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Hunt Country Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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. Purchased in 2005 as a second home getaway, the cottage is beautifully restored and decorated with loving care.

The home has a standing seam metal roof, clapboard style German siding, with a field 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, with high-end towels and bed linens. The house is fully equipped – all you need is clothes and toiletries.

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. A small stream where neighborhood songbirds and hawks visit frequently accents the back yard.

The village of Upperville is peaceful, quiet, and friendly. Broad sidewalks make for an easy stroll through town or visit to the local shops. Take a 10-minute stroll to explore the beautiful architecture of Trinity Episcopal Church and the well maintain walking paths located behind the cemetery. Young children will thoroughly enjoy the well-equipped playground.

Upperville is blessed with three fine establishments for dining, shopping and wine tasting. 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 Upperville Country Store, next door to the Hunter’s Head, provides convenience items in an upscale atmosphere accented by rustic barn wood trim, copper counter tops, and cast iron hardware. Beyond its beautiful interior, the store provides delicious prepared foods, convenience items, baked goods, fine wine, cheeses and more!

Strolling next door to the Upperville Country Store you will find the gem of Upperville: the Slater Run Tasting Room. Located in a field stone cottage with white pointing, the Testing Room is a destination unto itself. Beautifully restored and decorated by the Slater Run Vineyard, you will enjoy the warm of the interior woodwork crafted from lumber sourced from the Slater’s farm as well as comfortable furniture and decorations. In nice weather, the outdoor area provides a comfortable atmosphere to relax with friends and family.

By car, Sky Meadows State Park is a 10-minute drive to the west. The park provides regular events, hiking trails, campsites, a stocked fishing pond, and access to the Appalachian Trail. Drive a little farther and enjoy nature's harvest at Stribling and Hartland Orchards. Head west on 50 another 10 minutes and you will hit the Shenandoah River with outfitters for tubing, camping, canoeing, or trail rides.

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

The cottage is conveniently located 8 miles west of Middleburg, 50 miles West of DC, and 5 miles from Sky Meadows State Park. A short 10-15 minute drive east or west takes you to a multitude of fine establishments. Located to the west you will find are the adorable Ashby Inn in Paris. Head east 8 miles into Middleburg with the Fox’s Den, Julien’s, the Red Fox Inn, Salamander Market, and the Oyster Bar just to name but a few.

Keywords: hunt box, country cottage, steeple chase, polo fields, fox hunting, English pub, fine dining, horse show, blue ridge mountains, the plains, Slater Run, Hunter’s Head, steeple chase, wine tasting

More Details

Dan Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

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.


Upperville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
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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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family was gathering in Upperville to celebrate a birthday. This was a wonderful place to stay with all of our children. We were close to the family events but could have our own private oasis in the middle of Upperville. It was very comfortable, well-appointed, and the owners were very thoughtful and helpful. Added is right across the street from the Hunter’s Head which is a wonderful place for a drink or a bite. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and amenities!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great and the owners were super friendly and helpful! Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. Wonderfully maintained and in a great location. Would book this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.