See video tour at https://vimeo.com/439849324 or by clicking the video cam pull-down in listing."The Dacha" is perfectly sited in nature, surrounded by woodland, and flanked by majestic Arbor Vitae. One- floor living has been designed into this peaceful haven far away from hectic city life. A gracious living-dining combination flows onto a large deck, and to a screened porch with a ceiling fan. Two skylights in the high ceiling afford lots of light along with double windows and recessed lighting. The master bedroom also opens onto the screened porch, where the proud owners can gaze on the tasteful hard-scape and landscaping below. A spacious kitchen with heart of pine floor allows for the chef and assistant(s) to work together. A front porch allows for larger events. Two guest bedrooms, a guest bathroom in between, and a separate laundry room complete the main floor. The lower floor features a very large family room with birch-paneled walls, a full bath with shower, a workshop, two storage areas, and a utility room. The living space has wonderful plushy carpeting with tile floors in the bathroom. The patio & garden beyond the family room hava a stone perimeter wall and gates to keep your pets safe. A shed outside provides room for gardening tools and other equipment. Lots of care was put into vectoring water away from the house with a cement culvert at the top of the property, a retaining wall below the arbor vitae and periwinkle and French drains between retaining wall and the house. Feeling relaxed as soon as you enter the "Dacha" is the essence of its charm; come experience it before someone else gets there first!674 Cottonwood is part of the Bryce Resort community. Basye- Mt. Jackson-Bryce Resort are 1:30 to 2:00 hours from the DC metropolitan area and in the Allegheny Mountains of Shenandoah County. They have offered a getaway from big city congestion since the 1900s. The community has underground utilities with high speed internet connections the norm. The Resort offers snow skiing and snowboarding in winter with great classes for all ages. Tubing, whether summer or winter is enjoyed by many. Golf, tennis, mountain biking, zip line and swimming and fishing in 46 acre lake Laura are among the summer activities, along with hiking in nearby National Forests and concerts four miles away at Orkney Springs. Lake Laura has recently been brought up to 500-year flood standards and a new Lodge was completed in January 2019. A new ice skating rink went in this year. Private pilots can land at VG-18 SkyBryce Airport (daytime operations only) for breakfast at the Lodge a short walk away. The Airport Library is, we think, the only one in all 50 states (still being researched). Temperatures tend to be 10 degrees and cooler and 10% less humid than at lower elevations. Residents are from all over and from many walks of life and either live here full-time or have a part-time presence.
Listing courtesy of Katherine A Brennan, McEnearney Associates, Inc.