Claremont, VA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Claremont

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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis four level home was designed to provide interesting and diverse views of the James River and comfortable communal spaces, including the wrap around main floor porch and a large, open great room. Guest AccessGuests have full access to the house, including the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsWe will provide guests with information about the region and will meet with them at check-in to discuss their plans and needs. Food and meals can be provided if previously arranged as well. The NeighborhoodClaremont is an historic river front community, advertised after the Civil War in Northern communities as "the paradise of the south". For many centuries prior to that, the Quioughcohanock of the Powhatan nation lived there, until the 17th century settlement of the area by English and Scottish settlers and the establishment of a large estate by Arthur Allen. Today it is a quaint community, well off a major thoroughfare. Williamsburg is located across the James River and is reached by a 24-hour, free car ferry that is a charming and interesting attraction in itself. Getting AroundBecause there is no public transportation, access to a vehicle is critical. RIC international airport is less than an hour's drive west and Norfolk is approximately 1.25 hours drive. Other Things to NoteA master craftsman from Colonial Williamsburg is the owner. He designed and executed many of the interior details of the home, including the spiral staircase, the walnut herring bone floor in the great room and the great room mantel.
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5br house
  • Pets Allowed
Williamsburg Area, Surry Virginia. Lightwood House is an elegant Eighteenth-Century plantation house nestled in an ancient beech forest in rural Surry County, Virginia. The estate comprises one hundred acres of woods, fields, and streams, and is part of the land given by Chief Powhatan to Pocahontas and John Rolfe as a wedding gift in 1614. The home of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family, Lightwood House was the center of a prosperous tobacco plantation in the second half of the eighteenth century. Built in four different periods circa 1760-1795, Lightwood House is completely restored, and features exceptional, detailed woodwork and authentic furnishings, yet also offers all modern conveniences, including a six-foot jetted tub, satellite TV and WIFI. While the surroundings are completely rural and secluded, the house is only one-and-a-half miles from the town of Surry, where basic essentials are available, and three-and-a-half miles from the 24 hour, 20 minute, free car ferry to Jamestown and Williamsburg. From the ferry dock on the other side of the James River, Jamestown is one-half mile, and Colonial Williamsburg six miles away. The house has five bedrooms, two large bathrooms, (one of which features a marble walk-in shower and six-foot whirlpool bathtub), a living room, dining room that seats 10 comfortably, large classical entrance hall, fully equiped kitchen, laundry room, four fireplaces (three with realistic appearing gas logs or stoves), and back porch , for a total of 2400 square feet. Upstairs there are two larger bedrooms, each with a queen-sized canopy bed, a double bed in a smaller room, and two twin beds in an attic room adjoining one of the queen bedrooms. Downstairs there is a small bedroom with a very comfortable double bed. The house is furnished with antiques from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, along with authentic reproductions. A picket-fenced back yard with period outbuildings, including a smoke house used to smoke the hams for the coronation feast of King Edward the Vll, complete the scene. Two miles of walking trails meander through the woods and fields and offer a close look at local wildlife, which includes deer,turkey,foxes, turtles, hawks, owls, woodpeckers and bald eagles. Lightwood offers a private setting and a truly unique and exciting opportunity to step back to another time, all while enjoying the comforts of the 21st century. NEW- WEDDINGS AND EVENTS We are offering Lightwood as a location for Weddings and other gatherings beginning in Spring of 2015. Weddings include exclusive use of the house and grounds for up to 100 guests, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Saturdays, $1500.00, Sundays, $1000.00. Please email or call for details. The world-class historic museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are only a short drive and free, 24-hour, 20 minute car ferry away. All three attractions are connected by the beautiful Colonial Parkway, which begins at Jamestown where the ferry docks, follows the James and York rivers, passes through Williamsburg and ends at Yorktown on the Chesapeake Bay. Many important Civil War sites are within an hour's drive, in the Richmond/Petersburg area. River-front beaches can be found in Surry at Chippokes State Park, at Jamestown on the James River, and Yorktown on the York River leading to the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Beach itself is a little over an hour's drive away. Williamsburg is also the home of Busch Gardens and Water Country USA theme parks. Surry County attractions include Bacon's Castle; America's finest seventeenth-century manor house, Smith's Fort Plantation, the site of Captain John Smith's fort of 1609 as well as a lovely 1760's brick house, and Chippokes Plantation State Park, with historic buildings, Olympic sized pool, and riverfront beach. Boat rentals are available at the Chickahominy River Park in Williamsburg/James City County. The historic waterfront town of Smithfield, and seventeenth-century Saint Luke's Church, is a 20 minute drive away. Well-known James River plantations, open to the public, are an easy 45 minute drive, and can be found along route 5, which winds through Charles City County. Richmond is a little over an hour's drive and Washington DC can be reached in around 3 hours, (depending on NOVA/ I95 traffic conditions.
