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    5050 Bennett Valley Road
    Santa Rosa, California, 95404
    United States
    5050 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa, California, 95404 United States

    5050 Bennett Valley Road
    Santa Rosa, California, 95404 United States

    Douglas Swanson
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    5050 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

    This historic Bennett Valley ranch was originally settled and developed in the late 1800s, making it one of the original ranches to be established in the area. It offers over 52± acres with Diversified Agriculture zoning and 20 acre minimum parcel size limits that could potentially allow for the parcel to be subdivided into two parcels, or to build another main home even without splitting the parcel.

    It currently offers a single level craftsman main house with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath, as well as a second single-level home with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. It has an old-world cattle barn with an exceptionally large hay loft that would be perfect for barn parties, a traditional ranch, or farming use. There are several outbuildings on the property. It has a tractor barn, a previous dairy building, and multiple storage buildings. A tributary of Matanzas Creek runs through the property with two of the storage buildings built to span over the top of the creek with water running under them. Touring through this property is a walk through time. Everywhere you go you will see old-school artisanship and charm. With a little work, this could be the most charming, authentic historic ranch in Bennett Valley—something that is rare and highly sought after now.

    The gated entry has a long straight approach lined with majestic walnut trees leading directly to the main house. Aside from the walnut orchard, there are a variety of fruit trees, as well as ancient oaks, madrones, and more. Even the trees exude the age of the property and its grounds.

    This property’s acreage consists of mostly gently sloped or level, usable land. It is fenced and cross-fenced, previously used for cattle grazing. The parcel extends from Bennett Valley Road frontage all the way back to the Bennett Valley Reservoir owned by the County of Sonoma. Beyond the reservoir is the Jackson Family Ranch which is 1,500± acres, and then Taylor Mountain Regional Park with its miles of hiking and riding trails.

    This is truly a special place and a one-of-a-kind historic ranch that the likes of which simply don’t exist anymore.

    If you would like to schedule a private tour, please call Doug Swanson or click on the showing icon above and submit your contact information for us to respond.

    About The Area

    Bennett Valley is surrounded by 3 large parks: Annadel State Park, North Sonoma Ridge Regional Park, Taylor Mountain Regional Park, and an open space preserve. They each offer miles and hundreds of acres of hiking and riding trails to explore. This valley is one of the most beautiful valleys Sonoma County has to offer and has become a destination sought after by people wanting to live the rural wine country lifestyle yet still be close to all the amenities of Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Sonoma, and Healdsburg has to offer. It also offers an easy 45± minute commute to San Francisco, having a strategic location that avoids heavier traffic areas that hinder other areas further north such as Healdsburg.Sonoma County is full of micro-climates, and Bennett Valley is no exception. This valley sits on the fringe of the Petaluma Gap, known for its coastal influence. This causes Bennett Valley to have a milder micro-climate than central Santa Rosa or Sonoma. In the summer you can expect Bennett Valley to be about 10 degrees cooler than the areas surrounding it with a gentle breeze kicking up every day around 3:00 pm. In the mornings, it is common for a light fog layer to layer the valley floor. It is one of the absolute best micro-climates to live in throughout Sonoma County.

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      • Property type
        Farm and Ranch Properties
      • Marketed By
        Artisan Sotheby's International Realty
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      • County
        Sonoma County
      • School District
        Santa Rosa High
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        1 Level Ranch
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