• 115 Seven Islands Refuge Lane SPERRYVILLE, VA 22740

  • $2,850,000
  • 2
  • 2.5
  • 3,640
    Sq Ft

An ornothologist’s delight, Seven Islands Refuge is the largest private landholding on the East Coast devoted solely to waterfowl and other bird habitat. The 221 acre parcel offers an extensive trail network, stunning mountain views, dramatic lakefront vistas, and intimate ponds to explore. Two very comfortable homes on the property offer accommodations for up to 12 people, but are most ideally suited as a quiet retreat for family and friends. Seven Islands is a fantastic opportunity for a conservation-minded person looking for a country retreat with outstanding scenery, a private setting, and plenty of land to explore. A more stunning setting for a house can scarcely be imagined. Not only are there sweeping views of the lakeshore and mountains, but the house sits in the middle of the lake with views in all directions. Built on piers over the water, the house is accessed by a short drivable causeway. Decking wraps around the entire house to extend the outdoor living space and take advantage of the views. From the open great room, to the numerous glass doors and large windows, small balconies, and large surrounding deck, the house is focused on the dramatic vistas and the immediacy of wildlife on the lake and in the air. There is a large master suite and a secondary bedroom, in addition to the great room, kitchen and other spaces. Existing indoor living space can easily be expanded without changing the footprint of the house over the water. A large open space ‘breezeway’ between the house and the garage could easily be enclosed. The garage below the master suite can likewise be converted to interior living space without much effort at all. The 1970’s “A” Frame Guest House is a classic. It s its own destination with trail networks radiating from the house that head to higher elevations for incomparable views. The house comes with its own garage/storage barn. While the “A” frame construction is solid, the house is being conveyed ‘as is.’ This means the new owners will probably want to re-do the exterior decking, and do some work on the stone fireplace flashing to ensure a safe and comfortable home. The stunning beauty of Seven Islands is a hidden secret. An entry drive forms a two mile loop around the 50 acre lake. Beautiful views of the water and the mountains are found at every turn. Radiating from this central drive/lane are trails that meander off up the mountainside and along the ponds. The centerpiece of the property is, without question, the 50 acre lake. This large body of water is surrounded by woodlands and fields against a stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge. It is a private landscape that is also an expansive one. The lake is navigable by boat, and is also set up for swimming, but the primary focus is on wildlife, specifically waterfowl and other bird species. The lake was carefully designed to appear as natural as possible while playing up the aesthetics of the setting, and at the same time maintaining the best possible nesting sites for water birds and other avian species at every turn. Care was taken to stock the pond with the appropriate fish species to provide wildlife and humans with great fishing opportunities. The lake is fed from streams, springs, and mountain land run-off and maintains a healthy balance year round. Surrounding the lake are six ponds. Four cascading ponds on the lower slope of Fielding mountain. These ponds are surrounded by a trail network and provide great habitat for birds and amphibians that need calmer water. The guest house is wonderfully sited above its own pond, complete with swimming dock. The bulk of the property is wooded hillsides. Trails wander throughout the property and there is scope to expand this trail network further to create scenic vistas from higher elevations. There are several lawn and meadow areas which can be expanded for gardens. The overall effect is a private valley centered on a lake and surrounded

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Property Details

Bedroom Information

  • Total Bedrooms : 2
  • Master Bedroom Level: 0
  • Total Bedroom (Upper): 2
  • Bedroom Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bedroom Upper Level 1: 0

Bathroom Information

  • Total Baths: 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Half Baths: 2


  • Water Source : Well

Interior Features

  • Built-Ins,Carpet,Combination Dining/Living,Dining Area,Floor Plan - Open,Kitchen - Island,Skylight(s),Soaking Tub,Solar Tube(s),Spiral Staircase,Walk-in Closet(s),Wood Floors
  • Roof : Metal
  • Property Appliances: Cooktop - Down Draft
  • Fireplace: Free Standing,Stone

Roofing Information

  • Metal

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling: Geothermal,Heat Pump(s)
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s)
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Geo-thermal

