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I want this mountain cottage!! Sold furnished! Circa 1770. Over one acre in VA. $225,000

April 27, 2019

I love this little cottage! Perfect setting! This cottage was built in 1770 with an addition in 1999. This home is located on 1.5 acres in Bentonville, Virginia. The property has a gated entrance. This home is being sold furnished. Some of the furniture are antiques. There are original stone walls that border the property. The ceiling trim work in dining room is made from original flooring of the house. The home has updated electric wiring. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 888 square feet. $225,000

From the Zillow listing:


Renovated & Remodeled Rustic Cottage Retreat with New Addition (’99) Featuring Modern Amenities.  Enjoy the Trickling Creek from the Rear Patio, Mountain Views from Kitchen Windows & Covered Front Porch, & Serenity of the Hilltop Setting Accessed by the Gated Road w/ Original Stone Wall Borders/Fencing. Home is being Sold As-Is and with Furniture & Vintage/Unique Art. Year Built for Original Side of Home is approximate. VIRTUAL TOUR!  >>  HERE’S A CLOSER LOOK  >>


Top of the Loop Lane (original stone walls on both sides of road) to first house on right —  Covered Front Porch with Entrance to Home opens to Living Room of Original Side of Home   —  Living Room with Wood Stove, Doorway to Dining Room, and Stairs to Bedroom #1  —  Bedroom #1 with Vaulted, Insulated Ceiling  —  Dining Room with Stove #2, Doorway to Kitchen/Addition Side of Home, and Rear Exterior Entrance to Patio & Trickling Creek  —  Kitchen with Windows to View Patio, Mountain View, & Creek/Tree Area  —  Full Bathroom with Laundry/Utility Closet, Clawfoot Tub, and Accessed from Kitchen  —  Kitchen with Stairway to Bedroom #2.  >>  NEARBY ATTRACTIONS  >>   Shenandoah National Park Skyline Drive, Appalachian Trail, Skyline Caverns, Canopy Tours, Izaak Walton League, Shenandoah River State Park, Wineries, & just outside of ~Canoe Capital of Virginia~.   >>


NOTE FROM SELLER  >>  “In 1747, Lord Fairfax ordered a survey of the frontier land beyond his property in order to incorporate it into his Manor of Leeds. The resulting 1748 survey by Thomas Greene referred to this new territory as Gooney Run Manor, giving homage to Lord Fairfaxs favorite hunting dog, Gooney, who had died on a hunting trip several years earlier. Heavy settlement of the manor began about 1770, and continued through the end of the 18th century and into the 19th. Fairfax would not sell his land, so the settler leased 200 and 300 acre lots of ~ungranted waste land,~ built a cabin with a stone or brick chimney, as the leases specified, and planted 100 fruit trees~(perhaps what the cabin was built for). Ceiling trim work in dining room is composed of wood planks and posts from original flooring.  The posts were used to brace up the floor from the ground. Saltillo tile in dining room, kitchen and bathroom, with floor heat. Antique box locks on the doors. Old cabin electric wiring was replaced when new addition was added in 1999. Antique box locks on the doors. Jelly cupboard and drop leaf table are antiques from Bucks County Pennsylvania.  Chairs are from Pottery Barn. Side chairs were family pieces purchased in the 50s and shipped from St. Louis. Ceramic plaque on fireplace covers an old hole from a previous wood stove.  Plaque was brought back from Sifnos, Greece in 2008.  Carpentry and Flagstone on porch was laid by workmen from the Mellon Estate in Upperville.


The mill stone is from Connelly Mill Pond in Warsaw, VA. The table top hung in the stairway was painted by Johnny Ott a hexologist from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania.  He died in Allentown in 1964. Plate rack in kitchen was constructed by family. Wrought iron utensils are hung from a rack hand forged by a local artist. Utensils are antiques collected by current owner over the years. Handmade animal tiles on fireplace as well as the tiles flanking the front door are from the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA. Kerosene wall lamp in living room is from Greece. Clawfoot tub and sink were purchased from the Brass Knob in Washington, DC (Adams Morgan). Hand painted plates on wall in bedroom are all from the Blue Ridge Pottery, collected by current owner over the years  (Mostly from Strasburg Antique Mall). Bookcase in bedroom is the top of an antique cupboard. Cupboard in bathroom is from Random Harvest in Alexandria. Ice cream chairs in bathroom were family owned, purchased in Moline, ILL. Water filter system is from Rain Soft, Roy Dixon, Winchester, VA.

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