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Quaint Cottage with Majestic Mountain Views - Close to Parkway & Lynchburg

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR Restored 1930's Cottage - 10 Mins Bedford/25 Mins L'burg/45 mins R'oke

This 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage is located on one of Bedford's most beautiful and well known country roads, Fancy Farm Road. There are 3 houses within sight but not close enough to impede privacy as this cottage is located past a huge old lovely dairy barn, that is part of the property, and down a long gravel driveway - surrounded by woods and pasture.

If you enjoy sitting on the deck, overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains, watching the wildlife, listening to the birds, then our cottage may be just right for you. Additionally, we have 3 goats named Moonlight, Chipmunk and Monkey, as well as chickens that when laying, may just provide you with farm fresh eggs! We have 3 outdoor cats, who are our farm mousers, and may visit you on the back porch when you're there.

Our cottage is fully furnished and sleeps 4 people very comfortably. Bedroom 1 has a queen sized bed. Bedroom 2 has a full and in necessary, a twin trundle bed. The bathroom is located off Bedroom 1.

Kitchen amenities include a full sized refrigerator and electric range, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, small appliances, including a microwave and coffee pot. A washer/dryer is also included.

The living room has comfortable seating and a tv with digital antenna that offers 20 channels, DVD player and beautiful barn views. Unlimited wifi is available. Redbox is available at the Food Lion 5 minutes away and in addition, we have a varied supply of DVDs from which to choose.

Fresh bed linens and towels are also provided. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, pots/pans, coffee pot, toaster, and many of the conveniences of home.

The front porch has rocking chairs for enjoying that morning cup of coffee and the back deck has tables and chairs that overlook the Blue Ridge Mountains. This old cottage is located on what was once a thriving dairy farm and has been updated with central heat and air. It's possible that cows may be grazing in the fenced pasture behind the house.

Enjoy photography or taking great pictures? There's an old dairy barn on the property that would make an amazing backdrop for some wonderful family portraits!

The Peaks of Otter and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are 15 mins away where you can enjoy hiking or dining at the Lodge. A short 10 minute drive will take you into the historical town of Bedford, where there are retail establishments, such as Walmart, Food Lion, etc.

Bedford is the home to the National D-Day Memorial. Really great restaurants, such as Olde Liberty Station, Town Kitchen, Azul Mexican, and Bedford Social Club are among a few of the great restaurants within a 10 minute drive. There are also popular chains such as Ruby Tuesday, Applebees, Subway, McDonald's, and Wendy's.

Smith Mountain Lake and the SML State Park is a 30 minute drive where you can enjoy swimming, fishing and even bring your own boat for a day on the water. Lynchburg is 25 minutes away and Roanoke is only 45 minutes away.

Located along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg offers a variety of attractions including Thomas Jefferson's retreat called Poplar Forest, a revitalized downtown with fantastic restaurants and a variety of shops, along with a bustling Community Market on the weekends. Additionally, recreation offers tubing on the James River; biking and walking on the James River Heritage Trail; Amazement Square Museum for kids; the Old City Cemetery and Museum that is a Virginia Historic Landmark; and Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center Year for year round skiing, snowboarding and tubing, just to name a few.

Lynchburg is known for 3 colleges - Liberty University,

Randolph College, and Lynchburg College. Sweet Briar College is not far away in nearby Amherst County.

Whether you're a couple looking to get away from it all, or parents of 2 children looking to retreat to the mountains and stay on a farm for the weekend, we think you'll enjoy your stay at our cottage.

Please know that we are a smoke free property - both inside of the cottage and anywhere on the property. Additionally, we do not allow hunting or shooting (skeet, target, etc.) of any kind on our property.

Thank you for your consideration!

More Details

Fancy Farm Cottage Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Fancy Farm Cottage Owner

We are transplants from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We have fallen in love with the people and the beauty of Bedford. We have so enjoyed this property and love sharing its beauty with others.

Fancy Farm Cottage Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Fancy Farm Cottage Owner chose Bedford

Breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Peacefulness and tranquility. Time to relax and renew! The cottage is convenient to shopping and local attractions, yet far enough away to maintain privacy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Enjoy painting, photography or taking great pictures? There's an old dairy barn on the property that would make an amazing backdrop for some wonderful still life or family portraits!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Bedford, Virginia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No hunting or shooting is allowed.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with tub/shower located off of bedoom 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Full sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , daybed with pullout or pop-up twin trundle
  • 2 bedrooms - the first bedroom has a full sized bed and is located off of the living room. The second bedroom has a twin bed with twin trundle underneath. That bedroom is located off of the kitchen, but has a door leading to the first bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Thank you for considering our rental. We love it there and find it full of tranquility and peace. Those who stay there often say the same and can't wait to come back. Feel free to e-mail for more questions.


