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Lovely Garden Cottage In Horse Country Near The Blue Ridge

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home, Tastefully Decorated With Antiques And Designer Details.

Now with Internet! This cottage is a lovely place to stay while you explore the area. Hike Shenandoah National Park, sip chardonnay at a nearby winery, dine at one of Culpeper's many fine eateries, shop in specialty boutiques and gourmet food shops, visit the area's many antique stores, farmer's markets, and much, much more. It is the perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring. Featuring tray ceilings, luxuriously appointed bedrooms, antique furnishings, an open floor plan, cable television, a large flagstone patio and lush, mature gardens. The cottage is surrounded by farms in rural Culpeper County. Located within minutes of numerous wineries including Sharp Rock Vineyards, Gray Ghost Winery, Narmada, Prince Michel, and many others. Also near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier. The Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain are a short drive away. Culpeper County was the site of the largest cavalry battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. Numerous Civil War attractions include downtown walking tours, preserved battlefields and reenactments, and a museum. Fine dining, excellent shopping, hiking and biking... Culpeper has it all!

Theresa Knight
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Theresa Knight

The owners, a cyber security analyst and a romance novelist, live in an old farmhouse on the property. They have called Culpeper County home since their marriage 28 years ago and raised their four children there.

Theresa Knight purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Theresa Knight chose Brandy Station

We bought the property because we have always wanted to renovate an old farmhouse and fell in love with this one the first time we saw it! We added the guest house three years later. Jameson's Mill once stood on our property along Muddy Run. The mill is shown on pre-Civil War maps. There is a 600-year-old White Oak that stands above the foundation stones of the old miller's cottage and a Black Walnut that a state forestry expert believes could be the largest in Virginia. It was "certainly the largest one" he'd ever seen.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on 23 acres surrounded by cattle, sheep and horse farms. We love seeing the water birds, woodpeckers, deer, lightning bugs and dragon flies and consider ourselves fortunate to live in such a beautiful, unspoiled place!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Brandy Station

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two upstairs bedrooms share this bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Used by downstairs bedroom.
  • Two bathrooms. Upstairs bedrooms share a bath. Downstairs den/bedroom has a private bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has desk and reading nook.
    Second Room - 1 double
    Lower Level Den/Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Lower level: tv, table, two chairs, twin size captain's bed.
  • Three bedrooms. One king, one full, one twin size captain's bed in the den/bedroom on the lower level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
This charming cottage dependency is sited on 23 acres in the rolling hills of northern Culpeper County. There are beautiful views of nature from every window. Located near wineries, boutique shopping, Civil War sites, reenactments, and other historic attractions such as Montpelier and Monticello, an hour from Washington, D.C., less than an hour from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, minutes from Commonwealth Park. Special features of the property include the foundation stones of Jameson's Mill, a corn and grain mill that once operated on Muddy Run in the 1700s. The mill took its name from Revolutionary War Col. John Jameson who owned the property. He is famous for playing a role in the capture of Benedict Arnold. A magnificent 600-year-old white oak still shelters the remains of the miller's cottage. Many bullets, pottery shards, and other historic artifacts have been unearthed behind the main house, evidence of a Confederate encampment.


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Lovely Garden Cottage In Horse Country Near The Blue Ridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a weekend while we were in town for a family reunion. The home was absolutely beautiful in an idyllic setting! My 16 month old daughter had fun playing in the gorgeous garden while we sipped our coffees in the morning. Everything was clean and perfect- someone should pitch this gorgeous home to Southern Living! I can't recommend it enough and i hope to return sometime soon! Theresa has thought of everything- the house was very well stocked with toiletries, coffee, and toys for kids- very kid friendly! Loved it so much!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon!
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The cottage exceeded our expectations. The garden area was lovely. We would definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was truly like a home away from home. It was comfortable and well-equipped. The serene and peaceful setting was just what we needed. The owners were delightful and they were excellent hosts. We can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, gracious hosts, perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect low key getaway we were looking for. Theresa and Jeff were wonderful hosts and quick to answer questions.The cottage is beautiful and has all the amenities we needed. I hope we can make a return visit during warmer weather to explore the property. Not too far out of town so we enjoyed local restaurants and breweries.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The wonderful Knight Cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It is pristinely clean, comfortable, and furnished with exquisite taste. My two daughters and I enjoyed this getaway for a few days before Christmas. After a day of sightseeing, hiking, visiting wineries, and dining in some of Culpeper’s superb restaurants, we would look forward to relaxing together in the great room around the kitchen island before retiring to very comfortable beds. You cannot ask for more.

The owners are warm and genuine, responsive to requests and inquiries, and surprised us upon our arrival with the most marvelous and welcoming fruit basket.

The two lovely cats on the (gorgeous!) premises only added to our enjoyment.

We could not have had a better stay anywhere, and we recommend Knight Cottage whole heartedly.

  • Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, tasteful.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four loved spending our Thanksgiving 2017 in the cottage. Everything was just right, and Theresa and Jeff were wonderful hosts. The bonfire was really special, and we also fell in love with Juju (sp?).

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in the country

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well appointed and clean home with a complete kitchen. We loved our stay in the Virginia countryside!

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Ratskeller
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
South Wales Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Culpeper Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
It's About Thyme
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Potomac Beach

Old Trade Brewery recently opened a couple of miles from the cottage. The views are gorgeous, the atmosphere casual. It is a great place to while away an afternoon with friends!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Brandy Station

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$122.34
Refundable Damage Deposit C$193.17

Check-in is 3:00 p.m.
Check-out is 11:00 a.m.
If there is no one else checking in/out on the day of your arrival/departure, we are lenient about the times. Just check with us. There are two cats on the property. They are not allowed inside the guest house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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