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    0 Brighton Ln
    Port Haywood, Virginia, 23109
    United States
    0 Brighton Ln Port Haywood, Virginia, 23109 United States

    0 Brighton Ln
    Port Haywood, Virginia, 23109 United States

    • Frank Hardy
    • Andrew Hardy
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Farm and Ranch Properties

    • Status


    Brighton and Mobjack Farm

    Gorgeous waterfront property set on the East River in Mathews County. This historic home built in 1916 features 2 main houses and a boat house on its own private peninsula. With 6,066 square feet the 'Summer House' as it is referred to, is a classic Colonial built at the turn of century and was the first home constructed on the 61 acre estate. The main floor showcases a grand gathering room with a fireplace that opens up to two expansive screened in porches on both the front and back of the house one with spectacular water views and the other with garden views. A library/living room with a gas fireplace, a large formal dining room with a fireplace, a butler's pantry, a lovely country kitchen and a laundry room. Upstairs there are 8 large bedrooms with spectacular views of Tabbs Creek, East River and out to the Mobjack Bay and 4 full bathrooms. The 'Winter House' offers 2,508 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, living room with a fireplace, formal dining room with a fireplace, butlers pantry, country kitchen and a home office with a fireplace that was once owned by the inventor who sold his business to what would be renamed as IBM. Situated next to these homes on the private peninsula is where the huge family garden used to produce a variety of fruits and vegetables with fig trees dotting the perimeter. Carriage barns/stables, 2 car garage with carport and workshop and a 2 bedroom 1 bath guest house are also on the private peninsula. This extraordinary property offers acreage for farming, equipment barns and two additional tenants homes that could be used as investment properties one with 2 docks. Reminiscent of a bygone era, this truly magical property will send you back in time to when we moved at a slower pace and days were spent on summer porches watching the sunset over the bay. Now on the market for the first time in close to a century you can escape the busy noise of city life and own your own private peninsula with plenty of room to easily host family and friends all within a short drive to the heart of downtown Mathews.

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  • Winter and Summer houses are solidly built using quality materials and craftsmanship that have withstood 100+ years without a creek in the floors or stairs.

  • Summer House 8 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, all common rooms with fireplaces, library with a gas fireplace, butlers pantry

  • Winter House 4 bedrooms 1.5 baths, all common rooms have fireplaces, butlers pantry

  • Guest House - 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

  • Boathouse has 2 covered boat slips, indoor changing/storage area and running freshwater

  • Property along the river and the point is protected by rip rap

  • All common rooms in both the Summer and Winter house have fireplaces

  • 2 car garage with a carport and workshop in the back

  • Large grass area that was once a huge family garden producing delicious fruits and vegetables and an area for flowers.

  • Fishing and crabbing from the dock. Kids absolutely LOVE being down at the dock with all that there is to do, explore and learn

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  • About The Area

    The boat house offers a great covered location for any large size vessel. Dolphins can be frequently viewed swimming out in front of the home, as well as other wildlife in the area. Brighton is surrounded by Mobjack Farm which consists of approximately 60 acres of beautiful farmland. There are 2 more 'tenant' farm houses on Mobjack Farm. Both have water access. and were built around the turn of the century as well. One consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. While the other is a 3 bedroom and 1 bathroom home. This is living on the Chesapeake Bay!

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    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • MLS#
      • Property type
        Farm and Ranch Properties
      • Marketed By
        Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
      • Listing Price
      • Subdivision
      • County
        Mathews County
      • School District
        Mathews County Public Schools
    • Utilities & Building
      • Style
        Estate Farm
      • Lot Size Unit
      • Lot Size
      • Parking
        No Garage
      • cooling
        Ceiling Fan, No A/C
      • Other
        Private Sewer Service, Propane Heating, Well / Septic
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Barn, Country Kitchen, Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room, Guest House, Horse Facilities, Partially Fenced, Porch, Refrigerator, Screened-in Porch, Dock, Gardens, Hardwood Flooring, Screen Room, Washer Included, Dryer Included, Guest Ranch, Live Water, Boat House, 4+ Fireplaces, Area Horse Riding/Stables, Fireplace In Master Br, Tub and Shower, Wood Fence, Blinds, Area Boat Dock, 1 Fireplace, Area Boat Ramp, Enclosed Porch
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Partial Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms
      • Basement
        Crawl Space
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Ocean, River, Water View, Waterfront, Wooded, Jogging / Biking Path, River view, Inlet, Storage Shed, Out Building, Wood Siding, Open, Private Road, Other Beach, Enclosed Porch, Deep Water Mooring
      • Construction
        Asphalt Shingle Roof, Wood Siding, Wood Frame
      • land usage
        Hobby Farm