SOLD! BURROUGHS COUNTRY ESTATE

Quintessential 37-Acre Country Estate


Price :
$389,000  
ID :
429  

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304-645-7674


OVERVIEW

The Burroughs Country Estate is the quintessential country home situate in the pastoral community of Jumping Branch, West Virginia. The property consists of 37 +/- total acres with nearly 29 +/- acres of green space and the balance in a pretty 8 +/- acre woodlot.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 37 +/- total acres with 29 +/- acres of rolling pasture and the balance in beautiful forest
• ¼ acre spring fed stocked pond with 5 pound bass
• 2857 +/- home with 4 bedrooms with fabulous custom inlaid hardwood flooring
• Long views of distant mountains
• Historic cut stone spring house and root cellar
• Classic red barn, garage/storage building and old fashion chicken coop
• Located in the heart of the water recreational mecca of the mighty New River
• 15 minutes to the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake and Winterplace Ski Resort
• Fronts a quite country road situate in farming country
• Easy access to city amenities and about 20 minutes to I-77 and I-64
• Public water service
• Native American artifacts frequently found including arrowheads and stone tools
• GPS Coordinates (NAD83): 37.655288N, 80.965941

HOME INFORMATION

4 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Kitchen
Dining Room with Wood-Burning Heating Stove
Den with Fireplace
Living Room with Fireplace
Basement with Fireplace

Home Square Footage Summary
1,841 SF +/- First Floor
716 SF +/- Second Floor
300 SF +/- Basement
Total = 2,857 Square Feet

Home Room Dimension Summary
Kitchen 15 X 15
Dining Area 10 X 10
Living Room with Fireplace 25 X 16
Den with Fireplace 8 X 18
First Floor Bedroom 12 X 11
First Floor Bedroom 14 X 24
Second Floor Bedroom 12 X 27
Second Floor Bedroom 16 X 14
First Floor Bathroom 10 X 8
Second Floor Bathroom 6 X 9
Basement with Fireplace 12 X 25

Out Buildings and Barns
Storage and Garage Building 44 X 10
Barn 40 X 40
Chicken House 38 X 18
Cellar (not measured)

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS

Over the years, the owner has collected arrowheads and stone tools dating back to the Native American tribes of the Cherokee, Shawnee and Ohio Valley Tribes. One area lying between two steams has been particularly productive when hunting for arrowheads and other artifacts.

GREENSPACE – AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

There are approximately 30 acres of open land presently maintained in warm season grasses, making up the greenspace around the home and outbuildings. The ground is fertile and easily supports pasture and hay production for horses, cattle or other livestock.
The classic red barn is in good shape and has a nice upstairs storage area. If raising farm fresh eggs is not in the plan, the old fashion chicken house could be repurposed for many uses. There is some fencing in place.

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

The distinguishing feature of the property’s timber resource include its unusually high hardwood sawtimber and pole stocking. This stocking is well above average for the region. This well managed timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and can be managed to provide cash flow opportunities to offset holding cost and long-term asset appreciation.

Forest-wide, most stands are fully stocked, providing the next ownership with a great deal of flexibility in shaping their own silvicultural legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent with the forest containing a future veneer source.

The timber component has been well managed over the years and generally consists of two age classes that have been managed under even-aged silvicultural guidelines. The predominant timber stand contains 40-120 year old stems ranging in size of 10”-28” dbh. The second distinct stand was established over the past 50 years when some of the farm fields and pastures were abandoned and the forest began to naturally regenerate. These stands represent a quality hardwood resource will be reaching economic maturity in the next 20-40 years.

Sawlog & Veneer Value: These species dominate the sawlog and veneer value, collectively representing nearly all the value: The Red Oak, White Oak, Yellow Poplar/Basswood, Maples, Hickory, Ash, Beech, Black Walnut, Birch and other associates.

A few “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest and field edges. These ancient trees, some 100-150 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer may be present and it is anticipated that the Ash component will be compromised by the borer in the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses. One could spend a lifetime getting to know this inviting environ.

WILDLIFE

The Burroughs Country Estate has a mixture of greenspace, mature forest and old abandoned farm fields, coupled with the abundant water supply from intermittent streams, springs and the farm pond, which create the perfect wildlife habitat. The “edge effect” created between greenspace and forest is the perfect habitat for all the resident wildlife. White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.  With no hunting pressure from the surrounding properties, the resident wildlife population has thrived for many, many years.

The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
The farm pond is stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish and kids of all ages have fun fishing and skipping stones across the pond. Several large bullfrogs enjoy the pond as well and their nightly singing is a welcome sound. Muskrats, groundhogs, raccoon, and maybe a few otters enjoy the pond from time to time. Canada Geese and wild duck visit the lake on a regular basis.

A number of Bald Eagles have been spotted up and down the nearby Greenbrier and New Rivers and are a thrill to see with wingspans of 6-7 feet.

WATER RESOURCES

The property is blessed with a year-round water source being the ¼ acre spring fed stocked pond.  West Virginia-American Water Company provides the water service to the property.

There is an historic cut stone spring house-root cellar located just behind the main home. The spring flows year round and in the early days was used to keep perishables cool before the advent of modern refrigeration. This amazing spring was the water source for the home before public water became available. There may be a few other undeveloped springs on the property.

On property, there is a dashed-blue line stream flowing through the pasture providing a water flow throughout the year and especially strong during rain events and snow melt. There is also an ephemeral stream on the woodland section of the property.

SURROUNDING AREA

The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Ski Resort is 20 minutes away. In 15 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton or in 90 minutes at the Greenbrier Resort and travel to Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 30 minutes away.

Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy 90 minute drive. Charleston is West Virginia’s largest city with a population of some 50,000 and a metro area of 225,000. It is the center of government, commerce, culture and industry. There is a commercial airport with daily flights to most major hubs.

Beckley is a 30 minute drive, has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-77, I-64 and US 19 so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 15 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, adjoining the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.

Lewisburg is an hour drive and is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.
In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just an hour drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 40 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 90 minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.

UTILITIES

Electric – MonPower
LP Gas – R.T. Rogers Oil Co.
Water – West Virginia-American Water Co.
Sewer – Septic system
Landline Phone – Suddenlink
Cable TV – Suddenlink
Internet – Suddenlink
Trash Pickup – Southern Sanitation
Cell phone coverage is good in most areas
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area

ACCESS

The property fronts directly onto Marvin Deeds Road, WV RT 3/19, for approximately 0.3 (3/10) mile, providing direct access to the public road system.

Property Type/Use

The property consists of the 38 acres of pasture and woods, home site with yard, garage/storage building, barn, chicken house, fenced pasture areas, forest area, and a pond. The pond is located directly in front of the home.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The Sellers are conveying all mineral rights and oil and gas rights they own, and they have not leased any coal or natural gas rights to any companies.

TAXES, DEED AND LEGAL INFORMATION

Address:
HC 85, Box 103
Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV 25969

Elevation Range: 2435 ft. to 2555 ft. +/-

GPS Coordinates (NAD83): 37.655288N, 80.965941W

Deed Information:
Deed Book 101 Page 565, Dated: December 15, 1966
Deed Book 191 Page 218 (Boundary Line Agreement), Dated February 20, 1997
Deed Book 236 Page 617 (Boundary Line Agreement and Quitclaim Deed), Dated August 28, 2010

Tax ID/Acreage and Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Jumping Branch District (5)
Tax Map 9 Parcel 75; 37 ACRES MADAMS CREEK, JUMPING BRANCH
Class 2; Homestead Exemption

Tax Map 9 Parcel 76; 0.98 ACRES, JUMPING BRANCH
Ticket Number 7615
Class 3

Total Tax Acres: 37.98 acres
Total 2015 Full Year Real Estate Taxes: $434.77

Sold by boundary, not acre.

THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE

The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

The property is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing the New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is 15 minutes’ drive with over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.

THE GREENBRIER RIVER

At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed and unblocked river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.

Directions

From Beaver, travel WV RT 3 East/ US 19 South toward Shady Spring for approximately 4 miles; look for Dollar General store on the right; turn left with WV RT 3 East toward Hinton; travel WV RT 3 East for approximately 9.3 miles to Jumping Branch Elementary School and Jumping Branch Tabernacle on your left in the community of Jumping Branch; turn left onto Marvin Deeds Road WV RT 3/19 that goes between the Elementary School and the Tabernacle; travel Marvin Deeds Road for 0.3 mile; property with red barn, driveway, and brick home will be on the left.

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