The Big Lonely
Welcome to The Big Lonely - A single tax map parcel in Highland County, VA (Virginia's Switzerland) consisting of 3,240-acres and a stunning custom log and stone house with a slate roof and one sensational view. A "pure" view shed with not other property in sight. The main house has a first floor master and two guest bedrooms custom constructed of log and stone with a slate roof. There is also a guest apartment/studio above a detached garage and above the stables. Also included are numerous barns and stables, an indoor riding facility, tenant housing and guest house. Located 3.5 hrs from Washington, 2:45 from Richmond, 2 hrs from Charlottesville, Roanoke and Lynchburg and 25 miles to the Homestead resort and Hot Springs. The Big Lonely is a rarity, for sale for the first time in over 30 years - a remarkable property with the opportunity to own an entire valley. There is one road in and one road out and the future owner of this property must be bold in spirit with a true appreciation for the land. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources owns the better part of 8,000-acres adjoining so the trail system is virtually endless. The head of Dry Branch which flows into the Jackson river. This is one of the last great places.
Acreage: 3240Details about The Big Lonely
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is this Palladian inspired masterpiece called Edgemont. Surrounded by 572 acres of rolling Virginia farmland, with the Hardware River running through the lush fields, is a home whose design is reputed to be the only remaining private residence attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Complete with tennis court, pool, pool house, and guest house.
Acreage: 572.34Details about Edgemont Farm
Immerse yourself in luxury at Belle Oakes, a Virginia estate of unmatched elegance. Spanning 138 acres of picturesque landscapes, this prestigious horse farm has been cherished by one family for 25 years. Enter through the gated entrance to the elegant 4 bed/3.5 bath home, blending classic charm with modern living. Equestrian enthusiasts will delight in the custom seven-stall barn, adjacent lighted riding ring, and open fields for training or relaxing trail rides. Luxurious amenities include a gym, storage building, studio/office, and workshop. Lush gardens, a pergola, and a fountain create an enchanting atmosphere for events. With a well, water system, and generator, the property is self-sufficient. Explore horseback riding trails, walkways, and biking paths, while your dogs enjoy their own dedicated fenced area. Experience countryside luxury at Belle Oakes.
Acreage: 138Details about Belle Oakes
Escape to Virginia's Piedmont, the Madison-Barbour Historic District & live in Orange County horse country. 294 acres of pasture & timber (protected by Virginia Outdoors Foundation easements) surround our 1850's Italianate 4 bedroom home w/ few modifications (ready for a new owner to personalize). The front & rear porch views of the lawn/gardens, pasture, woods & mountains remain breathtaking. The English basement opens to a patio garden w/ Blue Ridge Mountain views. Come see the large rooms, intricate woodwork, fireplaces, wood floors, handmade peg doors, & 1850's craftsmanship throughout the home. Old farm buildings & horse barn have potential for repurposing to meet your needs. Showings by appointment only.
Acreage: 294.69Details about Anwesen
Former house of noted local architect Floyd E. Johnson, the Miller's House has been restored and graciously, lovingly and attractively added to in order to accommodate the needs of both the Johnson family and the current owners. On the banks of Totier Creek, which runs through the property, the house was originally the home of the miller of Dyers Mill. Today, the beautifully and thoughtfully renovated and expanded home is a delightful 5 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath home graced by tall ceilings, cozy rooms, numerous fireplaces and modern-day kitchen and baths. Additional amenities include fiber internet, geothermal hvac, soapstone floors, copper roof, and wormy chestnut in the home office. Guest house, 2-bay garage, pool, equipment shed plus 130 acres of open and wooded land. Don't miss this gem!
Acreage: 129.4Details about Mill House
Main Gate Equestrian Center-where putting the horse first is a lifestyle. Our total package is offered with:50 ac feat a 34 stall European designed main barn. The barn mgr has accommodations on the 2nd floor of the barn w/a panoramic view of the farm. The farm entrance hosts a vintage cape code style home. In addition, the farm entertains an indoor arena. Towards the rear of the 50 ac, 2 hillside shed row barns add additional accommodations for overnight guests & clinic attendees. Ancillary amenities inc (2) outdoor arenas, warm up arena, 80 ft round pen & 24 paddocks.
