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    90 Padua Lane

    SPERRYVILLE, VA 22740
    • $395,000
    • STATUS: Active Under Contract
    • ON SITE: 101 days
    • ID#: VARP107768
    Under Contract
    UPDATED: 54 min ago
    $395,000
    • 0
      BEDS
    • 52
      ACRES
    • 0
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    Type:
    Vacant Land / Lots
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    Old Atkins Farm is a lovely parcel of land in Old Hollow, nestled against the boundary of Shenandoah National Park. The rolling land, crossed by streams and many stone walls, whispers of days gone by. Deeded to Fannie and James Atkins in 1888 and still a working farm as late as the 1970s, its history can be seen in the old log buildings of the original homestead. These include the main farmhouse, cooper's shop, and several outbuildings for various uses. Sadly, the buildings haven't seen use in a very long time and may only be salvageable for their antique wood beams. With what seems like miles of dry-stack stone walls and cached piles of stone, there is also no shortage of stone for your building projects. At the northern end of the parcel, the land is gently rolling in the area of the old homestead and could be cleared once again as it was in the past. From there, it rises uphill in the approximate center of the parcel to about 1600 feet at the far southern end where it meets the National Park boundary. It would be possible to hike up to Oventop Mountain from here. The slope then dips back down towards Spring Branch, a tributary to the North Fork Thornton River, which is the southeastern boundary of the parcel. In addition to the strong-flowing Spring Branch, there is another smaller creek that gurgles past the old home site and multiple springs uphill of it. Over time, the parcel has once again become wooded as nature reclaims what was once cultivated fields. The bare trees of wintertime afford a seasonal view of nearby ridges. With some strategic clearing, and perhaps from higher ground, it may be possible to enjoy this view year-round. Situated near the end of private Padua Lane, driving into Old Atkins Farm feels like a trip back in time. It is not hard to imagine family histories being made, the land being worked and food produced, timber harvested and cut into logs for building. There were animals to care for, orchards to be harvested, and water to fetch from the spring. Fields had to be cleared of stone so they could be plowed, the stone used for pasture walls and home foundations. Come wander the woods and sit a spell. If you listen carefully, you might hear whispers of the past. Located just outside the village of Sperryville, the farm is a bucolic escape yet close to restaurants, galleries, shops and more.

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    90 Padua Lane SPERRYVILLE, VA 22740

    • Price: $395,000
    • Status: Active Under Contract
    • Updated: 54 min ago
    • ID#: VARP107768
    0
    Beds
    0
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    52
    Acres
    County:
    Rappahannock
    School District:
    Rappahannock County Public Schools
    Property Description
    Old Atkins Farm is a lovely parcel of land in Old Hollow, nestled against the boundary of Shenandoah National Park. The rolling land, crossed by streams and many stone walls, whispers of days gone by. Deeded to Fannie and James Atkins in 1888 and still a working farm as late as the 1970s, its history can be seen in the old log buildings of the original homestead. These include the main farmhouse, cooper's shop, and several outbuildings for various uses. Sadly, the buildings haven't seen use in a very long time and may only be salvageable for their antique wood beams. With what seems like miles of dry-stack stone walls and cached piles of stone, there is also no shortage of stone for your building projects. At the northern end of the parcel, the land is gently rolling in the area of the old homestead and could be cleared once again as it was in the past. From there, it rises uphill in the approximate center of the parcel to about 1600 feet at the far southern end where it meets the National Park boundary. It would be possible to hike up to Oventop Mountain from here. The slope then dips back down towards Spring Branch, a tributary to the North Fork Thornton River, which is the southeastern boundary of the parcel. In addition to the strong-flowing Spring Branch, there is another smaller creek that gurgles past the old home site and multiple springs uphill of it. Over time, the parcel has once again become wooded as nature reclaims what was once cultivated fields. The bare trees of wintertime afford a seasonal view of nearby ridges. With some strategic clearing, and perhaps from higher ground, it may be possible to enjoy this view year-round. Situated near the end of private Padua Lane, driving into Old Atkins Farm feels like a trip back in time. It is not hard to imagine family histories being made, the land being worked and food produced, timber harvested and cut into logs for building. There were animals to care for, orchards to be harvested, and water to fetch from the spring. Fields had to be cleared of stone so they could be plowed, the stone used for pasture walls and home foundations. Come wander the woods and sit a spell. If you listen carefully, you might hear whispers of the past. Located just outside the village of Sperryville, the farm is a bucolic escape yet close to restaurants, galleries, shops and more.
    Exterior Features

    Garage YN No Location Type Adjoins National Park Lot Features Backs - ParklandPrivateStream/CreekTrees/Wooded Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Property Features

    Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN No Construction Completed YN No Current Use Land/Lot Only Federal Flood Zone YN No Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304461088016 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Settlement Property Sub Type Land Sale Type Standard Sewer No Sewer System Tax Annual Amount 2481.00 Tax Assessment Amount 339900.00 Tax Lot 18 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source None Zoning Ag/Res

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    ©2021 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Century 21 Dale Realty Co. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2021-05-16T16:51:22.543.
     
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