‘Unreal’ estate with intriguing past for sale in Virginia. See what $26.5 million gets you

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An estate called Llangollen has hit the real estate market in Upperville, Virginia — about an hour outside the nation’s capital — for $26.5 million.

While that may seem like a pretty penny, the 3,000-acre farm is a thing of beauty with more than two centuries of rich history attached to it and is considered “one of the most famous estates in Hunt Country,” Kitty writes. Slater said about the ranch in her 1973 book “The Hunt Country of America,” The Washington Post reported.

A press release about the estate calls it “unreal.”

The property dates back to the colonial era when it was owned by the Powell family from 1795 through the 1800s until it was purchased by attorney Harry Toulmin in 1908, The Post reported. The estate became a marvel of character and beauty when it was purchased by the American Ambassador to the United Kingdom, John Hay Whitney, as a gift for his wife, Mary Elizabeth Altemus.

A restored 12,500-square-foot Colonial Revival mansion is the heart of the property, and there are multiple other buildings, according to the listing, including:

“Llangollen is unusual in that it is an excellent equestrian estate, yet could easily be adapted for alternative use,” says the listing on Hall and Hall. “The open ground is largely flat, making it ideal for farming, ranching or wildlife habitat. Where there is topography, it is gently undulating and provides just enough elevation to make recreational activities interesting.”

The listing is in the hands of Alex Webel.

Llangollen Farm is as picturesque as it is historic.Llangollen Farm is as picturesque as it is historic.

Llangollen Farm is as picturesque as it is historic.

The ranch near the country's capital covers more than 1,000 hectares.The ranch near the country's capital covers more than 1,000 hectares.

The ranch near the country’s capital covers more than 1,000 hectares.

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