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240 Acre Farm and Three Cottages overlooking the Brasdor lakes in Baddeck!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9. Huge sunny deck, great views, pastoral setting.

This Beautiful 200 acre secluded property overlooks the Brasdor lakes. You are just ten minutes from Baddeck, The Hub of the world famous Cabot Trail, and summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. There are three separate cottages with spectacular views. The main house includes a new full kitchen and dining area and sleeps five. The new adjoining cottage sleeps two with a full bathroom and a small kitchenette. The studio cottage is a large bedroom, perfect for an adult couple. It features a queen bed, a private deck and an outdoor shower.

Baddeck is the beginning and end of the Cabot Trail. There are numerous fine restaurants and specialty stores in the area. Envision your family and friends exploring Cape Breton Island and returning to this beautiful vacation home!

Golfers will love this location as it is half way beetween Cabot Links in Inverness and and Highland Links in Ingonish and just ten minutes from Bell Baye golf Club in Baddeck.

''Cabot Links'' aka ''Bandon Dunes East'' Was just ranked in the 'Top 100 Golf Courses in The World' by Golf Digest!

Bandon Dunes of Oregon has just developed the first true links course in Canada.This spectacular golf course is located in Inverness which is just 40 miles along The Cabot Trail from Baddeck.

Cape Breton Highlands Golf Course is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the North America. Take the spectacular Cabot Trail and drive 58 beautiful miles to Ingonish to play this historic course.

The Bell Bay Golf Course is one of Canada's top golf course. It is located 7 miles from the house. Bell Bay offers spectacular views and outstanding championship golf. The views of The Brasdor Lakes are stunning and this course can prepare you for the two world class courses North and Southwest of Baddeck.

Brasdor Lakes 70 plus degrees in August: The Brasdor Lakes offer Sailing, Motorboating, and surprisingly warm swimming due to the Gulf Stream. Boats may be chartered in Baddeck and there are daily sailing cruises from the government wharf in Baddeck which is 15 minutes from our house. You can also swim just below the house adjacent to the old car ferry.

Spectacular Hiking and Wildlife: Guests can step right outside and hike throughout 200 acres of woods or go down to the shore. Cape Breton offers numerous trails for hiking along the Cabot Trail. Just 5 miles away is Donelda's Puffin Tour's in St. Ann's Bay. Donelda's refitted lobster boat will take you to Bird Island to see Puffins, Bald Eagles and Seals and much more.

More Details

Katie Fagan
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Katie Fagan

Our descendants all come from Cape Breton and moved to Halifax and Boston in the early 1900's but Cape Breton is where our heart's are. Three generations of family come back each year to this very special part of the world that is so beautiful and a respite from the heat and pace of city life.

Katie Fagan purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Katie Fagan chose Baddeck

Our parents were avid sailors and The Brasdor lakes provide some of the best saling in the world. Our property is right on the water with spectacular views so they fell in love with the property on their cruises throughout the lakes back in the 50's.

What makes this cottage unique

This a Two Hundred Forty acre property with three cottages. The main house offers a great family gathering place, the adjacent cottage offers great privacy and finally there is a one bedroom art studio. The main cottage has a brand new expansive deck that is wonderful for taking in the spectacular views and reading books.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family stayed at this property last summer, and though we are very

familiar with this part of Cape Breton, the house and surrounding land,

views and access to the water gave us a whole new appreciation of how

beautiful and peaceful the Bras Lakes are. The cottages are cosy, very

comfortable, tasteful and welcoming; the deck is fantastic on a hot summer

day just to laze around on. We had a fantastic holiday and this was very

much a result of staying at this beautiful property!
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Baddeck in Victoria, Subd. B

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main House
    Adjacent Cottage Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent Cottage
  • The two main bathrooms have been completely renovated within the past two years.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main House Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Main House Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Main House master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Main House Master Bedroom sleeps 2
    Studio bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is a great hide-away for an adult couple.
    Adjacent Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjacent Cottage: Large Bedroom with Kitchenette. Sleeps 2
  • There are three separate cottages. The main cottage is good for a young family as parents can sleep in one room and three children can sleep in the two other bedrooms. The second cottage is a beautiful spacious bedroom with a queen bed, full bath and a small kitchenette. This cottage is particularly good for a couple with physical limitations as the bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette are all on one floor. The third cottage is a converted art studio. It is a perfect place for an adult couple. It has a private deck, coffee maker and an outdoor shower. There are no bathroom facilities but there is an indoor sink.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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240 Acre Farm and Three Cottages overlooking the Brasdor lakes in Baddeck!
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Gorgeous Property with Spectacular Views and Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

