Oct 201621

Historic Montrose Farm B&B Listed for Sale by Long & Foster’s Pamela and Dave Jones

Montrose Farm - Exterior
The Montrose Farm property still has an active bed and breakfast license.
Oct 201621

Historic Montrose Farm B&B Listed for Sale by Long & Foster’s Pamela and Dave Jones

Pamela and Dave Jones of Long & Foster Real Estate have listed a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Purcellville, Virginia. Located at 19060 Lincoln Road, the property is known as Montrose Farm and is being offered for $615,000. It includes four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and more than 2,800 square feet of living space situated on 8.65 acres of land. In addition to the main house, the property includes a cottage, crib barn and stone milk house.

Montrose Farm’s extensive history in the Goose Creek Historic District began in 1790 when the smaller portion of the main house was originally built on land granted to Thomas Norton. At one time, the property included 307.5 acres of land, which Solomon Hoge sold to Israel Janney in 1810. The property was next passed to Amos Gibson in 1818 before it was sold to Isaac Nichols. While Nichols owned the property, he had the larger addition to the house constructed for his son and eventual daughter-in-law. Nichols built an adjoining, smaller house for his other son.

After Nichols’ death in 1864, the property was sold to the Brown family who continued adding to the property, building a stucco cottage sometime around 1940. In the 1950s, the property was bought by the Holden family and their additions included an in-ground pool. Since then, renovations have been made but the current owner, Louise Lynn. She renovated the cottage in 2007, restored the houses with new heating and air conditioning systems, renovated the kitchens, roof, septic systems, pool and more. A barn on the property was burned down during the search for Col. John S. Mosby during the Civil war, was rebuilt and burned down again in 2015. The foundation for the barn still stands.

When visitors arrive at the bed and breakfast at Montrose Farm, they’re greeted by decorative brickwork on the exterior and a full center hall with heart of pine floors. Seven fireplaces bring a sense of warmth to the home, and the many of the historic windows have their original glass. The kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite countertops and a gas log fireplace. The stone dairy room in the basement has been converted into a wine cellar and due to the rich top soil of the land, Loudoun County’s economic development office has mapped it with suggestions for a vineyard or berry farm.

Though many new green features have been added, the home and property continue to retain their historic charm and ambiance. New oak and maple trees, as well as English boxwoods, have been added to the grounds of the property and the main house has been updated with geothermal heating. The air conditioning system uses coils from the pond on the property and a HEPA filter and UV air purifier have also been installed. Solar panels have been added to the roof as well to produce electricity, and two original wells at Montrose Farm have new pumps, tanks and filter systems. Much of the home’s brickwork has also been recently pointed and sealed.

The license for the bed and breakfast at Montrose Farm is still active, and the new owner can choose to continue the business. The location of the property makes it ideal for visitors who are looking to tour the area’s wineries, Shenandoah National Park, historic sites, breweries, golf courses, farms and more. In addition to the bed and breakfast business opportunity, the cottage on the property can be rented out as well. It includes three bedrooms, a full bathroom and its own washer and dryer. The stone milk house can be used as an office, studio or renovated into an additional cottage.

You can learn more about Montrose Farm by visiting the online listing or by visiting Pamela Jones’ website. For additional information about this property, contact Pamela Jones at 703-726-3409. Long & Foster Real Estate is the No. 1 privately owned residential real estate company in the United States. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.