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The Coves at Wilton Creek
A community in tune with its environment 

Among the scenic waterways in Virginia, a host of impressive rivers make their way to the Chesapeake Bay; perhaps the most picturesque of all is the beautiful Piankatank, with its deeply wooded banks and gently winding course. So broad where it meets the bay you can hardly see from one shore to the other, the Piankatank is a boater’s paradise.

And just a few miles from where the river meets the bay, there is a quiet little inlet, lined with hardwoods, where the herons come to dine and the waters are deep and protected.
An inlet charted as Wilton Creek.

As you glide up its deep still waters you see that the shore off your port bow is dotted with coves, offering further protection with their high banks. And, if you look carefully you will find among the tall trees along the shores of these coves, a community. A community so in tune with this environment, you would think it a natural part of its surroundings.

You’ve discovered The Coves at Wilton Creek. First developed by an award-winning Northern Virginia architect and developer in the late 1980s, The Coves achieves a significant design goal. Namely, gently placing an impeccably planned community within this setting.

You’ll find The Coves at Wilton Creek rich in lifestyle alternatives. While it offers you the quiet serenity to take you far from the bustling city, it also provides a multitude of recreational activities for you to enjoy, right within the community. You can start at the Community clubhouse and waterside pool overlooking Wilton Creek, whose facilities are available without charge to residents.

The clubhouse also offers an exercise room, sauna, library, and meeting rooms for your use. You couldn’t ask for a more pleasant setting to gather friends and family. Tennis courts, walking trails, a boat ramp, and boat storage complete this amenities rich picture.

You may also enjoy a walk or bicycle ride through the winding roads of the community and discover the quiet beauty around your home-the towering trees and lush thickets of laurel.

But most of all there is the water. Haul anchor and pull away. You are seconds from the beautiful Piankatank. The Chesapeake Bay, with its sailing and cruising grounds and well-known variety of sport fishing, is just minutes beyond.

It’s no wonder people from as far away as New England and the Midwest—as well as Washington, D.C., Richmond and Tidewater—have purchased homes in this boater’s paradise.

So whether you are searching for the ideal second home, retirement home or primary residence, the Coves offer you a superb blend of isolation and activity. The perfect setting to share with family and friends, and to keep your own lifestyle in high gear.

The land of Wilton Creek: a rich history continues. Choose The Coves at Wilton Creek and you choose land originally commissioned a Wilton Farm in 1642. Land acquired in 1688 by William Churchill, a member of the Virginia branch of that illustrious British family. Land that was the 6,000 acre Wilton plantation, whose Ballantyne Home, a historic landmark in Middlesex County, still stands across the road. The remaining vestige of eras gone by.

Within a short distance of The Coves at Wilton Creek you can discover a world of unique and exciting cultural diversions. Some of the oldest and most interesting parts of early America are just beyond your doorstep.

Begin where it began: in Jamestown. Then retrace the footsteps of Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson in Colonial Williamsburg. Or explore the kingdoms of Europe at Busch Gardens. There’s also Christ Church, “the most perfect example of colonial church architecture in America.” And Stingray Point, so named when a stingray injured Captain John Smith while he was fishing.

For shopping and dining, you’re sure to enjoy nearby Gloucester, Mathews, Kilmarnock, Deltaville and Irvington and all they have to offer. The area is rich with arts, seafood, and crafts festivals and is serviced by several fine golf courses.

And when springtime comes to Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, Historic Garden Week and the Gloucester Daffodil Show offer the best in local color.

The Coves at Wilton Creek remained sleepy for many years, but the quality of life in Middlesex County has brought many full-time and part-time residents who now call it home. On any given holiday or special event the Clubhouse is alive with residents socializing and sharing their days activities on the water.

The community boasts two gracious separate condominium communities with deeded deep-water boat slips and single-family waterfront and pond front homes and home sites. There are still a few opportunities for ownership.

SOME PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The Coves at Wilton Creek can be reached by air via Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, which is a 45-minute drive. Norfolk and Richmond International Airports are 75 minutes away. Dulles International, BWI and Regan National are just 3 hours by car. For the small plane enthusiast, there is Hummel Field just 10 minutes away.

By car The Coves are less than 60 minutes from Williamsburg, 90 minutes from downtown Richmond, 2.5 hours from Charlottesville and 3 hours from Washington, D.C. The Coves are located 15 minutes from Deltaville, 15 minutes from Mathews Courthouse and 15 minutes from White Stone across the Rappahannock River Bridge.

About this article:
This article is a compilation of The Coves at Wilton Creek sales materials distributed through the years. Neena Rodgers and Peggy O’Neill, long-time sailors and boaters, are previous and current full-time residents of The Coves at Wilton Creek.

Neena and Peggy represent IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate in Deltaville, VA and are available anytime to show current listings in The Coves at Wilton Creek and surrounding areas.