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Evergreen Cottage

382 Privet Lane, Fort Valley, VA
  • Offered at $695,000


Evergreen Cottage is the ultimate in privacy.   Nestled off of a quiet country lane in the aptly named Fort Valley, Evergreen Cottage is world away from city cares and stress.  With woodland trails to explore, gardens to admire, and two ponds to fish, one is never at a loss for something to do on this property.  The comfortable house allows for all kinds of group and solitary activities in sight of the outstanding landscape outside.     While a great place to relax, those with a more project-oriented bent can put the large barn to use as a workshop or superb place to house horses or other livestock.  There’s plenty of room to indulge your country fantasies in a gorgeous private setting.


The core of the house dates from 1896, but the interiors are thoroughly 21st century.  Comfortable living spaces allow for indoor/outdoor living and enjoyment of the ponds and views.   Ideal for family usage, there’s plenty of space to find a cozy nook or join in group activities.

Main Floor

  • Front Porch (25 x 8) –  Enclosed (heated) space with tile flooring.
  • Entry Hall (14 x 9) –  Pine flooring and access to kitchen and bedrooms.
  • Kitchen (12 x 12) – Double wall oven, cooktop, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and plenty of counter space.
  • Dining Area (12 x 10) – Open to the living room and kitchen.  Pine floors.
  • Living Room (12 x 12) Brick fireplace and hearth, pine floors.
  • Family Room (11 x 37) – Large room with access to deck through sliding doors.  Lots of windows, wood stove.
  • Deck (10 x 10) –  beautiful views of lawn and pond.  Access to family room.
  • Bonus Room ( 16 x 15) –  Lovely room with oak flooring, skylights and plenty of windows.  Doubles as a spare bedroom.
  • Master Bedroom (14 x 19) – Good sized room with pine floors, large closet.
    • En suite Bath (7 x 6) – full bath with tub/shower.
  • Kid’s Bedroom (14 x 17) – large room with space for two sets of bunk beds.
  • Guest Bedroom (13 x 13) – Good sized room with access to entry hall and kid’s bedroom and en suite bath.
    • Guest Bath –  Full bath with tub/shower

Upper Level

  • Guest Suite – Up a staircase from the entry hall
    • Office (13 x 12) – Large windows and wide plank pine floors.  Closet.
    • Bedroom (9 x 13) –  Small bedroom with wide plank pine floors.

Lower Level

  • Playroom (37 x 10) – unfinished space with concrete floors and windows overlooking pond.  Laundry area with washer and dryer and utility sink.  Sliding doors to back lawn.
  • Store Room (25 x 11) – Unfinished space for storage.
  • Utility Room (14 x 17) – Service area for systems and utilities.

Residence Photos



Evergreen Cottage has a stunning setting.  The house is nestled in a private valley and surrounded by rolling hills that screen the property from neighbors.   A large open lawn near the barn can easily be fenced for livestock to create a pasture of approximately 2 acres.  Wooded hillsides could also be cleared for additional pasturage.   There are two ponds on the property.   A smaller pond of approximately 1/4 acre is sited above the house and is very private.   Below the house and back lawns and gardens is a much larger pond of approximately 2 acres.  This beautiful pond is shared with the neighboring property and offers space for fishing and boating.  This pond is fed by a bold stream which flows along the back lawn.    The open lawns leading from the property entrance to the house are planted with a variety conifers and other specimen trees and interspersed with shrubs and garden areas.


Grounds Photographs



Telecom:  Broadband internet is currently provided by Shentel DSL.   Starlink and other high speed broadband options are also available.   Cell service varies by location on the property but benefits from wifi calling within the house.

Location:  Evergreen Cottage is located approximately 21 miles from Front Royal in the scenic Fort Valley inside the larger Shenandoah Valley.  The property is approximately 91 miles from Washington, DC.  Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 45 minutes (in low traffic situations).  Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to Dulles International Airport.

Amenities:  Fort Valley is known for its spectacular scenic beauty.  Surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, there are numerous hiking trails, and fishing spots along Passage Creek.   Venturing out of the valley to the nearby towns of Edinburgh, Woodstock, and Strassburgs are many restaurants, cafes, brew pubs, and shopping.  Larger ‘big box’ and grocery shopping can be found in Luray or Front Royal.

MLS#  VASHxxxxxxx


Land Area
28 acres
Updated on May 29, 2024 at 1:18 pm



  • Address 382 Privet Lane
  • City Fort Valley
  • State/county Shenandoah
  • Zip/Postal Code 22652

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