Fair View

Somerset, Orange County , Virginia

uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • second house • pond • 3 barns with 7 stalls • 3 Run-in stalls

Property description

Fair View is a classic c. 1850 Brick Georgian situated in the heart of breathtaking Somerset VA. 25 Minutes drive to Charlottesville VA. The grand house includes 11 ft ceilings, a glorious center hall, renovated luxury kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with private office and 2 full baths, walk in closets, 2nd bedroom suite on that level -3 more bedrooms (3rd floor and basement). 3-course Flemish Bond with a slate roof. Nearby Guest cottage, boxwoods and sweeping lawns, formal gardens and rose garden. Wonderful horse stables and extensive barn facilities with outdoor riding ring. There is a tenant house in "as-is" condition but this building could prove useful for farm manager. This is the complete package.


Home Features

  • MAIN RESIDENCE: Fair View is a c. 1856 brick Georgian home with a four over four floor plan, with additions in 1890 and 1902. The home encompasses four levels of living space totaling 9,000s.f. with 10’ ceilings and heart pine floors throughout as well as numerous fireplaces and original moldings and woodwork. First Floor: Large Center Hall provides access to the Parlor, Living Room, Library and Dining Room, all with fireplaces. The renovated Kitchen adjoins the dining room and is enhanced by pantry, work area and bath. A large covered porch overlooks the courtyard below and rose garden in the distance. Second Floor includes Master Suite with bedroom, bathrooms - 2, and sitting area/office; Additional walk in closet; Guest room and office (could be additional bedroom). Third Floor includes two additional bedrooms and full bath Storage is found in the eves of this floor. The English Basement is ideal for entertaining with large Family Room and Pub Room, separate bedroom and bathroom. Also on this floor is a Laundry Room, Conservatory, fitness room and mudroom. HEAT is provided by Gas Powered Steam Radiators, and Central Air Conditioning is electric.
  • Guest house: A studio guest house with full bathroom, kitchen and loft space for beds or office is sited to the left of the house right next to a period ice house. This guest cottage is recently renovated in excellent condition, brick with a slate roof. The Ice house is weatherboard construction and remains intact with the stone foundation going deep in the ground below a wooden floor.

Lot Features

  • PROPERTY: Approximately 60-acres with panoramic views in all directions, including the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. Hen Bacon Creek traverses the property along one hay field and the majority of the pastures are kept in grass.
  • Improvements since 2010
  • *Installed Virginia Broadband for whole house wifi
  • *New AC/heat pump on first level and lower level of main house
  • *New AC for second level of main house
  • *New AC for guest cottage
  • *New compressor for AC/heat pump for upper level of main house
  • *New septic tank and drain field-2016
  • *Renovated bathroom for second master bath
  • *Renovated bathroom for guest suite
  • *Renovated kitchen including new sub-zero refrigerator, wolf range, marble island and counter tops, tile floor, custom built cabinets, new windows and screens
  • *New pressure tank and electrical for primary water pump
  • *New pump for irrigation well
  • *Installed electronic “brain” for existing boiler to help energy consumption
  • *New pan and tile for master bathroom
  • *Exterior trim re-painted
  • *Installed radon system and fan
  • *Installed new EPDM gutter liners and replaced copper gutters where needed
  • *New entry stairs to access rear porch
  • *New water heater in main house
  • *Installed water softening system
  • *New roof and plank siding on barn
  • *New water heater in barn
  • *Newly built bath and washer/dryer room at barn
  • *Paint all barns and out buildings
  • *Constructed four horse paddocks with access to spigots or automatic waterers
  • *Built 3 run-in sheds
  • *Complete renovation of guest cottage
  • *Renovation of peony garden
  • *Renovation of octagonal/rose garden
  • *Planting of Cryptomeria along southern property line
  • *Sept. 2017- Paved driveway with tar and chip application

Horse Facility Features

  • Dependencies: Manager’s Cottage of clapboard construction, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Equestrian facilities include a large converted Bank BARN which has a modern stable facility in the lower level and includes a stallion/foaling stall, 6 additional stalls, tack room, feed room and wash room. There is a 1/2 bath with washer/dryer and hot water heater. The main level of the barn provides a large arc for hay storage. A Machine Shed with workshop is one of a few other sheds on the property, all of which are in good condition. There is a Training Ring and Round Pen for horses near the barn and several pastured provide the perfect setting for turning animals out.


  • 3 miles to schools
  • 18 miles to airports
  • 20 miles to hospitals
  • 5 miles to shopping

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9160 Hazelhurst Dr, Somerset, Orange County, Virginia


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