Charming Chownings Ferry Cottage


Lancaster Inland

1818 Chownings Ferry Road
Lancaster, VA 22503

Sold CBRAR #1623252 NNAR #99885

This charming cottage is situated on 2 level acres overlooking fields with water views to the Rappahannock River in the distance.  Come live the quiet country life!  Darling two bedroom, one bath home with arched doorways, large living room open to dining room, country kitchen with pine cabinets and small dining area, screened porch, basement with interior and exterior access.  The property has beautiful mature shade trees, boxwoods, detached two-car garage with lean-to, three-bay pole shed, large garden area, and is on a corner lot situated on a quiet country road.  Multiple marinas are nearby, as well as boat launch areas for your access to the beautiful river.  Twenty minutes to the town of Kilmarnock and ten minutes to the town of Lively.


  • Acreage

    Garden area
    Mature shade trees & plantings

  • Garage

    Detached 2-car garage with lean-to
    3-bay pole shed

  • Charming cottage in a country setting!

  • Front yard view over the field to the Rappahannock River

  • Boxwoods around the front of the home

  • Side of the home with Screen Porch

  • Back of the home

  • Back of the home with basement exterior access

  • Lovely 2 Acres with mature trees

  • Looking over the detached garage, garden area & pole barn

  • Detached 2-Car Garage with attached lean-to

  • Side of the Garage with the attached lean-to

  • From the garage area to the 3-bay pole barn

  • 3-Bay Pole Barn, perfect place for storage

  • Garden area is a great size!


  • Built


  • Square Footage


  • Living Room

    Screen Porch access
    Open to Dining Room
    Deep closet w/steps to floored attic
    Ceiling fan
    19'1 X 14'8

  • Dining Room

    Built-in cabinet
    12'3 X 9'8

  • Kitchen

    Pine cabinets
    Small dining area
    Ceiling fan

  • Appliances

    Electric range
    Built-in microwave

  • Two Bedrooms

    13'8 X 10'6
    11'8 X 12'3

  • One Full Bath

  • Screen Porch

    13'3 X 8'5
    Ceiling fan

  • Basement

    1067 sq.ft.
    Washer & Dryer

  • Other

    Hardwood floors under carpet
    Roof new 2014
    Furnace new 2008
    Central A/C
    Artesian well

  • The Living Room has great light & access to the Screen Porch plus hardwood floors under the carpet

  • Deep closet behind the living room door has steps to the attic

  • The Dining Room has a built-in cabinetLiving Room

  • The Dining Room off the Kitchen has a swing door between the two rooms

  • Great country kitchen with pine cabinets & back door

  • The kitchen has a small dining area & a ceiling fan

  • Bedroom one with double door closet & great light

  • Other view of Bedroom one

  • Bedroom two with 2 closets

  • Other view of Bedroom two

  • Tiled hall bath

  • Bathroom with shower/tub

  • Screen Porch on the side of the home


Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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