New! Cozy 3 BR Getaway Cottage at Weatherlea Farm & Vineyard(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Bed And Breakfast
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Three bedrooms, full kitchen, living/dining room, sleeps up to 6
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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Member since: 2009
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
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
- Bed And Breakfast
- Bed & Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
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
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Towels, hair dryer and all bath amenities are supplied for our guests.
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
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:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Housekeeper Included
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Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
- Primary: (540) 822-5097 (Virginia, USA)
The Shepherd's Cottage.
WeatherLea's 19th century barn, wedding reception venue par excellence!
Our farm logo -- WeatherLea sheep (raised for fine wool) and wine gra
Romney Sheep and their guard llamas.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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