Located just west of Northern Virginia, this private retreat near Paw Paw, West Virginia has been meticulously cared for by the owners for the last 25 years. Tucked away, this 68± acre property boasts breathtaking mountain views with 3 ponds and fully-fenced pastures for all of your beloved animals or recreational activities! The sale includes a greenhouse, a four-story hangar with airstrip and multiple shops with 3-phase power. All aspects of the property, including the 113+ year old farm house, have been fully renovated and modernized with new improvements continuing to be added by the seller! The property has tremendous possibilities for a family home, a veterinarian business, a rental home or retreat gatherings. Once an apple orchard and cannery, the property was converted to the owner’s primary home with room for guests arriving by car or plane!
Run a home business, store your classic car collection or large toys and equipment in the many outbuildings. The seller is highly motivated and offering this opportunity at a significant discount relative to the $2.5M+ investment that they have made into the property.
Seller Financing is Available to Well-Qualified Buyers!
“I wouldn’t be selling this place if I wasn’t 76 years old.”
Situated on 68± acres of private, rolling hills in the West Virginia Mountains, this tranquil location offers a peaceful country setting with urban amenities just a stone’s throw away. Friendly wildlife roams the property adding to the serenity. A 40-foot wrap-around porch provides breathtaking views both day and night. The property was built for privacy with access only through the private runway or a private drive leading up to the house.
“Many nights we sit on the porch and watch the deer walk through the yard – even an occasional bear.”
The rich setting is highlighted by the custom landscaping and gardening with Austree Willows creating wind breaks and privacy hedges throughout the property. The owners work daily to create their own personal nature park and many of the varying plants and flowers are grown in the on-site greenhouse.
The property is located two miles from Paw Paw, WV town center – a site where Civil War battles took place. Civil War historians have found multiple Civil War bullets and artifacts on the property.
The original 25± acre property served as the main house for a commercial apple company – a 52-year-old company at the time, owned by Henry Miller – with an apple orchard on-site. The shop housed an electric crane and 3-phase power, as it was used to help sort, load and service the different trucks hauling apples out.
When Carl Hill bought the property, the number one objective was to find a quiet place to escape the hectic life they lived in Washington DC. Carl had an airplane stored in Wisconsin yet was never able to fly it since he was living in a DC townhouse and working extended hours. Carl started looking for a place to station his plane nearby but found that the regional airports’ waiting lists were extensive. Since his hangar search was grim, Carl began looking for a property to buy. He searched 100 miles from DC and Baltimore to ensure he was far enough from the restricted flying area – this is where he bought his first 25± acres after seeing an ad in the Washington Post. The house was originally built in 1905 – Carl has invested over $200k in preserving and modernizing the home, while keeping many of the original pieces intact.
The shop is perfect for a large toy box! It sprawls over 12,000 sq. ft. which is large enough to house multiple 18 wheelers! The 40 foot long mechanic pit was built for large machinery or trucks.
The property features a 2,800± foot grass landing strip. Built in 2006, the 7,000± square foot hangar is 4 levels and will hold 3 single-engine airplanes. Living quarters are located in the building with 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a dining room and kitchen. Additionally, this hangar has 2 wings for a gym and a flight desk/office. This area includes a lobby with a reception desk.
Most of the land is fenced as the property served as an animal rescue for several years. The property was home to approximately 150 animals at one time, including llamas, alpacas, dogs, cats, race and draft horses, and donkeys. The orchard was grazed and turned into hay/pasture land. Animals have since been rehomed and current use of the land is for hay.
The property is located in an HOA community with no restrictions on airports. There are 9 homes in the HOA community with a minimum acreage of 10 acres per home. The HOA owns the main road coming in and the drive is private leading onto the property. There is also a second entrance that is owned and maintained by the owner/seller that would transfer with the sale of the property.
Located on the Maryland-West Virginia border, Paw Paw WV is an incredible, mountainous, countryside setting with easy access by plane or car to major cities.
Whether that big city excitement is calling your name – or a small, private retreat sounds more like “Almost Heaven,” West Virginia has the perfect getaway for you. Enjoy live music, peruse art galleries and sip craft cocktails in busy city centers or kick back in a hammock overlooking the mountainous countryside. No matter which adventure you choose, West Virginia has a place for you.”
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