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Private family farm with mountain views, park-like grounds and large pool.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Futon sofa - (Sleeps 8)

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Located in Northern Augusta County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA (Located in the Very Center of the Shenandoah Valley, convenient to both Harrisonburg and Staunton, just 45 minutes west of Charlottesville.) The Cottage is the first of two vacation rental properties on our 175 acre farm. See VRBO#712278 for a description and pictures of the Cabin as the alternative to the Cottage should it be unavailable for your days of travel. Both located on the same farm will give you a similar if not equal experience.

The Cottage House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Keywords: Private spacious vacation rental house, rural setting,

Enjoy the peace and quiet this country setting offers yet you are only a 15-minute drive from all the activities of Downtown Staunton, VA. and 25 minutes to Harrisonburg.

In this cottage, are two large bedrooms one with a queen-size bed, one with a full size antique bed. The third bedroom has a full size bed. The fourth bedroom has a twin bed. Workspace for your computer in several rooms. There is also a Futon that can sleep an additional adult comfortably.

On the first floor, there is a cozy living room with a Jötel gas stove, with game table, TV/VCR/DVD. The front door enters from a large private deck. There is a separate dining room with table that seats 6 plus a highchair for the little ones. There is also a comfortable loveseat in this room for relaxing away from the TV area.

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, one with private bath. Bedrooms offer 1 queen, 2 full, and 1 twin bed. A Pack n' Play is available for infants or toddlers.

A separate Keeping Room with bay window and view of the pool provides another “living area”. There are two bookcases filled with a variety of topics an genre of books for avid readers.

The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave and gas stove with a variety of small appliances and lots of dishware and serving pieces.

The Washer and Dryer are located on the first floor as well as the second bath with shower.

There is a table that seats 4 on the deck for dining out, and a nearby fire pit with lots of seating for enjoying cool starlit nights.

A large adjoining landscaped yard invites morning walks, or a relaxing rest in the hammock or grape arbor swing in the afternoons. The gazebo is a great garden spot for a cup of coffee or tea, or perhaps a glass of wine.

In addition to the amenities of the cottage and surrounding gardens, there is a large in ground salt water pool generally open May – September.

Take one of the many day trips to nearby Monticello, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, or the quaint shops in Staunton, Lexington or Charlottesville. Spend an evening at the Black Friars Shakespeare Theatre or take in the Waynesboro Symphony. The Forbes Fine Arts Center on the nearby JMU campus offers a variety of entertainment venues. A day trip to several of the many vineyards nearby or one of four US Presidents homes will be time well spent. Horseback riding from a local stable can be arranged, and a day antique shopping or perusing the small quaint shops located in the Valley towns will yield treasures to take home.

Convenient to Mary Baldwin College, Bridgewater College, James Madison University, and Eastern Mennonite University, and Blue Ridge Community College.

Keywords: private, rural, park-like farm setting, magnificent mountain views, peaceful, spacious cottage, convenient to many attractions

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Carole C. Grove
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Carole C. Grove

We enjoy gardening, antiquing, travelling, music and the outdoors. We have travelled through the British Isles, Europe, the American West, Canada and Mexico but now are content to share our place with other travelers.

Carole C. Grove purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Carole C. Grove chose Virginia

It would be hard to find a better location for a vacation rental. For historians, we are in the heart of colonial America and a comfortable drive to the Nation's Capital in Washington, DC. Another direction will take you to the beautiful Atlantic Beaches for a quick overnite stay or a long day's outing. Naturalists will enjoy pristine mountain streams known for exceptional trout fishing, or expansive National forests with mountain lakes. This property is well suited for people who wish to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings of the Valley and mountains, as well as those who wish to visit the myriad of attractions nearby or within short driving distance. It is a perfect place for photographers, artists, musicans, birdwatchers, writers or those simply seeking rest and relaxation. The four distinctive seasons lend themselves uniquely to a vacation anytime of the year.

