Spring Hill Farms is the perfect country farm/estate and is located just 15 minutes to all city amenities and two major interstates

Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304.667.2897 or 304.645.7674


Spring Hill Farms at Shady Spring West Virginia offers comfortable country living while still being only minutes away from Beckley. Living at Spring Hill Farms is much more than beautiful, well-built homes; it is a calming and peaceful daily way of life. With over 127 acres of private grounds and 2 beautiful custom-built homes, Spring Hill Farms is the perfect country farm/estate and is located just 15 minutes to all city amenities and two major interstates.


245 Serene Hill, Shady Spring, WV


  • Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors
  • Aga Cooker (Range/Oven) agaliving.com
  • Stained Glass Double Doors Into Master BR – Local Artisan
  • Custom Iron Railings for Stairs, Bridge (Walkway) and Loft – Local Artisan (Frank Hedgecock)
  • Custom Painted Cabinets in Kitchen – Local Artist
  • Bevolo Natural Gas Lights in Great Room (2) bevolo.com
  • 24’ Vaulted Ceilings in Great Room
  • Douglas Fir Beams in Great Room
  • White Pine 2”X6” Tongue & Groove Ceilings – Great Room
  • Douglas Fir Posts on all 3 floors
  • Douglas Fir Trim/Accent Walls – Main Floor
  • Cedar Accent Walls – Downstairs Den
  • Stone Fireplaces – 2 Floors
  • Stone – Inside Entry Wall
  • Stone Surrounding Stairwell – All 3 Floors
  • Outside Stone – Multiple Areas around house
  • All Stone from Centurion Stone. Pattern was “Kentucky Rustic”.   centurionstone.com
  • Cedar Siding with Stone/Glass – Exterior
  • Jotul Wood Stove – Made in Norway. Purchase from Hardman’s Hardware in Summersville, WV
  • Oversized Single Car Garage
  • Single Car Garage Floor – Engineered for weight of very heavy vehicle (Steel Beams) and high door for extra clearance.
  • Oversized Double Car Garage with shelving
  • Natural Gas plumbed to ceiling of double car garage for future heating fixtures.
  • Natural Gas Log Fire Starter in Fireplace
  • Mantle on Main Floor – Hand Hewn Log from Original Building (Sheep Barn) on Farm. Pair of matching natural gas wall lanterns mounted on each side of the mantle
  • Oversized Walk-In Pantry
  • Large Eat-In Kitchen
  • Granite Kitchen Countertops and Granite Top on Island
  • Custom Cherry Kitchen Cabinets
  • Custom Cabinetry in Study
  • Custom Cabinetry in Master Bath
  • Custom Cabinetry in both upstairs baths
  • Antique Sink/Vanity in Powder Room
  • Back of House – Mostly Glass to Maximize View of Farm
  • Interior Sound System -Speakers in Downstairs Den, Master BR, Master Bath, Study, Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry and Screened in Porch. Audio Receiver Included.
  • 3 Outside Decks (1 of them Oversized)
  • Screened-In Porch off Kitchen
  • Oversized Concrete Patio off Lower Floor
  • Firewood Storage area on Concrete Patio
  • Large Attic Storage area above upstairs bedroom
  • 2nd Master Suite – Ensuite Bath, 2 walk-in closets in one of the Upstairs Bedroom (Ideal for Guest Suite)
  • Door off Master BR leading to deck
  • Large Walk-In Master Closet with Custom Cabinetry for clothing/jewelry
  • Oversized Master Bath with Spa Jetted Tub, His/Her Sinks, Large Glass Enclosed Shower with Dual Shower Heads.
  • Custom Built-in Window Seats in 3 Bedrooms with Built-In Storage
  • All Bedrooms are Oversized.
  • All Upstairs Bedrooms have 2 Walk-In Closets Each
  • 5 Central Air/5 Gas Furnaces for Ideal Heating/Cooling and ability to adequately control different heating & cooling zones
  • Main Floor has 2 Wi-Fi Thermostats
  • Interior Bridge Walkway connecting upstairs bedrooms and overlooks Great Room
  • Loft overlooking Great Room
  • Entertainment Center Cabinetry in Loft
  • Bonus Room/Playroom (“Man Cave”??)
  • Professional Pool Table (Slate Top) Included
  • Oversized Den on Lower Floor with half bath and 3 over-sized storage closets
  • Exercise Room
  • Built-In Storage Shelves, work benches, in multiple areas of Basement
  • Potential In-Law Suite/Apartment (5th Bedroom/Bath/Living Quarters) in Basement Area.
  • Plumbing for Future Kitchen in Basement
  • Oversized Cellar with Shelving
  • Double Door into Basement Area for Lawnmower Storage/4 Wheeler, etc.
  • Tremendous Amounts of storage capacity in house
  • Air Compressor Included – Air Lines to Garages, Workshop, etc. Electrical Wiring to start air compressor remotely
  • Copper Plumbing (hot and cold water) in home
  • Coax, telephone and computer network cabling throughout house
  • Hot water recirculating pump in house
  • 2”X6” exterior walls in home for added insulation.


