About the Property
Old Jenkins Farm is a treasured family farm in the picturesque F.T. Valley near Sperryville. With grand rolling meadows, several streams, large old oaks, a good pond site and old stone walls the property transports you to an earlier simpler time.
The original farmhouse, circa 1925, has been updated with a simple but sophisticated flair, reusing all original materials and adding new plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, a new metal roof and Hardiplank siding. The updated kitchen feature soapstone counters, high-end appliances, including a five-burner gas stove, great indirect lighting, subway tile splashes and a refrigerated wine cabinet.
The home is tucked into a quiet corner of the property where there are excellent views across the F.T. Valley. The home has two full baths (one on each floor), two bedrooms and an office area on the second floor. The first floor has an easy open floor plan for casual country living. With warm wood grains, a stone fireplace and an exposed ceiling structure, the home is an easy living comfortable space with an authentic ambience. The first floor also features a tile floored mudroom with laundry and utilities. Despite its age and historic pedigree, the home has excellent connectivity via Verizon DSL.
The 29.25 acre property is mostly open, fenced and begging for an agriculture enterprise, even if it is simply making hay on the rolling fields. The land has rich deep soils, perfect for grapes, gardening or some form of alternative farming project. There are majestic mature oaks crowning several beautiful knolls and dogwoods in the hollows. And at the rear of the property, there are a couple of acres of open forest. Every direction you turn there are fine intimate views or majestic vistas of big mountains.
The property is located about a mile south of Sperryville with its eclectic assortment of galleries shops, restaurants and breweries. The spectacular Hazel River Trail is just up the road and Old Rag Mountain, one of the must-do trails for avid hikers, is ten minutes down the road. The nearby Shenandoah National Park is also home to scenic Skyline Drive with its overlooks as well as many miles of trails.
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 two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, Old Jenkins Farm is an easy drive for a weekend getaway yet it feels a world away.
- Built 1927
- Main Floor Bedroom: No
- HOA: No