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Hunt Box-Antique Filled Cottage on Lowelands Farm-Middleburg

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Front of cottage, French doors on left lead to stone patio


Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Hunt Box is located on our family farm where we raise Christmas trees, herbs and flowers, right in the heart of Virginia’s Hunt Country. In 2002 we built this house based on our studies of the architecture of Colonial Williamsburg. We gave it a tidewater story-and-a-half appearance with standing seam metal roof, clapboard siding, stone and stucco foundation, cozy front porch and second floor dormer windows. The interior is highlighted by the stone fireplace and rough beam mantel, large light-filled windows that overlook barns, woods and pastures. Most unique is the wide plank flooring of oak and chestnut which originated from a hundred year old barn in Sperryville, VA, which we had dismantled and made into flooring for the cottage. The stone for the fireplace was unearthed here on the farm. The configuration of bedrooms is: the top floor (2nd story) has a large master bedroom with king bed, dressing table, dresser and sitting area, plus flat screen TV and walk-in closet, as well as a smaller bedroom with an antique iron and brass double bed and corner sitting area; there is a shared double vanity bathroom on this level. The first floor has an entry area leading to the formal 'great room' with the dining area. There is a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a separate mudroom/laundry room. The third bedroom is on this level, with a walk-in closet, full bath and flat screen TV. This serves as a sitting room/den during the day and uses a queen pull-out sofa for overnight. This room leads to a lovely covered stone porch with pastoral and sunset views from the old-fashioned porch swing. We are conveniently located 6 miles from Middleburg, 38 miles West of DC, 35 miles East of the Shenandoah Valley, on a quiet country lane in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

This Williamsburg reproduction guest cottage is decorated as a traditional English Hunt Box, with equine art and memorabilia, lovely antiques, oriental carpets on wide-plank oak and chestnut floors, a stone fireplace and high-end bed linens. Enjoy the outdoors from two patios and a covered porch, with views of mountains and fields. Relax in the comfort of a fully-equipped modern house with a touch of our English heritage.

Our surroundings provide the opportunity to witness the traditional fox hunt, watch farm-related chores and animals, walk along quiet country roads, hike to Goose Creek, enjoy our extensive flowering trees and perennials, or simply relax on the porch swing while you watch the sun setting over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can enjoy watching our retired show horse cavorting with his miniature donkey buddy, our miniature goats frolicking in their field with the two Scottish Highland cows. Mother Nature provides the opportunity to experience: the flights of red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers and the occasional great blue heron; our perennial pair of Canada Geese walking through the horse field; deer grazing in our fields and the nightly sounds of owls and spring peepers.

Our farm is located one hour west of Washington, D.C. and 40 minutes west of Dulles International Airport. We are in a rural area with farms 300 to 1500 acres nearby. Fine dining is available in every direction from Middleburg to Leesburg, Warrenton, Upperville and of course the D.C. area. Recreational activities exist all around with Vineyards and Wineries, Museums, Battlefields, hiking on local trails or the Appalachian Trail, horseback riding, tubing on the Shenandoah River at historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Loudoun and Fauquier Counties have the largest concentration of wineries in the state, providing the opportunity to spend full days touring and tasting a great variety of Virginia wines.

The cottage would be an excellent home base while visiting Washington, D.C. or for the business person doing an extended stay in the DC Metro area or the Dulles Corridor and wanting space for their family to visit on weekends. A great weekend escape for residents of the DC area, we welcome weekend foxhunters, couples on retreat, families seeking country pleasures, cyclists, writers seeking solitude or anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the mystique of Middleburg and the hunt country of Virginia. Those involved in fox hunting will enjoy our proximity to all of the local hunt meets; the Middleburg Hunt and The Snickersville Hunt pass through adjoining farms. We welcome riders in the numerous horse shows in our area, from the Hunter/Jumpers to Steeplechasers. Garden lovers and those following the spring garden tours will love our proximity to the Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy, Oatlands Plantation, Morven Park, Long Branch, and numerous other historical homes and gardens.

Keywords: Antique-filled rental cottage on our farm in Hunt Country
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Den


  • King size beds (1) We provide ALL linens in The Hunt Box. HIgh end bedding and personal towels., Queen size Beds (1) Queen-sized sofabed in den with full bath., Double Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    this is on the main levle by the den/bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide firewood for the stone fireplace FREE OF CHARGE. We also provide staples (sugar, flour, milk, coffee, tea, spices, gourmet honey and farm fresh eggs) for our guests AND an amenities bag. An iron and ironing board are provided in the laundry room. Hair dryer provided....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    one in den and one in MBR...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sunsets over the Blue Ridge and a Southerly view of Bull Run Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Living room / dining room combination....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size, front load DRYER....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning, wood provided....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat pump with gas....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide ALL linens for The Hunt Box...high-end bedding, bath towels and kitchen linens....moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size, front load WASHER....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    This beautiful stone hearth fireplace was built of rock and stone found here on the farm. The mantel is a simple. huge oak beam. We provide firewood FREE OF CHARGE....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We are happy to recommend several fine local caterers....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular drip, K Cup, French press, Expresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equiped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with KitchenAid mixer, cappucino maker, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker, tea, spices plus herb garden for fresh herbs in season!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric double oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic supplies- flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper, spice rack etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker with extra capacity ice storage Water, ice cubed and crushed in door dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cook top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Two beautiful stone patios, one with wooden Chippendale seating and one with stone benches and verdigris metal round dining table and chairs. A stone-floored porch off of the Den provides great viewing of the pastures and sunsets from the comfy porch swing! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,700 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%


Ask us about discounted rates for January and February.

