Charming country estate centrally located to southeastern West Virginia's finest recreational areas
|Address:||115 Harmony Ridge Road, Shady Spring, WV 25918|
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
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Living at Harmony Ridge is much more than a beautiful, well-built home; it is a calming and peaceful daily experience. With over 3 acres of private grounds, Harmony Ridge is the perfect mountain retreat located just 20 minutes to all city amenities and two major interstates.
- Enchanting pathway leading to magical grounds with walking trails.
- South facing with day-long sunshine providing winter warming passive solar gain.
- Large fenced in garden with fertile soil for growing your own vegetables.
- Several species of songbirds, woodpeckers, thrushes, sparrows and owls.
- Mountaintop ecosystem perfect for growing your own food and flowers.
- 2182+/- total square feet with 3 bedroom, 2 bath and city water available.
- Easily accessible laundry room.
- Large outbuilding, chicken coup/rabbit hutch and small livestock pen.
- Sunrises from the back porch and Jacuzzi hot tub; stunning sunsets from the front porch.
- Partially finished attached 2 car garage with work space.
- Antique hardwood flooring with bluestone hearthstone and stacked stone fireplace surround.
- Cozy dining room area with built-in shelving and wet bar contained in an old-fashioned washstand.
- Kitchen is open to the dining and living room area with beautiful solid maple cabinets.
- Large walk-in pantry convenient to the kitchen.
- Light filled Master bedroom is en suite with a sliding door entry to the back deck and Jacuzzi.
- Walk in ceramic and tile shower with separate water closet.
- Master bathroom has a 5’ jetted tub overlooking nightly sunsets with a forest backdrop.
- All bedrooms have full closets with lots of windows for natural light.
- Greenhouse with vintage window panes repurposed from an old church.
- Raspberry vines lining the private drive produces gallons of berries each summer.
- Large workshop complete with woodstove and is fully insulated.
- Dark skies with no light pollution, full of stars and planets for gazing and dreaming.
- Just right for entertaining friends and family.
COUNTRY RANCH HOME
Garage: Attached, 20’ x 23’ approx.
Siding: Cyprus with Hemlock trim
Roof: Shingles –Architect
Roof Age: 5 +/- Years
Finished Square Footage: 1,697 +/-
Flooring: Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Heating: Forced Air Electric (supportive woodburning heating stove)
Air Conditioning: Heat Pump/ Central Air
Heating/Cooling System Age: 5 +/- Years
Partially covered front porch
Open back deck
Water: Well on the property (The public water system is being installed in the area.)
Sewer: Septic system on the property
Cellphone Coverage: Good to fair
Television: Direct TV
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
Beyond the home and yard, the property is wooded with some openings devoted to gardening and other small homeowner agricultural interests.
Year round access is excellent. The property is served by a graveled 16 feet wide deeded right-of-way that leads to the home from the 2-lane asphalt Pluto Road WV RT 27.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed and a survey plat was prepared in 2007. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning and building codes and installation of septic systems.
LOCATION, DEED AND TAXES
Address: 115 Harmony Ridge Road, Shady Spring, WV 25918
Coordinates: 37.727392°N, 81.017580°W (NAD83)
Elevation: 2900 FT +/-
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Deed Information: Deed Book 5029 Page 6827; deed dated December 3, 2007
Deed Acreage: 3.331 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Richmond District (7) Tax Map 22 Parcel 18.1; Taxed as SUR 3.33 AC & R/W PINCH CR
2015 Real Estate Taxes: $814.90
The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
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 40 minutes away. In 30 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton or in 70 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 20 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.
WINTERPLACE SKI AND RESORT AT GLADE SPRINGS
Winterplace, located in Ghent, West Virginia, offers nine lifts, 27 trails, night skiing and a snowtubing park. There are over 90 acres of skiable terrain for varying ability levels, as well as a summit elevation of 3,600 feet. Beginners can learn to ski or snowboard thanks to a top notch ski school.
The Resort at Glade Springs is a relaxed resort offering many lodging, dining, and recreational options, including a spa, golf courses & pools.
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.
Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All measurements are given as a guide, and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. No responsibility is taken for any other error, omission, or misstatement in these particulars. Foxfire Realty does not make or give, whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to the property.
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