SIMMS HILL ROAD LINDSIDE, WEST VIRGINIA 24951
A country road with a split rail fence leads to this two-story, easy-to-maintain home overlooking Rock Camp Creek. An elevated deck wraps around the home, providing views of the tree-lined creek, with rock ledges and babbling waterfalls. This country property is only 20 minutes from the Monroe County seat of Union, 45 minutes from historic Lewisburg, and one hour from Blacksburg, Virginia.
Only a short jog off U.S. 219, this home at the intersection of Sims Hill and Quail Valley Roads enjoys a tranquil setting on unspoiled, free-flowing Rock Camp Creek, a level yard, and generous creekside frontage. Tan vinyl siding means easy upkeep with no painting. A paved parking area immediately in front provides handy access.
The house has attractive light-colored oak flooring throughout, with the exception of a first floor bonus room with pine flooring. The main floor has a living room with a high ceiling and two chandeliers, and a picture window. The kitchen has pine cabinetry, laminated countertops, a double stainless steel sink, and two eating areas – a breakfast nook and an island counter with two stools. A dining room adjacent to the kitchen and living room provides a more formal setting for larger groups and special occasions. Appliances to be conveyed include a GE Spectra electric range, a Whirlpool refrigerator-freezer, a GE dishwasher and a Sharp microwave oven.
Two doors in this area of the house open to the wraparound deck, providing an ideal space for grilling out or dining al fresco, overlooking the scenic creek.
Also on the main floor are the master bedroom and bath. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and a picture window with a view of the creek. The bath has a tub-shower combo, a pine vanity with a composite marble sink, and linoleum flooring.
A bonus room on the main floor provides space for an office, family room or playroom, or, with the addition of a closet, an extra bedroom.
Two additional bedrooms and a bath are located on the second floor. Both bedrooms enjoy creek views and have ceiling fans and closets. The bath is identical to the one on the first level, and there is a linen closet in the hallway.
The full basement can be accessed from inside or outside the home. The basement has a laundry area with a GE washer and dryer, plenty of storage, built-in shelving and a woodstove. The back yard is accessed by glass doors, and the side yard by a garage door or a solid wood door.
The large yard, which runs to a bridge crossing the creek, offers plenty of room for gardening and other outdoor activities.
While definitely a country property, in the heart of an unspoiled rural county without a single stop light, the home is near U.S. 219, a scenic winding highway that provides ready access to nearby larger shopping areas like Princeton (40 minutes), Lewisburg (45 minutes), and Blacksburg (one hour), all of which have big box stores, plenty of small boutiques, interesting dining choices, and sports and arts activities. The picturesque nearby town of Union has several nice restaurants and shops, a grocery store, a hardware store, a pharmacy and other basics.
Lewisburg, in neighboring Greenbrier County, has been called one of America’s best small towns. The community has a lively arts scene, two annual food-themed festivals, a literary festival, and a busy 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 Fairlea 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.
Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech, is a thriving community with just about everything, from top notch college football in 65,000-seat Lane Stadium to a new 150,000 square foot Center for the Creative Arts.
This Monroe County home in a rural setting on a tranquil creek, not too far from all the conveniences of modern living, has plenty to offer.
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Creekside Resort
- Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
- High Meadow Farm Lodge
- Monroe County Farmer’s Market
- Monroe County Health Center
- Monroe County Historical Society
- Monroe County Official Tourism Site
- Monroe County Public Library
- Monroe County Quilt Trail
- Monroe County, West Virginia University Extension Office
- Monroe County, WV
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources