Price Reduction – Historic Mahockney – 5 miles above Tappahannock, VA

Previously priced at $850,000 USD, Mahockney is now being offered at $750,000 and presents the opportunity to own one of the oldest privately owned historic homes in the Commonwealth of Virginia!  Contact Karin Andrews at 804-445-5500 or have your realtor call to arrange a showing of this rare historic treasure.  A serene breathtaking retreat just 5 miles north of Tappahanock, Virginia.  Wildlife, Waterfowl, Herb Gardens, Orchard, Towering Sychamores, Magnolias and a virtual arboretum of native and stately trees, a 7 acre stocked pond, almost 2 miles of walking and riding trails through a glorious forest.

Minutes to all that the region has to offer.  Northern Neck Burger Company is a local favorite.  Fredericksburg 45 minutes, Richmond 45 Minutes, Urbanna – 30 Minutes, Williamsburg is also and easy one hour drive.Mahockney Circa 1670 Underwood Trail flowering path Underwood Trail bridge IMG_2961 Underwood Trail map Summer gardens Pond deck, pier Pond sunset First snow at Mahockney

2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
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Mahockney Circa 1670, 1750 and 1820 with porch additions in 1910 is an architecturally rare and beautifully sited manor house, on 48+ acres.  George Washington stayed at Mahockney several times and served in the House of Burgesses with William Roane.  Richard Henry Lee visited William Roane here “many times” during the early days of the Revolution, as per a memoir written by his son Spencer Roane, who also went on to marry Patrick Henry’s daughter!  In the colonial era, all visitors to Hobbs Hole, now known as Tappahannock, was always by Mahockney, which also served as an Ordinary from 1740 – 1765. Mahockney is the birthplace and home of Patriots, Orators, Statemen and great Agricultural Dynasties in Virginia.  There are very few Historic Homes in Virginia that can boast such an astounding legacy and provenance!

The manor house is surrounded by fields in cultivation, a very private woodland and pastoral views in every direction.  A long driveway to the Manor House, from Mt. Landing Road, is accessed between two gated pillars that set the tone for the remainder of the property.  The five-bay, two-story manor house, over a high English basement was built during several periods, part of which dates to the late 17th century. 

The Main Living Level  is a warm, welcoming space. HL Hinges, original and reproduction leaded glass windows, original hand carved moldings, mantels, built-ins, original heart pine flooring, a lovely center hall and original staircases to the upper and basement levels, 5 fireplaces, massive and distinctive exterior/interior chimneys, a first-floor bedroom and master bath with hammered copper tub and sink, formal dining room, Gourmet/Farmhouse Kitchen with pantries, a side Porch, half bath, a large screened porch with casual porch dining overlooking a garden fountain and distant horse barn, two living rooms with fireplaces and so much more. The Second Floor features two spacious bedrooms, with fireplaces, built-ins, closets and a centrally located full bath.  The Basement level has been restored to reveal ancient oyster shell and horsehair plaster, an ancient brick floor (which has been fully restored using reclaimed ancient brick from a colonial era plantation in Essex County) two fireplaces and a wine cellar / family room, mechanical equipment room and storage areas.

Additional property features include a pristine, secluded and fully stocked seven-acre pond, wildlife in abundance, 1.5 miles of manicured walking / riding trails, ancient towering trees (Magnolia, Sycamore, Black Walnut and more) glorious gardens, brick and crushed oyster shell walkways, patios, fenced herb garden, 1.75 acre horse paddock, barn, garden shed, special night-time lighting, a serene garden fountain, whole house generator and so much more.

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