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Incredible Home w/Hot Tub, Heated Pool, 10 Minutes from Middleburg & Upperville

People10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This 6 BR, 2BA, 3,200 SF Stone & Clapboard Home Has it All--Privacy, Mtn. Views!

The Brookcliffe Farm Guest House, sited on a wooded ridge overlooking Beaverdam Creek and the Blue Ridge Mtns., is part of a 30 acre estate located in the heart of VA Hunt Country. This secluded, BR, 2 very large full bathrooms, 3,200 sq. ft. stone and clapboard home has two large flagstone terraces (one under roof and the other pool side with a large pergola); a 20'x40' inground heated swimming pool open early May through Labor Day weekend; a new outdoor Jacuzzi 6-person hot tub; and attached garage parking for 1 vehicle (additional covered parking available). A recent renovation included an updated galley kitchen and two full bathrooms, CAC installation, custom lighting, a LR ceiling fan, refinished heart of pine hardwood floors and professionally designed/installed landscaping. There are two bedrooms upstairs in addition to a very comfortable and private sleep sofa in the sun room. Downstairs you will find three more bedrooms, one with a fireplace and sitting area. The bedrooms share access to a huge, two-room recently renovated shower and vanity room.

Our farm is located on scenic Foxcroft Rd. bordering the Historic Beaverdam Creek District. The guest house is 5.5 miles northwest of Middleburg, 4 miles from Upperville, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. and 30 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mtns. We're perfectly located for guests interested in a variety of activities, such as attending family weddings, touring the local vineyards, cycling, fox hunting, polo, steeplechase races (we're 5 min. from Glenwood Park), hiking the Appalachian Trail, fine dining and shopping in historic Middleburg, touring nearby Civil War battlefields and visiting the Virginia State Arboretum just 30 minutes away. The majority of our bookings have been for overflow accommodations for wedding parties. Everyone has found it extremely convenient to be able to have up to 10 family members stay together in the comfort of our home and in such close proximity to the wedding related events. We are a 10 minute drive to the following venues: The Goodstone Inn; The Salamander Resort & Spa; Buchanan Hall; Trinity Episcopal Church. We are within 30 minutes of more that 50 wineries, ciders and breweries which are also popular destinations for our guests.

Brookcliffe is an ideal getaway for guests who enjoy the country life for a long weekend or an extended stay. You're welcome to accompany us as we do our daily chores with our Border Collie, Finn, feeding and caring for our two retired horses in the barn, filling the bird feeders and working in our vegetable gardens. The heated pool is a true delight, particularly swimming at night under the stars with the twinkly lights in the pergola to guide you back indoors. The hot tub is open year round and is a great way to relax in the evening listening to the Barred Owls along Beaverdam Creek, spotting fox in the pasture and watching deer visiting the salt lick under the apple tree.

We've found the house to be very comfortable for the senior members of our family too. Both levels are entirely accessible without any steps, including the short walk from the car. Both showers are step-in rather than tubs for easy access and there is a teak bench available for the large shower upstairs for anyone who may need it. This arrangement can be difficult to find in a country setting.

More Details

Owner
Carol
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Carol

We're recently retired professionals who have lived in the Middleburg area for the past 25 years. I spent over 30 years in the Washington defense contracting community and founded a consulting firm. My husband, Jim, practiced medicine as an anesthesiologist. Now that we're no longer commuting to Northern VA, we have time to enjoy our farm on a full-time basis and look forward to making the guest house available to others who appreciate the solitude and beauty of this area.

Originally from Louisville, KY, I moved to Washington in 1982 after earning a Masters degree in International Business. I lived in Georgetown and Chevy Chase, D.C. for several years before migrating to farms in Upperville, Warrenton and Middleburg so that I could keep my horses at home rather than boarding them in Middleburg. I've fox hunted in Virginia, Maryland and also in Ireland and enjoyed competing in combined training events as well as playing polo on the womens' adult amateur team at UVA. I've travelled overseas extensively, as has Jim, and we spent 2 weeks on a private African safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe on our honeymoon.

Recently, I've enjoyed contributing my time to community service. I am the Program Coordinator for basketball and Varsity head coach at the Foxcroft School, a girls' boarding high school located down the road. I played as a kid and love the sport! I also volunteer as a member of the privately owned Wolver Beagle Pack, hunting on foot twice weekly.

Jim speaks Spanish and Russian. He grew up on Long Island where he was a life guard at Jones' Beach and enjoyed frequent sojourns into NYC. He is an accomplished downhill skier and completed the Marine Corps Marathon several years ago. We're both PADI certified Advanced scuba divers. Jim earned a degree in Biochemistry at Johns Hopkins and attended Georgetown Medical School, completing his residency at George Washington University. He recently retired from practice after taking care of patients for 25 years.

