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Two Adjoining Waterfront Estate Properties in Gloucester – Available for Purchase

The current offering of Carousel located at 8495 Freewelcome Lane and Mansfield on the Piankatank at 8493 Freewelcome Lane – Dutton, Virginia creates the opportunity to own a fairly secluded world-class waterfront compound, composed of two distinct neighboring properties,  on the Middle Peninsula, in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia.

Carousel (previously offered at $4,995,000) HAS BEEN REDUCED TO $2,995,000 and is set on 40.63 acres fronting on the Piankatank River!   Carousel occupies a commanding presence above the Piankatank with superior elevation and breathtaking views and vistas.

The 10,000 sq. ft. 23 great house is actually the original 1938 Manor House and a luxurious 3 story addition, with a spa feel completed in 2007,  These two homes are connected by a curved Hyphen that unites these two homes so beautifully.  It is a center hub of activity for both homes and boasts a Lux Club Style Wet Bar with views toward the Gillette Walled Garden and the  spectacular waterfront!

Add to all of this smart home technology,  geothermal heating and cooling, state of the art security systems, superior elevation, a world-class pier and covered dock with lifts fit for a Hinckley Picnic, with an additional boat slip with lift can accommodate a fairly good-sized fishing boat.  (The current owners had a 22′ Regulator for the smaller slip).  2 Jet Ski lifts and an additional yacht slip create the ultimate mooring, on deep protected water.

Twice featured on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia (Gloucester/Mathews) Tour in 2001 and 2010, Carousel also features a lovely walled garden by Charles Gillette, Manor house designed by Clarence Wright Huff, World Class Tennis Courts, walking or riding trails, acres and acres of glorious gardens, rare trees, Glass English Greenhouse, indoor/outdoor sound systems,  whole house generator, in-ground irrigation, in-ground salt pool and spa, four seasons porch, attached and detached garages, world-class temperature controlled wine cellars, elevator, 2 gourmet and 2 service kitchens, grand halls, exquisite finishes, fixtures and moldings, 2 first floor master-suites, cedar lined closets, 5 working fireplaces and so much more.

Mansfield adjoins Carousel and is set on 5 scenic acres with its own gated entrance, mature plantings, gardens, lovely waterfront and a three story 6,400+ home with walk out basement and two additional living levels.  Contact me today to arrange your showing of these two stunning properties.  Both sellers are ready to move on to the next adventure and destination in their lives!  Come see these two gorgeous properties and make an offer.   Carousel is the buying opportunity of a lifetime right now.

Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.
Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.
Glorious water frontage.
Carousel’s waterfront from the air. Note Tennis Courts, Main House, accessory buildings and more.
Resort Feel.
The ultimate resort atmosphere with every conceivable amenity. A family, corporate or executive compound with attention to every detail.

 

pool and river on summer day
In ground salt pool with stunning views of the Piankatank River, beyond. Minutes to Urbanna, Virginia, White Stone, Irvington, Deltaville, Mathews and the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay by boat.
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Entertain family, friends and associates here! Outdoor Kitchen and Bar! Everything you need is here, at Carousel.

Waterside of the great manor house.

hinkley covered slip
A covered dock with 2 boat slips and lifts…fit for a Hinckley Picnic River Yacht. Separate Yacht slip, floating dock, low maintenance pier and 2 jet ski slips with lifts.

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Master Bedroom 1st Fl
Luxurious retreat…like the finest chocolate….One of Two First Floor Master Suites.

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new wing center hall

original 1938 house paneled library drawing room paneled library FP pool reflection on house original house dining room closing doors original house center hall

 

Wine Cellar
Another view of the world class wine cellar. Separate wine kitchen is the next room over. A stunning space with old world opulence. Table seats 12 comfortably.

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tennis gazebo
Tennis Anyone…on world class courts!

tennis courts and gazebo

Carousel front of house best
A partial view of the original 1938 portion of this glorious Tidewater Cape designed by Clarence Wright Huff, with gardens by Charles Gillette. A separate detached Garage is in the foreground. This photo taken in Spring.

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original house guest suite bath 2

Breakfast Porch at Carousel - Dutton Virginia. On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank - minutes to the Bay.
Breakfast Porch at Carousel – Dutton Virginia. On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank – minutes to the Bay.

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Carousel and Craun
Carousel and Mansfield – side by side – THE ULTIMATE WATERFRONT COMPOUND! Luxury Awaits you.
Commanding Presence on the Piankatank River - High Elevation
Commanding Presence on the Piankatank River – High Elevation
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40.63 Acres + 5 Adjoining acres = almost 46 acres of the ultimate escape. The center portion of this photo is Carousel, her lands and waterfront. Mansfield is toward the right.

Glorious Walled Garden by Charles Gillette at Carousel!

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Rivers of Daffodils at Carousel!
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The Brick Gated Entrance at Carousel!
Crauns from Carousel
Mansfield on the Piankatank as seen from the pier at Carousel.
The gated entrance at Mansfield. Offered at $1,379,000.00. Call today to arrange your showing. Make an offer!
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Landscaped grounds at Mansfield, which adjoins Carousel.
great room view
View of the Piankatank from the Great Room at Mansfield.
Front View
Very traditional front view of Mansfield.
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Carousel and Mansfield from the air.

Carousel Craun from the water daffodils closeup front porch

8493 Freewelcome Lane, Dutton, VA is located in Gloucester County, VA just minutes to Mathews Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay
8493 Freewelcome Lane, Dutton, VA is located in Gloucester County, VA just minutes to Mathews Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay

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Own your own Waterfront Compound – Harvest your own Oysters!

Carousel occupies a commanding presence on the deep protected waters of the Piankatank River, just minutes to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Breathtaking views abound in every direction.   40.63 beautifully maintained and landscaped waterfront acres include a long tree lined drive,  world class tennis courts, 7 acres of invisible fencing for your canine family members, gardens by the legendary Charles Gillette, English Alitex Glass Greenhouse, in-ground salt pool, patios, Covered docks and low maintenance pier – docks outfitted with power, water, yacht and boat lifts as well as 2 jet ski lifts.  The interior features 10,000 square feet with 23 rooms, 2 wine cellars, first floor guest and master suites and every conceivable amenity at your finger tips.

Oyster cages convey.  In close proximity to world famous RRO and their first oyster tasting bar – “Merrior”.  The Tides Inn and Colonial Williamsburg within one half hour.  A property without equal.  Contact me today to arrange your showing of Carousel – Circa 1938 and 2006.

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Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.
Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.

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Breakfast Porch at Carousel - Dutton Virginia.  On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank - minutes to the Bay.
Breakfast Porch at Carousel – Dutton Virginia. On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank – minutes to the Bay.

Carousel – originally known as Belle Terre – Circa 1938 – A property without Equal in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia!

Recently, I had a conversation with a well seasoned, well respected  realtor and  estate broker, who had brought client’s to see Carousel.  He had many wonderful comments about the property – the most important of all was that everything that I had said about Carousel was true – “especially that it is absolutely stunning and truly is without equal”.   Come and see Carousel –   or make an offer on this absolutely exquisite family / executive waterfront estate/compound with every amenity – all on 40.63 fabulously landscaped acres.  It is offered as a tremendous value as a home / compound could not be built to these standards today for the asking price. Pool, tennis courts, wine cellars, grand entertaining spaces, water views from every public room and most private rooms.  Glorious mature plantings, four season’s of garden interest, glass greenhouse, indoor/outdoor sound system, special lighting, fabulous trex covered boat dock and pier, 7 acres of invisible fencing, walking – gator trails for your John Deer Gator or Golf Cart, 1 1/2 acre tidal pond in addition to commanding river frontage on Deep Protected Water.  Minutes to Mathews, Gloucester Court House.  Short drive to Williamsburg, Norfolk and Richmond.  Wooded areas as well as wide open spaces!  Offered at $3,995,000.00.wide aerial

English Alitex Greenhouse/Conservatory.  Water, electrical, stereo sound system.
English Alitex Greenhouse/Conservatory. Water, electrical, stereo sound system.

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Commanding Presence on the Piankatank River - High Elevation
Commanding Presence on the Piankatank River – High Elevation
This absolutely stunning property represents a rare buying opportunity in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia.
This absolutely stunning property represents a rare buying opportunity in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia.

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Inviting, Captivating, Bliss.
Inviting, Captivating, Bliss.
Resort Atmosphere!
Resort Atmosphere!
Antique Cypress Paneled Library / Family Room.
Antique Cypress Paneled Library / Family Room.
Master Bedroom - first floor 2006 addition..
Master Bedroom – first floor 2006 addition..

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Side Hall Additon w/ stairs and elevator.
Side Hall Additon w/ stairs and elevator.
Master Bath Guest Wing.
Master Bath Guest Wing.
Gorgeous Side Hall.  Exquisite moldings and architectural details.
Gorgeous Side Hall. Exquisite moldings and architectural details.
High Elevation with Commanding Views of the River beyond.
High Elevation with Commanding Views of the River beyond.

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Beautifully Landscaped
Beautifully Landscaped
Low maintenance Pier with covered boat and yacht slips, floating dock and open very large yacht slip.
Low maintenance Pier with covered boat and yacht slips, floating dock and open very large yacht slip.

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hinkley covered slip family retreat

Wishing you all a wonderful fourth of July - may we remember genius of our founding father's, how much they risked for the idea of a nation built on freedom.  May we be vigilant to protect it and not take it for granted.
Wishing you all a wonderful fourth of July – may we remember genius of our founding father’s, how much they risked for the idea of a nation built on freedom. May we be vigilant to protect it and not take it for granted.

Deep Protected Water on the Piankatank

Good Day Everyone!  Please contact me for more information on this absolutely magnificent waterfront estate minutes from the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Everything you could ever desire or conceive of in a luxury waterfront estate.  Convenient to world-class resorts, Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, Richmond and more.  Carousel Circa 1938 – Gloucester County, Virginia near the Mathews County line.  The ultimate corporate or family compound. pool side by glass sun porch that opens fullyhinkley covered sliptennis courts and gazebotennis gazeboWine Cellar

High Elevation with Commanding Views of the River beyond.
High Elevation with Commanding Views of the River beyond.

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Breakfast Porch at Carousel - Dutton Virginia.  On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank - minutes to the Bay.
Breakfast Porch at Carousel – Dutton Virginia. On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank – minutes to the Bay.

 

Four seasons of Garden Interest
Four seasons of Garden Interest

 

A sanctuary.
A sanctuary.

Offered for Sale at $3,995,000.00 by Karin Andrews – William E. Wood and Associates, Williamsburg, Virginia.  804-445-5500.