Brightly is a gorgeous original Virginia country equestrian estate. First built in 1842, the home is on the National Historic Register of properties. Brightly is located convenient to Richmond, Charlottesville, and I-64. Great care has been taken to preserve and enhance the historic components of the property while facilitating the aspects of a working equestrian estate. There are 3-board fenced scenic pastures, rolling hills with stately trees, beautiful ponds, and plenty of elbow room.
2844 River Road West, Goochland VA 23063
In addition to the main home, there are several outbuildings, a guest cottage, stables and barn with huge hay loft, run-in sheds, and an aviary building.
The brick 2.5-story colonial home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Traditional spaces include a formal living room and formal dining area, and 5 fireplaces. Overall finished space is 4019 sq ft, which includes a lovely two story 2-bedroom 2-bath guest cottage. The master bedroom has a wonderful sitting area and the master bedroom connects to an adjoining study/library. An updated gourmet kitchen that your cook will love includes granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space.
GUEST HOUSE, STABLE, AND OUTBUILDINGS
Historic property lovers appreciate the charm and colonial authenticity of the white 2-story outbuildings, lovely gardens, and guest house. The center aisle stable has six 12’x12′ stalls, plus a wash room, feed room, toilet, washer/dryer, and tack room. There’s a large historic 2-story hay barn with wide doors that will accommodate ample bales of hay on one floor.