353 Aaron Mountain Rd
Fox Run Farm is a hidden gem. Its 40 acres offer gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views, a large pond, and a wonderful mix of open pasture and woods. The three-bedroom cottage was sited to take advantage of both pond and mountain views and designed for low-maintenance enjoyment. While petite in footprint, the cottage’s interior is inviting with its beautiful hardwood floors throughout and ceiling beams and brick fireplace in the living room. The open living room, dining room and kitchen combination creates an ideal entertaining space. A screened-in porch can be accessed from the living room, providing a lovely spot for a summer evening dinner party.
Of the 40 acres, approximately 12 acres along the south side is open pasture. It is fully fenced and has been used for cattle. There is a wide open view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the knolls at the eastern end of the pasture. There are also approximately 25 acres of woods. This, together with the pond, creates the perfect wildlife habitat. Deer and wild turkey frequent the woods and occasional visitors such as wood ducks can be seen on the pond. If one is lucky, a fox might even be observed. The large, spring-fed pond is stocked with fish. The pond’s dock will become a favorite fishing or wildlife-viewing spot. Or perhaps a relaxing, peaceful place to lounge with a good book.
Fox Run Farm has had the same owner since 1969. Over the years the farm and its cottage have been the relaxation destination of all sorts of interesting people. Now it is time for a new owner to continue its story.
The property gives one the feeling of being miles away from it all but it is actually quite accessible. With easy access directly from a quiet, paved road, the driveway is just long enough to afford complete privacy and a buffer from the sound of the occasional passing car. Located in the Castleton area of Rappahannock County, Fox Run Farm is 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. Maybe even catch the main course in your pond, and then watch the sun go down over the Blue Ridge.
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.
Fox Run 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. Fox Run Farm is the perfect weekend retreat—close enough to visit for a couple of days, yet giving one the feeling of leaving the world behind. For those thinking about a full-time residence, the cottage could be expanded or a new home built on one of the knolls in the pasture. Don’t let this one slip by.
This property is available through the Cheri Woodard Realty Private Placement Program and is not listed on the MLS. Brokers please inquire.