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.
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.
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.
The C’Ville Expert is authored by John Ince, of Charlottesville Country Properties, specializing in the sale and marketing of farms, estates, and country residences within 50 miles of Charlottesville, Virginia. Apart from his 35-year career in Charlottesville real estate, John enjoys being an ambassador for one of the best places to live in America. For anyone who places a priority on “quality of life”, Charlottesville and its surroundings must be on your shortlist of where to spend the rest of your life. The town of Charlottesville is remarkable, a true melting pot with cultural venues not found in cities ten times the size. The countryside is breathtaking and just scant minutes from downtown with lush farmland and historic estates many tracing back to original land grants. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise to the west moderating our weather and providing endless recreational activities with hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and fly fishing for native trout all within 20 minutes of downtown. We hope you’ll enjoy some personal insights into the lifestyle one can enjoy here from these posts and that you will refer to Charlottesvillecountry.com for more information on real estate in this wonderful area.