Legend has it that George Washington once stayed at Cedar Glen while on a surveying trip to Bedford County. As you stand in front of the circa 1760 home, time stands still. It is easy to imagine horse and rider galloping through the 124.9 acres of rolling farmland in need of an overnight stay.
As you approach the house, you will notice the beautiful setting surrounded by mature trees. Life was full here when children grew up with swings tied to trees, eggs collected each morning, and the cows signaling their content in the fields. Now, the house needs restoration to bring it back to life so that the past can meet the present.
As you enter through the original front door, the living room and parlor with fireplaces greet you. The original house was likely a two-room house. The owners made many additions; three bedrooms, office space, and a bath upstairs; the main level with the living room, parlor, kitchen, and den.
As with many historic properties, there is a cemetery where the original owners are buried. The rock wall surrounding the cemetery is extensive.
The land is 60 percent cleared farmland used for cattle and hay production, and the gently rolling topography is tucked into the base of Sharp Top Mountain. Adding to the picturesque setting are a pond and outbuildings.
The land and home would make the perfect homestead, family retreat, or compound. A Bed & Breakfast Inn would be ideal with the winery and orchard just down the road and the numerous hiking trails into the mountains.
Cedar Glen offers an opportunity to restore a piece of history and enjoy life in this peaceful setting. Although the house will require extensive renovation, the location and panoramic views will inspire you to consider life in the Virginia countryside.
With an airport in Roanoke and Lynchburg, you can find connecting flights to make travel easy to this exceptional area of Virginia. | Listing Agents Bridget Archer & Pam Dent
Charlottesville Historic Homes
Bridget Archer | 434.981.4149