Historic, beautiful, and prestigious Albemarle County,
Virginia. A magnificent purebred livestock farm in a
secluded mountain valley with miles of equine
trails and carriage roads. You arrive at our
carriage house and enjoy the spectacular views
as you learn
to drive four-horse teams of magnificent, heavy
draft horses with our professional instructors.
Imagine a team put to this beautiful Brewster body break; its upper rear seat is removeble so it then becomes a fancy dress waggonette, as well.
Thanks for visiting our site; we hope you will "make yourself
at home." As you look around this site, please
drag your mouse over each link to get a peek at what's
film and video producers find this valley ideal and
have used our carriage
collection, our antique horse-drawn
farm equipment, and an exquisite kiddy
carousel for background shots or feature presentations.
Often the media has covered our distinguished guests: Virginia
Currents (PBS) has filmed them learning to drive horses
and newspapers have headlined
our teams at work and play.
How about this! Here's a really special carriage. Our c.1910 Mangells Kiddie Carousels is the only one that we know of in the US.
There are one or maybe two replicas that we have heard of, but this one is the real deal, and beautifully restored.
Bundoran has been home to the Scott family since 1940. It is now owned by Natural Assets - Bundoran. The Scotts are not leaving as their beautiful...leading edge...preservation development project builds out; we'll stay right here. Fifty
years of breeding Polled Hereford cattle and the last decade
spent with Belgian draft horses have honed our family's taste for the fine
things in life: the quiet peace of a horseback
ride on the trail through massive hardwoods; the clop,
clop of a big team slowly coming home; or the beauty and the
lowing of a well bred herd of beef cows grazing
with their calves. These things won't change. You will love it, too, whether you come
to visit, to work, to enjoy the bluebirds, or to learn how to drive a big team. We are here to help. (NOTE: as of 2014...It's been great fun, but we are no longer teaching driving. We'll leave the links up as they may be useful to some visitors).
Please click the email below to inquire. If you are looking for the
For years, this farm was the home of the Albemarle
County Fair, and we are really proud of that wonderful
family event which is run entirely by our volunteer neighbors.
This website also maintains links to our nextdoor neighbors' Apple Cider Works plus other links
to horse and cattle sites, plus places
to spend the night, and cultural events
We hope that you enjoy the comments, here on this
website, of our previous guests
and students. If you would like to offer your own observations
and experiences, we encourage you to send them to us. We'd love
to hear from you.