Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
THE HOUSE ON WATER STREET
Enjoy romantic cozy elegance and total privacy in our renovated, 1900 village farmhouse located along the banks of the Thornton River in historic Sperryville, Virginia, in the foothills of the luminous Blue Ridge Mountains. This spacious four bedroom, two bathroom home is perfect for a getaway with friends and family…and only 60 miles from the D.C. Beltway.
OUR FLEXIBLE RATES VARY WITH THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AND THE NUMBER OF DAYS. PLEASE SEE THE CHART ON THE RATES PAGE FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE.
Enjoy the stars in our dark skies while you sit on the front porch, lulled by the gentle sounds of the river. The historic village of Sperryville has no stop lights, no malls, but so much to do. Visit 8 wineries, all within a few minutes of The House on Water Street. Hike Shenandoah National Park. Dine at the famous five star Inn at Little Washington. Walk across the footbridge over the Thornton River to The Schoolhouse where you will find Headmaster's Pub with live music every Friday and Saturday night and Schoolhouse Nine, a par three golf course. Stroll 10 minutes down to the other end of Water Street and immerse yourself in over 16 art galleries, explore 30,000 Sq. feet of antiques at Copper Fox Antiques, take a unique tour of Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery, delight in professional photography at Old Rag Gallery. Bring your cooler and stock up on grass fed beef, pastured pork, etc., at Heritage Hollow Farm Store. Enjoy craft beer at Pen Druid Brewery. Around the corner from The House on Water Street, on Main Street, enjoy gourmet, but casual dining at the Thornton River Grille and excellent pizza from Rudy’s. Also on Main Street peruse the artists represented at Long View Gallery and Sperryville Pottery. Drop in yoga is available at Stonewall Abbey Yoga in a converted exquisite historic church, also on Main Street. Stop at Creekside Bakery to indulge your sweet tooth for for lunch.
Bring your cooler and shop at the farm store, Heritage Hollow famous for the finest grassed beef, pastured pork and lamb. Farmland for this store arm surrounds the heart of Sperryville.
Total privacy. You have full and private use of the entire house and do not share with other guests..We provide complete concierge services. Our services range from the most indulgent to the most exciting and challenging. Your weekend can be as active or restful as you desire. We offer guided hikes in Shenandoah National Park that range from easy to world class level canyoneering experiences. Our partner, Shenandoah Mountain Guides, was named Best in the South by Southern Living Magazine, Jan 2011. Enjoy hiking on your own and wild life viewing in Shenandoah National Park, just ten minutes away. Experience the peace of our hills and mountains with horseback riding. Enjoy lunch/dinner or Sunday brunch at the Thornton River Grille (two minute walk), or Griffin Tavern and the Public House, in Flint Hill (both are just minutes away).
WE have chefs who can provide your group with a gourme Farm House dinner. Design your own menu which may include grass fed meats, fresh organic vegetables from local farm. The Corner Store, a step back in time, has basic groceries, excellent meat and an extensive wine and gourmet cheese selection.
The House on Water Street is a perfect setting for small family gatherings, weekend with friends or business planning retreats. We can help you schedule a variety of activities such as visiting award winning wineries, stained glass workshop, group party at Sperryville Pottery, yoga, massage and spa services, herbal discovery, creating art from nature, hiking, drumming circles. Pre-wedding activity: Ideal for peaceful alternative 'bachelorette' parties. Enjoy your stay at The House on Water Street where the bride and bridesmaids can just hang out, or schedule some of the activities above.
A self-serve continental breakfast is left in the house for you to fix at your leisure.
Extended Rental Available
Are you looking for an extended stay? Consider having the entire furnished house and property reserved just for you for one, two, three months…or more. You can stay full time or steal away from the city as often as you wish. Enjoy the quiet of winter in front of the glass window stove or explore the mountains in any season.
An extended stay will continue to include all utilities, tv, wifi, phone and yard maintenance. For only $2900 per month + tax. The House on Water Street can be yours alone. Security deposit and check out cleaning fee required.
