Welcome to Virginia's Hebron Valley, a location renowned for its beauty, fertility and proximity to some of the nation's best outdoor recreation. In the heart of this lovely valley is Torthorwald Farm, 78 acres set between a driveway lined with Bradford pear trees in front and the Robinson River, a trout fisherman's dream, in back.
The home was designed for easy one-floor living with the master suite, kitchen and reception rooms all on the main level. The open plan kitchen and family room with fireplace and breakfast bar allow for free-flowing gatherings of family and friends. But the best part about this level is the spacious sun room opening onto the patio with stunning views across emerald green fields to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many of the home's original 1975 features have been retained, including wood beam ceilings and wood paneled walls.
The home's lower level is divided between fun and function. It centers around a large sitting room with fireplace and wet bar, perfect for a man cave or kids' play zone. Off to one side are a game room and large storage areas; on the other is a room with its own bath, currently used as an extra bedroom but could become a great office. On the top level is a junior master suite with its own amazing views, walk-in closet and full bath.
Between the main residence and barn is a cute guest cottage which extended family, tenants or a farm manager could happily call home. The cottage has received many updates for current lifestyles, such as tile floors on the first level, while retaining its country charm, clapboard siding and screened porch.
The property is within one of the most desirable farming areas in Virginia. The valley floor is exceptionally flat, the soil extremely fertile and the climate mild. The land is currently being cropped by a local farmer for winter wheat, soybeans, corn and hay. It could easily be fenced for horses, cattle, sheep, goats or more exotic livestock.
Outdoor sports opportunities begin at the edge of the property which fronts on the Robinson River. The state of Virginia stocks the river with rainbow and brook trout, so your next fish dinner could be the freshest of your life. Some stretches of this river are Class II whitewater. A short drive away are the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, where you'll find hiking and biking trails, camping, boating, horseback riding, cavern exploring and just about any other outdoor enjoyments you can think of. In particular, Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, which can be seen from the property, is a popular hiker's destination.
With a fantastic location and a comfortable, functional layout, Torthorwald Farm is definitely worth a visit.
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. is a Charlottesville Va real estate broker that strictly abides by the U.S. and Virginia Fair Housing laws.