255 John Lane, Cool Ridge, WV 25825

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$625,000 List Price
Accepted Offer on 3/08/2023
1.5 Baths
Built In 1980
Listing ID 11120855
Property Type Farm/Estate
County Raleigh
Total Tax $585
FEMA Flood Map fema.gov/portal
Year Built 1980
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Corley Equestrian Center and Farm

Corley Equestrian Center and Farm Including more than 17 gently rolling acres in the Cool Ridge area in southern West Virginia near Winterplace Ski Resort, this locally renowned farm and equestrian center boast a round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker's apartment. It includes more than 19,160 total feet of roofed space, and approximately 2.5 acres adjoining the barn are fenced into five paddocks. The farm gate is fewer than five miles from the Interstate 77 exit at Ghent. HIGHLIGHTS More than 17 gently rolling acres Round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker's apartment More than 19,160 total feet of roofed space 2.5 acres adjoining the barn are fenced into five paddocks High tourism and vacation residency area Outdoor-recreation destination area Proximity to Interstate 77 at Ghent (five miles) Proximity to Winterplace Ski Resort (seven miles) About the Corley Equestrian Center and Farm Built in the 1980s for Beckley businessman William C. Corley, Jr., the Corley Equestrian Center has captured the imagination of locals for more than a generation with its fanciful round barn, a landmark that's also become a well known venue for weddings and other gatherings. The barn area includes more than 19,160 total feet of roofed space covering working pens, a workshop, a paint shop, and the round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker's apartment. The caretaker's apartment is accessed by a spiral stair and includes a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, and a third-story living room in the cupola. The barnyard area includes 2.5 acres of fenced pasture, including five paddocks, the largest of which is nearly an acre. The property is now often used to stable horses and other livestock and is ideally suited as a horse motel, thanks to its easy interstate expressway access. LOCATION Google Coordinates: 37.660484, -81.078192 Address: 255 John Lane Road, Cool Ridge, WV 25825 Elevation Range: 2,880 ft. to 2,900 ft. +/- ZONING The property is zoned "rural residential." All prospective buyers should consult the Raleigh County zoning office and health department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems. ACCESS/FRONTAGE The property fronts on John Lane Road, a paved, one-lane county road, and includes approximately 690 feet of frontage along the road. A gated gravel drive near the halfway point along the frontage extends approximately 500 feet to the barn, stables, and graveled barnyard. MINERAL RESOURCES West Virginia law provides separate ownership titles for surface and mineral rights. This property is being conveyed as surface only. BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre. UTILITIES Water: Shady Springs Public Service District Sewer: Septic Electricity: American Electric Power Telephone: Frontier, Suddenlink Internet: Frontier, Suddenlink Cellphone Coverage: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY The property has been used as woodland and farmland since the 1960s. DEED AND TAX INFORMATION Deed Information: Deed book 5040, Page 6414; Deed book 570, Page 773; Deed book 5069, Page 1076 Raleigh County, West Virginia Acreage: 17.84 +/- Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes: Raleigh County (41), West Virginia Shady Spring District (8) Tax Map 33 parcels 17 and 22.4; Class 3 2022 Real Estate Taxes: $585 SURROUNDING AREA The property is located in south-central West Virginia at Cool Ridge, a rural community highly regarded for its blend of upland forest, farmland, and interstate access. Though the region is legendarily cool in summer, the name is a misspelling of "Coolidge," and the post office established in the 1920s was to be named in honor of President Calvin Coolidge. Though principally an agricultural area, the upland around Cool Ridge and north of Great Flat Top Mountain have increasingly welcomed tourism and residential development, thanks in large part to the location of Interstate 77, which runs north-south through the region. Several exclusive residential subdivisions have been established nearby, including Flat Top Lake to the south and Glade Springs to the north. TRANSPORTATION Interstate expressways I-77 and I-64 converge nearby at Beckley. More than 418,000 vehicles are calculated to travel the interstate system around the city daily. Approximate hourly drive times to regional U.S. cities include Charleston, W.Va., 1.5; Morgantown, W.Va., 3; Columbus, Ohio, 4; Pittsburgh, Pa., 4; Cincinnati, Ohio, 4.5; Charlottesville, Va., 3; Richmond, Va., 4; Winston-Salem, N.C., 2; Charlotte, N.C., 3; and Washington, D.C., 5.
Property Details
  • 1 Total Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Bath
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 17.71 Acres
  • Built in 1980
  • 2 Stories
  • Available 11/12/2022
  • Other Style
Interior Features
  • Eat-In Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Baseboard
  • Other Heat Type
  • Electric Fuel
  • Propane Fuel
Exterior Features
  • Wood Siding
  • Metal Roof
  • Attached Garage
  • Municipal Water
  • Private Septic
  • Fence
  • Driveway
  • Equestrian
  • Utilities
  • Subdivision: NO
  • Shed
  • Guest House
  • Riding Ring
  • Stable
  • Pond View
  • Wooded View
  • Scenic View
  • Farm View
  • Pond Waterfront
Taxes and Fees
  • $585 Total Tax
  • Tax Year 2022
  • HOA: N/A
  • Dev: N/A
  • HOA Contact: N/A
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Foxfire Realty
Office: 304-667-2897
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