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SOLD closed at $508,000 for 132 acres

125 Acres

King George County, Virginia

A part of historic Rokeby Farm

Privacy

The property extends back from Route 3, King's Highway into a private world, elevated above the valley floor.  Route 3 is at about a 40 to 50 foot elevation at the road frontage; the land then rises to an escarpment of about 170 feet in elevation.  Imagine being at the top of a 12 story building, that is the view you get.  Since there is a large elevation difference and distance, privacy is enhanced.

Beauty

Fields of cropland are now at the road.  The cropland is rented to a local farmer.  Grasslands then emerge as you travel thru the woods with fields expanding on each side and rising to hills in the distance.  Trees are dotted across the grasslands and frame scene.  Woods are of differing growths of hardwoods; a part of the property was select cut over a decade ago.  It is a great environment to loose oneself in getting away from the hustle and bustle of today's world.

Conservation Easement

The Rokeby farm tract of about 319 acres is all under a conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which concluded the scenic attributes, flora, fauna, and history are worth protecting.   The 125 acres cannot be subdivided.  Any new buildings must be built back at least 3,000 feet from Rt. 3; thus there will not be anything to obstruct your view on the neighboring properties which are also subject to the same easement.  A house, outbuildings, and barns can be built on the property.  There are a number of very nice house sites to choose from.

Below, the map shows the lands under the VOF easement, as well as the 125 acres.

The view-shed to the right, with the open land is most vulnerable and is protected. Lands to the west (left) are wooded and protected also by the steep topography.  A topographic map is near the bottom of this webpage.

The 125 acres is a part of a larger tract, and must be surveyed.  The 125 acres is an approximation.

 

Above, a GIS map shows the 125 acres, to the left, and the 130 acres and brick mansion to the right.

Below, the land at the top is gently to strongly rolling. The historic brick mansion is barely visible

Below, there are a number of private building sites overlooking the Rappahannock River valley to choose from.

Only one main dwelling is allowed with outbuildings and barns, all of which must be at least 3,000 feet back from Route 3.

 

Above, the U.S. topo map is at ten foot contours.

Where the lines are far apart, it is flat; where the lines are close together, the topo is steep.

Important Information

 

This property is shown by appointment only with the listing agent.  Please do not go onto the property.

The 125 acres is an approximation and must be surveyed.

The farm fronts on Kings Highway, Route 3 and is contiguous to the Rokeby Farm mansion tract.

Price is $500,000; the farm is in the land use taxation program to reduce real estate taxes and will be conveyed as such.

The Seller will pay no roll-back taxes.

This property and the farm next door are under a conservation easement that limits development.  A copy of the easement is available upon request.

 

 

Above, a detail of the 125 Acres.

         

Above, a turkey hen was guarding her brood, one of which is to the right.

Above, the gravestone of Henry Endsor who used to own Rokeby.

He and his son are on a ridge line, near the rear of the property overlooking the rail-trail.

 

The farm begins at Route 3 at a level valley floor of about 50 foot elevation and then rises gently to about 150+ foot elevation.

Please NOTE: Information and comments are not guaranteed in terms of accuracy and/or scope.  You are urged to independently verify and investigate any and all information and/or circumstances.

Mr. Alex Long, ALC, CCIM, AICP   540.371.8700  (o);  540.226.4486 (c)

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Weichert Realtors 1955 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 201; Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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