This 980 square foot cottage, built in 1900, has been newly renovated and comfortably sleeps 3. It is located on a quiet neighborhood street and has a front yard with large shade trees. The cottage is one level with a generous living area, a double bedroom, and a single bedroom. The kitchen has all new appliances and is stocked with dishes and cookware. In addition to the full bath and half bath there is a washing machine and dryer. Sheets and towels are provided.
You can explore Charles Town easily by walking right out the front door.The streets of the town were laid out in 1786 by Charles Washington, youngest brother of George Washington. In the nearby churchyard, over 80 Washington descendents are buried. In 1859, the still in-use Charles Town Court House was also the site of abolitionist John Brown’s trial and 2 blocks to the south of the cottage is the lot where Brown was hung following his trial and conviction.
In addition to history, Charles Town offers modern attractions. Just a 10 minute walk away, there is a brewery, coffee shop, weekly Farmers Market, and ice cream parlor as well as other shops and several restaurants. Or, thoroughbred horse racing, regular concerts, and a casino are within a 15 minute walk.
Shepherdstown (10 miles to the west) vies with Charles Town when it comes to history. Built on the shores of the Potomac River, this small college town offers a main street of restaurants and shops with the Bavarian Inn on the hill overlooking the river. Across the bridge, is Maryland with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal footpath and the battlefields of Antietam.
Just as Jefferson County got its start as a prime location long ago, it remains a prime location today-- 1.5 hours from Washington D.C. or 45 minutes from Dulles airport. Come to Charles Town as a destination or use it as a base. You will be glad you did!