Scouted: Charming Farmhouse

Complete with endearing farmhouse and magical, rustic setting, Keepsake Farm offers fairy tale living in Virginia’s hunt country.

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This unique 1800’s clapboard farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The spacious master bedroom is complimented by a large bathroom suite.

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The exposed beams in the den showcase the original cabin that is the heart of this beautiful property.

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Beautiful gardens, a 2 stall barn, and run-in shed (Keepsake Farm is a perfect dwelling for you & horse).

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This picturesque property from Sheridan MacMahon is located in the Orange County Hunt fields, The Plains, VA.

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If you’re looking for paradise in the country, this Farm is a must visit! Happy hunting and be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you!

Sheridan MacMahon Ltd. Realtors

110 East Washington St.

Middleburg, VA 20117

540.687.5588

www.sheridanmacmahon.com

Apr
16
2014

Race Day Weekend Planner

Middleburg Spring Races at Glenwood Park is a time honored tradition (94 years in the making)! It is also the jump start to Spring in the Village & the perfect excuse to prep a tailgate, head to the races and spend a weekend in Hunt Country!

The Race

The Middleburg Spring Races will commence its 94th running, Saturday, April 19th at the Glenwood Park Racecourse in Middleburg, VA. Post time: 1:00 pm. For ticket information, call 540.687.6545 or go to www.middleburgspringraces.com.

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Where to Stay

Make the most of your race day and stretch it into a long weekend in Middleburg. If you haven’d done so yet, use this opportunity to take in the exceptional service and lavish surroundings of  Salamander Resort & Spa. Another great stay or dining experience can also be found at the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant. The room/cottage options on this gorgeous Hunt Country estate are off the charts and their menu – TO DIE FOR! Of course, The Red Fox Inn or Middleburg Country Inn on Washington Street also offer perfect “Hunt Country-esque” accommodations as well as great fare and nostalgic atmosphere.

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Where to Dine

Grab a great lunch for your tailgate at Market Salamander or Middleburg Common Grounds. For a more hearty fare post race try the Red Fox Inn and Tavern or The French Hound. Really want to treat yourself to some post race opulence, make reservations at The Goodstone Restaurant or Salamander’s Harrimans. All of the above use only locally sourced ingredients for a great farm-to-table, or farm-to-tailgate experience!

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Where to Wine

Middleburg is fast becoming the heart of Virginia wine country. Tour a few of the vineyards Sunday after the races. It’s the perfect way to wind down your weekend. A few of our favorites…Boxwood Estate Winery. The setting is magical and the wine – smooth, wonderfully bold perfection! Another favorite is Greenhill Winery of Middleburg. The views are absolutely spectacular, the tasting room charming and festive. And, if you have an opportunity to visit their member’s club, go – it’s your very own piece of paradise …with an exceptional glass of wine in hand!

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Where to Shop

Tully RectorDuchessa of MiddleburgRichard Allen Clothing and Highcliffe Clothiers have high fashion and great style locked up for him & her. TriCounty just down Zulla Road is well worth the gorgeous drive! Especially for lovers of equestrian style. The Magic Wardrobe is a must visit! This specialty children’s boutique has adorable & unique style for the little ones in your life. Foxfire Gallery and Antiques, the Outpost & Hastening Design Studio are all curators of fine things for the home. And, The Fun Shop …the experience is in the name. Let’s just say they have just about everything for everybody – and you will have a blast exploring it all!

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Of course if you can’t make it to Middleburg next weekend (or you’re a local that has’t indulged in all our treasures for a while), plan a day-cation to the village one day soon! You will be so pleased you did. A few upcoming events you can also plan around: 89th Virginia Gold Cup Races, May 3rd at Great Meadow, The Plains and the 55th annual Hunt Country Stable Tour, May 24th & 25th.

See you in Hunt Country, and don’t forget to tell them…SCOUT sent you!

The Scout Guide Hunt Country

huntcountry.thescoutguide.com

 

 

 

 

Apr
10
2014

Scouted: Mountain Top Retreat

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Liberty Hill Farm is a 1767 mountain top retreat situated on 215 acres of gorgeous! The view is absolutely spectacular with beautiful panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley.

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The charming estate is also host to remnants of a formal garden, a lovely old cemetery, and a spring fed pond .

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The main house has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and 2 fireplaces highlighted with random pine floors. Bonus: The farm also has a 2 bedroom/ 1 bath cottage along with a wonderful stone barn; circa 1787.

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If you’ve been hoping for a room with a view, definitely add this Sheridan MacMahon favorite to your list of must-sees. Happy hunting & be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you!

