Mountain View Farm
“I would rather be on my farm than emperor of the world”
– George Washington
Mountain View Farm will bestow the inner pleasure, sense of fulfillment and joy of owning a fine Rappahannock Farm. It is 324 acres of well-watered pasture, hayfields, streams and mountain forest anchored by a historic Victorian farmhouse.
The property occupies the western slope of Hickerson Mountain and the valley along Zachary Taylor Highway about one mile south of the village of Flint Hill. Approximately half of the land is open and gently rolling. The balance is steeper mountain land that includes the summit of Hickerson Mountain at about 1,300 feet in elevation. The entire farm has spectacular views in all directions but the vistas from atop the mountain are among the best in Virginia.
The northern and western foothills of Hickerson Mountain offer several excellent house sites that have excellent mountain views, complete privacy and ample room for gardens, grounds and landscaping. Several small streams have potential for good pond sites.
The historic four-bedroom Victorian home was built around 1890. It is sited on a gentle knoll, surrounded by mature shade trees and it has excellent western and northern views. The house has an extraordinary charm with large rooms, tall ceilings, hidden staircases and wide porches. Original woodwork, millwork and architectural details all remain. Although the home needs a thorough renovation it is structurally sound with excellent bones.
The property is still an active farm, operated by the same family that has owned it for many years. It is set up for cattle and hay production with pastures that are fenced, cross-fenced and served by automatic waterers. Currently, the owners have a limited herd of 40 cows.
Mountain View Farm is located in the northern part of Rappahannock County near the village of Flint Hill. Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless recreational possibilities. There are wineries and breweries, great restaurants and cafes, antique stores, farms and orchards, and much more. Looking for cultural activities? Visit one of the many art galleries, attend a play or a concert at one of the theaters, or visit the Rappahannock Historical Society’s museum.
Located about an hour and a half from Washington, DC, and about thirty minutes from Warrenton, Mountain View Farm is an easy drive, yet it feels a world apart.