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Gentleman's Farm, Swoope, VA

Swoope, Augusta County , Virginia

pen • hay barn • fenced • second house • lake • pond • 1 barn with 3 stalls • 2 Run-in stalls

Property description

Reminiscent of Mr. Jefferson's Monticello! This estate property is the original home of Mr. & Mrs. Jake Smith, who lovingly built and crafted many aspects of this property to become SMITHLEIGH FARM. The grand manor house sits wonderfully on the high rise in the center of the farm, overlooking Smithleigh Lake and the Middle River. It is surrounded by heritage-age oak trees and offers panoramic views in nearly every direction. There is a small guest house that will take you back to old time Williamsburg in design, which is adjacent to the horse stable and paddocks. Additional 4 BR/2 BA Cattleman's house included as well. Currently being used as a cattle grazing farm, it has a well built 3 stall horse barn, with tack room, wash area, and hay storage, plus a 60 foot round pen for lunging and training. This property offers a large bank barn, equipment shed, hay storage, and numerous other features that would be expected and appreciated on a working cattle farm. It lies adjacent to other horse properties, and only a short 2 mile drive to the George Washington National Forest, and Virginia State Game and Wildlife areas where there are hundreds of miles of trails suitable for riding. This farm is protected by a permanent conservation easement to preserve the incredible farm nature and beauty of the Swoope area. This is a one of a kind estate. This property is only minutes from the world famous Polyface Farm, in Swoope, VA which features all types of grass-fed livestock, and chickens.


Home Features

  • Total Brick Exterior
  • Slate Roof
  • Copper Gutters
  • Four working fireplaces
  • 10ft ceilings on the main floor
  • Master Bedroom on main floor
  • 2 car garage attached
  • Large workshop with vehicle lift detached
  • Additional 1 BR, 1.5 BA guest house
  • Additional 4 BR, 2 BA farmhouse

Lot Features

  • Over 292 acres of fenced farmland featuring over 150 acres of tillable cropland
  • Middle Branch Shenandoah River (Middle River) flows through the property and forms Smithleigh Lake
  • Additional creek and pond at rear of property
  • Fully fenced for cattle, but horses are also kept on the property
  • Numerous barns in addition to the 3-stall horse barn, including a large bank barn, and a chicken brooding barn
  • Numerous wells and watering devices
  • Panoramic views in every direction across the Shenandoah Valley to the Blue Ridge Mts.

Horse Facility Features

  • 3-stall horse barn
  • Tack room
  • Wash stall
  • Covered Hay Storage
  • 60 foot round pen
  • Numerous riding trails


  • 3 miles to schools
  • 20 miles to airports
  • 15 miles to hospitals
  • 10 miles to shopping
  • 1 miles to trails

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


135 Cattleman Rd, Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia




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