A beautiful and very well-equipped equestrian estate on nearly 47 acres with commercial horse breeding/boarding facilities. It is very conveniently located in the Shenandoah Valley between Lexington in the North, and Roanoke in the south and very near the Blue Ridge, with fabulous mountain views, and also adjoining the James River. A public boat ramp facility is located very nearby. It is only about 30 minutes travel time to the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, 40 minutes to the Roanoke Regional Airport, and an hour to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The estate is nicely complemented by a charming and attractive 3BR/2BA ranch home of about 2,200 square feet, with an open and inviting floor plan, and well-sited on a knoll overlooking the entire property with nearby mountain vistas from the home-site. Enjoy both sunrise and sunset views from this property!
The overall equestrian facilities include 5 barns, 34 stalls, and 14+ board and/or horsecote fenced paddocks. The 36ft. x 172ft. main barn has 12 stalls (2 16ft. x 12ft. foaling stalls and 10 12ft. x 12ft. boarding stalls) an office, laboratory, 2 breeding stocks, a phantom, wash stalls, tack room, half-bath, and storage rooms. Also, at one end of the main barn, there is a spacious and nicely appointed, 2BR/1BA, 1,296 square foot apartment—with kitchen, great room, 2 bedrooms and outdoor patio area. This provides for much flexibility to accommodate guests, conduct seminars, and/or to temporarily house employees or others if needed to be available for horse-care on an overnight basis. Moreover, the main barn interior area is comprised of a modular 4 ft. insulated panel system which provides for easy reconfiguration dependent upon one’s requirements, and has a zero fire rating. The main barn is also wired to accommodate standby generators if needed.
Other horse facilities include a 60’x60′ 10 stall barn; a 48’x48′ hay barn w/ 8 stalls & 16′ plate line; a 48’x12′ 4 stall barn; a 24’x12′ 2 stall barn/isolation paddock; run in sheds and more. The horse facilities reflect quality construction and have been well-maintained. The 47 acres is currently in two tax parcels and there are two wells and two septic systems.
Overall, this offering represents tremendous value, and an ideal opportunity to generate income from equine-related businesses. The owners may also be willing to discuss the separate sale of portions of their existing equine based businesses. In addition, there are several possible vineyard sites on the property at elevations of about 1,000 feet, gently sloped for good drainage, and with great southwestern exposures. Demand for quality wine grapes in Virginia has been growing dramatically over recent years, and that trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
It’s all here for the horse enthusiast to simply enjoy their passion in an ideal setting—or to take the entrepreneurial plunge and run their own boarding and/or breeding business. And, perhaps, expand into the small estate vineyard/winery business as well. Horses and wine pair very well!
Amethyst Acres has a 20 year record of profitability as an equine boarding/breeding business, and there is an existing and active client base. The current owner is willing to mentor new ownership during a transition period. Owner will also consider a sale of just the equestrian acreage/facilities, while retaining the residence and about 15 acres.
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P. Tyler Williams
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