Black Diamond Farm
Spectacular and breathtaking are words that come to mind when attempting to describe the beauty of Black Diamond Farm. This is no “diamond in the rough”—this property sparkles. The 360-degree views include the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding foothills, Double Top Mountain, and an up-close and personal view of Old Rag Mountain. Unobstructed, sweeping vistas across open farmland complete the feeling of expansiveness. Part of the scenic Francis Thornton Valley, the views here are unparalleled.
Rosson Hollow Run wends its way through the open pastures, rushing and splashing over rocks. It meets up with an unnamed tributary at a sandy confluence where you will find smooth river stones and puddling butterflies. When left unmowed, wildflowers abound in the pastures. Watching the light change on the mountains and reflect off the water while pollinators flit between flowers is surely one of life’s greatest pleasures.
The options for building sites with knock-out views are many. Perch your home on one of the gentle rises and maximize the Blue Ridge views. Or perhaps a site closer to Rosson Hollow Run would appeal. Even the lower portions along the Run offer gorgeous mountain views along with the sounds of the water sliding by.
The property is ready for whatever agricultural activities may interest you. It is fenced and cross fenced and the perimeter fencing was replaced a year ago with high tensile woven wire and the posts set in concrete. All fences have a hot wire at the top as well as safer, tubular metal gates. The horse barn has five roomy box stalls complete with rubber floor mats. There is a wash stall with hot and cold water and a poured concrete floor. Just beyond that is an area with space for hay storage or for more stalls. The unfinished office or tackroom space has two rooms plus a small bathroom that has been roughed-in for a sink and toilet. A drilled well and a gravity septic field are already installed. The indoor riding arena, approximately 70 feet by 70 feet, is attached to the barn by a covered aisle. There are also large doors at either end of the indoor. In addition to the horse barn, and along the road frontage, there is a charming old dairy barn with a distinctive curved roof. The dairy barn has seen better days but with some renovation it could be returned to practical use.
Black Diamond Farm is located about 15 minutes from Sperryville, 15 minutes from Madison, and about 30 from Culpeper. This ideal location allows a short drive to everything this area has to offer. Madison, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties have a wealth of farms and farmer’s markets, antique stores, wineries, restaurants, art galleries, historical sites, and much more. Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are 35 minutes away, providing one of the country’s most scenic drives and many miles of hiking trails. Located about an hour and a half from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, the property is well situated for either a weekend getaway or a full time residence.