Building Information

  • Year Built: 1997
  • Structure: Detached
  • Fireplace: 2
  • Major Appliances: Cooktop - Down Draft
  • New Construction: No
  • Built: 1997
  • Construction Material: Other
  • Roof: Metal
  • Architecture: Contemporary
  • Pool/Private: No Pool
  • Roof Type: Metal

Exterior Features

  • Water Access Features: Fishing Allowed,Boat - Non Powered Only,Private Access

Pool Information

  • Pool: No Pool

Utility Features

  • Sewer: On Site Septic


  • Water Heat: Electric

Lot Information

  • Lot Size: 9,626,760
  • Lot Size (Acres): 221.00
  • Waterfront: Private Dock Site
  • Architectural Style: Contemporary
  • Main Square Feet: 9,626,760

Property Information

  • SQ ft: 3,640
  • SQ ft (Living Area): 3,640
  • Total Lot SQ ft: 9,626,760
  • View: Creek/Stream,Lake,Mountain,Panoramic,Pond
  • Subdivision: YANCEY
  • Total Acreage: 221.00
  • New Construction: No
  • Type: Contemporary

Listing Information

  • Possession: Settlement
  • Days Of Market: 117

Tax Information

  • Annual Tax: $9,273
  • Tax Year: 2020
  • Total Taxes Payment Frequency: Annually


  • Settlement

Assessment Information

  • Taxes Assessment Amount: $1,270,300

Parking Information

  • Garage: 2
  • Garage Type: Garage - Front Entry,Garage Door Opener
  • Parking Type: Attached Garage,Detached Garage

Multi-Unit Information

  • Roof: Metal

Homeowners Association Information

  • Direction: From Sperryville - east on Rt.522 then right on Rt. 231. Approximately 2.3 miles to left on Yancey Road. Approximately 1 mile to property on left. Gate locked. No drive bys!

School Information


Fire Place Information

  • Total Fire Place: 2
  • Fire Place Features: Free Standing,Stone

Utility Information

  • Water Source: Well
  • Sewer: On Site Septic
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Geo-thermal
  • Hot Water: Electric

Location Information

  • Location Type: Lake
  • Direction: From Sperryville - east on Rt.522 then right on Rt. 231. Approximately 2.3 miles to left on Yancey Road. Approximately 1 mile to property on left. Gate locked. No drive bys!

Neighborhood Activity

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Homes For Sale By Owner in 22740

All For Sale Median Price
3 Bed Homes (1) $ 325,000

Homes Sold By Owner in 22740

Sold Median Price
1 Bed Homes (4) $ 345,000
2 Bed Homes (34) $ 384,450
3 Bed Homes (59) $ 393,549
4 Bed Homes (28) $ 566,128
5+ Bed Homes (7) $ 552,075

Land For Sale By Owner in 22740

All For Sale Median Price
Land (5) $ 645,700

Land Sold By Owner in 22740

Sold Median Price
Land (48) $ 399,668

Homes For Sale By Owner in SPERRYVILLE

All For Sale Median Price
1 Bed Homes (1) $ 325,000
2 Bed Homes (3) $ 1,424,667
4 Bed Homes (1) $ 285,000
5+ Bed Homes (2) $ 1,824,500

Homes Sold By Owner in SPERRYVILLE

Sold Median Price
1 Bed Homes (4) $ 345,000
2 Bed Homes (35) $ 379,946
3 Bed Homes (70) $ 425,448
4 Bed Homes (34) $ 551,459
5+ Bed Homes (8) $ 557,064

Land For Sale By Owner in SPERRYVILLE

All For Sale Median Price
Land (4) $ 911,083

Land Sold By Owner in SPERRYVILLE

Sold Median Price
Land (51) $ 382,778

Property History Of 115 Seven Islands Refuge Lane

Date Event & Source Price
September 03, 2021 Active Under Contract
MLS: VARP107946
May 10, 2021 Active
MLS: VARP107946

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ByOwner last updated this listing 12/08/2021 @ 16:04

MLS: VARP107946
LISTING PROVIDED COURTESY OF Alan Zuschlag , Washington Fine Properties, LLC

115 Seven Islands Refuge Lane , Sperryville VA 22740 is a Home, with 2 bedrooms which is recently sold, it has 3,640 sqft , 9,626,760 sized lot and 2 parking.

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