Llewellyn Farm

Berryville, Virginia | 260 acres | $5,500,000 Get Directions | MLS #VACL2000368
For more information please contact John Coles jcoles@thomasandtalbot.com (540) 270-0094

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LLEWELLYN FARM, ca. 1782

Steeped in history and included in the book, The Washingtons and Their Homes, the land of Llewellyn passed from a Land Grant from Lord Fairfax to Robert "King" Carter. In 1770 it was acquired by Fielding Lewis, whose mother was Elizabeth (Betty), sister to George Washington, it then passed to their son Lawrence Lewis, who married Eleanor Parke Custis, the granddaughter of Martha Washington. It was then sold in 1818 to Warner Washington II, a cousin to George, who built the manor house of Llewellyn, ca. 1825 and other structures, which still stand. One such structure is the stone springhouse, of which the strong spring is referenced by Thomas Jefferson in, Notes on Virginia, and flows to the Shenandoah River. The ownership passed to the Kerfoot family in 1833 and since that time has remained in the hands of only 2 families, with the current owners purchasing Llewellyn in 1971.

Lewellyn's half mile drive is graced with majestic trees, fenced fields, and beautiful gardens, which lead up to and surround the stately manor house. Beautifully sited on a knoll and originally fronting on the main road from Berrys Ferry to Berryville, the home enjoys magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain views. Parts of that abandoned road-bed are still visible to the South and East of the home. The spectacular 260 acres, with 5 remaining DURs, offers easement as well as family compound potential.

The grandeur of the home embodies the understated elegance and charm essential in creating such a welcoming residence. The original section features a wide center hallway and gracious hand carved stairwell flanked by two over two rooms, with high ceilings, deep set windows, stone fireplaces, hand carved mantles, and pine floors. Today, one enters the home from the west and the wonderful 3 bay covered porch, perfect for outdoor living and dining. After several additions, today's home is approximately 9,000 sq. ft. As written in the book, In The Shadow of the Blue Ridge, "The north wing of the home was added in the 1930's to provide a self-sufficient wing." Today, this wing offers a sitting room, as well as a second kitchen, for extended family and guest, and is currently available through Airbnb. In 1976 a south wing was added, which added symmetry to the home. Today, the original south wing houses the spacious chef's kitchen, featuring soapstone countertops, a 6-burner gas stove, and subzero refrigerator and freezer, and is open to the charming gathering room with stone fireplace. In 2008 an additional south wing was added creating a dramatic juxtaposition of the 19th and 21st century. Through a gallery, featuring large windows, an elevator and stairway to the lower level, one enters the stunning main level primary bedroom retreat with spa bath, dressing rooms and porticoed porch.

The upper levels, accessed from 3 stairwells, provides 6 bedrooms, including the previous master suite and dressing room, 5.5 baths, a sitting room and office with built in cabinetry and shelving.

The lower level includes a 2 car garage with work space, mud room, two half baths, laundry room, exercise room with sauna, wine storage, mechanical room and the previous 2 car garage, currently a mechanical and storage room.

The serenity of this estate is beautifully enjoyed from one of the many porches and the stunning sunroom designed to enjoy the spectacular perennial gardens, featured in several Virginia Garden Week tours. From porches facing east one enjoys magnificent sunrises over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The covered porches on the west enjoy shade from the stately trees and offer a beautiful setting for al fresco dining.

Clarke County was established by many of the First Families of Virginia and has a wonderful, quiet presence. Located in Virginia's horse country 65 miles west of Washington, D.C., Llewellyn is minutes from Winchester to the West and Middleburg to the East. It's easily accessible to I-81, I-66, Rt. 50 and Rt. 7 and 10 minutes to the Winchester Regional Airport and 40 minutes to Dulles International Airport.

The history, the residence and the location combine to make Llewellyn an incredible property.

DEPENDENCIES:

- 2 story stone cottage, which predates the manor house-

4 bedrooms, 3 half baths

- 2 story tenant house-4 bedrooms and 2 baths

- 1 story tenant house-3 bedrooms and 1 bath

- Equipment barn with apartment/studio-2 bedrooms

and 1 bath

- 5 stall stable

- Machine shed

FEATURES:

- 260 Acres not in easement

- 5 remaining DURs with easement potential

- The land is gently rolling, most of it fenced for horses

and cattle

- The original spring house, ca. 1782, stands at the wellhead of a stream that flows to the Shenandoah River

- 3 wells and an irrigation system

- Heated swimming pool

- Fountain

- Stone terrace with propane burning fire pit

- 2 generators

- 3 Taylor Wood stoves for heating

- 3 story tree house

- A small graveyard and gravestone dedicated by the Washington Family Descendants marks the burial site

of Warner and his wife, Sarah

Llewellyn Farm

Berryville, Virginia | 260 acres | $5,500,000 Get Directions | MLS #VACL2000368
For more information please contact John Coles jcoles@thomasandtalbot.com
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