In winter months we provide firewood at NO CHARGE to the guest.

The refundable damage deposit check is simply held by the owners until guests check out and the owners inspect the house. Unless there is damage to the property, the check is voided and returned to owner within 10 days of check-out, or shredded in our farm office.

REFUND POLICY: Up to 30 days ahead of arrival, all funds may be refunded in the event of a guest cancelling. Within 30 days of scheduled arrival, only the Cleaning Fee and the Damage Deposit are returned to guest. Within 30 days ahead of arrival, no part of the rental fee itself is refunded unless we obtain another booking for the same dates. Email us if you have any questions.

CHECK-IN is 4:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements are made. CHECK-OUT is 11:00 a.m. We are not strict on check-out and want our guests to feel relaxed and ready to depart, not rushed out the door. We do have to enforce check-out time only if another guest reservation is same day arrival.

50% of the rental fee is due upon securing the booking.

The remaining 50% plus tax and the cleaning fee is due 30 days before check-in date. The refundable damage deposit is also due, in a separate check, 30 days before check-in.

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Historic White's Ferry, Leesburg, VA
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Creighton Farms
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15 or Route 50
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in town of Middleburg

Car: Necessary

Civil War Battlefields and monuments, Vineyards and Wineries, Wine Tasting Rooms, Historic Plantations and Quaker Villages, old-fashioned Country Stores, Mosby Heritage Area, Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy, Gourmet Food Shops, Shenandoah Valley, Horse Shows and Steeplechase Races


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We have lived in Middleburg since 1977 and enjoy gardening, photography, kayaking, hiking, reading, antiques, architecture and travel. Rick is a life-long Washingtonian, while Karen spent part of her childhood abroad before coming to the D.C. area. Over the years, we developed our 66 acre farm to raise and market Christmas trees, herbs and horses. We built our home and barn first, then the guest cottage. We enjoyed years of escorting our son and daughter, and their numerous ponies and horses, to horse shows throughout the Eastern U.S. Our daughter, her husband and our four grandchildren live in their new home on part of our farm. Our son, an economist, currently lives in Chicago while attending University of Chicago Booth School of Economics working on his MBA. Rick has been in residential real estate sales for 22 years and Karen has developed and run a small gourmet food business producing herbed and fruited honeys and wine vinegars for the past 26 years. We enjoy numerous trips each year to the Eastern Shore, where we enjoy the island life at Eagle's View, our waterfront vacation home.

Why the Owner Chose Middleburg, VA, USA:
The pastoral scenery, wildlife and quiet country roads are what drew us to Middleburg. We cherish the friendly hospitality of the hunt country, the traditions and history of the area. The serenity our quiet country farm setting provides is a delight, yet we are within an hour of the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museum, National Art Gallery, National Cathedral, Georgetown and all the cultural opportunities in our Nation's Capital.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy the serenity...the absence of traffic sounds, the presence of bird calls, the expansive views, the walks through the tree field or up the gravel road. We spend relaxing time leaning on the fences, watching the horses, cows, donkey and miniature goats grazing in the pastures, often joined by a small herd of white-tail deer in the evenings. We enjoy birdwatching and identifying many species, hearing the call of the mourning doves and seeing hawks riding the air currents. We love to read on the stone patios, nap or read on the front porch swing, serve meals al fresco, and enjoy the fresh air! On a winter evening, a blazing fire in the stone fireplace encourages many happy conversations. The sunset view from the den and covered porch is quite spectacular! On the farm we have one retired show horse, a darling miniature donkey, miniature goats, chickens, Scottish Highland cows, our doggies, perennial flower gardens, a Christmas tree farm and endless quiet roads and hiking trails available....our definition of Paradise!

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • Front of cottage, French doors on left lead to stone patio

    Front of cottage, French doors on left lead to stone patio

  • Fully equipped kitchen looking into living/dining great room.

    Fully equipped kitchen looking into living/dining great room.

  • Dining area, seating for 8

    Dining area, seating for 8

  • Den on first floor with queen sofa bed and full bath adjoins covered porch

    Den on first floor with queen sofa bed and full bath adjoins covered porch

  • Our barn and horse paddocks with  maple tree in the fall

    Our barn and horse paddocks with maple tree in the fall

  • Spring daffodils at fence posts with horses in the background

    Spring daffodils at fence posts with horses in the background

  • View of pasture from front of cottage

    View of pasture from front of cottage

  • Enjoy the local wild life.

    Enjoy the local wild life.

  • Front of house showing covered porch on the right. Den is inside porch door.

    Front of house showing covered porch on the right. Den is inside porch door.

  • Living room/dining room from stairway landing.  French doors to stone patio.

    Living room/dining room from stairway landing. French doors to stone patio.

  • Second bedroom on upper level. It shares a bath with the master bedroom.

    Second bedroom on upper level. It shares a bath with the master bedroom.

  • Guest bathroom, off of den / 3rd bedroom on main level.

    Guest bathroom, off of den / 3rd bedroom on main level.

  • One of our Scottish Highland cows, Annie Oakley

    One of our Scottish Highland cows, Annie Oakley

  • Five acres of Christmas trees to hike through!

    Five acres of Christmas trees to hike through!

  • Farm sign with spring daffodils and weeping cherry in bloom at farm entrance

    Farm sign with spring daffodils and weeping cherry in bloom at farm entrance

VRBO #350181

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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