Real Estate & Personal Property Auction Historic Homestead

Real Estate & Personal Property Auction Historic Homestead

A historic limestone home situated on 2.5 acres in New Cumberland, PA. Zoned: Commercial Highway.
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Home Tour: Monday, August 30 @ 4PM




This historic homestead is located at 204 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, PA.  It is nestled in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania and is situated on 2.5 acres.  One of the original settlers was Richard Ashton who had purchased the farm overlooking the Yellow Breeches Creek.  Property was originally a land grant from William Penn in 1734 and remained in the Ashton family until the present family purchased the property.  Soon after, Peter Hursh purchased the land and constructed a large stone home and named the area Farm Fortune.  The current owners of the property converted the former farm and private home into a Bed & Breakfast in 1987.  At one time the occupancy for the B&B was running over 80% with many long term and/or repeat guests.

For over 250 years, Farm Fortune has remained essentially unchanged as time has progressed and legend has it that this Georgian-Period home was part of the Underground Railroad.

Cozy and captivating, enjoy and relax in one of the many rooms each containing antique decor.  All rooms feature private baths and contain all of the modern conveniences. 

Truly a "home away from home" this property is located just minutes away from I-83, the PA Turnpike.  You will be less than an hour's drive from Harrisburg's state capitol and museums, Hershey's famed Hersheypark and Chocolate World, Lancaster's Amish Country, Gettysburg's Civil War battlefield and York's historical attractions, factory tours and antique shops.



- York County

- Fairview township

- Zoned: Commercial Highway

- Cottage was built in 1734 and is the oldest buidling in York County that is still occupied

- 2.5 story

- Limestone and wood siding

- 2.5 acres

- 11 rooms

- Family room with wood burning fireplace

- Dining room

- Living room

- Large country kitchen with appliances

- Laundry room

- Large entryway with open staircase to 2nd floor

- 3 staircases

- 6 bedrooms 

- 5.5 baths

- Colonial recessed windows and woodwork

- Central A/C and window units for 3rd floor

- Oil heat

- 200 AMP service

- On the National Register

- Beautiful creek frontage

- West Shore School District

- Public water

- Septic

- Taxes approx: $4,700



- 2 -story

- Wood siding

- Shingle roof

- 1st floor with walk-in fireplace in living room

- Kitchen area with slate sink and wide plank floor boards

- 2nd floor contains a bedroom and bath with small sitting area

- Electric space heaters with A/C



- Ladder back chairs

- Early table with drawer

- High back upholstered love seats

- Candle stand

- Wooden bucket

- Copper apple butter kettle

- Misc. prints

- Crocks and jugs

- Wooden stool

- Early table with stretch base

- Martin Luther King Jr. pin 

- Brass spatula

- Tin mailbox banks

- Lots of material and dry goods

- Baskets

- Camping lantern

- Brass baby ring bed warmer

- Brass scale

- Fireplace items

- X-mas decorations

- Pressed & pattern glass

- Spongeware

- Opalescent lamp shade

- Firehorn

- Blue & White checkered table cloths

- Advertising pieces

- Cookie cutters

- Old rolling pins

- Brass kettle

- Corner cabinet

- Dough bowl

- Dough tray (w/ original red paint)

- Coverlets

- Wingback chair

- Wood chest

- Rope beds

- 2 School master's desks

- Hand knotted rugs

- Many rayo lamps

- Pine tables

- Oil lamps

- Pine chest of drawers

- Queen Anne table

- Two 3-drawer wooden file cabinets

- Feed bag material

- Mortar bench

- Twin cannonball beds

- Blanket chest

- Quilt rack

- Large pine bookshelf with 4 door base

- George and Martha Washington print

- Many hand tools

- Hobo kettle

- Wood clamps

- Mill stone

- Spindle back rocker

- Half moon table

- Scrub top tavern table

- Gothic clock

Real Estate: A 10% deposit due day of auction.  Balance due in 60 days.  A 4% buyer's premium will be added to final purchase price of real estate.


Personal Property: All items must be paid in full day of auction.  Cash, check or credit card accepted.  A 10% buyer's premium will be added to final price of each item sold.