1740 Historic site, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No parties/events - contact owner for gatherings above 15 people contact owner for gatherings above 15 people
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
About Constance Chatfield-Taylor
My family has lived in the area for 100 years, continually active in horses and Virginia history. I am a UVA alumna, play polo in the area, and other than living in San Francisco for 5 years in the early '80s, I am a Virginian through and through. There's work too - I am co-owner of a communications company, Flying Colors Broadcasts, in nearby Washington, DC. The Mill House spoke to me in 2008 when I saw that it was for sale - there was just something about it, it seemed magical and as if it had a story to tell. My plate full, it did not happen, but I didn't stop thinking about it. And in 2012, it was on the market again and this time it stood up and shouted, so we bought it and brought it back to health. We had to pull up old floor boards (carefully so we could reuse), replace joists, put on a new porch, build walks and a terrace, replace appliances, expose interior stone walls - and yes, fix the magical pool. It now is available for others to experience the Mill House magic.
Constance Chatfield-Taylor purchased this House in 2012
Why Constance Chatfield-Taylor chose Upperville
My sons and I play polo in the area, and its a great jumping off point for anything in the country. Pantherskin Creek is captivating and the Mill House is the kind of place that simply 'pulls you outside', whether its to walk near the creek during the full moon, to sit at the pool watching fireflies, or to sit by the fire pit, which is in the location of the original well. Its an 'any season' house, the great room in the winter is large and comfortable with the kitchen at one end. The stone kitchen at the end of the porch is heaven in summer, with a wall of windows and cool stone floors. Its a place to bring people together, and explore the countryside or just stay on the property. Friends have come out with extensive plans, but have decided to swim, read and sit on the porch, saying 'we'd rather stay right here...'
What makes this House unique
It has a low water bridge over Pantherskin Creek, which is high in spring and summer, low in August. You'll find yourself taking a 'coffee walk' in the morning, it just happens. And summer lunches on the screened porches are wonderful. There are so many places to read, visit, or just enjoy. You can occasionally hear the horses over the fence, or trumpet swans flying overhead in the spring. The sounds and light and views are restful and peaceful.