Nestled in the mountains of Madison County, you will find Hidden Springs. A 44+/- acre paradise where you can enjoy complete privacy without being remote. Located three miles from the quaint town of Madison, Virginia, along Ruth Road which offers beautiful country scenery along the hard-surfaced road as it gently climbs towards Gaar Mountain.
As you enter the property, the first thing you will notice is the attention to detail. The driveway isn't just any country driveway but nicely paved and landscaped. You can just imagine its beauty in the springtime when all the rhododendrons are in bloom!
As you approach the house, you will see the large three-bay garage and get the sense that this place was designed with an easy lifestyle in mind. Once again, you will notice the attention to detail with the manicured yard and small gardens strategically placed to be enjoyed from many of the expansive windows throughout the home.
The large wrap-around front porch will be reminiscent of days gone by, where people actually relaxed in their rocking chairs sipping ice tea.
As you open the front door, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the extra large palladium window which allows the outside gardens to become as one with the interior. The large wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinetry makes for the perfect setting to curl up with a book and watch the snow fall on a cold winter day.
With the open floor plan and large patio at the rear, this is a wonderful place to entertain any time of the year. Cooks will love the spacious kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops and high-end appliances. Most of the main level living areas have beautiful 200+ year old heart pine floors, which came from an old factory up North.
Off from the kitchen you will find the large laundry/mud room, half bath and entrances to the garage and a stairway to the private office with gas fireplace above the garage. Should you not work from home, this area would make a great apartment area or media room.
Still on the main floor but on the opposite side of the great room, you will find an expansive bedroom suite complete with office, library, two walk-in closets and spacious bathroom with glassed-in shower.
The second level offers two bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom as well as an additional master suite and large walk-in closet with built-ins, and a spacious bath with glassed-in shower.
Your imagination is the only limit on the use of the basement level. Mostly finished, it serves as a recreation and weight room, with full bath and a bonus room, currently utilized as another bedroom. There is plenty of storage area and the mechanical systems are easily acccessible. But, you shouldn't have to worry about most of the mechanicals anytime soon, as most have recently been replaced.
The home has three HVAC systems. The oldest was installed in 2017. The generator was installed in 2021 and operates the office and many of the systems in the home. The Rinnai tankless hotwater heater was installed in 2018.
You will enjoy walking around the beautifully landscaped grounds and going for hikes along the stream and up the mountain to the rock outcroppings. Wildlife abounds here and the seller hopes that the new owner will continue to feed the hummingbirds who have come to expect the extra-special attention!
The detached three-bay garage has plenty of room for equipment and hobbies.
The property is under a Virginia Outdoors Foundation conservation easement and cannot be further divided; however, you will enjoy the extremely low real estate taxes that it provides.
If you are searching for peace and serenity, with room for everyone, you need to visit Hidden Springs!
Contact Gayle Harvey today for your personal tour!
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