Grist Mill Lake
48 Acres @ $299 K
Grist Mill Lake is a private lake of 15+ acres
fed by Frying Pan Creek and is a portion of a
48 acre tract of exceptional land. Bordered by stately
hardwoods and native wildflowers, this picturesque
lake has excellent fishing and is perfect for kayaking
and canoeing. With easy walking trails and over a
mile of creek frontage, this is an ideal property for
all nature enthusiasts.
An array of wildlife chooses to reside here. Daily,
Canadian geese and various types of ducks enjoy the
tranquil setting of the lake. A family of beavers
has established its lodge on the far shore, and
otters play in the cool water. Songbirds abound,
filling the air with their melodious voices. Herons
and egrets stalk the shallow water, searching for
tasty meals. Fish and turtles frequent the lake's various
depths. Many small animals, such as chipmunks and
squirrels, dart about, and the occasional deer, bobcat,
and bear travel through the premises. A majestic pair
of eagles oversees it all, soaring into the clear sky
or perching in lofty branches.
Having off-the-grid characterisitcs, the property includes
a newly remodeled cinder-block cottage with 12-inch
thick walls, complete with moisture barriers. The
renovations include warm pine tongue and groove
siding, both inside and out, and all new windows with
low-E, high performance glass. A fully redesigned water
system now supplies the house with gravity-fed spring
water at a rate of 10 gallons per minute. A water
pump with modern upgrades guarantees
a powerful, continual water flow.
Along with the gravity water, the property boasts
a multitude of other off-the-grid possibilities.
Certain fruit trees are already established here: paw paws,
persimmons, crab apples, and maiden blush apples.
The nuts from black walnut and hickory trees provide
food for humans and wildlife alike. The sandy loam
is optimal for homegardening, an orchard, and
even a nursery. With Frying Pan Creek running
through the bottom land and with the other
rich water sources on the site, there is an
excellent opportunity for irrigation.
Potential hydropower options are also present.
Grist Mill Lake can be found off Route 29 and then off
Route 40. It is 7 miles from the town of Gretna, Virginia
and is 17.4 miles from Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The residence has easy accessibility to hardtop road
frontage. This special piece of property is
a supreme investment!
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