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Cozy cottage on charming horse farm

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Guest cottage on 20 acre horse farm in Keswick area

Peaceful cottage in beautiful Keswick/Gordonsville horse & wine country. 20 minutes from Charlottesville and historic sites. It is located on a 20 acre horse farm in a private area all it's own. Several wineries nearby. The cottage has one bedroom with a loft area that can accommodate 3 more quests. Full bath & a small efficient kitchen. It is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend or a family trip to enjoy the activities in the Charlottesville Area. It has pine paneling throughout with a wonderful fireplace making it warm and inviting. Guests can relax and do nothing or enjoy our farm setting and take walks through the countryside.

FOR GUESTS WISHING TO BOOK SEVERAL MONTHS IN ADVANCE: You should know that our farm is listed for sale. We can not guarantee availability more than 2 months from the date of booking due to the possibility of a sale. We would be happy to refund your payment in the event that we would have to cancel your reservation.



More Details

Susan Forschler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, husband speaks german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Susan Forschler

George and I have lived in the Charlottesville area for over 15 years. We love enjoying farm life here and being close enough to the city to enjoy all Charlottesville has to offer. We are happy to offer our guest cottage for you to enjoy while you visit this area.

Susan Forschler purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Susan Forschler chose Virginia

We built the cottage when we first purchased our farm. We loved coming on weekends and whenever we could get away. It was our 'home away from home' until we moved to Charlottesville and built the main house. Now it is our much beloved guest cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is warm and inviting for relaxing and doing nothing or, if you choose, close enough to several historic sites and so much to explore.

You should know that we do not provide breakfast or any meals, however we do stock the refrigerator with some water and soda and some snacks. Fireplace is now open for the season. Also, there are no horses on the property at this time. Dani, who was born on this farm 3 years ago, is off for training and her companion horse was too lonely by himself.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cedar Ridge in Gordonsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Cozy cottage on charming horse farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Washington, DC


  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful weekend at Susan's cottage! It was all perfect. One could immediately notice the kindness and the willingness from Susan to make you feel at home. The cottage is extremely cozy, very well equipped, including snacks and beverages in the fridge. The Bavarian decoration makes you feel as you are at their own house. Our sincere thanks for the hospitality. We will definitely come back! My six-year old boy is already missing the place. Thank you again Susan.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful area and views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to anyone looking for quiet time and an area close to different sights. We spent the weekend for a wedding in Gordonsville. Susan and George were awesome hosts. The cottage was immaculate and we had everything we needed. Susan added snacks, bottled water, soft drinks, milk, orange juice and coffee.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Come see us again anytime! Was a pleasure to host you and your husband.
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Alexandria, VA

Quaint, relaxing and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend here. The fireplace is relaxing, the cottage is quaint and the location ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was a pleasure hosting you at our cottage. Hope you come again!
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It is a very beautiful cottage on a wonderful horse farm.

  • 5 of 5

I was met by Susan at the horse farm. She showed us the cabin and she had left some goodies for us. The cabin has a nice living room and dining area. The master bedroom was great and bed was comfortable. My wife loves the rolling hills outside our door and the horses in the pasture were an added plus.

We went to several small towns in the area and ate at some of the restaurants near Charlottesville. I recommend south street brewery and the Nook down town. My wife wants to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the cottage! My kids are already asking to go back. Everything was comfortable and clean, and the location was a perfect base for exploring the history of the area. The weather was crummy for most of our stay but on the sunny day the kids played outside on the tire swing and in the large cottage yard. Our host was terrific, very available and communicative. The kitchen was stocked with some basics, and the grocery is just a few miles away. This is a really wonderful location and cottage! We recommend it highly and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for staying with us. Would love to host you and your family again anytime!
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Special place in Charlottesville

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very nice, place is perfect, quite, very nicely decorated, clean.. just a super place to stay....not far drive into Charlottesville.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you come back soon.
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Barboursville Vineyards
Barboursville Ruins
Pomme Restaurant
Car: necessary

We are located on a VA Scenic Byway. Lovely horse and wine country.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cedar Ridge, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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