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Cedar Creek Real Estate Licensed in Virginia and West Virginia 2300 Stroneride Road Winchester, VA 22601 540-667-1130
More than just a mountain cabin, this unique “mountaintop” home is set up for full time living, or as a great weekend getaway.  This present owner has made this his full time home for the past 16 years.  Great North Mountain Wilderness is known for the larger parcels of land, with about half the owners using their improved properties as vacation homes, or with future retiring in mind.  From the state road leading to the property (Back Mountain Road), it is 2 miles, pretty much all uphill, to get to the locked gate for the community.  Through the gate, it is 1 mile to the property on your right.  This is on Great Mountain Lane, which is well maintained by the community road crew, and has fairly level approach. This property has 35.74 acres, mostly wooded land, ending at West Virginia on the top.  The Tuscarora Walking Trail touches the top of this land.  The property extends across Great Mountain Lane to a narrow strip of land large enough for a horse or two. The owner has a well house (tower), run-in shed (rough condition), raised garden plots.  When approaching, the land also takes in a good part of the power line easement, large enough to have a nice level area for a shooting range, or hunting.  Of course, hunting and recreation is allowed on the full parcel of 35+ acres.  The home was built in 1996. There is a concrete foundation (high crawl space). The exterior of the home has maintenance free vinyl siding, with asphalt shingle roof.  There are 3 bedrooms (all with interesting vaulted ceilings) and a full bath.  Wall to wall carpeting cover the upper level. The main level of the home is quite cozy with a free standing woodstove (plenty of downed wood on the property to keep that fire fed!), quite usable kitchen, dining area, livingroom, and a rear utility room with washer & dryer.  Total finished square footage is 1150 sq.ft.  There is a ladder affixed to the wall, from the stairway landing, that leads to a semi-finished 8 x8 room “above it all”. This interesting room allows for views, or evening hunting, from the window or upper balcony-deck.  The heat source is propane for many of the installed wall units.  There are window air conditioners for air conditioning (the tree cover would certainly help cool the place, and the woodstove pretty much will heat the home.  The property is serviced by a private septic system.  I cistern tank provides water.  There is a well on the property, down below by the road (within the 2 story well house) that actually pipes water into the cistern by way of a temporary water line.  The new buyer could decide to run the line directly to the home.  Annual taxes to Frederick County are $990.  There is a $300 road maintenance fee paid to Great North Mountain Wilderness to maintain the roads.  There is an active HOA (not the kind you mind find in suburban communities!).  There are some covenants/restrictions in place.  Of course, not too strict. You can hunt on your own property. Ask me to send you those along with a plat and tax map. Just below the homesite is a structure that is utilized as a workshop.  This would make a great studio.  The interior walls & ceiling are finished, it has electricity.  The price is $224,900.  The MLS# is VAFV149564. Directions to the property:  From Rt.50W, 5 miles from the Winchester Medical Center, watch for Back Mountain Road on your left.  You will drive approximately 9 miles, and make a right onto Heishman Lane. Heishman turns into Fall Run Rd. It is 2 miles to the top of the mountain when turning off Back Mountain Road.  At the top, to the left, is Great Mountain Lane.  It is a mile out to the property on your right.  Watch for the address on a tree, 836.  Before you get to the driveway on your right, you will pass the 2 story well house, and then 2 sheds, all on your left.  The driveway is shared with the cabin owner on the right.  Stay to the left to get to the house.  The physical address of the house is 836 Great Mountain Lane, Winchester, VA 22602.   NOTE:  YOUR GPS OR MAPQUEST MAY TRY TO TAKE YOU THROUGH WILDE ACRES SUBDIVSION (A/K/A MOUNTAIN FALLS PARK).  THIS IS NOT CORRECT.  THERE IS NO ACCESS THROUGH THAT SUBDIVSION.