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Couple to open bed and breakfast in Gloucester

A local husband-and-wife team has finished its renovation of a Gloucester Court House-area home and will open the property as a bed and breakfast. Bill and Michelle Baxter renovated the Belroi Road structure, which was built in 1905, and dubbed it Shephard’s Way.

Their bookings are done through Airbnb, with one-bedroom units going for $100 a night and the two-bedroom upstairs unit priced at $120 a night. In addition to the bedroom(s), each unit features a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and closet space, with furnishings using original wood and new marble.

“It was a total gut job,” said husband and Class A contractor Bill Baxter, who has lived in the county for the last 15 years. Mr. Baxter designed an entirely new floor plan for the house, dividing the space into three units.

The Baxters used local materials whenever possible and furnished the units with pieces from Goodman’s and LOVET Furniture. “Our attitude is I don’t want to build anything I ...

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