4 BR/2 BA Farm House, Barns, Fencing & 2 Ponds on 57.5 +/- Acres in Fauquier County, VA--SELLING to the HIGHEST BIDDER!!

4 BR/2 BA Farm House, Barns, Fencing & 2 Ponds on 57.5 +/- Acres in Fauquier County, VA--SELLING to the HIGHEST BIDDER!!

The Estate of Joyce S. Ritenour--"Windy Hill Farm"

4 BR/2 BA farm house on 57.5 +/- acres -- Barns, shop & storage buildings -- 2 ponds -- Fencing

Family Owned Since 1963!!

Live on-site auction & also providing live real time online simulcast bidding for your convenience!!

Property Will SELL to the Highest Bidder!!  Need a Mortgage?...Just click on one of the lenders in the "Financing" section to get started!!


SOLD!! $748,000 w/30+ Bidders!!


The Estate of Joyce S. Ritenour (Janice Hayes, Executrix)--The children of Mrs. Ritenour have entrusted us to market and sell their beloved "Windy Hill Farm" to the highest bidder.  This lovely heirloom has been owned and occupied by the family since 1963, and has been the epicenter of countless precious memories.  Acreage of this size is rare in Fauquier County, and we look forward to having the ownership of this treasure passed along to you at the PRICE YOU BID!!

Live On-Site Auction w/Live Real Time Online Simulcast Bidding for Your Convenience!!

Need a Mortgage?....Just click on one of the lenders in the "Financing" menu above.

Property Tours:  Tuesdays, May 18 & June 1 @ 4pm SHARP.  Please contact Kelly Strauss (540-226-1279) for more information.

  • 4 BR/2 BA two story farm house on 57.5 +/- acres in Fauquier County, VA
  • This home measures 2,400 +/- sf. and features a galley style kitchen (all appliances convey); dining room; family room; living room; bedroom w/handicap accessible bathroom on main level; enclosed side porch/mud room (washer/dryer convey); attic w/pull down steps
  • Large front porch
  • Wood flooring throughout the home (some exposed & some covered with carpet)
  • Heating:  pellet stove & electric; Cooling:  window units
  • Deep drilled well & septic system (new approx. 8 years ago); electric water heater
  • Other features:  2 ponds; board & wire fencing throughout property; 2 above ground Amerigas propane tanks; metal roof on home
  • 5 bay cinder block open building (approx. 22'x58'); 3 bay pole building & storage shed (approx. 20'x58'); barn w/hay loft & attached run-in shed; 12'x18' storage shed; 9'x9' well house w/porch
  • This lovely property has the potential to continue to be a showplace and family retreat for many years to come.  It is centrally located only 11 miles from Rt. 28, 14 miles from Rt. 29/15, 14 miles from GEICO; 16 miles from I-95, 21 miles from Warrenton & 22 miles from Culpeper.
  • Tax Maps:  7815-11-2866-000 (53.5 +/- acres) & 7815-01-7008-000 (4 +/- acres); Deed Books:  221-196 & 660-1134; Zoning:  RA (Click HERE for Fauquier County Zoning); Yearly real estate taxes:  $2,486.44 (currently in land use); Home was built in 1882 & had an addition in 1929; WE GUARANTEE A FREE & CLEAR DEED
  • Only $250,000 Starting Bid!!

Need Financing for this property??  Please contact Kelly Strauss for financing information (540-226-1279)

FOR REALTORS:  if you have been working with a Realtor, please have them click here and complete their broker participation form.  In order for the Realtor to be compensated, broker forms must be completed and submitted no later than 5 pm on 6/7/21, and all terms adhered to.

TERMS:  $25,000 deposit is due immediately after confirmation of final bid and the balance due at closing within 30-45 days (unless prior written arrangements have been made by contacting Kelly Strauss (540-226-1279).  There is a possibility of a lesser deposit if proof of pre approved financing is presented prior to auction.   Deposits must be in the form of a cashier's check or certified check (from a US bank) made payable to yourself.   A 10% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid, and will become a part of the purchase price. Property sold in as-is condition, and is not contingent upon buyer's financing, condition of property, appraisal, inspection, etc.  Pre-approved (no later than 5 pm on 6/7/21) broker participation is compensated. Auctioneer's Note: All information and dimensions were derived from sources believed to be correct, but are not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely on their own information, judgment, and inspection of the property. All auction day announcements take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made.

We are happy to offer online/simulcast bidding for bidders who cannot physically attend the live auction event. Please understand and agree that online bidding will only be allowed if the buyer is physically NOT on site at the live auction. Online bidding will NOT be allowed if you are physically in attendance at the live auction event. 

In addition to the above terms and conditions, Please read below if you are participating and registered for LIVE ONLINE SIMULCAST BIDDNG

  • Contact the auction coordinator (his or her name and contact number is on the NichollsAuction.com site under the auction you are bidding on) immediately if you need additional information.
  • Bidder Verification: The identity of all bidders will be and must be verified (via phone, email or text).  Bidding rights are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc. will reject the registration, and bidding activity will be terminated.
  • At the close of the auction, and seller confirmation, the successful bidder will be emailed or given the contract package to execute and return to Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc. The successful bidder’s earnest money deposit must be in the form of cashier’s or certified check (United States Bank) or wire transfer to Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc. The entirety of the remaining balance is due at closing. Purchaser shall be responsible for all wire transfer fees.
  • Contract Packages will be sent by e-mail or hand delivered to the high bidder, who must execute and hand deliver, email, fax or overnight mail back to Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., within 24 hours of receipt. If the successful bidder does not execute and return their contract with earnest money deposit within 24 hours of receipt they will be considered in default and subject to legal action. This is a legal binding contract.
  • In the event a winning bidder fails to submit the signed ’Contract for Sale of Real Property’ and deposit earnest money as provided in the pre-stipulated Auction Terms, the winning bidder will be charged an administrative fee of $25,000 on the credit card provided at auction registration. Additional default remedies are reserved by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., and the Seller as provided in the Auction Terms & Conditions and the ‘Contract of Purchase’. All administrative fees are non refundable.
  • Any reliance on the contents shall be solely at the recipient’s risk. Bidders must conduct and rely solely upon their own investigations and inspections. The property is being sold ’AS IS’ with any and all faults. Please review all information supplied, and seek appropriate assistance prior to bidding.
  • Technical Issues: Neither the company providing the software nor the auction company shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason.  In the unfortunate event of a DDOS attack or server attack/shut down, the auction company reserves the right, but is not required, to extend bidding time.  To minimize the chance of being affected by internet or software issues, please use the “Max Bid” feature.