Waiting for spring to pop. Warming temps have sent the crocuses up and the daffodils are poking up and looking around as well, not quite sure if they can trust these early 70’ days. The horses get their blankets off during the day and revel in a good roll. The Blue Ridge rise almost purple some days. Daylight savings cost us some sleep but gives us a little more time after work to enjoy the outdoors.
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!
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.
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.
Work from home while immersed in nature in this superb custom home with one floor living and fiber optic internet.
You’ll bask in the luxury of fine construction and sublime detail with four bedrooms and four and a half baths while just two miles from a trail head of the iconic Appalachian Trail.
Walking through the front door feels like you are walking into a forest with an array of picture windows to capture the views and a full length deck offering a bird’s eye view of the hardwood canopy and the valley below.
The c. 2010 home has been maintained in perfect condition with three bedrooms including a light drenched master suite on the first floor. There is a private guest suite with a full bath on the second floor and a full unfinished walkout basement with another bedroom and full bath ready to finish and a two car garage. HVAC is in three zones with heat pumps and LP gas back up. Water is from a generous drilled well.
Greenstone is on 8 acres with a moderate slope. There is nice landscaping around the home and meandering trails throughout the acreage revealing different views at every turn.
While very private, the charming town of Stanardsville is a mere ten minutes away with Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Washington DC all easily accessible.
458 Pocosan Mountain Rd