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3br Home/Apartment
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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3br Home/Apartment
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This remarkable home was built in 1698 and has been lovingly restored, with great care taken to preserve original features while bringing it up to modern standards of comfort. This home and its "twin" are the remnants of an early southside village. Most of the original woodwork in the house remains and it is appropriately furnished in turn-of-the-18th century reproductions.
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5br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
Williamsburg Area, Surry Virginia. Lightwood House is an elegant Eighteenth-Century plantation house nestled in an ancient beech forest in rural Surry County, Virginia. The estate comprises one hundred acres of woods, fields, and streams, and is part of the land given by Chief Powhatan to Pocahontas and John Rolfe as a wedding gift in 1614. The home of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family, Lightwood House was the center of a prosperous tobacco plantation in the second half of the eighteenth century. Built in four different periods circa 1760-1795, Lightwood House is completely restored, and features exceptional, detailed woodwork and authentic furnishings, yet also offers all modern conveniences, including a six-foot jetted tub, satellite TV and WIFI. While the surroundings are completely rural and secluded, the house is only one-and-a-half miles from the town of Surry, where basic essentials are available, and three-and-a-half miles from the 24 hour, 20 minute, free car ferry to Jamestown and Williamsburg. From the ferry dock on the other side of the James River, Jamestown is one-half mile, and Colonial Williamsburg six miles away. The house has five bedrooms, two large bathrooms, (one of which features a marble walk-in shower and six-foot whirlpool bathtub), a living room, dining room that seats 10 comfortably, large classical entrance hall, fully equiped kitchen, laundry room, four fireplaces (three with realistic appearing gas logs or stoves), and back porch , for a total of 2400 square feet. Upstairs there are two larger bedrooms, each with a queen-sized canopy bed, a double bed in a smaller room, and two twin beds in an attic room adjoining one of the queen bedrooms. Downstairs there is a small bedroom with a very comfortable double bed. The house is furnished with antiques from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, along with authentic reproductions. A picket-fenced back yard with period outbuildings, including a smoke house used to smoke the hams for the coronation feast of King Edward the Vll, complete the scene. Two miles of walking trails meander through the woods and fields and offer a close look at local wildlife, which includes deer,turkey,foxes, turtles, hawks, owls, woodpeckers and bald eagles. Lightwood offers a private setting and a truly unique and exciting opportunity to step back to another time, all while enjoying the comforts of the 21st century. NEW- WEDDINGS AND EVENTS We are offering Lightwood as a location for Weddings and other gatherings beginning in Spring of 2015. Weddings include exclusive use of the house and grounds for up to 100 guests, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Saturdays, $1500.00, Sundays, $1000.00. Please email or call for details.
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2br Home/Apartment
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  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThe Guesthouse is a beautiful stand-alone structure in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, beautiful, and fun! There's a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom. The secondary bedroom has two twin beds (a trundle). The living room has two comfy sofas as well. All the linens and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. A washer/dryer is available off the bath. Guest AccessOur family doesn’t live in the guest house. It’s yours to enjoy fully. You can relax on the front lawn, take a dip in the pool, or take in the views of the Chickahominy river…whatever strikes your fancy!   Interaction with GuestsOur family lives in the other house on the property. We probably won’t see each other during your stay, but we are readily available if you need something.  The NeighborhoodThere are endless things to see and do in our historic hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia. We've noted some of our favorites below :) RECOMMENDATIONS Colonial Williamsburg: You can’t come to Williamsburg without making your way to Colonial Williamsburg! Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum. As you walk through CW (as the locals call it), you’ll encounter animated interpreters dressed in colonial garb who will happily tell you about themselves and their role in city (each interpreter plays a real person from the colonial period). Touring the historic homes, buildings, and shops you really begin to get a sense of what it was like to live in the time of the American Revolution. Even for the non-history buffs, it’s pretty cool! Ghost Tours: If you are looking for a night of fright, we recommend taking a ghost tour in Colonial Williamsburg. There are several local companies that offer tours, so you will have no problem finding a tour that meets your schedule and your scare tolerance. We’ve tried “Colonial Ghost Tours” and would give it a 3/10 on the spook scale. Jamestown Settlement: Visiting Jamestown Settlement is another Williamsburg activity that is both educational and seriously fun. Jamestown transports you back in time to the 17th century, showing you what life was like in the first permanent American colony. Explore the settlers’ living quarters, try your hand at Powhatan cooking, and even learn about the real Pocahontas. (Hint hint, Disney didn’t get everything right). Busch Gardens: Busch Gardens has been awarded The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park for 26 consecutive years, and from the moment you arrive, you’ll see why. The park has something for everyone, seriously! From coasters with impressive drops to theatrical performances to wild animal shows, Busch Gardens is great for the entire family. We are huge fans of the park’s newest coaster, the Griffin. Water Country USA: Love water rides? Then Water Country USA is your spot. This mammoth water park offers 43 acres of aquatic fun. We recommend bringing extra sunscreen and sandals/water shoes so you can explore the park as much as possible. (Sun burn + hot concrete floors = not great) Go Ape Ziplining + Ropes Course: Our family loves to get the adrenaline pumping. If you’re the same, we highly recommend making the trip to Go Ape. Go Ape offers zip lines, obstacle courses, and other outdoor activities for the whole family. Have little ones? Don’t worry, they can take advantage of the junior courses! (URL HIDDEN) Williamsburg Winery: If you are a lover of wine, you must spend some time at the Williamsburg Winery. This local vineyard offers tours, in which the knowledgeable guides teach you all about the wine making process, and of course, tastings. We hear the servers are known to give generous pours :) Movie Tavern: Cinephiles and foodies rejoice! Williamsburg has a luxury movie theater that happens to serve delicious food right to your seat. Our family loves to go to Movie Tavern on Saturday and Sunday mornings to take advantage of their “Flapjacks and a Flick” events. Watching a movie and eating pancakes is a great way to start the day. The Prime Outlets: And of course, shopping! If you approach bargain hunting like a competitive sport, then the Prime Outlets are just the place for you. There are tons of shops (Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Nike, J.Crew just to name a few) and you are sure to find some great deals! Parking can be a bit of a challenge, so patience is key! Our favorite local restaurants: Food for Thought: Food for Thought is a local favorite that serves up new takes on traditional American favorites. We love the Cilantro Lime Chicken and the sweet potato corn bread. While they don’t do reservations, you can call ahead for priority seating, which we highly recommend. 1647 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 11am-9pm Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday The Cheese Shop: The Cheese Shop is home to the best sandwiches in town hands down. No matter what sandwich you choose, we highly highly recommend adding the house drinking. It’s dangerously good! Additionally, if you are in a hurry, call ahead with your order. You can skip the line and pick up your sandwiches from their outside window. 410 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA 23185 Hours of operation: 10am-7pm daily Carrot Tree: Kitchen A homespun southern restaurant with charm to spare, Carrot Tree serves delicious breakfast and lunch dishes. In our humble opinions though, the real reason to go is for the desserts! We think they happen to have the best carrot cake on the planet. 1303 Jamestown Rd #135, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm Sunday Aroma’s: Aroma’s is the best place in town to enjoy a cup of coffee and people. This local favorite has a great menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 431 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 7am-10pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday Lokal: Right next door to Aroma’s you’ll find Lokal, a brand new healthy cafe. Every day, the team there makes fresh frozen yogurt using all natural ingredients. If it’s on the menu (flavors change daily!), we can’t recommend the Pomegranate Raspberry enough. 445 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 11am-7pm Sunday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm Thursday-Saturday Craft 31: Looking for the best burger in town? Head to Craft 31, the new burger and brew joint in town. Vegetarians rejoice! The Craft 31 veggie burger is one of our absolute favorites. 3701 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 11am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-9m Sunday Paul’s Deli: This deli is a veritable Williamsburg institution. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Paul’s serves us delicious deli fare. Paul’s is a great place to grab a beer with friends and watch a sports game. 761 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Hours of operation: 10am-2am daily Other Things to NoteThe house is not baby-proofed. We have hosted families with little ones, but the house is probably best suited to kids 3 years and older. The stairs are steep and can be challenging for little ones and older folks. When inquiring, please tell me a little bit about yourself, the purpose of your visit, and any special needs or requests.
