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Simply charming cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

charming cottage situated on a knoll, surrounded by acres of tranquil farmland, with woods and stream. East and west facing porches overlook uninterrupted pastoral views. The cottage has been recently renovated, whilst retaining its original character with wood floors throughout. Downstairs includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with queen size bed. Upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms under the eaves. One room has twin beds, the other a double.

This is an ideal situation where parents can relax and children are safe to explore.

Keywords: Rural cottage

More Details

Theresa Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Theresa Palmer

Owners Brian & Theresa Palmer designers from the UK. We moved to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains 10 years ago. Knoll cottage is situated across the field from our home and studio. We enjoy walking the hundred acres of pasture and woodland, and our guests are welcome to do the same. We often bike the New River Trail and are happy to let the guests have the use of four bicycles as well as canoe and kayak. We are keen gardeners and raise our own organic vegetables. Weekends are spent mainly outside enjoying the peace and beauty of the surrounding area.

Theresa Palmer purchased this cottage in 2006

What makes this cottage unique

The feedback from our visitors since we started renting the cottage has been most rewarding. It is our pleasure to see guests relaxing and enjoying this peaceful part of the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. So glad that we found you. The cottage is absolutely charming. Your special touches top it off. Thank you for everything.
Jun 2010
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Dugspur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
If extra space is required, owner's studio is available, weekends only at additional rate. dugspur Deli and Post Office are conveniently located approx. 2 miles


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Simply charming cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Lovely farmhouse cottage to disconnect from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I decided to take a trip to the mountains for spring break. After several weeks we chose this cottage based on the reviews and more than fair price. We could not have chosen better! The owners Brian and Theresa Palmer were exceptional from the beginning of the booking process and communication was painless. When we arrived Theresa met us at the gate and showed us inside where a homemade cake was waiting! We have a two year old daughter and she offered us a crib for her which was great. Our three boys ages 10 to 13 had the run of the expansive property and enjoyed running in the fields and exploring the creek while my wife and I enjoyed the hammock and just relaxing in the cottage reading a book.

We had planned on just cruising the parkway and really just doing whatever we found worth doing, the nearby town of Floyd was very entertaining and had wonderful shops my wife enjoyed. We took a "day"trip to Luray caverns a four hour drive away and the boys wanted to go to DC afterwards so we went to the capital and the museums, then since we were so close we went to the Baltimore aquarium. Theresa having not seen us in two days called to make sure we were okay showing what caring people they are.

All in all I have to say this was the best vacation we have taken yet and I am sure we will be back very soon. I have already started talking to the wife about going back in the fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, how thoughtful to write such a positive review, and so soon after your stay. With four children, I am surprised that you found the time. We hope that you will return in the fall and we will look forward to seeing you. Theresa and Brian
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Perfect relaxing get-away.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this peaceful, quiet farm cottage, as we have quite a few times over the last several years. We were upset to miss going last year, but that made it all the more enjoyable to get back this spring. If you cherish privacy and peace & quiet, while enjoying the views and sounds of nature on a tranquil cow farm, you will absolutely find this quaint cottage perfect. The unit itself is very clean and comfortable to boot, but you will find yourself spending much of the time sitting outside on the porch with a cup of coffee, taking in the views you might find in a Currier & Ives painting. Theresa and Brian are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make your stay completely enjoyable. Highly recommended. -John & Jennifer-

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull and Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

How refreshing and encouraging it is to meet people like Theresa and Brian. They've devoted so much of their time, muscles, hands and backs to passionately embrace and preserve this special rural house and the land that surrounds it. True Americana at its best. Their entire estate that includes their own personal historic house and this vintage country cottage is a model of delicate and conscientious preservation.

So, if you're looking for resorts, swimming pools, hot tubs, downtown traffic, tourist traps, country clubs, tennis courts, trendy restaurants and noisy neighbors - then head to Myrtle Beach.

If you prefer quiet, peaceful days, breezes on a front porch, moonlit nights, beautiful rural Virginia countryside, flower gardens and friendly neighbors (cows, horses, song birds outside your window, owls in the meadow) - then come here. Visit and spend the night in this quaint modest abode that hugs a hill of virgin pastureland.

Therefore, I implore - come here, slow down, exercise your senses, breath some fresh air, listen to nature's symphony while realigning some of your perspectives. Then I promise, just like us, you'll experience some of "life's extras."

There aren't too many times you want to hug your Landlord when you leave but this time we did !

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Brian and I feel most fortunate to live in such a peaceful part of America. We enjoy the opportunity to share and meet a diverse group of people. It enriches our lives. We look forward to welcoming back previous renters and meeting new guests.
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Greensboro, NC


  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at the cottage was absolute perfection. This property was the most beautiful location I have ever seen. We thought we would do what we usually do when we visit the Blue Ridge-- leave the property early to hike and explore, coming home mostly to sleep. Instead we found ourselves leaving only to pick up a few supplies we forgot to pack; the rest of our weekend was spent hiking the property that Theresa and Brian so generously make available to guests, playing in the stream, relaxing in the hammock, visiting an adjacent farm, where Farmer Gary very generously entertained our boys with a horseback ride (and an attempted pig ride, which I think made them happier than anything we have ever done!) and digging in the garden with Theresa. Have you ever eaten a dinner of potatoes you just dug up and pork chops from the source? We have! Theresa was beyond generous with letting the boys help in the garden, and our dogs and boys so enjoyed roaming the pastures. The cottage itself is perfectly quaint and cozy, with a little gas stove, porches with amazing views, and very comfortable beds. Every little touch was perfect. We are counting the days until the cottage reopens in April, and we are eager to try the glamping site as well. You know you've stumbled on a VRBO jackpot when you come home and immediately devote a line-item in your monthly budget to future cottage rentals!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are fortunate in being caretakers of this lovely land and it is our pleasure to share it . We like to see children having the opportunity to experience the countryside and the wonders it has to offer. We were glad that Melissa and her family had such fine weather and fall colors at there best. Now that we have the Glamping tent set up , we hope that families and friends will make this a place to get together. We look forward to 2017 and meeting new visitors and welcoming back prior guests.
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Adorable cottage, amazing property, generous hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, early-summer stay. We loved exploring the property, relaxing on the hammock, getting a peaceful nights sleep. Floyd is less than 30 minutes away and we had gone out to their weekly, blue grass "Friday Night Jamberee". Can't recommend coming for this enough. When we returned Theresa had left us what we all decided was the best carrot cake we had ever tasted. She also provided delicious farm-fresh eggs. The cottage is nicely decorated and surrounded by gorgeous flowers, butterflies everywhere. At night we had panoramic views of fireflies that were jaw-dropping. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dugspur Virginia Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to stay. The owners are great people. Down to earth and were great hosts. There was a treat of home made bread ,jelly,pie and ginger bread . We felt more at home there than any place we have ever stayed. And given a chance we will go back. We loved every single thing. I will miss it there. And we will miss them too. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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