Boyce, Virginia | 102.56 acres | $4,600,000 | under contract Get Directions | MLS #VACL2000218
For more information please contact John Coles (540) 270-0094

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The exquisite 102 Acre Country Estate of Claytonville, once part of Carter Hall, is surrounded by some of the finest estates in Clarke County and enjoys stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views. Minutes from the charming village of Millwood, the long private drive passes beautifully kept fields as it approaches the limestone courtyard of the stately, manor house. This home was designed for elegant living and grand entertaining. Protected by a VOF Easement, one is also allowed to build an additional 4 bedroom home.


The Federal-style manor house, built in 1993, is surrounded by spectacular gardens, terraces and manicured grounds creating an aura of historic presence. Rich in archi-tectural details, materials and craftsmanship, the nearly 11,000 sq. ft. home features grand rooms which flow beautifully one to another and inside to outside, encouraging the enjoyment of the extraordinary outdoor spaces. The foyer's sweeping staircase of walnut frames the en-trance to the living room from which light streams through its 2 story windows. As one enters the splendid 22' x 45' double living room one is drawn to the magnificent garden and mountain views and the glass doors, which lead out to the terraces, gardens and pool. Open to the living room, the dramatic sunroom offers glorious living and dining areas overlooking the pool. To add to the comfort of the home, the windows and glass doors of the living room and sunroom were replaced in 2019 with high UV rated glass. From the sunroom one enters the expansive chef's kitchen which features a food prep and cooking center with 2 Viking ranges, a butlers pantry with Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, an area for serving and for caterers to work and a gathering area in front of the fireplace. Also, within the kitchen wing is an elevator, which provides access to the three levels of the home including the lower level/garage. Next to the elevator, a hallway with powder room leads to the front gardens. From the center hallway and entrance foyer one can access the elegant banquet sized dining room, with custom built cabinetry, fireplace and elegant silk draperies. The paneled library, on the opposite side of the foyer, features built in cabinet bookcases, a wet bar and fireplace. At the end of the hallway the gracious primary bedroom suite overlooks the gardens with French doors leading to the ter-race. The suite also includes 2 full baths, a walk-in bay window with seating area and a fire-place.

As one gently ascends the low-rise stairs to the second level, the attention to detail is appar-ent. As one approaches the landing, the width of the stairs and the overlook to the living room add to the elegance. The second level offers gracious sized bedrooms, each with wonderful seating areas and private baths, creating private retreats. This level also offers a family room/office, a laundry room, coffee bar and two seating areas, which overlook the gardens.


The magnificent gardens have been included several times in both the Historic Gar-den Tour and the Virginia Horticultural Garden Tours, the following description was taken from the 2021 program of the Historic Garden Tour:

The gardens were originally designed by the English designer, Sheila MacQueen who was hailed as the First Lady of flower arranging. She worked for the British royal family designing flower arrangements for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles's weddings. The gardens she de-signed at Claytonville focused on the inclusion of numerous trees, shrubs and plants used in flower arranging. The current owners are avid gardeners, cooks and collectors of garden orna-ment. They have expanded the gardens adding several garden rooms, an overlook, and antique garden ornaments. The herb garden beds are designed by country with French, Italian, Mexi-can and Asian sections plus an area designated just for teas all interspersed with bee-loving and edible flowers. The potager is intermingled with fruits trees, heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers.

All the gardens are organically tended with the use of companion gardening and are filled with

a beautiful display of flower bulbs in spring, summer and fall.


Steps from the main home, the 20' x 50' saltwater pool is 12' deep and has an automatic cover. The 2 level, six-sided Pool house of stone adds to the elegance of the pool and can also be used as a guest suite with full bath; the lower level houses the generator for the home. The pool is surrounded by a bluestone terrace, that leads to the gardens and a splendid overlook with a Mountain View while dining al fresco.


Separated by gardens, which provide privacy to the home, the barns are easily accessible. The board fenced pastures and fields are separated by aisles with easy access to the three quarter mile racetrack for thoroughbreds and retired racehorses.

3 Barns

22 Stalls

Wash stall

Tack room and office

Three quarter mile track

Small arena

13 Paddocks and fields

Board Fencing

Claytonville's gracious grandeur is felt throughout the estate creating a refined country estate within commuting distance to Washington, D.C., Dulles and Reagan Airports as well as Winchester and it's airport. This location offers easy access to Rt. 50, Rt. 7, I-81 & I-66 thus offer-ing serenity and convenience; the best of both worlds.


Boyce, Virginia | 102.56 acres | $4,600,000 | under contract Get Directions | MLS #VACL2000218
For more information please contact John Coles
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