With its 192+/- acres of lush, well-watered grazing land, a magnificent stone manor house and convenient access to area amenities, this is a farm where your horses and cattle can live as beautiful a life as you do. Located in western Virginia, between Staunton and Harrisonburg, with frontage along the Middle River, the property gives you a refreshing sense of spaciousness and ease, offering views across the gently rolling countryside in every direction.
The 4 bedroom/3.5 bath residence takes design inspiration from traditional country estates, but its layout and equipment are completely modern. You'll realize this as soon as you walk into the soaring great room which flows into the spacious kitchen on one side and the stone terrace on the other ... great for entertaining. Four fireplaces (three gas, one woodburning) lend nostalgic appeal, but the home also has highly efficient forced air heat.
The kitchen is sure to satisfy your priorities, whether you're a practical family cook or a culinary adventurer. It has a suite of top quality appliances, including a Wolf range and double ovens, plus a large center island for ample extra storage and work space. Serve your creations in the elegant formal dining room with fireplace and built-in cabinetry.
Also on the main level is the master suite where you can retreat in serene seclusion from the rest of the bedrooms. This spacious complex includes large walk-in closets and a deluxe master bath with radiant floor heat, Jaccuzi tub, walk-in shower and separate water closet. Upstairs, the three large guest bedrooms each have their own en suite bath.
Completing the human beings' accommodations is a three-car garage with unfinished upper level that would be ideal for an office, art studio or guest apartment.
For your horses' comfort, six commodious (12'x'12') stalls, one of which is a foaling stall, await them in the barn. This well-appointed outbuilding also contains a wash stall with hot and cold water, a tack room, a washer & dryer, a bathroom and a drive-through overhang for equipment storage.
Four paddocks, all with four board fencing and access to automatic waterers, give your horses plenty of room to spread out. And when it's time for a little exercise, there's a 240' by 120' riding ring. There are multiple water sources all over the property, including three wells, a pond and river frontage.
Two charming, opportunity-rich towns are just a 15-minute drive from the farm. Staunton, the county seat, offers cultural diversions including a Shakespearean theater and farm-to-table restaurants, as well as quality services such as the highly ranked Augusta Medical Center (designated one of America's 50 best hospitals in 2016 by Healthgrades). Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and remarkably diverse shopping, gallery-hopping, wining and dining.
Live on farm, enjoy two great towns!
For a showing or further information, contact Gayle Harvey by email or at 434-220-0256.
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. is a Charlottesville Va real estate broker that strictly abides by the U.S. and Virginia Fair Housing laws.