Washington DC English Manor Home
Washington DC English Manor Home
Custom Colonial Style English Manor Home
PLEASE NOTE: The currently available week of August 6-13 can be extended to August 15 for no extra Keys if the guest would like to extend their stay. Please enquire upon making your reservation!
Enjoy both a city vacation with all the rich cultural amenities and historical significance of Washington, D.C. while retreating to a resort style oasis with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6,500 sq. ft., a private pool and tennis court in an exclusive community just 10 minutes away from the main hub of D.C.
This custom built, colonial style english manor home is a secluded tree-lined oasis within McLean's most prestigious neighborhood. Ballantrae Farm Drive is a famous neighborhood in the exclusive town of McLean, VA- a 20 minute drive to the White House, or head 2 miles to the McLean Metro Stop to take the metro into DC and its surrounding areas.
The home has exquisite detailing and is beautifully maintained. Enjoy stunning views from every room of this private near acre setting. Enter into the gracious barrel ceiling foyer, which leads to elegant, expansive rooms that are furnished with high-end antiques, paintings, and Design Center furnishings.
Dining space is abundant with a 10 person formal dining room that includes a fireplace, as well as a second table located in a breakfast nook by a beautiful bay window. Behind, you'll find a chef's kitchen with high end applicances, a prep island, and a breakfast bar.
Ascend the staircase to a 2 story foyer, which leads to the upstairs library/office (with privacy pocket doors for working or meetings) and living room. The master bedroom has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom, and small kitchenette area that includes a mini fridge and coffee bar. Two additional bedrooms that contain single beds are flanked by a Jack & Jill double vanity bathroom. The last bedroom has two twin beds and a private ensuite bathroom. Bedrooms contain walk-in closets and skylights provide natural daytime lighting for the top floor. On the lower level, there is a bedroom with a queen bed, pullout twin bed, sleeper sofa, and an attached bath.
Other indoor amenities include an air-jet bathtub, vintage LP sound system (with records), air conditioning (2 zones), 55" smart TV in the rec room, 3 fireplaces (wood provided), ultra high speed wireless internet, printer & fax machine, and washer & dryer. There are also abundant amenities especially for children, including a Pack n’ Play crib, outdoor playhouse, pool toys & floaties, car seats & boosters, bicycles/scooters/etc. for playing on the tennis court, kids tennis net & rackets, and a basement rec room stocked with toys & games.
Outside, there is an ample circular drive for parking. Enjoy fresh vegetables straight from the backyard garden (seasonal) and daily roses from the professionally landscaped gardens. A lovely al fresco sunroom is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or curling up with a good book while keeping an eye on the kids as they play in the outdoor treehouse. Take a dip in the heated swimming pool (with an automatic safety cover), lounge in the shaded hammock, play a tennis match on the private tennis court (with instructor lessons, per request!), and cook out on the outdoor grill. Gather around the fire pit in the evenings and relax after a full day out exploring the nation's capitol city!
Whether you love or hate politics Washington, D.C. is for everyone—from cosmopolitan couples to adventure-seeking families. Come to discover what the Washington, D.C. area residents already know and love, the city selected by Forbes magazine as the “Coolest City in America.”
If you come for an extended stay there are too many excursions to list within an hour of DC— from hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains to sailing on the Chesapeake Bay to enjoying wine and horse country in Middleburg, VA. Or take a day trip to New York City on the high-speed train!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6500 square feet
Queen, Queen, Twin, Twin, and 2x Twin
8 guests maximum
Dulles International Airport or Reagan Washington National Airport
Approx. 20 minutes by car
Beautifully landscaped gardens and private tennis court
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Sip wine while enjoying a gorgeous vista of preserved 19th century farmland at The Winery at Bull Run
- Spend a whole day (or several!) exploring the Smithsonian Museums
- For a unique art experience, check out the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- Visit Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
- Kayak in Fountainhead Regional Park
- Discover history at Manassas National Battlefield Park
- Hike along the Potomac River, or rent a boat, kayak, or canoe
Places of Interest
- Washington, DC
- Baltimore, MD- visit the Inner Harbor or catch an Orioles game
- Annapolis, MD- great for seafood, sailing, and deep sea fishing!
- Tysons Corner, VA- home to fine dining and the best shopping on the East Coast
- George Washington's Mount Vernon
- Frying Pan Farm Park
- Arlington National Cemetery
- The White House
- The Capitol Building
- TopGolf (in Alexandria)- a revolutionary sports entertainment complex
- Equestrian Facilities (McLean/Great Falls)
- Public golf courses
- McLean Farmers Market, May through October (5 min)
- Union Station- take a high speed train (2.5 hrs) to NYC for the day
Very Spacious and Beautiful Home, in a Great Neighborhood!!
This home was extremely spacious and in a great location. We enjoyed our stay. However, the sleeping arrangements is best suited for a couple and their children. Three of the 5 bedrooms made available to us had single beds and are not suitable for couples. I would recommend that the owners add queen size beds to one or two of the rooms with single bedrooms - if they wish to attract a broader audience of 3rd home members. Also, I think the owners of this property are new to the program. So, I would like to suggest that they consider sending out information about the home - after receiving notice of the booking - in a more timely manner. ”
A wonderful stay!
Kristin was very accommodating and our stay was delightful! The house is in a terrific location and quite convenient to the things we wanted to do. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!!”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet