FoX Cross Cottage
Get away to the Virginia countryside! This beautifully furnished holiday cottage on three acres is located in the heart of Hunt Country and the Appalachian foothills. We are outside the picturesque village of The Plains, VA., eight miles south of Middleburg and 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Renovated thoughtfully, the home retains its charm and 19th century stone foundation. Enjoy the neighboring wineries, coffee shops, farm-to-table restaurants, equestrian events, farmer's market, hiking trails and antique stores, or take a drive and savor Virginia's gorgeous vistas! 
This delightful cottage sleeps eight and has a fully equipped kitchen. The large deck overlooks the expansive lawn where you can entertain by cooking on the grill, in the pizza oven; then just relax and see the Milky Way far from city lights. Or catch up with friends around the fire pit. We'll provide the skewers! 
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We invite you to read our reviews and book a relaxing stay.
Thank you!  Rob and Lina
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The fully equipped kitchen has coffees, teas, spices and and a nice array of pots, pans, dishes and glasses.
The fully equipped kitchen has coffees, teas, spices and and a nice array of pots, pans, dishes and glasses.
The 19th century stone on the west side of the house shows the original 19th century foundation.
The 19th century stone on the west side of the house shows the original 19th century foundation.
Enjoy the large deck looking over the back lawn!
Enjoy the large deck looking over the back lawn!
A vignette in the dining room...
A vignette in the dining room...
The view from the master bedroooom looks out onto Madcap Farm. Book riding lessons or book overnight self care horse boarding ahead of your stay!
The view from the master bedroooom looks out onto Madcap Farm. Book riding lessons or book overnight self care horse boarding ahead of your stay!
We are in the center of Virginia's wine country!
We are in the center of Virginia's wine country!
Looking back to the deck and yard from the sunroom. The floor is heated so it is lovely place to hang out in colder months.
Looking back to the deck and yard from the sunroom. The floor is heated so it is lovely place to hang out in colder months.
The master bedroom has a queen bed with a luxury Loom and Leaf premium memory foam mattress, and an attached bath.
The master bedroom has a queen bed with a luxury Loom and Leaf premium memory foam mattress, and an attached bath.
The Master Bedroom, different view
The Master Bedroom, different view
The old chicken coop is still standing.... barely!
The old chicken coop is still standing.... barely!
The living room with a woodturning stove, large screen tv (dish network), stereo and DVD player.
The living room with a woodturning stove, large screen tv (dish network), stereo and DVD player.
Enjoy artwork by Rob and Lina.
Enjoy artwork by Rob and Lina.
Stretch your legs in the expansive back lawn.
Stretch your legs in the expansive back lawn.
The second bedroom sleeps as many as four with trundles beneath each twin.
The second bedroom sleeps as many as four with trundles beneath each twin.
The fire pit is a great place to catch up and relax.
The fire pit is a great place to catch up and relax.
The sunroom is cozy in winter with underfloor heating. French doors lead out to the deck.
The sunroom is cozy in winter with underfloor heating. French doors lead out to the deck.
The bathroom from the master bedroom.
The bathroom from the master bedroom.
Christmas in The Plains. Very relaxing.
Christmas in The Plains. Very relaxing.
The downstairs bedroom/study has a twin with a trundle and a desk.
The downstairs bedroom/study has a twin with a trundle and a desk.
Looking out to the barn out back.
Looking out to the barn out back.
You never know who might stop over for a bite to eat!
You never know who might stop over for a bite to eat!
Just a minute down the road is a huge park with fishing, trails, and more!
Just a minute down the road is a huge park with fishing, trails, and more!
The Red Truck Bakery, Marshall, is listed as one of Conde Nast's best!
The Red Truck Bakery, Marshall, is listed as one of Conde Nast's best!
Pack a picnic (we provide the basket and blanket) and enjoy twilight polo every Saturday night at The Plains’ “Great Meadows" - from spring to fall in The Plains. They charge by the carload! Or wear your fancy hat and attend The Gold Cup!
Pack a picnic (we provide the basket and blanket) and enjoy twilight polo every Saturday night at The Plains’ “Great Meadows" - from spring to fall in The Plains. They charge by the carload! Or wear your fancy hat and attend The Gold Cup!
Every December the Middleburg Christmas parade happens just eight miles to the north.
Every December the Middleburg Christmas parade happens just eight miles to the north.
Rob says that the best coffee in the world is found at Happy Creek.
Rob says that the best coffee in the world is found at Happy Creek.
Virginia is lovely every season… and artist’s paradise!
Virginia is lovely every season… and artist’s paradise!
The Whole Ox in Marshall has great meats, sandwiches, etc.
The Whole Ox in Marshall has great meats, sandwiches, etc.
Enjoy wonderful food at The front Porch in The Plains.
Enjoy wonderful food at The front Porch in The Plains.
Enjoy the lovely little town of The Plains, just two miles east. Have coffee, lunch or dinner, or just browse the shops and visit artist's studios! Just make sure you tell them Rob and Lina sent you!
Enjoy the lovely little town of The Plains, just two miles east. Have coffee, lunch or dinner, or just browse the shops and visit artist's studios! Just make sure you tell them Rob and Lina sent you!
We think the area feels a bit like England and Ireland, with rolling countryside and miles of old stone walls.
We think the area feels a bit like England and Ireland, with rolling countryside and miles of old stone walls.
Marshall, two miles to the west, has a wonderful downtown with fine dining, wonderful shops, and antiquing.
Marshall, two miles to the west, has a wonderful downtown with fine dining, wonderful shops, and antiquing.
One of our neighbor's steers posing for the camera.
One of our neighbor's steers posing for the camera.
Enjoy gorgeous Virginia.
Enjoy gorgeous Virginia.
Get a gourmet lunch at Johnny Monarchs in Marshall!
Get a gourmet lunch at Johnny Monarchs in Marshall!
The Red Truck Bakery in Marshall has won national awards from Conde Nast as one of the best bakeries in the USA.
The Red Truck Bakery in Marshall has won national awards from Conde Nast as one of the best bakeries in the USA.
Every Sunday the farmers market is open in The Plains during the warmer months.
Every Sunday the farmers market is open in The Plains during the warmer months.
Fauquier County. Goreous every season of the year.
Fauquier County. Goreous every season of the year.
A Piedmont sunset from the back yard.
A Piedmont sunset from the back yard.