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Serene farmhouse in the hills of western Cape Breton

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Serene farmhouse, 4 bedrooms, privacy, large kitchen

Step back into the serene simplicity of pastoral living while keeping modern comforts close at Archie’s Place. Built over a century ago and preserved in its charming rusticity, Cape Breton’s folksy history seems to radiate through our house much like the peaceful natural light that illuminates its pastel rooms and hardwood floors. Archie’s Place sits atop a sweeping hilltop farm in Broad Cove, just 5 minutes north of the village of Inverness and centrally located to beaches, hiking trials, world-class golfing, local artisans, Celtic music and more.

The pristine country air makes for excellent sleeping, and with beds for up to 8 people Archie’s Place offers just that! Of the four bedrooms, two contain double beds, another has a three-quarter size bed for a single person, and the fourth room contains a double bed plus a single bed. Comfortable window-side seating downstairs and rural quietness offer the perfect spot to unwind with a book or catch up with family and friends; while the large dining room and fully equipped kitchen are ideal for entertaining.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 June, 2018

About Claire

Thank you for considering Archie's Place! My name is Claire and Archie's Place has been a recent project of mine after my husband and I inherited it from our dear uncle Archie. I grew up in Cape Breton and have always appreciated the sense of a bygone time that still resonates in the villages of western Cape Breton; hence, I wanted to capture this with Archie's Place so that others could enjoy it. By stripping away the elements of 1960's modernism design (wall paneling, vinyl flooring) from this roughly 150-year-old home, I have revived its true rustic essence.

Why Claire chose Inverness

My husband and I inherited this estate from our dear uncle, Archie. Archie grew up in this house and remained here for his adult life. He took pride in working the land and maintaining the farm.

The house was built by Archie's grandfather- my husband's great grandfather. Archie's grandfather operated the area's only leather tannery, located at the bottom of the property's driveway.

After the tanner, Archie's mother, Mary Bell, inherited the house. She was a single mother of 6 children, managing childcare and cooking on top of the farm, livestock and gardens. Yet, Mary Bell was known to have one of the tidiest and respected farms in Broad Cove.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverness in Inverness, Subd. B

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking


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Cleaning Fee £56.69

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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