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Servants' Cottage on 600 Acre Working Horse/Cattle Estate

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, Studio, Bath (Sleeps 4)

The foot-wide, hand-sawn boards that make up the ceiling reveal this cottage's original time of construction (1856) and its original purpose (housing for house servants of the Manor). Renovated in 2012, it now boasts a modern full kitchen and bath, split-system heat pump, and charming furnishings selected by our professional interior designer. Best of all, the cottage is on our 600 acre horse and cattle farm, where you have beautiful views in all directions, no sound of traffic, endless woodland trails, and quick and easy access to all the attractions of the Charlottesville area. Plus, it has a huge covered patio on the back side, with ceiling fans, lights, a gas grill, very comfortable furniture and views of several of our horse paddocks.

At Wolf Trap Farm, we have been offering our Manor House and Pond House to travelers since 2004 - to rave reviews. This new offering is ideal for couples or families with a few small children (who can use the queen-sized sofa bed) or even for two couples who do not need privacy (the sofa bed is at the opposite end of the room from the queen-sized bed).

Our guests are always thrilled by the opportunity to enjoy such a large and beautiful pastoral setting. Our entry road is almost a miles long, and you pass ponds, cattle pastures and through cedar-lined sections. At the top of the hill, you find our farm complex, with the Manor House (with this Servants' Cottage snuggled in behind), our bell-roofed barn (former dairy barn), our 1856 bank barn, and other farm buildings. The Pond House and the Dairyman's house are also within view, as is the training ring for our stables. There is a wonderful fishing pond full of bass and bream, and we supply the fishing equipment. And there are miles and miles of woodland trails, two impressive rope swings, horseshoe pits, a hot tub, views of the mountains, ancient boxwoods, and horses and cows to watch. Our wild residents include geese, turkeys, deer, fox, badgers, racoons, coyotes (sadly), thousands of frogs, and the occasional snake, skunk. and field mouse.

So come enjoy the farm, and create a memory that will last forever.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Queen-sized Sofa Bed works for children. Pak-n-play available. Kids love the farm....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs allowed. Must discuss before approval....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only. Plenty of room on patio....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    No privacy partition between 'bedroom' area and sleeper sofa...moreless

  • This living area, dining area and bed area are all one large room.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Cozy cottage getaway for a couple, or farm adventure for the family with a few younger children. Great for visiting Monticello, Montpelier, the Wineries, UVA. Fish in our ponds. Walk in our woods. Go trail riding at a neighboring farm. Go tubing or rafting on the James. Go tandem skydiving or hot air ballooning. Eat at fine restaurants in the village of Gordonsville. Pretend you live on this beautiful and vast estate. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, horseshoes, cornhole, rope swings....moreless

  • Television:

    Watch from the living area or from bed. Local channels only (you won't miss it)....moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located atop the last foothill before the Southwest Mountain Range. Close-up view of three modest peaks 2 miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Table with 6 sturdy chairs inside. When weather allows, patio is great place to eat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mitsubishi Split-System Heat Pump. Top of the line and very quiet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in basement of Manor House....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Mitsubishi Split-system; top of the line and very quiet....moreless

  • Internet:

    Mobile Hot Spot, shared with other guests is for normal web access. Download your movies at home before you come, and leave the gaming systems at home. We have to pay by the Gig....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sleeper sofa. Recliner. Flat-screen TV and DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    At side of Patio....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available in basement of Manor House....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Of course....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is more than adequate. Full size refrigerator and stove; microwave, toaster, all dishes and cookware. (no dishwasher)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Several adult bikes and children's bikes stored in shed....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Former 3 car carport converted to covered patio, with lights, ceiling fans, night noises, great views....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub is on patio of Manor House. 'Communal' use with Manor House guests, or have it all to yourself when Manor House is not occupied....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$90 $125
Fri, Sat
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 19 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$150 $195
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7.3%


Winter Rates do not apply at holidays. Discounts offered for 3 night bookings and for 5 nights or longer.

Special rates offered if you are filling an unbooked date less than a week from the date of your reservation.

Single night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays generally allowed only while winter rates are in effect or within one week of your booking.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spring Creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U. S. Highway 15
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Thirty minutes from World Heritage Site - Monticello. Fifteen minutes from restored home of James & Dolley Madison - Montpelier. Numerous award-winning wineries, including Barboursville, Horton, Keswick, Jefferson. Outstanding scenic drives in heart of Virginia's horse country. Local trail riding. Charlottesville area is one of the top places to retire & live in the entire country. Gorgeous countryside.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I have been a lawyer in Norfolk, VA since 1979. For the past 20-some years, we have also bought and renovated run-down properties. We have three adult children and four grandchildren so far.

Why the Owner Chose Gordonsville, VA, USA:
In 2003, while searching for a little mountain getaway cottage of some sort, I overshot and ended up buying this 600 acre rundown farm. The Charlottesville area has special charm for anyone who knows Virginia, and the village of Gordonsville is just impossible to beat. Also, at the time, I was riding quite a lot, and this area boasts some of the best fox hunts in America.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This farm has the beautiful rolling landscape that is suitable for picture postcards. It is so secluded, but you are also just a few minutes from civilization of the best type (quaint villages). Everywhere you drive in this area you are passing gorgeous historic estates. Having restored one of those estates and being able to offer it to the public for vacation use is quite a thrill.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Servants' Cottage - Circa 1856

    Servants' Cottage - Circa 1856

  • Living Area, with Queen-Sized Sofa Bed. That leather chair is a recliner.

    Living Area, with Queen-Sized Sofa Bed. That leather chair is a recliner.

  • Dining Area, Inside.

    Dining Area, Inside.

  • Outdoor Fireplace

    Outdoor Fireplace

  • Looking out from the patio on an early fall day.

    Looking out from the patio on an early fall day.

  • View of the farm coming up the back drive.

    View of the farm coming up the back drive.

  • Our Bell-Roofed barn.

    Our Bell-Roofed barn.

  • Over 300 Acres of Woodlands laced with trails.

    Over 300 Acres of Woodlands laced with trails.

  • View from the back window.

    View from the back window.

  • Queen-Sized Bed; Hand-Sawn Ceiling Boards from 1856 are a foot wide.

    Queen-Sized Bed; Hand-Sawn Ceiling Boards from 1856 are a foot wide.

  • Full Kitchen in New Addition.

    Full Kitchen in New Addition.

  • Patio and Back Entrance

    Patio and Back Entrance

  • Porch Swing & Gas Grill on Patio

    Porch Swing & Gas Grill on Patio

  • Watch the fog disperse as you sip your morning coffee on the patio.

    Watch the fog disperse as you sip your morning coffee on the patio.

  • Mountain Views. The sun sets on the left side of this picture.

    Mountain Views. The sun sets on the left side of this picture.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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