Real Estate in Cullowhee - Homes For Sale

Even with just over 9,000 residents, Cullowhee has a lot to offer. Home to Western Carolina University, Cullowhee provides everything you’d expect from a college town — from poetry readings to independent movie screenings, available to students and locals alike. And, on fall weekends, you’re likely to find most people at the WCU football game — the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a must-see.

Cullowhee’s K-8 school, Cullowhee Valley, has an impressive variety of clubs and activities for students: Robotics Club, Battle of the Books, Band and Build-It Club are just a few of the many programs available. Kids and adults alike can find even more activities provided at the Cullowhee Recreation Center, operated by the Jackson County Parks and Rec Department.

As with most places in Jackson County, the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are abundant. If you like disc golf (we won’t tell if you still call it a frisbee!), you don’t want to miss the Catamount Links course hosted by WCU. Prefer to drop in a line and hopefully catch a fish? The Tuckasegee River runs right through Cullowhee, but there are also dozens of creeks and other fishing holes for you to try your luck. The WNC Fly Fishing Trail has some terrific suggestions for your next angling adventure.

Are you a history buff? Check out the Mountain Heritage Center, where southern Appalachia’s cultural heritage and history are celebrated and preserved. After your visit, you’ll need a bite to eat; Cullowhee’s options include Mexican food at Sazon, coffee and baked goods at The Point, and traditional pub fare at Tuck’s Tap and Grille.

And, if you need to venture out beyond your Appalachian mountain home in Cullowhee, don’t worry: Asheville Regional Airport is only 45 miles away, with frequent connections to Atlanta via Delta and US Airways. For more local travel needs, you can take advantage of public transportation provided by Jackson County Transit.


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Cullowhee, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

437 Wake Robin Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$435,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.2 acres

about 6 hours on site

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Privacy and one-level living are what sets this home apart. Minutes from Western Carolina University, hiking, and shopping, this home has what you are looking for! Privately situated on 2.2 acres you will find a custom home built for the current owner that has been smoke/pet free. This recently updated home has a large master suite, walk in closets, cathedral ceiling, new roof, newer HVAC, new appliances, new hardwood floors, and is ready for you to move right in. The attached 2-car garage adds to the ease of unloading your groceries without being in the elements.

327 Bugle Boy Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.47 acres

about 11 hours on site

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Now available a pristine mountain cabin on the Tuckasegee River. It has been totally renovated and updated with natural wood and stone products. The river/road side of the home has hurricane glass for noise reduction. An instant-on hot water heater has been installed; A wood burning fireplace is perfect for chilly evenings. Pets are welcomed by the fenced-in area and a large workshop/storage building is easily accessible. The river bank has been stabilized with stone and has steps to the river, perfect for your kyak or canoe. River Ranch Village, a great small community, is close to WCU and Cullowhee and a short distance to Sylva and Cashiers.

327 Bugle Boy Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.93 acres

1 day on site

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Now available a pristine mountain cabin on the Tuckasegee River, with approximately 270' of frontage. It has been totally renovated and updated with natural wood and stone products. The river/road side of the home has hurricane glass for noise reduction. An instant-on hot water heater has been installed; A wood burning fireplace is perfect for chilly evenings. Pets are welcomed by the fenced-in area and a large workshop/storage building is easily accessible. The river bank has been stabilized with stone and has steps to the river, perfect for your kyak or canoe. The extra lot could have a guest/in-law home easily built with septic already installed and possible shared well. Flat topo with no excavation or roads to be built. River Ranch Village, a great small community, is close to WCU and Cullowhee and a short distance to Sylva and Cashiers. Also includes parcel # 7568-63-2550.

327 Bugle Boy Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.47 acres

1 day on site

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Now available a pristine mountain cabin on the Tuckasegee River, with approximately 140 " of frontage. It has been totally renovated and updated with natural wood and stone products. The river/road side of the home has hurricane glass for noise reduction. An instant-on hot water heater has been installed; A wood burning fireplace is perfect for chilly evenings. Pets are welcomed by the fenced-in area and a large workshop/storage building is easily accessible. The river bank has been stabilized with stone and has steps to the river, perfect for your kyak or canoe. River Ranch Village, a great small community, is close to WCU and Cullowhee and a short distance to Sylva and Cashiers.

Bugle Boy Drive Unit 11&12, Cullowhee, NC 28783

$99,000

beds

0 baths

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0.47 acres

2 days on site

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Now available a Tuckasegee River front lot that is ready for your home. It has underground elec., shared well available and a three bedroom septic already installed. No excavation, clearing or road building needed. Great community that easily accessible and close to Cullowhee WCU. The river bank has been reinforced with stone so that no erosion will occur. Also stone steps have been built down to the river, approximately 150' frontage!

