About the Property
Ashton Farm is an idyllic country farm located in a small dell at the base of Walden Mountain. The heart of the property is a historic 3 bedroom farmhouse that has been lovingly updated to make it comfortable and convenient for everyday use. The 16 acre property is fenced, cross-fenced and perfectly suited for small farm use with a stable, barn and several other outbuildings.
The 2,260 square foot home with a bright new kitchen that opens to a fabulous family room on one side and a demure formal dining room on the other. This opened up floor plan has an excellent flow for entertaining and relaxing. The reclaimed wood floor in the family room is from a pre-civil war bridge in Savannah. Opposite the dining room, a more formal front room shines with built in shelving, warm wood floors and wonderful finishing flourishes. There is a full bath on the first floor.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a full bath. The expansive master bedroom is large enough to be furnished as a bedroom, sitting room and exercise/yoga area combined. A smaller guest room, a good-sized third bedroom and a large linen closet complete the second floor.
The home has a delightful front porch that is shaded by an old maple and overlooks the front lawn and fenced pastures beyond. An ample two-car garage is conveniently located just behind the house, creating a private courtyard area.
The property was a working apple orchard in the 1930s and traces of old apple trees are still in evidence. Most recently the farm has been used for pleasure horses and cattle and sheep production. Included is a solid old barn, several other dependencies and a three stall stable. The property is well organized for equestrian uses and it is ideal for grapes or other specialty agriculture. In addition there are two wells on the property, which will provide plenty of water for any irrigation purposes.
The property has an excellent location, about five miles from Old Rag Mountain and a 10 minute drive to the Shenandoah National Park which offers an amazing array of waterfalls, canyons, trails and hikes. It is also an easy 15 minute drive to Culpeper. It is convenient to the town of Sperryville (about 10 minutes) and Charlottesville (about 45 minutes) and only about 1.5 hours to Washington DC. Rappahannock County has many fine restaurants and wineries that will allow you an array of great activities every weekend.
The home and property are in excellent condition so you can move right in — it’s easy and peaceful and always fun enjoying the ever changing views.
- Built 1920
- Main Floor Bedroom: No
- Garage: Yes
- HOA: No
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