The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company is the nation's largest sheep dairy, known by gourmands near and far for its award-winning cheeses and yogurts. What the casual enthusiast might not know as they toss a wedge of Ewe's Blue into their roller-basket at Whole Foods is that the company's operation centered around a 1790s estate, which previously operated as a prestigious Relais & Château country inn.
Composed of 210 rolling acres, the Sheepherding Inn features indoor and outdoor banquet spaces and six guest suites in the main residence, an 18th century manse abounding in rich architectural detail that includes high ceilings, hearty stone fireplaces, hand-hewn wood beams and other old-world finishes. There's a wine cellar and tennis court, a three-exposure solarium and summer kitchen area; a media room, bar, chef's kitchen and library continue resort-like amenities with an execution true to the property's historic nature while fit for the inhabitants of today.
The real highlight here, of course: a working farm, with rolling, fenced pastures, a barn complex with operating creamery and large greenhouses, making this one of the premier farm-to-table luxury properties currently on the market.