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The Historic Bird Grove Farm" Circa 1823. Located in Amelia County

Jetersville, VA, USA
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come relax in our Circa 1823 Farmhouse situated on 75 acres in Amelia County. The main farmhouse has two bedrooms upstairs, one with queen bed and the other bedroom has a double and two twins. Each of the bedrooms has its own private bathroom. There is a detached studio that sleeps two, for an additional fee, but all bathrooms are in the main house. Sit out in the yard, overlooking our large pond and enjoy the wildlife. Don't forget your fishing poles for the property's large and private "catch and release" pond. Past guest have been know to release some very size able large mouth bass from the pond! ***PLEASE SEE VIDEO LINK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE****

Keywords: This historic house, with Civil War ties, is situated on 75 acres in Amelia County Virginia. Much of the house is still original and shows the craftsmanship used to build it almost 200 years ago. The property includes a stocked "catch and release" fish pond and four gentle horses for you picture opportunities. Bird Grove is also available for small weddings ($1,500) flat fee for up to 30 guest. Call property manager for details


Chris Freese

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Chris Freese

I've always had a love for horses and historic properties. In 1984 I decided to combine the two with the purchase this property. Then 25 years later built my dream home on this property, but still love to have guest to enjoy the historic farm house.

Chris Freese purchased this Farmhouse in 1986

Why Chris Freese chose Jetersville

The history of this property and space for my horses

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Quiet! End of a road property. So relaxing. Off the beaten path. This farm was formerly owned by the cartoonist, Jeff McNalley, of the cartoon 'Shoe' and he used the summer kitchen/studio to draw his cartoons.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
      • All bathrooms have a sink, also.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Water View
          There is a 3 acre private pond on the property and easily viewed from the main house and summer kitchen/studio.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      We only have one TV in the house and it is in the den. We cannot justify having cable at this time.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Or if you prefer, bring your own or bring your favorite pillow.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Cell phone service here is very good for most providers.
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      The only working fireplace is in the detached summer kitchen/studio. The house has 6 fireplaces, however none of them are working fireplaces.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Shared Kitchen
                          The kitchen is shared if you do not rent the whole house.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              We have three separate dining areas. One is very formal. We like eating outside best.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  Portable boom box.
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  A selection of DVD movies in cabinet.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The Historic house has three small porches, all with some seating.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • rafting

                                                      17 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Wonderful, historical home in a beautiful setting

                                                      Randy W.Johnstown, PA, USA

                                                      We traveled to the area to witness and participate in the birth of our new foal and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the historic Bird Grove Farm, located in a beautiful, rural area west of Richmond! The home was very comfortable and nicely decorated as it might have been 150 years ago. The family was welcoming, accommodating and the property was clean, tidy and fully prepared for our arrival. I won't spoil the story, but be sure to look into the history of Colonel Thomas "Marse Tom" Booker and his wife Ann; it will enrich the experience. We fully intend to return.

                                                      Charming, Historic, Absolutley Beautiful

                                                      Courtney S.Fredericksburg, VA

                                                      We stayed at Bird Grove while in town for a wedding in a weekend in October. We were a party of 6 and one small dog. The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming, and addressed any issues we had in a timely manner. The beds were comfortable and the house was full of those wonderful creaks and noises you’d expect in an almost 200 year old farm house. One bedroom had a double bed, two twins and a full bath. The other master bedroom had a queen bed, but you do have to step down a short flight of stairs to get into the bathroom, as it in a part of the house that was an addition and not originally planned to connect to the main house. It was unique and charming, but may be difficult for people with physical limitations to manage the steps easily in the middle of the night. We spent a good deal of our time in the basement kitchen and dining area, cooking, grazing and playing some games we had brought, but the rest of our time was spent exploring the farm, petting the horses, and fishing in the pond. We truly did not want to leave!

                                                      Lots to do with the kids - a lot of history, charm, and nature.

                                                      We had a blast with our three boys and puppy. We caught lots of fish in the pond, went for hikes on the property, got some B.B. gun practice. The home is listed as having “outdoor grilling” but there’s really just a small camping size charcoal grill, which was our only surprise. We would definitely stay here again, but I would just bring my own grill - it was a wonderful long weekend on a great piece of farmland.

                                                      Beautiful and peaceful

                                                      Lori W.

                                                      We stayed at Bird Grove while visiting our son for Family Weekend at Longwood. It was comfortable, clean and so beautiful! Mornings on the porches drinking coffee and listening to the birds were so relaxing! We loved visiting the horses. We brought a couple poles and got some fishing in! My husband caught a bass his first cast!! The owners came and welcomed us and said hello. They were very friendly and accommodating. The house is amazing. Definitely can feel the history that the house holds as you walk from room to room. It is lovely and so well kept. We would definitely stay here again!!

                                                      charming and unusual

                                                      carol s.

                                                      The property and house are beautiful. The house was definetly a throw back to a different time. I loved it!


                                                      Lisa D.

                                                      Loved the home and the property as well. The antiques throughout the house were also beautiful. The hosts were very nice. If they read this ,they will know what we mean by it's a small world. We really want to come back.


                                                      Jetersville, VA, USA

                                                      Farm atmosphere, bird watching, fishing, near Lee's Retreat, Saylor's Creek Battlefield, Farmville is approximately 20 minutes away and has shopping, antique shopping, Longwood University and Hampton Sydney College.

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                                                      17 Reviews
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