The farm is located in southwestern Loudoun County and is reached via Trappe Rd, a narrow country lane that is part of the Beaverdam Creek Historic District. The district is comprised of a network of protected country roads bordered by hedgerows and stone walls, many of which have traced the same paths since Colonial times and today anchor the farm and surrounding landscape in the area’s rich history.
Less than five miles to the south lies the charming, historic town of Upperville. 13 miles to the southeast is the popular weekend getaway of Middleburg, providing easy access to groceries, restaurants, and local shops. The downtown areas of both Upperville and Middleburg are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Washington D.C. is within commuting distance and less than 70 minutes from the farm. Dulles International Airport is similarly accessible and only 45 minutes away. There are general aviation airports in Winchester and Leesburg, each of which have 5500’x 100’ runways and are suitable for private jet access. Both are an easy 35-minute drive from Cleremont – Winchester located to the west and Leesburg to the East. The net result is Cleremont Farm is remarkably accessible and equally well suited for the buyer seeking a full-time residence, a weekend getaway, or destination farm.
Distances to nearby major metropolitan areas:
Washington, D.C. - 60 miles
Baltimore, MD - 95 miles
Richmond, VA - 120 miles
Philadelphia, PA - 200 miles
New York, NY - 285 miles
The area around Cleremont is famous for its strong equestrian traditions, extensive history, and hunt country lifestyle. It has a well-deserved reputation as an idyllic escape and has long been favored by politicians and business leaders in Washington D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic.
Upperville, the nearest town to Cleremont, is an easy ten-minute drive. Basic conveniences can be found here including a gas station, post office, and the popular Hunter’s Head Tavern, an English style pub on the main thoroughfare. Another 10-minutes to the east (20 minutes from Cleremont) is Middleburg, the “Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capitol”. Middleburg has a compact but wonderful downtown with restaurants, galleries, shops, and a grocery store. At the center of town is the Red Fox Inn, founded in 1728 and reportedly the oldest continually operating inn in the country. Spread throughout the annual calendar are a number of events ranging from the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races to the Middleburg Film Festival, all of which make for a vibrant and engaging rural community. The wider Middleburg area is also home to over 40 vineyards and wineries, as well as the award-winning Salamander Resort.
All of these unique attributes, as well as one of the highest concentrations of conservation easements in the country, provide the land and farms in this part of Virginia with a remarkable sense of place and continuity rarely found today, much less in such close proximity to a major metropolitan area.
Upperville and Northern Virginia experience a true four-season climate. Summers are warm and humid, and temperatures in July and August average in the upper 80’s and low 90’s. Winter temps are generally in the 40’s and 30’s, although they frequently dip lower in January and February.
Spring and fall showcase Virginia at it’s best, and the brilliantly green countryside in May and stunning foliage of October are hard to compete with. During these seasons temperatures consistently reach the 70’s during the daytime and cool off into the 50’s at night. Average annual rainfall is 38 inches, and average annual snowfall is 22 inches.