Ditchley Estate


North River, Gloucester Waterfront

7298 Ditchley Place
Gloucester, VA 23061

Pending CBRAR #2122046 NNAR #110677

‘Ditchley’ is a historic treasure with many stories to tell! Originally called ‘Bloomsburg’ as a small home in 1815, then called ‘Miramar’ after the clear reflections made in the blue water in 1863, though this home burned down and was rebuilt in 1871, when it was then named Ditchley after the English Ditchley. As the years pass with a historic home, it learns to accommodate the owner and grows in size. Ditchley changed hands multiple times, then beginning in 1988 several years were spent restoring its charm and beauty. As you walk around the property, not only do you take in the privacy of the land and waterfront views everywhere, but also the charm of the tongue and groove ceilings on the wrap-around porches, the oversized rooms, high ceilings, two Queen Anne sleeping porches, masterful craftsmanship of millwork, wood exterior doors with glass windows allowing light throughout, and much more. Most all rooms have waterfront views including the large kitchen off the formal dining room, the parlor off the large foyer with screen porch access, and the family room with center fireplace.  There are four large bedrooms including two en suite bedrooms both with enclosed sleeping porches.  Great storage and beautiful wood floors throughout. Gorgeous waterfront along the North River that feeds into the Mobjack Bay and Chesapeake Bay. DEEP water at the new pier with a covered area at the end and a boat Lift.  Rare offering of a historic waterfront estate.


  • Waterfront

    348' on the North River
    Just off the Mobjack Bay
    Off Chesapeake Bay
    Rip Rap Shoreline

  • Water Depth

    New Pier
    Boat Lift
    Covered Sitting Area

  • Features

    Wrap Around Covered & Screen Porches
    Two Patio Area
    Walkway to Pier

  • Acreage

    5.76 Acres


  • Built


  • Square Footage


  • Foyer

    Front door to waterside door
    Fireplace in Hall
    Parlor & Dining Room on either side
    34'10 X 11'1

  • Parlor

    Screen Porch Access
    17'10 X 16'1

  • Living Room

    Double Sided Center Room Fireplace
    32'11 X 16'10

  • Dining Room

    Formal off Kitchen & Foyer
    Waterfront Views
    21'7 X 15'9

  • Kitchen

    Dining Area
    *Redone with Upgraded Appliances (not seen in pictures)
    Large Center Island
    Dining Area
    Waterfront Views
    29' X 14'8

  • Bedrooms

    4 Total
    2-Ensuite Bedrooms each with Queen Anne Sleeping Porches Attached

  • Bathrooms

    2 Full Bathrooms
    3 Half Bathrooms

  • Features

    Extraordinary Mill Work throughout
    Hardwood & Tile Floors
    High Ceilings
    Geothermal Heat & Air
    Multiple Fireplaces

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Gloucester County

Gloucester is a diverse county, with lovely waterfront, rural farmlands, and all the conveniences you need along the Route 17 corridor. It covers 288 square miles, with 70 square miles of water. The current population is approximately 36,000. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Gloucester has five rivers – the North, Ware, Severn, York, and Piankatank. These wonderful waterways offer terrific fishing, boating, kayaking, and are home to many vacation cottages as well as prestigious estates.

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