SIGNIFICANT PRICE REDUCTION!nRetreat from the hustle and bustle of the City and settle into the most serene of settings in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland just outside of Damascus. This thoughtfully designed property sits on a quiet cul de sac, only 45 minutes to both DC and Baltimore, and conveniently located to shops, restaurants, commuter routes, and the MARC train and is located in Damascus School District. It boasts 6.78 acres and backs to 174 acres of protected green space and to Seneca Creek State Park. Enjoy tree-covered hikes on trails, or simply sit on your spacious rear deck and take in all that Shepherd Farm has to offer. The main house is a beautifully maintained all brick colonial, with just over 4400 square feet of living space, including 5 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Enter this 3-story home to find gleaming ceramic-tiled floors in the foyer, a fieldstone fireplace off the country kitchen, fresh paint throughout, and additional updates including new carpet and flooring (2021), skylights and roof (2019), hot water heater (2020) and well pressure tank (2018). With a tremendous amount of usable living space, this traditional layout with its finished lower level accessible from a separate outside entrance, also offers the potential for an in-law/au pair suite with separate kitchenette. Granted a special exception from the County to board 10 horses, you will find 5 fenced fields and 2 paddocks, a large stone facing, freshly painted and well-maintained center aisle 9-stall Bank Barn constructed in 1992, which includes a double foaling stall, tack room, wash stall, and hay and tractor storage. Shepherd Farm also features a 60 ft solid-sided round pen, and a 70 x 160 ft outdoor riding arena with footing and night lights. Beautiful 3-board white fencing enclose the generous acreage. Additionally, you will find a separate Pole Barn with new roof (2019), which features 2 stalls and 1 large run-in stall. There is water and electricity to both barns. The value and unique opportunity this close-in property affords is truly unmatched, don’t miss out on this one!