Pipe-in-Tree Farm


Piankatank River, Middlesex Waterfront

696 Point Anne Road
Hartfield, VA 23071

CBRAR #1921391 NNAR #105712

Welcome to the original Pipe-in-Tree Farm where the peace pipe of Native Americans is still embedded in a centuries old red oak tree. The property includes 500+ feet of waterfront and expansive water views on the pristine Piankatank River. There are 8.5 acres surrounding Pipe-in-Tree with total privacy. The home has been exquisitely updated and maintained including a first floor master suite, five fireplaces, original pine floors, tongue and groove millwork, walnut trim, and tin ceilings. Recent improvements include new first floor heat pump with gas furnace, security system, and lifetime bulkhead.  The deep water dock has a boat lift and entertainment deck. Outbuildings include a quaint shower house, playhouse/bunkroom, 3 car garage with workshop, root cellar, the original well house and windmill.



  • Waterfront

    +500' on Piankatank River
    4-6' MLW Pier
    Entertainment Deck
    Boat Lift
    Lifetime bulkhead

  • Acreage

    8.5 acres
    Great privacy

  • Dependencies

    3 car garage
    Cottage/bunk house
    Original well house
    Shower house
    Root cellar

  • Drive-thru Basement

    1900 sq. ft.

  • Exterior Features

    Vinyl siding
    Metal & shingle roof
    Wrap-around porch

  • Welcome to historic Pipe-in-Tree, reminiscent of gentler times and gracious living

  • View of the home from the waterside deck

  • Enjoy the wrap-around porch overlooking the river

  • Gorgeous Piankatank River location

  • A stately turn-of-the-century gem

  • Sweeping lawn and mature landscaping with many specimen trees

  • A magnificent 8 acre estate

  • Wonderful entertainment deck at river's edge

  • 4-6' MLW pier with boat lift

  • Plantation style entry through ornate screen doors

  • Columned waterside porch

  • The "drive-thru" basement

  • Quaint outbuilding converted to an outdoor shower house

  • Adorable cottage/bunk house with woodstove

  • Centuries-old red oak embedded with a Native American peace pipe shared with the English to ratify their peace treaty

  • Private wooded approach to the estate

  • Stocked pond

  • Peaceful views over the pond

  • Aerial view of the property

  • Well elevated setting, 500' on Piankatank River, and new lifetime bulkhead


  • Built

    Circa 1900 (possibly 1893)

  • Square Footage

    4322 sq. ft.
    Basement - 1900 sq. ft.

  • Living Room

    19'5 x 16'

  • Family Room

    26' x 21'
    Brick hearth fireplace
    Walnut bar w/copper top
    Custom walnut wine rack

  • Kitchen

    15' x 14'
    Cherry cabinets
    Stainless appliances
    Tin Backsplash
    Hardwood Floors
    Center Island/Dining Bar

  • Dining Room

    26' x 17'
    Enormous formal setting
    Custom walnut mantel

  • Sunroom

    Vaulted Ceiling
    Oversized windows
    Wide water views

  • Five Bedrooms

    1st floor master suite
    with sitting area
    4 large guest rooms
    3rd floor bonus room

  • Bathrooms

    3 full baths
    1 half bath

  • Appliances

    Wine cooler
    Washer & dryer
    Air/heat pump
    Whole-house generator

  • Grand Entrance Hall features tongue and groove millwork

  • Magnificent walnut staircase plus more tongue and groove detailing

  • Splendid sitting area complete with custom millwork and fireplace

  • This 26' x 17' Formal Dining Room can easily accommodate large family dinners & special gatherings

  • The focal point of the dining room is a custom walnut mantel built by a famed White House carpenter

  • Family Room boasts a brick hearth fireplace, walnut bar with copper top, and walnut wine rack

  • Cozy sitting area with fireplace, custom millwork and hardwood floors

  • Cherry cabinets adorn the kitchen along with stainless steel appliances, tin backsplash & wood floor

  • Remarkable antique freezer . . . built in and functional!

  • The sunroom has vaulted ceiling and oversized windows

  • First floor master suite with views to the Piankatank

  • The master suite includes a wonderful sitting area

  • Bedroom 2, spacious and bright with ceiling fan

  • Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 4 with enough space for a sitting area

  • Powder Room features tile flooring and dramatic cabinetry

  • En suite master bath with custom twin vanities and large tiled shower

  • Library with built-in cabinetry


Middlesex County

Welcome to Middlesex County, established in 1673, located off the Chesapeake Bay with the beautiful Rappahannock River, pristine Piankatank River (the cleanest river in the state), plus absolutely stunning, wide, deep creeks.  Middlesex is a little over 200 square miles with 80 square miles of waterfront and quaint waterfront towns including Urbanna, Deltaville, and Saluda.  Only an 1+ hours to Richmond/Newport News/Williamsburg and 2+ hours to Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

Urbanna is the largest town in Middlesex and home to the Oyster Festival. For over 50 years, the town has hosted the Oyster Festival on the first weekend in November. Local and visitors alike come to the small town to sample the seafood, enjoy music, and see the crafts offered by local vendors. Urbanna is a “golf cart friendly” community with shops, restaurants, community pool and much more.

Deltaville, while not the largest town, is very well known for its deep anchorage, multiple marinas and amazing waterways and views.  It was originally known as “Sandy Bottom” but renamed in 1909. In 2012 Deltaville was named ‘the Boating Capital of the Chesapeake Bay.’ Approximately 500-800 people live here full time and thousands in the summer.  Full of shops, restaurants, and waterfront fun, Deltaville is truly a charming town.

With many deep ports off the rivers and bays, Middlesex is well known for its local crabs, oysters, fish, and more.  Many locals are watermen who know the waterways better than anyone, and they have some great stories to tell.  With so much beauty and serenity, Middlesex County is sure to warm your heart.

Looking for great things to do while here?  Visit Virginia’s River Realm and learn more on shops, dining and upcoming events.

Areas in Middlesex: Urbanna, Deltaville, Saluda, Hartfield, Locust Hill, Stingray Point, Wake, Topping, Syringa, Waterview, Jamaica, Church View, Christchurch, Hardyville

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fishing Bay, Rappahannock River, Piankatank River, Urbanna Creek, Robinson Creek, Broad Creek, Jackson Creek, Wilton Creek, Moore Creek, Healy Creek, Hunton Creek, Bush Park Creek, Meachim Creek, LaGrange Creek

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