Carol purchased this house in 1999

Why Carol chose Middleburg

Having interests in fox hunting, polo and eventing, we couldn't imagine a better place to live than Middleburg. The area attracts people from all over the world who are accomplished, interested in the sporting life, share a love of animals and a respect for nature. Visitors can't believe we live in such a pristine setting, yet we're just 30 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Living in Middleburg provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a rural yet elegant lifestyle with access to the highest quality entertainment, cultural events, museums and international cuisine.

What makes this house unique

Our 30 acre property is unique in many ways. Brookcliffe is surrounded by much larger estates which are in Conservation Easement. This means it's very likely that our protected scenic views and complete privacy will never change due to encroaching development. We're fortunate that our farm is bounded by Beaverdam Creek, a bold stream that flows year round and is a magnet for all kinds of wildlife. There is a one-lane bridge at the head of our driveway and we often see people pausing to take photos of the bridge, our pasture and horses. We also have an unrestored Civil War era log cabin which is visible from Foxcroft Rd. near the farm entrance. Civil War artifacts have been found on our property, located less than half a mile from a Civil War battleground near the village of Unison. Indian artifacts dating back several hundred years can be found at the base of the cliffs overlooking Beaverdam Creak.

Jim and I live on the property and are available to answer any questions guests might have about the farm or local attractions. We've spent the last 15 years improving Brookcliffe and it's truly heaven on earth for the two of us to live here. We work outside together every day, weather permitting, and notice the changes from season to season, such as Red Tailed Hawk nests on our floodplain, Bald Eagles hunting from branches above the creek, wild turkeys in the woods around the house, Pileated Woodpeckers visiting our bird feeders and the Red Fox kits frolicking in our back meadow in the Spring. We're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We travelled from England to attend a family wedding and had a lovely holiday. The children particularly enjoyed the pool and hot tub. This is a great venue and wonderful memories were made here. We would love to visit again. Thank you.
Sep 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Middleburg in Scott

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New bathroom with rain shower head, custom tile, teak bench.
    Lower Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Updated step-in 5'x3" shower, sep. vanity room, huge mirror.
  • The upper level bathroom, completely renovated in 2010, features a large, tiled corner walk-in shower, custom cabinetry in Knotty Alder wood, hooks for towels, laundry hamper and a large rustic mirror. All bath and pool/hot tub towels provided. This bathroom is shared by guests using the two bedrooms and sofa bed in the sun room. The lower level bathroom features a brand new, huge, 5'x3' alcove walk-in shower and a separate vanity room with 4' wide mirror. This bathroom is available to guests staying in the two adjoining bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Fox Hunter's Dream - 1 Large Double Bed , Goose down mattress pad, large closet and antique dresser.
    Off to the Races - 1 Large Double Bed , Goose down mattress pad, large closet and 2 sizable windows.
    Hunt Country Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Goose down mattress pad, dresser, FP, sitting room, wet bar.
    The Fox Den - 1 Double Bed , Goose down mattress pad, antique dresser, very private.
    The Red Fox Lair - 1 Single Bed , Cozy getaway bedroom for a singleton or child.
    Horse Lover's Delight - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lazy Boy sleep sofa with views of barn, horses & pasture.
  • The three upstairs bedrooms are light filled with access to a bathroom that was recently totally renovated. This floor includes an open plan LR and DR, galley kitchen and sun room facing west with views of the barn, horses and pasture. The sun room also has a Lazy Boy double sleep sofa. This level has French doors leading to a flagstone terrace with a pergola lit by twilnklie lights, as well as the pool and hot tub with access to the covered porch on the opposite side of the house. The lower level features a spacious sitting area with FP, queen bed, huge newly renovated full bath and a separate entrance. The bathroom is shared with two secluded separate bedrooms--one with a double bed and the other a cozy twin bed perfect for a singleton. There is an office on this level with views to the west of our barn, horses and pasture. The attached garage is located on this level and available for 1 car, particularly convenient in wet weather for loading/unloading luggage and grocerie
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We provide a generously stocked kitchen with new pots, pans, cookie sheets, casserole dishes, utensils, service for 11, a large butcher block rolling cabinet and basic condiments. There are hair dryers, soap/shampoo and other amenities in the bathrooms, and free aged oak firewood and fat wood for the two fireplaces during September and October. Guests are always welcome to join us in the barn each afternoon when we feed our horses. We're happy to give barn tours and chat about our two retired fox hunters. Our Civil War era unrestored cabin is also worth exploring and a few minutes' hike from the guest house on our property.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
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Wonderful Stay! Everything We Wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Jim and Carol's! Even though it rained, we were still able to greatly enjoy the pool and hot tub, as well as Middleburg! Carol was a text away with anything we needed, and we LOVED meeting the horses and Finn, their border collie! It was a really lovely home with everything we needed. Thanks Carol for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Heather and the rest of the Bride Tribe! It was a pleasure having all of you spend the weekend at Brookcliffe. You definitely made the most of your getaway in spite of the rain! The covered terrace is always a nice option to linger outdoors regardless of the weather, with beautiful views of the barn, pasture and horses. We hope you'll visit again soon! Carol and Jim
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Great place for a big group or family!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend for the Gold Cup steeplechase. Comfortable for the 9 of us. Beautiful setting, two great patios, had a few others to dinner and all worked well. Wonderful views. Hope to come back in warmer weather when the giant pool is open.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, great hosts, very helpful, would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here as a base for a family wedding, beautiful surroundings, the youngsters loved feeding the horses and exploring the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for a getaway! It's on a beautiful farm with two great outdoor spaces with amazing views! It's fully stocked with everything you need for your stay. The house is also located about twenty minutes from the local wineries. There were 8 of us who stayed for a weekend and there was plenty of space and we were comfortable at the house. We thoroughly enjoyed being outside, using the hot tub and meeting the horses! Carol was very communicative and made the process of renting very easy! We want to return during the summer so we can enjoy the pool!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

