The Nantucket style cottage on the property grounds has cedar shake siding and roof, walls of windows, and french doors opening onto a 5' x 15' screened porch and 20' open deck. Views out two sides of the cottage provide incredible pictures of the river, the osprey nest, wildlife, and pleasure boats traveling up and down the river. The guest cottage has soaring ceilings, two walls of widows, a bedroom loft, a main floor four poster queen bed, a flat screen TV and DVD, a screened porch, and an open deck all overlooking the river and wildlife. Perfectly romantic for two with one bath and kitchenette.
Enjoy fishing off the pier (right outside your door), swimming in the river or pool (during warm weather), kayaking the river and creeks in owner provided kayaks, and use the cottage as a wonderful location for easy day trips to endless historical sites throughout Virginia.
Bring your boat for sightseeing and fishing on the river and bay. A boat ramp is available just three miles from the cottage and your boat can be docked at the owner's pier. Or sail your sailboat up the river from the Chesapeake Bay. The 11' deep water at the end of the pier at low tide will accommodate large sail and power boats.
The cottage is an easy and picturesque drive (about an hour or less) to Williamsburg, Jamestown, plantations, wineries, and churches. Yorktown, site of the end of the revolutionary War is about a 35 minute drive. Civil War sites, museums and battlefields in Petersburg and Richmond are about 1 1/2 hour drive from the cottage. Norfolk and Virginia Beach is about a 2 hour drive and Washington, DC is 2 1/2 hours.
The studio cottage is the guest cottage on the property. The cottage has hardwood floors, a kitchenette, and a bath on the main floor. The kitchen area has a mini fridge, microwave, sink, portable cooktop burner, toaster, electric panini maker, electric griddle, and coffee maker plus dinnerware and utensils -- everything needed for morning breakfasts and easy lunches. A gas grill on your deck is available for dinners. The screened porch has a dining table and four chairs.
A four poster queen bed, seating area, small dining table and chairs plus flat screen TV are available in the main floor suite. The loft has two twin beds. A window and skylight let loft sleepers watch the stars while drifting off to sleep after a day of sight seeing, boating or lazing by the pool. The loft has a ship's ladder for access so agility is necessary. Adjoining the main floor bedroom is the bath with shower and tub combination.
The property has a lovely oval pool with slate surround overlooking the river and beautiful beds of roses, hydrangea, daylilies and other perennials. The 2 1/2 acre property is located at the end of a two mile long private road for property owners and provides privacy for guests wanting a quiet getaway. Guests have access to the pool, the pier, and the grounds. Runners and walkers will find the two mile road on which the property is located perfect for daily outings. The private road on which the cottage is located contains a number of homes where both full time residents as well as those with second homes enjoy the beauty of waterside living.
Water lovers will find fishing charters, marinas, sailing schools, and kayak rentals close by. The Piankatank River Golf Club provides public golf just a few miles a way. The Historic Tides Inn, site of recent presidential meetings, is located about 20 minutes away in Irvington with spa facilities.
Grocery, hardware, seafood, marine, and gift stores as well as restaurants, coffee shop and post offices are about four miles away in Deltaville. More restaurants, shopping, and antiquing can be found in Urbanna on the banks of the Rappahannock Riveer, White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock all within a 15 -20 minute car ride. Gloucester is about a 20 minute drive toward the York River and on the way to Yorktown (site of the end of the Revolutionary War on the banks of the beautiful York River), Jamestown and Williamsburg (55 minutes) via the lovely Colonial Parkway.
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