Hidden estate parcel on one of Albemarle County’s prettiest roads

Hidden estate parcel on one of Albemarle County’s prettiest roads

These 85 acres are situated between two farms and comprised of an ideal balance of open pasture, gently rolling woodland and a breathtaking mountainside. A trail network provides great access through the lower woods, (elevation 600 ft) and to the top of the property at nearly 1000 ft. A good well and electric are already on site as is fiber optic for high speed internet.

If privacy, views and and a great value are among your priorities, this is a must see property.

$590,000. MLS 606285. View full listing >

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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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 >

Great new price on Burnley Cottage!

Great new price on this sweet three bedroom cottage on 5.2 acres is just 10 minutes from Hollymeade Center, UVA Research Park and DIA.

Enjoy the spacious family room with a gas fireplace, the four season sun room that generates passive solar warmth in the winter and cool breezes in the spring and summer, and the huge yard, landscaped and mostly wooded – perfect for pets and kids. Reduced $20,000. Now just $375,000.

Burnley Cottage

Sweet three bedroom cottage on 5.2 acres just 10 minutes from Hollymeade Center, UVA Research Park and DIA.

Nestled in the the woods on a high spot with views of the Southwest mountains, this cozy cottage with easy one floor living was upgraded with a new roof, new HVAC, all new windows and hardwood flooring in 2008. You’ll enjoy the spacious family room with a gas fireplace and the four season sun room that generates passive solar warmth in the winter and cool breezes in the spring and summer.

A one bedroom basement apartment with a kitchen and bath and a private entrance would be perfect for Air B&B or as a private guest suite. Mostly wooded with landscaped grounds and huge yard for pets and kids. Completely private. Nice and quiet for only $410,000