787 Johns Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$169,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.25 acres

3 days on site

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Open the windows and listen to sounds of Johns Creek at this charming 2Bedroom 2Bath cabin with a bonus room in the basement. Open great room, Stone wood Burning fireplace, master ensuite, wood floors, wrap around deck, 1 car basement garage. Only 15 minutes to WCU. Easy Access just off Johns Creek Rd. Great price!

2D 55 Derby Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$124,900

1 beds

1.0 baths

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0.01 acres

3 days on site

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Convenient and close to WCU and/or SCC, this 1BR and 1BA condo would be great for any professional or student who is looking to escape the student housing during these unprecedented times. Furnishings negotiable but comes with updated appliances, this condo has spacious rooms, with a private balcony. Move in ready! The monthly HOA fee covers trash pick-up, grounds maintenance, internet, and water/sewer. Only miles away from the Jackson County Recreation Park (0.5 mile), The Greenway, or East La Porte, this condo easily puts it all at your fingertips. Paved parking area is accommodating all year long.

Monteith Gap Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$250,000

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0 baths

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12.0 acres

4 days on site

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Wonderful mountain acreage overlooking the Balsam Mountains and the Tuckaseigee River. This heavily wooded acreage literally adjoins the Jackson County Greenway, and rises from the paved state road to the top of the ridge. Conveniently situated near to Western Carolina University, an ideal property to build a mountain retreat or subdivide and develop.

697 Rustling Woods Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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0.95 acres

10 days on site

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Enjoy mountain living at its best in this NEW (being built) custom home in The Cove at Flat Gap. This gated community offers the privacy of county living, but has easy access to town, Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Recreation Center. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, as well as mountain festivals and area attractions in other mountain towns. This new construction home boasts a total of three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Water and sewer are provided through TWASA and the home has underground utilities. This is truly a home to look at as you could pick your own custom touches on the home. Enjoy the outdoors on the back porch overlooking the sunset in the evening.

17 University Heights, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$395,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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5.65 acres

11 days on site

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If you are drawn to high end finishes, don't let this home pass you by. Meticulously maintained, this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located within five minutes of Western Carolina University. Recently updated, this home features a stunning kitchen with custom maple cabinetry throughout the home, granite kitchen countertops, new appliances, updated tile bathrooms, an ironwood front porch and deck, mahogany doors and gorgeous hardwood floors. With spacious living areas, large bedrooms and gorgeous outdoor decks and patios, this is the perfect home for entertaining. Sale includes PINs: 7559-49-5027; 7559-48-3964; 7559-48-5729; 7559-48-7723; and 7559-49-8051

111 Bel Air Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$185,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.01 acres

15 days on site

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Cullowhee! Minutes to WCU, SCC, shopping & medical. Great character in this 2BR/2BA house. Fully functional layout with large great room and 1 BR/1BA on first floor. Great room features huge area with lots of windows to let in an abundance of natural light. Kitchen was fully remodeled just 3 years ago. Hardwood floors throughout the living areas with bathrooms having ceramic tile floors. Upper floor has been turned into a full master suite including a sleeping area that you can watch the stars while falling asleep, a spacious area for changing clothes, a garden tub in the attached bath with a view of the trees and as a bonus there is studio or reading space which could be converted to more sleeping area. A very fun and quirky feature is the pass through window onto the master suite balcony! That's right...you walk through the window and enjoy the sweet deck and great view. The Tuckasegee River is below and you can see it abundantly in the fall/winter and some in the spring/summer. The mountain view is year round. Southern exposure and enough flat terrain for a great garden area or play spot with outside features like a large fenced area, wrap around deck and double carport.

4181 Tilley Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$110,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.64 acres

15 days on site

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Sitting on the screened in back porch and listening to the creek you won't have to wonder why this was a beloved summer home for many years. Proximity to Western Carolina University also makes it quite appealing for a student or teacher, not to mention just a sweet family home for someone. It is a split floor plan with master en suite, formal dining room, breakfast bar and great room w/fireplace. Very peaceful setting and great access off Tilley Creek Rd.

Rustling Woods Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$75,000

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0 baths

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5.86 acres

16 days on site

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Investor Special 7 lots in the Cove at Flat Gap Subdivision. This community is located just minutes from WCU and everyone knows that this area growing faster then a spring weed. New Construction is being built right now in subdivision and the community will be a fresh new look in cullowhee. Take advantage of this opportunity and make some money. Sell the lots individually or build speck homes, lots of potentially to make money on this land. Underground Utilities available

1224 S Country Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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0.9 acres