This is a family friendly home with safe outside play areas for children. Our farm menagerie includes donkeys, sheep, cattle, and beautiful laying hens who lay colorful eggs - including green and blue! Our family pets include friendly dogs and cats and two retired ponies. Our guests can enjoy the bounty of our family garden while they are here as well as fresh eggs if they like.

What makes this cottage unique

Two of the most strking benefits of staying here are the magnificent morning vistas of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. Often the morning mist outlines the layers of mountain tops that cause you to pause, and often get your camera!

Equally as beautiful, are the spectacular starry skies that are displayed on clear, cool nights. With no light polution from urban areas, the starry skies are a sight to behold!


based on 16 traveler reviews

Private family farm with mountain views, park-like grounds and large pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful house, grounds, and location for family!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property with another family over July 4th weekend. All in all, we are two couples and four kids six and under. We had an amazing time and really look forward to making this an annual trip. Our kids keep asking to go back so we might need to schedule another visit sooner.

The property grounds are fantastic. The vista from the Cottage is breathtaking. The landscaping all around the Cottage, the owners' house, and the rest of the property is lovely. We spent most of our time in the in ground pool and were pleased that pool toys and towels were plentiful. At night, we used the gas grill to BBQ and built a fire (with some difficulty!) in the patio firepit to roast smores. The kids loved roaming the grounds and visiting the various animals. After meals, they would visit the chickens to feed them leftovers, play with the owners' pets, or run around on the grass and catch fireflies. The outdoor layout is perfect for the letting the kids safely run around. There is playground equipment right outside of the Cottage as well as a good size field and chicken coop.

Inside the Cottage, the owners' sense of style and thoughtfulness is clear. The house is stocked with toilet paper and soap (bring napkins, paper towels, etc.). The kitchen is stocked with plenty of dishes and basic cooking oils / spices. Everything was spotless. The beds, sheets, and towels were all comfy.

As a previous reviewer notes, the Cottage has three bedrooms on one side of the house and a master bedroom (with bath) on the other side of the house. This worked well for our group. I should note that the third bedroom on the larger side of the house has a cut-out in the wall that faces the A/C unit on the stairwell. My three year old daughter slept in that room, which was a little difficult because the room is open to the stairwell (and living room below). We needed to turn off the lights on that side of the house (inside and out) so that my daughter's room would be dark and quiet enough. Small inconvenience only. Other than this, the place is very kid-friendly. The owners have a gaggle of grandkids who clearly spend a lot of time there. Our friends used the pack'-n-pack and we all enjoyed the children's books and game throughout the Cottage.

All in all, this was an incredible vacation. The owners are very friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our week stay at the Cottage. The week was exactly what we hoped it would be. Great family time in a relaxed, peaceful setting. We have two young children who loved the animals, especially the chickens and cats. The farm surroundings provided plenty of entertainment for the kids and we spent most of our time around the pool. I took a walk every morning and each day saw wildlife, it is just a beautiful setting. There are two hiking trails on the property we explored the shorter one. It was perfect for our kids. We did make it into Harrisonburg a few times for dinner or an activity. The drive is an easy 30 minutes. Carol and Jim are very nice and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Best vacation imaginable for young children!

  • 5 of 5

We are returning this summer due to our children's obsession with the farm! My daughters were terribly scared of dogs before our visit, and now they talk about Max and Livy, the dogs, all the time. The dogs are kept leashed to trees around a corner from the cottage. Jim and Carole allowed my kids, 3 and 5, to walk the dogs anytime they liked. They also were able to get their own eggs from the chicken coop. Carole gave my daughters treats for the donkeys. Let's not forget when Jim brought my girls to see a baby lamb the morning after it was born! At night the adults had a great time around the fire pit.

