Let go of your cares and settle into this private, cozy one bedroom cottage , 2 blocks from historic downtown Berkeley Springs, WV. Be sure to check out the special offer at the end of the listing!
Welcome to The John W. Wright Cottage, a beautiful, bright, private apartment in one of the oldest homes in the historic downtown of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
The Judge John W. Wright Cottage is a part of Wisteria Cottage, which was built in 1872, and is a two-story, frame residence of board-and-batten construction in the late Italianate style. The house was originally built as a summer home for John W. Wright, an influential 19th-century Federal jurist and associate of Abraham Lincoln. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
The apartment, part of which was formerly the summer kitchen, has been entirely remodeled and updated. The main room is a combination full kitchen and living area (13' x 13'). There is a single bedroom suitable for 2 (15' x 10') with a new Queen bed, and a bath which has a large walk-in shower. The living area and bedroom have beautiful, old hardwood floors and the bathroom is tiled. The apartment is surprisingly private, with no direct access between the main house and the apartment.
Walk next door, to Lot 12 Public House, a gourmet treasure, serving seasonal upscale comfort cuisine prepared by local Chef Damian Heath. Or continue 2 blocks to the downtown area and dine at Tari's, which offers often home-grown ingredients in imaginative and original recipes, delivered with attentive service in a gallery setting. The Ambrae House has more general fare and often a musical offering! There is plenty to explore! Enjoy the other numerous and diverse dining venues, antique vendors, specialty shops, Ice House Art, and spas.
The John W. Wright Cottage is close to hiking, paddling, biking and bicycle rentals, the C & O Canal and Rail to Trail paths, shopping, championship golf course, and horseback riding.
Amenities: Private driveway and entrance; full kitchen; Wireless Internet Access; Walking distance from local attractions; hair dryer; clothing steamer; ROKU for Netflix and Pandora streaming on the HDTV (There are no standard channels available) ; electric hot water kettle; coffee maker; toaster, reading lighting.
The interior of the main house is currently being renovated. There will not be any exterior or noisy work occurring during your stay, and very likely none at all. Care will be taken to not allow this project to intrude on your stay in any way! If there is work being done, it will be being done by me, so no worries that there will be anyone else on the property! We are hoping to have the main house ready for rental by Summer 2017!
The apartment is self contained, with no direct access to the main house. You have a private driveway for off street parking, and private entrance.
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The owners or owner's appointee will always be just a phone call away.
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I love people, old houses, quaint towns, great food, fine wines, photography, travel, cooking,and the great outdoors! My chosen professions include being a Physical Therapist and a Landscape and Portrait Photographer. My family and I have worked for the past 6 years, renovating and updating this beautiful home, while preserving as much of its original form and charm as possible! We are proud and pleased to be able to offer the John W. Wright Cottage apartment for your enjoyment!