c. 1818 Farmhouse
19th Century Farmhouse and Cabin
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- 1st Floor Bedroom
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Breakfast Room
- Dining room
- Utility Room
- 5 Outbuildings
- 6 Fireplaces: Wood
- Original wood windows
- Tin Roof
- Septic Tank
- Water Heater - Electric
- Hand-hewn Beams
- Plaster Walls
- Tin Ceiling(s)
- 90 rolling organic acres
- guest cabin is replica of original
- land is in conservation easement
A farm for the agesFarm house with acreage $849,000
Own a piece of Va. history in this 19th Century farmhouse and detached guest cabin, a replica of the original 1818 log cabin that still exists as part of the house's living room with the 1818 exposed hand-hewn logs. Expanded in 1850 to include two 2/ 2 log cribs with a center hall and in 1874 to include a 2/ 2 frame addition. A dining room and enclosed porch with bedroom and dressing room above were added in 1917. Dressing room has easy access to plumbing and can be joined with a back room to form a master bedroom suite with bath. Original pine and oak flooring. Original plaster walls in four rooms. Six chimneys with three of them lined can provide extra heat and/or a cozy atmosphere.
Impress your 12 guests with hand-made English muffins for your eggs benedict served with country ham, all cooked on your six burner Home Comfort wood stove and served on an early 20 th Century Queen Anne table. Or how about fried oysters for a crowd of 20 using 100 year old recipes for the batter and sauce? The large porch converted to a breakfast room can seat the other 8. (Sellers can show you how to execute it all. Then let guests participate in the performance!)
Want to hold an old fashioned wedding? Invite the parents of the bride to stay in the log cabin while the bride and bride's maid of honor sleep in an early 20 th Century Queen Anne bed and prepare for the wedding in front of a matching dresser. Watch them thrill at the sight of a white horse-drawn carriage as it pulls in front of the picket gate to carry them up the gravel driveway, down the gravel road to Route 8 and make a short jog to the old Five Points Road that leads to a lovely brick church. Have the guests return to the farm house and watch for the carriage's approach down the long driveway to the reception held under the catalpa tree or at the big barn.
Horse and sheep barns, machine shed, spring house, detached garage, and smoke house, all 100+ years old, create a picturesque landscape around the house. It all sits on 90 organic acres with a bold spring-fed creek running through the center of the property.
Pump in spring house supplies water for livestock from four water hydrants in barn lots. Land is about 70% pasture; the rest is wooded. Family cemetery holds Civil War Capt. "Billy" Smith who rests with his freedman and lifelong friend beside him.
Located 20 minutes from VA Tech and Floyd County, it is 1/3 mile from the "Crooked Road Music Trail", and is close to everything, yet the setting is rural. Many unique amenities give this farm potential for a successful small-scale agribusiness/agritourism operation with competitive advantages, if you desire, or just enjoy it with family and friends.
Farm is in a conservation easement. A separate adjoining one acre lot with road frontage is included in the sale.
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