Mud Room 6’ x 18’
Mud Room Full Bath 5’2” x 10’
Mud Room Closet 5’7” x 6’
Mud Room Foyer 3’9” x 7’10”
Laundry Room 10’1” x 7’8”
Pantry 8’2” x 3’10”
Kitchen 23’10” x 16’6”
Dining Room 13’3” x 16’7”
Great Room 20’8” x 22’
Entry Foyer 9’9” x 12’
Powder Room (Half Bath) 5’3” x 7’8”
Hallway to Garage 3’ x 4’
Main hallway 4’6” x 49’
Hallway Closet 2’10” x 5’3”
Study 12’2” x 16’
Master Bedroom 16’ x 18’1”
Master Bath 15’3” x 15’3”
Bedroom Hallway #1 4’6” x 7’
Bedroom Hallway #2 4’ x 5’7”
Master Closet Hallway 3’7” x 4’2”
Master Closet 11’ x 11’9”
Stairway and Landing 7’6” x 12’10”
Total Main Floor =  2814 sq. ft.+/-


Bedroom One 12’8” x 20’
Bedroom 1 Entry 3’ x 7’8”
Bedroom #1 – 2 Closets 9’4” x 16’
Bedroom 1 Full Bath 8’ x 13’
Bedroom 1 Shower Area 3’ x 5’
Bedroom #2 16’ x 20’
Bedroom #3 16’ x 18’10”
Shared Full Bath for Bedroom 2 & 3 8’ x 16’6”
Shared Bath Hallway 3’7” x 8’
Loft  13’4” x 21’2”
Bonus Room 13’1” x 21’9”
Bridge 26’9” x 5’6”
Stairway and Landing 7’6” x 12’10”
Total Upper Floor =  2136 sq. ft. +/-

LOWER FLOOR (Basement):

(Heated/Cooled Area):

Den 20′ X 35′ 6″
Exercise Room 8’5″ X 11′ 10″
Downstairs Half Bath 11’9” x 5’3”
Under Stairs 7’6” x 12’10”
Downstairs Bath Hall 3’ x 7’
Total Lower Level = 988 sq. ft. +/-

(Not Heated/Cooled):

Potential Bedroom #5 Area A 15’ x 29’6”
Potential Bedroom #5 Area B 7’ x 15’
Potential Full Bath #5 10’ x 12’4”
Furnace Room 15’5” x 20’
Canning Kitchen  11’2” x 15’4”
Workshop Hallway 5’8” x 23’4”
Workshop 8’ x 23’4”
Lawnmower Room 13’6” x 23’4”
Cellar 8’4” x 19’6”
Total Basement = 1946 sq. ft. +/-


Single Car Garage 14’ x 24’
Double Car Garage 27’ x 26’
Double Car Garage Closet 3’4” x 5’2”
Double Car Garage Hallway 6’ x 5’2”
Breezeway 8’ x 24’
Total Garages and Breezeway 1278 sq. ft. +/-


Screened In Porch 13’ x 16’
Main Deck Area A 23’ x 16’
Main Deck Area B 8’6” x 19’8”
Main Deck Stairs 3’6” x 18’
Main Deck Landing 5’ x 8’
Breezeway Deck 8’ x 15’
Front Entry Deck 8’ x 20’6”
Basement Cement Patio Area A 37’ x 17’
Basement Cement Patio Area B 19’6” x 9’6”
Total Outside Areas = 1444 sq. ft. +/-


Lower Level Total Living Area (HEATED/COOLED) = 5939 sq. ft.
Total Basement = 1946.7 sq. ft.
Total Garages and Breezeway = 1278.2 sq. ft.
Total Outside Areas = 1444.4 sq. ft.

