New! Cozy 3 BR Getaway Cottage at Weatherlea Farm & Vineyard

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This cottage is especially well-suited for families with children. There is also ample outdoor space for safe play, and the kids will especially enjoy seeing the sheep and llamas -- especially in the spring when there may be baby lambs!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, our own animals have exclusive use of our farm. However, our community has an excellent boarding facility that has been used by a number of our overnight guests....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The front door is one step up from ground level and at the level of all the main floor rooms except the kitchen and bathroom, which are down one step. While we do not have a permanent ramp, we have a portable one to place at the front door if needed and have successfully accommodated guests with limited mobility. A golf cart is available to assist guests with limited mobility to move between the parking space and the front door....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Towels, hair dryer and all bath amenities are supplied for our guests.

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books:

    Take-one-and-leave-one library!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    A selection of popular movie DVDs is available. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Satellite System...moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite TV provided by DirectTV, including sports channels....moreless

  • Video Library


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Blue Ridge is visible from the vineyard, at the highest point on our farm....moreless

  • Rural:

    With over 40 wineries, our county (Loudoun,VA,) is known as DC's Wine Country. We also offer the beautiful landscapes of the Blue Ridge, equestrian centers and farms producing fresh and local foods....moreless

  • Village:

    Our farm lies between two historic villages settled by German farmers in the 1700s -- Lovettsville, VA and Brunswick, MD, separated by the Potomac River. Both offer shops, museums and restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table is in the combined living/dining room. Deck behind the house has two dining tables/chairs for 8, with umbrellas, and a gas grill. Ample breakfast foods provided for full breakfast....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer located in basement laundry room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New heat pump system...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi and HD Satellite TV with all popular channels....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    Combined living/dining room; flat-screen TV with satellite service. Comfortable seating, electric fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Conveniently located off-street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Washer located in basement laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig single-serve, fully stocked. Regular coffee maker is also available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new, stainless steel....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Brand-new kitchen and appliances, fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, and breakfast nook. Dining table seats 6. Gas grill and table seating for 6 on the rear cottage deck. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in over-the-range microwave of ample size....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry/breakfast nook has a high-top table and chairs as well as ample shelves...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel and brand new!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new, with a large capacity oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Actually a large deck at the rear of the cottage....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    By special arrangement...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental kayaks and canoes are available in nearby Brunswick, MD for use on the Potomac River, less than a mile away....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a gazebo in our vineyard where guests are welcome to sit and relax....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    WeatherLea Farm has extensive meadows and pastures that guests are welcome to walk. Croquet and corn hole equipment available upon request....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 8 traveler reviews
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $25
  • Tax Rate 13%


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.

50% due upon booking; second 50% due one week before arrival in most cases. For weekend rentals, second payment may be made upon arrival.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International (IAD) - 30 miles
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mad Dog BrewPub, Lovettsville -- 2 miles
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
White's Ferry across Potomac, Leesburg, VA
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Purcellville Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Train
MARC Commuter Train to DC --
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest interstate is I-70/270
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lovettsville, VA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:



  • The Shepherd's Cottage.

    The Shepherd's Cottage.

  • WeatherLea's 19th century barn, wedding reception venue par excellence!

    WeatherLea's 19th century barn, wedding reception venue par excellence!

  • Our farm logo -- WeatherLea sheep (raised for fine wool) and wine gra

    Our farm logo -- WeatherLea sheep (raised for fine wool) and wine gra

  • Living/Dining Room

    Living/Dining Room

  • Romney Sheep and their guard llamas.

    Romney Sheep and their guard llamas.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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