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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: 12/11/2014
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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,
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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          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

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      • Tax Rate 13%

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                      Last updated: 12/11/2014
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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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                      Speaks: english, french

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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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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 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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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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