Charlottesville VA Farms For Sale

Liberty Corner - the epitome of Albemarle County farms. This historic property, spanning 1085 acres, stands as a testament to the essence of Virginia's countryside charm. It features a distinguished estate from the 1790s and multiple outbuildings, offering versatility for various agricultural endeavors.  Scottland Farm - the quintessential Albemarle County estate. Spread across 803 acres, Scottland Farm captures the true essence of Virginia's pastoral beauty. It showcases an 1800s estate and multiple tenant buildings, creating a unique blend of agricultural opportunities and income generation from the tenant houses.  This is a rare opportunity to own a substantial piece of Albemarle County's historic and picturesque landscape. $19,995,000 Active

2328 LIBERTY CORNER RD ESMONT, Virginia

4 Beds 4 Baths 6,758 SqFt 1,888.690 Acres

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is this Palladian inspired masterpiece called Edgemont. Surrounded by 572 acres of rolling Virginia farmland, with the Hardware River running through the lush fields, is a home whose design is reputed to be the only remaining private residence attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Complete with tennis court, pool, pool house, and guest houses. Fiber internet throughout the property now. The land is not under conservation easement. $15,000,000 Active

3392 EDGEMONT FARM NORTH GARDEN, Virginia

8 Beds 7.5 Baths 4,836 SqFt 572.340 Acres

$12,000,000 Active

5282 SUGAR RIDGE RD CROZET, Virginia

11 Beds 9 Baths 22,685 SqFt 210 Acres

Welcome to Monte Ventoso, a captivating Italian villa nestled within the serene beauty of Madison, Virginia. As you enter Monte Ventoso you are transported to a mediterranean escape. Immediately you are greeted by a tiered fountain that was handmade in Italy. This exceptional property spans 17.5 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, offering a private retreat unlike any other. From the moment you step inside the main home you are met with thoughtfully designed interiors that seamlessly blend modern convenience with classic style. This estate boasts 5,153 sq ft of living space, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and a gourmet kitchen. The home and guest cottage both offer radiant heating, an infrared sauna,  and 2 whole house generators. Outside, the allure of Monte Ventoso continues, with a host of amenities designed to enhance outdoor living space, such as, a sparkling ozone pool, hot tub and cold plunge, outdoor kitchen with dual sided fireplace, and elegant patio. While terraces and gardens provide inviting spaces for soaking in the picturesque surroundings. Monte Ventoso, whose majestic settings provide a stunning backdrop to an idyllic life. $8,950,000 Active

4578 RUTH RD MADISON, Virginia

5 Beds 5 Baths 5,153 SqFt 17.320 Acres

NEW OFFERING- in addition to Mount Sharon Farm, the neighboring acreage ( approx 147 ac) with an iconic 20 stall barn can also be purchased ( 10289 Mt Sharon Rd/ MLSVAOR2006492) ) . Bringing total available acreage to about 224 acres and creating a prime equestrian property. Mount Sharon which combines exquisite architecture with world-class gardens and grounds is one of Virginia's grandest estates . This unique property in a safe, rural setting is an ideal home for raising a family or as a country retreat. A hidden gem of a community, Orange is also an easy drive to nearby metropolitan areas. The 8BR/ 10BA brick Georgian is set in a private oasis surrounded by pastoral and mountain views. The meticulously maintained gardens, designed by noted landscape architect Charles Stick, are among the finest in America and have been featured in numerous publications. The main house features both grand reception rooms and cozy and intimate family spaces. Ideally suited for entertaining, the house boasts excellent circulation both inside and out for larger gatherings. Dependencies include a farm manager's house, guest house/ office complex, stables, kennels, pool, and barns. Pastures are well planted for horses or other livestock and/or hay p $7,980,000 Active

19184 MT SHARON RD ORANGE, Virginia

8 Beds 10 Baths 10,200 SqFt 77.490 Acres

One of the State’s finest examples of Classical Revival/Neoclassical architecture, sited on 716-acres of rolling, highly productive crop land and pasture land with nearly 1.5 miles of frontage on the Rapidan River. The home is instantly recognizable with its 4 massive Doric columns and “M” shaped copper roof.  Built in 1854, the well-proportioned residence with 11+ foot ceilings was meticulously restored by high-end contractor, Alexander Nicholson, to its present condition. The restoration kept the original doors, mantels, woodwork, and most of the heart pine floors intact. Listed on the National Register and VA Landmarks Register.  The Rapidan River and its lowlands offer endless recreation including canoeing/kayaking, fishing and some of the area’s best duck hunting (enhanced by duck impoundment pond).  Additional improvements include a restored, period summer kitchen/office, guest cottage, conservatory, pool and pool house, stables, managers cottage and farm infrastructure. $6,995,000 Active

23501 GREENVILLE RD CULPEPER, Virginia

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 10,273 SqFt 716.520 Acres

This expansive estate, tailored for the Virginia Sportsman, unfolds across 539 acres of landscapes, featuring a mix of wooded areas, open pastures, and multiple ponds. Meticulously preserved through the centuries, the Georgian-style manor home from the 1830s and 1840s stands as an exemplary testament to the craftsmanship of bygone eras, showcasing enduring care and attention to detail.  Complementing the estate are accessory buildings, including a pool and pool house with a library and guest accommodations. A carriage house/garage with a two-bedroom apartment, a guest house at the rear entrance of the farm which serves as a farm manager's residence, and a cabin overlooking the pond.  Additionally, a variety of barns, garages, and other supporting structures contribute to the property's versatility. The potential for an events venue caters to those who wish to entertain, while the 500-yard rifle range appeals to those who wish to hone their marksmanship.   Conveniently located just 15 miles north of Charlottesville, this estate offers a serene retreat in the heart of rural Virginia, making it an ideal haven for the discerning Virginia Sportsman. $5,995,000 Active

