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Lovely Garden Cottage In Horse Country Near The Blue Ridge

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home, Tastefully Decorated With Antiques And Designer Details.

Now with Internet! This cottage is a lovely place to stay while you explore the area. Hike Shenandoah National Park, sip chardonnay at a nearby winery, dine at one of Culpeper's many fine eateries, shop in specialty boutiques and gourmet food shops, visit the area's many antique stores, farmer's markets, and much, much more. It is the perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring. Featuring tray ceilings, luxuriously appointed bedrooms, antique furnishings, an open floor plan, cable television, a large flagstone patio and lush, mature gardens. The cottage is surrounded by farms in rural Culpeper County. Located within minutes of numerous wineries including Sharp Rock Vineyards, Gray Ghost Winery, Narmada, Prince Michel, and many others. Also near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier. The Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain are a short drive away. Culpeper County was the site of the largest cavalry battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. Numerous Civil War attractions include downtown walking tours, preserved battlefields and reenactments, and a museum. Fine dining, excellent shopping, hiking and biking... Culpeper has it all!

Theresa Knight
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Theresa Knight

The owners, a cyber security analyst and a romance novelist, live in an old farmhouse on the property. They have called Culpeper County home since their marriage 27 years ago and raised their four children there.

Theresa Knight purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Theresa Knight chose Virginia

We bought the property because we have always wanted to renovate an old farmhouse and fell in love with this one the first time we saw it! We added the guest house three years later. Jameson's Mill once stood on our property along Muddy Run. The mill is shown on pre-Civil War maps. There is a 600-year-old White Oak that stands above the foundation stones of the old miller's cottage and a Black Walnut that a state forestry expert believes could be the largest in Virginia. It was "certainly the largest one" he'd ever seen.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on 23 acres surrounded by cattle, sheep and horse farms. We love seeing the water birds, woodpeckers, deer, lightning bugs and dragon flies and consider ourselves fortunate to live in such a beautiful, unspoiled place!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brandy Station in Stevensburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two upstairs bedrooms share this bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Used by downstairs bedroom.
  • Two bathrooms. Upstairs bedrooms share a bath. Downstairs den/bedroom has a private bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has desk and reading nook.
    Second Room - 1 Double Bed
    Lower Level Den/Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Lower level: tv, table, two chairs, twin size captain's bed.
  • Three bedrooms. One king, one full, one twin size captain's bed in the den/bedroom on the lower level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
This charming cottage dependency is sited on 23 acres in the rolling hills of northern Culpeper County. There are beautiful views of nature from every window. Located near wineries, boutique shopping, Civil War sites, reenactments, and other historic attractions such as Montpelier and Monticello, an hour from Washington, D.C., less than an hour from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, minutes from Commonwealth Park. Special features of the property include the foundation stones of Jameson's Mill, a corn and grain mill that once operated on Muddy Run in the 1700s. The mill took its name from Revolutionary War Col. John Jameson who owned the property. He is famous for playing a role in the capture of Benedict Arnold. A magnificent 600-year-old white oak still shelters the remains of the miller's cottage. Many bullets, pottery shards, and other historic artifacts have been unearthed behind the main house, evidence of a Confederate encampment.


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Lovely Garden Cottage In Horse Country Near The Blue Ridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a weekend while we were in town for a family reunion. The home was absolutely beautiful in an idyllic setting! My 16 month old daughter had fun playing in the gorgeous garden while we sipped our coffees in the morning. Everything was clean and perfect- someone should pitch this gorgeous home to Southern Living! I can't recommend it enough and i hope to return sometime soon! Theresa has thought of everything- the house was very well stocked with toiletries, coffee, and toys for kids- very kid friendly! Loved it so much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon!
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This was a great house!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and house!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine!
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Perfect country cottage escape!

  • 5 of 5

This weekend getaway was far beyond what we could have hoped for in a VRBO rental! The home itself and the surroundings are straight out of a Thomas Kinkade painting - beautiful gardens, singing birds, endless green rolling hills. The home was beautifully appointed with beautiful decor and every possible amenity. The beds were SO comfortable, and the linens were beautiful.

Theresa and Jim, the hosts, live in the home next door and could not have been more gracious. They were friendly and full of good information, and despite their home being right next door, we never felt "too close for comfort." We felt like we had our own private oasis in the country, with knowledgable neighbors (hosts) at the ready if we needed anything!

Jim is a fountain of knowledge on Civil War history, and he took the kids on a metal detector hunt for relics in the backyard when we arrived - they loved it! Theresa is a self-described jack-of-all-trades, and her artistry is evident throughout the home as well as the grounds - beautiful flowers, gorgeous stained glass, everything just perfectly appointed.

We will definitely be coming back and encourage anyone to go here if they are looking for an escape from city life!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time :)
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Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, beaucolic, peaceful stay!!! We wanted an escape from everyday city life and we got it ten times over here--thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the hosts for allowing us to enjoy their cottage. Beautifully decorated, maintained, and still very functional. The only regrets is not having more time to explore the grounds and make use of the kitchen!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting for a family get away

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Knight Cottage. We loved the homey feel - lovely furnishings, open floor plan, sun-lit rooms, comfortable beds, welcoming hosts. There were a couple of days/evenings when it was warm enough to sit outside on the porch and patio area. We enjoyed walking the acreage of the family property.

The location was excellent for a variety of activities - we visited Richmond one day and went to the Luray Caverns another day. We took a trip to see Montpelier, visited historic Fredericksburg and hiked in the Shenandoah mountains. We had no shortage of things we all enjoyed doing and that were a reasonable drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Ratskeller
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
South Wales Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Culpeper Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
It's About Thyme
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Potomac Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brandy Station, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.53
Damage Deposit £116.53

Check-in is 3:00 p.m.
Check-out is 11:00 a.m.
If there is no one else checking in/out on the day of your arrival/departure, we are lenient about the times. Just check with us.
There are three cats and a dog on the property. None are allowed inside the guest house.
If you do not care for dogs, we can kennel our hound for an added fee of $25/day.
Please make the request at the time of booking so we can include the fee in your quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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