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Comfortable And Spacious Home In Horse Country

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, 2 and half bath and located in a rural area.

The Dutch Barn is located about 2 miles East of Middleburg on a quiet country lane off State RT 50 and in the heart of Virginia's hunt country. The previous owner developed and used it as a small horse breeding operation and there are now 6 indoor stalls (of which 4 are available to guests, including an indoor wash station), a run-in shed, paddock, exercise ring and riding area. It is an excellent place to bring your horse(s) as there is plenty of opportunity to ride on the property, the scenic rural road and beyond.

The family owned farm house is connected to the stables, covers about 3,000 square feet of living space including 3 bedrooms, a great room including living, dining and kitchen, TV room, exercise room, and a reading room. All are tastefully decorated with a worldwide collection of antiques, arts and crafts. There are 2 full bathrooms, one having an indoor Jaccuzzi bathtub as well as a half bath in the reading room. All rooms are comfortably outfitted with plenty of closet space. There are quality linens and towels and everything is neat and clean. A large deck with a 6 person's spa (open from spring into fall) overlooks the Bull Run Mountains. At the bottom of the property is a farm pond with a swing bench. There is lots of open space to feel relaxed and it is all quiet and restful. There also is plenty of parking space, including for horse trailers.

The town of Middleburg is very charming to explore. The town itself has some renowned restaurants including Red Fox Inn, The French Hound and Julien's, the world class Salamander Resort and Spa, several boutiques, antique stores and a Safeway supermarket. Also the National Sporting Library is here and worth a visit. Within a mile distance you will find a Polo field and a high end horse riding facility and historic Aldie Mill and Oatlands are nearby. Many trips can be made to explore the hilly rustic country side with lots of beautiful properties where horses are kept. Other attractions are the many wineries, the State Arboretum of Virginia, the Skyline drive, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Luray Caverns.

Washington D.C. is about 45 miles away and Dulles International Airport about 20 miles or less than half an hour drive. Part of the Smithonian Air and Space Museum (Udvar-Hazy Center) showing the larger planes and space vehicles (including space shuttle Discovery), is located near the airport.

All in all enough to do and see to make this property your home away from home.

More Details

Jan & Ina Pruntel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Jan & Ina Pruntel

We are a retired couple and grew up in The Netherlands. We came to the Washington area in 1982 to join an international development bank and traveled extensively in Asia, Africa and South America. We decided to retire in the beautiful Middleburg area and live now close to the rental property.

Jan & Ina Pruntel purchased this farmhouse in 1985


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Middleburg in Scott

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has a sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Includes a desk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Includes a work station and Pack n Play baby bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Comfortable And Spacious Home In Horse Country
average rating of 4.935185 based on 108 reviews

Lovely property and house in horse country.

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered for a reunion at the Dutch Barn. Everything was in order and clean in the house, the view from the deck just beautiful and the owners nearby in case we had questions.

Would definitely rent again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming home, beautiful grounds, gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dutch Barn - the house is beautifully appointed and laid out, and includes an international flair with many collected pieces from world travels as well as original paintings.

Ina and Jan are wonderful hosts: they got back to us immediately on all questions, helped us accommodate arrival and departure times, showed us everything, and made sure we had all we needed throughout our stay.

The grounds of the property are spacious and charming, beautifully set in the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside - our kids and dog loved roaming around. The adults enjoyed the serenity of the setting. All (two-legged) of us loved relaxing in the hot tub after a day of excursions!

The proximity to Middleburg, many horse farms, parkland and vineyards is perfect to explore and enjoy your VA stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Ina provided a wonderfully spacious and clean house stocked with all needed items in the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms as well as plenty of firewood for the cold nights. The dogs loved the big fields and it is a great location to town for all excursions. If we return to Middleburg we will check for vacancy here first!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tyler and yes, we were happy to have you and your family as our guests and that includes the dogs: no trace that they were there. You were good housekeepers and we are looking forward to having you back.
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We Always Love Our Vists to The Dutch Barn

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth vacation at The Dutch Barn-and each visit has been better than the last!

The setting and immediate surroundings are lovely, peaceful, and perfect for either a lot of activities -or quiet relaxation. If I still had a horse to bring, the setup there would be perfect for an equine companion. As it is, the interior of the home, and all of its amenities are perfect for many types of human companions as well! We enjoy all that the house has to offer, including the gracious hospitality of the owners. Jan and Ina are so very thoughtful, it allows us to feel at truly at home every time we are there -despite the fact that we are just visitors.

We have made a short trip to Middleburg our holiday tradition since 2008, however, since finding the Dutch Barn we have turned our tradition into a holiday vacation !!

The town is close, and has whatever you might need or want including excellent restaurants. The surrounding towns and restaurants can keep you busy for days! The history of the region is fun to explore, as is the Shenandoah area.

The trip to DC is close enough to make it fun, and the actual city and all of the traffic is far enough away to be no problem at all

I could add many more paragraphs to our glowing review of The Dutch Barn, but suffice it to say- we recommend it 200% to any and all of you who are considering a stay with the kind owners of this fabulous home!


Margaret & John

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret and John for this fantastic review and excellent description of what you can do from our place and in its surrounds. You were excellent house keepers and it was fun to have you back as our guests. We are glad that you made the Dutch Barn the center of an annual outing and look very much forward to having you back.
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Beautiful location and wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Spacious rooms and beautiful grounds makes this a wonderful place to stay in northern Virginia

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea and yes, please come back!
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Wonderful stay and lovely owners

  • 4 of 5

The property was very cozy and very well kept. There were wonderful little touches that were very thoughtful all over the property. I went with 2 friends for a weekend getaway but am considering returning with my family. The owners were lovely and very considerate.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy and you are welcome to come back with your family. We wonder though what we could have done better to have earned your fifth star?
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Fox Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
South Riding Golfer's Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrek, Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State RT 50 (John Mosby Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Red Fox Inn, Julien's, Thaiverse, Best Thai Food
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.79
Pet Fee £35.2

Until confirmation, rates are subject to change without notice. We ask our guests to sign a standard Virginia Waiver and Release From Liability and Pet/Horse Addendum where applicable. A Pet fee of $50 is charged for each pet for the whole stay. A Horse fee of $20 is charged per horse for each night. In July and August minimum stay preferably 3 nites or longer. Check in time 4 pm and check out time 11 am. Total tax rate is 13% consisting of 7% county tax (TOT) and 6% Virginia sales and user tax.
If because of an unavoidable and unexpected event (force majeure) the rental property is not available, renters will be notified and payments made will be returned in full.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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