This rare 334 acre farm gives definite meaning to the phrase, "Almost Heaven West Virginia." The property is located on a quiet country, dirt and gravel state maintained county route, approximately 12 miles from Glenville, in Gilmer Co., WV. Glenville is a "one stoplight" country town, and home to Glenville State College and the annual WV State Folk Festival. The beauty of this land is indescribable. There are at least 200 acres of meadow and pasture on this farm offering ample room for several head of livestock. This property could easily be a true working farm. The land is fenced and ready for cattle, horses, sheep, goats, etc. One can enjoy the breathtaking views that extend for miles, from numerous ridgetop vantage points. One such ridge extends for 3/4 mile in an east - west direction and would be suitable as a landing strip for small aircraft. There are no restrictions or zoning ordinances on this property, with numerous spots for additional homes or cabins. There are numerous recreational opportunities on this farm, including 2 zip lines. A good road and trail system throughout the property offers quiet horseback rides, place and space for hours of riding ATVs, jeeps, etc., or miles of hiking and exploring the landscape. The hunting here is excellent for deer, squirrel, turkey, rabbits, coyotes and the occasional bear. There are several places that could serve as a shooting range and the opportunity for 600 yard shots. Another feature is the towering rock formations where one could enjoy real rock climbing or spelunking the small caves that dot the landscape. A unique and very rare feature of the farm is the Native American burial mound that dates back approximately 900 years. This is the highest point on the farm and the highest point for miles around. There are cut stone benches and a picnic area sitting atop this mound. The older home has 4 bedrooms, a spacious living room with a stacked, field stone fireplace and wooden beams, and a kitchen / dining area with wood harvested from the farm that features oak floors, walnut walls and poplar ceiling and beams, and a pantry area. There is a large mud room adjacent to the kitchen area and a room upstairs that could serve as an additional bedroom / sunroom with a small sleeping loft. Sitting beside the home is a cellar and cellar house, which houses 1 bedroom, the bathroom, the utility area and workspace. The rustic home needs some possible remodeling, renovation and TLC, but gives one the feeling of living in a country lodge. One can enjoy the sound of the rippling creek and the quiet sounds of country living, on a covered front porch and 2 covered side porches. The water source for the home is a natural, gravity fed spring. The home also has a private septic system. The Seller will convey the FREE GAS RIGHTS with the farm. The nice yard can be easily maintained and has several hand-cut stone flower beds with lovely flowers and shrubbery. The owner has used hand-cut stone to construct beautiful walls in the area around the home and has also used hand-cut stone to create cascading waterfalls in the 2 year round streams. In addition to the 2 year round creeks, there are 3 ponds on the farm, numerous springs and runoff streams offering ample sources of water. Another feature on the farm is the wooden fences that accent the area around the home and some of the outbuildings. There are numerous other structures on the farm that are in good shape and ready for use. A spacious picnic pavilion, with a fire pit, is located beside the home. Next to it, is a tool and tack building complete with a hitching post. There is a garage (24' X 24') with a loft area and a small deck, with an attached 5 bay equipment shed. Sitting across the creek, is a large open air barn (72' X 36') with 6 box stalls and a fenced area with 2" pipe that has loading chutes and separation lots. There is a log cabin (12' X 12') with a cut stone foundation, stone floor and loft and sitting nearby is an old corn crib. There are 6 other barns scattered throughout the farm. It is obvious that the current owner has exhibited extraordinary stewardship of this spectacular farm. The cleared meadows, open hillside pasture and the mature, manicured woodland, are a beauty to behold. The owner also shared that there is an experienced caretaker, of over 20 years, that has a wealth of knowledge and a sentimental interest in the caretaking of this farm. There are several thousand feet of walnut & cherry 1" boards, harvested from the farm, ricked & air dried, that will be available for sale. There are also several walnut beams available for sale. All of this lumber could be used in renovating or remodeling the home. Also available for sale are various cuts of rough cut poplar that have been air drying in one of the hill barns and numerous pieces of hand-cut stone. What would you do with this spectacular farm and rare gem located in the quiet country? Make it a true working farm? Use it as your own private resort, recreation area or hunting lodge? Make it your own survivor or prepper retreat? Or would it just be your "Almost Heaven" country home? The possibilities are endless and priceless. The Seller is open to owner financing. This unbelievable farm is priced at $699,000.00.
Students who live in 1013 Laurel Creek Road attend the following Gilmer County Schools (Unified School District) public schools:
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Gilmer County High School
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