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Introducing an Exquisite Historic Homestead with Endless Possibilities

Red House , Charlotte County , Virginia

hay barn • fenced • second house • pond • 2 barns with 4 stalls

Property description

Welcome to Carya Collis! Discover the epitome of elegance and timeless charm in this fully restored Civil War-era Virginia farmhouse. Meticulously updated to seamlessly blend historic allure with modern comforts, this remarkable property offers a wealth of opportunities for those seeking a family compound, a stunning venue, a serene hunting retreat, or a magnificent homestead.

Nestled on over 100 +/- acres of picturesque land, this captivating estate boasts a host of remarkable features that are sure to delight. As you approach the property via the 3/4-mile secluded driveway, you'll be greeted by breathtaking views of the surrounding area, creating an immediate sense of seclusion and privacy. The property is embraced by mainly larger land tracts, ensuring a serene and tranquil environment.

The farmhouse itself has been thoughtfully expanded to accommodate a modern kitchen, a basement, and a luxurious master bedroom suite, while still preserving the original layout that exudes historic charm. With a total of four bedrooms, including the master suite, and a beautiful library complete with a cozy fireplace, this home provides ample space for relaxation and entertainment. Enjoy the added space with a lovely 2-bedroom cottage fully equipped with its own kitchen, living room, and bathroom. New roofs on the main house and cottage in 2015 with a ground-mounted 12,500-watt solar electric system that is discreetly hidden in a back pasture.

Step outside onto the full-width front porch, where you can unwind in porch swings and rockers while soaking in the panoramic vistas. A sunroom invites abundant natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. As you venture into the backyard, you'll discover an enchanting garden retreat adorned with raised planting beds, allowing you to cultivate your own thriving oasis. The garden boasts a variety of fruit and nut trees, including a delightful assortment of herbs and teas, all contributing to a diverse and bountiful landscape. Additionally, the property features a breathtaking orchard, adorned with an extensive collection of exotic and fruit trees worth tens of thousands of dollars, ensuring a truly remarkable and fruitful experience for the discerning homeowner.

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the outdoors on the front covered porch or retreat to the side pergola deck, ideal for enjoying gentle breezes and captivating views of the surrounding landscape. The lush acreage encompasses approximately 45 acres of tillable land, perfect for those with a green thumb or for potential family subdivision.

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the presence of Little Bear Creek, meandering along the Eastern edge of the property. Wildlife abounds, as evidenced by heavily worn game trails, tracks, and droppings, offering opportunities for observing deer, turkey, bear, quail, and predators such as coyote, fox, and bobcat. Immerse yourself in an array of recreational activities, from ATVs, hiking, and camping to hunting and shooting. The property even holds the potential for a long-distance shooting range.

Practical features include a 2-car detached garage providing ample storage for vehicles and equipment. Power lines on the property provide convenient access to electricity, while a petroleum gas and transmission line easement offers additional flexibility.

Conveniently located and surrounded by the natural beauty of Wildlife Management Areas, this extraordinary property offers the perfect balance of peaceful seclusion and easy accessibility. With flat to rolling topography, it presents an ideal setting for various pursuits, whether you're seeking a serene country retreat, an expansive family estate, or a unique venue for special occasions.

Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history, where the charm of the past harmonizes with the luxuries of the present. Indulge in the beauty of this exceptional Virginia farmhouse and unlock its limitless potential. Contact us today to embark on a new chapter of rural living, surrounded by elegance, tranquility, and natural splendor.

Seller's Note: Immerse yourself in the allure of historic homes, from the enchanting pine floors to the intricate handmade trim. Experience the nostalgia of doors you have to stoop to pass through and stairs worn smooth by time. Yet, revel in the convenience of a home that has been meticulously upgraded, eliminating the drafts, leaky plumbing, and outdated electrical systems. This home effortlessly combines the best of both worlds, offering a unique blend of timeless charm and modern comfort.

This sale is for 102.926 +/- acres of land, home, and many outbuildings consisting of three parcels. Parcel IDs DB 446/442 DB 409/729 DB 376/072 (INCLUDES 2 TRACTS), DB 429/451 DB 409/193 PB 14/159 2 TR, and DB 446/442 PB 14/168 DB 409/729 DB 376/072 (INCLUDES 2 TRACTS).


