The current owners have had tremendous vision for and spared no expense in shaping Lyons Bridge Farm into one of the most unique properties in northwest Georgia.
In 2017, they contracted with the salvage experts at DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders to move giant logs from a 200-year-old double-pen barn in Pleasantville, Ohio to the “Hillbilly Hilltop” at Lyons Bridge Farm. The project was the subject of several episodes of the TV show.
Every inch of the 6,267± square foot Pleasantville Lodge was meticulously assembled with logs, chinking, and other salvaged and natural materials and completed in 2019. Aside from the addition of a salt water pool and modern amenities, the house looks like it has been in this very spot for centuries. It features a cook’s kitchen, five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, grand sitting rooms and gathering areas, and multi-level porches with beautiful vistas.
The “Hillbilly Hilltop” is centered around entertaining and provides the perfect setting for a memorable experience for family and guests. The “Cherokee Cabin” was indeed a Native American’s personal cabin and is used as a guest house. It is pre-1933 and has a kitchen, one bathroom, and deck with cedar hot tub.
The 1848 “Schoolhouse” was moved to Lyons Bridge from Manchester, Georgia and is a guest cabin with a loft bedroom, living and dining areas, and a large bath. Both guest cabins overlook a large picnic area and fire pit and are nearby to a five-stand for shooting clays.
There is an additional one-bedroom guest cabin built of barnwood along the Big Cedar Creek in a beautiful garden setting. A little oasis in and of itself, the gardens show off color throughout the year with camellias, Japanese maples, azaleas, beds of peonies, rhododendron, and wisteria.
Additional improvements surround the cattle and farming operation and include two staff houses, a new equipment barn with bathroom, a new large working barn for cattle, feed barn, storage barn, pole barn, and five miles of four-board fence and cross fencing. There are over 40 miles of roads, including several miles made of asphalt, chip & seal, or asphalt millings.
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Lyons Bridge Farm consists of 1,334± acres with nearly two miles on Big Cedar Creek. About 40% of the property is forested with beautiful hardwood areas and 150± acres in planted pines. The rest of the property is made up of open areas around the houses, or improved pasture and hayfields for the cattle business.
Based upon recent years, the annual taxes on real property for Lyons Bridge Farm are estimated at $28,926.