The 372.85 acres of prime undeveloped property consists of 10 separate tracts located in the heart of Prince Edward County, Virginia. The property is only a few miles from historic downtown Farmville and is located just off US Highway 15 (Farmville Road) and only a mile south of US Highway 460. Additionally, the property is only an hour or less drive to Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond.
Major cities near Farmville, VA
- 48 miles to Lynchburg, VA
- 65 miles to Richmond, VA
- 95 miles to Durham, NC
- 100 miles to Roanoke, VA
- 107 miles to Raleigh, NC.
- 115 miles to Greensboro, NC.
- 120 miles to Norfolk, VA.
- 133 miles to Washington, DC.
- 136 miles to Virginia Beach, VA.
- 169 miles to Baltimore, MD
The current 372 acres represents a portion of what was once known as the historic Poplar Hill Farm. Originally an 1,100-acre estate once owned by tobacco tycoon Walter Grey Dunnington, who reconstructed and expanded the original farmhouse into what became known as The Poplar Manor in 1897. The now vacant 8,500 SF Victorian style Manor Home still stands on the property today and is located at the southern portion of the property boundary. Unfortunately, following several decades of neglect, the manor house has fallen into disrepair.
Water & Sewer Available
Water and sewer are available for the development. There is a water tower adjacent to the subject property. A lateral water line currently runs through a portion of this property serving another development known as Fairfield Estates. Additionally, sewer is available and currently has a sewer line that runs through the same area as the water, lateral to a pump station.
The Championship Manor Golf Course adjoins this property’s southern boundary. The Manor Golf Club features a semi-private 18-hole golf course in a spectacular setting and magnificent course layout and come complete with clubhouse.
RPC Zoning and County Requirements
The property resides within the only Residential Planned Community (RPC) zoning in all of Prince Edward County, Virginia creating a unique opportunity for development in the area. RPC zoning offers flexibility in design and development with many options for residential, commercial, civic and office type uses within the property. The guidelines and requirements that govern this zoning type are broad in nature and specifics to the development are ultimately determined by a master plan for development. The original master plan for this property, was designed as a mixed-use development (residential and commercial use). The county has indicated that the previous 2006 master plan has since expired and a new master plan would be required for review and approval by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors before development can commence. The final approval of the master plan would constitute acceptance of the plan’s provisions and concepts as proffers of the ordinance. This gives a new developer the opportunity to create their own vision for this development. A copy of the RPC zoning is available under “Documents” at the bottom of the page.
Poplar Hill CDA(Community Development Authority) & Annual Amenities Fee Agreement
Property is subject to the Amenities Fee Agreement
Title and Title Commitment is provided below for review.
More information and preview dates coming soon
Property being sold sealed bid auction. Sealed bid packets will be available soon and will be required in order to submit a bid on the property.
Documents with numbers are part of the Title Search
- Amenities Fee Agreement
- Aerial Photography
- Residential Planned Communities Zoning Information
- Prince Edward County Zoning Ordinance
- The Manor Resort Division Layout
- Title Commitment
- 200900992 A-373 1-4 other plats
- 200901052 A-374 1 2
- A-310 311
- Easements 84-40 84-43