24 days on site

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In The Village of Forest Hills, near Western Carolina University this three bedroom, two full bath home is tucked-in and peaceful with a long range view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Just minutes away from WCU loads of opportunities in this residential neighborhood. Mature plants, trees and garden with play area. Great family house, paved driveway with attached covered carport parking and additional parking. Open floor plan with lots of natural light and privacy. One bedroom on the main, two bedrooms upstairs with a wide spiral staircase to the second floor. The current owners have been here for many years and have taken good care of the home and landscape. Water is thru The Village and roads are maintained by The Village. You can park your camper here. Public/Community water system is Carolina Water Systems. Wood and wood shed sell with the house. Double lots number 94 and 96. reasonable restrictions, but sorry no farm animals. For TV homeowners currently stream through internet, currently homeowner uses Frontier for internet and TV. Direct TV is available and Morris Broadband also available, internet is Frontier. For Village information check out the www.villageofforesthills.org

491 Rustling Woods Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

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0.73 acres

about 1 month on site

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Enjoy mountain living at its best in this NEW, custom home in The Cove at Flat Gap. This gated community offers the privacy of country living, but has easy access to town, Western Carolina University, and the Jackson County Recreation Center. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, as well as mountain festivals and area attractions in other mountain towns. This newly constructed home boasts a total of four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, two of which can be considered master suites. Water and sewer are provided through TWSA and has underground utilities. This is truly a must see! Check out the outdoor fireplace on the back porch overlooking the sunset in the evening. There are too many custom features to list, but be assured that no detail has been spared in the custom design of this home.*** INDOOR PICTURES COMING SOON***

271 Scout Mountain Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$101,250

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.39 acres

about 1 month on site

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Great one level home on maintenance fee lot. Nice floor plan with large kitchen and fireplace in the living room. Secluded and private in the woods but still not far out, this would be a great starter home, vacation home or investment property. Won't find much like this one for the price in our current market.

Caney Fork Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$545,000

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0 baths

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143.17 acres

about 2 months on site

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Looking to get away, FAR AWAY! This would be your opportunity to own large acreage at below Appraised Value. This 143.17 Acres sits at 4200 feet elevation in the back of Caney Fork with views back up the valley. Great for hunting camp, private Family Compound. 2 bedroom foundation already in the ground with underground utilities. Surrounded by National Forest. This road is gravel all the way up with a good road bed. It however needs some attention, but passable with 4-Wheel Drive, that would be a requirement. Beautiful roaring creeks and streams in and out of the property. Fantastic long range views and building area is flat with mountains surrounding for your protection. Old timber roads great for 4-wheelers. Feel like you are hours away, but only 1 hour from a grocery store or 30 minutes to the nearest Convenient Store. Don't miss your opportunity to at least feel like you are off the grid!

Salt Rock Road Unit A,B&C, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$735,000

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0 baths

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63.55 acres

about 2 months on site

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Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of having a place where air is fresh, temperatures are comfortable & population is low. Snowbird community (1250 acres) established approx 25 years ago, offers large land tracts & low population density. This 63.55+/- acres of nicely laying land has central north/south ridge peaking at over 4200' elev. offering panoramic east/west views w/light clearing. Eastern acreage not inside Snowbird, but qualified for annexation, if approved by members. Snowbird offers approx 14 miles of common hiking trails along creeks, streams, waterfalls, beautiful rolling high elevation pasture & absolutely breathtaking views out to the Blue Ridge Mtns. Just minutes to boat launch at Lake Glenville, highest elevated lake east of the Mississippi, encompassing 1,450 acres w/26 miles of shoreline. Short drive to Cashiers & Highlands. Private community based around a love for nature, scenic excellence & an assurance of low density forever due to conservation easements & 20 acre minimum lot size. IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER LAND TRACT IT'S A LIFESTYLE! (Adjoins North Arrow tract of 74+/- acres to create a 137+/- acre tract, if purchased together!)

Salt Rock Road Unit B & C, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$558,000

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0 baths

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43.55 acres

about 2 months on site

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Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of having a place where air is fresh, temperatures are comfortable & population is low. Snowbird community (1250 Acres) established approx 25 years ago, offers large land tracts & low population density. 43.55+/- acres of nicely laying land on North Thunder Ridge has central north/south ridge line peaking at over 4200' elev. offering panoramic east/west views w/light clearing. Prime building sites accessed by existing wide trail, would be great choice for driveway location. Eastern acreage not inside Snowbird but qualified for annexation, if approved by members. Snowbird offers approx 14 miles of common hiking trails along creeks, streams, waterfalls, beautiful rolling high elevation pasture & absolutely breathtaking views of Blue Ridge Mtns. Just minutes to boat launch at Lake Glenville, highest elevated lake east of the Mississippi, encompassing 1,450 acres w/26 miles of shoreline. A private community based around a love for nature, scenic excellence & an assurance of low density forever due to conservation easements and 20 acre min. lot size. IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER LAND TRACT IT'S A LIFESTYLE!

