Ridgetop Manor commands a strategic site on a high spine of Poortown Mountain at the northern end of the majestic F.T. Valley near Sperryville. From this lofty and private perch, the property has expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the bucolic forests and fields of the surrounding foothills. This pocket-sized estate of 30.64 acres embraces casual country living with a refined 4,500 sq. ft. farmhouse nestled in a long meadow that flows from the forest to kiss the sky. The home has a traditional front façade opening to large rooms with high ceilings and expansive windows framing the spectacular southeastern views. It has a wrap around porch, broad rear deck, a large second-floor balcony and an octagonal three level turret of windows.
From the F.T. Valley Road, a scenic byway, the paved driveway winds its way through mature forest until it spills into the lovely rolling meadow at the crest of the ridge. Captivating views and lovely mature landscaping punctuated by fieldstone retaining walls accent the final approach to the home.
The entry hall is flanked by the dining room on the left and a bookshelf lined study on the right. Straight ahead is a large living room with 20-foot ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and impressive views that stretch for miles across the Piedmont. There is a family room with beamed ceiling and a cast iron propane-heated stove and an all-season sun porch on one side and the kitchen on the other.
The well-appointed kitchen is generous and open with great views, access to the rear deck and an octagonal window lined breakfast room. Throughout the main floor are convenient and thoughtful architectural details including a dry bar, built-in shelving, a pantry and helpful storage areas. There is a half bath and a mudroom with laundry on this level. An attached two car large garage with easy access to the kitchen completes the main level.
The second level includes an office and four bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The spacious master suite drinks in the lovely southwestern view through floor to ceiling windows and a sliding door that opens to the second-floor wrap around balcony. There is an airy eight-sided sitting room on one corner with a ladder leading to a hidden meditation room as well as a fireplace with bluestone surround and walk-in closet with built-in shelving. The master bath features a soaking tub and a separate tiled shower.
Interior windows and a balcony above the living rooms contribute to the light and airy atmosphere of the home.
The grounds around the home are delightful. Specimen trees, unique plantings and perennial flower beds accent a bluestone terrace surrounding the pool. The terrace includes two covered sitting areas, and outdoor fireplace and three headed lion fountain. There are rolling lawns that merge into a small orchard and copses of ornamental trees. Beyond, a network of trails rambles throughout the property. The woods, meadows and trails offer almost endless opportunities for hunting, exploring, birding and enjoying nature.
Ridgetop Manor is less than a mile from the village of Sperryville. Recently recognized as the best small town in Virginia, Sperryville is alive with two breweries, a distillery, yoga studio, fitness center, restaurants and interesting shopping. Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless recreational possibilities. Shenandoah National Park and Old Rag Mountain are nearby. The park is home to scenic Skyline Drive with its overlooks, as well as many miles of trails. 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.
Near Sperryville and little Washington, and convenient to Warrenton and Culpeper, this property is ideally situated for full-time residents or weekenders alike. Located a mile off four-lane, divided Lee Highway (Rt. 211), less than two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, the property is within an easy driving distance for weekend getaways.
- Price: $1,250,000
- MLS: VARP107078
- Acres: 30.6
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: N
- Basement: Y
- Garage: Y
- Year Built: 1991
- Address: 1628 F.T. Valley Road
- Living Area: 4,571
- Levels: 2
- Heat Type: Heat Pump
- Heat Fuel: Propane
- Cool Type: Central AC
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Exterior: Cedar
- Pool: Y
- HOA: N