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Historic Barn at the Center of the Universe

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hanover barn description

Whether you are visiting children at Randolph Macon, playing golf or touring the historic areas around Richmond, DC and Charlottesville, this is the place for you.

This historic barn is set within a picturesque historic property between the South Anna River and Stag Creek, just off Route 54 in Virginia. It is 5 minutes to Ashland where, by train you can travel to the heart of DC or drive within 1.5 hours. Richmond is 30 mins, Williamsburg/ Jamestown/ Yorktown takes a little over an hour, Fredericksburg - 45 mins and you can be in Charlottesville (Monticello and wineries) in 1.4 hours. This is one of the most central and safe locations for a tourist.

Why not use this as a base and spend some quality time investigating the birthplace of America or have a peaceful weekend relaxing with little else to worry about than listening to the birds.

The Barn sleeps 4 comfortably with 2 singles,1 double bed and one bathroom. It is fully self contained. It has a full kitchen (sorry, no dishwasher as yet), coffee maker, microwave, full fridge, oven, crockery, cutlery and cooking implements. There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience and a new air conditioner. All linen and towels are provided.

Basic herbs and cooking needs are included along with a starter pack of fresh eggs and bread for making yourself a hearty breakfast. Pre-prepared frozen emergency dinners are available at $5 (honesty system) and a short drive to Ashland will take you to some great restaurants along the railway line as well as the famous music venue (

Internet and Satellite TV are available however cell phone reception can be sketchy in this area. There is a selection of DVDs which you are welcome to watch as well as a collection of books and magazines to while away the hours. Wander the park gardens and sit by Stag Creek, enjoy the lifestyle for a few days.


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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Library


          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Rural:

            Scenic area of Ashland rolling hills and Sth Anna River....moreless

          • Water View:

            The property is situated on Stagg Creek...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Whitewater Rafting


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer:

            On request...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            On request...moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill


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          from 3 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $600 $2,400

          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
          • cleaning $40
          • Taxes Included


          There are an extra 2 single beds available in the dormitory style bedroom upstairs. There will be an extra charge of $10 for each person per night after 4 people. This is suited to families.

          Please do not request accommodation if you need to house your pet as it will be declined.

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          Last updated: 12/25/2014
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          30 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          5 Miles
          Nearest Train
          6 Miles
          Nearest Motorway

          Owner info

          About the owner: I am an Australian living in this beautiful area of Virginia in the USA.

          Why the Owner Chose Hanover:
          This is a wonderful place to share. We are away from the rat race in a beautiful historic parkland estate. Time to relax and enjoy what our forefathers were so attracted to. We have golf courses and tennis courts close by and this area is known for its walks and bike rides.

          The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
          We are so close to the recent american historical places. Monticello, DC, Madison's home, battlegrounds, Williamsburg, King's Dominion and Richmond are all within an easy drive.

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          Speaks: english



          • The Barn

            The Barn

          • Double bedroom

            Double bedroom

          • Second bedroom

            Second bedroom

          • Living and dining room

            Living and dining room

          • Sitting area

            Sitting area

          • Dining area

            Dining area

          • Bathroom


          • Kitchen


          • The Barn entrance

            The Barn entrance

          VRBO #563914

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

          $100 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within 24 hours
          • Response rate: 90%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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