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"Fleeton" ~ 5.33 Acres ~ Cockrell's Creek ~ 2740 Fleeton Rd, Reedville, VA 22539



This Nantucket-style country house is clad with cedar shakes, a tin roof, and offers large wrap-around porches. It is very privately situated on a level and open 5.33-acre parcel with excellent soils, nice gardens, and amazing views overlooking the entrance of Cockrells Creek and the Great Wicomico River. The large waterfront Screened Porch opens to a spacious deck and an in-ground, heated swimming pool. The detached 5-bay Garage has a workshop, storage area, plus second-story Guest Quarters with a Studio Bedroom, Bath and Kitchen. A paved driveway and parking area grace the entrance.

The main house provides 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 4,289 square feet ± of living space. A covered Front Porch with double-door Entry opens to the Foyer, where there is a Dining Room on the right, an Office/Study on the left, and a staircase to the second floor. The entry hall opens to the waterfront Living Room straight ahead. There is a Breakfast Area on the right side that is open to the farm-sized Kitchen. On the left side is a seating area with built in cabinets for the entertainment system. The Living Room has French Doors to a Sunroom on the waterside. Through a doorway on the left, you enter a cozy Den with a fireplace that has a gas-log insert, flanked by built-in benches. Continuing on, you enter the private Owner's Suite, with it's large, waterfront Library, bedroom with walk-in closet, and Bath with dual sink vanity, glass shower, and jetted tub. An additional hallway is lined with closets for additional storage, and connects the bedroom to the Foyer. Tucked between the Library and the Sunroom is a waterfront Spa Room with Hot Tub.

Upstairs are three bedrooms and two full baths, plus a sewing room. Off the stair landing is a glassed Sitting Area with a bird's-eye view of the harbor, and a door to the second-story deck for open air water views. A set of outside steps takes you to the rooftop Widow's Walk for a rare 360-degree view.

The upstairs hallway has a door to the walk-up attic, where you can see the old wooden shakes that lie beneath the current metal roof. The air handler for the 2001 high-efficiency HVAC system is located here. A small basement houses the hot water heater and the gas back-up furnace. The house has double-pane windows and storm doors throughout, and the owner says the electric bills run about $200.00/month. An automatic generator provides seamless power during outages. The original farmhouse was built around 1890 by Captain Elias Wheelwright Edwards. The house was remodeled in 1985 and has had numerous additions over the years.

Outside there are herb gardens and rose gardens with picket fences, arbors, and meandering gravel pathways through the flower beds. The 349-foot shoreline is protected by stone riprap, and a pier provides easy access to 2 feet ± Mean Low Water.

This is a great place for 'locavores' because there is a bountiful supply of locally harvested food. Just walk next door to Fleeton Point Seafood for fresh hardcrabs, softcrabs, fishing bait and fresh fish. Subscribe to the Community Supported Agriculture vegetable delivery service, or stop by the Olin-Fox Farms retail store in nearby Burgess. Don't feel iike cooking? There are some excellent restaurants and vinyards nearby, and a public boat ramp is just around the corner.

This house is hooked up to the town water supply and sewer, and could possibly make a welcoming Bed and Breakfast, family compound, or horse farm.


Exclusively Offered for $629,000



This statue of a mermaid watches over the waterfront from the rose garden. This mermaid conveys with the property.
 

The waterside of the home has lots of glass to capture the wide water views.
 

The in-ground concrete swimming pool overlooks the pier on Cockrell's Creek.
 

The pier offers easy access to the creek with 2' ± Mean Low Water.
 

This detached Garage-Apartment offers 4 open bays, one closed bay, a workshop with utility sink, and extra storage space.
 

A double-door with stained glass leads from the covered front porch into the Foyer.
 

This waterside Sunroom offers tiled floors, skylights, and a celing fan.
 

The secluded Owner's Suite offers spacious rooms, including a waterfront Library/Home Office, walk-in closet, and private Bath with jetted tub, tiled shower, and dual sink vanity.
 

A Country Kitchen has room for several cooks with a tiled center island and electric cooktop. Glass display cabinets define the waterfront Breakfast Nook. There is a spacious Laundry Room with Powder Room adjacent to the Kitchen, to the right of the double-door refrigerator.
 

Double wall ovens simplify cooking for a crowd when entertaining family and friends.
 

Multi-level decking offers views from the first floor, the second-floor balcony, plus a rooftop Widow's Walk.
 

This southwesterly view from the Widow's Walk encompasses the fenced garden and looks out the mouth of Cockrell's Creek to the far shore of the Great Wicomico River. There is a steady stream of boat traffic that keeps the view entertaining.
 

An eastern view from the Widow's Walk looks over top of the house to the level fields in the front. This parcel includes 393 feet of road frontage, although the fence continues on for another 104 feet to the right along the road.
 

The street presence of this property is enhanced by white vinyl fencing and a brick column entrance.
 
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Bruce & Jill Anderson

Telephone: 804-436-5251

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