Long & Foster’s Cindy Barnett Sells Toddsbury Estate for $3.75M

January 31, 2022
8777 Toddsbury Lane, Gloucester, Virginia

Out of state buyer found “Jewel of Tidewater” on Long & Foster’s award-winning website

Long & Foster Real Estate congratulates agent Cindy Barnett on the sale of Toddsbury, a magnificent, historic estate in Gloucester, Virginia. Barnett, a sales agent in Long & Foster’s Grove office in Richmond, was both the listing and the selling agent for the property, which sold for $3.75M.

This was the highest priced sale in two years that occurred within the Central Virginia and Chesapeake Bay Multiple Listing Services. The buyer, who was from out of state, found the home on the Long & Foster website – demonstrating the effectiveness of the award-winning website. Once the buyer visited, he immediately fell in love with the property and surrounding area.

Historic Toddsbury, known as the “Jewel of Tidewater” is located on the North River, off of Mobjack Bay, which leads to the Chesapeake Bay.  The 56-acre property has nearly one mile of waterfront footage, and its manor house, built in 1652 – nearly 140 years before George Washington became president – is one of the oldest homes in the United States.

Meticulously planned grounds include a brick-walled one-acre garden, circa 1690, most recently designed by Charles Freeman Gillette, known for creating the Virginia Garden. The immaculately preserved and gorgeously updated 4500 square foot home, features exquisite original fine paneling, formal living and dining rooms, a sunroom, a chef kitchen, four bedrooms, elevator to second floor, and two full and two half baths.

There is also a guest home with office, a cottage known as “Toddsbury Cottage”, a carriage home above the four-bay garage, a barn, two docks and a boathouse with electricity and water.

Long & Foster Real Estate is the nation’s No. 1 real estate company as part of HomeServices of America.  For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.