Boxwood Cottage

648 Ashby Lane • Sperryville

$395,000 CWR Listing Inactive
The driveway winds through the woods and approaches the house with the pond in the foreground.
You will enjoy hours of sitting and rocking on the old front porch.
The kitchen door is rustically decorated with a deer horn handle.
The eat-in country kitchen features a wood stove and chestnut floors.
The living room also has a wood stove. The door leads to a large screened porch.
There are 2 upstairs bedrooms. This is the smaller of the two but it has a closet flanking the chimney.
This bedroom has a nice sitting area and a good-sized closet.
A screened porch is a comfortable place to relax in the evening and enjoy the sights and sounds of the lovely natural setting.
View of the old log cabin from the front porch.
The property is named for the numerous large old boxwoods.
Reflections of the old log cabin and big boxwoods make a pretty picture.
The little log garden shed is a picturesque addition to the property.
An old hand dug well provides water to the home. It is outfitted with a pump so you no longer need to hand tote water.
The home has several nice clearings surrounded by big boxwoods.
Large boxwoods separate almost secret little lawns.
A good road through the forest makes much of the property accessible.
From the front porch there is a delightful view of Browns Mountain across the pond.
Beds 2
Baths 1
Acres 26.7
Sq Ft 1,152

About the Property

If you want a cottage with lots of charm in a secluded setting, look no further. Boxwood Cottage is an old homestead overlooking a perfect pond at the base of Old Rag Mountain. The grounds around the cottage are lushly landscaped with mature shade trees, old stone walls, stone planting beds and numerous impressive old boxwoods. The property is secluded and access is through a locked gate driveway insuring your privacy.

The cottage, circa 1900, is a unique rustic home with a delightful simple ambience. It is comfortable, cozy and has no pretensions. This two bedroom, 1 bath home is great for sitting, slowing down and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature from the front porch or screened side porch.

The main floor of the house includes an eat-in kitchen with a wood stove, a down-home living room also with a wood stove and the bathroom. By opening the door to the large screened porch, the living room is filled with cool mountain breezes. On the second floor are two good sized bedrooms, each with a closet.

There are two additional small restored log cabins on the property. The smaller of the two is very useful for firewood storage. The larger building is currently used for storing garden tools and a row boat and features one room downstairs and a loft upstairs-which could make a special artist’s studio.

The property includes a total of 26.7 wooded acres in two separate lots. Tax Map 9 – 14 is 12.9 acres and Tax Map 9 -17 is 13.8 acres. It is mountainous terrain with big boulders, rock outcroppings and beautiful thickets of mountain laurel. There is a pond on the property that offers a perfect retreat from a hot Virginian summer day. This hard to replicate property also hosts an old family cemetery for history buffs. There are several excellent elevated building sites with grand mountain views should a Purchaser desire to build a main house and keep the Boxwood Cottage as a guest home.

The property is within an easy walk to the Old Rag Mountain trailhead and the Robertson Mountain trailhead. The Hughes River, a trout stream stocked by Virginia is a short stroll down the mountain.

The property is near the village of Etlan where there is a general store and a great antique shop. The town of Madison for groceries and a couple of restaurants is about 12 miles south. Sperryville, a fun village with interesting shops, several restaurants, two breweries and a distillery, is about 12 miles north. The region features farms, orchards, wineries, galleries, antiques and numerous outdoor activities from fishing and biking to exploring in the Shenandoah National Park. The property is about 2 hours from downtown Washington, DC.

Property is sold in “as is” condition. Seller is not responsible for any tests or reports. Purchaser, at their own expense, can perform inspections or tests on the main house and outbuildings as desired. Please note the acreage is different from Madison County records. This difference is in result of the Seller having a new survey and plat completed.

This property is available through the Cheri Woodard Realty Private Placement Program and is not available of the MLS. Brokers please inquire.



  • Built 1900
  • Main Floor Bedroom: No
  • HOA: No


Additional Details

MLSCWR Exclusive
Price $395,000
Acres 26.7
Living Area 1,152
Levels 2
Exterior Wood Siding
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1 Full
Heat Type Baseboard
Heat Fuel Electric
Water Well
Taxes $2,754

Additional Details