The ideal small-holding in the perfect location, this beautifully maintained mid-century ranch house is situated between Flint Hill and Little Washington on charming Fodderstack Road. The eight acre property features lush pastures with excellent mountain views. Currently configured for horses, the property also works wonderfully for the hobby farm of your dreams, and is suitable for goats, sheep, and other small livestock as well. In addition to the spacious home with flexible living spaces, the large two car garage and even larger machine shed provide endless possibilities for the hobbyist of any stripe. Whatever your inclination, this property is the perfect spot to enjoy country living, pursue your dream hobbies, and enjoy the wonderful mountain views.
509 Fodderstack Road is a classic mid-century ranch house. It is solidly built with a handsome brick façade and very well maintained. It deviates slightly from the traditional layout by having a kitchen and master bedroom extension on either side of the house which doubles the interior living space and makes for an inviting screened porch between the two wings. In addition, what would have been the attached garage has been converted into a large family room that is equally suitable as a bedroom or home office space.
The house features other upgrades from the original ranch design and includes skylights to let in natural light in the kitchen and solar tubes in the dining room, hallway and hall bath. The tubes in the dining room and hallway are also equipped with solar powered night lights. There is also a central vacuum system, a solar powered attic fan, and a new ‘on demand’ hot water heater. The unfinished basement is large and has plenty of storage areas. It could easily be finished for additional living space.
509 Fodderstack Road is blessed with several outbuildings suitable for a variety of uses. Most of these buildings can be repositioned, or even sold off if desired. With the exception of the two car garage, the rest can be repositioned on the property or easily removed to create more outdoor space. These buildings include:
The slightly more than 8 acre property is mostly open pasture land with a few copses of trees in the center of the property. There are outstanding mountain and pastoral views to be had from the upper pastures. The land gently slopes down to Fodderstack road. The pasture is in excellent shape and is suitable for grazing horses or other livestock, or as use as a hayfield. There is minimal interior cross fencing, but a series of electric tape divisions provide an easy way to limit grazing for horses. Sturdy high tensile perimeter fencing divides the pasture from the front and back lawns near the house and the property boundaries.
The front and back lawns are nicely landscaped with specimen trees and shrubs and provide several outdoor seating areas. A flower bed along the front of the house and some foundation plantings form a nice frame of greenery and color around the house. The house and front lawn are screened from Fodderstack Road by a high bank and a row of mature spruce trees.
Telecom: Internet and TV options are available via satellite or CenturyLink DSL. Cell service is available with T-Mobile and limited service is also available from AT&T and Verizon.
Location: 509 Fodderstack Road is located halfway between the town of “Little” Washington and the village of Flint Hill on picturesque Fodderstack Road. The property is 20 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 20 miles (Ft. Royal exit). Approximately 77 miles from Washington, DC. Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 30 minutes (in low traffic situations). Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to Dulles International Airport. 1 hour 10 minutes to Charlottesville. 20 minutes to Warrenton, 15 minutes to Front Royal.
Amenities: “Little” Washington, the county seat of Rappahannock County is the home of The Inn at Little Washington, Foster-Harris House, Ballards, and galleries and theater. Nearby Flint Hill three restaurants, Skyward Cafe, The Public House, and The Griffin Tavern. Just a few miles away is Sperryville, home to two breweries, more galleries and shops, and The Three Blacksmiths restaurant. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, restaurants, and the Shenandoah National Park.
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