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HISTORIC ITALIANATE, SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HISTORIC ITALIANATE, SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Amherst

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 5-12)

Fairview is surrounded by spectacular, panoramic mountain scenery and over 150 acres of rural farmland.

Listed on the National Historic Registry, Fairview is well known in the area as an historic landmark. Fairview's distinctive tower is a key signature of the Italianate style. The rich, unique architecture, is one of the most prominent examples of the Italianate style in the state. Noted architectural features include gothic arched windows, an ocular window, and intricate brick details throughout the exterior.

Fairview is a classic, country home offering 5 guest rooms, 4 private baths with luxury linens and furnishings. The interior is quite elegant and filled with European antiques, yet still maintains a comfortable atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The broad veranda in the back of the house faces a bold Blue Ridge mountain range, and is a favorite relaxing venue for guests.

Located in Piney River, VA, a small rural town in Amherst County, Virginia, Fairview was built shortly after the Civil War in 1867 by a wealthy doctor who valued the area for its breathtaking mountain views.

Guests may enjoy feeding and interacting with the white Arabian horses, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor aviary featuring an array of colorful peacocks.

A recently fully furnished Guest Cottage is also available with wonderful pastoral and bold mountain views. The Guest Cottage is available to larger parties, in conjunction with a Main House reservation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2014

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People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Wilson, NC
3

Great location. Handicap accessibility poor. Live sports viewing poor (buffering)

  • 3 out of 5
Meet with family from various east coast locations. Lots of room. Great kitchen. We were confused about accessibility. Not a location for wheelchair or walker. No cable or satellite. Only live sports option was one ESPN channel which required frequent buffering delays. Gas logs did not work properly. They never got hot, cycling off/on on their own schedule.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Glendale CA
5

amazing place

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I were part of a group staying there for a wedding the weekend of 8-6-11 and this property was amazing!!! Lots to do, we enjoyed the area (though we were very occupied with wedding details). Very rural and somewhat secluded but a small drive to Lynchburg. We are most definitely staying here in the future!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Alexandria, VA
5

Spectacular is right!

  • 5 out of 5
Fairview was heavenly! We stayed over July 4th weekend and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this property. If you are interested in peace and quiet, away from the hussle & bussle of life -- this is the place to rent. Being surrounded by farm land with the Blue Ridge Mountains out the back porch was simply serene. We had fun cooking in the gourmet kitchen, taking a dip in the hot tub, reading in the provided robes on the rocking chairs, sitting in the sauna, watching the Arabian horses, peacocks, and cows, along with... hiking at nearby Crabtree Falls, boating at Mill Creek Lake, and visiting Saunders Farmers Market. This would be a great place for family gatherings, as there are five furnished bedrooms and plenty of elbow room in/around the mansion. Oh - and our pooch had a great time too! Hope you fall in love with Fairview, as we did !
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Oakland, CA
5

A gracious bucolic interlude

  • 5 out of 5
Four of us, including my 90 year old mother, returned to Fairview recently for a four-night stay. Having stayed at Fairview approximately 10 years earlier, when it was in other hands, we already had pleasant associations with the place.

We couldn't have hoped for more, our fond memories were not disappointed and we found many improvements and enhancements had been made to the establishment in the meantime.

Fairview's setting couldn't be lovelier and its gardens, peaceful repose, and resident menagerie encourage lollygagging. The viewshed and Fairview's two welcoming porches are an invitation to watching cows, flreflies, sunsets, and, most dramatically, lightening storms along the Blue Ridge.

With five generous bedrooms (one on ground level) and four bathrooms, the main house can very comfortably hold a group of up to ten. The spacious public rooms lend themselves to entertaining and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped.

The historic nature of the residence and its sensitive renovation, stewardship and furnishing contribute to an almost "other worldly" experience.

This is a spot of great beauty and tranquility and, equally, within striking distance of many interesting things to do and see, such as wineries in Afton, the charms of Nellysford, Charlottesville's many sites, and greater Amherst and Nelson counties many places of interest.

We found Fairview to be very well appointed and maintained, with many guest needs anticipated and supplied for. Guests requiring cable TV, access to the web, and stable cellular service be forewarned: a highly connected lifestyle is not easily achieved at Fairview, although our group adjusted and became adept at finding sweet spots for cell phone service.

Fairview truly wraps visitors in its mood and comforts, surrounding one with history, nature, vistas and tranquility.

I hope to return.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Rochester, NY
5

Happy, happy bicyclists!

  • 5 out of 5
Our 10 person bicycling crew lodged at Fairview for 2 nights while cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Aside from the spectacular mountain vistas, the morning fog arising from the valley, and the horses, cattle, and peacocks, the house itself was magnificent. Lot's of good beds, and a fully stocked kitchen. Power cyclists can ride the 20 miles up (note: UP!) to the parkway, or sag up if you want an easier alternative. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p196339vb
-(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Wausau, Wisconsin
5

A Beautiful Visit

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at this property was most memorable for my husband and I, along with our daughter and her husband. We used it as a base for daily trips to Monticello (highly recommended) and other historical sites, as well as all of the wonderful hiking and mountain activities. We ate at restaurants recommended by Jennifer and we all enjoyed them. The house is large and comfortable,and I had photo cards made of the wonderful sights and scenes that we enjoyed on the property. The peacocks, especially Big Daddy, provided a lot of free entertainment. My daughter even went back to DC with a new kitten. Thanks Jennifer!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Amherst, Central Virginia

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Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Amherst in Central Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming

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