If you’re looking for peace and quiet with a view, this spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bath house with an eat-in kitchen and a dining room offers comfort, serenity and a view of Droop Mountain, where a Civil War battle took place in 1863. Nestled in the gently rolling farmland in northern Greenbrier County, the property is private but only a half-hour from Lewisburg and the world-famous Greenbrier resort.
A scenic winding drive leads from U.S. 219 to this beautifully maintained 3326-square-foot home, built in 1993. Perched on a hill surrounded by pastures and woodlands, the 1½ story home has a 10×40 covered back porch with sweeping mountain views. Accessed by the more formal front entrance or the back porch, the house is immediately warm and inviting, with an interior as welcoming as its natural setting.
The living area on the first floor includes a large living/family room with a picture window facing the front yard and French doors opening onto the back porch. Like most of the first level, this room features attractive oak flooring. A Dutch West woodstove with a brick chimney and a stainless steel liner adds warmth, and a ceiling fan cools the space in the warmer months. The first floor also includes a smaller TV room that can be used as an office, a playroom or a craft area.
The centrally located, generously proportioned kitchen serves as the heart of the home. The kitchen has attractive oak cabinetry, and some upper cabinets have glass doors. A matching island in the middle of the room has a tile counter with a Kenmore Elite cooktop stove, several handy pullout storage drawers, and room for three stools. The appliances include a Kenmore wall oven, a Kenmore refrigerator-freezer and a built-in Whirlpool microwave. A window over the double sink looks out on the back yard. The kitchen has an eating area large enough to comfortably seat 4-6 people. It opens into a formal dining room with a picture window that overlooks the front yard. A unique feature of this room is partial carpeting surrounded by oak flooring. Instead of being laid on top of the oak floor, the carpet has been laid so that it is level with it.
The first floor also includes a large laundry room with a tile floor, built-in cabinetry and a desk, a stainless steel sink, racks for hanging clothes, and a Kenmore washer and dryer. Near the back entrance, a small bathroom with a shower and a pedestal sink comes in handy after yard work or farm chores.
The master suite occupies an area immediately beyond the kitchen and TV room. The bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a ceiling fan, a woodstove manufactured by The Earth Stove, and a walk-in closet. The bath features a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, a tile floor, and an oak vanity with a tile counter, and vanity lights.
Three additional bedrooms are located on the second level, which has wall-to-wall carpeting. They share a bath with a shower-tub combo, a porcelain sink and a linoleum floor. Each of the bedrooms has a dormer window, a closet and a ceiling fan. The connecting hallway has a skylight and a linen closet.
The house has a brick exterior and green shutters, and a 6×30 covered front porch. The mature landscaping includes boxwoods, azaleas, roses, holly bushes, a Japanese maple, a magnolia, a river birch, flowering pear trees, sugar maples and crimson maples.
A double garage is tucked neatly under the house, offering ready access to the first floor. A brick patio beside the garage affords mountain views and makes a perfect spot for grilling out.
The nearby barn has been used for horses and has three stalls, two haylofts, water and electricity. The 104-acre property includes approximately 18 acres of pasture, some fenced, 86 acres of mixed hardwoods, and a year-round stream. There are trails in the woods that can be used for hiking, mountain biking or ATV riding.
The northern Greenbrier County location means plenty of wildlife. Deer, turkey and grouse are plentiful, and there are occasional bear sightings. The property is only a mile from the Greenbrier River Trail, a 76-mile long trail that is part of the state park system and popular with hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.
A half-hour to the south, Lewisburg, the county seat, is often called one of America’s best small towns. Lewisburg offers shopping, fine dining, a lively arts scene, two annual food-themed festivals, a literary festival, and a year-round schedule of community activities. The State Fair of West Virginia, a classic country fair with rides, exhibits, concerts and livestock competitions, takes place in Greenbrier County every August.
The historic Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, a 10,000-acre world-class luxury resort, has restaurants and shops open to the public. The resort hosts an annual PGA tournament in July, and serves as the summer practice facility for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
A quiet spot to retire, an interesting place to raise a family, or just somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle, Mountain Meadow Farm is full of possibilities.