8 girls stayed here this past weekend for my bachelorette party, and we could not have picked a better place! We were looking for seclusion, and we definitely found it. The pool area is beautiful, with a beautiful view. We got in the pool at 9 am and didn't get out until dinner time. The area next to the pool has a beautiful terrace overlooking the barn and pasture. We enjoyed feeding the horses, and we loved meeting Finn, Carol and Jim's border collie! Carol and Jim were so gracious and accommodating during our stay, and even brought us vegetables and a watermelon from their garden. Our only regret was not staying longer!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lindsay, for this wonderful review! Jim, Finn and I thoroughly enjoyed your stay. You certainly celebrated in style with a stretch limo tour of five local vineyards on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. We'll be thinking of you on September 17th, your wedding day, and your honeymoon trip to Italy and Croatia. Best wishes and enjoy!
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Perfect Summer Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

8 friends and I stayed at Carol & Jim's farm for the weekend and had an incredible time! The house is located on a beautiful piece of land with lovely views around the pool area. It is a very quiet and peaceful place to spend time.

Carol was extremity easy to work with in coordinating the trip and goes the extra mile to make sure the house is set up for when you arrive. We really spent most of the weekend hanging around the pool and It really could not have been a better stay. Thank you Carol & Jim! We all hope to be able to return next year!

Katie

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review, Katie! We have been renting our guest house on VRBO for 3 years and your group totally set the record for the number--and size--of inflatable pool toys :) Our favorite one was the ginormous goose that had to be 8 feet tall, which we could see as we hiked past the house on our way to feed horses. Please visit us again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Red Fox Inn and The Salamander Resort & Spa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Raspberry Falls, Leesbrug, VA
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Washington Metro, Silver Line, Reston, VA
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Rt 50 (John Mosby Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Goodstone Inn, Salamander Resort, Red Fox Inn
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Brookcliffe Farm is perfectly located for guests to enjoy a variety of activities--vineyard tours, Civil War era destinations, historic plantations, arboretums, special equestrian activities such as steeplechase races, fox hunting, polo and events at Great Meadow just 20 minutes away. You can easily spend a full day exploring historic Middleburg, just 10 minutes from our farm, with great dining, shops and the Salamander Resort & Spa. We are also located only 10 minutes from the quaint village of Upperville.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Middleburg, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Regular
18 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 2 nights
From
£743
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 2 nights
From
£743
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.9
Tax Rate 5.0%

HOUSE RULES: The maximum number of guests is 11 and children are included in the head count. Beds are available for 11 so we don't allow air beds or guests sleeping on the couches. Sorry, but we we cannot host events or visitors in addition to the 11 guests on the property due to well and septic limitations. The maximum number of vehicles at the house is 5. We love pets too, but please leave yours at home. Smoking anywhere on the property--indoors or outdoors--is not permitted.
CANCELLATION POLICY: You will receive a full refund if you cancel your reservation 30 days or more prior to your arrival date. If you used a credit card to pay your deposit of 50% of the total amount due to reserve the house online, you will be charged the processing fee of 6% that we are charged by the sites to refund your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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