Shiplake Farm


Northumberland Inland

1666 Balls Neck Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Reduced NNAR #96523

Shiplake Farm is a magnificent, 4200 square foot home featuring Brazilian cherry floors, fireplaces, walnut banisters, balconies and porches. This home is full of charm!  The new addition includes a lovely kitchen opening to the family room.  The kitchen has Zodiaq countertops and a casual dining area.  The family room has great light, a wood burning fireplace, and access to the spacious back deck.  There is a huge office downstairs just off the foyer.  The second floor includes four bedrooms and three baths, plus wide hallways and built in shelves.  With over 4 acres, the home is surrounded by quiet farmland and fenced fields.


  • Acreage

    Fenced fields

  • Outbuildings


  • Welcome to Shiplake Farm

  • A stately circa 1889 home

  • Front view with upper and lower porches

  • Rear view with spacious deck

  • Aerial view of the home

  • Side entrance

  • Side of the home with large circle driveway

  • Private setting with fenced area and farmland

  • Upper porch overlooking the grounds

  • Back porch with period gingerbread

  • Large back deck off the family room

  • View from the balcony

  • Workshop & Shed

  • Gorgeous property surrounded by picturesque farmland

  • Lovely grounds with colorful plantings

  • Porch overlooking the yard

  • Fenced fields


  • Built


  • Square Footage

    4200 sq. ft.

  • Four Bedrooms

  • Three Full Baths

  • Living Room

  • Formal Dining Room

    Wood Stove

  • Family Room

    Open to the Kitchen
    Wood Burning Fireplace
    Office Area

  • Kitchen

    Open to the Family Room
    Casual Dining Area
    Zodiaq counters

  • Appliances

    Convection Wall Oven
    Gas Cooktop
    Washer & Dryer

  • Special Features

    9' Ceilings
    Brazilian Cherry Floors
    Pella Windows
    20K Generator
    Walkout Basement
    Large Back Deck

  • Large, open Foyer with a beautiful staircase

  • Open Foyer

  • Currently used as an office but could be a formal Living Room or a first floor bedroom

  • Formal Dining Room in between the Foyer & the Kitchen

  • Formal Dining Room with wood stove

  • Informal Dining area in the Kitchen with 2nd staircase

  • Informal Dining Area off the kitchen

  • Beautiful addition with this updated Kitchen

  • Kitchen, nice and open layout

  • Kitchen with nice appliances

  • Large family room addition

  • Family Room open to the Kitchen

  • Family Room's fireplace

  • Family room with great light and access to the large deck

  • Family Room with an office area

  • First floor full bathroom

  • Main staircase off the foyer with a beautiful banister

  • Upstairs foyer area is nice and wide

  • One of the four bedrooms upstairs

  • Second bedroom upstairs

  • Second staircase area upstairs with library area

  • Third bedroom out of the four bedrooms

  • Fourth bedroom upstairs

  • Fourth bedroom upstairs

  • Full bathroom upstairs

  • Second full bathroom upstairs

  • Second full bathroom upstairs

  • Other hallway leading to the hobby room

  • Hobby room

  • Hobby room

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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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