Acreage: 50Details about Equus Loop
James River Hwy
This property checks all the boxes for the discriminating buyer in search of the perfect mountain retreat with a mile of frontage on the James River that is accessible for the total distance. You cross Kidd Creek as you drive onto the property and continue for almost a mile on your own private road that meanders to the top of the mountain. On arriving at "The Cabin" as referred to by the family and some of the locals, what you see as you step up on the porch is an unbelievable James River, Norwood Road valley and Blue Ridge mountain view that spans from as far as the eye can see left and right. The west side of the lodge is all glass affording you an incomparable view all day and year round. The lodge is extremely well built of the finest materials including exposed beams, wood floors, granite and fine tile. The beautiful stone wood burning fireplace is visible from and adds warmth to the entire main living area that is all open. The massive tiered wood deck provides space for outside entertaining, enjoying the daytime views and stargazing the unbelievable night skies. Activities at the property can include hunting and fishing along with canoeing the James River. This is a rare opportunity to own a "one of a kind" property.
Acreage: 261.43Details about James River Hwy
Chanticleer Farm sits on 55+ acres in Keswick with unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside. Designed and built by architect Enoch Snyder, it features an open-concept living room, family room, and dining spaces bathed in natural light. Don't miss the stylish library or quiet home office. The true gourmet kitchen has a Bertazzoni gas range, double wall ovens, two farm sinks, two dishwashers, and an oversized brick cooking fireplace with raised hearth & custom iron work by renowned blacksmith Stephen Stokes. The master suite has stunning vistas, a sitting area with fireplace, and spacious bath with heated floors. The terrace level is fully on-grade and offers flexible uses including a rec/media room, additional guest rooms, home office or gym. The main house has seven fireplaces with hand-carved mantels, hardwood floors throughout, a geothermal furnace for efficient heating & cooling, and ample unfinished storage space. Various covered porches, decks, and outdoor living spaces abound. No detail has been forgotten in the 2 bed/1.5 bath guest cottage above the 3-car garage. The property is nestled among Central Virginia's most revered historic sites, prestigious estates, and beloved wineries. 15 miles to Charlottesville.
Acreage: 55.42Details about Chanticleer Farm
An exceptionally private, luxurious estate tucked on 92 acres in the heart of Keswick. The peaceful tree-lined drive winds through forest, crosses a private bridge over Jacks Branch, and breaks out into rolling hay fields, board fencing, and big skies. A circular drive delivers you to a beautifully appointed and meticulously cared for home that is spacious yet cozy and comfortable. With a primary suite on the first floor and five additional bedrooms (including a second-floor suite), this remarkable house, built in 2000, can easily handle large gatherings or simply a few by one of the six fireplaces. A gourmet kitchen with cast stone hood and custom cherry cabinets, a sunken great room with Honduran Mahogany coffered ceiling, a home theater with Epson projector and raised seating, and a spectacular covered porch with wood burning stone fireplace are just a few of the outstanding rooms and thoughtfully selected features throughout. Complete with an oversized three bay garage with a large guest suite above. The land is not under conservation easement.
