The Subject tract was select cut several
years ago. Even so, a number of large trees remain.
There are a few somewhat level terraces
on Subject, the bottom photo is of one such area.
reduced for quick sale: $299,900
Please note that the property is taxed
in a category known as land use whereby the real estate taxes are
reduced if the property is woodland for timber production. If the use is
changed or divisions made, a 'roll-back tax' becomes due. The
Subject tract is sold in land use taxation and the Seller will pay no
roll-back taxes. Real estate taxes for 2006 were $54. however, the
assessment was increased recently, so the taxes might double or more.
Stafford County web site with contact
(double click, above to go to Stafford
Subject is located in the northern part of Stafford County, just off
It is rare to find such a significant
amount of land at such an attractive price in northern Stafford.
The Brooke Station of VRE rail express
is about two miles from Subject.
Paynes Lane is a private
road. Please see the plat for details.
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About 4.5 miles from the intersection of
Route 1 and Courthouse Road; about 5 miles to the new hospital (drive
time 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon traffic).
Mary Washington Hospital is building a
large regional care facility at Stafford Courthouse.
A State-of-the-Art Hospital Center
15 minutes from the subject 50 acres )
Above, photo taken December 27, 2007
Yes, there is a marina about a mile from the property, and
several other marinas nearby.
Above, Hope Springs Marina
At left, double click to view or print Stafford County Tax Map
tract ranges in elevation from about 10 feet at the stream to
about a 200 foot elevation at Payne's Lane - that is a
variance of about 190 feet. Subject is an awesome tract in
terms of its variation in elevation. This is not a boring
tract. It is essentially a small valley.
double click to view and print a copy of the U.S.G.S.
topographic map with boundary of Subject approximately drawn.
The topo is
from the Widewater, Va. quadrangle, 1978.
FROM ONE WHO HAS HIKED THE PROPERTY:
above, the property is essentially a valley. The trip from
the high ground at the road, down towards the stream at the
bottom of the valley, is a genuine adventure.
topography varies greatly. There are very steep slopes and
it seems as though you are traveling down a green grand canyon;
and there are some gently rolling terraces from which to take it
As you descend, down, down, towards the stream, it
becomes more apparent that this is truly a world all unto
itself. There are few, if any, intrusions from the modern world.
This is the place to go to get away from it all.
variance of about 190 feet, the valley is large enough to hide a
17-18 story building. The old logging roads have grown up in
grass and brush, and the deer paths also require some pushing
brush away, but the rewards found in the journey are well worth
the effort. There is flora and fauna to be found here in
its natural state. Some slopes are bare and offer a unique
view; other slopes are less steep and support large hardwoods.
It is a
hunter's paradise or a naturalist's dream. The property
was select cut about three years ago (most of the commercial
grade timber that could be harvested, was). However, there are a
large number of hardwoods trees standing. It remains very
attractive, especially away from the road and on the steep
slopes where the loggers left the most trees. Near the stream
can be found sedimentary rock with sea shell and other fossils,
reminding you of the proximity of present day Aquia Creek and a
world that was very different from what you see today.
Some level land, mostly rolling to steep topography;
great for privacy and hunting.
The valley has a small stream at the bottom; as shown
on the right.
fossils at the bottom of the stream; there are also oyster
shells about a half a foot across. It is a very unique stream
too could own your very own Valley -
look at it;
walk or hike it;
plant a vineyard at it;
build your home at it;
privacy at it;
farm mountain goats at it;
contemplate at it, on it, and/or around it;
ask the government to allow building a lake at it;