As long as you’re willing to pony up the $13.5 million!
At the foot of Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, a legendary equestrian estate is looking for a new owner—ideally one who won’t buck at the $13.5 million price tag.
Newstead Farm is a 353-acre horse farm in Upperville, about a one-hour drive from Washington, D.C. Founded in 1936 by thoroughbred racer Taylor S. Hardin, the sprawling country estate has been owned by Bertram and Diana Firestone—a couple known for their thoroughbred programs, and whose filly, Genuine Risk, won the 1980 Kentucky Derby—since 1991.
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The property boasts a Georgian-style main house dating back to the 1800s, exquisite gardens with four Koi ponds and a 40,000-gallon pool, six horse barns featuring 61 stalls, 10 fields and 16 paddocks, a Grand Prix derby field, two guests houses, six tenant houses, a 3,400-square-foot office and so much more.
"It’s a beautiful setting—it’s got something for everybody, aside from the great equestrian facilities," Washington Fine Properties listing agent Kathryn Harrell told Mansion Global. "It’s a beautiful home, beautiful gardens, with ponds, trails and privacy."
Scroll down for a tour of this little piece of paradise:
33542 Newstead Lane, Upperville, Virginia
The Show Barn contains every amenity for the serious equestrian: rubber pavers with brick curbs, 12 stalls with rubber matted floors over compacted clay, fly control system, wash stall, two laundry rooms, feed and tack rooms, a large office and a two-bedroom groom's quarters.
Exquisite Equestrian Facilities
Collectively, the impressive Clocktower Barn and its adjacent Ell Barn boast 16 well-appointed stalls, a tack room, wash stall, laundry room, half bath and apartment—all of which backs up onto the property’s never-ending fields.
Take a stroll through the grounds to the stocked half-acre pond complete with a waterfall and charming stone bridge.
Historic Main House
The original portion of the updated stone-and-stucco residence dates all the way back to the 1800s. Today, it spans four stories, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
The home’s cavernous foyer features soaring ceilings, detailed molding and inlaid soapstone floors.
The library, or “Red Room” is located in the oldest section of the house and retains its original hardwood flooring and elegant fireplace.
Another one of the home’s oldest spaces, you’ll find no shortage of charm in the music room.
Both spacious and cozy, the living room is the perfect spot to relax after a long day of riding.
The oversize master suite comes complete with a fireplace, wet bar, and access to a private deck overlooking the gardens.
In the meticulously landscaped backyard you’ll find a romantic gazebo, a heated 40,000-gallon pool and stunning mountain views.
There’s nothing stuffy about the stately two-story office with views of the paddocks.
Office Conference Room
Trust us: you won’t mind talking business in this conference room!