Cedar Creek Real EstateLicensed in Virginia and West Virginia2300 Stroneride RoadWinchester, VA 22601540-667-1130
Escape from the City to this mountaintop retreat. At elevations over 1500’, the panoramic views from the front deck (and livingroom / bedrooms) are amazing, to put it mildly. The community is known as Great North Mountain Wilderness. This particular property is comprised of 50 acres. This property is unusual in that it has a fair amount of level, usable land around the home. The land has many tall hardwoods and interesting rock outcroppings. Half the land extends down the front side of the home, giving a nice buffer from any homes downhill. You can’t see the house from the road and you can’t see any neighbors. The land extends to the other side of the road (Great Mountain Lane). The rear of the land climbs a rock wall, touching onto West Virginia at the top end (Cacapon Springs Resort) and the Tuscarora Trail borders at the top. Ask me for many more photos, the plat and the tax map. The home was built in 1993, being a one-owner home. Built on an unfinished basement, then two stories above. The basement is walk-out level on the front. Each level would have 576 sq.ft. There is stairs from the basement to the main level. There is a a full bath, kitchen w/dining space, a livingroom with free standing woodstove, the living room offering front and rear doors to the wrap around deck. The upper level has a full bath and 2 bedrooms with vaulted, beamed ceilings. Flooring is hardwood on the main, with pine on the upper level with vinyl in the bathrooms. The exterior of the home is Cedar siding, with a metal roof. The interior does need finishing work involving trim and door installation (doors are in the basement with framing attached), stair rails. The heating system is the woodstove along with plug-in-heaters, so no formal heat introduced to individual rooms. The panelbox will allow for the addition of furnace on baseboard heaters. Get that woodstove going (plenty of downed wood on the property) and the place would stay warm. There is a well drilled on the property, but no pump has been inserted. Water is piped into the house from a in-ground cistern tank, filled by trucked in water. A whole house filter and a water softening system is being utilized. There is a locked gate at the beginning of Great Mountain Lane. There is a combo padlock at the gate. Through the gate, the property is approximately 3 miles down the private lane. The gravel road is kept in good condition. There are annual HOA fees paid ($350) to maintain the road and the gate. Most of the parcels within this subdivision are 100 acre lots. This is lot 2B, which is 50 acres. Power poles run down the lane. There are two properties beyond this land, to the end of Great Mountain Lane. (Only one way in and out) Both lots at the end have homes constructed on them. There are a total of 20 parcels down this side of Great North Mountain Wilderness, with only a handful of full time residents. Half the lots are undeveloped. The home does have it’s own septic system. Internet coverage is by satellite (ie Hughes Net). Winchester Wireless may also be a source. Annual real estate taxes are $1470. The MLS# is VAFV. The list price is $339,900. Directions to the property: From Rt.50W, 5 miles from the Winchester Medical Center, watch for Back Mountain Rd on your left. You will drive approximately 9 miles, making a right onto Heishman Lane. (Road sign may be down. If you get to Wardensville Gr., you went too far). On Heishman, it soon turns into Fall Run Rd. It is about 2 miles to the top, where the gate is. When at the gate (the gate has a locked combo padlock), turning left onto Great Mountain Lane, follow about 3 miles to the property. The physical address is 1781 Great Mountain Lane, Winchester, VA 22602. There is no identifying address at the property. There are two driveways into the property, both on the left. The first driveway has the well-head at the far end of the lane (the cistern tank is also there on a knoll above the well). The 2nd driveway has a locked chain across it. There is not enough room to pull off the road before hitting the chain. That 2nd driveway actually leads down to the house. A nice walk through the woods! Please contact Lynn for access.