The Woods

56 South Poes Road • Amissville

$515,000 Inactive
The Woods
Front Porch
Living Room
Living Room
Primary Bedroom
Dressing Area
Primary Bath
Second Bedroom
Bonus Room
Hall Bath and Laundry
Lower Level Mudroom
Lower Level
Lower Level
Lower Kitchen
Lower Level
Lower Laundry
Lower Level Laundry
Lower Level Bedroom
Lower Extra Room
Lower Extra Room
Lower Level Bath
Rear of Home
Front of Home
Top of Driveway
Upper Lawn
Beds 3
Baths 3
Acres 9.43
Sq Ft 2,916

About the Property

Welcome to The Woods: serenity and seclusion in beautiful Rappahannock County. Perfectly sited on 9.43 acres, this home is cozy in its very private and peaceful woodland setting. There are five possible bedrooms, three full baths, and complete living spaces on each of two levels.

Whether you are looking for a roomy family home or an investment property with multiple options, this property has possibilities. Most recently used as two rental units, each level of the home is complete with its own living area, full kitchen, and laundry. As a single family home, the interior connecting stairway allows the spaces to be easily reunited and the lower level used as an in-law or au pair suite. Or, perhaps the lower level could become a family room or entertaining space with plenty of room for a pool table and a wet bar.

Entering the gravel drive from South Poes Road, you pass an inviting lawn area at the top of the knoll. This sunny, relatively level spot could be used for lawn games, a vegetable garden, or maybe a chicken coop or goats. Continuing down the drive takes you into the heart of the wooded parcel and into a very private clearing with a circular driveway in front of the home. A paved walk approaches the covered front porch and the main level of the home. A roomy foyer opens to a large living room with a wall of windows overlooking the dappled shade of the back yard. Just off the living room is the oversized, open dining area and kitchen. The kitchen has an amazing amount of cabinet space, including a large pantry cabinet and an island with even more storage space.

The primary bedroom suite encompasses an entire end of the home. This bedroom has beautiful sylvan views and a door that would allow the addition of a private balcony or deck. The walk-in closet includes a dressing area and leads through to the primary bathroom with its soaking tub. The other end of the home includes the second bedroom, a bonus room with built-ins, and a bathroom with a laundry nook.

The lower level can be accessed either from the connecting stairway inside the home, or from the inviting paver patio on the side of the home. In its current configuration as a separate rental unit, the sliding door at the patio is the primary entrance. This door leads into a large, tiled foyer/mudroom space with another interior glass-paneled door leading to the living space. The living, dining and kitchen area is a large open space with a bank of three windows overlooking the back yard. There is a bedroom with a walk-in closet at the front of this “apartment” and a bonus room with a closet that could be a guest room at the other end. In between, there is a full bath, a utility and storage room, and a separate laundry area complete with utility sink.

The paver patio has beautiful stone steps and plenty of room for grilling and outdoor entertaining. The adjoining lawn has both sun and dappled shade and is graced by a classic Southern Magnolia. On the other side of the circular driveway, there is another area of lawn with a fire pit. The woodland areas would be even more enjoyable with the addition of a perimeter path that meanders around the parcel.

Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless recreational possibilities. Shenandoah National Park, home to scenic Skyline Drive with its overlooks as well as many miles of trails, is nearby. 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.

Convenient to Sperryville, Culpeper and Warrenton, this property is ideally situated for full-time residents or weekenders alike. Located about 60 miles from both Washington, DC and Charlottesville, The Woods is within an easy driving distance for weekend getaways. As a rental, the property is likely to be popular as there are very few rentals available in the area. The upper unit has been rented for $1,450 per month and the lower unit for $1,000. Each unit could be rented for more with some moderate renovation.


  • Built 2001
  • Main Floor Bedroom: Yes
  • Basement: Yes
  • HOA: No


Additional Details

MLS VARP2001256
Price $515,000
Acres 9.43
Living Area 2,916
Levels 2
Exterior Vinyl
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 Full
Heat Type Heat Pump
Heat Fuel Electric
Cool Type Heat Pump
Cool Fuel Electric
Water Well
Hot Water Electric
Sewer Septic
Schools Rappahannock
Taxes $2,756

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