Black Dog Farm

1539 North Poes Road, Flint Hill, VA 22627
  • $1,850,000


Black Dog Farm is named after the resident rescue dogs who enjoy this spectacular property along with their human companions.   Both canines and people can appreciate the private river frontage, endless trails, fields, and forest, as well as the comfortable homes with plenty of room for relaxation and creative fun.

If you’re looking for a place to escape the rest of the world and follow your passions, Black Dog Farm gives you plenty of scope for outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, hunting, horseback riding or hiking along the many trails.  Afterwards you can loll in the pool or soak in the hot tub.  Indoor pursuits are equally indulged with plenty of room for cooking, baking, and serving up feasts for friends and family, rooms for hobbies, and many quiet nooks to hole up with a good book or two.   So light the fire, pull a nice bottle of wine from the wine cellar, and watch the sunset over the mountains.



Black Dog farm consists of a warm contemporary main home and a striking rustic guest house.   The dwellings were carefully designed with large entertaining spaces and quiet escapes.  The outside is connected to the inside with wrap-around decks and terraces, complete with grills and fire pits.

The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all open to one another and form a focal point for the rest of the house.  A separate wing houses the luxurious master suite.  Other rooms are designed for flexible use such as bedrooms, office, music room, or gym.

The guest house is a large rustic open loft space with high ceilings, full kitchen, luxurious bath, and two sleeping options.

Main Floor

  • Entry Hall (10 x 22) – Light filled area with stained concrete floor and open to kitchen, great room, laundry/mud room, hall closet, powder room,  music room, and staircase.
  • Music Room (2nd Bedroom) (17 x 13) –  concrete floors, large windows, built-in bookshelves, and door to deck.
  • Powder Room – Half bath off entry hall.
  • Kitchen (17 x 19) – Large space with access to deck.  Large maple island with seating for 8.  Custom maple cabinetry by noted cabinet maker Sam Dwyer.  Quartz countertops.  Wide plank oak flooring, Wolf range,  drawer refrigerators, ice-maker, dishwasher and dramatic backsplash mural.
  • Pantry (6 x 11) – Large room with restaurant shelving for food storage.
  • Dining Area (14 x 19) – Large space between living room and kitchen.  Wide plank oak flooring, large windows, and sliding doors to deck.
  • Living Room (18 x 19) – Large room with cathedral ceilings, wood stove, oversized windows, and wide plank oak flooring.
  • Mud Room (11 x 13) – Large room with washer & dryer, shelving for clothing and sporting equipment.  Stained concrete floors.
  •  Master Suite
    • Master Bedroom (15 x 25) – Large room with cathedral ceiling, stained concrete floors, and windows and sliding doors opening to patio and deck. Connects to walk-in closet, master bath, and gallery hall via barn style doors.
    • Walk-in Closet (25 x 7.5)  – Large closet with floor to ceiling custom shelving for clothes, shoes, and accessories.
    • Master Bath (15 x 15) – Large room with open showers, large soaking tub, and custom cherry double vanity.  Terrazzo tile floors.
    • Gallery Hall (26 x 4)  –  Long window lined hall connecting master bedroom to entry hall.

Lower Level

  • Utility/Storage Room (21 x 28) – large room with systems including electric panels and generator inputs, water treatment systems, water heater, and furnace.  Large storage areas with built in shelving.
  • Hall Bath (9 x 12) – Ceramic tile floor, oversized shower and steam bench.
  • Wine Cellar (7 x 8) – Wall rack wine storage with separate climate and humidity control.
  • Gym (3rd Bedroom) (18 x 18) – stained concrete floor, closet, and access to terrace.

Outdoor Spaces

  • Entry Porch –  Enclosed entry portal.
  • Deck – Wrap around ipe deck with metal railings and space for dining.  The deck runs the length of the western and southern side of the house.
  • Solar Panels – On all southern exposure roofing of the main house.
  • Patio – outdoor paved space between the deck and terrace with access to the kitchen, deck, and master bedroom.  Outdoor grill and fire pit.
  • Terrace –  Concrete paved space on the lower level surrounding the pool
  • Pool – Large irregularly shaped heated pool with gunite lining.
  • Hot Tub –  Short distance from the patio is a jetted hot tub spa.

Residence Interior Photos


Residence Exterior Photos


Guest House

The guest house (‘the people barn’) is accessed by its own drive some distance away from the main house.  It shares a side terrace with the stables.   A large rustic barn building with an large open interior space with knotty pine paneling and concrete floors, the guest house features a galley kitchen, a large bath with open shower, sleeping loft, a murphy bed, and wood stove.  Surrounding the guest house is a large terrace with grill and pizza oven.

Guest House Photos



Surrounding the house and immediate garden areas are fields that slope down to the river.  Open woodlands on the north, west, and south provide a privacy barrier from distant neighbors.   The open fields are criss-crossed with mowed trails that provide endless walks or bridal paths.  The maintained trails lead to the river at several scenic intervals.  The trail system also connects to neighboring landowners to allow for extended walking or riding.

Grounds Photos




The farm area consists of a large, well-equipped barn with tack room/office, five large stalls, and a wash stall.  Cedar panelling lines the walls and ceilings.   There is turn-out on both sides of the barn, and a series of connected paddocks that total 8 acres of fenced (split rail) grazing.  Each paddock contains a waterer and a run-in shed as well.

Farm Photos


Telecom:  Internet and TV options are available via satellite with Starlink or Piedmont Broadband.  Cell service is available with T-Mobile and AT&T.  Limited service is also available from Verizon.

Location:  Black Dog Farm is located just north of the village of Flint Hill on picturesque North Poes Road.  The property is 15 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 15 minutes (in low traffic situations).  Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to Dulles International Airport.  1 hour 30 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 WashingtonFoster-Harris House, Ballards, Patty O’s, and galleries and theater.  Nearby Flint Hill three restaurants, Blue Door Kitchen, Skyward Cafe, and The Dark Horse Pub.  Just a few miles away is Sperryville, home to two breweries, a nine hole golf course, 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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Land Area
36 acres
Year Built
Updated on April 12, 2024 at 3:25 pm


  • Address 1539 North Poes Road
  • City Flint Hill
  • State/county Rappahannock
  • Zip/Postal Code 22627

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  • 540-270-8150
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