About the Property
Tucked away on quiet Oventop Mountain Lane, Pond View Cottage is a completely renovated and charming Cape Cod on five rolling acres. Its location near the Village of Sperryville and Shenandoah National Park makes it ideal for weekend adventures. The easy access to Route 211 also makes it practical for full-time residents and the three bedrooms and two full baths provide plenty of space for family or guests.
Walk in the inviting front door and the many large windows of the open-plan great room draw you towards the lovely views. The dining and kitchen areas, at the far end of the great room, are near the large screened-in porch. The shady porch overlooks the pond and is the ideal spot for alfresco dining. The kitchen features granite counters, a propane stove, stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, ceiling height cabinets and recessed lighting.
The main floor has a bedroom with a walk-in closet and direct access to the screened porch. A full bath with marble floors and beautiful paneling is located between the kitchen and the bedroom. A roomy laundry and mudroom with its own entrance rounds out the main level.
At the top of the stairs you will find a landing with a charming reading nook in the dormer window. What a lovely spot to sit in a pool of sunshine with a good book. Two large bedrooms can be found to the right and to the left. Each features two large closets and big windows with pretty views. The upstairs bath has marble floors and charming beadboard wainscoting. The bottom level of the home is a full walk-out basement with roughed-in plumbing for another bath and an area for utilities. There is ample potential to finish more space for a family room or recreation area.
The five acre parcel is open and wooded with mature specimen plantings. The front field offers a close-in mountain view and room to roam. There are interesting rock outcroppings, mature trees, and native flowering shrubs such as Winterberry and Elderberry near the pond. A strong stream flows through a corner of the front field and feeds the pond with continuous fresh water. A mowed path meanders behind the pond towards the outlet stream and a hidden meadow with the ruins of an old stone foundation. Perhaps a good place for a hidden picnic spot?
Pond View Cottage is only a mile from the Village of Sperryville. Run into town for wood fired pizza at RPK and grab a craft cocktail at Francis while you wait for your order. Or stock up on gourmet goodies at the Corner Store and have a growler filled at one of the two breweries to enjoy on your porch while the sun goes down. There are also restaurants, a coffee shop, a whiskey distillery, plus art galleries and a yoga studio/gym.
For adventures farther afield, Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless recreational possibilities. Shenandoah National Park and Old Rag Mountain are nearby. The park is home to scenic Skyline Drive with its overlooks as well as many miles of trails. The area boasts wineries and breweries, great restaurants and cafes, antique stores, farms and orchards, and much more. Looking for cultural activities? Visit one of the many art galleries, attend a play or a concert at one of the theaters, or visit the Rappahannock Historical Society’s museum.
Located under two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, Pond View Cottage is an easy drive for a weekend getaway yet it feels a world away. It also offers a full time resident easy access to these two metropolitan centers and all they have to offer.
- Built 2001
- Main Floor Bedroom: Yes
- Basement: Yes
- HOA: No