- - Thursday, May 31, 2012

While some people head to a resort hotel for a week or two each summer, others who can afford it may choose to purchase a little vacation condo at the beach, on a lake or in the mountains.

Taking it to another level, vacationers with a bigger budget can choose to buy their own resort-style property, such as the 10½-acre waterfront compound at 4661 Black Stump Road in Weems, Va.

This property, on the market for $3,300,000, was remodeled recently and includes two docks, a main house, a carriage house and a horse barn.

On the Corrotoman River in the Northern Neck of Virginia, the estate offers a private retreat for boating, fishing and relaxing as well as access to nearby towns for antiques, restaurants and shops. Deltaville, Irvington and Kilmarnock are nearby, each with waterfront cafes, charming shops and a variety of local festivals throughout the year.

The Northern Neck, bordered by the Rappahannock River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, has 1,100 miles of shoreline with beaches, marinas, small villages, old steamship wharfs and a history going back to Colonial times.

The Northern Neck includes five parks and a wildlife refuge plus protected waterfront land. Since the 1970s, the area also has become a mecca for wine lovers, with multiple vineyards in the area.

The Black Stump Road estate appeals to families with equestrian and boating interests as well as those who simply want to gaze at a wide expanse of riverfront. On-site recreational amenities include not only boating and fishing, but also horseback riding, tennis and swimming. The water has a mean low depth of more than 7 feet, and the two docks can accommodate multiple boats.

Adjacent to the river is a circular fire pit and stone patio with stone walls where family and friends can gather for an evening of conviviality or a couple can relax by the romantic firelight.

The 72-by-36-foot barn includes a kitchen, office and workshop as well as stalls. The charming kitchen has been painted bright blue, and the upper-level office has skylights and a wall of windows facing the river. Outside the barn is a corral.

The grounds also include a swimming pool and hot tub near the river, with a stone patio. Nearby is a tennis court with an adjacent covered gazebo for those who prefer to watch the tennis matches rather than play.

The entire property has been renovated with natural stone and reclaimed wood that match the natural surroundings of the compound. An on-site generator ensures that power will be available even on a stormy day.

The carriage house has been completely remodeled and includes a living room with a picture window and arched transom, a bedroom with walls of windows, a wood-beamed ceiling and exposed-brick walls, and an upper-level bedroom with a peaked ceiling and a ceiling fan. Both renovated baths include sleek modern features, including a dramatic mixed-stone shower with a peaked ceiling and a glass door in one of the baths. Both baths have vessel sinks and ceramic tile flooring.

The main house has a covered front porch overlooking the river, reclaimed rustic walnut flooring and recessed lighting, and a living room overlooking the river and the pool. The main level has a dining room and a kitchen with a wall of windows, slate flooring, custom-designed cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel upgraded appliances and a glass tile backsplash. The family room has windows overlooking the river.

Nearby is a powder room with decorative glass wall tiles and a custom-designed vanity. Even the laundry/utility room has walls of windows with a river view. The study has French doors framing a water view, and the screened porch includes skylights and a heating system.

The main home has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, all of which have been renovated with natural stone.

For more information on this Northern Neck property, contact Realtor Hunter Law at 804/480-0269 or visit www.HunterLawRealtor.com.

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