enjoy the history of the area in establishments such as the Hardesty House Hotel - Restaurant and many other attractions.
Golfers may want to try the 9-hole 'Ashland' course at the Ashland Country Club facility. It features 3,185 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 70.2 and it has a slope rating of 121. The Ashland golf course opened in 1980.
Ashland is a small town of about 870 people, but with lots of warmth and charm. Ashland is the largest city and the county seat of Clark County, Kansas. The community lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge to the north and Fort Supply to the south. As quoted on the City of Ashland website: 'Whether you are just passing through or looking for a place to call home you will find it in Ashland. The community offers a sense of family, a commitment to service and a slower lifestyle in one of the most beautiful settings in Kansas. Travel the Red Hills, stop in and visit with the local merchants on our historic Main Street and chat with the locals. Take some time and allow us to show you “a lifestyle worth sharing.”
Come to Ashland and see what rural America is really like! Step back in history to a better time and place! Take some time to watch a glorious sunset or drive north through the beautiful Red Hills to the 1,200 acre Clark County State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area for some fishing, hunting, hiking or shooting photographs. Many come to hunt the 12,000 acres of Kansas Walk-In Hunting areas nearby. Get ready to enjoy small town life at its best with this property. Come to Ashland to make new friends or renew old acquaintances.
According to the Kansas Regional Center, some of the most important factors in choosing a place to live is lifestyle, safety and ease of finding jobs.
“You're looking for a place with a low cost of living, nationally ranked schools and picture-perfect communities. But you also want a place with world-class dining, great nightlife and wide-open spaces for outdoor adventure. It isn’t always easy to find that combination. But that’s exactly what you get in Kansas.
In Kansas, we don’t just live life. We live life to the fullest. We’re big on business and economic development, but we know how to relax and have a good time, too. We’re balancing work and play, progress and history, urban and rural to create a quality of life you can’t find anywhere else. And that’s what makes this place so special.
The cost of living in Kansas is nearly 8.7 percent below the national average, making our state among the most affordable in the nation. From food and gasoline to property taxes and car insurance, most of what you need costs less here. Housing costs are especially low, with the median value of owner-occupied homes nearly 35 percent below the national average. In fact, Kansas is ranked among the most affordable places in the country for buying a home. The bottom line is this - your dollar goes further here.”
As Native Kansans, we couldn’t agree more. Come see why the Sunflower State should be your home too.
Come to Ashland “Where a Lifestyle is Worth Sharing”
· 52 miles to the southeast of Dodge City, Kansas
· 66 miles to the north of Woodward, Oklahoma
· 158 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas
· 205 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
· 354 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas
· 411 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas
· 418 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado