SOLD! STONELICK COUNTRY ESTATE – 57 +/- ACRES

Country Estate Property – Multiple Use – Farm, Residential and Recreational


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Address
Rt.1 Box 38, Hinton WV 25951 
Price :
495000  
ID :
300  
Bedrooms :
3  
Bathrooms :
2  
Square Feet :
3535  
Acres :
57  

Agent Contact:
Paul Grist, (304) 645–7674


 DESCRIPTION

Welcome to Stonelick!

This stunning, custom built white oak log home is surrounded by a private 57+ acre estate property with a 10 acre meadow and 47 acre mature temperate hardwood forest. Located on Keeney Mountain at 3150’ in elevation, the home site captures the stunning long views of distant mountains and the valleys below. On a bright blue mountain morning, Peters Mountain in Virginia can be seen nearly 40 miles away.

A nice hiking trail winds through the meadow and through the forest. Early morning or late evening is the perfect time to enjoy a stroll along the trail and let the birds keep you company with their songs. Late summer evenings bring the night sounds of crickets, bullfrogs, cicadas, owls and doves, all within the flashing backdrop of countless lightning bugs.

The cool temperate climate and loamy soils are conducive for the production of grapes, apples and peaches. The pastures may be used for grazing horses, goats, sheep, cattle, llamas and donkeys and all do well on the native bluegrass that grows so well in the region. Pigs would do well here too and love munching on acorns, hickory nuts and crab-apples from the native trees in the fall of the year.

Beekeeping is also a very popular pastime in the area and Stonelick would be well suited for the production of honey with some well-placed hives.

A portion of the property is also suited for the production of row crops and vegetables. Several nice garden spots are available. Pumpkins will do well here too.

The trees scattered about the farm are very beautiful with some old growth Walnuts and Oaks that started growing in the 1800’s. The song birds, deer, rabbits, wild turkey, and squirrels thrive here as the gentle laying land, abundant water and vegetative diversity create the perfect wildlife habitat. The night sky is filled with stars and not light pollution. Adjoining Monroe County is noted as the #1 producer of sheep and Greenbrier County is the #1 cattle producer.

For the water enthusiast the Greenbrier River, New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake is a 20 minute drive. The area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is 45 minutes away. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, Washington, DC or New York City. The Beckley Airport and Greenbrier Valley Airports are just 40 minutes away.

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

*Custom built in 1999, solid Gastineau White Oak Log Home, meticulously maintained, like new inside and out.
*47 acre forest with mature hardwood trees, songbirds and lots of wildlife.
*10 acre meadow with and fenced riding rink
*Sunroom with Endless Pool
*Guest cabin
* Morton building 36’x45’, electric, water, restroom, insulated, sliding doors.
*Handcrafted white oak logs, custom milled with interlocking saddle-notched corners. Logs create a high insulating R-factor for comfortable living year round.
*All walls are double tongue-and-grooved for weather-tightness and to keep logs straight.
*Two story fireplace featuring native sandstone gathered from the property with, gas logs and handcrafted white oak mantle, hand-cut native stone hearth.
*High-end Hurd windows throughout.
*Kentucky Hickory hardwood flooring in a natural finish.
*Handsome ceramic tile in the kitchen and master bath.
*Custom made solid Maple kitchen cabinets.
*Solid Oak wood doors throughout the home.
*Excellent ice cold drinking water provided by 525’ private water well. One other well on site.
*2 Water heaters…one electric, one propane, zoned for efficiency.
*50 year composite shingle roof.
*Large two car detached garage.
*Firewood storage building, goat shed, storage shed
*2 Run-in-sheds
*Outdoor decking with long views of the mountains off Great Room, Breakfast nook and Master Bedroom.

THE LOG HOME

The custom built, Gastineau White Oak Log Home, with post and beam construction, was built atop a wooded knoll to capture the stunning 30 mile – 180 degree views of the distant mountains and valley below. The home boasts a two story ceiling in the great room that is filled with light streaming in from the window-filled front room. Two double doors lead to the outside decks, The surrounding ground is heavily wooded with several 100+ year old hickories, oaks, ash and black walnut trees that create a sense of solitude and tranquility.

The 3535’+/- sqft residence was custom built for the present owner in 1999. There is an exceptional master bedroom with Woodstock Soapstone woodstove, 2 guest bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great room, loft/study, kitchen, dining area, fireplace, foyer, laundry room, and sunroom. The hardwood floors are solid hickory. All doors are made of solid Oak and there are several large closets.

The covered porch off the master bedroom overlooks the distant mountains and is the perfect place to rock away the hours, enjoy a sunrise, read or just spend time with friends and family.

HOME INFORMATION

Custom White Oak Log Home by Gastineau Log Homes http://www.oakloghome.com/
3070+/- sq. ft. per appraisal
Year Built: 1999
1.5 Story
Total Rooms: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Total Bathrooms: 2
Garage Type: Detached
Outdoor Covered Porch & Deck System

Lot Acres: 57+/-
Foundation: Block with native stone facing
Roof: 50 year composite shingle,
Date of Roof: 1999
Floor: Hickory, Tile, Carpet
Heat: Trane 5 ton heat-pump (new in 2007), Woodstock Soapstone woodstove in master bedroom, gas logs living room and sun room
Air-conditioning: heat- pump
Windows: Hurd casement and fixed
Oversized gutters: Rainwater captured and plumbed to holding tank for gravity fed garden and livestock watering.
Water: Home: drilled 525’ deep well with 1200 gallon reservoir. Cabin:120’ deep drilled well with rainwater capture system to two cisterns.
Sewer: 1000 gallon septic tank with drain field.
Water Heater: 2- 50 gallon, one electric/one propane, zoned for efficiency
Electrical: 200 amp service
Telephone: Landline in place
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent
Items to Convey: To be determined

FIRST FLOOR

Dining Area: 10’ x 12’
Foyer: 12’x8’ – Foyer Closet 2’x10’
Great Room:_________
Master BR: 16’x24’
Master Bathroom: 14’x9’
Master Closet: 9’x7’
BR 1: 16’x11’ Closet: 2’x11’
BR 2: 11’x14’
Bathroom 2:11’x12’
Pantry: 7’x8’
Porches: Back Covered: 24’x14’ & Front 7’ x 20’, 4’ x 6’

Floor plans are under the Maps & Documents section

SUNROOM WITH ENDLESS POOL

465 sq ft. +/- Built in 2005.
Pool info: 7’Wx14’Lx4.5’D – 2500 gallon Endless Pool.
http://www.endlesspools.com/idea-kit.php
Propane Pool heater, cycles as needed.
Skylight and windows open to create amazing space for working out and water therapy.
Laminate flooring
Stand-alone Gas log stove

SECOND FLOOR LOFT

Loft/Study:567.40 sqft (per appraisal)
Oak steps and oak railing
Long mountain views overlooking the pasture, riding rink and great room.

GARAGE

2 Car Detached 23’x28’

BASEMENT

Crawlspace with one end section used for storage

ATTIC

None

MORTON BUILDING

Morton all steel building 36’x45’
12 foot ceilings
Concrete floor
Electric with separate electric panel box.
Water with restroom, utility sink and shower
Fully insulated. 6” in walls, 9” in ceiling
Morton paneling on interior walls and ceiling.
Sound dampening ceiling tin
2 double sliding doors and one single sliding door.
commercial guttering
woodstove

OTHER OUTBUILDINGS & IMPROVEMENTS

*18’x20’ Run-in-shed
*18’x25’ two stall run-in-shed.
*8’x16’ Firewood storage shed
*23’x28 detached two car garage
*Fencing: 2000’+/- heavy gauge 3 rail horse vinyl fencing with hot strand on top. Every post set in concrete. Cost of fencing material and installation today is estimated at $24,000. Some electric to supplement the vinyl.
*60’ diameter riding rink

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Stonelick is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The quite town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers County and is a 20 minute drive. Hinton has amenities including churches, elementary-middle and high schools, grocery stores, hardware/farm supply store, building supply, motels, banks, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, hospital, dentists, medical clinic and restaurants.

The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

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.

Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 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.

In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 45 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 50 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.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is 30 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive.

Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.

Low taxes, clean water, clean air and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found on the property. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.

THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE

Just 30 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort, 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 Resort is less than an hour away. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive and the 14,000 acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.

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. Small-mouth bass, large-mouth 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 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.

GREENBRIER RIVER AND RIVER TRAIL

Stonelick is a 20 minute drive to the lazy Greenbrier River. The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.

The Greenbrier River is formed by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River in the town of Durbin, West Virginia. From Durbin the Greenbrier River flows southwesterly through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties. It flows through several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, West Virginia.

The property is a 45 minute ride to the Greenbrier River Trial and is operated by the West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77-mile long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

AGRICULTURE – LIVESTOCK

Stonelick has about 10 acres of flat to slightly rolling agricultural land that is currently being used to grow hay and pasture the horses, mule and goats. This area is entirely fenced and water for the livestock is onsite. Over 2000’ of top quality vinyl fencing has been installed with each post set in concrete. There is a fully fenced 60’ in diameter riding rink. Today, this fence would cost approximately $25,000 to purchase and install.

Stonelick presently supports 2 horses, a mule, 3 goats, 3 cats and 2 dogs. Everybody seems very contented. Although, it is hard to tell what a mule is thinking…but….a mule is always thinking!

TIMBER RESOURCES

The timber on Stonelick is exceptionally well stocked with mature timber as well as young and vigorous growing stock. Some trees are well over 100 years old and classify as “Heritage Trees”. These wonderful trees have withstood the test of time and lend an air of grace and permanency to the property.

Each year, the forest through the process of transpiration, produces thousands of tons of Oxygen while taking in thousands of tons of Carbon Dioxide, helping to lessen mankind’s Carbon Footprint. This is an important long-term value so often overlooked when thinking about the forest.

With excellent hardwood quality and numerous pole-sized and sawlog-sized stems, the forest is approximately 48 acres and is dominated by Rock Oak, Sugar Maple, Yellow Poplar, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, White Oak and Red Oak.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.

WILDLIFE

The mix of mature timber and meadows creates the perfect wildlife habitat. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been little to no hunting pressure for many years. The abundance of wildlife can be fully appreciated by spending a few hours hiking, looking and listening for all the Stonelick forest has to offer.

The Stonelick forest produces tons and tons of acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, wild grapes, blackberries, beechnuts, poplar and maple seeds. Because there is such an amazing food source, there is an variety of wildlife, including wild turkey, white tail deer, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, grouse, squirrels, chipmunks and bobcat.

The dense forest, with its closed canopy, is home to a variety of song birds, owls, ravens, buzzards, woodpeckers and hawks. Many of these birds nest in the “den trees”, which are full of holes and cavities. The birds feed on a variety of insects, including hundreds of thousands small caterpillars that inhabit the upper reaches of the canopy.

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

MINERAL RESOURCES

The Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Field is thought to underlay the property. To the Sellers knowledge, there have been no gas wells drilled on the property and no coal mining has ever been done. 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.

ACCESS, BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

From Hinton, access is provided by an all season state-maintained paved road and then about ¾ miles on owners maintained gravel road leading to the property.

The property consists of approximately 58 acres. The property has been surveyed and a survey plat is available. Some of the boundaries have fence.

LOCATION

Stonelick is located about ¾ mile off of County Rt 9, 6 miles northeast of Hinton, Summers County, WV. Hinton is the county seat. Elevation of the property is about 3100’.

Address: Rt.1 Box 38, Hinton WV 25951

Google Coordinates at the start of Stonelick are:

LATITUDE 037.70054487 N
LONGITUDE 080.8366862 W

TAXES AND ZONING

The property is assessed in Greenbrier District (#2), on Tax Map 4- parcel 72 consisting of 58+/- acres.

Taxes for 2013 were assessed as Class II property in the amount of $858.56.

The deed is recorded in the Summers County Courthouse, Hinton, WV in Deed Book 183 page 307.

Address: Rt.1 Box 38, Hinton WV 25951

As of May 28th, 2013, there is no countywide zoning in effect in Summers County. However, all prospective buyers should contact the Summers County Assessor in Hinton regarding any issues involving zoning, developments or building codes.

UTILITIES

Electric – Mon Power
Propane – Appalachian Heating
Landline Phone – Frontier
Internet – High speed, Verizon hot spot
TV – Direct TV
Water – Wells {2}. Also a rain water collection system to water garden & livestock
Sewer – Septic.
Trash Pickup – Curbside at county road
Cell phone coverage is excellent in this area.
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area

CABIN – Owner Narrative

The cabin on the property was built in the early 80’s. The previous owner hired a neighbor and his horse to cut trees and drag to the top for construction of the cabin. It is a poplar log cabin with rough cut oak clap board and a commercial rubber roof. They covered the roof with dirt to stabilize. When we purchased the property the roof was loaded with full blooming daisies. The cabin has a 120’ well, sink, bathtub/shower, root cellar (needs repair), electric range/oven, second story loft and antique wood burning stove in front room. There is also a masonary fire place with steel plate cook top and small oven for baking.

Over the years we have hosted many gatherings with local musicians that shared their stories of family living on this mountain top. The pastures were cleared of rocks generations ago and those rocks line the pasture just inside the tree line.

The last three years we opened the side room of the cabin up for winter goat quarters as there was electric & water to keep them safe & warm.

OTHER BUILDINGS

Old shed 9 x 22 with second story storage. This was used as goat shed and is currently used by deer during winter weather and hot days of the summer.

Current (summer) goat shed 15 x 14…two rooms

Metal shop garage (concrete block & wood) 19 x 24 used by previous owner that made metal art. Overhead metal I beam and trolley. There is also an old chimney and spring troth running from spring located above building in woods. 2nd story is 8 x 16. This building is filled with Gastineau logs, building supplies from previous projects & antique cook stove in need of repair.

There is also a block style water reservoir that was once connected to the spring above the Metal workshop. This block reservoir is in need of repair.

Directions

Stonelick is located about ¾ mile off of County Rt 9, 6 miles northeast of Hinton,

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