Chimneys.Marshall, Virginia.Enter through the spreading Paper Mulberry lined driveway to arrive at a circle of English boxwood. Just ahead, along a flagstone path, is the charming country estate of “Chimneys,” aptly named for the seven chimneys that rise from the main house, stone cottage, and pool house. Surrounded by towering maples, hollies, perennial gardens, and a formal 250-specimen boxwood garden, the golden stuccoed and stone structures make one think of the Cotswold countryside in England.HISTORY: Two of Fauquier County’s oldest houses stand on the property in the circa 1770 stone cottage and the circa 1790 log portion of the main house. MAIN HOUSE: Over the centuries, the house has grown from its original 18th century size to a 7500 square foot comfortable family home. From the covered flagstone porch, a doorway on the left enters an 18’ hallway with open stairway to the upper level and closed stair to the unfinished basement. The hall reaches to the rear of the home and another door opening to a small porch and gardens. To the left of the hall is the Living Room (16’x 20’) with stone fireplace. Farther down the hall to the left, is a cozy Sitting Room (11’x 16’) overlooking the gardens. This room has exposed beams, fireplace, and built-in bookcases. This is the oldest part of the house.To the right of the front door is the Dining Room (15.6’ x 18’) and, through a swinging door at the rear, is the light-filled Kitchen (12’ x 17’) with walk-in pantry. These rooms were added in the 19th century. The dining room has paneled wainscot, a fireplace, and lighted display niches where windows once stood before the 20th century wing of the house was added.From the dining room, a wide archway opens to another hall with open stairways to the upper level and finished basement. Down the hall, there is a Powder Room and Guest Bedroom (14’ x 17’) with ensuite bath. At the end of the hall is a large pine-paneled Library (15.6’ x 27.6’) with wall-to-wall bookcases and fireplace. Beyond the library is a Screen Porch (10.6’ x 24’).On the Upper Level over the living room, is the Master Bedroom (16’ x 21’). There is a full bath in the hall and across the hall from the master bedroom is another Bedroom (16.6’ x 17’) with ensuite bath. The present owner uses this room for a dressing room and upstairs sitting room. Through this room and down a hall in the 20th century wing are two more Bedrooms (14’ x 17’) and (15.6’ x 16.6’) with Jack and Jill bath.On the finished Lower Level, there is a large Family Room or Recreation Room (15’ x 23.6’), a smaller room that could be a Bedroom or Exercise Room, and a full bath/laundry.There are heart pine floors throughout the main level of the home.STONE COTTAGE: Once published in a well-known shelter magazine, the cottage stands between the main house and the boxwood gardens and overlooks a pond to the rear. It is three floors, three rooms: main level Living Room, upper level Bedroom, lower level Kitchen, Dining Room, and bath. Its thick stone walls, beamed ceilings, and two stone fireplaces attest to its age and 18th century character.POOL HOUSE: Built in the late 20th century, the pool house has a flagstone floor and pickled wood walls in the Living Room (15.3’ x 29.2’) with wood burning fireplace. The Bedroom (14.6’ x 21’) also has a wood burning fireplace, pickled floor and intricately laid wood cathedral ceiling. There is a full bath that is divided to make it practical for daytime swimmers or overnight guests, and a galley kitchen. OTHER: Completing the property is a two-car garage, garden sheds, barn, and drying shed. Of the 17.36 total acres, five acres are in a woodland that serves as a bird sanctuary and stands between the dwellings and the road. Chimneys is located approximately one hour from Washington, D.C. and 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport.MLS#: FQ8622204. Price: $ 1,545,000.For more information please contact: Rein duPont (540) 454-3355THOMAS AND TALBOT REAL ESTATE.A Staunch Supporter of Land Easements.LAND AND ESTATE AGENTS SINCE 1967.MIDDLEBURG, VA 20118.TELEPHONE: (540) 687-6500.www.THOMAS-TALBOT.com.Offers subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice. Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but not so warranted nor is it otherwise guaranteed.