Windrush Farm is a quintessential Rappahannock Farm. Gently rolling hills, beautiful mountain views, lush pastures, streams, dense woodlands, and a rushing river provide a backdrop for your dreams. The location north of Flint Hill, on quiet North Poes Road, provides miles and miles of some of the best equestrian ride-out in Virginia. Currently stocked with cattle, Windrush Farm is an ideal location for horses, sheep, or other livestock and even has vineyard potential.
The farmhouse at Windrush Farm is of indeterminate age. Records show a build date of 1938, but certain elements would indicate earlier construction, perhaps from the previous century. Either way, the farmhouse today is a comfortable home with nice entertaining spaces indoors and out. The stucco and stone house is set in a fenced yard with a lawn and specimen trees. New windows throughout the house capture the mountain views and lush landscaping in the farmhouse yard.
- Living Room (17 x 18) – Generously proportioned room with wood-burning fireplace, wide plank pine floors, exposed beams, and a cozy daybed alcove.
- Sitting Room (13 x 15) – Exposed beams, wide plank pine floors, french doors to porch and open to kitchen. Wood burning fireplace with woodstove insert.
- Kitchen (14 x 10) – Country kitchen opening to mud room, dining room, and sitting room. Pine floors, electric oven and plenty of storage.
- Dining Room (9 x 15) – Light filled room with new windows. Open to kitchen and to porch.
- Mud Room/Laundry (12 x 5) – Wide plank pine floors. Stack washer/dryer with lots of counter space and storage. Opens to exterior, living room, and kitchen.
- Hall Bath – Full bath with shower. Linoleum flooring.
- Upstairs Back Bedroom (9 x 13) – Painted floors, dormer windows and built-in storage.
- Hall Bath – Tub/shower combo with tile surround. Linoleum flooring.
- Master Bedroom (13 x 14) – Well proportioned room with high ceilings, random width pine flooring and french doors to private balcony.
- Front Bedroom (15 x 15) – Well proportioned room with random width pine floors and high ceilings.
Windrush Farm’s 248 acres are almost evenly divided between woodland and pasture land. The pastures are fenced for cattle and are a mix of orchard grass, fescue, clovers, and native forbs. Two large ponds provide a focal point in the center of the property. There are mountain views from every vantage point. A small barn and corral area can be used for cattle or easily repurposed for horses or other livestock.
In the back of the property, wooded hillsides roll towards the Jordan River which forms the southern boundary of the farm. High tension electric transmission lines that traverse this part of the farm are hidden from view by the woodlands. The tree cover is mostly hardwoods with a mix of oak, hickory, and poplar, much of which is at a harvestable age. The frontage along the Jordan River is one of the farm’s true delights. A totally private riverscape of trees, rocky outcroppings, cliffs filled with Mountain Laurel and a clear rushing stony river perfect for swimming, fishing, or canoeing.
Telecom: Windrush boasts excellent cell phone coverage from all major networks near the farmhouse.
Location: Windrush is located on North Poes Road in Rappahannock County near Flint Hill, mid-way between Rt. 647 (Cresthill Road) and Rt. 522 (Zachary Taylor Hwy). Windrush is 20 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 17 miles (Ft. Royal exit). Approximately 65 miles from Washington, DC. Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 15 minutes (in low traffic situations). Approximately 45-60 minutes to Dulles International Airport. 1 hour 15 minutes to Charlottesville. 20 minutes to Warrenton, 10 minutes to Front Royal. Windrush is a fixture in Old Dominion Hounds foxhunting territory.
Amenities: The nearby village of Flint Hill boasts three restaurants, Skyward Cafe, The Public House, and The Griffin Tavern. “Little” Washington, the county seat is the home of The Inn at Little Washington and shops and theater. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, and the Shenandoah National Park. Equestrian pursuits (fox-hunting, trail riding, dressage) are very popular.