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5br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceNestled in an ancient Beech forest, Lightwood is a beautiful 18th century plantation house in rural Surry County Virginia. The house sits on 100 private acres of woods, fields and streams, part of the wedding gift of Chief Powhatan to his daughter Pocahontas, and her husband John Rolfe. The property can be explored via our two miles of hiking trails. The house is furnished with 17th, 18th and early 19th century antiques and reproductions. Originally the home of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family, the house was the center of a prosperous tobacco plantation in the eighteenth century. Lightwood is beautifully restored, featuring wonderful original woodwork, and has all modern amenities, including satellite TV, air conditioning, WIFI, washing machine and dryer, etc.. My wife Joy being from England, Lightwood has taken on a definite English country house feel: almost like walking into a Jane Austen novel. But, after all, Virginia was part of the British Empire when the earliest section of the house was built, and the Virginia hams for the coronation feast of King Edward the VII were cured in the Lightwood smokehouse! Children love exploring the nooks and crannies of Lightwood. While the house is elegant, the furnishings are sturdy, so please don't be afraid of turning the kids loose in the house. One could dance a jig on the massive dining room table without doing any harm. Children's toys and videos can be found in closets, and there is a children's play area out back, with swings, slide and play tower. There is even a fairy tree in the forest where children can tie wishes...which might come true, according to the legend! Up to two furry doggie friends are also welcomed to stay, There are very few houses of this period in this country available for vacation stays. Usually vacationers would need to go to Europe to stay in such an historic treasure. Lightwood is a rare and unique opportunity to experience both history and nature first hand. Guest AccessThe entire house and grounds are rented to your party. Interaction with GuestsWe are available for questions and help if needed. The NeighborhoodSurry, although near to Williamsburg, is another world from the rapidly growing town across the river. It is rural, traditional Tidewater Virginia. The population of the county is almost exactly the same as listed in the first census of 1790. Many of the local names can be found on the lists of the first settlers at Jamestown. It is a friendly, laid-back place of farms. forests and fields, but only a short ferry ride to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, with their many attractions. Getting AroundLightwood is in rural Surry county, south of the James River. To get to Williamsburg, one takes a free, 18 minute long car ferry ride to Jamestown. The ferry is 3 and 1/2 miles from the house. The ferry runs frequently, is free, runs 24 hours, and docks next to the 17th century ships at Jamestown. From Jamestown, Williamsburg is 6 miles away, and Busch Gardens about 12 miles. The town of Surry is 1 mile from the house. Surry itself has several important historic sites to visit. Smiths Fort, about one mile from Lightwood, has a beautiful house from the 1760's open to the public, as well as the site of John Smith's fort of 1609. The small mounds left from the fort are the earliest above-ground remains of English settlement in Virginia. Bacon's Castle, built in the 1660's is the only remaining Jacobean manor house in North America. Chippokes State park, about 6 miles from the house, has a riverfront beach, farm museum, historic 1850's mansion, and an Olympic sized pool. From Surry, it is an easy drive to visit other famous Virginia plantation houses. Virginia Beach is about a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from the house. There is a county owned boat ramp about two miles from the house, on lovely Gray's Creek, which leads out to the James River. There are a number of good restaurants in the vicinity. Other Things to NoteLightwood is definitely rural, but is only one mile from the town of Surry. We just recently listed our house with AirBnB, and are very enthusiastic about the site. We do not have any reviews posted yet, as our first guests booked through the site won't be here until November. We have been listed with VRBO for years, and there are many reviews posted there, all 5 star, under our Williamsburg, VA listing, #44012. If your party is close to our maximum of 10, please send us an email so we can describe the bedroom arrangements to see if they will work for your party. You can also visit our web site, which you can find by searching for Lightwood House, for more information and photos.
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5br Home/Apartment
    Eastover was part of a land grant in 1637 from the King of England to Henry Brown. Over the years, land was both acquired and subdivided into different parcels, leaving 283 acres, including the Manor house to the Baptists. Although the Manor house was not Henry Brown's house, it still has been of historical importance to many people. According to one historical record, the Manor house was built in the 1880's. The Peninsula Baptist Association purchased Eastover in 1972. Eastover has served as a place of retreat for church groups seeking God's guidance and as a host for organizations conducting summer camps. We continually endeavor to make Eastover a place where God is welcome to speak to His people. Our guests enjoy a time of peace and relaxation at the Manor. It has breathtaking views of the James River from a 100-foot elevation, one-half mile of beach and 283 acres of woods, lake, ravine and fields. Depending on what time of year will determine what you may see when you wake in the morning and look out your window. In the spring and summer you may see a baby fawn cuddling with its mama, or smell the fragrance of fresh cut hay in the air. The fall brings beautiful colors all around and glimpses of squirrels storing up for the winter. If your stay is in the winter you may be so blessed as to see a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and cardinals racing about to eat their red berries. You may even spot a Bald Eagle soaring in the blue sky. Whatever time of year you join us, enjoy your coffee overlooking the James River. Then take a hike down to the beach or through the woods. Be sure and plan a day or two to visit the area plantations, Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements, Busch Gardens Theme Park or enjoy the shops of Williamsburg and Smithfield, home of the famous Smithfield Ham. Virginia has so much to do and see; you will need more than a week to experience our beautiful state. Keywords: Riverfront, Historical, Quiet, Wooded, Scenic, Spiritual Renewal, Christian
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    3br Home/Apartment
      This remarkable home was built in 1698 and has been lovingly restored, with great care taken to preserve original features while bringing it up to modern standards of comfort. This home and its "twin" next door are the remnants of an early southside village at the terminus of a deep Upper Chippokes Creek. Most of the original woodwork in the house remains and it is appropriately furnished in turn-of-the-18th century reproductions.
