Historic House Listings

Falkland Farms, Circa 1850. On 6,800 acres in Virginia! $12,950,000

July 18, 2019

I can’t imagine owning that much land! Falkland Farms is located on 6,800 acres in Scottsburg, Virginia. The main house, Sydnor House Lodge, was built in 1850. The main lodge was original built for playwright, William Sydnor. In the 1900’s Colonel Ira Vaughan purchased the home and remodeled it to look like one of his favorite Swiss hotels. There is also a guest house and several farm buildings. The property is surrounded by the Kerr Reservoir, the Dan, Banister and Hyco Rivers. It also has frontage along the Staunton River State Park. Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 6,500 square feet. $12,950,000

From the Zillow listing:


Falkland Farms is an 11 square mile peninsula of managed pine and hardwood timber bounded by the Kerr Reservoir, the Dan, Banister, and Hyco Rivers.  The land consists of 5,000+ acres of well managed pine plantation and mature hardwoods along with over 1,500+ acres of flooded lowlands, 300 acres of open land, duck impoundments and internal roads.  Decades of land stewardship and the abundance of water and mature forests has led to the farm’s reputation as one of the best hunting preserves in the region (deer, turkey and ducks as well as quail hunts, fishing and sporting clays). Numerous improvements including the Sydnor House lodge, a guest house and farm buildings.   Long road frontage and frontage on Staunton River State Park.


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