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Quaint Cottage with Majestic Mountain Views - Close to Parkway & Lynchburg
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Nice Private Location

  • 5 of 5

Gail supplied us with everything a person could need. ( and a nice basket with Champagne to celebrate our anniversary- quite thoughtful!) The House is clean as a pin and the view is wonderful. Close to town and outdoor activities. My wife and I stayed at the cottage for two nights. We had a great time and felt at home. The cottage is neat and well taken care of. This location offers privacy, views, and access to some nice restaurants. Do check out the Millstone Tea Room if you can! All of this for the price of a mediocre hotel room. Quite a deal!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Beautiful views and great hospitality in a cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Gail’s cottage for 2 nights. It was perfect. She’s a lovely host and the cottage was the cleanest place I’ve ever stayed at through Airbnb and HomeAway. The property it’s on is beautiful with views of the blue ridge mountains, farm animals, and an old barn. Gail even dropped off a dozen fresh eggs.

  • Review Submitted: 02/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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retreat with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband, and I stayed here for two nights. The cottage is comfy and cozy-- very nice with comfy beds and a fully equipped kitchen which we used to fix breakfast in the mornings. The view off the back deck is gorgeous, and there's an enclosed area for sitting with your coffee on a cool morning. The cottage is also adjacent to some very cute goats! And the Bedford area has some really cool historic things to do. We went to the D-Day memorial, but had we had more time we would have checked out the Booker T. Washington memorial and Poplar Forest, one of Jefferson's homes.

NOTE: The cottage has one bathroom and two bedrooms. To reach the one bathroom, you must walk through one of the bedrooms. The property listing says this, but I booked in a hurry and did not realize it. It worked fine for us as family, but it is worth noting if you are traveling with someone with whom you are less comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, South Carolina

Very nice house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice, clean, well-furnished, fully-supplied and tastefully-decorated vacation rental. It was a perfect place for my husband and me to get away for a few days this fall. We enjoyed the quiet farm setting, as well as the short drives to the places we wanted to visit on our trip. The furniture was more than adequate and comfortable. The goats nearby and the large-screen TV made my husband feel right at home, while I enjoyed the comfortable sofa for reading and relaxing. We would have loved to stay much longer if my husband hadn't needed to get back to work. This was my favorite rental property. The only improvement I can think of would be to add a half bath. With a bath and a half, this property would be ideal for 4-6 people. If you book here, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing owner spoiled us at evety turn. Cant wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

The views were breathtaking!!! Morning coffee even with fog and drizzle made for a perfect start of my day...loved the adorable antics of the goats and chickens. Gail the owner has don an amazing job with the upkeep of this property and thought of everythinhg.... this is a home away homerun!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our five-night stay at Fancy Farm. The setting is absolutely fantastic - quite, peaceful, restful, and a beautiful view from the back deck, but close enough to town that you're not wasting time if you have to drive into town for something. The cottage is equipped with all you need to enjoy your time away. Having never been anywhere close to this area of the country before this was a great place to use as a base for our day trips and the exploring we did over our time there. Sitting on the deck after dark and viewing the stars was just breathtaking. The Milky Way stretched from horizon to horizon. If we are ever in this area again we would absolutely consider this as the first place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Liberty Station
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Various golf courses
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 460
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Liberty Station
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
Nearest Beach
268 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

This rental is located 5 minutes from the heart of Bedford. Situated in a rural setting on a very attractive country road, the main highways, revitalized downtown, and excellent restaurants are just 10 minutes away. A few of the major attractions include:

The National D-Day Memorial - 6-1/2 miles

The Peaks of Otter located on the Blue Ridge Parkway - 10 miles

Liberty Mountain Snow Flex Centre - 24 miles

Smith Mountain Lake - approx 35 minutes away

Lynchburg is 25 minutes and Roanoke is just 45 minutes away and that's with just a few stoplights and mostly highway driving.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Bedford, Virginia

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$262.94
Pet Fee AU$262.94
Tax Rate 4.0%

FOUR max occupancy. Cottage/entire property is non-smoking. The historic barn/cottage cannot be rebuilt, therefore no smoking anywhere on the property. No hunting/shooting/archery of any kind.

Checkin from 4 pm
Checkout - 12 noon

Cancellations less than 30 days of the reserved booking will result in loss of the first deposit. 2.5% deducted from all refunds for VRBO's owner credit card fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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