Nestled on the edge of the quintessential small town is the cozy and quintessential bungalow called Mountain View Cottage. Little Washington is at once sleepy and sophisticated, and serves as a chic weekend getaway for big city types and a quite place apart for local folks who enjoy the neighborliness and security of friendly small town living. The location at the end of Main Street means that Mountain View Cottage has maximum privacy, maximum views, and still retains easy access to all that the town has to offer, just a short stroll away.
Whether you’re looking for a country pied-a-terre, a home for a young family starting out, or the perfect retirement cottage to enjoy gardening and visiting with friends, Mountain View offers charm, easy living, and inviting indoor/outdoor spaces for everyone in the best of settings.
Mountain View Cottage has the traditional bungalow three bedroom layout kept from its mid-20th century build date. The exterior has been updated with vinyl siding, and the kitchen boasts updated cabinetry, counters, and newer appliances. The bath has been totally remodeled within the past five years. The house is well maintained, up-to-date, and ready for new owners looking for relaxed low maintenance living in an inviting setting.
Kitchen (10.4×15) – Newer appliances, built-in microwave, Formica counters, and vinyl flooring in this inviting eat-in kitchen with sliding door to the back deck.
Living Room (11 x 15) – The inviting (painted) wood paneled living room is entered from the front porch, main hall, or kitchen. Oak floors, bay window, and woodstove outlet (with gas line stubbed in).
Middle Bedroom (8.5 x 11) – Oak floors, closet, and window overlooking front yard.
Front Bedroom (12.5 x 11.5) – Oak floors, closet, and windows overlooking the front and side yards.
Back Bedroom (15 x 11) – Larger bedroom in the back of the house. Oak floors, closet, and windows overlooking the side and back yards.
Hall Bath/Laundry (11.5 x 6) – Large bath with new granite double vanity, ceramic tile floors, and large walk-in shower. Laundry area with Bosch washer and dryer and cabinetry and shelving.
Outdoor Spaces – A back deck reachable from the yard or sliding door to kitchen extends the living and dining options outside. A covered front porch is the perfect place to sit on a summer afternoon and admire the flowers.
Mountain View Cottage is very nicely sited in the middle of the 0.63 acre lot. Mature trees, shrubs and wonderfully configured foundation plantings mean that this property requires very little maintenance. The backyard features a solid four board perimeter fence to keep kids and dogs safely in place. There is plenty of open space for gardens and play, or just simply to enjoy the view. The prime location on the edge of town means that your immediate neighbors on the west and north are pastures and fields and distant cows framed by a mountain backdrop. To the south is the rest of the town, separated by a little lane smothered in hydrangeas. On the eastern perimeter is main street itself and a small picturesque Baptist church. The expansive front yard has several new fruit trees as well as more mature plantings.
A small garage/shed building at the end of the paved drive can store a car, or lawn and garden implements. There is plenty of space for garden buildings, a pool, or other outdoor features.
Telecom: Internet and television service is available via comcast. Other broadband and TV options are available. Cell service is available with T-Mobile (Sprint) and limited service is also available from AT&T and Verizon.
Location: Mountain View Cottage is located on the edge of “Little” Washington and all the town’s amenities are walk-able from the cottage. The property is 20 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 20 miles (Ft. Royal exit). Approximately 77 miles from Washington, DC. Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 30 minutes (in low traffic situations). Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to Dulles International Airport. 1 hour 10 minutes to Charlottesville. 20 minutes to Warrenton, 15 minutes to Front Royal.
Amenities: “Little” Washington, the county seat of Rappahannock County is the home of The Inn at Little Washington, Foster-Harris House, Tula’s, Ballards, and galleries and theater. Just 7 miles away is Sperryville, home to two breweries, more galleries and shops, and The Three Blacksmiths restaurant. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, restaurants, and the Shenandoah National Park.