Historic House Listings

Five acres in Virginia with a guest cottage! Circa 1875. $325,000

July 16, 2018

Built by the Gale family in 1875. Located on five acres in Hayes, Virginia. Original clapboard, shutters, windows, smokehouse, barn and corn crib. The guest cottage was built in the 1930’s. The home was recently elevated to take it out of the flood zone. The furnished cottage has been rented for the past ten years to VIMS students. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1,744 square feet. $325,000

From the Zillow listing:


This home was built in 1875 by the Gale family and has been lovingly maintained though the years. It has the original clapboard, shutters, windows, smoke house, barn and corn crib. The guest cottage was constructed in the 1930’s and was remodeled in 2003 and 2010. The home’s recent elevation out of the flood zone insures it will still be beautiful for the next 150 years. Kitchen and bathrooms have been recently upgraded with Kohler fixtures, Bosch dishwasher and Thermador 5-burner gas stove. Sun-filled breakfast nook has built-in banquette and custom table which conveys. Living room has gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves and cabinetry. Formal dining room easily accommodates large dining room table. Three upstairs bedrooms have large closets. Master bedroom has built-in drawers, recessed lighting, ceiling fan and en-suite tiled bathroom. Downstairs floors are original heart pine, upstairs floors are pine and oak.
The furnished 500-square foot cottage has been rented for 10+ years to VIMS students. It is a studio with a full kitchen, bathroom with shower and washing machine. The recently rewired barn is large with four stalls, center work area, large hayloft, and workshop with wood stove, work benches and tables that convey. The two large pastures and barn yard are enclosed with three-board fencing with one strand of electric. The tractor with bush hog and implements convey. The original smokehouse is now used as a garden shed. The corn crib (recently rewired) has been divided into a chicken coop and storage area. The chicken run is enclosed with aviary netting.
Both the house and cottage have Rinnai tank less water heaters.

What I love about the home
We have loved living in this house – hosting family celebrations, gardening, and raising horses, sheep, and chickens. The lovely house is surrounded by enormous trees and the 5-acre property is enclosed by woods and offers complete privacy. This home has always been lovingly maintained and constantly upgraded – it never had aluminum siding or shag carpeting! It was one of the original houses on Glass Road and its five-acres was subdivided out of the original farm which is now wooded. It’s a gracious and comfortable home with a great barn, a charming cottage, and lush pastures! It’s a farm dream.

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