Holly Hill

Middleburg, Virginia | 37+ acres | $3,299,000 Get Directions

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Welcome to stately Holly Hill, a gracious and elegant stone manor conveniently located just five minutes from the center of the quaint village of Middleburg, yet beautifully situated for tranquility and privacy. This historic property has been meticulously renovated featuring luxury finishes and tasteful upgrades, while maintaining many original 18th century features. The estate is comprised of 37+ manageable acres in three separate tax parcels bordered by larger farms in easement. Located in the heart of Virginia's horse and wine country, the grounds of Holly Hill are graced with mature live oaks, lebanese cypress, maple and walnut trees. Rolling horse pastures and a meandering creek greet you as you leave the charming country lane and enter the property through attractive stone pillars. A winding drive leads you past a pond with picturesque waterfall rolling over the stone dam. A handsome parking court bordered by stone walls marks the entrance to the covered stone terrace, embellished with grand Georgian columns and historic millwork in the Chippendale style. Entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, the 2 1/2 story manor home is well-articulated and preserved.

Upon entering the manor, you will be greeted by historic French design features and imported Belgian honed marble floors that set the tone for the home. Farrow and Ball wallpaper and paints accentuate unique features of the home, while period hardware and imported light fixtures seamlessly juxtapose old and new. The elegant formal dining room, with antique oak flooring, imported Italian chandelier and carved fireplace mantel, is just beyond the foyer. A fully renovated, French-inspired kitchen with historic brick flooring is adjacent to the dining room. The imported Lacanche range takes center stage, with 7 gas burners, gas and electric ovens, a warming oven and solid brass pot filler. The thoughtfully designed cabinetry is accentuated by Enkebol millwork and includes a floor to ceiling culinary hutch, coffee station, cutlery drawers and hand-crafted bookcases flanking the stone fireplace. The honed Carrera countertops are bordered by a backsplash of artistic Carrera flowers and a large center island offering added storage and seating for casual dining. All appliances are new and include a stainless steel Thermador French door refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and instant hot water dispenser. The French character of the kitchen is rounded out by the wood beamed ceiling that extends into the adjacent cozy sitting room. The sitting room opens to a charming flower garden bordered by historic stone walls, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or cuddle up with a favorite book. A large mudroom with outside entrance and adjacent utility room is also on this level.

A 20' x 30' Grand Ballroom, with 11 foot ceilings, hand carved period dentil molding and massive wood burning fireplace was added in the 1920's and is at the opposite end of the main level of the home. Two sets of French doors open to the gardens beyond and expansive, seven- foot-tall windows invite the views of the lake and English gardens beyond. The room provides a wonderful place to entertain or just to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the home. Next to the ballroom is the large, white oak paneled Garden Room with flagstone floor, exposed stone wall and wood burning fireplace. The room has walls of glass and takes in the views of the gardens, lake and rolling pastures.

The entire second level is devoted to the comfort of the master suite. The sleeping area, with ten-foot ceilings, opens through French doors onto a private 29' x 23' rooftop terrace overlooking the large lake. A romantic Juliet balcony is off the master hall with 7 foot tall french doors that open to the peaceful sounds of the waterfall and Canadian Geese in the pond below. There are two separate, remodeled, bathrooms. One with a large marble shower with large rain head shower and one with a romantic five and a half foot long antique cast iron bathtub. The master suite includes a separate library with antique pine paneling, carved fireplace mantel, floor to ceiling wood bookcase, large Dutch door and large windows. This is a wonderful space to work from home as wireless internet is available. To round out the private master retreat is an additional cozy room located off of the library with additional built in bookcases and private outside Dutch door entrance. The room could easily provide additional sleeping space, serve as a nursery, sewing room, or pleasant reading nook. The adjacent sunny laundry room with cedar closet and period high-back iron sink provides efficient and convenient laundry service to the home.

Three additional, charming bedrooms, affectionately named the "Lake-view", "Stable-view" and Pond-View" rooms are found on the third level. There are two fully renovated bathrooms on this floor, each with tub and shower and accentuated with historic honed marble floors and walls.

The grounds of Holly Hill are nothing short of spectacular. Ancient trees offer summer shade and autumn color. Mature plantings provide rotational bursts of color. From the manor house you can hear the Canadian Geese as they arrive and splash in the pond below, and the sound of the water cascading over its stone waterfall travels through the French doors of the master retreat. Seating areas are scattered throughout the property allowing full enjoyment of the gardens, views of the lake and observation of the Belted Galloway cattle and horses in the fields beyond.

A sunny cottage with antique hardwood floors, kitchen with stone fireplace and soap stone countertops sits next to the swimming pool across the garden from the main house. The cottage gets plenty of light and has a nice bedroom, living room, bathroom, laundry room and walk in closet. A private sitting area is found in the garden next to the cottage for your guests' enjoyment. The chicken coop and vegetable gardens are near by as well.

The European style stables at Holly Hill have been re-built by the current owner with an eye toward ease of horse management. The fields are fenced and cross fenced for rotational grazing, with automatic heated waterers and run-in shed. There is a 100 x 200 dressage arena and a separate 100 x 200 grass jump arena. Both are easy to access from the stables. The courtyard barn has six large stalls, each with Nelson waterer, which open into the paddocks. A charming tack room, workshop and large hay loft are all found in this barn. A second barn has space for additional stalls and includes an expansive workout/art studio with antique pine paneling, white oak floors, mirrored walls and ballet barres. All you need to bring is your yoga mat! An equipment building and garden shed are located behind the barn complex for further storage of farm equipment. Wide ranging ride out possibilities exist, with prior permission of neighboring landowners, and the farm is in the heart of the Orange County Hounds hunt territory. The craftsmanship, quality and history of Holly Hill, cannot be replicated, it is a quintessential beauty and located within just an hour drive of Washington, DC

Conservation easement potential.

Holly Hill

Middleburg, Virginia | 37+ acres | $3,299,000 Get Directions
For more information please contact John Coles jcoles@thomasandtalbot.com Emily Ristau epristau@thomasandtalbot.com
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