/windsor estates home

635 Bradford Lane
Earlysville, Virginia

Impeccably maintained, this extensively renovated home in Windsor Estates boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an office. Complete with a hot tub, large deck, and yard, all situated on 1.38 acres.


/Madison County Farm

409 Cook Mountain Drive
Brightwood, Virginia

As a discerning horse person, you will appreciate the meticulous attention to detail on this remarkable farm. Prepare to be captivated by the exceptional features: an exquisite six-stall stallion barn adorned with tongue and groove interior paneling and elegant European brass ball finials, numerous other barns, an indoor arena, bank barn, run-in sheds, paddocks, and abundant pasture.


Albemarle County Farm

121 Lexington Ct.
Stanardsville, Virginia

Welcome to this magnificent brick residence, nestled on 13 acres of mountainside. Picture-perfect sunsets cast a warm evening glow, while stunning views of the mountains and vineyards create an idyllic backdrop. As you approach, you'll immediately notice the exceptional quality of this property. Follow the paved driveway to discover a commanding home surrounded by a vibrant array of flowers.


Albemarle County Farm

4051 Irish Road
Schuyler, Virginia

Drive through lush, organic scenery of walnut, cedar, and oak trees and babbling streams to a five-acre fishing pond with waterfalls and fountains. Around the corner lies breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views. The property has a two-bedroom cedar cottage for potential income.


Woodbound Farm

Woodbound c. 1925
Keswick, Virginia

This beautiful farm located in Keswick on 32.19 acres is a total delight. There is something very special about the idyllic cottage and grounds; perhaps it is the character and grace of the house against the setting of mountain and pasture views. The inside is as stunning as the gardens surrounding the home.


c.1825 ELDON

c.1825 ELDON
Appomattox, Virginia

A heart rarely feels compelled to write a love letter to a house. Eldon is not ordinary. She is different. History deepened the soul of this house and inspired a poetic love letter that is part of its historical past.


Mill Hill Farm

Mill Hill Farm
Roseland, Virginia

Seldom do you find such an exquisite opportunity to preserve Virginia history. c.1820 Mill Hill includes an ensemble of domestic and agricultural buildings reflecting Nelson County's farm practices from the antebellum period.

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Virginia Estates

Amazing Grace Farm
Nellysford, Virginia

Tucked into a landscape of wineries, breweries, and spectacular views, this custom-built home is complete with an award-winning vineyard. Thatch Winery maintains the vineyard so that the owners can enjoy all the rewards but have none of the work.

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Charlottesville Farms & Estates
Luxury Properties | Country Living

For many people, the dream of country living is a lifelong aspiration. And for those who are lucky enough to be born and raised on a farm or country estate, the thought of living any other way is unfathomable. However, suppose you are considering purchasing a rural country property for the first time. In that case, the country homes for sale in Virginia offer a unique opportunity to experience country living at its finest.

Charlottesville, VA country estates are rich with history, vibrant colors, and fresh air. The Virginia countryside is where you might spot farmers tending to fields or equestrians out horseback riding. Experience stunning views and four seasons of beauty, from the cheerful springtime; to the relaxing days of summer. The changing leaves during autumn in Charlottesville are postcard-worthy. Living in the country, you might even look forward to winter’s crisp air and gentle snowfalls across the scenic Virginia landscape.

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Charlottesville Country Estates Welcomes You!

Since 1989, Bridget Archer, past Director of Education for the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, has been serving clients throughout the Charlottesville, VA area and surrounding areas with premier real estate services. With an emphasis on country estates, farms and equine properties, Bridget Archer understands the farm and estate lifestyle intimately, which enables her to capture the very best interests on behalf of her buyers and sellers. Not only does she live and breathe country homes in Virginia, Bridget’s extensive experience in the equine industry has helped her to develop a strong network of connections and an authentic appreciation for the beauty and uniqueness of rural VA. Having trained young horses and managing her own barn, Bridget knows what is most important for horse lovers who are looking for an equestrian property. Her other websites include: VirginiaHistoricEstates.com | CharlottesvilleEquestrianProperties.com | VirginiaCountryLiving.com

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Gayle Harvey Real Estate

Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. was founded on a commitment to deliver cutting-edge technologies to promote and sell Charlottesville farms and estates, horse farms, working farms and luxury homes. Bridget Archer is 100% dedicated to delivering exceptional brokerage services; designed exclusively for farm and estate and luxury home sellers and buyers.

Founded on the same commitment to exceptional services that characterizes Bridget’s sales in farms and estates and luxury rural properties, Bridget Archer recognizes that buyers and sellers may have unique needs and require discretion in marketing services and purchase. Bridget Archer will work around the clock to achieve web exposure for her sellers and screen all inquiries to bring you a qualified buyer.

Listing & Selling Charlottesville Virginia Real Estate

Charlottesville, Virginia For a small university town, Charlottesville, Virginia, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, maintains an exceptional level of style and sophistication. Known for real estate, equestrian properties, horse farms, and country estates, equestrian life, and equestrian activities, Charlottesville is home to Foxfield Races, Montpelier Hunt Races, Hunt Clubs, Pony Clubs, and trail riding. Standing tall in the countryside are country properties, equestrian farms, and country estates. Charlottesville farms and estates are home to a world-class Olympic-medal horse, internationally ranked riders, a champion performance pony, Eclipse-winning steeplechaser, and more. As a result, many migrate to the Charlottesville area, where a drive home along a beautiful country road is a rejuvenating experience. Known for its friendly mountains, farms and estates, country properties, equestrian properties, healthy rivers, cleaner air, spirited horses, and timeless traditions, you immediately recognize a quality of life lost in the big city.

Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate - Horse Farms

Equestrian properties that are functional and aesthetically pleasing grace the countryside of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Orange counties. Perhaps it is an elegant estate, an equine boarding, and training complex, a large or small equine breeding farm, an equine rehab center, a charming hunt box, or simply a home for you and your horses to come home to in the beautiful countryside of Albemarle, Madison, Orange, Greene, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties surrounding Hunt Country Charlottesville. Please click on Equestrian Properties at the top of the page, and you will find a complete and up-to-date selection of properties.

Charlottesville Country Properties, Farms, and Estates

Charlottesville, Virginia farms and estates can be private and elegant, offer incredible views, or have a casual elegance and understated presence. A soothing and graceful home in the beautiful countryside of Albemarle, Nelson, Orange, or the surrounding counties of Charlottesville, Virginia, await you along the country roads of Charlottesville. Please click on Country Estates at the top of the page, and you will find a complete and up-to-date selection of country properties, farms, and estates.

Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate - Land For Sale

Ultimately, the value of Land depends on the quality of the natural environment. In the beautiful countryside of Albemarle, Madison, Orange, Greene, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties are gently rolling pastures, incredible views, woods that are home to abundant wildlife, mountaintop building sites, rivers, streams, and springs. If you are interested in Land, click on Land at the top of the page, where you will find a complete and up-to-date selection of land listings.

Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate - Luxury Homes

Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties offer the ultimate in community-style living. Gated communities offering premier golf courses and equestrian facilities, quiet countryside village-style communities of sidewalks, soccer fields, swimming pools, or established neighborhoods where trees stand tall are among your choices for convenient town and countryside living. If neighborhood living is what you are looking for, that unique home to raise a family and collect your memories awaits you. Click on Residential Properties at the top of the page, and you will find a complete and up-to-date selection of neighborhood and condo listings.

Life In Charlottesville

Music, art, and community theater at venues including LiveArts, The Paramount, The Prism, Bayly Art Museum, shopping at quaint country stores to high-end boutiques, and dining at exceptional restaurants are part of the Charlottesville culture. First, stroll the colorful historic downtown mall on a summer evening, an outdoor pedestrian walkway lined with outdoor cafes, first-class restaurants, movies, shopping, live theater, and music. Then, to celebrate the end of the workweek, join everyone for good music and cheer at Fridays After Five, located at the downtown mall.

The Virginia Festival of the Book and the Virginia Film Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. At this time of year, hotels book solid as we also host the beauty of the falling leaves. Surrounded by spectacular color, fall will usher a winter that tends to be mild, with just enough snow to let us know that we enjoy four distinct seasons.

Charlottesville is fast becoming one of the leading areas known for its vineyards. Kluge Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyards, Blenheim Vineyards, Whitehall Vineyards, Prince Michel Vineyards, Sharp Rock Vineyards, First Colony Winery, King Family Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, and the Oakencroft Vineyard, to name a few. For the true wine enthusiast, there is the Virginia Wine Club.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the world is at your feet. Wildlife abounds in Charlottesville, adding to the exceptional quality of life enjoyed here. Hike a mountain, see the Blue Ridge by horseback, float down the Rapidan or James Rivers, enjoy fly fishing along the Conway River, glide across the reservoir in a kayak, go mountain biking or take a breathtaking ride in a hot air balloon. It is all these things and more that make Charlottesville unforgettable.
For sports enthusiasts, there is the University of Virginia and all of its exciting ACC teams.

The reason people move to Charlottesville, Virginia, is quality of life, and publications seem to agree. Forbes, Money Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Modern Maturity, NYTimes.com, Town News.com, Organic Style, and others have put Charlottesville, Virginia, high on their list of places to live.

What about skiing? Wintergreen and Massanutten Ski Resort are within one hour of Charlottesville, Virginia.

What about golf? You will find world-class golf courses in Charlottesville, Virginia.

What about the ocean? The Atlantic Ocean waits patiently for your visit and is only a three-hour drive. Virginia Beach, The Outer Banks, or Ocracoke Island can make a perfect getaway.

No description of Charlottesville, Virginia would be complete without mentioning Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, James Madison or the University of Virginia. Graced by our storied past, Charlottesville is home to Monticello, Ash Lawn, and Montpelier. History is a cornerstone in Charlottesville, Virginia.

An ideal place to raise a family, retire, or live life, it is easy to understand why some people visit and never leave.

Come spend the weekend discovering Charlottesville, and do not be surprised if you find yourself thinking about looking at our country home, farm, or estate properties. It is just part of the magic of Charlottesville. I look forward to meeting you.

Bridget Archer
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

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