About the Property
Sunset View Farm is the perfect combination of open view and privacy, rolling pasture and woods, natural area and usable farmland. The home features a first-floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, and a charming front porch. Thoughtfully sited on its 25.5 acres, the home backs to a wooded area while affording a wide open view of the pasture, forest and mountains beyond. With fencing and barn in place, it is ready for you and your horses to move in.
Walking onto the front porch, the view opens up before you and invites you to sit a spell. The perfect place for a couple of rocking chairs, it is a wonderful spot to relax and listen to the wind in the trees or perhaps the contented sound of your horses cropping the pasture’s lush grass. When you enter the house you are greeted by a two-story foyer with a dormer window above that allows the light to pour in. A soaring staircase leads to the upper bedrooms. To the right is the cozy living room with its wood stove, while to the left is the dining room with its vista across the pasture.
Continue straight ahead and you enter the gourmet kitchen, remodeled in 2010. The kitchen features Silestone counters, stainless steel appliances including a French-door refrigerator, built in wine storage, and two glass-fronted display cabinets. The roomy island bar, with a custom-made chandelier above it, is a stylish spot for wine and hors d’oeuvres before dinner is served in either the dining room or on the back deck. Off of one end of the kitchen there is a mud room door that leads in from the driveway. Immediately adjacent to this entrance, and just off the kitchen, is a half bath.
At the other end of the kitchen a hallway leads to the master suite, complete with its own bath and large closets. On the upper level there is a secondary master suite to the left. To the right, there is another bedroom and an office that could be used as a spare bedroom. These two rooms share a bathroom with a charming dormer window nook that looks out over the view.
The home has a very large full basement which could be finished to provide an ample family room or even an additional bedroom. There are French doors that open out to the yard, a large wood stove, and a rough-in for an additional bathroom.
The farm features a charming six-stall center-aisle barn complete with a trotting horse weather vane perched on its cupola. There is a tack room with a sink, counter space, a refrigerator and plenty of wall space and cabinets for storage. Amenities also include a wash stall with hot and cold water and a hay loft with a door at either end. The barn has its own driveway off of Harry Settle Road. Just downhill of the barn is a round pen and the pasture has a roomy run-in shed.
The 25.5 acre property is mostly open, rolling pasture with an additional pasture on the other side of Harry Settle Lane. The main pasture is fully fenced and has two springs that come together and form a little creek; it may be possible to construct a pond in this location. Behind the home is a small patch of woods that creates a nice buffer between it and the private lane behind. Harry Settle Road is a quiet gravel lane that serves only two properties beyond Sunset View Farm. It has easy access to Aaron Mountain Road, which is a paved, state-maintained road.
Located in the Castleton area of Rappahannock County, Sunset View Farm is in the Rappahannock Hunt territory and on the edge of the Old Dominion Hounds hunt territory. It is also within a few minutes of the world-renowned Castleton in Performance. Attend one of the monthly events, then make the quick drive to the five-star Inn at Little Washington for an unsurpassed dining experience. Feel like kicking back instead? Visit one of the county’s farms or purveyors of local food to put together your own feast and then watch the sun go down over the mountains from your front porch.
In addition to world-class performances and dining, Rappahannock County is home to wineries, breweries, a distillery, numerous art galleries and antique stores, and many other interesting shops and attractions. It is also the favorite access point to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, with miles of hiking trails and scenic vistas.
Sunset View Farm is only about an hour and a half from Washington, DC, and even closer to Charlottesville. While Rappahannock County has no chain stores, Warrenton is less than 30 minutes away, providing ample shopping options. In Rappahannock County you can still have it all while getting away from it all.
- Built 1990
- Main Floor Bedroom: Yes
- Basement: Yes
- HOA: No
|3 Full, 1 Half
|Furnace & Heat Pump
|Propane & Electric