Home Features

  • Historical and secluded 4 bedrooms/2 ½ bathrooms 2771 +/- square foot house on 102.926 +/- acres
  • Built around 1880 and completely remodeled in 2000
  • House raised and foundation leveled
  • Solid concrete block foundation, original foundation stones used as facade
  • Original hand-dug well (ornamental)
  • New electrical wiring throughout with abundant outlets
  • New plumbing
  • New insulation
  • Drywall
  • New double-glazed windows
  • US Cellular
  • Starlink internet with up to 100 Mbps
  • Tiger propane
  • Ample water supply on the well
  • All original trim and stairs
  • Original Hardwood Floors
  • Upstairs HVAC Mini Splits installed Fall 2022 with transferable warranty
  • Kitchen remodeled in 2019
  • Granite countertops
  • Butcher block island
  • 3 ovens
  • Dual electric
  • Dual fuel stove gas top
  • Appliances
  • Copper sink
  • Recessed lights
  • Large front porch
  • Approximately 1,000 square feet guest cottage with full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, propane heat, new A/C installed 2022, 100amp electrical service from the house
  • 45-year roof on house and cottage 7 years ago

Lot Features

  • 2-car detached garage
  • Potting shed
  • Greenhouse
  • Storage shed
  • Two 2-stall horse barns with Lean-to
  • Corals
  • 2 Pole barns
  • 2 updated drying and smoke tobacco barns with new foundations
  • Third tobacco barn AS-IS
  • Original log cabin by the creek age unknown 1800’s or earlier
  • Storage shed for chickens
  • Fire pit

Horse Facility Features

  • Yard spigots throughout where needed
  • 48 Solar panels, 12.480 kw, 260 watts per panel “$60,000 upgrade“
  • Two lines ran to the house so it could be upgraded in the future with a panel upgrade
  • Installed 7 years ago
  • 25-year warranty on panels
  • 20-years warranty on inverter
  • Unlimited possibilities for this beautiful and historical home on acreage include a family compound or homestead, venue, or hunting retreat
  • Potential for a family subdivision
  • Originally a working tobacco farm
  • Previously farmed in soybeans and winter wheat
  • Stocked Pond
  • Hardwood and exotic timber throughout
  • Approximately 3/4-mile private secluded driveway
  • Approximately 46.5 acres of tillable land
  • Little Bear Creek runs along the Eastern edge of the property
  • Breathtaking orchard, adorned with an extensive collection of exotic and fruit trees worth tens of thousands of dollars including:
  • • Apple
  • • Honey crisps x 5
  • • Granny Smiths x 2
  • • Jonamac
  • • Macintosh x 2
  • • Wolf river
  • • Liberty x 3
  • • Blushing gold x 2
  • • Gala x 2
  • • Fuji
  • • Gala beauty
  • • Golden delicious x 2
  • • Cortland
  • • Golden Dorset
  • • Pears
  • • Bartlett x 2
  • • Moonglow
  • • Keifer
  • • Ayres
  • • Pineapple pear
  • • Plums
  • • Morris x 2
  • • Stanley
  • • Peaches
  • • Southern Charm x 3
  • • Sweet Golden
  • • Belle of Georgia
  • • June Gold
  • • Nectarine
  • • June Princess
  • • Persimmons x 2
  • Extensive garden with raised planting beds has multiple fruit and nut trees throughout including:
  • • Hazelnuts
  • • Fig
  • • Walnuts
  • • Pecans
  • • Apples
  • • Pears
  • • Plums
  • • Peaches
  • • Teas
  • • Herbs
  • An abundance of wildlife sign consisting of heavily worn game trails, droppings, tracks, and quail
  • Potential for deer, turkey, bear, quail, and predators to include coyote, fox, and bobcat
  • Recreational opportunities include ATVs, hiking, camping, hunting, and shooting
  • Potential for long-distance shooting range
  • Surrounded by mainly larger land tracts
  • Access the property from two separate access points
  • Beautiful Views of the surrounding area
  • Convenient location
  • Flat to rolling topography
  • Great sense of seclusion and privacy
  • Petroleum gas and transmission line easement
  • No HOA or covenants
  • Conveniently located to a number of Wildlife Management Areas


  • 31 miles to airports
  • 34 miles to hospitals
  • 32 miles to shopping

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


812 Adston Ln, Red House, Charlotte County, Virginia


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