The house is beautiful and the kitchen has everything we needed for our large group. Two notes: The cottage is right next to Carole and Jim's house. We loved that--but not for everyone. The other issue is that the cottage sleeping arrangements are awkwardly laid out. there are three bedrooms up a staircase on one side of the house with a bathroom downstairs. there is another bedroom up stairs accessed on the other side of the house with an en suite bathroom.

Overall the farm gets 5 stars. I only wish I could give it 6!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Everything we imagined and more

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Carole,

We picked your property for our annual two-week vacation based on research about the area and your online presence on VRBO. We had high hopes, but it was so much more than we could have imagined. The peace and quiet is so refreshing, the grounds are beautiful, the pets and farm animals are sweet and fun to be around. We especially loved the dogs (David) and the donkeys (Marilyn). We took lots of photographs to document the wonderful time we had.

Your farm put us in a good position to experience many things the area has to offer. We hiked in Shenandoah National Park and from the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as in the George Washington National Forest and the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. We explored Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville and had some fabulous meals. David took several opportunities to experience fly fishing in the area.

But maybe most of all, your friendliness and hospitality made us feel comfortable and at home here. Thank you so much for opening your home to us. It’s a trip we will never forget.

Marilyn and David

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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At Home on the Farm

  • 5 of 5

3 generations stayed for Memorial Day weekend at the farm. The house is spacious and has room for everyone to either gather together or have a little privacy. The outdoor firepit area and deck with gas grill were enjoyed by all. Our hosts, Carol and Jim, were available as needed and frequently checked in with us as they went about their normal routines. Jim made sure our granddaughter got to see the baby lambs up close. The fresh eggs were a treat as were the strawberries I gathered from the garden for breakfast.Carol even contacted us and mailed us a few items we inadvertently left behind. We were so glad to have found this gem for our stay for a wedding in Bridgewater. I believe we had the best accommodations of all the wedding guests! You won't be disappointed with a stay at Seven Oaks Farm.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Beautiful country cottage. Best Rental Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Cottage for JMU Graduation May 8,9,10, 2015. It blew us away. Carole and Jim immediately become your friends. They are so welcoming and attentive. ANYTHING we needed was there. My 5 year old nephew got to feed the baby lamb, what an experience. Connecting with nature is the true spirit of this home. The Cottage is beautiful and immaculate. Comfortable personal touches throughout. We will be returning for another stay. This Cottage is a must see and rent. You will not be sorry. Thank you Carole and Jim for making our weekend stay the best!! Susan and Harry Wessolleck

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Massanutten, Wintergreen
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

The Shenandoah National Park is a short drive away as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. In addition there are a number of vineyards nearby as well as stables for horseback riding. Wonderful restuarants, museums, farmers' markets, antique shops, and the American Shakespeare Company at the Black Friar Theatre are all within a short 20 minute drive. For day trips, Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns, Historic Charlottesville and Lexington are all less than an hour's drive. A fun place for the whole family is the Green Valley Book Fair, open 6 times a year for two weeks. A day on the farm offers trails through the woods for hiking, a large private inground pool for day or evening swimming, a firepit for chilly evenings and making 'smores,' and a variety of farm animals including sheep, ponies, donkeys, cattle, and ten beautiful laying hens, some that lay colored eggs! Brilliant starry skies will amaze you at the end of the day!


Rates & Availability

Churchville Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50

This is one of two units we have on our farm. The other is The Cabin at Seven Oaks Farm, VRBO#712278. Please visit that site if the Cottage is not available for the dates you desire. Both units enjoy the same amenities at the same cost. Check both calendars to see availability.

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Churchville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bath with tub and shower adjoins the master bedroom and is located on the second floor. A second bath with shower is located on the first floor and serves the other bedrooms and living area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'N Play available for infant or toddler.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
4 different sitting areas inside cottage, landscaped grounds for walking, multiple outdoor relaxation areas,available yard games, patio area adjacent to the cottage with an eating area, and firepit , access to seasonal vegetable garden, extenstve walking trails through woods

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