Keywords: Two-Story, Single-Family Home, 4 BR; 2 Bath, wineries, art, antiques, hike , Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park
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- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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Gourmet farm house dinners available. Our chefs use locally grown vegetables and fruit in season and local grass fed beef, lamb, pastured pork from Heritage Hollow Farm and other local farms....moreless
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Sep 1 - Jan 5, 2017
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7.3%
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Guests.........|.1 night..|.2 nights |.3 nights |.4-7 nights
1-2 persons.|.$195.....|.$ 370.....|.$ 535....|.$ 690
3-4 persons.|.$370.....|.$ 700.....|.$1000....|.$1200
5-6 persons.|.$540.....|.$ 900.....|.$1200....|.$1300
N.B. Rental is for the entire house. Add tax.
Check out time is 10:00 am (Thanks in advance).
If we can accommodate you to enjoy check-in by 11 a.m. the day of arrival, or check-out by 4:00 p.m., we offer this service for a modest fee of $95.00. Contact us if you are interested closer to your arrival date.
If you are at the house and wish to extend your stay please contact us.
Rates vary with the number of guests and the number of nights. Visa and Master Card accepted. 50% deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due one week prior to arrival.
No pets allowed.
You do not share with anyone.
Minimum two nights during certain months and holidays.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Visit many art galleries, including Haley Fine Art Gallery, Middle Street Gallery, River District Art and Old Rag Gallery ...all just a stroll away. Copper Fox Antiques houses 30000 sq. feet of treasures. Don't miss the tour of Copper Fox Distillery, Pen Druid Brewery and Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works.....all three a short walk and you never have to worry about driving. Live music every Friday and Saturday at Headmaster's Pub (just over the foot bridge) and often Picking Parties at Pen Druid on Thursday evenings. Triple Oak Bakery, gourmet gluten free bakery, just 1.5 niles away. Dine at the Inn at Little Washington. We can personalize your visit with visits to award winning wineries, massages, spa services, pottery and photography classes, yoga, drumming circles, etc, All are within five minutes of Water Street, or at the house, Live performances and movies at The Theatre in Washington, Virginia, seven minutes from the house.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Ray and Barbara, born and raised in Rome, N.Y., went off to Syracuse U and Georgetown U, respectively, and developed separate family and careers in Manhatten and Alexandria. We reconnected at our 40th HS reunion in 2000, began dating a few months later and married in 2004. Barbara continues a parttime psychotherapy practice and Ray, a retired engineer, pursues his photography with vigor. In addition to each other, our primary love in life is our children and grandchildren. We delight in introducing guests to the charm of life in Sperryville and Rappahannock County.
Why the Owner Chose Sperryville:
Our original intention was to perk up this old house and rent it out. As we gutted and renovated this village farm house in 2004, its charm, warmth and vitality revealed itself and captivated our hearts. We decided that sharing it with visitors suited this house more than a mere rental. So we hung my mother's chandelier in the dining room, set up her double brass bed upstairs and started from there. The rest is history.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will be totally comfortable in The House on Water Street. This quiet street is defined by the Thornton River, whose clean waters and trickling sounds calm all who stay here. Ray and I will help you arrange a weekend that suits your needs, if you like. Since we do not live there you will have total privacy, but we are but 1.5 miles and a phone call away if you need us. We have complete information on all the activities and amenities of the County. A complete continental breakfast is left in the house for you.
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Living room with glass front stove.
The House on Water Street
First floor bedroom
Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.
Bedroom with queen bed. Above the bed, sheet embroidered 1940 by my Nonna.
Relax in 'The Spring House'
The Spring House
Girlfriend Getaway - gourmet dinner at the house. Guest photo.
Gourmet Dinner. Submitted by, and used with permission, of guests.
Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa
Chef Sylvie Rowan Seared Scallops with Vanilla Bean Dusting, brown butter
First floor bedroom with queen mattress.
Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.
Second floor bedroom with full mattress on antique brass bed.
Spacious back yard
Fioncchio Salvatico growing in the garden
Chef Bertukan Kassa at the house. Guest photo.
Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa
Fall in back yard. Submitted by a guest.
Ray and Barbara in Staletti', Italy 2013. Barbara's ancestral village. Calabria
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015
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