Sarah Creek, Gloucester Waterfront

8789 Little England Road
Hayes, VA 23072

Sold CBRAR #1605610

A picture perfect Colonial residence dating back to 1833, Cottonwood offers timeless beauty and charm. So many carefully preserved original details remain in this home including random-width hardwood floors.  Thoughtfully remodeled kitchen with farm sink, bead-boarding and center island. Cottonwood has wonderful built-ins, custom trim, molding and cabinetry throughout. As you would expect, there are multiple fireplaces at Cottonwood. This 13 acre property welcomes the equestrian with pasture land, 3-stall barn, and 2 paddocks. Your horses will feel right at home, and so will you!


  • Water Frontage

    Sarah Creek

  • Acreage

    13.15 Acres

  • Outbuiltings

    Farm buildings
    3-stall Barn
    2 Paddocks

  • Welcome to Cottonwood, a picture-perfect home of timeless beauty & charm

  • A wooded walking trail leads you to Sarah Creek- Kayak-depth water.

  • Sweeping lawn & gorgeous landscaping

  • Back view of Cottonwood and the beautifully landscaped backyard

  • Cottonwood side view

  • Barn

  • Original Smokehouse has been converted into an adorable studio/activity room, with private access to a 'secret garden'

  • Path reminiscent of the "Secret Garden" story

  • The front pasture

  • Fondly known as "The House on the Hill", Cottonwood boasts a high elevation.


  • Built

    circa 1833

  • Square Footage

    2492 square feet

  • Foyer

  • Living Room

    Hardwood floor

  • Family Room/Den

    Built-in Cabinets
    Wood Stove
    Custom Millwork

  • Dining Room

    Period fixtures

  • Kitchen

    Custom Cabinets
    Center Island, Farm Sink
    Butcher Block Counters

  • Bedrooms

    3 Guest Rooms

  • Bathrooms

    Two full Baths
    Original details

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, Range
    Washer, Dryer

  • Wonderfully bright entry, foyer & staircase

  • Spacious living room with wonderful light, a handsome fireplace and antique window glass (wavy glass).

  • Random-width hardwoods (throughout the home) offer warmth and charming character.

  • Family Room features custom wood-working, built-in corner cabinets and a cozy wood-burning stove.

  • Family Room wood burning stove

  • Completely remodeled with custom cabinets, cheerful bead-boarding, and an attractive center island

  • Lots of cabinet storage and counter work space

  • The remodeled kitchen includes a Kenmore 5-Burner gas stove, an old-fashioned farm sink & butcher block countertops.

  • Formal Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom/Library Designed by connecting a small Dr.'s Office to the main house.

  • This room functions as a Master Bedroom (with adjoining closet and bath), Library, and/or Office.

  • First Floor Bath with original brick wall

  • Enclosed, with standing Vermont Castings gas log fireplace. It's a sunny gathering place year-round.

  • Bedroom # 2 includes a fireplace

  • Bedroom #3


Gloucester County

Gloucester is a diverse county, with lovely waterfront, rural farmlands, and all the conveniences you need along the Route 17 corridor. It covers 288 square miles, with 70 square miles of water. The current population is approximately 36,000. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Gloucester has five rivers – the North, Ware, Severn, York, and Piankatank. These wonderful waterways offer terrific fishing, boating, kayaking, and are home to many vacation cottages as well as prestigious estates.

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