Welcome to Aslan Farm. Nestled in the rolling hills of southwest Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Steps, Aslan Farm was formed of its surroundings and made of the virtue in its bearing, a horse farm that is at one with its natural beauty and the symmetry of a well-planned property. Its expansive house, barns, and run-ins are all designed and constructed of wood (a Virginia tradition), and form anperfect union with each other, in a blended aesthetic. Few horse properties can boast such attention to design symmetry.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man", Winston Churchill.
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- A log home in its original construction, built in 1990 by descendants of Thomas Jefferson (yes, that Jefferson), the larger part of the house was added in 2008, of stick construction, with D-log siding to give the building a continuous look. Sheetrock and painted white wall are inside features of the addition, while interior log walls decorate the original building. The blending of old and new occurs naturally, as wood logs span the ceilings in all rooms, including the new addition. Hardwood pine floors cover all living spaces in the house. The open room design - seven-one feet- also features (heated) matte blue terracotta floors in the kitchen and dining room.
- Eight pastures ring the property along its 1 mile+ perimeter to ease grazing rotations, and to encourage the healthy re-nourishment of their grasses. A river tributary that flows year 'round runs along its SW border, greening perimeter trails. A mountainside forest rims this border, rising to form a natural barrier over the joining of this peaceful enclave that is carbed into the surrounding valley and hills. Only a neighbor's distant barn is visible through the trees in winter, making Aslan Farm a very private reserve amidst hundreds of acres of forest and fields. All pastures (but #8) are equipped with automatic, heated waters on cement pads. All pastures are fertilized anually. Three-rail wood fencing welcomes guests from both south and north appropaches and gravel roads lead to house and barns. Flower gardens and fruit trees fille the air with their scent and signal springs arrival. Magnificent Sycamore, Walnut, Poplar and White Oak trees rim the property. There is never a shortage of wood for the front room fireplace that warms the entire main level of the house.
Horse Facility Features
- A hand crafted 4 stall barn, constructed of wood by experienced barn builders, the 40 X 36 Horse Barn features 24 ft ceilings, 3 permanent stalls with sliding wood doors and metal bars for full enclosure, barred windows between stalls, and side stall windows (with locking doors) that look onto pastures. 12 X 12 (locked) Tack and Feed rooms (fully tiled, and with finished cabinets and shelves, utility sink, and (4) saddle and tack racks ), and a 12 X 12 lined and drained Wash Stall on a cement pad, complete the functional space. 10 X 10 foot, windowed sliding rail doors (4) line up with the matted center aisle of the barn, and are equipped with locks for wind protection and stability. A 36” exhaust fan is framed in the E wall. All stalls are matted and equipped with heated automatic waterers. A 30 gal hot water heater in the Tack Room feeds an inside utility sink and hot and cold water faucets in the center aisle. Two frost pumps at either end of the barn provide water to the wash stall and surrounding needs. One stall is a “temporary” model built for quick striking to accommodate other uses of the space. A side swing door makes inside locking possible on both ends of the barn. Positioned on a hill, apart from all other structures, the horse barn enjoys near constant E-W breezes. The barn carries the identical roof as the house and is festooned with identical foundation stone and logs at the gables. Barn lofts will carry roughly 300 square bails; planked floored ground level and loft spaces in the Equipment Barn hold an additional 200 bails. Barns and house carry the same Architectural Shingle roofs, and are stained with the same restoration stain and sealant (Sikkens) as the house—shiny pennies in the sun, all three. A lifetime, covered gutter and drain system finishes this quality barn structure. The hand crafter equipment barn is a 62 X 24 ft structure built of wood with open sides for easy access and closed ends for protection from weather. This barn carries the same roof as the horse barn and family home, is lighted and accommodates roughly 200 bails on a ground-level platform and storage loft above. A shed-roofed extension 18 X 24 provides a covered space for large tractors and pickup trucks, or a small 2-horse trailer.
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1170 Ramsey Memorial Rd, Penhook, Franklin County, Virginia