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Servants' Cottage on 600 Acre Working Horse/Cattle Estate

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


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.

More Details

Keith Cuthrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Keith Cuthrell

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.

Keith Cuthrell purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Keith Cuthrell chose Gordonsville

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful peaceful visit to the farm with our family. We enjoyed walking/jogging, attempted to catch fish (no nibbles) and enjoyed watering the horses. We never felt the need to leave the farm, and would love to return sometime!
Nov 2012
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Gordonsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , No privacy partition between 'bedroom' area and sleeper sofa
  • This living area, dining area and bed area are all one large room.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.


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Servants' Cottage on 600 Acre Working Horse/Cattle Estate
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

What a GREAT last minute get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We found ourselves with a couple of days off from our crazy-busy lives and were looking for some place to get away to, for the President's day weekend. We checked with our previous hidden treasure cabin and it was booked so we searched for something similar; fairly secluded, farm setting, semi-close to wineries and breweries, and low and behold Wolftrap Farms popped up at a really reasonable price, only a 1 night minimum, and we jumped on it! Absolutely, exactly what we were looking for. We have a 7 year old daughter and she loved being in the presence of the horses. The farm hands were super nice and provided us with "horse cookies" to feed the horses with, and the short hike we took through the woods nearby was nice as well. If you're going to use the fold out bed bring an extra comforter. There was plenty of seasoned firewood and kindling so the fire lit up quickly and was perfect on a cool February evening for roasting a few marshmallows. We're already planning for another get-away, only for more days, and with friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Not sure whether you checked in the right places to find the extra blankets for the sofa bed, but they generally stay in one of the chests. We have plenty of them.
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The cottage and property was wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

It was great! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely casual environment great for families.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Wolftrap Farm. The accommodations were just what we needed and the suroundings couldn't have been better. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. My boys loved petting the horses and we had great fun

in the game barn.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. We live nearby, but it was a great place to escape for the weekend. The farm is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved the Servants Cottage and it fit our needs exactly! We were able to bring our two dogs, who happily ran and roamed and explored to exhaustion. The tiny cottage is perfect for two people and we spent the majority of our time on the covered patio, where we had a view of the horse fields and horses. The kitchen is fully stocked with updated appliances and everything you need to cook, including a gas grill. We hoped to rent the golf cart to explore the property but unfortunately it was being serviced during our visit. We were pointed to a trail instead and ended up taking a nice walk around the property with the dogs. One thing we appreciate while traveling is that we were totally on our own. Katie, the host, was accessible anytime we needed her via phone, but otherwise we were left to our own, which made it that much more relaxing. This place will definitely be bookmarked should we return to the area!

A couple points worth mentioning:

• Cottage was very clean upon arrival

• Plenty of wood is provided along with a fire pit. We recommend a fire pit under the open sky at dusk until dark to watch all of the stars show up. Beautiful

• Bring your own lighter along with any misc cooking items that can often be forgotten (i.e. oil, butter, foil...)

• TV has just basic channels but there is also a DVD player with a few DVDs. We barely turned it on, so really a non issue

• We weren't able to pick up the Wifi signal. We never called and asked about it though b/c we didn't really need it for the couple days we were there.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful review, Kristin. The WiFi is a Mobile Hot Spot. We have several of them and they are shared among the houses at the farm. When you ask for one, we put it in the house you are using, and they work great. Hope you are able to return soon.
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E. Jenkins

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed three restful and rejuvenating days on the farm. The Servants Cottage was perfect for us. We were fortunate to have met the owners while we were visiting, and they shared historical information about the property and the horses boarding there. One of the horse caretakers was extremely indulgent with our many questions and assisted us with getting the horses to pose for pictures. Kate, the manager, was spot on with suggestions for restaurants in the Gordonsville to Culpepper area. Best of all, the cows were fascinated with our baying hound, Roadie. We look forward to many future escapes to Wolf Trap Farm!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U. S. Highway 15
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.