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 >

March

March

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.

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.

Great new price on Lowfields, over 3 million invested, now only $1,695,000!

A 250 acre farm, rich in history,
overlooking the mighty James River.

The current residence, built in 2002, rests on a high knoll overlooking the James River and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The entire farm has been re-created since 2001 with white board fencing, exceptional outbuildings and a thoughtful layout for an efficient cattle operation.

Lowfields was established sometime prior to 1822 when the original two over two brick home was built on acreage surrounding Bremo Plantation, an original land grant owned by John Hartwell Cooke a colleague of Thomas Jefferson. The lands of Bremo Plantation whose 5000 acres are now under conservation easement still surrounds Lowfields providing protection from future development. The c.1822 residence with original joinery, slate roof and hand cut nails has been stabilized by the current owners and is ready for further restoration if desired. It currently serves as a showcase for the owner’s dramatic gardens and and art collection.

The bunk house in the barn complex is a work of art inviting night long gatherings around a roaring fire.

The farm is about two thirds open pasture and hay land with excellent fencing. There is water and shade in every field. The farm was designed as a purebred Angus operation and has been maintained in meticulous condition for the last two decades. In addition to the infrastructure for cattle there is a grand, airy barn ideally suited for horses. The property has miles of trails and is within the Deep Run Hunt.

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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 >

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.

Just listed: Stunning Custom Home on the Side of a Mountain, with High Speed Internet!

Just listed: Stunning Custom Home on the Side of a Mountain, with High Speed Internet!

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.