Centrally Located Halfway Between Richmond And Charlottesville.
What makes this Estate unique
Peaceful, historic property with sweeping views of the countryside. A large swing strategically placed to enjoy the pastures dotted with cows, horses, sheep and gamboling lambs. Quiet lanes for walking. Wonderful retreat and renewal location. Central to all sorts of historic sites, president's homes, museums and water sports on the James River. Take a day trip. Learn something about our Country's history or go for a days outing on the James River Then stock up at the grocery store and head back to Newstead's wonderful apartment kitchen to prepare dinner as you like it!
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No loud noise. Well behaved children only.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unfortunately the owner was out of the country during our stay and the caretaker was not very helpful. No ac was an issue and this is a large old house with guests staying in the portion that needs renovation. The bedrooms required walking through one to get to another. Beautiful farm and great location but the accommodations are rather rough.
Enjoyed my stay greatly. Room was big and comfortable. Kitchen was nice.
Only drawback was no internet or wifi. Had to purchase mobile hotspot. But overall, I would recommend this property and Carol was very accommodating.
Beautiful area but...
The area around the house was beautiful. If you aren't used to non-airconditioned houses in the middle of no where with extremely poor water pressure (very difficult to shower) then this might be an interesting weekend getaway. We also had a bat that came to visit us inside the house. Unfortunately, this didn't seem like a problem to the owner. We left early because we were 45 minutes from Richmond (our destination) and because of the problems mentioned above. We didn't receive any compensation but instead a phone call from the insurance that we HAD to buy. Apparently, the owner claims we broke the stove and ruined sheets in one of the bedrooms. This was impossible due to the fact that we never once used the stove and have no clue as to what would have happened to the sheets because we made the beds before we left.
Also, be aware that the dog tends to run inside the house when you aren't looking so be careful not to have anything he can get into!
Sheep, stars, and strolls
Very spacious, clean, and comfortable modern apartment (as shown in the website pictures) attached to a farmhouse that is more than 100 years old on a working farm. Lots of peace and quiet. Fairly friendly sheep and horses to watch as you stroll the expansive grounds and read to your heart's content. And the stars on a clear night are truly breathtaking. Easy access to Monticello and University of Virginia.
Carol took good care of us, and was eager to provide an introduction to the sheep, information about the farm and nearby activities, or whatever else we needed to optimize our stay. We had a wonderful time, and left recharged and ready for whatever city life could throw at us.
Visitors should not miss a visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello just 39 miles from Newstead. There's a lot to see there. You can go back again and again. Other President's homes are also nearby. Ash Lawn, Poplar Forest, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon a little farther. More of our nation's Presidents are from Virginia than any other state.
A visit to Appomattox should not be overlooked. You go back in time and experience what it must have been like when the South surrendered.
St. John's historic church in Richmond, where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech 'Give me liberty or give me death', has stirring actors who give reenactments of that historic day.
Some visitors have commented about the water pressure. Please be aware that we are in the country. There is no problem with the water pressure. Please do not expect well water pressure in the country be to the same as that you are used to in the city.