1756 MOORE RD RUCKERSVILLE, Virginia

3 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,344 SqFt 539 Acres

This architecturally distinguished French provencal style Albemarle Estate nestled among history and Vineries. The 133.8 acres private farm welcomes through a gated entrance. The Farm consists of 8 adjoining parcels making it an outstanding candidate for a conservation easement with multiple crafted trails on the property. Stunning home with on point floor plan suited for formal and informal living with 5 on suite bedrooms, an expansive first floor primary suite, 4 wood burning fireplaces, stunning kitchen with seamless flow between dining, living, library and the outdoors, a beautiful 3 car detached garage accompanies the property. Located mins from Jefferson's Monticello, Monroe's Highlands, Morven & multiple esteemed estates and only 20 min to the vibrant downtown of Charlottesville. $5,950,000 Active

2405 COOPERS LN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia

5 Beds 6.5 Baths 6,584 SqFt 133.800 Acres

Frascati, c. 1823. Here is an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire a national landmark perfectly located on 62.74 acres in the Somerset estate area of Orange County. Frascati was built for Philip Barbour, Associate Justice for the Supreme Court by John Perry, known for his work for Thomas Jefferson in building the University of Virginia and Monticello. Frascati is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark. For a full history and architectural details about Frascati please see the Wikipedia listing in the documents section. In addition to the manor home the restored summer kitchen now serves as a charming guest cottage, the original formal gardens still exist with magnificent 200 year old boxwoods and extraordinary specimen trees. A lovely gunnite swimming pool is tucked away in a "secret garden" The 62 acres with Frascati is mostly open in high quality pasture and is suitable for any agricultural pursuit. There are several useful barns and sheds. The gently rolling land boasts superb views of the Blue Ridge  mountains and is surrounded by large farms.  Frascati is protected with a conservation easement with the VOF and The Virginia Board of Historic Resources. (See Documents). $2,999,000 Active

9281 FRASCATI DR SOMERSET, Virginia

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 6,759 SqFt 62.740 Acres

These are the finest Charlottesville area farms for sale. The majority are located within an hour of the City of Charlottesville.

About Charlottesville Farms

Charlottesville, Virginia, is not only known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes but also for its thriving agricultural community. The farms in and around Charlottesville play a vital role in the region’s economy, culture, and way of life. From small family-owned operations to larger commercial enterprises, these farms contribute to the diverse array of local produce, meats, and artisanal products available to residents and visitors alike.

One of the most notable aspects of Charlottesville’s farming scene is the strong emphasis on sustainable and organic practices. Many farms in the area have embraced environmentally friendly methods, such as crop rotation, cover cropping, and integrated pest management, to maintain soil health and minimize the use of synthetic chemicals. This commitment to sustainability not only benefits the environment but also ensures that the produce grown in Charlottesville is of the highest quality and flavor.

The farms in Charlottesville offer a wide variety of products, catering to the diverse tastes and needs of the community. Vegetable farms, such as Bellair Farm and Radical Roots Community Farm, grow an assortment of seasonal produce, ranging from heirloom tomatoes and crisp lettuce to sweet potatoes and winter squash. These farms often participate in local farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and supply fresh ingredients to local restaurants and grocery stores.

In addition to vegetable production, Charlottesville is home to several orchards and fruit farms. Chiles Peach Orchard and Carter Mountain Orchard are popular destinations for locals and tourists alike, offering a chance to pick your own peaches, apples, and other fruits during the harvest season. These orchards also produce a range of value-added products, such as jams, ciders, and baked goods, showcasing the versatility and creativity of the local farming community.

Livestock farming is another essential component of Charlottesville’s agricultural landscape. Farms like Timbercreek Farm and Autumn Olive Farms raise grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, and free-range poultry using humane and sustainable methods. These farms prioritize animal welfare and work to maintain the integrity of the land through responsible grazing practices. By supporting local livestock farms, consumers can access high-quality, ethically raised meats while contributing to the preservation of small-scale agriculture in the region.

Charlottesville’s farming community extends beyond food production, with several farms dedicated to the cultivation of flowers, herbs, and other specialty crops. Brightwood Vineyard and Farm, for example, not only grows grapes for wine production but also maintains a beautiful lavender field that attracts visitors during the summer months. Other farms, such as Fairview Farm Flowers and Harmony Hill Farm, specialize in cut flowers, providing fresh, locally grown blooms for weddings, events, and everyday enjoyment.

The farms in Charlottesville also play a crucial role in educating the public about the importance of sustainable agriculture and the value of supporting local producers. Many farms offer tours, workshops, and events that allow visitors to learn about the farming process, connect with the land, and gain a deeper appreciation for the work that goes into producing our food. By fostering these connections between farmers and consumers, Charlottesville’s agricultural community helps to build a more resilient and engaged local food system.

In conclusion, the farms of Charlottesville, Virginia, are a vital part of the region’s identity, contributing to its economic stability, environmental stewardship, and cultural richness. Through their commitment to sustainable practices, diverse product offerings, and community engagement, these farms demonstrate the power of local agriculture to nourish both people and the land.

As Charlottesville continues to grow and evolve, its farming community will undoubtedly remain a cornerstone of the region’s character and a source of pride for its residents.

If you have an interest in purchasing a Charlottesville farm, let me know. I live on a small Ivy farm.