Historic Waterfront Farmhouse


Tabbs Creek, Lancaster Waterfront

248 Cardinal Lane
White Stone, VA 22578

Sold CBRAR #119222 NNAR #97982

This is a gorgeous historic waterfront home on Tabbs Creek with quick access to the Chesapeake Bay.  The charming Victorian home offers wonderful waterfront views and well updated features.  Original hardwood floors have all been refinished, gorgeous door moldings and staircase.  Large formal living and dining rooms, modern kitchen with granite and stainless steel, waterfront family room with screened porch access, waterfront office and four bedrooms, plus all new three full baths.  Upstairs the ceilings have been recently raised to 8’height.  Multiple dependencies on the property and a waterfront pool.  Great location near the towns of White Stone, Irvington & Kilmarnock!


  • Waterfront

    156' on Tabbs Creek
    Just off the Chesapeake Bay

  • Water Depth

    4' MLW
    Private 70' Pier

  • Acreage

    2 private acres

  • Outbuildings

    Storage building with electricity
    Well house
    Pool house
    2nd storage building

  • Pool

    In-ground vinyl pool
    New liner in 2014
    New pump in 2015

  • Full of charm with beautiful additions throughout the years

  • Protected pier on Tabbs Creek with quick access out to the Chesapeake Bay

  • Views out to the Chesapeake Bay

  • Gentle slope from the house to the water

  • Wide creek views

  • Waterfront side of the home

  • Plenty of room to play!

  • Waterfront side of the home

  • Screened porch & pool house

  • Classic Victorian facade

  • Historic barn

  • Well House

  • Private drive

  • Only moments away from playing on the Bay

  • Wide Creek Views

  • Beautiful views & great location to town of Kilmarnock, Irvington or White Stone

  • Fabulous, historic waterfront home with great charm!


  • Built

    Original part 1870
    Front wing 1912
    Back wing 1990

  • Square Footage


  • Living Room

    17'5 x 15'2
    Hardwood floors
    Bow window

  • Dining Room

    21'11 x 15'3
    Hardwood floors
    Built-in cabinet

  • Family Room

    19'7 x 10'7
    Screened porch access
    Great water views
    Hardwood Floors

  • Kitchen

    Granite countertops
    Custom cabinets
    Wonderful views
    Stainless steel appliances

  • Appliances

    Wall oven
    Glass top range with warming drawer
    Range hood

  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms

    All New

  • Screened Porch

    19'4 x 11'
    Great water views

  • Mud Room

    13'7 x 9'3
    Washer & dryer hookup
    Off Kitchen

  • Formal Living Room

  • Fabulous natural light

  • Formal Dining Room

  • Dining Room has built-in cabinetry

  • Full Bathroom downstairs-could possibly have a 1st floor bedroom

  • New kitchen with custom cabinets & granite countertops

  • Kitchen has a breezeway to the family room

  • Fabulous views from the kitchen sink

  • Kitchen with additional wall oven

  • Family Room with built-ins

  • Family Room is just off the Kitchen

  • Family Room's great waterfront views

  • Waterfront screened porch

  • Screened Porch

  • Downstairs office with water views or 1st floor bedroom

  • Office or 1st floor bedroom with waterfront views, small closet & built in shelves

  • Mud Room off the Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with walk-in closet & attached full bath

  • Master Bedroom has gorgeous water views

  • Master Bathroom with shower/tub

  • Upstairs guest bath is all new

  • Guest Bathroom with granite counter top


Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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