If you want a carefree cottage with lots of charm in a secluded setting, look no further.
Dogwood Retreat is an old homestead overlooking a perfect pond at the base of Old Rag Mountain. Mature shade trees, stone walls, stone planting beds and numerous impressive old boxwoods surround the cottage and the log cabin that is located a stone’s throw away .
The cottage is an easy keeping rustic home with a delightful simple ambience. It is comfortable, cozy and has no pretensions. It’s for sitting, slowing down and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature from the front porch or screened side porch. Imagine hiking Old Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon Trail during the day and returning to this idyllic setting for your evening and overnight.
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 with high ceilings.
The property includes approximately 14 wooded acres. It is mountainous terrain with big boulders, rock outcroppings and beautiful thickets of mountain laurel. There is even an old cemetery on the property. Ashby Lane is a private, gated lane that serves a few other homes on the mountain.
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 the result of a new survey and plat completed.