c. 1880 – Mathews, VA – $69,700

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Added to OHD on 10/17/17 - Last OHD Update: 11/10/17 - 29 Comments
135 Knight Wood Rd, Mathews County, VA 23045
  • $69,700
  • Beds: 3
  • Sqft: 1806
  • Acres: 14.5
Over 14.5 Acres only 5 minutes from the beach with creek access for canoes or kayaks! Property is being sold together with adjacent 1 acre lot and has a permitted 3 bedroom 2 bathroom septic system and well. Home is an 1800's farm house investor special! Life could be beautiful here, imagine all the possibilities for the price. Elevation certificate and permit for septic available upon request.
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29 Comments on c. 1880 – Mathews, VA – $69,700

  1. Almost 15 acres.

    5 minutes from beach.

    For but $70K.

    Well…who cares about the few pictures?


  2. Wait just s darn tootin minute here….you mean to tell me the house, (in questionable livable condition) over 15 acres of land, and 5 minutes to the beach all for less than $70k???? What’s the catch?? Is it an ancient Indian burial ground, or maybe an anthrax infested swamp land, or do giant blood sucking spiders attack anyone who sets foot on the land??? I don’t get it……..

  3. Matthews being fairly remote is the catch. Closest town of any size is Norfolk and it is a haul. The peninsula Matthews sits on is very quiet with lots of history and natural beauty galore. lots of canoeing, boating and hiking nearby. Many beautiful older homes there as well.

    • Mathews is very quaint, and closer to other lovely towns like Gloucester and Urbanna. I once had a lime phosphate at the druggist counter, in the old drug store in the town center. It’s also close to Cobbs Creek, home of “The Circuit Rider”.
      P.S. It’s spelled MATHEWS, one T :)SLC lives there and misspelled it!!!

    • Sounds perfect! Realtors always expound on how CLOSE to things homes are, but some of us don’t want that. How isolated a property is would be more alluring to many of us.

  4. It’s land in a very remote area for $70K. It may flood? Is it tillable? It looks pretty, but how much will it cost to rebuild that house? And investing that much money may not yield any return if the land is that cheap. I’d like to see more photos. It looks very pretty. House looks pretty too. Sigh.

  5. We have a house in Matthews and the town itself has all you need. Gloucester is close by and has even more of what you need (Home Depot etc) so it is not that remote. I would say that given the price there may be no water/sewer and this may have been a camp or used for hunting. I highly doubt anything has been upgraded and would even be surprised if there were central air and heat. It is priced correctly given the *-* worth of upgrades it will need to make it livable. Land is cheap out on the Northern Neck of VA. “Beach” would be describing a river or bay beach, NOT the ocean. Google map it and you will get a better idea.

  6. 70k is land only.
    That house is shot
    Septic is likely gone or even outhouse.
    Well is probably not deep.

    A 2700 sq. Ft. House with new sewege and drinking water is easily 200k at best. 300k for nice . that’s between 270k and 370k finished .

    • I agree totally, IF you can get reliable contractors to show up out there. We have had several homes on the Northern Neck and getting reliable help is near impossible.

  7. Matthews is a wonderful area on the southern coast of western MD. It is about 30 minutes from a larger town, but there are good roads to upper MD. It is about 45 minutes from Annapolis ever the bridge.There are many towns in lower MD, so its not so remote you cannot get goods. Especialy because it is a tourist/summer home area durring the summer months.
    Lower MD was settled very early and was basically agrarian, and still is. There are many, many beautiful old 18 century farms and homes in lower MD some old plantations as well. A huge amount of early American history took place in lower and coastal MD. Does anyone remember the HGTV home they revamped on the beach in Matthews? This is a wonderful opportunity, climate milder because of being close to the Ocean. The town of Mathewes is tuturning into quite an artist in residence town. Land should definitely be tillable. Probably not in a flood plane unless some tidal flush comes up that creek.Even then I’d doubt if it floods.
    Possibly the house has no mechanical at all, no water HVAC, or electrical. That meight be why the lot with them beside the old house is mentioned. Or possibly they wound not be permittable at the old house due to proximity to creek. One needs to make sure they do their due diligence on this one!
    I’d buy this in a red hot second if I wanted to move! Or 1/2 a red hot second!

  8. I emailed the listing agent for additional photos, don’t know if she will respond. Hope so. If I was younger I would be making plans to buy this house and move back to the Eastern Shore. I loved the area and this house/property sounds ideal to me. Anything can be fixed with time, patience and it doesn’t take tons of money just some know how and elbow grease. This is right up my alley!

    • Hi Karen, thanks for trying to get in contact with me, but I never received an email from you. Feel free to give me a call if you’d like! 🙂

  9. I don’t know anything about the area, but I saw “elevation certificate” type language, and it makes me think flooding might be an issue here. Sellers really shoot themselves in the foot by not including interior photos. I think a lot of us assume the very worst and carry our dreams to the next house 🙂

  10. Also, realtors should not hold their online listings hostage to getting your contact info. That’s a real turn off for me. Lovely location and house!

    • What do you mean hold the listing hostage? Are you trying to view it from the company website or from another national website?

  11. Home is down to the studs. Septic onsite; not hooked up. electrictrical stripped, no bathrooms inside. Wood floors in front of house are buckled due to water damage. Home is in 100 yr flood plain. It has good “bones” but needs the right person willing to put a lot of work into it. Ideally, it should be raised.


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