Self-Sustaining Homestead And Turn-Key Hunting Property


This kind of property does not come on the market very often. Located just down the road from Tygart Lake State Park, this is a SELF-SUSTAINING homestead and turn-key hunting property that is truly one-of-a-kind. Renovated and beautifully maintained, it features a large three-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse (approximately 2400 sq ft), a large, heated pole building with a finished apartment in the loft (approximately 42’ x 30’), a second pole storage building (approximately 40’ x 26’), a pavilion with an unfinished guest room, a small A-frame hunting cabin, multiple hunting box blinds, and a pond. Both metal buildings were built in the past decade. If you are looking for a place that enables you to be entirely self-sufficient, this is the property for you. It features free natural gas (implied), a natural gas furnace, a wood-burning stove, electric, a backup natural gas-powered Generac generator, city water, spring water, a backup spring, a septic system, satellite TV, and satellite internet. The farmhouse had a large addition built in the past ten years and was completely renovated. Hardwood flooring runs throughout most of the house – except for the master bathroom which was beautifully tiled. The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a new (but rustic) Mexican-style gas stovetop. It maintains some of its original character by having one wall that tastefully exposed the original farmhouse wood board sheathing. The pole building has two tall, electric garage doors, natural gas heat, water, a half-bathroom on the lower level, and finished living space in the loft. There are two bedrooms and a TV/living room in the upstairs. The second pole building barn is used primarily for equipment storage and has two sliding barn doors. The pavilion was used historically as a schoolhouse for homeschooling and features an outdoor deck with a fan outside of an unfinished living space. There are four separate fields on the property and approximately 9 acres of pasture or tillable field. The current owner has planted multiple food plots each year for the wildlife and has also run multiple bait and mineral sites. There are strong deer, turkey, and bear populations on this property and the hunting has been historically excellent. Through the application of QDMA practices, there is strong whitetail management potential on this tract. This property is turn-key and ready for new owners to immediately begin hunting. The established clover and winter green food plots are attracting a tremendous amount of wildlife. There is a small orchard outside one of the metal buildings that has a variety of apple, pear, and peach trees as well. A small pond was built on the property and is approximately 12’ deep; it could be used for farming catfish, ducks, or geese. There is a beautiful stream that runs through the north side of the property and an absolutely gorgeous section of the Tygart River (lake outflow) is just down the road. Tygart Lake and the Tygart River offer phenomenal fishing for both warm water and cold-water species of fish. Tygart Lake State Park has roughly 3,030 acres of wetlands and forest available for public hunting, and it is just up the road a few miles. The property was surveyed recently and a copy of the survey is available upon request. It has not been timbered in over a decade and there are a variety of mature, mast-producing white and red oaks on the property. Buyers can inquire for a list of furniture and equipment being included with the sale. Mineral right ownership is unverified, but the mineral rights owned by the current owners are being conveyed with the sale. If you are interested in this great hunting property, give the listing agent a call.

Property Details

  • Self-sustaining homestead
  • Turn-key hunting with food plots and ground blinds
  • 33 minutes to the Tygart Lake Lodge on the north end of the park
  • 36 minutes to Grafton
  • 56 minutes to Clarksburg
  • 1 hour to Morgantown
  • 2 hours and 16 minutes to Pittsburgh, PA
  • 4 hours and 13 minutes to Washington DC
  • 3 hours and 49 minutes to Columbus, Ohio
  • Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse
  • Heated metal pole building with finished living space
  • Metal pole barn, storage building
  • Pavilion with living space
  • Pond
  • A-frame hunting cabin
  • Electric, public water, private spring water, free gas, septic, internet, TV, wood burner
  • Backup Generac Generator
  • Multiple annual and perennial food plots
  • Hunting shacks and tree stands
  • Bait sites

477 County Road 10
Philippi, West Virginia 26416