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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Gorgeous fall/winter getaway! A one-hour drive from Washington, D.C. and 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport, Magnolia Hill is a charming and lovingly maintained farmhouse dating back to 1880.

Nestled into the rolling hills of Virginia’s horse, wine and hunt country, the house is a short distance from 18th century village of Middleburg, which CNN recently listed as one of the world's 'Ten Romantic Destinations You Should Know About'.

Highlights include:
- 50 wineries within a ~60 mile radius
- Local farmers markets, county fairs, drive-in movies, twilight polo, pick-your-own, & more
- Easy access to Sky Meadows and Shenandoah State Park
- Summer sports camp for kids at nearby Salamander Resort
- Horseback riding, riding lessons, and guided trails
- Miles of scenic byways perfect for biking, jogging, and/or drives
- Boutiques and antique shopping in area towns
- A stay in a beautiful, bright, and spacious home in historic Rectortown

Soak in the charm of country life from the covered front porch of Magnolia Hill, which gives way to picturesque views of a 40-foot magnolia tree and a rambling creek that crosses the front of the property. In warmer months fire up the barbeque grill and host a garden party in the large backyard, where you can watch the sun set behind an abandoned silo, and both horses and cows that graze across the ridge of the adjacent property. In cooler months, roast marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit or strike up a fire and settle in by the hearth of one of the home’s two indoor working fireplaces.

The 2,176 square foot, sundrenched, yellow stucco home offers three comfortable and inviting bedrooms: a master with a queen bed, a guest room with a queen bed, and a second guest room with two twin beds. There are two and a half bathrooms; spacious kitchen, dining and living rooms; and a cozy den. Random plank hardwood floors dating back to the early-mid 20th century, antique furnishings, and a second staircase built as part of a two-story rear wing extension, lend extra character to the home.

The towns of Middleburg, Upperville and The Plains, which offer a variety of farm-to-table restaurants, high end shops, local butchers, the National Sporting Library & Museum, and a world-class spa facility, all are within and a 15-20 minute drive. Dozens of other area attractions, including Sky Meadows State Park and Shenandoah State Park, are a 20-30 minute driving distance away.

For lovers of the outdoors, the area offers spectacular vistas of rolling farmland and vineyards from meandering country roads—perfect for biking or afternoon drives. Nature enthusiasts can spot one of dozens of bird types, as well as deer, rabbit, fox and other animals; hike some of the region’s best trails in Shenandoah; or enjoy the ever-changing symphony of wild flowers that spring up alongside the road in the spring and summer.

History buffs will enjoy learning about the historic district of Rectortown, in which the house sits. The Manassas Gap Railroad stop that John Rector, after whom Rectortown was named, was influential in creating still carries cargo trains by less than a quarter of a mile down the road. The old Rectortown railroad storehouse, visible from the stone bridge giving access to the property, is one of the many Civil War historic landmarks in the area.

A list of links to area restaurants, attractions and events—including twilight polo matches, horse shows, vineyards offering dinner and wine pairings, and seasonal festivals and fairs—is available to renters upon request.

The house has an HD flat screen TV, satellite TV with 120 channels, a DVD player, and wireless internet suitable for emailing and basic web browsing. The cozy den with working fireplace also offers books available for use at the house. Don't see anything you like there? Take a walk to the Rectortown Post Office where you'll find a Little Free Library with additional books for borrowing.

Rates, security deposit, and cleaning fee information follow. The house can sleep a maximum of six guests. Pets are not allowed without advance permission.

Other area activities include:
- Pev's Paintball (walk-on reservations on Saturdays & Sundays)
- Big Dog Pots Pottery Studio (classes include ceramics and glass)
- Sky Meadows State Park (10 miles bridle trails, 24 miles hiking trails, 9 miles biking trails, freshwater fishing)
- Middleburg Community Farmers Market (daily, 8am-12pm)
- Cooking classes, afternoon tea, & activities for kids at nearby Salamander Resort
- Spa treatments (including 20% off for 'locals' on weekdays) at Salamander Resort

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/15/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2176 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    This half bath is located on the ground level....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is connected to the mater bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is shared by the two guest rooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A private chef can be contracted upon request; massages and spa treatment can be booked at the nearby Salamander Resort....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books available to borrow, stored in the rear den....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Flatscreen, HD television with 120 channels and DVD hook-up....moreless

  • Games:

    Taboo, Bananagrams, Connect Four, and more! All stored in the rear den....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flatscreen, HD television with 120 channels and DVD hook-up....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Speakers available to play music from bluetooth-enabled devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen, HD television with 120 channels and DVD hook-up....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Beautiful bucolic scenery with loads of seasonal activities from pick-your-own farms to horse shows, wine tastings and delicious farm-to-table restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful antique table and sideboard. Dining room table can seat up to 12 people. A child's highchair is available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three separate thermostats allow for varied temperature control across different parts of the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two working fireplaces: one in the living room, one in the den....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Three separate thermostats allow for varied temperature control across different parts of the house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen includes bay window with mango wood table, and an adjacent cafe-style table and chairs. Kitchen includes microwave, coffeemaker, crockery, cutlery, pots, plans, and grilling tools....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles available for guest use upon advance request....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch with seating for six; lawn furniture and an outdoor table/chairs available for use in the rear yard in warmer months....moreless

  • Golf:

    Area golf courses available within a 20-30 minute drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Over 1 acre of property, including a stream with footbridge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New grill that heats up to 700 degrees available for use in the backyard....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325
$2,000 $3,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $150

Notes:

Note: Holidays including Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas may be subject to a holiday booking fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gold Cup Bar at Salamander Resort & Spa
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stonewall Golf Club
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 66
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hunter's Head Tavern

Car: Necessary

Conveniently located a one-hour drive from Washington, D.C. and Dulles International Airport, Magnolia Hill is a charming and lovingly maintained farmhouse dating back to 1880.

