154 Hansen Road Suite 102B
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Licensed to sell real estate in VA
Appropriately named Hidden Valley Farm, the 430+/- acres and historic home (legend has it, Cyrus McCormick's father's home) are tucked into a lush valley at the base of the western slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Augusta and Rockbridge Counties. From the home in the center of the property, no other homes can be seen, providing total privacy which is a rare find so close to Washington, D.C.
Conveniently located between Staunton and Lexington, two of the Valley's most charming small towns, which serve as home to several excellent restaurants and colleges including, Washington & Lee, Virginia Military Institute and Mary Baldwin College. Approximately ten minutes away is the Virginia Horse Center, Virginia's premier equestrian center with over 600 acres. Many events are held at the center and they aren't always related to horses.
The farm fronts on Lee Jackson Highway, also known as Rt. 11 running through the Shenandoah Valley. Don't let this fool you, because the long driveway winds over a hill and down into the hidden valley. Passerbys have no idea what lies beyond that hill.
The current owners have dedicated themselves to the restoration of the home and property. No expense has been spared and the love that they have for Hidden Valley shows at every turn. The homes have been totally restored with modern luxuries tastefully and carefully added to preserve the charm and feel of yesteryear.
The Flemish-bond brick home offers high ceilings, large formal rooms and six fireplaces. The new addition includes the large gourmet kitchen open to the family room and a office on the first level and the spacious masterbedroom and bath on the second level. The home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms and one half baths.
The guest cottage has also been fully restored and sided with hardiplank. It offers two bedrooms and a bath on the second level. The first level includes a kitchen, dining room, laundry room, full bath as well as another room that could be utilized as a bedroom, den or office.
The spacious three-bay garage has additional storage and workspaces as well as a one-bedroom apartment with kitchen on the second level. Nearby the garage is a log building that may have served as the original kitchen and is awaiting restoration. This building could easily be disassembled and relocated to another area on the property for an additional guest cottage or left where it is could become a beautiful poolhouse.
The farm complex includes a seven-stall center-aisle barn with wash stall and tack room as well as additional stalls and stallion pens. There is an eight-bay equipment building and a traditional Valley bankbarn that has been converted into a fabulous party barn with chandeliers and a bar.
Retreat to the back pastures for a bit of flyfishing on the banks of the South River. Throughout the property you can find several barns, run-in sheds and automatic waterers. Approximately 175 acres are in pasture, 125 in crop land and the balance in forest. The land is under conservation easement which allows for four divisions.
Contact Gayle for your personal tour of Hidden Valley Farm