 

Sheridan MacMahon Ltd. Realtors

110 East Washington Street

Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Phone: 540.687.5588

sheridanmacmahon.com

Apr
8
2014

TULLYnista

Spring is finally HERE – and with it comes FUN, fresh and flirty Spring fashion. Tully Rector is always a great “go-to” for runway style – and this Spring is no exception! A self-proclaimed “Tullynista” myself, here’s a few of my Tully faves this season…

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GORGEOUS whites! So in love with the clean lines and crisp looks from Alice and Olivia and Elizabeth and James this spring! Tully Rector owner, Karen Jackson tells us designers are using lots of black and white this season, mixing things up with mesh, flirty cuts and a little skin – we LOVE it!

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The bold patterns and flirty style of Robert Rodriguez (below) and Milly (above) are CRAZY perfect!

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Equipment shirts for Spring! This is THE go anywhere, throw with anything, look & feel fabulous, must-have this Spring! (look close…Tully has the PERFECT Equipment shirt for we lovers of all things horsey!)

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Head to Tully Rector in Middleburg and get the Tullynista in YOU set for Spring! Happy Shopping!!

Be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you!

 

Tully Rector

13 East Washington Street

Middleburg, VA 20117

540.687.5858

www.facebook.com/TullyRector

 (images courtesy of Pintrist)

Apr
3
2014

Outpost Reveal II

Every January through March Pam and Keith Foster close the doors of The Outpost and travel the World in search of beautiful things.

This Friday, April 4th they will reopen their doors and reveal the one-of-kind (and certain to be extraordinary) inventory they’ve curated from this year’s travel to the UK. Keith and Pam are busily readying the shop for the Spring opening on Friday, but allowed TSG Hunt Country a quick preview of a few of their favorite finds – hold on to your hat, its a wild, wonderful ride!

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Victorian Snowy Owls - “We found an amazing source for taxidermy on this trip to the UK, and this is one of our favorite pieces. It is a magnificent pair of Victorian Snowy Owls in a glass case. At 32 inches high, it makes a strong statement and is pure magic.”

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The Outpost Chair – “ Ten years ago, we bought a fantastic pair of 1906 Paragon chairs, which are the predecessors of the much later Butterfly chairs and the folding safari chair. They are the perfect combination of classic elegance and timeless style. We’ve been working with our furniture maker in England to make a reproduction that does the originals justice, and we are so happy to introduce The Outpost Chair. The frame is beech with custom-cast brass hardware and fittings; and the seat is a full Italian hide backed with olive green tent canvas. The comfort factor is an eleven on a scale of one to ten.”

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Great Old Leather Pieces - “We are known for always having great old leather pieces and this selection is the best ever. Gladstones, postal bags, saddle bags, and much more. All are in impeccable condition.”

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English Bamboo Kneehole Desk and Chair – “English bamboo pieces in great condition are getting harder and harder to find and we lucked into a great collection this year. My favorite piece is this very sweet yet practical kneehole desk with four drawers. We also have a great matching chair. It gives a little bit of the exotic to any space.”

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Cast Stone Deer  - “For the garden or the home, this French cast stone deer is so charming. He still has his original whitewash paint which has aged to a gorgeous patina.”

For the full reveal, be sure to make your way to The Outpost this weekend!

& don’t forget to tell them SCOUT sent you!

 

The Outpost

6 South Madison Street

Middleburg, Virginia 20117

540.687.4094

keithfosteroutpost.com

 

Apr
1
2014

SCOUTED: Hunt Country Charm

Few places can offer the quiet, majestic CHARM of Hunt Country living. Case in point, this week’s featured property from Sheridan MacMahon - Trough Hill Farm.

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Trough Hill Farm, Middleburg, VA

Located just a few miles outside of Middleburg and surrounded by 100 acres of protected land, this gorgeous estate hosts not only a stunning 1800s pastoral farmhouse but a grand stone pavilion as well. Trough Hill gracefully combines a traditional 5 bedroom Virginia farmhouse with a distinctive pavilion expansion. This beautiful main house has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 9 fireplaces leading to the stone pavilion just a few steps across the estate.

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The pavilion itself is constructed of native fieldstone and antique Honduran mahogany, all highlighted by exquisite millwork and stone walls. Originally used as a large game room, today the structure serves as a pool house, greenhouse, banquet room, and guest quarters; great for entertaining.

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This equestrian property satisfies every wish list for family and farm.

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Whether you are looking for a luxury home, Virginia horse property, or hunt country real estate; Sheridan MacMahon is the best place to start!

Happy hunting & be sure and tell them SCOUT sent you!

Sheridan MacMahon Ltd. Realtors

110 East Washington Street

Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Phone: 540.687.5588

sheridanmacmahon.com

 

Mar
31
2014