Looking for a classic manor home in the Virginia countryside?

This is the perfect real estate listing for anyone looking for a countryside oasis. "Berry Hill" was built in a traditional Colonial design on over 18 acres of wooded land back in 1820. This 4-bedroom home has a fully finished English basement and is currently listed for $530,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.

The home is thought to have been built by James Roy Micou, the Clerk of the Essex County Court. 


Beautiful plank flooring and fireplaces remind you of this home's timeless elegance. Its layout features a central hallway and receiving rooms off to one side.

living room

Can't you just imagine your family gathered in the dining room for holiday dinners?

dining room

The screened-in back porch is the perfect place to shuck some corn and get caught up on the day's happenings. This charming addition would make a lovely outdoor breakfast nook, complete with billowing ferns and a wrought iron bistro set.


The English basement is a great addition for lounging around or the occasional out-of-town visitor. You could easily add another bathroom or half bath with all of that extra space.


The beauty of this week's featured listing is its potential. With its relatively low price, you can afford to renovate it while maintaining its historical features. You also have over 18 acres to play with, if building from scratch is your thing. Guest cottages in the wood? No problem! The sky's the limit at Berry Hill.


*The photos in this article are courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Towne Realty.

This week's dream home is located at 218 Berry Hill Road in Tappahannock, just minutes from the Rappahannock River and an easy commute to Richmond. It's truly the best of the old and new if you're looking to get away from it all. For more information, or to schedule a tour of the property, see the original listing.

What would you do to enhance this historic home? Let us know your ideas in the comments.