Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

NEW! Cozy 3 BR Getaway Cottage at WeatherLea Farm & Vineyard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, full kitchen, living/dining room, sleeps up to 6

The Shepherd's Cottage at WeatherLea Farm sleeps up to six guests in a master bedroom with queen bed, a double bedroom and a third bedroom with single-size trundle bed that sleeps 2 when open. Includes a well-equipped, all-new gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, and a dining table that seats 6, as well as one full bath with new tub and shower. An outside rear deck offers grilling and al fresco dining.

Ideal for a weekend or longer vacation for families with children; bride's and bridesmaids' pre-wedding hangout; writer's retreat; visits to Loudoun wineries, breweries and farm-to-table restaurants; Civil War historic site visits; Appalachian Trail hikers and C&O Canal Towpath bicyclists.

For larger groups, the Shepherd's Cottage can be paired with the adjacent Milk Cottage, which sleeps up to 4. WeatherLea's historic barn serves as a marvelous venue for weddings, family reunions and other gatherings between early May and late October.

WeatherLea's 28 acres of pastures, meadows, lawns and vineyard offer pleasant walks and places to sit and enjoy the outdoors and the view of the nearby Short Hills. The Potomac River is only a half-mile away.

More Details

Pamela and Malcolm Baldwin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Pamela and Malcolm Baldwin

Malcolm and Pamela Baldwin are active retirees from careers in international development and environmental policy, now focusing their time and energy on their historic farm, where they raise sheep and llamas, grow wine grapes and host weddings and overnight guests. They love to share their property with guests from all over the U.S. and overseas.

Pamela and Malcolm Baldwin purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Pamela and Malcolm Baldwin chose Lovettsville

The Shepherd's Cottage and its companion the Milk Cottage -- both part of beautiful WeatherLea Farm and Vineyard in Lovettsvillle, VA -- combine the best of vacation rental and bed-and-breakfast accommodations for families, couples and small groups of any age. Our location is unbeatable for a wide variety of sights and activities -- historic, recreational, rural and epicurean -- while also offering easy access to Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. We have also been a favorite place for writers to work in peace and quiet while taking advantage of our internet connections. We recently served as the location for an independent film, and for a renowned group of artists who painted our outstanding landscapes during the autumn season. Both cottages also serve as refuges for brides, grooms and their families during weddings held here at WeatherLea between May and October.

What makes this cottage unique

Having lived abroad for a number of years, the Baldwins especially enjoy hosting international guests!

Our location is ideal for an amazing array of historic sites, recreational opportunities, and great food and wine.


Lovettsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, hair dryer and all bath amenities are supplied for our guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a queen-size bed. Bedroom #2 has a double bed, and bedroom #3 has a twin trundle bed. Each room accommodates two persons; the cottage as a whole sleeps six.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are actually a hybrid accommodation, suitable as a vacation rental but also a B&B -- we provision breakfast foods in the refrigerator for guests to enjoy (and cook, in the case of eggs, bacon and sausage) for the first 1-2 mornings. Guests may bring in and prepare food for all other meals in the fully-equipped kitchen. We are also appropriately described as a "farmstay" accommodation, since observation of the sheep, llamas and vineyard are part of the experience!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

70% Complete
29% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
NEW! Cozy 3 BR Getaway Cottage at WeatherLea Farm & Vineyard
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

The pictures don't do this place justice!

