The Garden Cottage
The Garden Cottage is a cozy single family home nestled in the scenic countryside, near Lee Hwy, route 211, so it is convenient yet very private. This home does something that not every home built in the 1920s does, it saves you money and does so in style. The 4.7 kW solar system was installed in 2019 and produces almost cost-free electricity for the home. The outdoor building where the solar panels are located has many different uses. There is the 22’ x 24’, 528 sqft workshop that is currently being used for woodworking but would be accommodating to many other hobbies. Plus there is a 8’ x 18’, 144 sqft greenhouse on one side and the 8’ x 24’ 192 sqft shed on the other side. All together there is an ample amount of space for storage, work or hobbies.
Additionally, the home features wide porches both in the front and back of the property. The front porch is perfect for early morning sunrises or stunning sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The large back porch is perfect for relaxing while listening to your favorite music and overlooking your private tree-lined 2.22 acre lot. The backyard is great for privacy, little lawn maintenance, gardening, chickens, a playground and many other uses. Privacy to your home is also provided by the multiple farm-lands surrounding the property.
Upon entering the home, you are welcomed by the beautiful gourmet kitchen furnished with custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and brand new flat top stove. In the living room, adjacent to the kitchen, you will be taken in by a warm propane fireplace encased by a wooden bookshelf surround and topped by a panoramic window giving you plenty of natural lighting. Additionally, on the main floor, is the primary bedroom and a full bath that sits down the hall; beautifully accented with limestone radiant heat flooring, a soaking tub, a glass shower enclosure and ceramic and stone finishes. As you make your way up the oak staircase, you will find another full bath, bedroom, and a bonus area. This bonus space was once a bedroom and could be converted into a bedroom again, if desired. This area could also be a great place for an art studio, library, office or just for relaxing while enjoying the scenic mountain views. The unfinished full basement also provides plenty of storage as well as a walkout entrance.
The Garden Cottage is unique because it has the charm and characteristics of an older home while also being updated with more modern amenities and features. The home is also ideally situated for both full time residents and weekenders. Located only an hour and a half away from Washington, DC and less than two hours away from Charlottesville, VA, the property is within easy driving distance for weekend getaways. Less than a 20 minute drive to Sperryville, VA and Little Washington, VA where you will find restaurants, including the renowned Inn at Little Washington, coffee shops, various art galleries & shops. Not much further past Sperryville is the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, great for hiking, camping or just enjoying the scenic drive. Another bonus is that the home is within 2 miles from the Amissville Fire and Rescue Squad.