Fully equipped house with 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,, sleeps 10
- English, French, German
About Dr. Paul
At Cabot Shores, your hosts are Dr. Paul and Barbara Weinberg, Cosmo the guide dog and friendly staff. Barbara is an accomplished acupuncturist, vegetarian chef and gardener. Dr. Paul is a former 'road warrior', teacher and psychologist, who considers his doctorate to now be in 'adventure travel'. Paul can be found jamming on the blues harmonica and trombone, hiking, yoloboarding (stand up paddling) or kayaking with Barbara and Cosmo.
Dr. Paul purchased this Farmhouse in 2001
Why Dr. Paul chose Breton Cove
When we found the farmhouse, it was the 60 acres along the Atlantic and 120 acres in the Cape Breton Highlands that first drew us in. We were told to bury or burn it and rebuild, but we chose another alternative: to renovate with local spruce, hemlock and imported Douglas fir beams, and preserve the history and beauty of this beautiful, spacious Cape Breton home. In 2000, we renovated the 19th century homestead/working farm which once had horses, chickens, pigs, sprawling gardens and a sawmill. Dr. Paul and Barbara walked the land, re-creating trails once used by the Urquehardt family, who built and lived in this house. The farmhouse had been a place where midwives delivered babies and it was a home to many adopted children. Since then, it has become a gathering spot for travelers, families and friends who enjoy spending time with each other hiking, swimming, boating, and listening to local Celtic music and ceilidhs.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Breton Cove Farmhouse is located on the Cabot Trail, near the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and many artisans, shops and places of interest. However, you may never have to leave the comfort and beauty awaiting you. With trails following through a meadow of blueberries and wild flowers, into an old growth forest, past a pond and to the ocean look off, there is plenty to explore on site. The farmhouse is both extremely private and conveniently located for further adventuring, and a great place to spend quality time with loved ones.
There is a fee of $15 per day, per pet.
So much to do with the kids!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great base of operations
The farmhouse is conveniently located on the southern end of the western Cabot Trail and is a good base of operations from which a larger group can explore the east side of the park and surrounding areas. The farmhouse has plenty of room and all the basic needs for housekeeping as well as access to the facilities at Cabot Shores, a few km south on the Trail. The site is very private and has plenty of parking but note that two of the amenities (WiFi and hot tub) are only located at the resort, not at the farmhouse directly. We enjoyed our stay and meeting Paul at the resort.
Excellent rustic get away
Hidden from the road a rustic paradise awaits you in this old farm house. Not to miss the walk in the woods to see the cliffs.
The Breton Cove Farmhouse is on the Cabot Trail. You'll find us on the right side of the road as you head north towards Ingonish, 23km north of the Englishtown ferry, on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton. Opposite us is the Gaelic Singers Hall and Community center, with a ballfield, dugouts and a field suitable for soccer, frisbee, baseball...
You can explore mountain trails, beautiful fields, and a gentle sloping forest leading down to a small pond and also to a beach on the Atlantic. You can walk south from beach to beach, finding sandy and rocky beaches and the famous Black Rock (Skir Dhu in Gaelic), where one time fishing boats were tied.
Other Activities: snowshoeing, native crafts, basketball, soccer