  • 4 of 5

The owners were warm and responsive. The property was beautiful and the house met all of our needs. I highly recommend this spot for families (in particular) and everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Jenny. It was such fun to see your 3-generation family group enjoying a relaxing time together exploring the farm, and to hear about your visits to the historical landmarks of the area. We hope to see you here again, because there are lots more fun things to see and do! Best, Pamela
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Snuggly getaway and beautiful (and fuzzy) views.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three spent three weeknights at the Shepherd's Cottage just after the New Year during some bitterly cold days. The cottage was warm and we loved the electric fireplace which was perfect and safe for our curious toddler. The well-appointed cottage kitchen was stocked with more than enough for breakfasts, snacks, and we even made a dinner from some of the offerings. The large bathtub was essential for bathing our child. The linens were soft and the mattresses quality, especially the main bedroom with a comfort select mattress. Pamela was attentive and welcoming to our needs throughout the stay. As for the cottage itself, it was more comfortable and beautiful than I've come to expect from similar stays at other comparable cottages and homes. The farm property and vineyard were somewhat beyond our reach because of the below 10-degree temps, but we did venture into the barn where the animals were also seeking refuge from the wind chill. Malcolm shared the story of the farm and the ins-and-outs of managing the animals. We enjoyed our visit greatly and look forward to green fields, walks through the vineyard, fishing in the pond and exploring Weatherlea Farm with sunshine and warm breezes soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Lindsay, and for providing details that will be helpful to others. We so enjoyed meeting you all, and -- as you report -- we just regretted the frigid weather because it was simply not comfortable spending much time outdoors during your stay. You mentioned plans to return, and we look forward to that very much. Spring and summer are coming!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful accommodations. Perfectly appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more accompanying hosts or a more perfectly suited house. Great for a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Centennial, CO

Owner is a real pleasure to work with

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about this rental. We used this place a lanching pad for Harper's Ferry visits, only about 15 minutes away, though you have to pass through 3 states. The place was extremely clean and comfortable. Everything was in good working order, and the farm grounds are really enjoyable to walk around. There was food and fresh eggs left in the fridge. Pam invited us to venture into the vineyards where the pickers were collecting the grapes, which was a real treat for my 6 year old son, along with all the goats and llamas. Pam also gave us a late check out since there was no one after us, which really helped me out after doing the Freedom race. She also followed up on a few things I left behind (unprompted). All in all, she's a great, highly responsive owner, and anyone would be very happy here.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great getaway, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Truly a great place to relax and enjoy a country weekend. The cottage was quaint, comfy and had everything we could possibly ask for. Pamela & Malcolm Baldwin could not have been better hosts. Thank you to them for welcoming us, inviting us to the barn dance and treating us like family. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. The hosts were so kind to our kids, who could not get enough of wandering the grounds, waking up at 6am to go for walks and swing on the swing and talk to the sheep. The cottage was lovely--tasteful, comfortable, well-appointed. And the location is perfect for biking the C&O, hiking, exploring the towns and battlefields nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dulles International (IAD) - 30 miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mad Dog BrewPub, Lovettsville -- 2 miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
White's Ferry across Potomac, Leesburg, VA
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Purcellville Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MARC Commuter Train to DC --
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest interstate is I-70/270
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Market Table Bistro, Lovettsville
Car: necessary

We are ideally located for visitors with a wide variety of interests -- history, nature and wildlife, agriculture, bicycling, running and biking, fresh and local food and wine (as well as craft beers), painting and drawing, or just chilling out in our cottage with a good book or movie. (We keep a collection of books and DVDs in our cottages).

For Civil War buffs, we are a short drive from the battlefields of Antietam, Manassas, Monocacy, South Mountain and Ball's Bluff; even Gettysburg is only an hour's drive away. Civil War battle reenactments occur from time to time at all these battlefields. Harper's Ferry, WV -- the site of John Brown's raid -- is 10 miles away at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Lovettsville itself was a key border town, as a majority of its residents voted against secession and a number of its young men fought for the Union as part of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers.

We are also only 8 miles from the historic village of Waterford, founded by Quakers, whose residents also voted against secession and served as an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, the fabulous Waterford Craft Fair and Homes Tour on the first weekend of October brings thousands of visitors from all over the U.S.

Lovettsville hosts two fun festivals each year -- MayFest and Oktoberfest; Brunswick hosts Railroad Days in October.

Several vendors at Harper's Ferry offer rafting, kayaking, canoeing and inner-tubing on both the Potomac and the Shenandoah.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation policy: A full refund, less 10% and any taxes already remitted to state and local authorities, will be made if cancellation is no less than 30 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties