History is all around you at this elegant Fredericksburg estate. Listed for just $1.49 million, this turn-key bed and breakfast is an aspiring innkeeper's dream come true.

If the thought of owning a home that was built in 1859 isn't enough of a draw, then the 19 acres surrounding this incredible property surely must be. The property at 123 Lee Drive in Fredericksburg is known as Braehead Manor. It would make a wonderful family estate or a unique bed and breakfast.

mansion, estate

plaque, National Register

The receiving rooms are modest, in the classic Federal-style of an open floorplan with hidden pocket doors. Hardwood floors and intricate millwork appear throughout the home.

foyer, entryway

parlor, living room

The baker in the house will swoon at the marble-topped center island. The kitchen has also been modernized and is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.


The dining room features one of eight working fireplaces in the house to give your meals a cozy touch. A historical point of interest: General Lee had breakfast here at Braeford Manor before the first battle of Fredericksburg!

dining room

Upstairs, the bedrooms are perfectly proportioned to welcome guests if you choose to run the home as a bed and breakfast. The bathrooms have all been restored with luxurious modern fixtures and glass-walled showers.



Dinner on the back deck will be something everyone will enjoy. Outdoor heaters make this a perfect gathering spot, even in cooler weather.

deck, natural stone

natural stone, deck, terrace

Braehead Manor has six bedrooms and three bathrooms—all on three stories, including a finished basement. The property includes 19 acres of wooded land and was most recently run as a bed and breakfast and wedding venue. For more information or to schedule a viewing, visit the original listing by Exit Realty Group.

aerial view

picnic, yard

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of Exit Realty Group.

Would you keep Braehead Manor in its current form, or convert it into a family home? What would you do with the acreage surrounding the house? Add a stable and a riding trail? Put in a guesthouse or a garage? Let us know your ideas in the comments.