Carefree Living Residence


Dividing Creek, Northumberland Waterfront

171 Carefree Lane
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Sold CBRAR #117528 NNAR #96737

Carefree Living promises tranquil water views on protected Dividing Creek with quick access to the Chesapeake Bay. With two private acres and 200′ of waterfront,  this property is perfect for nature lovers of all ages. The home boasts an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, cozy fireplace and ample decking. It also includes a sun porch, formal dining room, two guest rooms, second floor Master suite, plus a detached two car garage with an unfinished room on the second floor.


  • Waterfront

    203' on Dividing Creek
    Nicely elevated

  • Water Depth

    2' MLW
    New Pier

  • Acreage


  • Garage

    Detached Two-Car
    Unfinished Room Above

  • Front of home, nicely landscaped

  • Side of the home between the house and the detached garage

  • New pier

  • Gentle elevation from the waterfront

  • Waterside of the home from the pier

  • Side of the deck to the water views

  • The deck wraps around the waterfront side to the sunporch

  • Deck views

  • The Deck to the Pier

  • The deck has access from the Living Room & Sunporch


  • Built


  • Square Footage


  • Bedrooms


  • Bedroom Layout

    Two 1st Floor Guest Rooms
    Hallway Bathroom
    Upstairs Master Suite with large attached bathroom and large walk-in closet

  • Bathrooms


  • Living Room

    Cathedral ceiling
    Gas fireplace
    Deck access
    Lovely views
    Hardwood Floors

  • Dining Room

  • Sunroom

    Not included in square footage
    Deck access
    Solar panels for winter
    Blinds for summer

  • Kitchen

    Large wet bar between Kitchen & Living Room

  • Appliances

    Range hood
    Washer & Dryer

  • Laundry Room

    With large pantry

  • Living Room opens to kitchen & dining room.

  • Vaulted ceiling open to the second floor

  • Formal dining room

  • Kitchen

  • Nice counter space

  • Wet bar between the Kitchen & Living Room

  • Sunporch with access to the front & back decks

  • Guest Room one downstairs. Guest Room two is currently used as a den

  • Hall Bath

  • Upstairs, large Master Bedroom with high ceilings

  • Master Bedroom views


Northumberland County

Northumberland County lies on the Chesapeake Bay and is just across the Potomac River from Maryland.  The abundance of waterways, laid-back lifestyle, and temperate climate have made it one of Virginia’s leading retirement and vacation communities.  Northumberland comprises 286 square miles, with 94 square miles of water, and a population of approximately 12,400.  Northumberland is home to some charming towns.  The town of Reedville is rich in maritime history and home to the Chesapeake Bay Menhaden Fleet.  There is abundant shopping and dining in the town of Kilmarnock, which stretches from the edge of Northumberland into Lancaster County.  Located just outside of Kilmarnock in Northumberland County is Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club with an 18-hole golf course, social activities, yacht club, indoor/outdoor tennis and more (membership required).  Northumberland’s greatest asset is its waterfront, with miles of bay and river frontage, fishing charters and tournaments, cruises to Tangier, and ideal areas for water sports, kayaking, and taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Northumberland/Lancaster is also home to active local chapters of the Audobon Society, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and Native Plant Society.

At the time of English settlement around 1635, the area was inhabited by the Native American Wicomico and Chickacoan tribes.  In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England.  The county seat is Heathsville, with its historic district, Colonial-era Hughlett’s Tavern.   For some delightful places to visit, check out Good Luck Cellars and Ditchley Cider Works.

Come to Northumberland… a great place to visit, a great place to call home.

Areas in Northumberland: Kilmarnock, Burgess, Callao, Heathsville, Lottsburg, Reedville, Wicomico Church

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Ingram Bay, Potomac River, Great Wicomico River, Cockrell Creek, Dividing Creek, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Tipers Creek

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