The Cottages on Main Street

23 Main Street • Sperryville

$375,000 Inactive
A quaint entryway greets you as you enter the cabin on 23 Main.
Built in 1847 with the materials at hand, the cabin walls in the living room are lined with large old growth timber logs.
This large fireplace is the heart of the home providing warmth and a visual focal point for the living room.
The exposed logs give the kitchen a warm glow. With a little updating, this room could be a spectacular.
View of the kitchen taken from the pass through to the dining room.
The dining room in the cabin is quite large for a house of its age.
The master bedroom is quite large with an en suite bathroom. A fireplace graces one end of the room.
A first floor bedroom is located behind the kitchen. This could also function as an office/den or study. With a little work, this could easily be turned into a first floor master bedroom.
The cabin features a large deck that overlooks the Thornton River.
The rear deck of the cabin is a great place to entertain.
Perhaps the most amazing part of this property is that even though it is right in town, each home has a large yard with frontage on the Thornton River. The view here is across all three back yards.
This one bedroom efficiency would make an excellent office, guest quarters or could remain a rental.
In addition to its large back yard, the Cottage has a private side yard that is screened from its neighbors.
A small shed adds extra storage for the Cottage.
This cute one bedroom home is currently a rental with a rear screened in porch behind the home and a wide front porch facing the street.
Similar to the Cottage, the rental home has a large private yard that runs the length of the property.
The Thornton River runs behind the property.
Beds 1
Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Acres 0.6
Sq Ft 1,699

About the Property

Live, work and play on Main Street, Sperryville.

Opportunity knocks only once and here is your chance to buy a unique property on Main Streetwhich features the following homes: a two bedroom historic log house, a separate efficiency cottage and a one bedroom home. All three front on Main Street and share an expansive back yard that is framed by a long, well maintained stone wall. The Thornton River cascades along the back boundary of the properties. The opportunities are endless – live in one of the properties and use the others for any number of uses: rental homes, studios, offices or a place for your own business.

23 Main Street is a gently updated home that was originally built in 1847. The charming home has clapboard siding and a magnificent stone chimney. The front porch entryway is shielded by evergreens which adds a nice privacy screen.

You enter the living room which is the original log home. Thick log walls have been left exposed on the far end of the room to give a hint of the original structure. A handsome stone fireplace is the focal point of the living room. A paneled ceiling and rich hardwood floors add to the warmth of the room. A half bath is conveniently located off of the living room.

The dining room seamlessly flows from the living room and, for a home of its age, is quite large. A convenient pass through has been incorporated between the dining room and the kitchen to make serving easier. The kitchen was most likely a separate structure when the home was originally built. Walls of the kitchen are also original hand hewn logs. The first floor features the second bedroom and a laundry room/mud room combo. With a little imagination, these rooms could be rearranged to create a first floor master with a private bath.

The master suite is located above the living room. The bedroom features the original hardwood flooring, exposed log beams and a stone fireplace with an attached master bathroom.

The expansive rear deck is one of the impressive features of the home. The deck is the perfect place to relax, read and entertain. The large backyard is framed by an old stone wall with a wide stairway that leads down to the banks of the Thornton River.

Next to the log home is an efficiency cottage. The two room cottage would make an excellent office or would make great overflow guest quarters. The cottage features a large side yard that is screened from both the street and the neighbors on either side. A nicely sized back deck overlooks the back yard and the Thornton River. The cottage is currently rented and provides a steady stream of income.

The 3rd portion of the property is a nicely updated one bedroom, one bath home with a broad front porch overlooking Main Street and a private screened in rear porch. The home features a large living room and kitchen. There is a main floor office and a bonus room above the living room. This property also features a private side yard, a large back yard and access to the Thornton River. This property is currently a rental home.

Parking is not a problem since each space has its own private driveway.

Rappahannock County is a foodie’s dream, with interesting restaurant options and a vibrant local food scene that includes wineries, vegetable farms, livestock farms, and dairies. The village of Sperryville is a charming small town (population 350) with a surprising list of features. Restaurants include the Thornton River Grille, Rudy’s Pizza, Creekside Bakery, and Burgers n’ Things. There is also the Sperryville Corner Store for wine and gourmet treats; Triple Oak Bakery for gluten-free goodies; Heritage Hollow Farm Store for local meat, eggs, and more; Roy’s Orchard for fruits, berries, produce and a huge selection of other grocery items; and Waterpenny Farm for organically-grown self-serve produce. Sperryville also features two craft breweries: Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works and Pen Druid Brewing. Copper Fox, the well known whiskey distillery adds to the fun and is a great place to take a tour. An abundance of food and drink in this quaint town provides much entertainment every weekend.

There are two art galleries and a yoga studio on Main Street and the River District Arts studios and gallery on the edge of town. Just west of town is a holistic spa and natural foods store. Farther afield but just a short drive away are many more attractions, including the Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail; Castleton in Performance, which brings in world-class events to the area; and the Town of Washington, home to the renowned Inn at Little Washington, to name just a few.


  • Built 1847
  • Main Floor Bedroom: No
  • HOA: No


Additional Details

MLSCWR Exclusive
Price $375,000
Acres 0.6
Living Area 1,699
Levels 2
Exterior Wood
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1 Full, 1 Half
Heat Type Heat Pump
Heat Fuel Propane
Cool Type Central
Cool Fuel Electric
Water Well
Year Renovated 2012
Taxes $2,552

Additional Details