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Carroll County property is perfect for a bed-and-breakfast, or just home

If you have ever wanted to run a bed-and-breakfast, a spacious Cape Cod-style home for sale in Carroll County could be the perfect place. Its current owners have enjoyed success doing just that.

Priced at $675,000, 2525 Hanover Pike in Hampstead is a Southern-inspired, custom-built home. Located on the summit of rolling property totaling 3 acres and offering awesome views from the front porch, the B&B is appropriately named Hilltop Hideaway.

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"The present owners opened the [B&B] to a lot of naysayers telling them, 'Who wants to stay in Carroll County?' " said listing agent Lynn Plack of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "They have been booked every weekend since they opened [and] they have [had] some pretty interesting guests, including a sheik from the Middle East and a Hollywood actor whose mother lives nearby."

The property is zoned commercial. However, if your ambitions do not include innkeeping, it can also serve as a private residence. The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home — with its pitched roof, second-floor dormers and an open layout — oozes charm throughout 4,134 square feet of living space.

Off of the entrance foyer, a traditional floor plan features a living room, formal dining room, master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen. The kitchen, featuring a breakfast bar and island, opens onto a great room with a stone fireplace.

The home's finished lower includes a recreation area, a wet bar, two bedrooms, a full bathroom and a sauna. A separate entrance opens out to a three-car garage with a finished second level.

"I think the sun porch with the view is one of the best things about the house," Plack said. "The house has a relaxing country feel."

Additional amenities include a ceramic tile bathroom, chair railings, crown molding, walk-in closets, shades and blinds. The exterior is built of HardiePlank siding and has a roof of asphalt shingles and metal. There is also a large paved driveway leading to parking spaces for several cars.

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