Viewtown, Virginia

Nestled in the Foothills of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, this charming Farmhouse commands a view of its 70 acres, which are bordered by the Thornton River.

The house was recently 70% resided; and the stables, tractor barn & house were then freshly painted. Inside, as the pictures attest, the rooms flow easily into each other. On the main level there is lovely wood flooring, some of it antique, and all of the 4 bedrooms are carpeted.





     Above the two-car garage is a carpeted Bonus Room. An addition was added out the back of the house and accessible from the first floor bedroom or the hallway between the bedroom and the full bath. Called the “Mountain View” room, it is glassed in on three sides; heated with a freestanding propane stove and insulated. It absolutely lives up to its name!  One of its glass doors opens out to a large back deck for entertaining. The deck’s awning has an electrical (with a manual backup) operating system

      The walk out lower level was converted into an In Law Suite with its own kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. The views are into the flower gardens and across the fields to the river.  More recently the present owners moved their own Master bedroom furniture to that level because it was so very charming and gave them their own living room and kitchen when guests were in the rest of the house.

        They also converted the main floor front parlor into a large office.


 The outbuildings and amenities on the farm include:

1. A Stable/Workshop building: {40’ X 50 ‘} The layout is that at one end of the building are three box stalls (aisle and outside doorways) and a stairway to a hayloft; and at the other end is an open workshop. On the back wall is a storage/tack room. Thru an outside door is the dog kennel. The big center space is concrete floored and can easily be converted to a stall area facing the existing stalls across an aisle. There are three big bay doors.

2. A Red tractor /equipment bank barn: {50’ X 30} with four bays was designed  & built on a slope to allow for a spacious run in shed beneath that serves two separate fields.

3. A run in shed is in the big front field.



4. The sand arena is oval in shape and more than sufficiently large for an Upper Level Dressage arena or a jumper course.

5. The Thornton River and its sandy banks have supplied many a guest’s sunset dip. Most of it is ankle or knee depth (depending on the rains), but down river is a big rock outcropping that has an “over your head” deep spot where the current has scooped out the bottom  & can provide some real swimming. The farm has over 1,000 feet of river frontage.

         The history of the immediate neighborhood is that the Bywaters family, in the 1900s, farmed several hundred acres and bred a line of famous American foxhounds named for the family who sold them. Today Bywaters lineage is found in all the Virginia foxhunting packs and has made its way all over the United States.

When the farm was broken up in the Eighties, there were two fifty acre parcels along the river.” Jenstone” is on one. In addition, the present owners purchased the adjoining 20 acre grassy parcel with more splendid mountain views; so today “Jenstone” includes two separate parcels. Its twenty-acre tract can be sold first leaving as the remainder, the house, outbuildings and 50 acres.

MLS# CU9936095        Price: $950,000

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Susie Ashcom

Office: (540) 687-7813

Cellular: (540) 729-1478


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