About the Property
A serene hideaway in the woods, Rolling Creek offers a combination of solitude, comfort, and convenience. The 21.6 acre +/- property shares two boundaries with Shenandoah National Park and is just down the road from two park trail heads. The unique two bedroom house has all the charm of a mountain getaway together with modern conveniences, making it equally suitable as a weekend getaway or a full-time home.
Drive up quiet Rolling Road to the edge of Shenandoah National Park and Rolling Creek comes into view through the trees. The two story cedar-sided home features a covered brick patio, large deck and a screened porch. From the patio, enter across the threshold with its clever inset native stone. The foyer has a beautiful slate floor and a large coat closet. The foyer opens up to the combination living room, dining room and kitchen area.
The living area’s ceiling soars two stories, open to the second floor, and the room features an impressive field stone fireplace. To the right is the dining area with its beamed ceiling and rustic real-candle chandelier. Continuing to the right is the kitchen, which looks out onto the gardens and has plenty of counter space and a bar. The gorgeous cabinetry was made for the original owner using walnut harvested on the property. Just off of the dining area is the combination laundry, utility and storage room, providing plenty of space to stock up for a long holiday weekend. Completing the main level is an extra room that could be used as an office, library, or spare guest room. Next to this room is a half bath.
The open staircase, with its craftsman-detail railing and art shelf, leads to an open catwalk and is a showpiece in itself. At the top of the stairs the upper level features two bedrooms, each with its own bath. The first bedroom looks out towards Shenandoah National Park and up the mountainside. Its en-suite bath has a glass-walled shower and a handmade pine vanity. At the end of the catwalk, the master suite has direct access to the screened porch and looks out over the front lawn towards the creek. Its en-suite bathroom has a glass-walled shower and a jetted soaking tub large enough for two. This bedroom has a walk in closet plus another closet in the bathroom for toiletries.
The expansive deck can be accessed either from the screened porch or from stairs that come up the outside of the home. Leading to these stairs are a set of landscaped stone steps made from stone found on the property. For the do-it-yourself-er or gardener there is a large two-bay detached garage with plenty of work space, electricity and a utility sink. The current owners had a large vegetable garden, perennial beds and bee hives so the garage was put to good use.
The 21.6 acre property is mostly wooded but has ample lawn for gardening and frolicking while still being low maintenance. Near the house is a perennial garden with a brick walk, stone wall and a spot for a small fountain. There is also a fire pit and even a tire swing hanging from one of the large, mature trees. Follow a short trail just off the driveway and you will find a quiet pool in the creek, just perfect for a dip on a hot summer day.
For adventures farther afield, the Broad Hollow and Pine Hill Gap trail heads, part of Shenandoah National Park, are just up the road. Old Rag Mountain, one of the must-do trails for avid hikers, is nearby. The park is also home to scenic Skyline Drive with its overlooks as well as many miles of trails.
Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless recreational possibilities. There are 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 about two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, Rolling Creek 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 2000
- Main Floor Bedroom: No
- Garage: Yes
- HOA: No
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