You can’t ask much more from a cottage in a country village. 588 Zachary Taylor is the perfect combination of history, village location, and space to indulge in gardening or keeping a few hens. The roughly 200 year old log cabin that forms the heart of this house is within walking distance of a gourmet shop, two pubs, the post office, and a restaurant. The private double lot of nearly an acre has plenty of space for outdoor entertaining, play space for children or pets, and room to garden and relax. It’s an ideal weekend retreat in the country, empty nester cottage, or a hunt box for an avid equestrian who boards their horse at a nearby farm.
This inviting cottage started life as an early 19th century log cabin, and then was expanded a century later to create a spacious living room and upstairs bedroom. Today 588 Zachary Taylor is a cozy three bedroom house with three fireplaces. The open kitchen/dining area allows for excellent flow to the living room and the rest of the house, and is the perfect place to contemplate any further additional space to take this home into its third century of use.
Front Hall (13.5 x 6.5) – Front door opens to Front Porch on this center hall with pine flooring. Living room opens to the left and den to the right and kitchen straight ahead.
Kitchen/Dining (22 x 9.5) – This large room with pine cabinetry and ceramic tiled floor features a bay window in the dining area. Electric range, dishwasher, and full sized refrigerator. Generous kitchen workspace.
Living Room (13 x 15) – This well-proportioned room with high ceilings features a large stone fire place, exposed pine beams and pine floors. Opens to dining area.
Den (18 x 12) – A step down from the Front Hall is the very well preserved log cabin which forms a cozy family space with a corner stone fireplace, exposed log walls, exposed pine beams in ceiling and pine floors. Staircase to eaves bedroom and door to back hallway.
Hall Bath – Full bath with shower/tub, vanity and plenty of space.
Back Bedroom/Laundry (9 x 9.5 – This quiet back room has an exposed log wall, closet and space for new washer and dryer (which convey). Washer and dryer are easily moved to basement to use this room as a bedroom or expanded office space.
Eaves Bedroom (12.5 x 15) – Accessible via a staircase from the den below, this room has exposed log walls, closet, storage space, pine floors, and a ceiling that follows the eaves to roof above.
Master Bedroom (12.5 x 14) – A charming room above the living room with its own staircase, the master bedroom features windows facing the front and back of the house, a stone fireplace, exposed pine beams, closet, and a half bath.
Basement – This large space is accessed from the back of the house and features massive log beams and stone walls. Lots of storage space or space easily converted to wine cellar or other use. Utility space includes forced air furnace, utility sink, water treatment system and space for washer and dryer.
The 0.75 acre lot has terrific gardening potential. Mature trees tower over green lawns and a one time vegetable garden is easily put back in productivity. In what is essentially two village lots, there is plenty of outdoor space for gardening and play areas for children and pets. The one car garage is a perfect place to store a vehicle or household goods or convert into a studio/office and the large garden shed can easily accommodate a small flock of hens as well. Behind the house the space can easily be reconfigured for outdoor seating and entertaining and/or home expansion off the existing dining room.
Telecom: High speed internet and television service is available via cable and satellite. Cell phone coverage is available on the Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon networks.
Location: Located in the quiet village of Flint Hill in Rappahannock County. The surrounding area is composed of larger farms and estates. The property is 18 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 20 miles (Ft. Royal exit). Approximately 70 miles from Washington, DC. Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 30 minutes (in low traffic situations). Approximately 60 minutes to Dulles International Airport. 1 hour 10 minutes to Charlottesville. 20 minutes to Warrenton, 15 minutes to Front Royal.
Amenities: The nearby village of Flint Hill boasts three restaurants, 24 Crows, The Griffin Tavern and Flint Hill Public House. “Little” Washington, the county seat is the home of The Inn at Little Washington and shops and theater. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, and the Shenandoah National Park. Equestrian pursuits (fox-hunting, trail riding, dressage) are very popular and the house is in the Old Dominion Hounds hunt territory.