This 350 sq ft cottage is a tiny home concept space, boasting an airy entry, living area, storage landing, kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping loft. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a work retreat, a stop through town on the way to another location, a small family, or a group of friends participating in the many events held in Charlottesville- weddings, concerts, triathlons. Accommodates 1-4 people looking for a relaxed, stylish, modern and comfortable place to stay.
This cottage is just really cool.
Oxford Cottage is a modern Tiny House. It is larger than a standard hotel suite and provides everything you need in a home base during your travels. It is energy efficient and insulated and feels like a tree house, even though it is on the ground. Situated behind the main house on a .75 acre lot, Oxford Cottage is located in a cute, private setting in the heart of Charlottesville!
On the interior, the ceilings are tall, which makes the space feel much larger than it is. The large windows allow for beautiful natural light and views of the surrounding trees and birds. There is plenty of space for 1-2 people, but 4 adventurous souls could stay and be cozy. The beds and furnishings are comfortable and well appointed and linens and towels are provided.
There is central heating and air and a ceiling fan.
It is a very basic and relaxed space. There is no TV, but there is free, super fast fiber Wifi so you could stream away on your phone, iPad, etc. The kitchenette has a microwave, small induction cook top, refrigerator freezer and a toaster oven. There are enough dishes and silverware, mugs, cups and wine glasses for up to 4 people.
One important note about the stairs to the loft, is that they are steep and you will need to take your time going up and down. Use the handrails and watch your noggin at the top. It's easier to come down them backwards, like you would a ladder on a boat. Toddlers and folks with knee or hip issues should not use them. (We can provide a safety gate if you have a little kiddo). You can also just decide to sleep on the futon in the living area if you do not wish to navigate the stairs. They are sturdy and well built, but they are not a standard stair case.
We have taken care to build and maintain a low impact building. Please turn off the lights when leaving the cottage and be aware of water usage. We provide low impact shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and shave cream, and toilet paper and paper towels. There is a hair dryer and iron.
The cottage is also available for rent along with the main house if you have a larger party during the Holidays or Graduation.
Use of the yard and fire pit
Generally, we just leave you a key and leave you alone, unless you want to hang out. :)
Please leave the cottage as you find it and put used linens and towels on the bathroom floor. Wash your dishes and place the trash in the large green trash bin on site. No pets, no smoking and please respect the neighbors with regard to loud voices and music late at night.
My husband Zach is from Morgantown, West Virginia and I am from Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a builder, and I am a painting contractor and we are both musicians. We have a 4 1/2 year old daughter named Morgan and a 1 1/2 year old son, Archer. Zach likes to run, surf and fish, and I like to play volleyball, row and nap in the sunshine.