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Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded by Nature and History

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville farmhouse description

Lovely 1898 country estate home located in the historic Keswick area, Turkey Run Farm is convenient to Charlottesville, but far enough away for amazing peace and quiet, and night skies. Very accessible to Monticello, Montpelier, many of the area’s most celebrated vineyards and cideries, the University of Virginia, the historic Charlottesville downtown, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Parkway. Fantastic views of the Southwest Mountains can be enjoyed from several vantage points, complete with regular sightings of wild turkeys, albino deer and Bald Eagles. A wonderful, relaxing place to walk and ride bikes, Turkey Run Farm is a gracious and welcoming environment for family reunions, smaller wedding receptions and company retreats.
Four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and living room with fireplace are located on the main floor, with a stone family room and large farm kitchen in the English basement. Front and rear porches and stone terrace offer exquisite, unsullied views of the Southwest Mountains.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum 25 years of age...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Guests who wish to have their pet considered must be prepared to provide information about the age and habits of the pet. Polite pets may be permitted, however there is a $350 non-refundable pet deposit for each animal....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • The Eastlake Room: 1 double

            Attached bath...moreless

          • The Lindbergh Room: 2 twin/ single

            Attached bath...moreless

          • The Amelia Room: 1 double

            Mountain views, Bath down the hall...moreless

          • The Cayley Room: 1 queen

            Bath directly across hall...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseshoes
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Turkey Run Farm has an amazingly close up view of the Southwest mountain range that can be enjoyed from inside the house, but is especially spectacular from the porches and stone terrace....moreless

          • Rural:

            Peace and quiet with rolling hills an old barn and horse fencing, a babbling brook and rocky outcroppings, old trees and banks of jonquils are part of the vistas surrounding the historic farm house....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rafting
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped and very cozy eat-in farm kitchen with seating for four....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Bicycles
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          New Years Special Getaway
          Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
          8 night min stay

          $2,650
          flat fee
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $500
          $2,200 $5,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • Pet Fee $350
          • Cleaning Fee $150
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
          • Tax Rate 5%

          Notes:

          While the views from this property are dramatic, the house is located on the rise of a mountain and has a series of brick steps leading up to the entrances. This property would not be suitable for anyone with mobility restrictions.

          Golf cart is available for rental. Rate is $50/day. There is a liability release form that must be signed in advance. If interested please contact manager.


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Last updated: 11/24/2014
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          Location

          • Barboursville Vineyards

            "The grand dame of the Piedmont vineyards, celebrated for establishing the premier terroir of..."

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          • Barboursville Ruins

            "Preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire on December 25, 1884, Barboursville was on..."

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          • Keswick

            "Beautiful rolling "Hunt Country" features Keswick Hall, an elegant 1912 Italianate-style est..."

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          • Charlottesville

          • Restaurant Pomme

            "Serious destination dining for Virginia gastronomes."

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          • Monticello

            "No one leaves Virginia without visiting T.J's incredible historic home and grounds. It's rea..."

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          17 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          CHO
          7 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Keswick Hall
          7 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Keswick Hall
          15 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Charlottesville, VA
          3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Rt. 231

          Car: Necessary

          Turkey Run Farm is located in a beautiful, serene rural setting nestled into a ridge that is part of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many attractions in all directions from the farm, and much to keep guests busy, although kicking back and doing nothing at all but taking in nature may be the most perfect getaway of all. There are a number of good antique stores in the area, and countless wineries have grown up around the farm. There are several art galleries and museums. The Klughe-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum is about 10 miles away on Rt 250. The Fralin Museum is located in the University of Virginia campus, and is an important sight to take in. Nightlife venues abound in Charlottesville, as well as fabulous restaurants to sample a variety of fare. (The Charlottesville region is highly committed to locally grown foods and sustainable agriculture and emphasizes that on menus.) There are many wonderful hikes to take along the Blue Ridge. Old Rag Mountain is a big favorite, but there are other trails that include waterfalls and other unique features. A half hour drive to Scottsville will provide an opportunity to rent rafts or canoes to navigate the waters of the James River. Another half hour drive to Boars Head offers a chance to go Hot Air Ballooning. With a slightly longer drive to Waynesboro, one can try out flight in a glider plane. The farm itself offers space for more intimate private events on its grounds and interior spaces, but for grander events, Castle Hill Cider and Keswick Hall are located conveniently right down the road.

