As we enter this festive season, the thought of a new home for the holidays may be entering your mind. Whether you’re looking for a larger home to entertain, a change of scenery or a winter home perfect to escape your busy year, the homes featured in this month’s roundup certainly fit the bill.

Brighton and Mobjack Farm – 0 Brighton Lane // Port Haywood, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434-296-0134

The details: 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 6,066 square feet, 61 acres

Features we love: This historic home built in 1916 features 2 main houses and a boat house on its own peninsula. The home’s main floor showcases a grand gathering room with a fireplace that opens up to an expansive screened-in porch with spectacular water views, a formal dining room for family gatherings, and a lovely country kitchen. Reminiscent of a bygone era, this truly magical property will send you back in time to when we moved at a slower pace and days were spent on summer porches watching the sunset over the bay.

Chanticleer Farm – 2966 Sunnyside Lane // Gordonsville, Virginia // Contacts: Ann Hay Hardy and Ronda Pearl, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 partial bathrooms, 8,475 square feet, 55.4 acres

Features we love: Chanticleer Farm is a captivating property located on a rolling expanse of land in the highly sought-after Keswick area. This home is ideal not only for timeless easy living but also for sophisticated entertaining with its open-concept floor plan, a true gourmet kitchen, and a spacious master suite. The farm is nestled among Central Virginia’s most revered historic sites, prestigious estates, and beloved wineries, and is less than 15 miles from Charlottesville.

Hightop Drive // North Garden, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 284.5 acres

Features we love: This property is 284 acres, and provides an excellent opportunity to obtain a mountain retreat adjoining Bundoran Farm at an incredible value. The possibilities are truly endless, and the property is the perfect place for outdoor adventure, hunting, or hiking, while still being close to Charlottesville.

West Wind – 306 Campbells Hollow Road // Middlebrook, Virginia // Contacts: Murdoch Matheson and Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434-296-0134

The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 12,701 square feet, 407.7 acres

Features we love: This estate is located on over 407 acres of land that features an active organic farm, several fenced-in paddocks with livestock regularly rotated, and seven natural springs. Inside this recently renovated Georgian manor, you’ll find a luxurious master suite, a gourmet kitchen, and an indoor pool. The property also has a second home, a 1650 sq ft cabin, with equally amazing views, in addition to many outbuildings. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to live in this one-of-a-kind estate in the middle of the stunning Shenandoah Valley!

1870 Field Road // Charlottesville, Virginia // Contacts: Murdoch Matheson and Yates McCallum, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134

The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom 3,441 square feet

Features we love: Tucked away on a quiet street, this home is full of character and is right in the heart of the Rugby Road corridor. The layout of the first floor allows for flexibility, and multiple storage spaces and a workshop area with a half bathroom make for a great art studio or hobby space. Situated on an idyllic city road with no through traffic and walkable to UVA grounds, this home blends the convenience of location with the luxury of having almost half an acre in town.

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