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Private family farm with mountain views, park-like grounds and large pool.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Futon sofa - (Sleeps 8)

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Located in Northern Augusta County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA (Located in the Very Center of the Shenandoah Valley, convenient to both Harrisonburg and Staunton, just 45 minutes west of Charlottesville.) The Cottage is the first of two vacation rental properties on our 175 acre farm. See VRBO#712278 for a description and pictures of the Cabin as the alternative to the Cottage should it be unavailable for your days of travel. Both located on the same farm will give you a similar if not equal experience.

The Cottage House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Keywords: Private spacious vacation rental house, rural setting,

Enjoy the peace and quiet this country setting offers yet you are only a 15-minute drive from all the activities of Downtown Staunton, VA. and 25 minutes to Harrisonburg.

In this cottage, are two large bedrooms one with a queen-size bed, one with a full size antique bed. The third bedroom has a full size bed. The fourth bedroom has a twin bed. Workspace for your computer in several rooms. There is also a Futon that can sleep an additional adult comfortably.

On the first floor, there is a cozy living room with a Jötel gas stove, with game table, TV/VCR/DVD. The front door enters from a large private deck. There is a separate dining room with table that seats 6 plus a highchair for the little ones. There is also a comfortable loveseat in this room for relaxing away from the TV area.

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, one with private bath. Bedrooms offer 1 queen, 2 full, and 1 twin bed. A Pack n' Play is available for infants or toddlers.

A separate Keeping Room with bay window and view of the pool provides another “living area”. There are two bookcases filled with a variety of topics an genre of books for avid readers.

The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave and gas stove with a variety of small appliances and lots of dishware and serving pieces.

The Washer and Dryer are located on the first floor as well as the second bath with shower.

There is a table that seats 4 on the deck for dining out, and a nearby fire pit with lots of seating for enjoying cool starlit nights.

A large adjoining landscaped yard invites morning walks, or a relaxing rest in the hammock or grape arbor swing in the afternoons. The gazebo is a great garden spot for a cup of coffee or tea, or perhaps a glass of wine.

In addition to the amenities of the cottage and surrounding gardens, there is a large in ground salt water pool generally open May – September.

Take one of the many day trips to nearby Monticello, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, or the quaint shops in Staunton, Lexington or Charlottesville. Spend an evening at the Black Friars Shakespeare Theatre or take in the Waynesboro Symphony. The Forbes Fine Arts Center on the nearby JMU campus offers a variety of entertainment venues. A day trip to several of the many vineyards nearby or one of four US Presidents homes will be time well spent. Horseback riding from a local stable can be arranged, and a day antique shopping or perusing the small quaint shops located in the Valley towns will yield treasures to take home.

Convenient to Mary Baldwin College, Bridgewater College, James Madison University, and Eastern Mennonite University, and Blue Ridge Community College.

Keywords: private, rural, park-like farm setting, magnificent mountain views, peaceful, spacious cottage, convenient to many attractions

More Details

Carole C. Grove
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Carole C. Grove

We enjoy gardening, antiquing, travelling, music and the outdoors. We have travelled through the British Isles, Europe, the American West, Canada and Mexico but now are content to share our place with other travelers.

Carole C. Grove purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Carole C. Grove chose Churchville

It would be hard to find a better location for a vacation rental. For historians, we are in the heart of colonial America and a comfortable drive to the Nation's Capital in Washington, DC. Another direction will take you to the beautiful Atlantic Beaches for a quick overnite stay or a long day's outing. Naturalists will enjoy pristine mountain streams known for exceptional trout fishing, or expansive National forests with mountain lakes. This property is well suited for people who wish to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings of the Valley and mountains, as well as those who wish to visit the myriad of attractions nearby or within short driving distance. It is a perfect place for photographers, artists, musicians, birdwatchers, writers or those simply seeking rest and relaxation. The four distinctive seasons lend themselves uniquely to a vacation anytime of the year.

This is a family friendly home with safe outside play areas for children. Our farm menagerie includes donkeys, sheep, cattle, and beautiful laying hens who lay colorful eggs - including green and blue! Our family pets include friendly dogs and cats and two retired ponies. Our guests can enjoy the bounty of our family garden while they are here as well as fresh eggs if they like.

What makes this cottage unique

Two of the most st striking benefits of staying here are the magnificent morning vistas of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. Often the morning mist outlines the layers of mountain tops that cause you to pause, and often get your camera!

Equally as beautiful, are the spectacular starry skies that are displayed on clear, cool nights. With no light pollution from urban areas, the starry skies are a sight to behold!


Churchville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bath with tub and shower adjoins the master bedroom and is located on the second floor. A second bath with shower is located on the first floor and serves the other bedrooms and living area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'N Play available for infant or toddler.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
4 different sitting areas inside cottage, landscaped grounds for walking, multiple outdoor relaxation areas,available yard games, patio area adjacent to the cottage with an eating area, and firepit , access to seasonal vegetable garden, extenstve walking trails through woods


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Private family farm with mountain views, park-like grounds and large pool.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

WE had such a good time at Christmas in the cottage which had been decorated for the holidays! The cottage had a fabulous view and we couldn't have had a better vacation with our family. Our thanks to the hosts for making everything very comfortable for us! We all enjoyed seeing the animals on the farm and feasting our eyes on the beautiful scenery!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St augustine

Beautiful country setting!Fully equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I miss it already..

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids aged 9 and 13) loved our stay at the farm. The location is exceptionally beautiful, the views from the patio are spectacular and the quiet and peace are exactly what we needed. We stayed at the cottage, which offered the best of all worlds - ample space to eat meals and play games together, and enough room to head off quietly to read or nap. (we took a peek at the cabin and loved the open floor plan and could easily have pictured ourselves staying there as well.) Our kids loved the pool, the fruit and vegetable garden and the cats and dogs. We spent a few days just hanging around the property and took day trips to Charlottesville, Skyline Drive and Staunton. Honestly, we could have stayed longer.

Jim and Carole were attentive and generous hosts - replaced a burned out bulb right away when we needed it, and even helped us with car trouble mid-week. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family trip

  • 5 of 5

The Grove's where terrific host. The property was like staying in a private Beautiful Park. Great salt water swimming pool.. Close to attractions. Looking forward to staying here again this fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful location - wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend ! The hosts were amazing !

The location is just beautiful and you have everything you need :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Carol were welcoming hosts to their well equipped cosy cottage. The family enjoyed the lovely pool, seeing the various animals and just the peace and tranquility of nature in this wonderful location. If we have the opportunity a return visit will be a must.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Massanutten, Wintergreen
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

The Shenandoah National Park is a short drive away as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. In addition there are a number of vineyards nearby as well as stables for horseback riding. Wonderful restauarants, museums, farmers' markets, antique shops, and the American Shakespeare Company at the Black Friar Theatre are all within a short 20 minute drive. For day trips, Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns, Historic Charlottesville and Lexington are all less than an hour's drive. A fun place for the whole family is the Green Valley Book Fair, open 6 times a year for two weeks. A day on the farm offers trails through the woods for hiking, a large private in-ground pool for day or evening swimming, a fire-pit for chilly evenings and making 'smores,' and a variety of farm animals including sheep, mules, donkeys, cattle, and ten beautiful laying hens, some that lay colored eggs! Brilliant starry skies will amaze you at the end of the day!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

This is one of two units we have on our farm. The other is The Cabin at Seven Oaks Farm, VRBO#712278. Please visit that site if the Cottage is not available for the dates you desire. Both units enjoy the same amenities at the same cost. Check both calendars to see availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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