Acreage: 91.98Details about Lafayette
Brighton And Mobjack Farm
Gorgeous waterfront property set on the East River in Mathews County. This historic home built in 1916 features 2 main houses and a boat house on its own peninsula. With 6,066 square feet the "Summer House" as it is referred to,is a classic Colonial built at the turn of century and was the first home constructed on the 61 acre estate. The main floor showcases a grand gathering room with a fireplace that opens up to an expansive screened in porch with spectacular water views. A formal dining room for family gatherings and a lovely country kitchen. Upstairs there are 8 large bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms each with spectacular views of Mobjack Bay. The "Winter House" offers 2,508 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a home office that was once owned by the inventor of what would later be known as an IBM computer. This extraordinary property offers two additional tenants homes that could be used as investment properties and an additional dock. Reminiscent of a bygone era this truly magical property will send you back in time to when we moved at a slower pace and days were spent on summer porches watching the sunset over the bay. All within a short drive to the heart of downtown Mathews. On market for the first time in a century
Acreage: 55.06Details about Brighton And Mobjack Farm
This custom high quality home is ideally situated on 96 elevated acres with breath taking eastern views, and the South West Mountains at its back, located between the towns of Gordonsville and Keswick in Keswick Hunt Country. The 5,600 finished square foot home incorporates only the finest materials and craftsmanship such as reclaimed heart pine, and oak flooring, custom cabinets, and built in book cases. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home also includes an attached two car garage with a one bedroom apartment above. The surrounding landscaped gardens add to the overall beauty of the house. The land is a mix of open fenced pastures, and hardwood forest. A custom built stable, equipment barn, and chicken house also complement this turn key property. This bucolic offering is a good candidate for a conservation easement. Country living at its best.
Acreage: 96.66Details about Long Shadows
North Wales Farm
1,471-acre Virginia estate with circa 1776 stone manor home, two-story Georgian Revival-style stone carriage house, extensive farm and equestrian improvements, a guesthouse, additional residences & a shooting preserve. All improvements have been carefully restored and placed on the Historical Register. Under Conservation easement.
Acreage: 1471.71Details about North Wales Farm
Main Gate Equestrian Center- Where putting the horse first is a lifestyle. Our total package is approx. 130 ac w/front 50 ac feat a 34 stall European designed main barn. The barn manager has accommodations on the 2nd floor of the barn w/a panoramic view of the farm. The farm entrance hosts a vintage cape cod style home. In addition, the farm entertains an indoor arena. Towards the rear of the 50 ac, 2 hillside shed row barns add additional accommodations for overnight guests & clinic attendees. Ancillary amenities include (2) outdoor arenas, warm up arena, 80 ft round pen & 24 paddocks. Adj. to the 50 ac is 80 ac w/ unobstructed views, trails & cross-country course interwoven throughout. Ac of hay fields envelope this expanse.
Acreage: 130Details about Equus Loop
Tucked away on a dead-end road, only 12 miles to Charlottesville, is this impeccable and stunning 22-acre compound, complete with 8,575± square foot primary residence, pool, 5-car garage, 3-bedroom cottage, 6-stall stable with living accommodations, trailer shed, equipment barn/shop, and several run-in sheds. The completely renovated 7-bedroom home is nestled on a knoll overlooking the pool and the Mechums River and captures a magnificent view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Built in 1973, and thoroughly renovated in 2019 with the highest quality materials and excellent craftsmanship, the main residence is comfortable, spacious, and nicely appointed. The residence is complemented by lovely gardens, stone walls and mature trees leading to the equestrian facilities and other necessary horse facilities. This property is truly an offering difficult to find and rarely on the market.
Acreage: 22.28Details about Meadowlark Farm
Nestled in the hills of Rockbridge Baths is Lingonberry Farm, an exceptional estate property offering absolute tranquility and luxury at every turn. With unobstructed mountain views and a babbling creek, 4 miles of walking trails, orchards, a guest cabin, barn and gunite pool, this property is a once in a lifetime gem not to be missed. Custom built for the current owners, the home offers excellent craftsmanship at every turn. With mountain views from almost every room in the house. As you enter the home you are greeted by a large open living room with fireplace and high ceilings. A gourmet kitchen with eat in area, separate dining room and separate cozy family room with custom stone floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace. The home offers 5 beds and 5 1/2 baths with a main suite on the first floor with a private deck. There is an additional guest suite with full kitchen and spa on the lower level with easy access to the custom pool with beautiful waterfall and hot tub. Adorable guest cabin with river frontage. This is pure luxury in the countryside and only 23 minutes to Lexington!
