Noted Architectural Masterpiece, Rallywood, featured in the Rizolli book Stables, written by Kathryn Masson and photographed by Paul Rocheleau, is one of the finest private equestrian estates in the world. The 115+ acre estate is nestled in a private and protected location on the edge of historic Middleburg. The property is arrived through stone pillars and meanders down a long lane enjoying views of the lush rolling countryside,hand laid stone walls, and a bold stream. The impressive state of the art stable, designed by architect Thomas Beach, welcomes with a formal landscaped courtyard. The stable exemplifies a perfect marriage of form and function. The reception hall complete with fresco stucco wall treatment along with richly stained wood and ample seating provides room to work, rest, entertain and enjoy. Two heated bathrooms, a lounge complete with sink , dishwasher, washer and dryer, a separate laundry room with commercial grade washer and dryer and custom blanket storage, tack rooms and a feed room with electronic security code, offer convenient work space and storage. A double wash stall with heat lamps and 12 large well ventilated and matted stalls with a wide center aisle provide comfort and safety for the horses. The 80x180 lighted indoor arena is easily accessed by a covered breezeway with rubber tiled flooring.
The attached two level apartment has the finest finishes, featuring wide plank wood floors, fresco stucco finished walls, a cathedral ceiling and a stately stone hearth flanked by French doors leading to the expansive terraced slate patio, which looks out onto the 150x300 outdoor arena. The apartment kitchen is a petite jewel, finished with glossed mahogony and fitted with Miele, Sub-Zero and Gaganeau appliances. The main level full bath is finished with waterworks fixtures and imported tile. The second floor offers a library, the master suite complete with full bathroom and an expansive dressing room with washer and dryer. A wrought iron balcony,off the hall, overlooking the stable aisle.
Additional guest/groom apartments, two gracious three level homes, a professional office with high speed Internet and a viewing room with kitchen and full bath provide further convenience. Multiple heated work shops, equipment sheds and outbuildings, a generator and ample water supply from two wells create this ideal working equestrian estate.
The land is mostly open and rolling with some mature trees and woods and The Little River. Miles of stone walls lace the grounds and there are several gorgeous building sites should one desire to build their dream home. Located in an A+ location , in the heart of Orange County Hunt territory and surrounded by large tracts in easement, the property enjoys endless ride out. Minutes to fine dining, shopping, the farmers market, vineyards and multiple equestrian venues from fox hunting to Polo and approximately one hour to our Nations Capital, this rare gem is an exceptional offering.