Under contract-accepting backup offers.One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Mini farm seeks new owners in the beautiful equestrian community of Countryside Lakes, located in the heart of Weirsdale! This hidden gem offers over 8 acres of serene, fully fenced oak-dotted landscape ready for your horses to gallop and thrive. In the expansive ranch style home, enjoy 2,634 sqft of open living area, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus an enormous bonus room that can be easily utilized as a home gym, office, or additional guest entertainment space. Upon entry, an abundance of natural light flooding through the large windows creates an airy atmosphere as you make your way into the tiled foyer. In the corridor your immediate left, find two bedrooms with tile and LVP flooring, and the guest bathroom featuring a shower/tub combo. To your right, enter the heart of the home…the gourmet kitchen fit for a chef! Just beyond the breakfast nook, gorgeous Kitchen-Aid stainless steel appliances await, along with solid wood cabinetry adorned with granite countertops, and ample storage. Open to the adjacent dining and living space, entertaining is a breeze, and you are sure to never miss out on conversation with friends and family! Additional features to love in this area includes a dual sided gas fireplace, providing an opportunity for intimate gatherings during the winter months. The spacious owner’s suite invites you to relax a while, centered with a fireplace and complete with “his and hers” walk-in closets, dual vanities in the spa-like bathroom, soaker tub, glass encased walk-in shower and pocket door for privacy. Across the hall and opposite of the indoor laundry room, find the bonus room with half bath and exterior access through glass paneled French doors – making this ideal for a secondary entertainment space, hobby room or guest suite. Once back in the great room, step through oversized sliding glass doors onto the tiled and screened in porch which overlooks the rolling paddocks and spring fed pond at the rear of the property. Just steps away from the porch, a private oasis awaits… a sparkling pool with additional landscape offers a retreat from the Florida heat after a long day. The sound of delighted whinnies is sure to come from your equine friends as they enjoy access to two paddocks behind the home, complete with a feeding station, round pen, and four stable horse barn with tack/wash area. The rear paddock is fenced into the spring fed pond offering a sip of water or spot to cool off for horses and cattle, also accessible for kayaks and john boats. Additional features to note about this property include a 16 x 20 utility shed with a loft/overhead storage, carport for vehicles or equipment, and concrete slab to park your RV, boat, etc.! The roof is original and will be replaced prior to closing, allowing the buyer to select shingle color. HVAC fully replaced 2023, meter main panel replaced 2023. Property is conveniently located roughly 20 minutes away from Lady Lake, The Villages, and Summerfield - encompassing all your dining, shopping, medical, entertainment and recreational needs while still maintaining a rural lifestyle. Florida living is calling!