Why this gentleman’s farm is the ultimate countryside home…

Welcome to Sweet Meadow Farm!
An exceptionally beautiful 171-acre gentleman’s farm. Located halfway between historic towns of Lexington and Staunton, Virginia, the home has close access to excellent public and private schools as well and 4 colleges.

The primary residence is a classic Virginia farmhouse circa 1850 and lovingly restored. The farmhouse aesthetic has been preserved while incorporating features and amenities for today’s lifestyle. Original heart pine floors, trim and hardware were salvaged and updated, mechanical systems were replaced or updated. Custom mill work was crafted to replicate the style of the nineteenth century home. There is an open floor plan on the first floor, a recent kitchen with soapstone counter tops, stainless steel appliances and custom wood cabinetry. Master bath has soaking tub and double vanities. There are generous front and side porches and patios.

The main house includes 2,750 finished sf with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The original 2-story smokehouse has been converted to a guest house. The garden area around the house is professionally landscaped with mature trees and shrubs and stone retaining walls.

This 171-acre turn-key gentleman’s farm is a pleasant mix of pasture and woodland. There are numerous creeks and natural springs. A new 1-acre, 27-foot deep pond was added in 2015. there is a large wood barn with enclosed garage with 220V newly installed power and lighting structures. There are 3 stalls, tack room and enclosed storage area. There is an additional metal barn with power as well as 2 sheds, 4 livestock shelters, chicken coop, new Tarter Cattle-Masters series squeeze pen and sweep system with new cattle alleys.

New 5-board fencing encloses all horse pastures and new high-tensile electric fencing surrounds all cattle and sheep pastures. New jeep and horse riding trails with round pen have recently been improved. There is a private hunting camp on an elevated knoll, numerous hay fields and cattle pastures with excellent upland and bottom land grazing. Additionally, there is a 1-acre fenced garden/orchard area with multiple ergonomic standing height raised beds, improved soil and irrigation systems as well as an art/pottery studio. Over $360,000 or improvements have been recently added to enhance this estate.

The property is platted on 3 separate parcels with numerous dramatic building sites with long-range views down the Walkers Creek valley and Jump Mountain. The back of the property adjoins protected national forest land. It is not under a conservation easement, but would be a good candidate for one.

With a fully restored vintage home, beautiful setting, views and productive land, this is the quintessential Shenandoah Valley farm property.

4201 Walkers Creek Rd
Middlebrook Lexington, VA
3BD | 3BA | 2,750 SQFT I 171 Acres
Listed by Patricia Filer for $890,000

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