Farm For Sale in the Shenandoah Valley

Farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: FSBO: $775,000,  could consider rent

Lovely farm located just 4 miles from I-­‐81 at the New Market exit. 15 miles north of Harrisonburg. Farm is in Rockingham county Virginia, safely secluded on a dead-­‐end gravel road. Zoned A-­‐1 agriculture: totally surrounded by (working) farmland and with lovely mountain views. Approx. 58+ acres (I do have an official survey) which is approx. 48 acres open pastures and 10 acres woods (mostly a mixture of pines).  Seasonal pond and stream. Multiple tax maps: can be legally divided. Two additional certified 100% reserve conventional perc sites. Nice add’l homesites.

Almost all of the exterior border is fenced… Cross fencing: much of it is new woven wire and 5 strand high tensile hot-­‐coated electric is some old oak board (with a large board fenced riding ring. Automatic waterers and hydrants in all fields. Fenced for rotational grazing. I recently spent quite a bit for a Conservation Service program which explains all the new fencing, new fence charger, and a brand new  (second) well  and underground electricity meter  up on the hill.

Would be a super place for sustainable/organic type operation. The farm was used for horses and steers when I was growing up. In recent years has had cattle grazing . Hay crops have been excellent. Soil has been tested and shows to be in good shape. Probably certifiable organic. Long south facing hillside, possible for vineyard site?

Solid brick house 2000 sq. feet, built in 1913 using pre-­‐Civil War brick. Plaster interior walls with 12 inch thick solid brick walls. Three bedrooms, two full baths, large country kitchen, separate dining, parlor and living rooms. All rooms approx. 15 by 15. All the woodwork inside is original oak wainscoting, newly refinished  hardwood floors, and beautiful staircase and trim (Craftsman era style). Screened front porch. My family (mother and father) bought this farm in 1973, so we have owned it ever since. My elderly mother lived there until she died in 2009. We have kept good records. My parents put in quality everything since the house had no plumbing/ electricity, etc. when we bought it.

Good well and septic system. Washer/dryer in basement. Heat is hot oil furnace. Hotwater baseboard heat in copper pipes throughout (my parents wanted to put in the good stuff) which means even heat but better to replace the thirsty furnace. No air conditioning (two nice porches, front and back). Windows are the old fashioned very large with large panes, some originals still a little wavey. We put in storm windows on everything. Freshly repainted standing seam metal roof in good condition.

Very large bank barn with attached large straw shed. Barn has running water and electricity.  Several other outbuildings. Brick washhouse and windmill.

Annual property tax: just $1300! (RE: the whole thing is in agricultural landuse)

Lydia D. cell 307-­‐760-­‐7359 Or email: ouidahone@gmail.com

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