Springhouse Farm

Washington, Virginia

Spring House Farm
13583 Lee Hwy
Washington, VA  22747


Property offered at $675,000 for main house & cottage on 5 acres.
(additional adjoining property available at negotiated price)


Entire farm with 3 houses on 184 acres offered at $1,995,000. Includes 5 division rights (property is not in conservation easement) multiple permitted entrances.


The residence of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Smith has been occupied by the descendants of only three different families since the establishment of Rappahannock County.

It was purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. David B. Smith from heirs of the Best family. The Best ancestors had acquired it from the Brooke Family who owned it before Rappahannock County was separated from Culpeper County in 1833.

It had been known as “Locust Dale” until the Smiths re-named it because of the unique spring’s house.

In 1947 the Smith’s thoroughly renovated the early American structure retaining all of its original features and added a wing with 2 bedrooms and a bath on both the first and 2nd floors.

The house is furnished with antiques and is decorated in keeping with its period.


Spring House Farm is located on Route 211 between Massies Corner and Ben Venue.


Historic Springhouse Farm, Rappahnnock County, VA.
Located between Massies Corner & Ben Venue, just off Lee Hwy, RT 211 near Washington, VA



Main House: 2 Story 4 Bedroom and Nursery Sitting Room, Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Enclosed Screen Porch, 1 Car Garage, 5 Working Fireplaces.


Cottage: 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Living Room, Kitchen, Enclosed Porch.


Tenant House: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen and Living Room


Large Barn: Suitable for horses, cattle or other livestock. Other outbuildings


Land: Aprox 80 acres in pasture, 15 tillable, 82 wooded. 3 acres for house lots. a mixture of pasturland and upland woods with a beautiful mountaintop spot behind the house.


This historic farm has only had 3 previous owners since the formation of Rappahannock County. Formally known as "Locustdale". It was owned by the Brooke Family, The Best Family and The Smith Family. The current owners are the daughters of Harry Lee and Virginia Smith.


The basement of the main house has a massive fireplace (one of 5) which may have served as the original kitchen of the Colonial House. Thick stone walls make up part of the foundation. The house is an interesting blend of historic and modern. An addition was added in the 40's which is where most of the bedrooms and baths are located today.

Property Type: Residential Sales Single Family

Subdivision:None  County:RAPPAHANNOCK

Year Built:1700 Kitchen:Country Kitchen

Basement:Entrance Outside,


Interior:Attic Storage

Heating:Radiator, Oil, Electric

Utilities:Gravity Septic System

Water:SpringLot Size:181.9027 acres

View:Mountain View, Pastoral

437-A South Royal Ave

Front Royal , Va. 22630



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