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2013

          About: Richard Davis, the owner, grew up on a horse and cattle farm in nearby Gordonsville area and graduated from the University of Virginia. He has both worked in aviation and the space program for years and has traveled extensively. Richard has always found the Blue Ridge Mountains to be incredibly beautiful and inspiring. He spent years looking for a place in the area that met his dreams and was very excited to find Turkey Run Farm when it recently became available. He and his sister Deborah McLeod, who manages the property for him during his absences, have spent the past year restoring and furnishing it for guests as well as Richard's family's own part time use.

          Why Charlottesville:
          Richard and his four children tremendously enjoy the nature there, the dramatic views of the mountains, the extensive landscape plantings all around the house, a place for the children to explore nature, the amazing clear views of the night skies, the graceful presence of history in the house, and most importantly, the incredible peace and quiet of the surroundings.

          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
          Turkey Run's greatest benefit is the tranquility that can be experienced from its outdoor spaces - the terrace swing or the ease of the front porch chairs. The only sounds that can be heard are the calls of birds and the rush of the wind.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Welcome to Turkey Run Farm!

            Welcome to Turkey Run Farm!

          • The house awaiting late arrivals.

            The house awaiting late arrivals.

          • Christmas time at Turkey Run

            Christmas time at Turkey Run

          • An option to eating out - cook up some soul warming comfort food in the kitchen.

            An option to eating out - cook up some soul warming comfort food in the kitchen.

          • Full bath shared by Eastlake and Lindbergh Rooms

            Full bath shared by Eastlake and Lindbergh Rooms

          • The Cayley Room with queen bed, bath directly across hall.

            The Cayley Room with queen bed, bath directly across hall.

          • The Amelia Room with a mountain view and double bed.

            The Amelia Room with a mountain view and double bed.

          • Nighttime view of the sag in the mountain, with Venus

            Nighttime view of the sag in the mountain, with Venus

          • Sunset over our mountain, shared over a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard Octagon

            Sunset over our mountain, shared over a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard Octagon

          • View from the stone terrace.

            View from the stone terrace.

          • Snowfall on the terrace.

            Snowfall on the terrace.

          • A thumbs up from some young guests!

            A thumbs up from some young guests!

          • Turkey Run Farm, seen from the front field.

            Turkey Run Farm, seen from the front field.

          • Welcoming Living Room, furnished with local antiques and comfortable seating.

            Welcoming Living Room, furnished with local antiques and comfortable seating.

          • Cozy evenings in the Stone Room. Located downstairs in the English basement.

            Cozy evenings in the Stone Room. Located downstairs in the English basement.

          • The Eastlake Room with double bed and shared bath.

            The Eastlake Room with double bed and shared bath.

          • The Lindbergh Room with twin beds and shared bath.

            The Lindbergh Room with twin beds and shared bath.

          • Main Bathroom (shared by the Cayley and Amelia Rooms)

            Main Bathroom (shared by the Cayley and Amelia Rooms)

          • Early morning view of the Southeast Mountain from the window.

            Early morning view of the Southeast Mountain from the window.

          • Twilight on the terrace.

            Twilight on the terrace.

          • Early autumn view of the farm.

            Early autumn view of the farm.

          • A few of our resident wild turkeys, come to say hello.

            A few of our resident wild turkeys, come to say hello.

          • Terrace view from the porch.

            Terrace view from the porch.

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          $500 per night (USD)
          11

          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 11/24/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Speaks: english
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