Inner peace or peace of mind refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious, a state where our mind performs at an optimal level with a positive outcome. Peace of mind is thus generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment. (Inner Peace: Wikipedia) There are those that believe you can create harmony in your life through a peaceful and balanced environment; surrounding yourself with a harmonious environment is ideal for aiding your quest for inner peace. Such is the environment at 2709 Valley Farm Road in Waxhaw, NC; a serene setting in an equestrian community. So much so that not only is it the residence of the current owner, but also a B & B for groups. This nearly 11-acre private location with a combination of woods and fenced pastures, a large private pond, and farm amenities, is an ideal home for you and your animals. From the instant you enter the property through the stone columns and down the tree lined drive you are overcome with a calm feeling of security and home. The current owner’s artist eye is evident in the many “kodak” opportunities, from the tree swing to the stone terraced gardens overlooking the pond, this is surely a peaceful and balanced environment. Appropriate for the land, the cottage-style home with carriage house sits among the trees adjoining the stacked stone wall bordered circular drive; views of the large fenced pastures in front and from the back, a panorama centered on the pond. While a cottage style, this home has plenty of room for guests, family and friends. Well designed for entertaining, the 4,289sf single-level home has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, with ample spots to gather or find your personal seclusion. A covered breezeway connects the home to a carriage house which includes a 3-car garage and studio apartment/bonus room with kitchenette and full bath over the garage. Enter the home via the portico with slate patio floor and through the lead glass front door with side lights to bright, feature-rich rooms, well designed and positioned to satisfy their intended purpose. The master suite, bedroom with fireplace and large walk-in closet; bath with elevated garden tub, tiled shower and dual granite vanities; office with built-in cabinets and shelves, is located on one side of the home to provide a private suite separate from the primary living spaces. From the suite one can access the large screened porch overlooking the pond and the tiled reading room, likewise adjoining the screened porch. Three (3) guest bedrooms are located along the front of the home and the fourth, a mini-suite with bath and outside entrance through the adjacent utility room, is in the back. From the front enter a large open foyer that melts into the formal dining room in one direction and the stately living room in the other. The center of this comfortable home is surely the great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room combination all giving way to the reading room and the large screened porch. It is here that life will be lived. The great room is dominated by the large stacked stone fireplace with wood accents, tongue and groove cathedral ceiling with wood beams. This comfortable room flows into the kitchen and breakfast area. Accented by stone columns this gourmet’s delight has stone accents around the refrigerator and gas cooktop, large island/breakfast bar, custom cabinets with granite, hardwood floor, skylights and two separate sink and work stations (prep & clean areas), walk-in pantry as well as a cabinet pantry, and a spacious breakfast area (room for a full table). A natural gathering place, move easily from the kitchen to the great rook to enjoy the fireplace, or to the reading room to relax and to the screened porch to enjoy the incomparable vista. As warm and inviting as is the home it is rivaled by the outdoor living spaces. A large screened porch across the length of home provides a rare spot for parties, gathering or just time with morning coffee. Beneath the porch, a large covered deck provides equal space at a ground level. A pondside firepit gives way to numerous spots among the stone terrace gardens and around the lake to relax, meditate and just enjoy this Camelot. For animal lovers the property is set-up for your animal friends. Three (3) pastures (one w/shade) with vinyl rail fencing adjacent to a 2-stall shed row barn, Dutch doors, front overhang, tack room, power and hot and cold water is ideal for horses. A large equipment, storage building with sliding doors and a tool/potting shed are all easily accessible. For your smaller animal friends there is a chicken/goat yard and a “world-class” chicken coop. If in addition to the animals, gardening is a plus the property has a vegetable garden space with deer fence, raised 12’ x 12’ beds and irrigation. All this located just outside the highly desirable village of Waxhaw, close to major urban surroundings in the Charlotte area, and an easy trip to the 9th business airport in North America wikipedia.org. If you seek inner peace through a harmonious environment, come to 2709 Valley Farm Road.