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Hunt Country Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Restored 3 Bedroom, 2 bath cottage a stone's throw from the Hunters Head Tavern

The Hunt Country Cottage is located in the heart of Upperville Virginia, home to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious horse show. We bought the home as a getaway second home in 2005 and have spent the past year restoring and decorating the hunt box with loving care.

The home has a standing seam metal roof, clapboard style siding, a stone foundation, cozy front porch and second floor dormer windows. The interior is painted with warm colors and accented by antique oak barn wood paneling and trim in the family room. The flooring is the original antique heart pine.

The cottage is decorated as a traditional English Hunt Box, with equine art and memorabilia, lovely antiques, warm carpets on the heart pine floors, and high-end bed linens.

Enjoy the outdoors from covered porches front and rear. Relax in the comfort of a fully-equipped modern house with a touch of our English heritage. The back yard is accented by a small stream where neighborhood song birds and hawks visit frequently.

Enjoy fine dining and an old English pub across the street at the Hunter’s Head Tavern, a favorite destination for locals and visitors. The village of Upperville is peaceful, quiet, and friendly. Broad sidewalks make for an easy stroll through town or visit to the local shops.

Sky meadows state park is a 10 minute drive to the west. The park provides regular events, hiking trails, camp sites, a stocked fishing pond, and access to the Appalachian Trail. Drive a little farther and enjoy nature's harvest at Stribling and Hartland Orchards.

Our home is perfectly situated for equestrian activities. We are within 10 minutes of world class stables, polo fields, and steeple chase grounds. We also enjoy the convenience numerous wineries, excellent restaurants, Olde English pubs, and exquisite shops.

The cottage is conveniently located 6 miles west of Middleburg, 50 miles West of DC, 5 miles from Sky Meadows State Park. A short 10-15 minute drive east or west takes you to a multitide of fine establishments. Located to the west are the Blackthorne Inn and Ashby Inn. To the east is Middleburg with the Fox’s Den, Julien’s, the Red Fox Inn, and the French Hound to name but a few.

Keywords: hunt box, country cottage, steeple chase, polo fields, fox hunt, English pub, fine dining, horse show, blue ridge mountains, the plains

More Details

Dan Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Dan Allen

We are DC area natives with family roots in McLean, Great Falls, DC, and Maryland. We've settled in the Town of Vienna because of its convenience, safety, and community spirit. Travel is our passion and the Hunt Country Cottage is one of our favorite destinations.

Dan Allen purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dan Allen chose Upperville

The breathtaking beauty and peacefulness of Hunt Country Virginia is what attracted us to Upperville. The drive from our home in Vienna is short and we love the feeling of arriving in Aldie and glimpsing the Blue Ridge Mountains less than 20 minutes away. The hunt country provides an abundance of activities, a relaxing atmosphere, and very interesting and friendly people. The scenery is beautiful, the air is clean, the mountains are spectacular, and everyone is on vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

We discovered this property quite by accident. At the time we were looking for investment property in Vienna. However, this home was listed with an incorrect zip code and appeared in our search results. After investigating further, we fell in love with the home, its location, and the hunt country experience.


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Washington Dulles International (IAD)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Hunters Head Tavern
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
John S. Mosby Hwy (US Route 50)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Hunter's Head Tavern
Car: necessary

Upperville is the penultimate location for total enjoyment of Virginia’s hunt country heritage and scenery. The house is minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides a multitude of choices for exquisite dining, British pubs, vineyards, shopping and equestrian events such as polo, steeple chases, fox hunts, and horse shows. Only an hour from Washington DC, our Hunt Country cottage is a convenient destination for a relaxing getaway.


Upperville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs -
    Upstairs -
  • Bathrooms are stocked with paper products as well as bath towels and wash cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Downstairs Rear - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 3 twin/ single
    Downstairs Front - 1 double
  • All pillows, linens, and bed covers are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing


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Hunt Country Cottage
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Falls Church, VA

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a wonderful visit in Upperville. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything one needs. My father, who cannot walk far, was glad to have bedroom/bathroom on the ground floor. The kids enjoyed the cozy upstairs, and we all loved walking across the street to eat at the Hunter's Head on their outdoor terrace. Easy drive to Sky Meadows for hiking and to Middleburg and The Plains. Owner Dan was VERY flexible and kind and made sure we were settled and had everything we needed. He even supplies firewood for the fire pit...roasting marshmallows was a great way to wrap up our day! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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louisville ky

Charming cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for visiting family in the area. The house was so immaculate and had everything we needed for our stay. When we come back, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming, clean and comfortable. Great location , great atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well located near Middleburg and the various vineyards. Loved walking to the pub across the street, tasting room nearby, too.

Management/ owner met us with the key and gave us the tour. Everything was in exceptional order.

Make sure you enjoy the fire pit on a nice evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a girl's wine weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Dan was very flexible with the checking in process. When we arrived, everything was just like he had shown or said it would be. Dan even went early and made sure the AC was turned down so the house would be cool when we got there (it was over 95 degrees). The house was clean and so cute, it had everything we needed to be comfortable. Perfect size for 4 friends. Kitchen was fully stocked and we even used the grill to cook out. The house is right in the middle of wonderful wineries and local restaurants. Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived , the house inside and out looked exactly as it did online. It was very clean and extremely well kept . The landlord was an absolute pleasure as well . We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this country cottage to anyone looking to rent in that area. There are a ton of vinyards to visit and great restaurants as well . It was a perfect weekend away.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Wonderful home, fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at the Hunt Country Cottage. It was comfortable and very conveniently located. We walked to the tavern across the street and loved the Country Store up the block for breakfast. Half of our group spent the day at the state park nearby (don't forget your sunscreen!) and the other half of us had a great day shopping in Middleburg and visiting the local wineries.

Home is comfortable and had everything we needed. The fire pit in the backyard was an added bonus. Overall, we loved our stay and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.