“Glen Shiel”, King
One of King’s hidden treasures. The property known as “Glen Shiel” sprawls over 80+ acres along the East Humber River offering total privacy, permission for 2 homes, hills, valleys, woodlands and open spaces. Glen Shiel is extremely well located in south King Township.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The modern history of Glen Shiel begins three generations ago when the current owner’s patriarch was searching for an idyllic weekend retreat removed from the hectic pace of post-war Toronto. The owner acquired the land and established a working mixed farm on the lush grounds of Glen Shiel. The East Humber River, which flows the length of the property, provided an ample supply of water for the horses and cattle. Glen Shiel has not been a working farm for many years, but the property includes the original farm manager’s home, the main residence which was primarily used for weekend retreats and remnants of a fieldstone bank barn which would make an ideal walled garden or pool area.
GLEN SHIEL TODAY
One enters the property today off a long private drive which meanders through the property and offers views over the East Humber River. The bridge over the breadth of the East Humber River is impressive. Once well into the property, the driveway divides with one driveway going to the main residence and the other to the original farmer’s residence. Both residences offer elegant country charm, but a new owner may wish to expand, renovate or rebuild the structures. The scenic beauty of the land and its premier location on the edge of southern King Township will attract interested buyers.
With natural indigenous forests, Glen Shiel is rich in attracting wildlife to the property including deer, wild turkeys, foxes and countless varieties of songbirds. Hiking the grounds is a favorite pastime for the current owners.
Unusual in King today is to find a property with two complete houses. Current zoning restrictions generally permit just 1 permanent residence on a lot of record. Both homes are modest in size, but the building sites are spectacular. The main house is a comfortable 4 bedroom home built in the 1930s in the classic country home style of the era. The Dining and Living Rooms are well designed with original panelling and wide board floors plus high beamed ceilings. This home would make a good guest house or property manager’s home.
MAIN HOUSE -- DETAILS
Mudroom with closet
Country Kitchen with pine cabinets, breakfast nook, pot lights, double sink.
Sun Room with walk-out to the grounds, built-in pine book cases, cathedral ceiling
Grand Living Room with pine panelling, fireplace, wide-board floors, beamed ceiling.
Large Dining Room with wide-board floors, beamed ceiling and double doors which open into the Living Room
Also on this level is a 2-piece powder room and pantry.
The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms each with a closet. There are visible pine plank floors in 3 of 4 bedrooms. A 3-piece bathroom is on the second floor plus the main hall which is panelled in pine and has original pine plank floors.
Unfinished basement with heating system, laundry, water softener, electric panel and shower.
Alongside the residence is a 2-car garage.
SECOND HOUSE DETAILS
The second home is placed on a high point of land with lovely views over the river valley which makes up Glen Shiel. Rolling lawns surround the home plus the remains of a century bank barn are below the house across the driveway.
This home is positioned on perhaps the best building site on the lands. The home is 3 bedrooms with 1 bath.
The main floor has a Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bedroom, and Office. The Kitchen and Living Room have wood floors.
The upstairs has 2 bedrooms plus a 4-piece bathroom. There is an unfinished basement.
Glen Shiel is exceptionally convenient to the 400 King Road highway access point. The property is on the border of King and Vaughan and also close to Kleinberg and the City of Vaughan.
Within 10-15 minutes of Glen Shiel are the towns of King City and Nobleton and top schools including The Country Day School, St Andrew’s College, and Villanova.
There are a variety of convenient locations to shop and dine in King City, Aurora, or Nobelton.
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