Check out Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky
Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Apples take the spotlight at Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Now is a great time to take a drive out to Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky. This family-friendly farm sells produce, serves lunch, and hosts birthday parties, weddings and other events on the 70-acre property. Just a 30-minute drive from Lexington, the venue attracts produce lovers who want just-picked freshness.

Terry and Susie Boyd are the fifth generation of farmers to work the land. The focus is on fruit, especially apples, and they also grow strawberries, peaches, berries, pears, grapes, and pumpkins. Vegetables include asparagus, corn, squash, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes. Many of what is grown is also available for shoppers to pick directly from the source. You-pick favorites for kids of all ages include berries, strawberries, and pumpkins.

Children can also visit the petting zoo and play on the playground which features huge slides, a pirate ship and a playhouse made from hay bales. Besides fresh produce the store sells homemade pies and cakes, preserves, marinades, and gifts. The Apple Blossom Cafe has a rotating menu with hamburgers, hot dogs, and other kid-friendly foods. Desserts are a highlight featuring seasonal favorites such as strawberry shortcake or apple dumplings.

Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Lexington and Versailles are surrounded by beautiful farmland.

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Perhaps you’d like to own a small horse farm in Central Kentucky?

The scenic drive to Boyds Orchards in Versailles Ky may have you dreaming of owning a farm of your own. Or perhaps you want a house in a rural country setting. Versailles offers the best of both worlds by offering a small-town of just 9000 people surrounded by rolling hills and farmland- yet the town itself is only 20 minutes from Lexington. Versailles also has one of the largest Kroger groceries in the state. Commuting from this charming small town to Frankfort is also about 20 minutes. The interstate system makes connecting to Louisville, Georgetown and Cincinnati easy also. Click this link to see homes for sale in downtown Versailles and visit our Neighborhoods page to see more Versailles neighborhoods. And also check out this link to see horse farms and properties for sale in Central Kentucky.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Lexington Ky area

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I’m always intrigued by the high-priced real estate that we are surrounded by here in Lexington Ky. What follows is the Top 5 most expensive homes for sale in the Lexington Ky area. Unlike my Top Ten Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Lexington Ky, most of these residential homes are not part of a neighborhood or subdivision. As you’ll see, these luxurious listings are in a class by themselves:

 

1.The Versailles Castle at $30,000,000. [Note: As of early Sept. 2014 this property has been taken off the market. If you have interest, please contact us.] Yes, Castle Post is on the market. It is still operating as an upscale bed and breakfast and I would sure love to schedule a showing of this fancy estate! It has 12,118 square feet of living space on 55 acres. Features of the home include 10 bedrooms, 10 full baths, 4 half-baths, and lots of turrets and other cool castle features. Located on Versailles Road just two miles from Keeneland and the airport, this seems the perfect place for those in the horse racing business.

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Castle Post, the most expensive home for sale in the Lexington Ky area.

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2. Black Diamond Farm at $5,250,000. I showed this home to buyer a while back and I can say without a doubt that this place is amazing! Situated on the corner of famed Paris Pike and Iron Works Pike, this huge home has 17,000 square feet of living space. As if that weren’t enough, the separate guest house has apartment space and a four-car garage. The real head-turner is the pool house. This two-story 13,000 sq ft glass building encloses a large in-ground pool and two Jacuzzis. Over 70 retractable skylights open at the touch of a button. Two curved staircases lead to the second floor guest bedroom, and dining area that looks over the pool. The main house has every extravagance imaginable including an elevator, game room, office wing, and spa. On just over 60 acres, the beautifully landscaped property includes a pond with fountain and a horse barn with fenced paddock.

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The back view of the manor on Black Diamond farm. The master bedroom wing is closest to the camera. There is a wing of similar size on the opposite end of the house which contains  executive office suites.

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The stunning pool house on Black Diamond Farm.

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3. 1501 Lakewood Drive in the Lakewood Neighborhood at $3,700,000. This four-bedroom six bathroom home is 14 years old and 7300 square feet. The striking foyer features a curving staircase with custom scrollwork and a magnificent chandelier. Balconies on the second floor overlook the formal dining room, living room, and sitting room. The home has custom ceilings, paint, window treatments and many glamorous details.

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One of the most expensive homes for sale in the Lexington Ky area

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4. 5508 Russell Cave Road at $3,100,000. This historic 6000 sq ft  home was built in the 1830’s! Everything has been updated in this four bedroom, four bathroom home including the chef’s kitchen, bathrooms, and all new insulated windows. On 95 acres, the property features barns, an office, and a manager’s house.

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Gorgeous bathroom in the Russell Cave Road home- one of the most expensive homes for sale in Lexington Ky

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5. 2150 Newtown Pike for $2,750,000. [Note: As of November 2014 this property has been taken off the market. If you have interest, please contact us.] This 8500 sq ft home is only minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Newtown Road home- one of the most expensive homes for sale in Lexington Ky

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I will be happy to show you these or any other home for sale in the area– and no, it doesn’t have to be one of the most expensive homes, either! Looking forward to helping you find your next home!   Looking for a horse farm, small or large?  Search HERE or fill out our KENTUCKY HORSE FARMS QUESTIONNAIRE so we know what your specific wants and needs are.

 

 

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Moving to Versailles Ky

Moving to Versailles Ky
Moving to Versailles Ky

Moving to Versailles Ky

Moving to Versailles Kentucky is a great choice for more people these days. Kroger announced that they are planning to build a new large store on a vacant lot across from their current store. The new store will be 125,000 square feet which is nearly double of the size of their current store, which was built on US 60 nearly 20 years ago. The new Kroger plaza will also include other stores and shops including a restaurant, dry cleaner, and other small retailers. Construction is to begin in February, with the new store opening in early 2015.

If you are considering moving to Versailles Kentucky, there are many neighborhoods in the vicinity of the new Kroger including:

Homes for sale in Versailles within a mile from the new Kroger range from $99,900 to $799,000.

With a population of about 8,000, the Woodford County town of Versailles benefits from its convenient location. Its proximity to the interstate and the larger towns of Frankfort and Lexington offers residents rural living without the isolation. In fact, downtown Lexington and the state capitol of Frankfort are each just 20 minutes away.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!