Hughes River House
3288 Slate Mills Road is a delightful American ranch-style home that marries easy one level living, an excellent location and great deal of country charm. The result is a spacious, carefree home that is ideal for a full-time family or a weekend getaway.
The home has a large kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and all new appliances, including a 4-burner gas range. It spills into a large dining room for casual entertaining and the dining room opens to the wide side porch that is kissed by lovely views of fields, forest and mountains. Behind the kitchen is an oversized living room anchored by a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace. The living room has a bay window on the west side and on the east side there is a sliding door to the large rear deck overlooking the Hughes River.
The bedroom wing includes three bedrooms plus the master suite with en suite bath. The master bedroom also opens to the large rear deck via a sliding door. In nice weather open the door and windows and fall asleep to the comforting sounds of the Hughes River. A second bathroom and the laundry room complete the bedroom wing.
There is a partial basement that has been finished as a family/game/media room. The walkout basement also includes a 2-car garage. The third full bathroom is located on this level.
A previous owner was a ceramic artist who surrounded the front door and basement entry with lovely handmade ceramic tiles for a touch of old-world whimsy.
The home was renovated in 2018 which included a new roof, kitchen appliances, bamboo flooring, carpeting and new tilt and clean windows. The kitchen cabinets have pull out shelves and soft close cabinet drawers. The lot has a lovely garden space with grapes growing on the trellis. The owners have enjoyed their peach, apple and pear trees along with the blackberry bushes that grow in the garden area. A 10’ x20’ handy storage shed gives one plenty of room to store their gardening supplies.
The home is sited on the high point of a rare 1-acre lot at the intersection of Pophams Ford Road and Slate Mills Road. Slate Mills Road is a lightly traveled country road that offers the convenience of easy access and low maintenance. The rear of the lot is bounded by Pophams Ford Road which is a dead-end gravel road. It is a wonderful walking path as it follows the Hughes River through breathtaking scenery for about a mile, passing only 3 homes. The river offers excellent opportunities for wading, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and fishing for small mouth bass and stocked trout.
3288 Slate Mills Road is about a five-minute drive to the Old Rag Trailhead and an expansive network hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park.
Sperryville is about 10 minutes from the property. Here you will find good restaurants, interesting shops and galleries, a distillery, two breweries, a yoga studio, a great country store and much more.
Culpeper is about 20 minutes in the opposite direction offering the basic big box stores and grocery stores as well as another array of great restaurants, movies, health care, unique boutiques and specialty stores.
- Price: $425,000
- MLS: VARP106848
- Acres: 1
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Main Floor Bedroom: Y
- Basement: Y
- Year Built: 1976
- Address: 3288 Slate Mills Road
- Levels: 2
- Heat Type: Central
- Heat Fuel: Propane
- Cool Type: Central AC
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Pool: N
- HOA: N
- Year Renovated: 2018