Explore Virginia's Historic Northern Neck
from one of America's oldest plantation manors

Built circa 1678
At the center of the Chesapeake Bay region
Oldest house in Northumberland County, Virginia
Featured on historic maps
Documented in the Historic Society of Northumberland's journal

Survived 100 years before the American Revolution
Hit by a Yankee cannon ball during the Civil War
Said to have buried treasure on grounds -- any found remains with house!
Saved from the wrecking ball in 1950s.
Restored for you to treasure and enjoy today.

Historic home of the Lees, Conways, Kelleys, & Georges
is now available to you.

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Booking Special!
$140 night/2 night minimum
3 night minimum for holidays

Book a week & get two nights free!

Payment by Visa & MasterCard 
1/2 deposit with reservation & balance at beginning of stay

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Lynhams features:
Original circa 1678 house was two rooms down and one room up, with three fireplaces. 
                 Remember these were pioneers, settler's and subjects of England coming into a wilderness!
Kitchen and bath shed were added about 200 years after original house was built.
Breakfast Room is a former screen porch and is in the hyphen.
Master bedroom and new screen porch were added about 300 years after original house was built.
Traditional "hall" (now called a living room or Parlor) in historic section.  Original mantle.  fireplace
Breakfast-tea room overlooking screen porch and golf course.
Master Bedroom, first floor.  Queen size four poster bed with Kingsdown mattress. 
Private full bath
Bedroom in historic section, first floor. 
300+ year old mantle.  Antique full size bed.  fireplace
Kitchen: plates, utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove
Full bath with antique claw foot tub and shower.  washer and dryer
Three sided screen porch with wicker furniture overlooking wildflower garden & bird sanctuary. 
Victorian era front porch with original brick walk, 
offering antique roses: 
Old Blush, Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison, Marie Pavie, and Baron Prevost
Two car carport.  Corner lot with on the street parking galore
Lattice potting gazebo.  Enjoy our bicycle built for two!
One half acre landscaped with Old English and common boxwoods, magnolia grandiflora, 
evergreens, black walnut, crepe myrtles, English & common ivy, Vinca Major variegated
Carolina Jasmine, Rudbeckia, Lemon basil, Hosta variegated, 
Mint, Polk berries, dandelion and daffodils. 
Central forced air system heating & cooling, ceiling fans in several rooms
Hand-split cedar shake roof.  Beaded siding. 
Stand off chimneys, one of which was hit by a cannon ball in the War of Northern Aggression.

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Very Good, Excellent behaviour
doggies are welcome only if they are 
  • in kennels
  • house broken and 
  • never left alone, loose in the house.
No cats.
Please note that the property is not fenced
so plan on walking your dog..

American and English antiques & art.

Overlooking it's original plantation grounds of more than 1100 acres
which is now Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club's golf course
Is in Byrdton, Near Historic Landmarks Ditchley and Cobbs Hall
  And because it is in a neighborhood, no tour buses at this time please!

Real Estate buyers and sellers
working with 

Catherine Bennett, Realtor

Melrose Plantation Real Estate, LLC

are cordially invited to stay at 

if it is available

as Our Guests at no charge
at the time of their 
real estate closing
as our treat and thank you!

This property is available exclusively through

Catherine Bennett
Owner - Agent
Melrose Plantation Real Estate, LLC.

call or e-mail for brochure, preview, reservations
or if you are interested in buying real estate in the
Northern Neck


 home to wildlife, too!

Last updated 3/20/08