Nestled into the rolling hills of Virginia’s horse and wine country, the house is situated within a 15-20 minute drive of several area vineyards. Neighboring Middleburg, Upperville and The Plains, which offer a variety of farm-to-table restaurants, high end shops, local butchers, a Civil War museum and a world-class spa facility, all also within and a 15-20 minute drive. Dozens of other area attractions, including Sky Meadows State Park and Shenandoah State Park, are a 20-30 minute driving distance away.

For lovers of the outdoors, the area offers spectacular vistas of rolling farmland and vineyards from meandering country roads—perfect for biking or afternoon drives. Nature enthusiasts can spot one of dozens bird types, as well as deer, rabbit, fox and other animals; hike some of the region’s best trails in Shenandoah; or enjoy the ever-changing symphony of wild flowers that spring up alongside the road in the spring and summer.

History buffs will enjoy learning about the historic district of Rectortown, in which the house sits. The Manassas Gap Railroad stop that John Rector, after whom Rectortown was named, was influential in creating still carries cargo trains by less than a quarter of a mile down the road. The old Rectortown railroad storehouse, visible from the stone bridge giving access to the property, is one of the many Civil War historic landmarks in the area.

A list of links to area restaurants, attractions and events—including twilight polo matches, horse shows, vineyards offering dinner and wine pairings, and seasonal festivals and fairs—is available to renters upon confirmation of booking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: As native Washingtonians, my husband and I have a deep appreciation for the beauty and serenity of the country surrounding the DC suburbs. We love escaping to this bucolic retreat for fresh air, expansive vistas, delicious local food, and the slower pace of country living.

Why the Owner Chose Marshall, VA, USA:
Few houses exhibit the unique charm this property has. The home's original details dating back to the turn of the 19th century together with a substantial rear wing expansion make for a beautiful and spacious property. Exposed hardwood beams, random plank hardwood floors, and both a front and a rear staircase add undeniable character. Windows facing north, east, and west mean that there's always a sunny place in the house. Stunning views from the house and its large, covered front port include: a log cabin across the street, a babbling brook at the foot of the property, and horses and cows grazing along the adjacent property.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Area attractions include: wineries, horse shows, hiking trails, pick-your-own farms, stunning Virginia byways perfect for cycling, farm-to-table restaurants, a multi-million dollar hotel & spa in neighboring Middleburg, boutiques, and more.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/15/2016

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Photos

  • Magnolia Hill in morning light.

    Magnolia Hill in morning light.

  • Guest room with queen bed, hardwood floors, exposed wooden beams, lots of light.

    Guest room with queen bed, hardwood floors, exposed wooden beams, lots of light.

  • The living room fireplace adorned for the holidays.

    The living room fireplace adorned for the holidays.

  • Cafe style seating in the spacious kitchen.

    Cafe style seating in the spacious kitchen.

  • A spacious kitchen with multiple exposures is bright throughout the day.

    A spacious kitchen with multiple exposures is bright throughout the day.

  • Rustic picnic tables are available for set-up in the picturesque backyard.

    Rustic picnic tables are available for set-up in the picturesque backyard.

  • A view of the front porch.

    A view of the front porch.

  • From the backyard watch the sun set behind cows grazing a hilltop ridge.

    From the backyard watch the sun set behind cows grazing a hilltop ridge.

  • The creek surrounded by a fresh blanket of snow.

    The creek surrounded by a fresh blanket of snow.

  • Los Angeles? Shanghai? This sign in The Plains points the way.

    Los Angeles? Shanghai? This sign in The Plains points the way.

  • A sign recounting Civil War history outside of the old Rectortown train depot.

    A sign recounting Civil War history outside of the old Rectortown train depot.

  • Sunshine & country touches in the master bedroom, with an adjoining master bath.

    Sunshine & country touches in the master bedroom, with an adjoining master bath.

  • Exposed beams and twin beds in the second guest room.

    Exposed beams and twin beds in the second guest room.

  • A view from the living room, past the front staircase and into the dining room.

    A view from the living room, past the front staircase and into the dining room.

  • Beautiful antique dining room table, which can seat up to 12, set for a meal.

    Beautiful antique dining room table, which can seat up to 12, set for a meal.

  • Vintage portraits of Parisian street scenes add romance to the country setting.

    Vintage portraits of Parisian street scenes add romance to the country setting.

  • Reading nook in the den by the rear staircase. Kitchen bay window in background.

    Reading nook in the den by the rear staircase. Kitchen bay window in background.

  • Stretch out and relax in the long front porch.

    Stretch out and relax in the long front porch.

  • A view of the expansive front lawn with white adirondack chairs by the creek.

    A view of the expansive front lawn with white adirondack chairs by the creek.

  • View from the front porch of neighboring cabin, seen here in late autumn.

    View from the front porch of neighboring cabin, seen here in late autumn.

  • The new Red Truck Rural Bakery in neighboring Marshall.

    The new Red Truck Rural Bakery in neighboring Marshall.

  • Bring your bike! Biking through fall colors along neighboring Rectortown Road.

    Bring your bike! Biking through fall colors along neighboring Rectortown Road.

  • View from the tasting room of the nearby Delaplane Cellars winery.

    View from the tasting room of the nearby Delaplane Cellars winery.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Charming 3-Bedroom Farmhouse In Virginia Horse & Wine Country

Marshall, VA, USA #552600

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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