BOARDING & BREEDING FACILITIES, 47AC, Home, 5 Barns, 14 Paddocks, Views, REDUCED

Buchanan, Botetourt County , Virginia

uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • 5 barns with 34 stalls • 2 Run-in stalls

Property description

Amethyst Acres is a beautiful and very well-equipped equestrian estate on nearly 47 acres with commercial horse breeding/boarding facilities---and with recent $100K price reduction represents tremendous value and opportunity! It is very conveniently located in the Shenandoah Valley between Lexington in the North, and Roanoke in the south and very near the Blue Ridge, with fabulous mountain views, and also adjoining the James River. A public boat ramp facility is located very nearby. It is only about 30 minutes travel time to the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, 40 minutes to the Roanoke Regional Airport, and an hour to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The estate is nicely complemented by a charming and attractive 3BR/2BA ranch home of about 2,200 square feet, with an open and inviting floor plan, and well-sited on a knoll overlooking the entire property with nearby mountain vistas from the home-site. Enjoy both sunrise and sunset views from this property!

The overall equestrian facilities include 5 barns, 34 stalls, and 14+ board and/or horsecote fenced paddocks. The 36ft. x 172ft. main barn has 12 stalls (2 16ft. x 12ft. foaling stalls and 10 12ft. x 12ft. boarding stalls) an office, laboratory, 2 breeding stocks, a phantom, wash stalls, tack room, half-bath, and storage rooms. Also, at one end of the main barn, there is a spacious and nicely appointed, 2BR/1BA, 1,296 square foot apartment—with kitchen, great room, 2 bedrooms and outdoor patio area. This provides for much flexibility to accommodate guests, conduct seminars, and/or to temporarily house employees or others if needed to be available for horse-care on an overnight basis. Moreover, the main barn interior area is comprised of a modular 4 ft. insulated panel system which provides for easy reconfiguration dependent upon one’s requirements, and has a zero fire rating. The main barn is also wired to accommodate standby generators if needed.

Other horse facilities include a 60’x60′ 10 stall barn; a 48’x48′ hay barn w/ 8 stalls & 16′ plate line; a 48’x12′ 4 stall barn; a 24’x12′ 2 stall barn/isolation paddock; run in sheds and more. The horse facilities reflect quality construction and have been well-maintained. The 47 acres is currently in two tax parcels and there are two wells and two septic systems.

Overall, this offering represents tremendous value, and an ideal opportunity to generate income from equine-related businesses. The owners may also be willing to discuss the separate sale of portions of their existing equine based businesses. In addition, there are several possible vineyard sites on the property at elevations of about 1,000 feet, gently sloped for good drainage, and with great southwestern exposures. Demand for quality wine grapes in Virginia has been growing dramatically over recent years, and that trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

It’s all here for the horse enthusiast to simply enjoy their passion in an ideal setting—or to take the entrepreneurial plunge and run their own boarding and/or breeding business. And, perhaps, expand into the small estate vineyard/winery business as well. Horses and wine pair very well!

NOTE: The owners will consider subdividing to provide a separate offering on equestrian improvements and related acreage, while retaining the residence and related acreage.

For more information and/or to arrange a showing please contact:
Tyler Williams, REALTOR Email: Cell: 703-850-4914


Home Features

  • The beautiful and charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is very well-sited and sits privately atop a protected knoll on the highest elevations of the property and offers beautiful sunrise/sunset views and mountain vistas. The overall 2,200 finished square feet is well designed with an open and spacious floor plan and a split bedroom floor plan with the master suite on one side of the home and the guest bedrooms on the opposite side of the home, all separated by the great room, spacious kitchen and dining room areas. The master suite is quite large and very nicely laid-out. Near the guest bedrooms, there is an office nook along with a separate laundry room/mudroom that opens to the rear deck, hot tub, and very pleasant and private rear yard area.
  • At one end of the large main barn structure, there is a very spacious (1,296 sq. ft.) and complete 2 bedroom apartment with great room, full kitchen, and full bath. This serves very nicely as comfortable and private guest quarters, and is large enough to be used for a small conference or classroom setting for various equine related presentations and training.

Lot Features

  • An overall fabulous setting on 2 deeded parcels comprising a total of 46.92 acres and situated with easy access to main roads.
  • The acreage is predominantly rolling/cleared pasture, fenced and cross-fenced, with significant frontage on the James River ( all structures on property on high elevations and not subject to any impact from high water conditions).
  • Please be sure to watch the aerial video to gain a perspective on the overall majestic setting of this offering, and the stunning mountain views from the property.

Horse Facility Features

  • Features 5 barns, total of 34 stalls, 14+ board and/or horsecote fenced paddocks. Main barn (36 ft. x 172 ft.) has 12 stalls, 2 wash stalls, 2 breeding stocks & phantom, separate office area, laboratory, and tack room.
  • Additional equine amenities include a 60' x 60' 10-stall barn, a 48' x 48' hay barn with 8 stalls & 16' plate line, a 48' x 12' 4-stall barn, a 24' x 12' 2-stall barn/isolation paddock, and run-in shed.


  • 1 miles to schools
  • 28 miles to airports
  • 32 miles to hospitals
  • 18 miles to shopping

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


9195 Springwood Rd, Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia


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