      Cottage
      2br Cottage
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      This historic reproduction cottage was built by the current owners in 2006. The cottage was built to be compatible with the period home on the property using historic details, antique paneling and mouldings, locally milled pine floors, and hand-wrought ironwork. The cottage sleeps 2 in a beautifully draped reproduction queen sized canopy bed. The main room features a wood burning fireplace, antique and reproduction furnishings and accessories, as well as seating and dining accommodations. An upstairs loft area is accessible by a hand made ladder, a perfect retreat for reading or game playing. The main level includes, a walk-in closet, fully equipped galley kitchen, and lovely bath with marble shower. Beautiful gardens surround the cottage and guests can enjoy a private brick patio with dining table, firepit and gas grill.
      Cottage
      2br Cottage
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      • Pets Allowed
      After a fun drive down a curvy forest flanked road, you emerge into the sunlight with expansive fields on either side of you. You turn left down a dirt path that takes you by an old farmhouse. You dogleg around another field and enter the woods on a gravel road. When you get to the gate you step out. Through the trees, you can vaguely see the vastness of the James River and you hear the sound of a light breeze as it tumbles amid the leaves. Back in your vehicle you steer right, around the driveway loop and notice that you are at the peak of a hill that drops deeply into a great wooded ravine on either side. Straight in front of you is the cottage which sits at the tip of the peninsula surrounded by views of the River. You shut off the vehicle and step outside. There is not another home or person in sight. NOW....You are officially on vacation. You stroll down the brown pebble path and past the shed that was built by boy scouts in the early 1900's. The breeze from the river feels stronger now and you can see the detail of the water and the white sandy beach below. Just as you step onto the entry deck you notice two adult bald eagles soaring above the beach looking for prey. You didn't have to look up to see them they were at eye level with you. You are 70' above the river and the surrounding forest floor. The experience is like being in a treehouse; Albeit, a treehouse with a 4 acre yard, and parking for 20. The breeze is loud in the trees now and gives you the feeling of being blanketed by nature. You jiggle the knob and are inside. Looking around there's nothing fancy, yet everything is special and somehow comforting. Hand made arts and crafts, Americana, books and furnishings you could only find in a cottage that's been a family heirloom for generations. You want to settle in but looking out the window you see an inviting path that winds down the hill and dissipates into the woods. You think, “I bet that leads to the river” and with that you are out the door on your first of many adventures. Keywords: Cottage
      Estate
      5br Estate
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      • Pets Allowed
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      Williamsburg Area, Surry VA. Lightwood is an elegant eighteenth-century plantation house nestled in an ancient beech forest in rural Surry County, Virginia. The estate comprises over one hundred acres of woods, meadows, and streams, and is part of the land given by Chief Powhatan to Pocahontas and John Rolfe as a wedding gift. Lightwood House was the center of a prosperous tobacco plantation, and the home of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family. Built in four different periods circa 1760 to 1795, Lightwood House is completely restored and features exceptional, detailed woodwork and authentic furnishings, yet also offers all modern conveniences including, a jetted tub, satellite TV, and WIFI. Children love Lightwood house, with its many nooks and crannies to explore. While the house has many antiques, the furniture is sturdy (one could almost dance a jig on the dining room table without doing any harm) and we have never had a problem with damage by enthusiastic little ones. So, please don't worry about turning kids loose in the house, as long as obvious and normal precautions are taken (like no ball games inside etc.) Recent additions to Lightwood include 3 long case "Grandfather" clocks, two of which are over 300 years old. The bells are silenced when guests are there, and they can easily be stopped if the ticking bothers anyone. While the surroundings are completely rural and secluded, the house is only one-and-a-half miles from the town of Surry, where basic essentials are available, and three-and-a-half miles to the 24-hour, 18-minute, free car ferry ride to Jamestown and Williamsburg. From the ferry dock on the other side of the James River, Jamestown is one-half mile, and Colonial Williamsburg six miles away. The house has five bedrooms, two large bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, one