Heart of Virginia Retreat-James River, President's Homes, Civil War Trails

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Last updated: 08/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Newstead On The James, a perfect spot for meditation and renewal, is a beautiful country estate central to much history, historic homes, civil war sites and Virginia wineries.

The beauty and peace of the Virginia countryside is wonderfully uplifting. Take time out for a spiritual retreat. Leave behind the problems of our busy materialistic world and gain greater personal fulfillment.

A weekend at Newstead provides an opportunity to think more deeply about what is going on in our inner lives and may help you find the deeper meaning of life.

A total of three bedrooms with queen sized beds are available.

Afternoon tea and scones are available in the sitting room overlooking the South lawn by special request.

The James River is nearby for boating, tubing and swimming.

At night the Milky Way spills over the country sky.

Walk down the country lane and out into the field to visit the resident flock of sheep and their guardian dog, Simone.

Carriage rides available by special arrangement.

Monticello-Thomas Jefferson
Ashlawn-James Monroe
Montpelier-James Madison
Berkeley-William Henry Harrison 9th President
Mount Vernon-George Washington

White House of the Confederacy
Edgar Allen Poe House
Hollywood Cemetery

Virginia House

Manassas National Battlefield

Shirley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation
Westover Plantation
Sherwood Forest Plantation

Washington DC-Only 2.5 hours away
Arlington National Cemetery
Mary Washington House, Fredricksburg
Gari Melchers House, Fredricksburg

James River at Cartersville
James River rafting, canoeing & kayaking-Scottsville
Bear Creek State Park
High Bridge Trails State Park
Horseback riding at nearly Zephyr Stables
1.5 hours to the Blue Ridge Mountains and hiking

April-Charlottesville Dogwood Festival

June-James River Batteau Festival

September-Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival

September-James Madison's Montpelier Constitution Day Celebration with Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

October-Powhatan's 12th Annual Festival of the Grape

Swannanoa, Afton
Brandon Parish Church, Burrowsville
Blandford Church, Petersburg
Washington Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington
Saint George's Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg
Saint James Episcopal Church, Leesburg
Saint John's Episcopal Church, Tappahannock
Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville
University Chapel, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Saint Thomas's Episcopal Church, Orange
Saint John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge
Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton
All Saints Episcopal Church, Richmond
Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond
Ginter Park Baptist Church, Richmond
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond
Lewis Ginter Mausoleum, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond
Dooley Mansion, Maymont, Richmond
Saint James Episcopal Church, Richmond
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond
Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Chapel of the Centurion, Fort Monroe
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Newport News
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth
Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Suffolk

Some visitors have commented about the water pressure. Be aware of the fact that we are in the country. Please do not expect the well water pressure to be the same as you are used to with city water.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/01/2016

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There are two resident dogs at the estate. A Great Pyrenees and a Jack Russell. The Jack has been known to attack other dogs. Indoor cats welcome....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Games:

    Croquet, Cards, Scrabble, Ouija, Backgammon...moreless

  • Television:

    One in the downstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children's vhs videos upon request. ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Sweeping 360 degree views of rolling Virginia countryside dotted with cows and sheep....moreless

  • Village:

    Historic Cartersville is just one mile from Newstead. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Glass topped dining table to seat four. Padded chair seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in both bedrooms. Firewood, fire side utensils provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    No garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Circulating hot water radiators. Fired by an oil boiler....moreless

  • Internet:

    Verizon tower across the street gives good reception....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillowcases, blanket, duvet cover....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Use of sitting room available upon request....moreless

  • Parking:

    We're in the country! Plenty of parking here....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No telephone provided. Use your cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two towels provided per guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Upstairs laundry room has a washer and dryer. Use by request only....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fireplace insert in downstairs bedroom is a Buck Stove and can be used with the blower for really cold nights....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cooking pans, dishes, wine glasses and water glasses, flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large cast iron double sink. Corian counter top. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size oven below glass cook top...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment sized refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner Electric Glass Cook Top. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A toaster that accepts bagels too....moreless


  • Boat:

    Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking trips available in nearby Scottsville. Fish the James right here in Cartersville....moreless

  • Golf:

    Free cow pasture golf available at the local Country Store ~ Blanton & Pleasants just down the lane!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious grounds for walking....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Bring your own to use in the nearby James River. Boat launch available in Cartersville. 40 Acre Lake at nearby Bear Creek State Park....moreless



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4 night min stay
$501 $1,200

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included


Pets not allowed.

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Last updated: 08/01/2016
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56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Richmond International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cow Pasture Golf
42 Miles
Nearest Train
Richmond Virginia
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 64
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Goochland or Powhatan
156 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Necessary

Visitors should not miss a visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello just 39 miles from Newstead. There's a lot to see there. You can go back again and again. Other President's homes are also nearby. Ash Lawn, Poplar Forest, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon a little farther. More of our nation's Presidents are from Virginia than any other state.

A visit to Appomattox should not be overlooked. You go back in time and experience what it must have been like when the South surrendered.

St. John's historic church in Richmond, where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech 'Give me liberty or give me death', has stirring actors who give reenactments of that historic day.

Some visitors have commented about the water pressure. Please be aware that we are in the country. There is no problem with the water pressure. Please do not expect well water pressure in the country be to the same as that you are used to in the city.


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Peaceful, historic property with sweeping views of the countryside. A large swing strategically placed to enjoy the pastures dotted with cows, horses, sheep and gamboling lambs. Quiet lanes for walking. Wonderful retreat and renewal location. Central to all sorts of historic sites, president's homes, museums and water sports on the James River. Take a day trip. Learn something about our Country's history or go for a days outing on the James River Then stock up at the grocery store and head back to Newstead's wonderful apartment kitchen to prepare dinner as you like it!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/01/2016

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  • Newstead Manor

    Newstead Manor

  • Looking north from the guest entrance.

    Looking north from the guest entrance.

  • Downstairs bath/shower

    Downstairs bath/shower

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs Kitchen showing sink, cooktop, oven and dishwasher

    Upstairs Kitchen showing sink, cooktop, oven and dishwasher

  • Kitcen peninsula with cooktop.

    Kitcen peninsula with cooktop.

  • Upstairs Fireplace

    Upstairs Fireplace

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • James River during the June Batteau Festival.

    James River during the June Batteau Festival.

  • Tubing on the James River.

    Tubing on the James River.

  • Horse paddocks beside Manor House.

    Horse paddocks beside Manor House.

  • Another view of the South Lawn at Newstead.

    Another view of the South Lawn at Newstead.

  • East entrance and North guest entrance of Manor House

    East entrance and North guest entrance of Manor House

  • Downstairs Fireplace

    Downstairs Fireplace

  • Downstairs vanity

    Downstairs vanity

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Kitchen table and chairs.  Bookcase.

    Kitchen table and chairs. Bookcase.

  • Upstairs bedroom with spectacular Pineapple Bed.

    Upstairs bedroom with spectacular Pineapple Bed.

  • Upstairs vanity showing mirror with lights and bedroom beyond.

    Upstairs vanity showing mirror with lights and bedroom beyond.

  • Upstairs sitting room-open upon request.

    Upstairs sitting room-open upon request.

  • The James River

    The James River

  • Autumn sweeps in at Newstead.

    Autumn sweeps in at Newstead.

  • South Lawn at Newstead.

    South Lawn at Newstead.

  • The huge elm tree at Newstead.

    The huge elm tree at Newstead.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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