One half mile road frontage on state and county roads, no county zoning.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Farming Information

In upper pasture, a 60 foot round pen for working horses; Morris Knob is in distance. This meadow is used for making hay and grazing. Almost all interior fences are of cattle/hog 16 foot panels, posts at eight foot intervals and are extremely strong.

The farm has five pastures, three of which have had hay cut, kicked and baled in years past. The pasture above is the primary hay meadow and, from December until March is used for additional grazing.

The primary hay meadow, above, has timothy, clover, orchard grass, alfalfa.
All pastures have water and three have run-in shelter. Additionally, there are 2 small lots where round bales are stored, one lot with the livestock scales building and two more behind the granary.

There are 2 cattle chutes for working cattle, both with head locks and corporate made chemicals have not been used on the farm since 2010 meaning organic status could be obtained. 
~ farm map plat ~

The property has approximately 1/2 mile of road frontage both on Maiden Springs Road (state primary road Route 91) and on Cove Road (county secondary road Route 608).  Route 91, Maiden Springs Road, is unique in that it's the only primary dirt road in the entire Commonwealth of VA. The dirt portion goes across the mountain, to Little Tumbling Creek and Tannersville, VA.  The Little Tumbling has been listed as one of the top ten trout streams in the USA and comes out of Jefferson National Forest.

The farm is listed as agricultural use with the county authorities although there are no county zoning laws; 2015 taxes are $1,133.55.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Most wooden outbuildings have been re-sided in rough cut hemlock. Above, on either end of barn, there are run-in shelters and storage; the loft is above the storage area in center and building has electricity and metal roofs.

 The livestock scales, with metal roof, are antique and inspected yearly by VDACS; electrical are available. Adjacent to this building is a chute for working cattle.

The foundation of the stable is hand cut blocks of local limestone. There are five stalls, a hay loft, run in shelters on either end and storage room for equipment. The left side has a tack room; the entire building has electricity and metal roof.

The granary  has a metal roof and four rooms...two rooms where the windows are separated by a large center room. The upstairs room has four grain bins; this building has electricity and water lines. It is  partially insulated and could be easily made into a two bed room farm cottage for guests or rental income.  The lot behind the granary could be used for horse paddock and the run-in shelter used for animals or vehicle. About six or eight times a year, someone e-mails or calls to inquire if the farm offers a B&B or a farm stay cottage. 

Corn crib.

Metal workshop with cement floor, office room behind window and half bath in rear. Electricity, water and propane heat for main section while office and bath have electric baseboard heater, door has been repainted black. Behind this building is a small lot for round bale hay storage and a chute for working cattle.

In the upper pasture, this structure used to be a water reservoir and is now used for storage.

8x8 former chicken house (electricity available), now garden shed with metal roof. 

12x12 office/studio has a metal roof, is sided in poplar, has electricity, propane heat and a.c. The three windows offer stellar views of the valley.

12x24 Mennonite made single car garage has electricity and loft storage. The roof is metal and building has a ten year warranty.

All sizes are approximate. 

House Photographs

The original footprint of the house has been maintained with few exceptions. A half bath and closet were added under the front stairs, the sunroom and bathroom were added. One widow was removed from the kitchen and is stored in an outbuilding.

The house has R-19 insulation in interior and exterior walls and in attic insulating the house from weather and sound. The original windows are approximately 9x3 feet with new storm windows and screens covering the original windows but not obstructing views.

Most of the rooms are approximately 20x20 and prior owners used the house with six or eight bedrooms; we've used it with four bedrooms.

This upstairs room was a sitting room with bedroom beside and used by the cook/housekeeper;  we've used it as a second office and now sitting room. Throughout the house, ceilings are nine feet high and the sun room ceiling is eight feet.

Bedroom, top of front stairs, with two windows and facing driveway. The iron bed is empty because the mattress and box springs were given away. 

Upstairs, former bedroom, now used as office and television room. 

Upstairs bedroom, front of house, over parlor. Another bedroom is upstairs, across the hall from this one.

Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 offices, laundry room, bathroom and hallway with two windows.

Front of house, downstairs parlor, two windows.

Downstairs bedroom, across the hall from powder room, behind parlor. This door leads to back porch and room could be used as office with separate entrance; room also has a window. 

Downstairs has 1 bedroom, parlor, dining room, family room, kitchen, sun room, handicapped bathroom, pantry and mudroom.

Front porch, rear porch and sun room all have metal roofs and sun room has small porch facing head of valley.