Well kept home on 1 acre lot with great country atmosphere only 20 minutes to the town of Surry.
This 2 BR home is in the countryside of Surry Co. VA only 20 minutes outside the historic town of Surry. This well kept home is in great condition and can be your primary residence and still feel like a weekend getaway. It comes with all appliances and a security system. Upstairs the master BR has French doors that open to a deck. The deck is where you can sit and catch a glimpse of a deer or a turkey wandering through the back yard. You can also spend the evening counting the many stars that appear in the country nighttime sky. Built in 1990 this home has 1,008 square feet with electric baseboard heat that you can supplement with the wood stove. 1 acre leaves plenty of room to add on when you are ready to expand. And no need to make a long list of “honey do’s”, this home is move in ready! The roof is 5 years old and the well is only 6 years old. The septic system is bran new! If you have been waiting for that affordable little place in the country, come check this one out.
In 1652, Surry County was formed from the portion of James City County south of the James River. For more than 350 years, Surry County has depended on an agricultural economy. It has guarded its heritage, including many small towns and 19 sites listed on the National Register including a landmark occupied in 1676 known as Bacon’s Castle and Chippokes Plantation (now a state park). The Jamestown Ferry provides easy access to Virginia’s Historic Triangle, featuring Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, linked by the National Park Service’s Colonial Parkway. The county is known for farming, curing Virginia Hams, and harvesting lumber, notably Virginia Pine. During the Virginia Colony, Surry County was formed in 1652 from a portion of James City County (one of the original 8 counties formed in 1634) south of the James River in 1652. It was named for the English county of Surrey. Surry County initially consisted of two parishes of the Church of England: Lawne’s Creek and Southwark.
Nearby, in 1665, Arthur Allen built a Jacobean brick house. A decade later it became known as Bacon’s Castle because it was occupied as a fort or “castle” during Bacon’s Rebellion against the Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley. (Nathaniel Bacon never lived at Bacon’s Castle, but rather at Curles Neck Plantation in Henrico County about 30 miles upriver on the northern bank of the James River). The first town of Cobham was established in 1691 where Gray’s Creek empties into the James River. Neighboring Sussex County was formed from the southwestern end of Surry County in 1754. After the American Revolutionary War, during which Tarleton’s raiders looted the county, Surry County became part of the new Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the first 13 United States. During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Confederate Army included the Surry Light Artillery and the Surry Cavalry.