Fantasy Farm Friday: Historic Rockburn Farm

Who knows? Maybe they’ll have a Black Friday deal…

This 132-acre estate in Fauquier County, Virginia is jaw-droppingly beautiful. And I have to admit, I’m a total sucker for the classic stone and colonial interior. Like…

The historic Rockburn Farm is tucked along a quiet gravel road and is anchored by a classic 10,000+ square foot (!!!) estate house, originally built in 1828 by the Glascock family. The home has been meticulously and lovingly restored by the current owner. Located within minutes of the historic villages of both Middleburg and Upperville, this farm is ideally situated in the heart of Virginia horse and hunt country. The property is within 45 minutes of Dulles International airport and an hour to downtown Washington DC.

That stone manor house may have been built in the mid-19th Century, but it has had many additions over time, making it the perfect combination of historic and incredibly livable. The house now boasts 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 8 fireplaces, and rooms with windows that look out onto stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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There’s even a large portico off the back of the house for an awesome entertaining area.

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The lot itself has a number of gardens and plantings, providing for an idyllic setting to walk, entertain, and — you know — just live. Dotted amongst mature hardwood trees are antique stone walls with lush garden beds, an ornamental water garden, boxwood parterre and a pond.

When the property was owned by Hubert B. Phipps, it was designed as both a thriving Thoroughbred operation, sending top price getting yearlings to Saratoga, as well a commercial Hereford cattle operation. Then in the early ’80’s, Mark and Kitty Hardin bought the farm and continued its prominence as a top breeder of Thoroughbreds. They stood such stallions as Val de l’Orne, Cefis, Linkage, and Quadratic. As a result of this history, the farm features two separate barns each with 15-stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms, wash stalls and haylofts (we wish there were interior pictures of these amenities — don’t they know that’s what hors people really want to see?!!).

There are over 12 fenced paddocks with 5 run-in sheds.

The property is located within the famed Piedmont hunt territory with tremendous ride out. Other outbuildings include a log cabin, four separate tenant houses (one houses the farm manager), a greenhouse with a workshop and another equipment shed.

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A property like this does not come on the market very often. This is a rare opportunity to live in one of the Middleburg area’s most prominent estates… if you’ve got the nearly $7.5M to make it happen. But who knows? Maybe there’s a Black Friday discount?

If you’re interested in finding out, you can reach out the the listing agent and get more details here.

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