Protected forever: Dutchmont, 100 acre oasis  near Charlottesville, Virginia

Protected forever: Dutchmont, 100 acre oasis near Charlottesville, Virginia

An extraordinary offering in the heart of the Keswick Hunt

Just prior to the year 2000, three 100 acre parcels were created from the stunning 18th century plantation known as Windholme in southern Orange County, Virginia. A carefully conceived conservation easement was created to protect each parcel and the remainder from further development. 

Plans were drawn by noted architect J. Kestner (and are available) for a most unique home sited to enjoy the long reaching views of this unspoiled Piedmont valley. Repurposing materials from an 19th century mill found in the Blue Ridge mountains, a dramatic four bedroom post and beam home was created exuding rustic character at every turn while benefitting from modern technology and efficiencies.

For the horse enthusiast the situation could not be more opportune. The previous owner who was active with the Keswick hunt used the property as a hunt box and created an excellent five stall stable with a two bedroom apartment attached. There are several paddocks for turn out and marvelous riding opportunities on and around Dutchmont.

Dutchmont is comprised of 100 acres of prime Virginia farm land. It has approximately 75 acres in gently rolling pasture and hayland with the balance in mature hardwood forest reaching to the top of a small mountain. The property is well watered with several springs, a stream and a large pond of several acres stocked with gamefish. Except for the horse paddocks, the farm is currently maintained by a neighboring farmer who makes hay and grazes cattle on the land.

Dutchmont is located less than 10 minutes from the charming, historic town of Gordonsville and about 30 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Washington, DC is about two hours north.

Price $3,200,000. MLS 631259.

Magificent New Farm Listing Near Barboursville

For anyone who has been waiting patiently for the perfect property to come on the market, it’s been worth the wait!

Stilwin with 183 acres, nestled in a private valley less than 20 minutes from Charlottesville is available for your consideration. The land and improvements are in pristine condition and the setting boasts amazing views of the Southwest and Blue Ridge mountains. Surrounded by properties under conservation easement for perfect peace of mind.

January

January

Another dreary day in January; overcast, 34 degrees and muddy underfoot. I was contemplating this morning as I was squishing back to the house in the near dawn after feeding the horses and chickens..they’re sleeping. All the barren trees, the pruned back shrubs, the wilted fronds of the summer’s hostas, lillies, irises, mums and bee balms. This is their night as they rest in their roots and branches, snuggling in under a blanket of leaf mulch and soft soil, enjoying a well deserved rest after an energetic summer during which we enjoyed their fruits, flowers and fragrances.  Sleep well friends, we’ll see you in the morning!

BTW, there is no better time to look at country property than in the winter. No bugs, no brambles and you can see through the woods. Call me for an update on new listings!

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Stunning 86 acre parcel on one of Albemarle county’s prettiest roads.

Stunning 86 acre parcel on one of Albemarle county’s prettiest roads.

Wildon Grove Road winds through a hidden valley in the Southwest Mountains and ends at a pretty little church. Along its way is this unique parcel of land comprised of multiple open meadows, a striking cedar forest on the low grounds, and mature hardwood forest as the property climbs from 600 to nearly 1000 feet in elevation.

Numerous building sites exist offering complete privacy and wonderful views. A drilled well and electric service is already in place. Wonderful value at only $590,000.

8655 Mission Home Road Free Union, Virginia

8655 Mission Home Road Free Union, Virginia

30-acre farm with a four-bedroom home, guest cottage, barn, stocked pond, and river frontage.

Located in a pristine mountain hollow where a lot of folks are living off the land with huge gardens, orchards, chickens and livestock. You could too in this cozy four bedroom Cape with a full basement replete with a canning/root cellar and a woodstove that will heat the whole house. Don’t worry – it’s got a good heat pump, drilled well, and attached garage and even a long paved driveway.

 

It even has a charming three-bedroom cottage overlooking the stocked pond and a great little bank barn with storage above and stalls below in case you want a horse or two which would thrive on the five acres of good pasture.

The back of the property has beautiful frontage on the Lynch River with swimming holes for splashing on those hot summer days. You’d never know you were just 25 minutes to shopping at Hollymeade center.

8655 Mission Home Road Free Union, Virginia

30 acre farm with a four bedroom home, guest cottage, barn, stocked pond and river frontage.

Located in a pristine mountain hollow where a lot of folks are living off the land with huge gardens, orchards, chickens and livestock. You could too in this cozy four bedroom Cape with a full basement replete with a canning/root cellar and a woodstove that will heat the whole house. Don’t worry – it’s got a good heat pump, drilled well, and attached garage and even a long paved driveway.

It even has a charming three bedroom cottage overlooking the stocked pond and a great little bank barn with storage above and stalls below in case you want a horse or two which would thrive on the five acres of good pasture.

The back of the property has beautiful frontage on the Lynch River with swimming holes for splashing on those hot summer days. You’d never know you were just 25 minutes to shopping at Hollymeade center.

Learn more about MLS 604183, 8655 Mission Home Road, Free Union in Greene County >