Thornhill Farm & Estate

On almost 400 stunning acres, Thornhill Farm is a crown jewel of northern North Carolina. A private retreat unto itself, this offering is the perfect property for a range of recreational activities amid breathtaking scenery. With room for hunting, boating, fishing, hiking, riding ATVs, nature photography, shooting sports and more, Thornhill Farm is the perfect escape for those who love adventuring in the great outdoors. But the possibilities on this massive property extend far beyond private ownership uses: Thornhill would be ideal as a retreat for a company, church, or affinity group, or could be developed into a recreational or hospitality business such as a spa, hotel, or golf course. 

Thornhill is just 18 minutes drive time away from the newly approved Casesar’s Palace Resort currently under construction in Danville, and also just 20 minutes away from the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.  Both of these attractions are adding new, vibrant and dynamic entertainment and social opportunities to life in and around the Danville and Northern NC area.

Located in Caswell County, North Carolina, Thornhill Farm has over one mile of frontage along the Dan River. The property is very secluded as it is located at the end of a road and can be accessed only by a private entry road with a gated entrance. Thornhill’s real draw is that this private, peaceful retreat is nonetheless conveniently only 9 minutes from the major highways US-58 and US-29. 

The property is made up of 191 acres of open, cleared land as well as 200 acres of woodlands, and is zoned as Agricultural. The wooded area is primarily mature hardwoods that are valuable for timbering, which could be used as a source of revenue. In addition to the mile of river frontage, the property has significant creek frontage on two different creeks (5,100 feet on Moon’s Creek and 3,370 feet on Sun Creek). There is also a 1.5-acre pond that is stocked with bass and a duck wetland of approximately 5 acres. Thornhill’s rolling hills provide the ideal long-range vantage point for nearby mountains. 

The portions of the property at higher elevations (approximately 500 feet) would make an exceptional vineyard. Given the significant acreage at this elevation, Thornhill could yield a substantial harvest of wine grapes that reflect its unique terroir. Existing structures on the property including the utility shop could be used for wine-production, storage, and a tasting room.

Features of the Main House:

  • Upscale, luxury country living in 6,000 square foot brick home
  • Built in 1995 with 4 bedrooms (including master bedroom on the main floor) and 5.5 bathrooms
  • Airy and open living room on the main level featuring an impressive wood-burning fireplace
  • Updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, double ovens, and refrigerator with sub-zero freezing capacity
  • Casual dining room with custom-built cabinetry and access to the patio
  • Additional separate formal dining room with room for entertaining
  • Entertainment room downstairs featuring another large wood-burning fireplace
  • Massive sun-porch with connection to the patio/pool area
  • Heated pool behind the house

Other Structures and Amenities:

  • Entrance with stone columns and gate
  • Gravel driveways to structures on the property
  • Maintained roads and trails through the property
  • Underground protected power lines
  • Utility building built from concrete with a designated office area and full bathroom (80 x 40)
  • Metal storage building for equipment featuring high sliding doors (60 x 30)
  • Approximately 25,000 feet of existing fencing
  • Guest house built in 1994
  • Cottage for a caretaker or B&B unit (built in 1955)
  • Equestrian stable with 8 horse stalls
  • Two wells

Nearby Towns and Cities:

  • Danville, Virginia – 9 miles
  • Danville Regional Airport – 14 miles
  • Hyco Lake – 16 miles
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport – 60 miles
  • Greensboro, North Carolina – 45 miles
  • Durham, North Carolina – 48 miles
  • Raleigh, North Carolina – 65 miles
  • Lynchburg, Virginia – 75 miles
  • Charlottesville, Virginia – 140 miles
  • Charlotte, North Carolina – 142 miles
  • Richmond, Virginia – 150 miles

Wildlife on the Property:

  • Waterfowl including duck and geese
  • Wild turkeys
  • White-tailed deer
  • Quails and doves
  • Pond with fish, especially bass
  • Many fish species in the Dan River

Outdoor Recreation:

  • Fishing and hunting wildlife
  • Boating
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • ATV trail riding
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Great Sources of Potential Revenue:

  • Farming cattle (either owner-conducted or leased)
  • Agriculture, including potentially expanding into a vineyard in the higher-elevation acreage
  • Lease hunting rights on the property
  • Logging and selling timber
  • Conservation or preservation easements can be used for tax credits


Thornhill has no shortage of amenities for a relaxing and upscale country lifestyle. The expansive property’s river frontage and protected mountain views make it a peaceful and private respite from the busy world. Despite its seclusion and privacy, Thornhill is conveniently located near major highways and cities to make for a short commute. While the property could be converted for various commercial uses, the existing structures and amenities are already in place to start enjoying everything Thornhill has to offer. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and see Thornhill yourself!

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