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Charming Waterfront Family Getaway On The Rappahannock

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lancaster - Bewdley

Historic Family Home On The Rappahannock

Bewdley has been a place for friends and family to reconnect for generations. Its simple elegance and rustic charm brings new levels of relaxation and easy going camaraderie on and off the water.

Whether you are looking for a unique family vacation experience or adventurous getaway with friends. Bewdley is a place you won't forget.

Great care has been put into making sure your stay is as peaceful as possible. From 1,200 count Egyptian sheets to newly renovated bathrooms, you can't help but feel at home.

The house is privately situated on the Rappahannock River and has a private pier and water access via Deep Creek adjacent to one of the Nation's nicest state parks, Belle Isle.

Looking for the most fun on the river? With 4 kayaks, bicycles, fishing rods, crab pots and crabbing nets you'll have a full day of fun in the sun before relaxing in our hammock or river-facing screened in porch.

We look forward to you enjoying our wonderful home.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks English


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Waterfront Family Getaway On The Rappahannock
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family's first stay at Bewdley was nothing short of spectacular....it is a gem! The house is very well-equipped and steeped in history. Built by Major 'Jimmy of Bewdley' Ball in the early 1700s, the original house was not that far from cousin Mary Ball's (George Washington's mother) homestead on the Rappahannock R. GW undoubtedly visited Bewdley in his childhood and explored the many acres of landscaped lawn that surrounds the present house now. No documentation I could find but what a good story!

The pier on Deep Creek leading to the river is perfectly suited for tying up a boat, fishing, or crabbing. We caught lots of both!

Days were filled with lawn games, watching the 4 year old grandson run with abandon in the open fields, or just sitting comfortably on the bank above the river. There is a perfect screened porch overlooking the river where nearly all our meals were taken.

And then there is the wonderful caretaker, Nelson, who unobtrusively but sincerely, will take care of your every need regarding the property and address questions you may have.

Bewdley is as advertised in the listing and not overhyped. I hope it's our first of many visits there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It is an awesome place. Lots of memories for my husband , he spent time there while he was growing up with the Cosby cousins. Now with our kids and grandkids continuing the memories of such a great place. Quiet and away from the hussle and bussle of this world.

Would love to have a gas grill added to the ammenities available.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have my 40th Birthday party here and it was perfect! This renter thinks of everything and the groundskeeper was excellent. We hope to come back year after year. Please look this property up on wikipedia...you will be glad you did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Less than Pleased

  • 1 of 5

Having rented off of VRBO for the last 6 years, we unfortunately have to say this has been the worse rental, in terms of the home, we have ever experienced. For the sake of time and space, this will be a very scaled down version of our experience.

Of the week long stay, the caretaker was there on five different days which meant interruptions to our vacation each time.

Friday check in time the cleaning crew was there until 6pm even though the rental was supposed to start at 4pm. Saturday we discovered the dishwasher and garbage disposal were both broken. Saturday was also the day we discovered the bug infestation, mostly upstairs – flying and crawling bugs…in the beds, on the beds, walls, floor, ceiling, etc. Not one or two bugs, infestation. Sunday spent the day spraying the bedrooms with the bug spray found in the closet downstairs. Monday caretaker came to remove trash and we told him about all the issues. He could not fix the appliances so called repair man. Said he would bring us more bug spray. Monday evening, neighbor’s dog came for a visit and would not leave. Did not get along w/ our dogs which posed a problem to us as this was a free roaming dog. Monday evening we also spotted and killed cockroaches in the dining room. Tuesday morning the neighbor’s dog came back over and parked herself at the base of the steps. Could not let our dogs outside. Nelson came back over to take the dog home and put it inside since the neighbors continued to let the dog roam free all day while they went to work. He also brought us more bug spray and sealed the A/C units in the upstairs bedrooms. Wednesday morning Nelson returns and lets us know the repair man would be out that afternoon. Repair man comes, could not fix the garbage disposal, but we were told the dishwasher should work. Thursday we tried the dishwasher and it still wasn’t working.

We dealt with a bug infestation, no working dishwasher and no garbage disposal for the entire week we stayed in this house. In addition, we dealt with the neighbor’s free roaming dog that was not friendly to our dogs along with daily interruptions to our vacation for all the issues we experienced.

We were given a ‘compensation for our inconvenience’ that equaled less than one night’s stay. So a week of broken appliances, a serious bug infestation, a roaming dog and constant interruptions to our vacation equated to less than one nights compensation to the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Lancaster

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had... 3 generations from Singapore to Ohio. We never left... Catching fish, watching Dolphins, playing horseshoes, kayaking, and biking. You had everything! Our 2 dogs were exhausted at night. Nelson was wonderful, feeding the birds and checking in every day to see if we needed anything. I'm sorry we can't be there to eat the vegetables that he planted for your guests. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding week at Bewdley

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Bewdley preparing for our daughter's wedding at Belle Isle State Park. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Although we were very busy, the house and grounds provided us the comforts to relax. We would love to come back and stay when we could take advantage of all this property has to offer. A special thanks to Nelson who could not have been more attentive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lancaster, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Summer Season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2016 Fall Pricing
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2016 Winter Pricing
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £152

Rate and availability are subject to change.
Linens and towels are provided. Shampoo, soap, hairdryer and other health and beauty aids are also provided.
24-hour maintenance/emergency contact on the property
This is a family-orientated, historical home so all rentals are subject to management approval to ensure the preservation of the home and property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lancaster in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Bath off Bedroom #4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , With attached full bath
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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