Charlottesville VA Farms For Sale

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


5 Beds 3.5 Baths 10,273 SqFt 716.520 Acres

“High Acre Farm” First offering in over 50 years. Prime location in Fauquier County between Middleburg and The Plains in the heart of Orange County Hunt territory. Elegant main residence is a brick Georgian style, circa 1909 designed by New York architect Julius Gregory. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 7 fireplaces, wood floors throughout, high ceilings, 2 balconies off primary bedroom, classic family room with stone floor and pickled pine paneling. Entire home has gorgeous millwork and detailed finishes. Tree lined approach, extensive stone walls and notable terraced garden. 263.47 acres of rolling and elevated land with magnificent views. Property is a mix of open pasture , mature woods, and two spring fed ponds. Additional improvements include the manager's house and 2 tenant houses. Multiple outbuildings include machine shed, long barn and dairy complex with many possibilities and old kennels, small barn. More land may be available. Property is in Conservation Easement. May not be subdivided. Sold in “As Is” Condition. $6,500,000 Active


4 Beds 5 Baths 4,950 SqFt 263.470 Acres

$6,500,000 Active


5 Beds 7 Baths 7,235 SqFt 518.760 Acres

Stoneledge represents the heart and soul of Virginia's countryside. Unrivaled in its beauty and prime caliber, this Warrenton estate sweeps across more than 100 acres featuring a quarter-mile private drive, pea gravel motor court, stylish pool with entertaining kitchen pavilion and cabana, one bedroom guest house with vaulted ceilings and screened porch, two stall barn, formal gardens, bucolic open pastures, tranquil woodlands and pond. This majestic and meticulously maintained home built in the Georgian style is in a class by itself. It spans nearly 11,000 square feet with 12-foot ceilings highlighted by sophisticated plaster moldings and pilasters in both the oversized living room and dining room. The floor plan across three levels features five bedrooms including a sprawling primary bedroom with separate sitting room. A bespoke kitchen with exposed beams dating back to the 1800's is nothing short of awe-inspiring which includes a maple wood island, custom barn wood cabinetry and top of the line Viking appliances. The library is designed with ceiling height ponderosa pine book cases and fireplace. A light filled garden room joins the living room and kitchen with direct access to the brick loggia creating effortless flow. The sec $5,500,000 Active


5 Beds 6 Baths 10,500 SqFt 101.650 Acres

Mar-Lyn Arabian Farm The classic colonial of Mar-Lyn Arabian Farm is sited high on the farm's 93+/- acres for one to enjoy views of the Bull Run Mountains to the east and the farm's gently rolling land, stocked pond, and stable to the north and west. The home was built in 1980, using superior materials and craftsmanship and fronts on Zulla Road. This location affords one easy access to I-66, and the towns of Middleburg, The Plains, Marshall and Warrenton. Mar-Lyn is a wonderful horse property which features a 12-stall stable, 3 fenced paddocks/fields, and is within the Orange County Hunt Territory. Additional features include a dedicated space with electric and sewage hook-up for your RV, a generator for the home, and rebuilt stone walls on 2 sides of the property. The home and barn each has their own well and septic. With substantial frontage on Zulla Road, the entry is marked by stone posts. As one ascends the driveway to the home, it transitions to brick pavers from pea gravel; the pavers continue to the garage and the front courtyard. This home was built to last with brick and block construction and features over 4,000 square feet of finished living area on the upper three levels, with an additional 1,600 sq. ft. unfinished on $4,500,000 Active

3830 ZULLA RD THE PLAINS, Virginia

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,166 SqFt 93.920 Acres

Greenfields is an historic Southern Albemarle hunting & farming estate ideally suited to outdoor enthusiasts incl' equestrians, wing shooters (turkey, dove, ducks, released quail), deer hunters & anyone who might want to take advantage of the fertile croplands.  The centerpiece of this storied property is a c.1905 manor home offering 12ft ceilings, incredible woodwork, massive windows, endless fireplaces & also modern luxuries incl' his & per primary suite bathrooms & an expansive, modern kitchen.  There are 3 modern, 1 bedroom aprtmnts in excellent cond. for guests or staff.  In an area of noted farms & estates 25 mins from Charlottesville. Along Ballenger Creek sits the remains of Boiling Springs Grist Mill (photos in slide show), constructed in 1780 to grind local landowners' corn & whole wheat w/ millstones imported from Italy. During the Civil War Sherman's troops intended to burn the mill down however then owner WH 'Buck' Langhorne's slave Peter Jefferson poignantly & successfully pleaded that it be spared.  The mill & Greenfields Farm have been owned or visited by many prominent Virginians well into the mid 1900's incl. Nancy Astor, 1st female member of the English House of Commons. 2 div. rights. Add'l 258 acres avail. $4,250,000 Active


4 Beds 4.5 Baths 9,623 SqFt 495.400 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.