Looking for a sustainable lifestyle for either a country weekend retreat or year-round living? Your style is eclectic and funky yet down-right practical? If so, you need to visit Mad Maggie Farm in Rochelle, Virginia (Madison County). From the moment you drive through the gates, you know this isn’t an average or traditional farm.
The circa 1845 home offers the coziness of an old farm house then morphs into a modern kitchen and an lovely master suite with expansive windows allowing you to wake each morning to your farm and the Blue Ridge Mountains spread out before you.
This solar-powered farm is not off the grid, but the grid is there only for backup. All electricity runs from the solar panels. The extensive rainwater recovery system isn't ordinary either and provides approximately 5000 gallons of water for irrigation.
The 41+/- acre farm is currently used for sheep and the production of homemade wool rugs. The fields are set up for rotational grazing, all with automatic waterers. There is a large chicken coop and over a dozen raised bed gardens producing various herbs and vegetables. Berry bushes and fruit trees are scattered throughout the yard. There are managed swales for water management that are beautifully landscaped with native berry and nut trees. Even the 35' saltwater pool is surrounded by kiwis, garlic, herbs, blueberries and even pomegranates!
The garage/workshop area includes a two-bay garage with a large workshop and a studio perfect for many different crafts and hobbies.
The land consists of three tax map parcels allowing for more homes to be built with some of the most spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views you can imagine, including one location where a well and septic system have already been installed.
Contact Gayle today for your personal tour!
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. is a Charlottesville Va real estate broker that strictly abides by the U.S. and Virginia Fair Housing laws.