Pool, boathouse, creek, stable and 45 acres a big draw just outside of town

Published 2:47 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019

A long, crepe myrtle-lined drive meanders past a pond, a pasture and stable. At its end, sits a regal stucco two-story house. Behind it, a saltwater pool and an expanse of immaculate lawn, rolling down to the banks of a deep water creek and the boathouse sitting over its water.

All around is land — 45 acres of it, 11 of it cleared and bound on two sides by the water. Here, visitors are immersed in nature at this idyllic rural retreat. But this particular retreat is not as rural as one would expect. It may seem like a world away, but, in fact, it’s only minutes away from downtown Washington.

SUMMER FUN: A saltwater pool surrounded by brick makes for an ideal place for friends and family to gather on summer days.

Located on Clarks Neck Road, just over the Pitt County line, it’s three bedrooms, two and half baths and 2,877 square feet of home that comes with some substantial perks. Nestled into a curve of Tranter’s Creek, the house includes a large, upstairs bonus room, an updated kitchen, cozy sunroom, large master suite and a whole-house generator. Notable are the hardwood floors that reflect plenty of natural light and the water views from the master bathroom’s jetted tub. The property claims several other buildings: a 3,200-square foot wired workshop, a stable, a small pool house for storage of summer fun gear and a boathouse sitting in 18 feet of water.

But it’s the landscape that really makes an impression.

“It really has that ‘Wow!’ when you turn into that driveway,” said Jackson Lancaster, with Coldwell Banker Coastal Rivers Realty. “It’s got the best of both worlds: the waterfront, the land, all the property. It’s just over the Pitt County line, so it’s close to ECU and Vidant. People have called from all over the country to just come and look at it.”

SUNNY DAYS: A cozy sunroom leads to a porch that steps down to the saltwater pool. Yards away is Tranter’s Creek and the boathouse just waiting for a launch.

Those people include a couple from Raleigh, looking for a second home and a place for their retirement years; others came up from Wilmington. Several have called from the western part of the country to, looking to relocate to the East Coast and the tranquility apparent in the pictures of the home’s online listing.

The tranquility and water access are a big draw for those in the market.

“The current owners like to paddleboard and kayak out there, because it’s so calm. There’s not a lot of boat traffic,” Lancaster said, regarding Tranter’s Creek. “There’s all these woods over here, so they see all sorts of wildlife.”

Lancaster said the location is ideal for those with horses and hobbies, boatowners, pool lovers and even those looking for a property to lease out as an event venue — the picturesque pond, workshop and stable are ready made for such a venture.

DEEPWATER DOCKAGE: Previous owners of the property have measured the depth of the water at the end of the dock as 18 feet — plenty of water for most vessels.

It’s also perfect for those looking for a getaway that’s not far away at all.

“I guess the unique thing is that you can’t really find something like this,” Lancaster said. “So much land, so close to town.”

For more information about 6879 Clarks Neck Road, call Jackson Lancaster at 252-402-9067 or email jackson.lancaster@coastalrivers.com.

STANDOUT: With stucco exterior walls and a meta l roof, the property at Clarks Neck Road stands out from the typical eastern North Carolina home design.