Cricket’s Cove Farm & Forge is home, where passions and dreams come true. It gives you pause every day as you will be surrounded by the natural beauty and bounty of Mother Earth. We celebrate the miracle that happens when we partner with the rhythms of nature and deliberately work in concert with our surroundings.
98.24 Acres is a lot of land! It is partly cleared and partly wooded with long entrance drive for complete privacy and enjoyment of your surroundings whether it be nurture, harvest, fishing, hunting, horses, all-terrain vehicles or workshops - you have it all here.
The North Meherrin River has approximately a half-mile of frontage at Crickets Cove. It is untouched wonderment of nature for wildlife and yet adventurous for trail blazers and fun during the first winter snows. Additionally creek crosses property! There are 7 ponds and 2 are stocked ponds and others are catchment ponds. There is a dock and a featured fountain near mainhouse.
THE MAIN HOUSE:
The materials to begin home construction were delivered in 2000 when the current owners purchase historic lumber and stones from West Virginia. The architecture was precisely designed to repurpose these historic components in size and style. Adding the artistry of the owner's metal forged hardware, balconies and decorative and utilitarian features the home is a masterpiece. The main house has the living room, dining room each with floor to ceiling stone, wood-burning fireplaces and open beamed ceilings which are jaw dropping! There are two Master Suites with sitting areas and private baths, additional guest rooms in lofts service by additional 1.5 baths. Many porches, enclosed, screened, covered on the front, back and sides. Perfect for farm to table entertaining!
GUEST QUARTERS ACROSS FROM MAIN HOUSE:
Waterfront guest quarters perfectly appointed for comfort and good times. Back deck leads to dock and fishing and swimming pond. Two doubles beds and breakfast bar with kitchen sink, hand crafted wood counters and shelves and living area. The suite has hot water, heat pump, shower and sink. . The plumbing is gray-water pond, and toilet facilities would be at main house just steps across the driveway. There are many shade trees, walkways, firepit, chicken coop and interesting fun times surrounding the Main House and Guest Quarters.
OUTBUILDINGS and HARVEST GALORE:
Ask for details about the dual greenhouse and huge quonset metal workshop near the mainhouse. Super easy access from gated back yard which leads to the orchard and hundreds of fruit trees and berry bushes. Additional two greenhouses with perennial herbs and many sustainable irrigation systems including permaculture design.
ADDITIONAL GUEST QUARTERS WITH 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE:
Just a short drive on the property brings you to another private natural, farm, stable, resort area! Located on high ground the 4 stall stable and floored tack room with walk through are practically new. The cottage has two bedrooms, with jack and jill bath (two sinks and tiled rain shower). Very classy sliding barn doors and closets with custom ironwork hardware throughout. Up tempo lighting in living and dining and kitchen areas. Two decks for each occupant or couple to have some privacy too!
ADDITONAL OUTBUILDINGS AN POINTS OF INTEREST:
Nearby the two bedroom cottage is a wonderland for animal lovers. The stable with tack room has a really nice gathering and prep area and adjoining barn and store/CSA-like with lots of electrical and lighting for cooling and storage. Paddock nearby and big sky views. Several small ponds with additional stocked pond in valley below and crested site for star gazing with 20 x 20 pavilion nearby.
The debate should you have a generator or rely on the utility companies, or most importantly live green and have solar systems. No need to fret or choose you have all three!
Three closed circuit solar systems with nano-carbon batteries. This is a big deal. It's easy and can change to utility with just a flip of the switch. Owner is very generous, and as the new owner you will have a day with the solar installer to learn about your best choices for the environment and cost savings.
PROPERTY SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT:
It's easy and you need to make an appointment because you will want to spend some time. Michael has golf cart available to tour the property and can walk the land, go to the streams and guide you to the river. You can visit all three living areas and all outbuildings. We want to know your priorities so please give us a call and advise us of how we might best serve you. 540-834-6263 and for more information and details please visit our website www.GoStraley.eXpRealty.com
ADDITIONAL PICTURES COMING SOON:
Photography is scheduled for June 27 and additional pictures, including drones and matterport will be available for your perusal so please return often as we update the website. Better yet, give us a call - always best to let us know your plans, so we make sure to accomodate.