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Property Details

Improvements

The centerpiece of the residential improvements is the owner’s compound, which is anchored by a beautiful Georgian-style manor house. The house was built in 1930 and its traditional design is perfectly scaled to merge with the landscape. The house requires renovation but has been stripped down to the studs and readied for construction. It’s a rare opportunity to update and personalize a classic home without the surprises that often accompany historic renovations. Adjacent to the main house is the three-bedroom carriage house and the one-bedroom guest cottage. Both are fully updated and tastefully appointed and allow a new owner to enjoy the farm on Day One of ownership. Completing the owner’s compound is a superb pool and pool house with hardscaped outdoor living spaces. 

Housing for farm staff includes the recently updated four-bedroom manager’s house known as Linden Inn, and a two-bedroom tenant cottage known as the Gate House. The Linden Inn’s renovation in 2021 makes it well-suited for immediate use as an additional guest house. 

The agricultural aspects of Linden are well-improved. There are 280± acres of fenced pasture, all of which have automatic waterers. Four of the pastures have access to three covered, concrete feed bunkers. The farm shop area includes a cattle barn and working facilities, heated workshop, equipment barn, and a bunker silo. Adjacent to the farm shop are two 50’ x 674’ poultry houses and a separate litter storage facility

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General Description

Linden Farm is accessed off Clark’s Mountain Road, a quiet two-lane country road. The entrance is marked by an impressive 4.1-acre pond and the driveway enters the property over the pond’s dam, creating a scenic and unique entry. From there, the gravel road continues to the farm’s interior, passing the 12.3-acre Brooke’s Lake, a scenic focal point of the property.

Linden’s primary land use is cattle pasture, although its gently rolling topography is suitable for any number of alternate uses, including crop production, vineyards, equestrian facilities, and upland bird habitat. The views throughout the Linden Tract are spectacular and the viewshed is often described as the finest in the Rapidan River Basin. The rolling pastures, two large ponds, and wide vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains rival the scenery found anywhere in central Virginia.

The manor house on the property occupies a central elevated location that provides expansive views of the mountains and surrounding landscape. Accompanying the manor house is the guest house, carriage house, pool and pool house. There is also a four-bedroom manager’s house and two-bedroom tenant cottage. The number of dwellings on this tract (five in total) offer turn-key availability and the potential for a multi-generational retreat. 

The barns and poultry houses lie southeast of the owner’s compound, and can be accessed via internal farm roads or a separate farm entrance off Clifton Road. The agricultural improvements were all designed with efficiency in mind and are built to accommodate large equipment and farm deliveries. 
 

Acreage 

An approximate breakdown of the acreage and land uses is as follows:

  • Fields and Pastures ~ 312 acres

  • Forest (mixed hardwoods) ~ 85 acres

  • Ponds ~ 16 acres

  • Other (building sites, roads, etc) ~ 20 acres

  • Nutrient Bank ~ 30 acres

  • Total ~ 470 acres

Taxes

Annual property taxes are approximately $15,540