of which features a marble walk-in shower and six-foot whirlpool bathtub, a living room, dining room that seats up to 10 comfortably), large classical entrance hall, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, four fireplaces (three with gas logs or stoves), and back porch, for a total of 2400 square feet. Upstairs there are two larger bedrooms, each with a queen-sized canopy bed, one double bed in a smaller room, and two twin beds in an attic room adjoining one of the queen bedrooms. Downstairs there is a small bedroom with a double bed. The house is furnished with antiques from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early-nineteenth centuries. A picket-fenced back yard with period outbuildings, including a smokehouse used to smoke the hams for the coronation feast of King Edward VII, completes the scene. Two miles of nature trails meander through the woods and meadows of Lightwood Forest, and offer a close look at local wildlife, which includes deer, turkeys, foxes, turtles, hawks, owls, woodpeckers, and bald eagles. Lightwood offers a private setting and a truly unique and exciting opportunity to step back into another time, all the while enjoying the comforts of the twenty-first century. NEW FOR SPRING, 2015- WEDDINGS AND EVENTS We are offering Lightwood as a wedding location beginning in the Spring of 2015. A wedding at Lightwood includes the exclusive use of the house and grounds for up to 50 people (10 maximum for overnight lodging). $1500.00 fee includes use of the house and grounds for two days (check in the day before the wedding, 4:00 PM or after) and two nights stay for up to 10 guests. Available for weddings during the months of April, May, September, October and November. Please email or call for details. AREA ATTRACTIONS: The historic museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are only a short drive and free, 24-hour, 20-minute car ferry ride away. All three attractions are connected by the beautiful Colonial Parkway, which begins at Jamestown where the ferry docks, follows the banks of the James and York Rivers, passes through Williamsburg and ends at Yorktown and the Chesapeake Bay. Many important historic Civil War sites are within an hours drive, in the Richmond/Petersburg area. River-front beaches can be found in Surry at Chippokes Plantation State Park, at Jamestown on the James River, and at Yorktown on the York River leading to the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Beach itself is only a little over an hour's drive away. Williamsburg is also the home of Busch Gardens and Water Country USA theme parks. Surry County attractions include Bacon's Castle--America's finest seventeenth-century manor house; Smith's Fort Plantation, the site of Captain John Smith's fort of 1609 as well as a lovely 1760s brick house; and Chippokes Plantation State Park, with historic buildings, Olympic-sized pool, and riverfront beach. Boat rentals are available at the Chickahominy River County Park in Williamsburg/James City County. The historic waterfront town of Smithfield, and seventeenth-century Saint Luke's Church, is a 20-minute drive away. Well-known James River plantations, open to the public, are an easy 45-minute drive and can be found along Route #5, which winds through Charles City County. Richmond is over an hour's drive, and Washington D.C., can be reached in around 3 hours (depending on NOVA/I-95 traffic conditions.) Keywords: House/Estate
      Country House
      4br Country House
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      The Claremont River House is a peaceful getaway located on a high peninsula overlooking the James River. The location itself has a deep history, from before the time of the earliest European settlers, but the house itself was built about 10 years ago as a creativity retreat. Each of the four levels of the house has rooms with balconies facing the water and views ranging far up and down the lovely James River. The bottom floor is a walk-out basement with a bedroom housing a queen bed, a two headed stone tile shower, a separate WC and a large communal sitting area. The main floor has a large Great Room and the communal kitchen as well as access on three sides to the wrap around porch. Two bedrooms are located on the second floor; the master with the king sized bed and gracious bath, featuring a Kohler slipper tub, opens onto a private balcony overlooking the river. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and a private bath and offers a view of the grounds. The uppermost floor houses a cozy room with a private bath and a charming, bird's eye perch over the river. The four-acre grounds provide seclusion along with easy access to the river side community. Much of the woodwork in the home was made by Mack Headley, a former master craftsman in Colonial Williamsburg. Some of it, such as the herringbone patterned floor in the Great Room and staircase, was made by him from local walnut. Enjoy disconnecting! There are no tvs and no computers here. Contact Anna for event pricing.