East Cottage


 

 

This is the East Cottage at Rosegill which dates from about 1720. It was built by John Wormeley along with the main house and the cottage on the west side.

We have recently done a lot of work on the house, including new windows on the east end and second floor, new appliances, new HVAC, painting, etc.

This is the land side of the house, and you can see the Rappahannock River to the north.

Now let's take a tour of the cottage.

There is a sidewalk on the land side, and you can enter the cottage from the porch entrance. The porch is now a simpler design.

First Floor Plan

Enter from the porch into the front hall with the living room on the left. The floor has been refinished, but you can only sand a floor so many times. It retains a lot of character befitting the Rosegill's history.

The fireplace is fully operational with a chimney that has been relined. The wires in the window are to the satellite dish antenna by the carport.

Looking east to the front hall, you can see the new mini-split on the wall for heating and air conditioning. Now, go through the front hall and to the kitchen.

This is a hall that can be used as an office.

Turn left here to go into the downstairs bedroom and bath, or straight ahead into the kitchen.

The cabinets are now painted a bright white. All new appliances. New tile floor. Dishwasher is by the sink but not shown here.

Second Floor Plan
Two bedrooms upstairs, and a central bath between them.

East Upstairs Bedroom

West Upstairs Bedroom

Downstairs bedroom, bath to the left.

The carport, home to many a crab-picking feast, has open walls and overlooks the river. Root cellar is down the steps and under the low roof. Note TV antenna.

Nothing glamorous about the back of the house, entrance to the basement, heat pump and back porch.

 

 

This is Nathan and Stephanie Snead with Ella (6), Nancy (5) and Ann Mitchell (3), who are now living in the east cottage, so it is no longer for rent!

Alfred Scott