Grist Mill Lake is a private lake of 15+ acres fed by Frying Pan Creek and is a portion of a 48 acre tract of exceptional land. Bordered by stately hardwoods and native wildflowers, this picturesque lake has excellent fishing and is perfect for kayaking and canoeing. With easy walking trails and over a mile of creek frontage, this is an ideal property for all nature enthusiasts.
An array of wildlife chooses to reside here. Daily, Canada geese and various types of ducks enjoy the tranquil setting of the lake. A family of beavers has established its lodge on the far shore, and otters play in the cool water. Songbirds abound, filling the air with their melodious voices. Herons and egrets stalk the shallow water, searching for tasty meals. Fish and turtles frequent the lake's various depths. Many small animals, such as chipmunks and squirrels, dart about, and the occasional deer, bobcat, and bear travel through the premises. A majestic pair of eagles oversees it all, soaring into the clear sky or perching in lofty branches.
Having off-the-grid characteristics, the property includes a newly remodeled cinder-block cottage with 12-inch thick walls, complete with moisture barriers. The renovations include warm pine tongue and groove boards, both inside and out, and all new windows with low-E, high performance glass. A fully redesigned water system now supplies the house with gravity-fed spring water at a rate of 10 gallons per minute. A water pump with modern upgrades guarantees a powerful, continual water flow.
Along with the gravity water, the property boasts a multitude of other off-the-grid possibilities.
Certain fruit trees are already established here: paw paws, persimmons, crab apples, and maiden blush apples. The nuts from black walnut and hickory trees provide food for humans and wildlife alike. The sandy loam is optimal for home gardening, an orchard, and even a nursery. With Frying Pan Creek running through the bottom land and with the other rich water sources on the site, there is an excellent opportunity for irrigation. Potential hydropower options are also present.
Grist Mill Lake can be found off Route 29 and then off Route 40. It is 7 miles from the town of Gretna, Virginia and is 17.4 miles from Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The residence has easy accessibility to hardtop road frontage. This special piece of property is a supreme investment.