Our family's summer home for six generations now, Edgehill is a gracious and rambling New England farmhouse that was built around 1850. It's an ideal venue for family reunions, festive weddings, conferences and workshops, and relaxing vacations. The house sits on 112 acres in Sargentville, a small village in the town of Sedgwick, at the southern tip of Blue Hill Peninsula in the East Penobscot Bay region of Downeast Maine. Our land stretches from the shore of Eggemoggin Reach, a premier sailing lane that lies between Deer Isle and the mainland, up past the Mill Pond, and back through cedar, birch, fir, and pine woods to Christy Hill. Hiking, swimming in the Mill Pond or in the ocean, exploring tide pools or streams, and having cook-outs on the beach are just a few of the memorable times to enjoy by day. Talking on the porch, playing in the barn, reading by the fire, and looking for constellations and meteors in the star-filled sky provide for relaxing evenings.
World-class sailing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, sightseeing and shopping are all popular activities in our area. Acadia National Park, next to Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, is just over an hour's drive away. The surrounding towns of Stonington, Deer Isle, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Penobscot, and Castine provide an amazing array of shops, farms and farmers markets, museums, art galleries, libraries, and community theaters. Musical offerings range from Kneisel Hall's world-renowned chamber music festivals to steel drum street dances. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is across the Reach from Edgehill, and the Wooden Boat School and Magazine are in the next town.
The Peninsula area produces some of the best foods anywhere. Our town of Sedgwick led the nation in adopting a Local Foods ordinance in 2011! Small, organic family farms dot the landscape, as do school greenhouses and gardens. There are excellent restaurants, pubs, and even a taqueria in the area. Fresh lobster and blueberries are abundant in season.
Edgehill sleeps up to 18 people in 8 bedrooms and a screened sleeping porch. The beamed living room is warmed by a great fireplace and houses a collection of hundreds of antique books and albums. There is a country kitchen with hammered zinc counters, a classic slate sink, and a 6-burner Garland restaurant stove. The dining room has a large table that can seat upwards of 20 people for a loud and boisterous meal. The highlight of the house is the front porch, which runs the length of the house and looks through the woods across Eggemoggin Reach to Deer Isle. This is the perfect place to grab one of the rocking chairs, your summer reading and your favorite beverage, and while away an afternoon. The big red barn is a haven for rainy days. Kids love to shoot baskets, climb and swing. There is a stage for performances and plenty of space for seating. The Barn has been the scene of many wedding receptions, family theatrical productions, a crazy annual Halloween party and even political rallies!
We are delighted to have the opportunity to share the comfort and ambience of this great house with you. Enjoy your stay!
For more information, answers to your questions or to arrange a booking, contact Margaret Bixby at 207-359-2763 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.