1349 Big Root Road, Big Bend, WV 26136
110 Acres of Pure Pleasure
This rare piece of real estate that offers so many desirable features in one setting. This farm has been used as a family recreation getaway but now is available as a primary residence and working farm. Offering a good balance of mountain ridges, flat bottom-land and meadows, the farm provides privacy, sustainability, beauty and abundant recreation to the next owner.
5 mountain ridges 75 % wooded with a variety of trees including Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, Poplar, Sycamore, Maple, Beech, Buckeye, Walnut and Cherry. Last spot-timbered in 2003. Plenty of mature timber and more on the way.
Nestled in the middle of the 5 ridges is a 2,000 square-foot ranch-style manufactured home featuring a stone wood-burning fireplace, a deluxe kitchen with island, and an open concept floorplan with plenty of space for large groups. The house has 3 bedrooms and two full baths along with a separate laundry/ mudroom, and a huge covered front porch overlooking a front meadow perfect or grazing horses or cattle. New in 2007, this home has never been lived in full time and is in nearly-new condition.
3/4 acre stream-fed lake fully stocked with large-mouth bass, perch and catfish. Setting includes a covered pier, fire-pit, a huge octagon picnic table and an excellent flat campsite at water’s edge.
The farm includes two constant-running streams, a fishing lake, a small cattle pond, numerous wet-weather streams and springs, and a half-mile of property fronting on both sides of a state road.
For the hunter— deer, turkey, and small game are abundant throughout the farm and the property includes two custom-built, camo hunting huts located at proven game crossings. When mast crops are good, the deer abound among the hardwoods, and when mast is less plentiful, it’s not uncommon to see herds of 15+ deer grazing in the front pastures.
For the ATV lover/biker/hiker—-most of the 110 acres are accessible by ATV on nearly 7 miles of well-kept logging roads. Such accessibility allows you to ride for hours throughout the property or access those secluded hunting spots. The 5 separate mountain ridges offer a variety of easy and more difficult ATV trails.
For the farmer, homesteader or prepper—–this property has it all. Miles of fencing easily make this farm self-sufficient with a combination of summer-time hay fields and wintertime pastures. The farm is divided into two grazing segments, allowing livestock rotation to assure plenty of grass in the summer. The summer hay fields typically provide sufficient hay for winter livestock feeding.
Farm structures on the property include a four-stall open-front loafing barn and a four-stall equipment shed. The old cellar house from the original farm has been partly restored and adds historic touch. A storage shed behind the house is convenient for home or farm use.
Energy/fuel/taxes—–the farm has 5 natural gas wells (mineral rights excluded) and offers reported free gas. Although the farm is fully on-grid, one might install a natural- gas powered generator or utilize a small stream near the house for hydro-power generation as possible off- grid energy sources for the independent minded. Classified for agricultural use, the total farm taxes in 2019 were $464.