Back Creek, Gloucester Waterfront

7481 Quailfield Lane
Gloucester, 23061

Sold CBRAR #1716821


Quailfield has so much to offer! Glistening water views on a 7 acre peninsula and just a few seconds by boat to the historic North River! This wonderful one level home has a great flow from room to room with a huge kitchen, the perfect gathering place for friends and family. There are 2 large central wood burning fireplaces, gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, plus completely updated bathrooms and kitchen. In addition to the 4277 sq. ft. main home is a 1200 sq. ft. guest/caretakers house with a large eat-in kitchen, bedroom/sitting room and a full bathroom. For the discerning buyer, this property is a bargain, offering everything for full-time living or weekend escapes!  The Old World charm of the home carries over to the lovely gardens, fenced pastures, and scenic driveway creating a feeling of a real waterfront country estate, yet this prize Ware Neck location is only 10 minutes to charming Gloucester Court House. The Court House area boasts restaurants, retail shopping, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot and Starbucks, all just minutes from Quailfield. Nearby airports in Williamsburg/Newport News, Richmond and Norfolk make traveling easy as well.  


  • Acreage

    7 acres
    Mature landscaping
    Beautiful plantings
    Scenic gardens
    Wrought iron & board fencing

  • Waterfront

    Back Creek frontage
    Just off the North River
    4-6' MLW Pier

  • Garage

    Attached 2 car

  • Exterior

    Vinyl siding
    Composition Roof

  • Outbuildings

    Guest house
    Kitchen 23x11
    Bedroom 23x15
    Sitting Area
    Full Bathroom
    2 Storage sheds

  • Heating/Cooling

    3+ zones air/heat pump
    Propane gas
    2 fireplaces

  • What a lovely setting on a peninsula with water on 3 sides

  • Unique location with the North River so close in the distance

  • Aerial view of the estate

  • Overview of neighboring properties

  • Just a short boat ride from Back Creek to historic North River

  • River room at the back of the house, with lovely water views on 3 sides

  • Back of the house as seen from the deep water dock 4-6' MLW

  • View from the end of the dock to the creek and beyond

  • View from the sitting area on the dock back to the house

  • Another view of the back of the house, on the right is a second suite and study

  • Great views from the Florida "River" room

  • Pastoral drive to Quailfield, lined with lovely Crepe Myrtles

  • Wrought iron entry gate

  • Patterned brick designed entry

  • Entrance to Quailfield!

  • Part of the wonderful waterfront gardens in full bloom

  • ...with the glorious azaleas!

  • Approximately 1200 sq. ft. Guest House with views over the fenced pastures

  • Guest house close up

  • Guest house surrounded by peaceful pastures, horses welcome!

  • Fenced pasture land on +7 acres

  • Quaint old pump house

  • Aerial of the dock, creek and home

  • Side view of the home


  • Built

    Built in 1957

  • Square Footage

    Main house 4277 sq. ft.
    Guest House 1200 sq. ft.

  • 3 Bedrooms

    2 Master Bedrooms
    #1 - 23 x 23
    Water views
    9' ceiling
    Private Porch
    Luxurious Bathroom
    Dressing Room
    #2 - 15 x 16
    Water views
    Walk-in Closets
    #3 Bedroom -13 x 16
    Garden views

  • Bathrooms

    3 Full Baths
    Jetted Tub

  • Family Room

    17'6 x 20
    Built-in bookcases
    Wood burning fireplace

  • Formal Dining Room

    24 x 14

  • Living Room

    22 x 14
    Water views

  • Kitchen

    24 x 12
    Window seating
    Casual dining area
    Granite counters

  • Appliances

    Double wall oven
    Gas range
    Water Softener
    Washer & dryer

  • Office/Study

    13 x 12
    Water views

  • Laundry/Utility

  • Flooring


  • Entrance into the Great Room with Wet Bar leads to the kitchen

  • The warm & cozy Great Room adjoins the Florida/River room

  • Stunning wood burning stone fireplace

  • Built-in bookcases line the wall of the Great Room leading to the hall in the guest wing

  • Certainly one of the favorite rooms in the house with these unbeatable water views.

  • The very elegant Drawing Room with beautiful casement windows and view.

  • From this angle you can see another wood burning fireplace & mantle

  • Detail of the fireplace, perfect to have on those chilly Spring & Autumn days

  • The Formal Dining Room

  • Ideal kitchen for large family gatherings with a line up of the best appliances & wonderful window benches

  • Granite countertops on this convenient island

  • High end appliances include this professional 6 burner stove.

  • Other appliances include: microwave, oven & 2 warming plates

  • Extra seating on window benches

  • Very roomy Master Bedroom with double doors to a screened porch facing the river

  • Master Suite doors to the porch

  • Beautiful hardwood flooring and lots of natural light

  • Elegant Master Bathroom

  • Master Suite #2 located in the guest wing of the house & of course wonderful water views.

  • The adjoining bathroom completely updated & modernized

  • A different angle of the Guest Master suite bath with water view over Back Creek

  • Third bedroom with plenty of windows looking over the pretty gardens & grounds.

  • Waterfront office/study with ample space for all the electronic equipment you will need.

  • Hallway

  • Full Bath #3


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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