This beautiful 2-bed, two full bathroom, cottage built in the 70's with passive solar and light and air, skylights, fire place, deck, screened porch, wooden floors, tin roof, ceiling fans, finished basement with woodstove (baseboard electric heat throughout house as well) and it's own delicious deep-well water. It is a lovely cottage and peaceful beyond words, on 20 acres of woodland and 10 acres of open meadow which are bordered by Yellow Mountain, a 250 acre farm and another acreage with a house and vegetable and extensive flower gardens. There are several sheds and a tool/work shop,a small orchard with fruit trees, nut trees and berry bushes, a separate two story artist's studio with deck, a woodstove and small kitchen with all facilities. There are many hiking biking trails right out the back door on neighboring properties which share the forest, swimming lakes, fishing ponds and horseriding trails abound.
It is two miles from Batesville, a charming country town with a tight community where the neighboring people gatrher for Halloween parade and bonfire, apple butter making on Batesville Day, Christmas and other songs in the winter holidays, May Day and other important occasions.
It is in the foothills of the Blue ridge mountains, five minutes from the Appalachian Trail in the George Washington and Shenandoah Nat Parks, 45 min. from a ski and gold resort, 20 min from Charlottesville, Va,with a well known university with law, medical and business schools and culture town.
In exchange for House in American Samoa, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Northern Marianas Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Jalisco, Mexico, Veracruz, Yucatan
Approximate value $ : $300,000-$400,000
A three bedroom condo or older house, easy to care for,in good condition OR a fixer-up but structurally sound, with beauty and charm, lots of windows and light, energy efficient, with nature in the form of open space, trees, birds, whatever, nearby..water, parks, mountains, and a fun, healthy diverse population and life styles.