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Description

Offered for sale for the first time since its creation, Ivy Hill Farm has been in the same family for centuries.  This beautiful example of a longstanding Piedmont farm shows the integrative nature of a homestead that has evolved over the years as technology and country life has evolved.   Old orchards, stone walled pastures, a spring house, and other improvements attest to the way farm life was once lived.  Today the farm is a thriving cattle and hay operation with considerable timber resources and excellent stewardship of the landscape.   The location between Sperryville and Little Washington is unbeatable, as are the astounding mountain views in all directions.   Combine this location with close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, and this farm has a bright potential future as a thriving agri-business or tourist destination.

Residences

Main Residence

The main residence on Ivy Hill Farm is a center hall traditional farmhouse.  The house is of indeterminate age, but indications are that it was constructed in the early 20th century on the site of a mid 19th century dwelling.   The house has not been updated in the past 50 or more years and would require extensive renovation to bring back to its previous stature as the centerpiece of a thriving farm.

Main Level

  • Center Hall – pine flooring and staircase to upper level
  • Dining Room – pine floors and fireplace.
  • Living Room – pine floors and fireplace.
  • Kitchen – Back addition to main house.

Upper Level

  • First Bedroom – pine floors and fireplace.
  • Second Bedroom – pine floors and fireplace.
  • Hall Bath
  • Third Bedroom – pine floors.
  • Fourth Bedroom – small room above kitchen.

Lower Level

  • Unfinished basement – poured concrete walls and concrete flooring. Cellar door entrance.

Other Residences and Outbuildings

Tenant House 1 – A remote small house on the mountain.  Electric service and well shared with second tenant house.

Tenant House 2 – A remote small house on the mountain.  Electric service and well shared with first tenant house.

Spring House – A charming small stone building with porch.

Frame House – A small clapboard structure near the main house.  Lacks foundation.

Garage – Frame building with upper level storage.

Dwelling Photos

Grounds

The grounds surrounding the farmhouse include mature specimen trees and some hedging.  There is a garden area behind the outbuildings which could be restored and offer lovely views of the pond and mountains beyond.

Farm

The 372 acres of Ivy Hill Farm are majority wooded, with approximately 100 acres in open hayfields and cattle pasture.  The pastures are all fenced and provide good watering for the cattle as well.   Some of the lower woodlands are previously cleared fields or orchards which would be relatively easy to bring back into production.  A large half acre pond is stocked and is spring and stream fed.  There are several bold streams on the farm.  The upper elevations are completely wooded and are a mix of hardwoods including oak, hickory and poplar.  There is significant timber value in the tree stand.  Wildlife abounds and there is excellent hunting.  There several woodland trails that reach the higher elevations of the farm.

The farm is currently in land use and thus has a very low tax burden.  The 372 acres are in two tax parcels with multiple division rights, thus making this a prime easement candidate.

Grounds and Farm Photos

Other

Telecom:  Internet and television service is available via satellite or local broadband provider.  Cell phone coverage is available at this location through the Sprint network.

Location:  Ivy Hill Farm is located in Rappahannock County, near Sperryville and within walking distance to the Shenandoah National Park.    The property is 30 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 25 miles (Ft. Royal exit).  Approximately 77 miles from Washington, DC.  Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 40 minutes (in low traffic situations).  Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to Dulles International Airport.  1 hour to Charlottesville.  30 minutes to Warrenton, 15 minutes to Culpeper.

Amenities: Sperryville, the nearby village, is a thriving community of outstanding restaurants, brew pubs, and other shops and galleries. Local favorites include the Headmaster’s Pub, Rappahannock Pizza KitchenFrancesHopkins Ale WorksPen Druid3 BlacksmithsBefore & After, and many more.  Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, and the Shenandoah National Park.

MLS# VARP106614

Property Documents

Detail

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    Property ID
    19RP06
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    Land Size
    372 acres
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    Year Built
    1850

Updated on October 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Address

  • Address: 94 Many Lane
  • City: Sperryville
  • State/county: Rappahannock
  • Zip/Postal Code: 22740
  • Country: United States

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Alan Zuschlag
  • Alan Zuschlag
  • 540-270-8150
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