GRAND TOTAL  = 10,608 sq. ft. +/-


  • 127.6 Acres
  • Farm – Completely perimeter fenced (high tensile and barbed wire) and many dividing fences (high tensile) and many gates
  • Horse Riding Ring – Oval (180’ X 120’)
  • Bold water will 4 ponds
  • City Water to Home and All Barns/Sheds/Storage Buildings
  • Septic Tank for Home and Quonset Hut
  • Natural Gas to the main home.
  • 400 Amp Electric Service to the main Home
  • Separate Electric Service to both barns and Quonset Hut
  • Timber on farm
  • *All Mineral/Gas Rights to farm owned will convey
  • Multiple roads over farm
  • Many pasture and tillable areas cleared, estimated 60 – 65 acres
  • Dry Hydrant Installed in Pond. Conventional fire hydrant at the end of the street (corner of Serene Hill & Gilead St)


  • Two Barns – Electric and Water to Both Barns. Log style barn 41’8” x 45’, Main barn 63’ x 48’
  • Quonset Hut/Equipment Barn (40’X80’) – Concrete Floor, Bathroom, Sinks (2), Microwave Oven, Hot Water Heater, Small Refrigerator, Propane Heater and Coal Stove, 2 Outdoor Propane Tanks, Oversized Garage Doors (2), Outside Concrete Parking Pad (1), Diesel Fuel Tank, High Intensity Lighting, Outside LED Lighting, Burglar Alarm, Security Cameras, Work Benches, Storage Shelves.
  • 31’ x 41’ Equipment Barn with Cement Parking Pad Electric & Water. Also used for firewood storage.


163 Serene Hill, Shady Spring, WV


  • Immaculate condition
  • Total heated/cooled approx. 1371 +/- sq. ft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • Attached garage 19’ x 26’
  • Hot tub
  • Central HVAC
  • Screened back porch
  • Paved drive
  • Utility building 19’ x 20’
  • Beautiful lawn
  • Landscaping
  • Peace and quite


Living Room 14’6” x 20’10”
Dining Room 10’3” x 8’9″
Kitchen 10’3” x 11’9”
Master Bedroom 15’5” x 13’7”
Master Bath 13’10” x 9’5”
Master Walk-In Closet #1 5’8” x 7’5”
Master Walk-In Closet #2 6’2” x 5’8”
Bedroom #2 10’6” x 11’3”
Bedroom #2 Closet 5’6” x 2’4”
Bedroom #3 10’6” x 11’3”
Bedroom #3 Closet  5’6” x 2’4”
Shared Full Bath #2 7’6” x 5’7”
Shared Bath Hallway  3’4” x 11’3”
Linen Closet 1’7” x 2’3”
Half Closet 1’7” x 2’3”
Laundry Room 8’2” x 7’9”
Garage Entry Hall 8’2” x 3’10”
Total heated/cooled approx. 1371 +/- sq. ft
Garage 19’ x 26’
Total Garage Sq. Ft. 494


Front Porch 22’6” x 5’4”
Back Porch 19’10” x 12’6”
Back Cement Patio 12’ x 15’
Back Deck 12’ x 20’
Stairs to deck 5’2” x 20’7”
Total Outside Sq. ft. approx. 894


The mixture of pasture and tillable farm fields accent the wooded acreage habitat for wildlife.

Coupled with the abundant water supply from 4 ponds and spring, this creates the perfect environment for nature. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, geese, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, eagles, owls and hawks make up the resident wildlife population.

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

  • Excellent grazing pastures for cattle
  • Outstanding equestrian opportunities
  • Pond fishing
  • Hunting


Year-round access is excellent. The property is located off state-maintained roads beginning at US Route 19 (Flat Top Road) and E. Whitby Road, Gilead St. to Serene Hill Road. Serene Hill Road ends at the front of the farm and then the access road is private paved drive on Spring Hill Farms.


All rights the owner has will convey with the property. West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The mineral rights are believed to be intact and all rights the owner has in title will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time the surface title search is being conducted. A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend.


