About the Property
With fine mountain views, gently rolling pastures, deep rich soils and plenty of water, this 60-acre property is the best mid-sized tract of land on the market in Rappahannock County.
Hayfields at Castleton has approximately 45 acres of open land that is buffered by forests on the north and south so it is fairly private. Mill Run, a strong stream, meanders along the southern boundary and a second smaller stream flows through the northern portion of the property. Between the streams and woodlands are several gently elevated knolls with excellent views that are handsome home sites.
Although the property is currently used for hay production, it is fenced and cross-fenced so it is ready for livestock. The property has the ideal exposure and air drainage for a vineyard and winery operation. With excellent arable soils, it is also ideal for grain production, vegetables and alternative agriculture.
The property includes a paved fitness track that is part of a much longer trail through the neighboring estate and the Castleton Festival grounds. Use it for running, skateboarding, walking or cruising around the property in a golf cart.
Rappahannock County Rappahannock County is a food lovers’ dream, with interesting restaurant options and a vibrant local food scene that includes wineries, vegetable farms, livestock farms and dairies. The Town of Washington (about 8 miles away) is the County Seat. It features the renowned Inn at Little Washington and an eclectic collection of shops, galleries and other eateries.
The village of Sperryville (about 10 miles from the property) is a charming small town (population 350) with a surprising list of features. Restaurants include the Thornton River Grille, Rudy’s Pizza, Creekside Bakery and Burgers n’ Things. There is also the Sperryville Corner Store for wine and gourmet treats; Triple Oak Bakery for gluten-free goodies; Heritage Hollow Farm Store for local meat, eggs, and more; Roy’s Orchard for fruits, berries, produce and a huge selection of other grocery items; and Waterpenny Farm for organically-grown self-serve produce. Sperryville also has a vibrant arts scene with galleries and music venues. Main Street also features Stonewall Abbey Yoga with a wide assortment of classes.
The property is located in the central part of Rappahannock County on a picturesque country road in an area of large farms and estates. It is about 20 minutes to Culpeper and Warrenton and about 1.5 hours to Washington DC.