Sommarbeth is an impeccable family estate in the heart of the countryside within reach of the nation's capital. This beautiful farm encompasses an exceptional manor house, guest cottage, five stall barn, riding arena, fenced paddocks and machine shed. Defined Gardens, mature hardwoods, three ponds and gorgeous river frontage spill over 204 rolling acres with a mix of pastures and woodlands. Arrive down the long private drive though the tree canopy to reveal a classic Virginia manor home, surrounded by boxwood, lawns and pasture. Completed in 2011, a balanced and thoughtful 3,300 sqft Manor Home embodies Greek Revival inspired country design. Uncluttered, rich, classic, light filled and beautiful at every turn.
HIGHLIGHTS: 9 foot ceiling heights on main and upper levels; Master Bedroom with closet and clothes storage built-ins, laundry, and Private Balcony. Paneled library of poplar wood; Breezeway and mudroom with herringbone brick floors match exterior terrace; Custom Cabinetry; Marvin Ultimate Double Hung windows & doors-UV light protection; Geothermal system for sustainable energy; Standing seam metal roof, copper gutters.
KITCHEN: Wolf duel-fuel range with 6 burners & 2 ovens, Sub-zero fridge with freezer below, 2-drawer refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, microwave in island; Ocean Floor Limestone Counters subtly featuring embedded shells; Stainless steel island counter top - Island base is sugar maple with a gray stain; Sliding doors conceal pantry but are also designed to fit across kitchen and family room entrance for privacy; Locally sourced reclaimed beams accent the kitchen, family room and breezeway; Oil-rubbed bronze hardware, though wrought iron in breezeway, oil-rubbed brass in library, brushed nickel in kitchen, polished nickel upstairs bathrooms; Floors of reclaimed oak.
UPLAND COTTAGE: The 1100 sqft 2 bedroom & 2 bath with reclaimed oak floors and wood paneled walls. Native stone for the fireplace and chimney were sourced on the property, as was the walnut mantel; Windows, as the main house, are high quality Marvin Ultimate Double Hung; Stacked washer/dryer, water treatment unit in the crawl space. HVAC via electric/forced hot air; JennAir downdraft convection range, stainless steel fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Virginia soapstone counters; Exterior porches and steps are cedar; Standing seam metal roof & copper gutters.
OUTDOORS: 1 well serves cottage, barn, machine shed and a frost free hose bib in the vegetable garden and a 2nd well dedicated to the main house; Mature trees, Exterior terraces, walkways, and low stone walls.
THE BARN & ARENA: Prominent barn builder Jimmy Fletcher designed 5-stall center aisle barn; large tack room with WC and heat/AC unit, feed room with built-in zinc-lined feed storage bins, cabinets for supplies and full-sized under-counter washer and dryer. Barn repainted in 2019. Lightening Rods. Loft above is open to stalls for hay drop. Exterior overhang on north side for weather protection. Automatic waters in stalls.
4 paddocks with 12 x 24 run-in sheds with lightening rods; 5,300 linear feet of Sturdy 3-board oak fencing repainted October 2020, Blue stone walkways to paddocks and riding arena and easy trailer turn around
100 x 200 Ring with sand rubber footing; Cross country jump field with beginner novice-training level jumps, ditches and a bank complex; 30 x 40 equipment machine shed with 15 x 20 interior/storage/workroom space.
THE WOODLANDS, RIVER & 3 PONDS: Criss crossed with wide trails that traverse Shootz Hollow lead to approx. 1600 feet of Rappahannock River frontage, 3 large stocked ponds that accent the property - one has an island; 204 acres, placed in conservation easement in 2006.
Sommarbeth is magical with 4 seasons of endless beauty, sport and inspiration and comfortably elevated country living about 90 minutes to DC.