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Cedar Creek Real Estate Marketed by Lynn Beightol III, REALTOR Licensed in Virginia and West Virginia 2300 Stroneride Road Winchester, VA 22601 540-667-1130
This unique mountain top Chalet can be used as the ultimate vacation home (future retirement) or a full time residence.  The original part of the home was constructed in 1985. 2 additions and makeover were done in 1991 and 1999.  Today, we have 2 levels of comfortable living, in a nicely flowing floorplan. Total square footage of finished living space is around 2500 sq.ft.  The siding is wood T-111, nicely maintained with paint. The facias are wrapped in painted aluminum. The “recent” (2005) roof is of architectural shingle. There are casement windows throughout, with painted framing to match the house trim. There are numerous sets of glass sliding doors, upgraded and well known brands. There are 2 levels of decking, the upper is a wrap-around deck with several sets of stairs, all stained and very well maintained.  There is a main level porch, (ceiling is red oak) very spacious.  There is quite a bit of hardscaping, including patio and walk-ways. Entering on the main level, the expansive space includes a kitchen in 1 corner (vinyl flooring, Corian countertops), full bath and closet in another corner.  Here you will notice the circular metal staircase that takes you to the upper bedroom level.  Here on the main, there is a center stone fireplace that opens to a room that could easily suffice as a large dining area (carpeted)  There is also a wet-bar area near the fireplace.  This room opens onto a very spacious greatroom (carpeted) that offers a free standing wood burning fireplace in one corner.  At the opposite side of this room is the laundry area (separate room).    Up the circular stairs, you end up on a carpeted landing, separated by the stone walls of the fireplace from down below. On each side of this “chimney” are areas that could be utilized as sitting areas to relax, or potentially office space.  The mastersuite is off to one side.  This is one very large room, with access to a full bath.  There is much glass here to let in a ton of natural light.  One end opens on to the back deck through sliding glass doors. Off to the other side of the landing is another large space, set up as a dorm type bedroom, separated into two individual spaces by a center gas fireplace.  The fireplace is opened to both sides, for heating purposes and for charm! This room (s) also opens up to a side deck through glass sliders.  An outside rear entrance takes you into the basement where utilities are housed.  There is a gas furnace (propane), tank-less hot water heater (also propane), a workshop area, filtering and pressure tank housing, all located in the basement area. The home is heated by the propane furnace. There is no central air, but tree cover and ceiling fans help keep the home cool. There are 2 cistern systems in place to provide water, but a well was recently drilled. The home also utilizes a septic system.  This is the ultimate home for entertaining, or for just relaxing to the many different areas of the home.  The home is situated on 11 different lots, with total acreage around 34 acres.   Most of the lots are in the contiguous subdivision known as White Cliffs.  Over the hill from the mountain Chalet is a 1 bedroom/bath/livingroom/kitchen GUEST house, complete with its own well and cistern.  There is also a run-in barn (4 stall), on several of the 2+ acre lots.  You could sell this area off to recoup some investment on the overall purchase.  There are also 3 lots, 4 to 5 acres, that are at the edge of the property, offering fairly flat mountain top home sites with views that are breathtaking, to the east.  These lots could also be sold off to improve your investment price on the home. The home could be left on as little as 3 lots (10.2 acres), and be very comfortable on this site (elevations are to 1500 ft).  Amenities in Ritter’s Hidden Valley (and White Cliffs) includes the fishing and swimming lakes, picnic area with pavilion and playground, tennis court, the ability to hunt and ride your ATVs on over 15 miles of roads within the community.  There is a per lot fee (annual) that will range from around $300 to $600.  There is no HOA here, but dues are collected to maintain the roads, lakes and park areas.  Annual real estate taxes paid to Hampshire County, WV are under $1500.  The list price for all is $475,000.  The MLS# is HS9927213.    Please schedule an appointment with us to view this very unique property. Directions to the property:    45 minutes from Winchester, Va., less than 2 hours from Dulles Airport.   From Winchester, Va., Rt.50  West,  17 miles to Capon Bridge, W.Va., continue 2 miles to L on Dillons Run Rd., 3.5 miles to L on Loudoun (Ritters Hidden Valley)  (Watch for  Hidden Valley sign, stone pillars, stockade fencing & satellite dish marking the entrance on your left)  Enter on Loudan, at  1st fork  continue to right on Loudoun (not left on Davis). At bottom of hill, make left on Old Mill Rd.  Follow to 1st concrete bridge over stream  (High Cliff Dr.) Take High Cliff to the top. Make left on Ritter Dr. At next intersection, make sharp right turn to stay on Ritter (not  Halderman).  Stay right at next intersection also to continue on Ritter (Not Haines). Stay on Ritter, past Mayflower, then past Bowman Dr.  The property will be your 2nd driveway on the left. The physical address of the property is 1855 Ritter Drive, Capon Bridge, WV 26711   (You may not find this on your GPS)