18th C. Plantation--Also Weddings, Retreats, Special Events, Hunting/Fishing(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 12)
This King William, Va. former 3,000 acre plantation offers one of the most peaceful settings anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic, yet its proximity to important Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, museums, and other historic sites, wineries, and canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting (we have our own dock and duck blind), and guided nature tours make it the perfect accommodation for your trip to the Richmond area. Colonial Williamsburg is less than an hour away. Charlottesville, home of Jefferson's Monticello, the University of Virginia, and Charlottesville RVA wine region, are about 90 minutes' drive. (Saude Creek Winery and New Kent Winery and Vineyards are each about half an hour away.)
The 5,000 square foot, 18th c. Georgian plantation home offers a total of six guest bedrooms and sleeps 12. Owner and family Basset Hound occupy the former chauffeur's quarters on the property during guest occupancy. The property is available for weddings, retreats, and special events. Please see www.northpointplantation.com.
Now on nearly 15 riverfront acres, this unique home is less than two hours from Washington, D.C., about 35 minutes from Richmond, Va., and less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg. The 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, one of the most decisive of the Civil War, was fought just 20 miles from North Point. (All told, the Richmond area has more Civil War and Emancipation sites than anywhere in the country. Blood stains on the North Point's top floor are a testament to its use as a hospital during the Civil War.)
The calm Mattaponi River, named for an indigenous Indian tribe, and the 160 century-old box woods that line the drive leading to the house are the signature features of our property. The seven bedroom (one bedroom is currently set up as a sitting room), five bathroom home overlooks a tidal bend in the river and is suffused with light throughout the day. Built in typical, 18th c. plantation style--one room deep, with windows facing front and back, the gently flowing Mattaponi River fills almost every view from the house. Guests may enjoy the river and landscape from the home's large back porch.
The home's exceptional beauty and serenity were noted in the book, Old Virginia Houses: The Northern Peninsula. But the plantation's ownership during the 18th and early 19th centuries by the Roane family, one of Virginia's wealthiest and most politically connected, make it historically noteworthy.
Established sometime in the 1720's, the property was part of the larger Mount Pleasant plantation patented by Samuel Garlick. When in 1762 ownership of the plantation passed to the Roane family, one of Virginia's wealthiest and most politically connected, the plantation became significant in the annals of Virginia history.
John Roane, born on the plantation in 1766, served two stints in the Virginia House of Delegates, from 1788-1790 and in 1792, and then served in the U.S. Congress between 1809-1815, and then again from 1827-1831. John Roane's son, John Jones Roanne, also was born on the plantation and like his father, served in the Congress from 1831-1833.
The home's main architectural and structural features, such as original hard pine floors, six fireplaces, brick walls and wood moldings are unchanged through the centuries. The old brick "summer kitchen" and round well remain. A paper mulberry tree and two of three towering pecan trees date from the 18th century.
Built in typical 18th c. tidewater colonial style, the house is one-room deep (interior brick walls are 29 inches thick), with windows facing front, back, and side, so that the gently flowing Mattaponi River fills nearly every view from inside the house. Bald Eagles, Ospreys, King Rails and Least Bitterns, staging Soras and Tree Swallows, and large populations of geese and other winter fowl fill the air around North Point with their song. Guests can savor those sounds, along with the beautiful sunrises, magnificent sunsets, and brilliant star-filled skies over the home's large back porch, making their special time at our home unforgettable.
Standing on the gentle slope overlooking the Mattaponi, it's easy for one to imagine yesteryear when the plantation bustled with activity and important visitors came from far and wide to discuss politics and the business of planting.
The house is divided into four levels, including the English basement, where the kitchen, dining room, half bath/laundry room, and pantry are located. Guest bedrooms are on the third and fourth levels.
Master bedroom suite features a king-size four poster bed, gas fireplace, full bath, refrigerator in a closet for your wine or water, and an attached sitting room.
One large guest room, with king-size antique brass bed, has a connecting guest room (likely a former nursery) with antique double brass bed. Both rooms share a large full bath and together are perfect for families or friends. An adjacent bedroom, with queen-size bed, has a full bathroom (newly renovated with frameless glass and marble shower) just outside the bedroom. Together, these three bedrooms and two baths, sleeping up to six people, are perfect for a large family or related friends/family.
Two additional bedrooms, one with king-size bed, the other with queen-size bed, are located on the fourth level. Guests occupying those bedrooms have use of the full bathroom on the third level, described above. That bathroom is centrally located on the third level.
We also have queen-size aerobeds for extra guests. Call for price over 12 guests.
Updated, gourmet kitchen with original hearth, is fully stocked with high-end implements.
Check In: 4 p.m. Check out: 12 noon.
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Member since: 2015
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- We have a duck blind for hunters who have a Virginia hunting license.
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
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1 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
Check in: 4 p.m. Check out: noon.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Guests with valid fishing license may fish off our dock.
Guests with valid hunting license may hunt from our blind.
Why the Owner Chose King William, VA, USA:
As described in the book, Old Virginia Houses: The Northern Penninsulas, our home is distinguished by its peacefulness, largely due to the Mattaponi River, but also for the way the light enters the house. There is no better place to relax, meditate, feel the joy of life, than from the porch of our Bed and Breakfast. Yet it is conveniently located the major Civil War and Revolutionary War sites, the historic city of Richmond, wineries, and nature activities.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location is perfect for travelers heading north to south or south to north because we are only 35 minutes from Richmond, an hour and forty-five minutes from Washington, DC., less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg, and 90 minutes from Monticello in Charlottesville. Our house and land is truly an oasis of serenity near these major tourist centers.
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The porch is the best place to relax with coffee or a glass of wine.
Parlor. Library and bathroom are beyond.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, full bath, gas fireplace, and sitting room.
Another view of bedroom w/full bath to the left and another bedroom beyond
The second guest bedroom also faces the river.
Former nursery faces the river and has extensive built in drawers.
Sunsets at North Point are heavenly. We make s'mores over the fire pit.
Formal dining room in English basement. Original marble floor.
North Point is included in this book of notable Old Virginia Homes.
Guests with valid fishing license may fish off our dock.
Numerous bald eagles perch on our riverfront.
Additional View of Exterior
Formal living room.
Renovated kitchen with original hearth.
Large guest bedroom features king-size bed, gas fireplace, adjoining full bath.
Full bath for guests of large yellow guest bedroom and former nursery.
Newly renovated marble shower in full bath on second floor.
Mattaponi River is one of cleanest on the East Coast.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017
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