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Servants' Cottage on 600 Acre Working Horse/Cattle Estate

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Circa 1856 Servants' Cottage at Wolf Trap Farm.

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville cottage description

The foot-wide, hand-sawn boards that make up the ceiling reveal this cottage's original time of construction (1856) and its original purpose (housing for house servants of the Manor). Renovated in 2012, it now boasts a modern full kitchen and bath, split-system heat pump, and charming furnishings selected by our professional interior designer. Best of all, the cottage is on our 600 acre horse and cattle farm, where you have beautiful views in all directions, no sound of traffic, endless woodland trails, and quick and easy access to all the attractions of the Charlottesville area. Plus, it has a huge covered patio on the back side, with ceiling fans, lights, a gas grill, very comfortable furniture and views of several of our horse paddocks.

At Wolf Trap Farm, we have been offering our Manor House and Pond House to travelers since 2004 - to rave reviews. This new offering is ideal for couples or families with a few small children (who can use the queen-sized sofa bed) or even for two couples who do not need privacy (the sofa bed is at the opposite end of the room from the queen-sized bed).

Our guests are always thrilled by the opportunity to enjoy such a large and beautiful pastoral setting. Our entry road is almost a miles long, and you pass ponds, cattle pastures and through cedar-lined sections. At the top of the hill, you find our farm complex, with the Manor House (with this Servants' Cottage snuggled in behind), our bell-roofed barn (former dairy barn), our 1856 bank barn, and other farm buildings. The Pond House and the Dairyman's house are also within view, as is the training ring for our stables. There is a wonderful fishing pond full of bass and bream, and we supply the fishing equipment. And there are miles and miles of woodland trails, two impressive rope swings, horseshoe pits, a hot tub, views of the mountains, ancient boxwoods, and horses and cows to watch. Our wild residents include geese, turkeys, deer, fox, badgers, racoons, coyotes (sadly), thousands of frogs, and the occasional snake, skunk. and field mouse.

So come enjoy the farm, and create a memory that will last forever.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Queen-sized Sofa Bed works for children. Pak-n-play available. Kids love the farm....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs allowed. Must discuss before approval....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside only. Plenty of room on patio....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            No privacy partition between 'bedroom' area and sleeper sofa...moreless

          • This living area, dining area and bed area are all one large room.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is more than adequate. Full size refrigerator and stove; microwave, toaster, all dishes and cookware. (no dishwasher)...moreless

          • Dining:

            Table with 6 sturdy chairs inside. When weather allows, patio is great place to eat....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper products provided....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Of course....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Mitsubishi Split-System Heat Pump. Top of the line and very quiet....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            Sleeper sofa. Recliner. Flat-screen TV and DVD player....moreless

          • Heating:

            Mitsubishi Split-system; top of the line and very quiet....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available in basement of Manor House....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available in basement of Manor House....moreless

          • Parking:

            At side of Patio....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Cozy cottage getaway for a couple, or farm adventure for the family with a few younger children. Great for visiting Monticello, Montpelier, the Wineries, UVA. Fish in our ponds. Walk in our woods. Go trail riding at a neighboring farm. Go tubing or rafting on the James. Go tandem skydiving or hot air ballooning. Eat at fine restaurants in the village of Gordonsville. Pretend you live on this beautiful and vast estate. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Watch from the living area or from bed. Local channels only (you won't miss it)....moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, horseshoes, cornhole, rope swings....moreless

              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Mobile Hot Spot, shared with other guests. ...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Hot tub is on patio of Manor House. 'Communal' use with Manor House guests, or have it all to yourself when Manor House is not occupied....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Former 3 car carport converted to covered patio, with lights, ceiling fans, night noises, great views....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Several adult bikes and children's bikes stored in shed....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Located atop the last foothill before the Southwest Mountain Range. Close-up view of three modest peaks 2 miles away....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Rafting
                          • Golf
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Hiking
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Ruins
                          • Library
                          • Antiquing
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $78 $108
                          Fri, Sat
                          $550
                          April
                          Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $100 $140
                          Fri, Sat
                          $750
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $130 $180
                          Fri, Sat
                          $900

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 7.3%

                          Notes:

                          Winter Rates do not apply at holidays. Discounts offered for 3 night bookings and for 5 nights or longer.

                          Special rates offered if you are filling an unbooked date less than a week from the date of your reservation.

                          Single night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays generally allowed only while winter rates are in effect or within one week of your booking.

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 09/22/2014
                          Check availability
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                          Location

                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Charlottesville
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          U. S. Highway 15
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Inwood
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Spring Creek
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Thirty minutes from World Heritage Site - Monticello. Fifteen minutes from restored home of James & Dolley Madison - Montpelier. Numerous award-winning wineries, including Barboursville, Horton, Keswick, Jefferson. Outstanding scenic drives in heart of Virginia's horse country. Local trail riding. Charlottesville area is one of the top places to retire & live in the entire country. Gorgeous countryside.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: I have been a lawyer in Norfolk, VA since 1979. For the past 20-some years, we have also bought and renovated run-down properties. We have three adult children and four grandchildren so far.

                          Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                          In 2003, while searching for a little mountain getaway cottage of some sort, I overshot and ended up buying this 600 acre rundown farm. The Charlottesville area has special charm for anyone who knows Virginia, and the village of Gordonsville is just impossible to beat. Also, at the time, I was riding quite a lot, and this area boasts some of the best fox hunts in America.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          This farm has the beautiful rolling landscape that is suitable for picture postcards. It is so secluded, but you are also just a few minutes from civilization of the best type (quaint villages). Everywhere you drive in this area you are passing gorgeous historic estates. Having restored one of those estates and being able to offer it to the public for vacation use is quite a thrill.


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                          Photos

                          • Circa 1856 Servants' Cottage at Wolf Trap Farm.

                            Circa 1856 Servants' Cottage at Wolf Trap Farm.

                          • Living Area, with Queen-Sized Sofa Bed. That leather chair is a recliner.

                            Living Area, with Queen-Sized Sofa Bed. That leather chair is a recliner.

                          • Dining Area, Inside.

                            Dining Area, Inside.

                          • Huge covered patio, with ceiling fans, lights, gas grill and great views.

                            Huge covered patio, with ceiling fans, lights, gas grill and great views.

                          • View of the farm coming up the back drive.

                            View of the farm coming up the back drive.

                          • Our Bell-Roofed barn.

                            Our Bell-Roofed barn.

                          • Queen-Sized Bed; Hand-Sawn Ceiling Boards from 1856 are a foot wide.

                            Queen-Sized Bed; Hand-Sawn Ceiling Boards from 1856 are a foot wide.

                          • Full Kitchen in New Addition.

                            Full Kitchen in New Addition.

                          • Dining and Cocktails Area, Outside, viewed from Kitchen Window.

                            Dining and Cocktails Area, Outside, viewed from Kitchen Window.

                          • Looking out from the patio on an early fall day.

                            Looking out from the patio on an early fall day.

                          • Mountain Views. The sun sets on the left side of this picture.

                            Mountain Views. The sun sets on the left side of this picture.

                          • Watch the fog disperse as you sip your morning coffee on the patio.

                            Watch the fog disperse as you sip your morning coffee on the patio.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $78 - $180 per night (USD)
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                          0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 09/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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