This 101-acre South Roanoke County retreat offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion only 20 minutes from downtown Roanoke.

Enter Willow Branch Retreat from the cul-de-sac end of a paved state road and follow the gently winding driveway into a hidden valley totally surrounded by 101 acres. The boundaries of this special property run to the top ridges of a ring of mountains that enclose a central valley, so there are no neighbors in sight and no adjacent properties with views in. The property has no easements or rights of way through it for additional privacy. Once you arrive you are in your own domain of native hardwood forests, streams, and trails.

A central home site is ready to build with driveway, electrical service, septic, and well in place. Stage your new home construction from the existing 40' x 60' steel building with 220 power and 2 large bays. Use it and the adjacent 28' x 48' pole barn for storage, farming, garage, workshop, etc. You'll have plenty of secure space to store tools and toys to use on the land.

Approximately 4 acres of open land offers room for horses, gardens, and orchards. Additional acreage up small hollows could be cleared for more space if needed.

Several springs feed the headwaters of Willow Branch that originates on the property. Two streams provide ideal sites for pond construction, and the entire watershed would be on your own land, protecting your water quality and supply.

From the heart of Willow Branch Retreat, a newly improved 1-mile road leads to the top of the mountain, ending at a dramatic rock outcropping with your own scenic overlook. Drive your 4×4 or ATV up here for picnics, or hike the route to enjoy the sights and sounds from the native hardwood forest. Once at the top of the mountain, another spur road winds 1/2 mile into the property along level ridges, with other smaller trails elsewhere on the land. Old logging roads crisscross the mountain and could be selectively reopened to provide miles more of recreational trails.

Abundant wildlife includes deer, bear, and turkey for productive hunting or enjoyable wildlife viewing. Nice stands of hardwood timber include poplar and oaks, with very small pockets of pines.

Surveyed boundaries are well marked. There are no easements or rights of way through this property. All mineral rights, water rights, and timber rights convey.

This end-of-the road retreat offers a rare combination of seclusion and rural beauty just minutes to town and other close-in attractions.

-Boones Mill: 12 minutes, 6 miles
-Downtown Roanoke: 25 minutes, 14 miles
-Roanoke Airport: 26 minutes, 18 miles
-Rocky Mount: 25 minutes, 16 miles
-Blacksburg: 1 hour, 55 miles
-Greensboro Airport: 1 hour 35 minutes, 89 miles
-Charlottesville: 2 hours 12 miutes, 134 miles
-Dulles Airport: 3 hours 42 minutes, 240 miles
-Washington D.C.: 4 hours, 254 miles
-Richmond: 3 hours 9 minutes, 202 miles

Survival Features
End of the Road
Barn, Fields, Marketable Timber
Grid Connected
Cell, Internet, Phone, Satellite
Year Round Road
Large Properties, Undeveloped Land
Home Features


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