Acreage: 120.89Details about Cedar Grove
Remarkably large parcel located conveniently to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia as well as the shopping conveniences and airport on 29 North. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration), pond, and Jumping Branch, a clear stream traversing the property. Under VOF and ACE easement, but with some divisions. Unique offering of large acreage with great convenience to Charlottesville, , or airport
Acreage: 213Details about Sunnyside Farm
Hidden Fox Farm
HIDDEN FOX is one of the few remaining farms in Northwest Albemarle County with over 100 acres that has division rights, no conservation easement, and spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views. HIDDEN FOX is less than 12 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. The land is predominantly in fenced pastures, with areas of hardwood forest, and some pine, plus great water sources throughout the farm including springs, creeks and two lakes. One stocked lake is approximately 3 acres, and another is 4 acres in size - shared with a neighbor. THE VIEWS AND SETTING ARE SPECTACULAR!!! There are several great homesites with these big views, and numerous improvements for a farming operation, including a circa 1890 farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a barn apartment, an 11 stall stable, hay barn, cattle barn and equipment shed (see DOCS for more complete description of buildings and other important features of HIDDEN FOX FARM).
Acreage: 105Details about Hidden Fox Farm
Comprised of 216 acres in the heart of Keswick Estate Country, Arabelle Farm offers a rare opportunity: A turn-key equestrian property & farm with recently refurbished farm improvements and a lovely renovation of the impressive, c. 1910 5 bed/5 full/2 half bath residence. The home looks out over lovely pastoral views in all directions and is shaded by massive oak trees. Additional improvements include a 23 stall, center aisle barn with two apartments above (5 bedrooms), 6 bay car or party barn, a 3 bay machinery garage, as well as a 2-bay workshop with renovated, 2 bedroom apartment above, 10 paddocks with run-ins, and 2 beautiful ponds. The 125’x250’ riding arena has new all weather footing and there is a 5-acre jumping field. The equestrian facilities are currently leased to a world class trainer. Fiber internet by Firefly.
Acreage: 216.58Details about Arabelle Farm
With a stately, circa 1904, Greek Revival-style manor home set on 753 acres of Virginia's most beautiful countryside, Greenfields exemplifies an era of elegance and dignity in American history. The meticulously updated, 8,600 sf residence exudes character and southern charm with a grand center hall floor plan, sophisticated yet inviting living spaces, and original period details including wainscoting, delicate ceiling medallions, classical cornices, gleaming heart pine floors, 8 fireplaces and 15-foot high ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bath. Don't miss the widow's peek with sweeping 360 degree views! This refined country estate offers ample equestrian, farming, and/or recreation opportunities with the ideal mix of woodland, pastureland and cropland along with streams, and ponds. Equestrian facilities include: 48-stall horse barn with hayloft, wash stall, tack room, and office, indoor riding arena, fenced paddocks, riding trails, pole barn, equipment sheds and other outbuildings. Complete with farm manager's residence, three 1-bedroom guest apartments, and 3-bay garage. Tranquil, scenically supreme setting, 25 miles from Charlottesville and UVA.
Acreage: 753.59Details about Greenfields Farm
Seldom does an opportunity arise to acquire an estate near Charlottesville that combines architectural elegance, natural beauty and a deep sense of history. Cobham Park, c.1856, impeccably restored & updated in 2018, is an exceptional private country estate in Keswick. The spacious & stately home offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 9 fireplaces, a chef's kitchen with a custom Officine Gullo stove, formal & informal rooms & a wonderful Pub for entertaining. Most of the original woodwork remains in the home including the iconic McSparren flying spiral staircase which is similar to the Montmorenci Staircase at Winterthur. The grounds, 286 acres of lush rolling pastures & hardwood forests, also include beautiful, low-maintenance gardens, a pool/brick pool house, springs & pond, 5 cottages & multiple farm buildings & workshop. Cobham Park is located 15 minutes from Charlottesville & in close proximity to many of the areas best wineries & cideries. The land is not under a conservation easement; however it would be a great candidate.
Acreage: 286Details about Cobham Park
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