Dividing Waters Farm

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5573 Mountain Turnpike
Monterey, Virginia 24465
United States

Price: 3,650,000.00 USD
Acres: 875.00
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 2
General Features
» 3+ Car Garage
» 3+ Fireplaces
» Security System
Home Features
» Deck/Patio
» Guest House
» Hardwood Floors
» Staff Quarters
Yard and Outdoors
» Barn
» Gardens
» Mountain View
» Stables
» Terrace/Outdoor Space

In 1790 this 875+/- acre property was settled by the first of the Hevener Family. This farm is the jewel of the Blue Grass Valley, settled for its fertile valley nestled between Monterey Mountain to the east and Lantz Mountain to the west. Elevations ranging from 3150 ft. to over 3800 ft., this was the perfect location for raising a family as well as cattle and sheep. Passed down from father to son, now, for the first time in seven generations, this magnificent farm is being offered for sale.

The farm is named Dividing Waters for the fact that barn sits on the watershed divide, where the rain from the north side of the barn runs to the Potomac River, while water from the south runs to the Jackson River then eventually on to the James River. The original home was a log cabin which was dismantled and replaced in 1913 with the Manor Home of today. Designed by a well-known architect from Staunton, the home has stood the test of time. The home was constructed mostly of wood from the farm itself. Well maintained and in excellent condition, the home features 15 large rooms with high ceilings, lovely original woodwork, wood floors throughout, four fireplaces, nine original mantles, and spectacular views in all directions. Adjacent to the Manor Home is the original wash house where the mountain spring still runs providing fresh water to the home. In addition there is a detached two car garage, garden house, smoke house and cellar.

In 1922 the country store was built at the intersection of Rt. 250 and Rt. 640 better known as Hightown. Operating into the 1990's, the store was a community gathering spot, local post office and even used as a voting precinct. The store has the original counters and shelves, constructed of white oak, embossed metal walls and ceiling, the original wood stove and post office with open mail slots.

Additional outbuildings include a large tenant house for farm manager, a former store building that now houses two apartment units, as well as the farm buildings including a horse barn, dairy barn, commercial chicken house, hay barn and equipment barns.

Imagine revitalizing this property and creating an organic dairy farm, an artisanal goat cheese farm, a fabulous bed & breakfast and farm-stay experience, a community supported agriculture farm, an educational venue, a revived specialty country store or restaurant - the possibilities are endless for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

See the attached link for further details:

Website: http://www.clarksonandwallace.com/PropertiesPages/DividingWatersFarm-Hightown.htm

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Phone: 540-839-2609

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