Rush River Retreat

265 Grand View Road • Washington

$795,000 Inactive
Driveway View
Entrance Hall
Formal Living Room
Formal Dining Room
Kitchen View
Dining Area
Dining Area to Kitchen
Screened Porch
Rear Deck
Causal Living Room
Casual Living Room View
Casual Living Room to Formal Living Room
Laundry & Powder Room
Bedroom 1 of 4
Bedroom 2 of 4
Bedroom 3 of 4/Office
Hall Full Bath
Primary Bedroom
Primary Bathroom
Front View
Rear Gardens
River Meadow
Upstream View
Downstream View
Grand View Road
Beds 4
Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Acres 6.8
Sq Ft 2,894

About the Property

Rush River Retreat is a sensational combination of privacy, convenience and a delightful natural setting.  High on a bluff above the Rush River, the home is sited at the edge of the forest on a lightly traveled, state maintained dead end road (there are only 2 houses beyond) but it is a quick drive to Little Washington and Sperryville.  The home features one-level living with a well-designed floor plan, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, delightful outdoor spaces, spacious rooms, lovely landscaping and frontage on the Rush River.


A bluestone walkway through ornamental gardens leads to the front door.  The entry hall is flanked by a formal living room and a formal dining room.  Behind these traditional rooms, the home opens to more casual kitchen/living/dining areas.  A corian counter separates the kitchen from a large dining/entertaining area that opens to the screened porch and rear deck.  With the comfortable outdoor spaces and wide windows overlooking the forest this area drinks in the natural environment.  There are winter views of the Rush River below and the Blue Ridge on the horizon with no other houses in sight.  Night skies are truly dark.

Just to the side of the kitchen/dining area is a casual living room for relaxing, reading and audio/visual entertainment.  Large windows overlook the rear lawn, gardens and forest beyond.  This room is anchored by a marble surrounded fireplace, flanked by built in shelves and cabinetry.  The current owners lightheartedly refer to this comfortable space as the cocktail room.

On the south end of the house are three bedrooms clustered around a good-sized full bath with double vanities.  All the bedrooms have large windows that allow ample natural light to flow throughout.  This end also includes a powder room in the laundry room, stairs to the full (unfinished) basement and access to the oversized garage.

The primary suite is on the opposite end of the house, affording great privacy for guests and separation from children.  The generous primary bedroom has wide windows with plantation shutters so there is infinite adjustment between airy natural light and darkness.  This is a cozy, comfortable and restorative room.  The primary bath features a large jetted soaking tub, two vanities and a tiled walk-in shower.  Two commodious closets are included.

The home has a full unfinished basement with several banks of storage shelving and outdoor access.  It has plumbing roughed-in for a future “mother-in-law” suite and additional living space.

The property features lovely ornamental gardens, a broad front lawn and terraced rear gardens.  An engaging stone-floored pergola with climbing trumpet vine is perched under tall shade trees is a delightful spot for enjoying the sights and sounds of a summer evening.  A woodland road leads to the Rush River.  Along the river is a broad dappled meadow which is a fine spot for birding, lawn games, camping or just stringing up a couple of hammocks and whiling away a long afternoon.

Rush River Retreat is in the central part of Rappahannock County, about 3 miles from Little Washington.  Sperryville is another 4 miles down the road.  Rappahannock and surrounding counties offer endless possibilities for adventure.  The Shenandoah National Park and Old Rag Mountain are nearby.  The park is home to scenic Skyline Drive and many miles of hiking trails including a long stretch on the Appalachian Trail.  Rappahannock County is also known for great restaurants, wineries, breweries, organic arms and orchards.  There are many art galleries, venues for music and drama and local museums.  Rush River Retreat is about 30 minutes to Warrenton and an hour and half from Washington, DC.


  • Built 2002
  • Main Floor Bedroom: Yes
  • Garage: Yes
  • Basement: Yes
  • HOA: No


Additional Details

MLS VARP2001160
Price $795,000
Acres 6.8
Living Area 2,894
Levels 1
Exterior Vinyl Siding
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
Heat Type Heat Pump
Heat Fuel Electric, propane back-up
Cool Type Central AC
Cool Fuel Electric
Water Well

Additional Details