WASHINGTON POST | Grand houses, great views and a Jack Nicklaus golf course in Loudoun County, Va.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

If what you’re after is luxury-resort living in a scenic rural setting, with neighbors barely in sight and a golf course out the back door, then Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., could be an option.

The 900-acre gated community in southern Loudoun County is surrounded by rolling hills, grassy fields, lodgepole pine stands and views of the Bull Run Mountains.

“Roads are private and narrow, with twists and turns to deliberately slow people down and convey a country feel,” said Rowland Bates, executive vice president of acquisitions and development with Southworth Development, the developer.

No two Creighton Farms mansions look alike. “They’re custom-designed and built by hand, piece by piece, one at a time,” Bates said. Novella Homes, Langhorne Custom Homes, Gruver Cooley and the Galileo Group are the recommended builders.

Southworth Development, which owns properties around the world, bought Creighton Farms in 2009. Home buyers become members, as well as residents, enabling them to play golf without a fee and participate in activities at all Southworth properties.

“We have people stopping here on their way down from Boston to Florida. Maybe they’ll play a round or two, eat in our restaurant and sleep upstairs in one of the [nine] club rooms residents can rent for their guests,” said Robin Kohlhaas, the general manager of the club.

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