There is a spring on the farm. Four ponds are located throughout the property. The two homes are supplied by public water.


Google Coordinates: 37.695837°(N), -81.113778°(W)
Address:163 and 245 Serene Hill, Shady Spring, WV 25918
Elevation Range: 2645 ft. to 2977 ft. +/-


A boundary survey and plat were prepared in April 1995 by Engineering Services, Inc., Airport Road, Beckley, WV.  Fencing evidence some boundaries.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


As is very common on old mountain farms, there is a small family cemetery in the front left corner at the guest house. Historically there is granted access for families wishing to visit their ancestors’ burial place, the sellers have developed a convenient new access road that passes near the boundary with the church recreational center.


Water: Public water
Natural Gas is connected to the Main residence
Sewer: private septic
Electricity: onsite
Telephone: onsite
Internet: Several high-speed providers offer internet
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent


Raleigh County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.


This farm is currently a nice mixture of fields and forestland, lying in both the lower and upper elevations of the property.  Ridge top fields provide grand long-distance views.

(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography.  It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)


Deed Information: DB 74 Pg. 2046
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 127.62 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Shady Springs District (8)

Tax Map 26 Parcel 28; FEE 127.620 AC & R/W BEAVER CRK SID 2-55,56 (RESIDENCE); Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $5,102.35

Tax Map 26 Parcel 28; FEE 127.620 AC & R/W BEAVER CRK SID 2-55,56 (P/P HSE); Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $217.55

2018 Total Real Estate Taxes: $5,319.90


Raleigh County School District

Public Elementary School:
Shady Spring Elementary

Public Middle School:
Shady Spring Middle School

Public High School:
Shady Spring High School


WVU Beckley Campus
New River Community and Technical College (Beckley campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg
Concord College in Athens
Bluefield State College

Private Schools:
Victory Baptist Academy
Greater Beckley Christian School

Home schooling is very popular in Raleigh and surrounding counties.


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 45 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton or in 80 minutes at the Greenbrier Resort and travel to Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 20 minutes away.

Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy one-hour 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 15-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. Beckley is a regional business and shopping hub with three hospitals, a host of national stores including Sam’s Club, Lowes, Rural King, Tractor Supply, JC Penny, Staples, PetSmart, Belk, Walmart, Kroger, Rite Aid, CVS, Harbor Freight, just to name a few. Food chains include, Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, Outback, Cheddars, Olive Garden, Bob Evans, Shoney’s, McDonald’s, Chic Filet, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, Burger King, Subway, Cook Out, Arby’s, IHOP, Bojangles, Campestre, Dairy Queen, Hardees, Long John Silvers, KFC, Panera Bread and other chains. Hometown and regional dining choices include Tamarack, Rio Grande, Foster’s Main Street Tavern, Kimono Kin Japanese, Young Chow’s, Wasabi Fusion, The Char (famous for its steaks), Calacino’s Pizzeria, Pasquale’s and for generations King Tut Drive is always a favorite.

Hospitals located in Beckley include the VA Hospital, Beckley General and Appalachian Regional. Numerous other clinics and specialists are nearby.


The Raleigh County Airport is a 15-minute drive, nearby Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg has daily flights featuring Delta. Yeager Airport in Charleston is the largest and busiest service in the area and is about an hour drive on the WV Turnpike I-77.


The Beckley area has so much to offer in recreational events and parks, Little Beaver State Park, Grandview, The New River Gorge National River, Plum Orchard Lake, Lake Stephens, Twin Falls State Park, The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, Wineries, Tamarack the best of West Virginia artisans, white water rafting, climbing, zip lines, the BSA Summit Bechtel Reserve, historic Thurmond, Winterplace skiing and tubing, plus much more. Beckley has a rails to trails that extends for several miles.


The Beckley area is blessed to have several golf courses including Glade Springs Resort offering multiple courses; Stonehaven, The Cobb Course, Woodhaven. Other local courses include the Black Knight Country Club, Briar Patch, Woodhaven, Grandview Country Club, and others in the nearby area.

Beckley is also the county seat of Raleigh County. The courthouse is in the downtown section, also the new Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse is located downtown.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 35-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 a 30-minute 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, 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 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.


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.