Nydrie is located in Esmont, just south of Charlottesville. The farm lies in the heart of the Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District and is surrounded by other noteworthy historic estates and farms including Esmont, Enniscorthy, Old Woodville, Coleswood, and Tallwood. In addition to its extensive history, this part of Albemarle County is known for its rural character and lack of development.
The nearest town is Scottsville, an easy 10-15 minute drive to the southeast. Scottsville is a small town situated on the banks of the James River and traces its roots to the 1700’s. The town features basic conveniences and a grocery store, as well as an attractive collection of stores and restaurants. Almost equidistant from Nydrie is the city of Charlottesville, which can be reached in 20 minutes and hosts a wide range of amazing stores, restaurants, galleries, and small businesses.
The closest airport is Charlottesville-Albemarle, 45-minutes away. The airport offers regular commercial flights throughout the eastern US, and is serviced by American, Delta, and United Airlines. The airport has a well-equipped FBO, and the 6800’x 150’ runway easily accommodates private jet access. Other nearby airports are Richmond International (90 miles away) and Dulles (118 miles away), which provide convenient access to national and international destinations.
Distance to nearby major metropolitan areas:
Washington, D.C. - 15 miles
Richmond, VA - 85 miles
Baltimore, MD - 170 miles
Philadelphia, PA - 270 miles
New York, NY - 357 miles
Distances to nearby airports:
Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO) - 39 miles
Richmond International (RIC) - 90 miles
Dulles International (IAD) - 118 miles
Southern Albemarle County is characterized by its rich history and rolling, rural landscapes. Nydrie is part of the Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District, and several of the neighboring and nearby farms date back to the 1700’s and the founding of the county. Many prominent figures in American history called this area home, and three of the first five American presidents within an hour of Nydrie. Jefferson’s Monticello, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is just 16 miles away and his outsized architectural, historical, and cultural influences are seen and felt throughout the area.
Walls of Jericho
The regional hub of Central Virginia is Charlottesville; a small, vibrant city known for its lively music, arts, and food & wine scenes. Charlottesville and the surrounding countryside routinely top “best of” lists in national publications and the area continues to garner recognition as a fabulous place to both live and visit. It is home to the renowned University of Virginia, which further infuses a level of sophistication and culture not often found in a city of Charlottesville’s size.
Immediately west of Charlottesville are the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. The mountains are so named because of the isoprene released by the dense forests that cover the mountains, which lend the range a subtle, blueish hue when viewed from a distance. The mountains and their foothills are an outdoor lover’s paradise, with endless opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and hunting. And no discussion of Central Virginia would be complete without mentioning its strong equestrian traditions. From foxhunting to eventing to steeplechase races in the spring and fall, Charlottesville’s reputation as horse country is well-deserved and celebrated.
Central Virginia is also home to an exciting and dynamic wine scene, and several of state’s top vineyards are located within 45-minutes of Nydrie, including Barboursville, King Family Vineyards, Pippin Hill, Veritas, and Michael Shaps. Southern Albemarle itself is an emerging component of this, and Nydrie holds significant potential as a vineyard, winery, or event space.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Central Virginia enjoys an agreeable 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, although they frequently dip lower for short periods in January and February.
Spring and fall showcase Virginia at its 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 45 inches, and average annual snowfall is 16 inches.