Step Back Into the Mid 19th Century! Enjoy an Idyllic Virginia Country Retreat.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Moss Side is a dream destination for wine lovers, golfers, writers, artists, historians, sportsmen, nature enthusiasts, or anyone wanting to get away for the week or just a few days. Completely private and rural, yet situated on a main thoroughfare only a short distance from an interstate highway, you will enjoy the best of both worlds- seclusion with convenience. Located just minutes from three wineries, four golf courses and less than 30 minutes from Richmond and Williamsburg, 60 minutes from Virginia Beach and two hours from Washington D.C., Moss Side offers something for just about anyone wishing to relax or enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Visiting Moss Side, circa 1865, is like stepping back into the middle of the 19th Century. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of an authentic planter’s home. The furnishings, decorations, and architecture tell the story of what it would have been like to live in a fine house of that period.
Completely disconnect from the daily grind and marvel at a recently renovated property outfitted with all of the conveniences that life has to offer. A true retreat, Moss Side is the perfect destination for those who desire to be surrounded by history, nature, antique furnishings and luxurious appointments. A two bedroom house that sleeps four comfortably, Moss Side is for those who appreciate history, refinement and tranquility.
An authentic, detached out building, typical of 19th century homes, boasts a state of the art gourmet kitchen disguised in old world cabinetry and furnishings. You will be amazed at the contrast between historic detail and modern culinary convenience. A true historical gem and a perfect place to host a quaint meal is the upper level period dining room, complete with exposed ceiling beams and fireplace. All 6 fireplaces throughout the house and detached out building are working gas fireplaces which enhance the old world ambiance.
Nestled on 216 rural acres in historic New Kent County, visitors will relish the exquisite countryside by taking lingering walks through the property, go bird watching, or simply have a picnic on the lawn. One can tour the historic county of New Kent, play a round or two of golf, enjoy a bottle of wine at the local wineries, or jaunt off to wonderful shopping and excellent dining in nearby Williamsburg and Richmond. Envelop yourself in the past by touring several historical churches in the area as well as the iconic James River Plantations along the Route 5 corridor in neighboring Charles City County, 20 minutes away.
Moss Side is also a good destination for special events, such as corporate meetings or retreats as well as weddings and parties. Moss Side Manor has a neighboring property, known as Moss Side Cottage, that sleeps 6 and is available for guests. Bring the entire family or office, the address is 8335 New Kent Highway, New Kent, VA 23124.
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Member since: 2015
- 2350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A reproduction of the original 19th c. kitchen that is actually detached from the house in a separate building, as it would have been in the 1800's. The kitchen is outfitted with modern appliances....moreless
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2 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $75
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Cleaning fee $125
- Tax Rate 7.3%
No penalties for cancellations.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Less than 20 minutes from Richmond International Airport, 45 minutes from Newport News Airport, and 30 minutes to Richmond Amtrack, Moss Side is conveniently located near major transportation depots.
The property is less than 30 minutes from Williamsburg/Yorktown and Richmond via I64, 1 hour from Virginia Beach, 1.75 hour from Charlottesville, and 2 hours from Washington D.C.. Enjoy local places of interest, such as the James River Plantations: Shirley, Berkley, Westover, Sherwood Forest and Evelynton Plantations on Route 5 about 20 minutes away and local wineries and golf courses just minutes away.
Year Purchased: 2013
Why New Kent, VA, USA:
The current property owner, John Poindexter, an entreprenuer as well as a land and building preservationist, is a native Texan. He currently resides in Houston while considering New Kent, Virginia his second home. With family roots in New Kent dating to the late 1600's, John began a property acquisition and restoration effort in 2013. By 2014 it included 2500 acres of rural property situated near Williamsburg, VA. The acquired properties are once again becoming farming acreage and managed forests, characteristic of the colonial era. Unlike most entrepreneurs whose interest New Kent has captured, his intentions have been to protect and preserve. The property was in extreme disrepair when purchased in 2013. With the guidance of local craftsmen and talented advisers, the property was fully revitalized to its original condition, along with a few modern conveniences. In a home that was at one time full of life and vitality, the owner desires that new memories will be created and cherished by those who visit. Moss Side, circa 1865, was one of John's first renovations. Moss Side's acres were once in the Poindexter family, from which it was purchased and operated for generations by the Christian family. The Christian family still lives in New Kent and remains close neighbors and friends. The Christian's were pleased to witness the masterful renovation and to see their beloved family homeplace restored to its original elegance.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Moss Side is a wonderful place of tranquility and retreat due to its seclusion and natural beauty. It features a natural, lush environment and direct access to 216 farm and forest acres for the enjoyment of guests. The convenient location allows access to the wineries and golf courses and the James River Plantations, and is located near Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as Hampton Roads and Northern VA/ Washington D.C.
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Dining Room- Seats 10
Double/ Double Guest Bedroom
Double/ Double Guest Bedroom
Upper level dining room over detached kitchen
Moss Side Cottage- neighboring available property
19th C. Dining Room, seat 10, has 2 butlers pantry's and working fireplace.
Queen bedroom fireplace view.
Double/Double Guest Bedroom
Guest Bath 1
Detached Tower Kitchen
Detached Tower Kitchen
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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