Home with Endless Opportunities For Sale on Thompson Lake in Oxford, Maine

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Home with Endless Opportunities For Sale on Thompson Lake in Oxford, Maine

979271_101_53Level Lot on Thompson Lake Means Easy Water Access

Thompson Lake in Oxford, Maine, provides a tranquil setting for a small house with endless opportunities. The year-round lakefront home at 368 Pleasant Street needs some updating, but there’s lots of potential for a visionary. And as is, it’s easy to maintain so you can spend more time playing outdoors.

The 1,440-square foot ranch-style house features six rooms, including 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. In the kitchen, you’ll find a dishwasher, plus a washer and dryer. The home is heated with oil and wood–with a fireplace in the living room and wood stove in the dining area. A detached two car garage and garden shed are also located on the property. The level lot provides easy access to the lake and offers 150 feet of water frontage.
Purchased in 1986, the current owners appreciate the location and privacy the property offers. Set on almost two acres of level land, the lakefront house is tucked amidst mature white pines, hemlocks and hardwood trees. It’s positioned on a tranquil cove of the 4,426 acre Thompson Lake.
In the spring and fall, the owners enjoy watching bald eagles. Other wildlife sitings include: “Ospreys and herons in the summer. Lots of chickadees and kingfishers, mallards, loons and geese in the cove. Deer and on a few occasions spotted fawns in the yard. Even a family of river otters show up every year. On warm summer days the old logs around the cove are used by turtles to sun themselves.”
And when you want to rejoin civilization, it’s not far away. The owners tell us, “It’s not far from Oxford Village, the town hall and post office. And only ten minutes to Norway and South Paris, twenty minutes to Lewiston-Auburn, forty minutes to Portland and 45 minutes to Conway N.H. & White Mountains. It’s an hour or so to the coast. Close to x-country skiing and snowmobile trails and ice fishing in the winter.” It’s only a two and a half hour trip from Boston.
Thompson Lake is rated one of the 10 best lakes in Maine for water quality and is one of the most pristine in the state. It’s located in Casco, Otisfield, Oxford and Poland, and is spring-fed by the Poland Spring Aquifer. The maximum depth of the lake is 121 feet. The bottom can be seen to a depth of 35 feet.
Summer or winter, time spent on the almost twelve-mile long Thompson Lake is always spectacular. The shoreline is varied with long stretches of undeveloped shore, shallow sandy areas and steep, rocky sections. Launch your boat and explore the many coves and islands.
Thompson Lake is also a gem for anglers. The Maine Inland Fisheries monitors the lake and stocks landlocked salmon annually. You’ll also find lake trout, cusk, and large and smallmouth bass. Good fishing areas for bass include the northern end of the lake and the Heath. Winter fishing is also good.
When we asked the current owners what good memories they have about the lake, they said, “Enjoying the change of seasons, getting the canoe or boat out in the spring, exploring new places in the summer, The fairs in the fall, sitting by the wood stove and watch it snow in the winter. Having enough room for a good size vegetable garden.”
And their favorite local spots: “Pick a road and take a drive, pick a trail and take a walk, or just get some pizza & subs from Pollys or fried clams from the Lost Gull and head to the town beach and enjoy the view. The local area offers a lot from just enjoying the outdoors to Winston Cup Racing and even a casino.”
After living and working in the area for 26 years, they are ready for a change. Are you also ready for a change? Seeking the waterfront lifestyle? Look no more. Click on the blue box above to learn more about this lakefront house for sale on Thompson Lake.

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