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Charming Cottage on Historic Farm in D.C.'S Wine Country

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The Milk Cottage at WeatherLea Farm and Vineyard

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lovettsville bed and breakfast description

We are conveniently located just outside of Lovettsville in Loudoun County, at the northern tip of Virginia -- less than a mile from the Potomac River and only six miles from the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah rivers at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

Once a milking parlor for dairy cows, the Milk Cottage at WeatherLea Farm has been completely refurbished as a charming and cozy one-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and bath and a large living/dining room with a convertible sofa bed to sleep 2. The cottage is furnished with attractive and comfortable antiques and art. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything guests need to prepare meals, and breakfast foods are provided as part of the rental. Guests enjoy visiting our wine grape vineyard (sometimes helping with the harvest if their visit coincides) and seeing our flock of llamas and sheep, including spring lambs. Viognier and Cabernet Franc wines made from WeatherLea grapes are available locally, and wool products from our sheep are available for purchase on the farm. The Milk Cottage at WeatherLea Farm is an ideal spot year-round for a unique farmstay experience! We are also a wedding venue in May-June and Sept-Oct; the cottage is used by wedding parties, and by other guests when no wedding is scheduled.

Surrounded by historic farm buildings that include a 1794 log and frame farmhouse and a circa 1900 barn, as well as a stunning landscape including a pond and lovely gardens and trees, the cottage also offers close proximity to many historic points of interest -- especially the Civil War sites within the 'Journey Through Hallowed Ground' historic corridor, including Antietam Battlefield, Harper's Ferry and Gettysburg (only a 45-minute drive). Visitors also have easy access to sightseeing and business in Washington D.C. by way of a commuter train that can be boarded only a mile away. For hikers, bicyclists, rafters, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts, nearby attractions include the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the C&O Canal Towpath, the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. Both fine dining and casual restaurants are nearby, and the historic towns of Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD -- both of which offer an abundance of antique shops and art galleries, as well as restaurants, movies and entertainment -- are both about 15 miles away. Loudoun County, known as 'D.C.'s Wine Country,' includes over 30 wineries open for wine-tasting and purchase. And for equestrians and racing afficionados, we are about 25 miles from Middleburg, VA -- a Mecca for steeplechase races and fox hunting -- and 12 miles from the Charlestown, WV thoroughbred racetrack. Popular seasonal events in the area include the Waterford Craft Fair and the Loudoun Farm Tour in October, a number of equestrian events in Leesburg and Middleburg between May and October, and the county fairs of Loudoun in Virginia and Frederick in Maryland.

Owners Malcolm and Pamela Baldwin live in the main farmhouse and are always ready to assist guests and suggest activities, points of interest and good food and wine.

Keywords: Cottage,Farmstay,Vineyard,Sheep,History,Weddings,
Barn

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Catering Available
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room seats 4
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • We operate as both a bed-and-breakfast and a vacation rental, accepting reservations from two nights to 30 days. We provision the kitchen refrigerator with breakfast foods that guests can prepare in the cottage kitchen. We are a wonderful getaway in all seasons! Children are very welcome, but couples seeking a romantic escape will also found the Milk Cottage delightful!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • VCR
                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Garden Chairs:

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                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Bicycles
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Wood Deck

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Rural
                  • Water View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Water Tubing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Ruins
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Zoo
                  • Golf
                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $140
                  $875 $2,500

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  • Tax Rate 13%

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                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Dulles International (IAD)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Brunswick, MD
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-70 at Frederick, MD
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Market Table Bistro, Patowmack Farm, Andy's

                  Car: Necessary

                  Civil War Sightseeing, Vineyard & Winery Visits, Close to Appalachian Trail, C&O Canal National Park, Antietam Battlefield, Charlestown WV Race Track, Shepherdstown, WV Summer Theater Festival (July), Waterford Fair (October), .

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1992

                  About the owner: Pamela and Malcolm Baldwin are a couple in very active retirement from careers in international development and environmental law. We have lived and worked abroad and enjoy receiving guests from all over the world. We work hard on our farm tending our vineyard and our flock of sheep and llamas, and hosting weddings and events as well as overnight guests. We are deeply involved in Loudoun County efforts to preserve farmland and the historic and natural heritage of our area, while promoting the the rural economy, including tourism and the arts. We work to make our farm-based 'wool, wine, weddings and weekends' businesses as green as possible. Malcolm serves on the board of the Piedmont Environmental Council, and WeatherLea Farm has been permanently protected by a conservation easement under the stewardship of the Land Trust of Virginia.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lovettsville:
                  We explored Loudoun County and purchased our farm while living overseas, seeing all its wonderful amenities, nearby attractions and possibilities (as described in our property description). We also recognized the great potential of the cottage, first using it as a long-term rental property and more recently as a facility for short-term vacation and rental.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                  We offer unusual variety of experience, both rural and urban. Guests may explore a working farm that combines a boutique wine grape vineyard and pastures with peacefully grazing sheep and llamas with guest hospitality and a unique wedding/event space in our classic barn. The cottage is very comfortable, attractive and convenient, and WeatherLea Farm as a whole offers a wonderfully restorative country experience in a beautiful setting with friendly hosts. And just beyond our property lies a whole world of history, nature, adventure, antiquing and more...including immediate proximity to the MARC commuter train, providing easy access to the sights of Washington D.C.


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                  Photos

                  • The Milk Cottage at WeatherLea Farm and Vineyard

                    The Milk Cottage at WeatherLea Farm and Vineyard

                  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen

                    Fully-Equipped Kitchen

                  • Full Bath with Tub and Shower

                    Full Bath with Tub and Shower

                  • WeatherLea Farm Pond in Spring

                    WeatherLea Farm Pond in Spring

                  • Haying Time at WeatherLea Farm

                    Haying Time at WeatherLea Farm

                  • WeatherLea Barn in Springtime

                    WeatherLea Barn in Springtime

                  • Spring lambs and moms

                    Spring lambs and moms

                  • Weatherlea Farm Lane in the Spring...

                    Weatherlea Farm Lane in the Spring...

                  • The pond in early morning, seen from the deck of the main house.

                    The pond in early morning, seen from the deck of the main house.

                  • Betsy, a Merino mom, and her Merino-Romney baby.

                    Betsy, a Merino mom, and her Merino-Romney baby.

                  • Dinner and dancing in the barn!

                    Dinner and dancing in the barn!

                  • Living/Dining Area with HD Satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet and Sofa-Bed

                    Living/Dining Area with HD Satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet and Sofa-Bed

                  • Bedroom with Queen-Size Bed

                    Bedroom with Queen-Size Bed

                  • WeatherLea Farm Pond in Black & White

                    WeatherLea Farm Pond in Black & White

                  • Ripening Cabernet Franc Grapes at WeatherLea Vineyard

                    Ripening Cabernet Franc Grapes at WeatherLea Vineyard

                  • WeatherLea Farm Sheep in Lambing Season

                    WeatherLea Farm Sheep in Lambing Season

                  • Winter Wonderland!

                    Winter Wonderland!

                  • ...and in the fall!

                    ...and in the fall!

                  • Delivering our grapes to North Gate Winery!

                    Delivering our grapes to North Gate Winery!

                  • Ready for the ceremony...

                    Ready for the ceremony...

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $140 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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