Salt Rock Road Unit A & B, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$450,000

beds

0 baths

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40.0 acres

about 2 months on site

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Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of having a place where the air is fresh, temperatures are comfortable & population is low. Snowbird community (1250 Acres) established approx 25 years ago, offers large land tracts & low population density. This 63.55+/- acres of nicely laying land has central north-south ridge peaking at 4200'+ elev, offering great easterly views w/light clearing. Prime building sites accessed by existing wide trail, excellent choice for driveway location. Eastern acreage not inside Snowbird but qualified for annexation, if approved by members. Snowbird offers approx 14 miles of common hiking trails along creeks, streams, waterfalls, beautiful rolling high elevation pasture & absolutely breathtaking views to the Blue Ridge Mtns. Just minutes to the boat launch at Lake Glenville, highest elevated lake east of the Mississippi, encompassing 1,450 acres w/26 miles of shoreline. A short drive to Cashiers or Highlands for shopping, dining & activities. IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER LAND TRACT IT'S A LIFESTYLE! (Adjoins the North Arrow tract of 74+/- acres & could create a 114+/- acre tract, if purchased together!)

321 Caney Fork, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$335,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

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1.67 acres

about 2 months on site

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Relax on your wrap around covered porch and enjoy listening to Caney Fork Creek just below. Few creek front homes like this come on the market. Nice fenced in yard with a separate deck with a wood stove to enjoy on those cool evenings. Plenty of level yard for kids or pets. Inside you will find a nicely redone kitchen with new granite countertops situated comfortably in a cozy great room with breakfast nook. With hardwood floors and plenty of windows it is a great space to spend time with friends and family. With two bedrooms on the main level and one plus bonus room upstairs there is plenty of room for a large family or guest. Large family room downstairs will be a perfect place to relax or just hang out. Put all this together with creek frontage and mountain views and it is a gem that is hard to find.

583 Woods Mountain Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$339,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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3.2 acres

about 2 months on site

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Need to get away where you can enjoy the great outdoors? If you and your family enjoy lake life, fishing, water sports, and being within reach of quaint shops and great food, then you should step into this cozy cottage style home that gives you the sense of a private cabin nestled in the woods. Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the lake or go sit on the dock. On cool nights sit by the 2 fieldstone fireplaces. Over 3 acres of lush landscaping, sparkling creek with footbridge and a pond. Follow Lake Glenville for 15 minutes up to Highlands or Cashiers or travel 20 minutes to Western Carolina University or 45 minutes to enjoy all the outdoor fun WNC has to offer! Also fully furnished!

37 Red Tail Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$215,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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2.54 acres

about 2 months on site

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Looking for a private great get-a-way to get you out of the Big City? This could be your opportunity to own a quaint cottage in the NC Mountains with NO RESTRICTIONS! Great wrap around deck and covered porch. Fully refurbished with NEW kitchen and granite countertops, original hardwoods, large living,/dining area with wood burning fireplace. Stack W/D combo, Bathroom with new vanity and toilet with hardwoods, 2 nice size bedrooms with adequate closet space. Great land to hike with waterfalls and springs nearby. Could be a primary, 2nd Home or rental. Perfect for a small family with a jungle gym, chicken coop, fire pit, raised rock plant beds with two levels of yard for the kids to play,all on 2.54 acres. Just minutes away from WCU, SCC and Historic Downtown Sylva for great restaurants, shopping, breweries and much more.Convenient to Ingles Supermarket, Trout fishing in the nearby Tuckasegee River or try your luck in the smaller creeks and streams. 4 public lakes just 20-40 minutes away with no boating restrictions offering great fishing and floating FUN.Come experience the protective great outdoors in the gorgeous NC Great Smoky Mountains!

658 Tilley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$275,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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5.0 acres

about 2 months on site

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You will love this custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath on 5 beautiful & private acres with short range summer and long range winter views. Large sunroom greets you as enter the main level living room / great room with beautiful hardwood floors has top of line wood stove, monitor & gas heat, open tiled kitchen, laundry & half bath. The 2nd story has en suite master bedroom & bath plus more 2 bedrooms & bath. The basement offers a nice bonus room would make a great workout room, storage and also an outdoor shower. Lots of decking overlooks the yard that has mature landscaping, sounds of Tilley Creek stream below and a large fenced in area for your pets also a 12X24 workshop or storage and garden area. Home is built facing south so it gets the perfect amount of sunshine morning and evening. Morris Broadband available. All of this is just 5 minutes to WCU.

286 South Painter Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$115,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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1.0 acres

about 2 months on site

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Motivated Seller!!! Stone cottage with character and charm within walking distance to WCU and the Tuckasegee River. Level acre with city water & sewer with possible additional building sites. The cottage has a spacious living room with bonus room off kitchen, large laundry room and tile bath. New metal roof in 2019. Additional 13x16 shed gives tons of storage space. Front portion would be great for building, gardening, pasture, or leave wooded for privacy. Seller is NC Licensed real estate agent.