Ok. Ok. Yes, I’ve been teasing you guys all week with snaps of the cottage I’ve been staying in here in Central Virginia. Because it’s gorgeous. And charming. And quaint. And quiet. Did I mention it’s gorgeous? Lark (my black Lab mix) and I have been having an awesome time hiking the trails on the 500 acre working farm each day and interacting with the cattle (they don’t interact so much, except for one young bull that gets so excited to see us he hops. Yup. Hops.), the goats, sheep, chickens and farm dogs. Oh, and one pig.
We’ve had a fire in the 225 year old fireplace each night. And each and every dinner cooked on the Viking range. We’ve slept in one of the two suites downstairs (it has an English basement which means it gets lots of light and doesn’t feel so “basement-y”) and used the Waterworks sink to brush our teeth (well, that was just me. Lark didn’t use the sink to brush her teeth). On Tuesday, I told you how I found this place and have (hopefully) piqued your interest all week with photos from our days here.
Today I want to share the cottage with you. Because it’s awesome. And a place that I’ll return to (hopefully with The Hubbs and the bonus daughters) time and again. From what I’ve been told, the cottage itself was really the kitchen and dining room for the main house prior to a major kitchen renovation a few years ago. Rather than demolish the old, the owners, Guy and Julie Dixon (Julie happens to be an architect specializing in historic renovations and design), moved the structure to land elsewhere on the farm, adding the basement and turning it into a guest cottage. A very finely appointed guest cottage, I hasten to add.
But I’ll stop talking now and just let the photos speak for themselves. And if you want to come stay at the cottage yourself, you can learn all about VRBO.com from my post earlier this week and book a trip. Trust me. You’ll love it. Dog and kid friendly and worth every penny. You’re so very welcome.