Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news and info about some holiday events upcoming in Ledyard.

Ledyard Parade of Lights and Carol Sing – Sunday, November 27th Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 5:00PM. Parade begins at 5:15PM followed by a bonfire, carol sing and refreshments. If you would like to enter a decorated float or vehicle or even a walking group, email [email protected] or fill out the form at the link in the comment below. Sponsored by Ledyard Fair Association and Ledyard Park and Recreation. Donations accepted to defray refreshment and prize costs

Comfort and Joy event will be held on December 11th from noon until 6PM  - Deliver your new or almost new adult sized hats, gloves, scarves and socks to Ledyard Facebook Forum Holiday Headquarters at 2 Military Highway. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2-4PM Sponsored by Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry

Christmas in Ledyard Home Decorating Contest begins on December 12th - To register as a participant, please fill out the form . You will find more details at under the Christmas in Ledyard tab.

Ledyard Photo Friday - Dentil Molding

When I walk into a house in Gales Ferry and see dentil molding, I am pretty confident the home was built by B&O Builders. Now retired, Bill Ballestrini and Jim Onorato were the masters when it came to custom moldings in their new construction homes. We just listed a lovely home on 5 Mount Vernon Drive in Gales Ferry built in 1982 and the dentil moldings were the giveaway of who the original builder was. 

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Dentil Molding 5 Mount Vernon

Through The Years - My Favorite Homes in Ledyard

This home tucked away on Pumpkin Hill Road is not one the biggest or most expensive listings I ever had in Ledyard, but is one of my favorites. I loved this house and the wonderful sellers who lived there. Custom built in 1999, this home was a replica of a circa 1810 home in Long Island, NY where the sellers lived prior to moving to Connecticut. It offered superior workmanship with attention to the original detail. Even the barn was a masterpiece!  This unforgettable home is located on 9.5 acres with gardens.fences and total privacy.

Pumpkin Hill Road

Linda Davis has been providing market data and local information to buyers and sellers of Ledyard real estate for over 35 years. She can be reached at RE/MAX Home Team 860-625-4089.

Ledyard New Construction - Heritage Park Subdivision

Ledyard new construction - One of Ledyard’s newest subdivisions offers classic designs on one acre plus building lots with stone walls and wooded privacy.  High quality construction make this building opportunity a solid investment. Other lots and floor plans available.  Take the time to explore the possibilities here.  Call or email me for more details.

                                                         Lot #10 Lambtown Road – $369,500

Located on a 1.3 acre parcel this floor plan offers 2100 square feet of living space with great room, formal dining room , eat-in kitchen, and four bedrooms including master suite.  

Lot 10


Lot 10 - First Floor


Lot 10 - Second Floor


Summary of Specifications

Approximately 2,100 sq. finished living space on main floors and 2 stall garage (458 sq.)

4 bedrooms including master suite

Red oak hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor and 2nd floor hallway.

Tile flooring in full baths and laundry areas and carpeting in bedrooms.

Custom hardwood stair system with open rails and newel posts

Forced air 2 zone heating and cooling system (propane fired)

2 ½ baths including master bath

Gas fireplace

Underground utilities, well system and onsite septic sewer

Site work including excavation and preparation for finished landscaping

2x6 framing, plywood sheathing and engineered structural framing

Certain Teed solid clapboard siding

1x4 window and door casing, 1x6 baseboard and solid core 6 panel interior doors

Timberline 30 year architectural roof shingles

Allowances included for kitchen cabinetry, vanities, surfaces and plumbing and lighting fixtures.


Development by Cross Shore Building, A Prominent Development Company

Connecticut License 0012942 Rhode Island 35535


Offered for sale by Linda Davis RE/MAX Home Team




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Lot - 10 Map

The Best Deal in Town - 13 Queen Eleanor Drive

Ledyard has some great values when it comes to real estate. The long slow decline in home prices combined with historically low interest rates contribute to real estate’s perfect storm for Ledyard home buyers. I don’t  think there is any better value than this 4 bedroom colonial in Sherwood Forest priced at $245,000.  Here’s how the seller herself describes it:

Two story Colonial home with 4 spacious BR's, 2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors throughout and much more. French doors in Family Room open onto deck. In kitchen, new countertops, stainless steel appliances (ceramic top range, refrigerator, microwave) and dishwasher- all convey with property. Gorgeous stone fireplace! Partially finished basement with hatch door exit. Storage shed on back property. Oil heat with base boards and 2 zone heating. Public water connected. Septic Sewer. Cable ready. Two car garage. Large, private lot, surrounded by wooded area with beautiful scenery all year long- luscious green in spring/summer, brilliant colors in fall and a snowy masterpiece in winter! Excellent schools close to home. Home located minutes to New London Submarine Base and Coast Guard Academy.


Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard for over 35 years.
She has a long history of community service and currently serves as an elected member of the Ledyard Town Council. Since 2005, her  blog,  "Simply Ledyard" has tackled real estate, community  issues and even local politics, mostly with a sense of humor.

Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry

I've always admired the stone work on the exterior of this home on Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry.  I was in the home once many years ago.  It is just as charming inside as it is out.  Built around 1930, this charming place once sat on a much larger parcel. Today it includes over 3 acres.

P.S. This home is not for sale.  It just looked picture perfect to me.