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212± Deeded Acres
Cloverdale Farm is comprised of 212± acres in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains and Bath County’s scenic Cloverdale Valley. The farm is bordered to the west by the George Washington National Forest, which provides immediate access to endless recreational opportunities and thousands of acres of protected lands. The east side of the valley is part of the national forest as well, giving the relatively narrow valley the feel of a protected inholding. The farm is surrounded on three sides by properties in conservation easement, the net result being a very private landholding with fully protected viewsheds.
Tucked up against the tree line, at the base of the 3,800 foot Wallace Peak, is a stunning 6,200 square foot house designed by noted Cashiers, NC architect Tim Greene. The thoughtfully sited home commands sweeping views of the valley, yet perfectly complements the scenery by seamlessly blending into the landscape. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom house achieves the rare feat of effortlessly adapting to any use and is equally welcoming and comfortable, whether entertaining large groups, hosting friends and family for the weekend, or having a casual fireside dinner in the kitchen. Spacious bedrooms, libraries, and living areas all feature large windows that capture uninterrupted vistas and anchor the house in its surroundings and showcase the real star of the show – the Cloverdale Valley.
Cloverdale is home to Cloverfields Equine Retirement Foundation (501c3), a sport and racehorse rescue, retirement and retraining foundation. Equestrian facilities include a beautifully renovated stable, complete with a wash stall, heated tack room, and full bathroom. Adjacent to the stable is a 120’X200’ riding ring and six fully fenced paddocks with run-in sheds. A thorough trail system weaves throughout the farm and its 90± wooded acres, and provides access to a USFS road that leads into thousands of acres of national forest. Rounding out Cloverdale’s recreational opportunities is a 5½ acre pond that provides excellent fishing, swimming, kayaking and countless hours of family recreation in the summer months.
It’s estimated that nearly three-quarters of Bath County is comprised of protected public lands, which lends the area a well-deserved reputation as a destination playground for outdoorsmen. The Allegheny Mountains offer endless hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and backpacking, while the surrounding rivers and streams have gained acclaim in recent years as some of the best fly fishing in Virginia. And just 35 minutes from Cloverdale is the renowned Homestead Resort and the charming town of Hot Springs. The Homestead traces its roots to 1766, and the modern resort dates from 1888. Today the resort features two championship golf courses, a ski slope, skeet and sporting clays and numerous other amenities. The reliably agreeable summer weather, unrivaled scenery, access to public lands, and true four-season climate mean there is never a wrong time or place to be outdoors in Bath County.