What a week in Baddeck! We drove up to Cape Breton from Boston to spend quality time with our three children and family friends-and that we did! We chose this property because of the pictures on VRBO, and they don't lie! Because we arrived after dark, we couldn't appreciate the view until the morning. And boy oh boy-what a way to wake up. We took our cups of coffee, and sat outside on the expansive deck. What a wonderful place to take it all in!

The cottages were the perfect place to share with another family. They were clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed (and the lack of television was much needed for our children!) Most days we ventured out to explore Cape Breton, and Baddeck was the ideal location...right in the middle of everything. We went up to the Highlands and visited Ingonish Beach which our kids loved! And we all loved the views as we drove there-the Cabot Trail is a must if you're coming to stay. Another day we traveled on the other side of Cape Breton, to Mabou, to show our children where their Great Grandmother grew up. But Baddeck itself has a quaint downtown to explore-artsy shops, coffee/tea store, ice cream, and a few restaurants to dine at. But going on the Amoeba sailboat was a definite highlight. The crew gave a detailed history of Baddeck, and sailed us by a pair of Bald Eagles who were awaiting the fish the Captain threw out to them.

We've taken our family to Disney World, to resorts, a cruise, but this vacation "was our favorite"-out of the mouths of babes. Our 13 year old loved riding his mountain bike around the area, and waking up early to fish. The kind-hearted and generous landscaper, Tony, shared his favorite fishing spot with our son, and he was eager to go there! While there, he bumped into Tony who not only shared the fishing spot, but also, several filets of mackerel from his "catch of the day"! We found this generosity and kindness typical with all of the Canadians we met and chatted with during our stay. It's another reason why we will definitely return. And when we do, we hope we can stay at the Fagan's beautiful homestead again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our cottages as much as we do! We are finding that more and more of our families are mountain biking of which there is an abundance of old roads to explore on. Tony "Our Caretaker" is the man to know if you want to catch fish, just be prepared to get up bright and early!! Thank you for your review and we hope so much that you will come again!!! Sincerely, Jamie and Katie
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time traveling to Nova Scotia and we had an amazing time. The cottages were perfect for our group. We had two adults and a baby in the main cottage, and one adult in another. We enjoyed cooking many meals together, and loved sitting on the deck reading and taking in the view. It was nice to have Baddeck just a 10 min or so drive away. It was a great central location for exploring spots on the Cabot trail. We also loved taking the ferry in Baddeck over to the island and walking, hanging out by the lighthouse, and enjoying the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna, We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience at our cottages! We love being there and it warms our hearts that other families enjoy it as well!! We hope you will tell your friends as well as come back again!! Best, Jamie and Katie
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Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write this review for some time to let others know about this wonderful vacation spot. My husband and I spent a week here in August, 2016 with two other couples and we found it the perfect base for exploring Cape Breton Island. The setting is very private and peaceful, with spectacular views of the lake. The cottages are beautiful and really comfortable; everything you need and more. The main cottage was a terrific gathering space with a well stocked kitchen and comfortable living room and dining room. It was also ideal for us to be able to spread out among the three cottages for a little privacy at nighttime or whenever. The deck is another great space to enjoy meals and relaxation, although we did have some problems with biting insects. The owners, Katie and Jamie, were great to work with, both during the booking process and while we were on Cape Breton. They were there the same week we were, in a separate cottage down the hill. They were friendly and had helpful suggestions on restaurants, puffin tours, etc., but were never intrusive. The town of Baddeck is a great base for exploring Cape Breton Island, with nice restaurants and shops and easy access to the rest of Cape Breton Island. We can recommend this property without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful welcoming location!

  • 5 of 5

I was travelling with 7 other adults and this property couldn't have suited us better. All three cottages were clean and we felt right at home. Having the three separate living places everyone had their personal space. The view was breath taking. Katie and Jamie were wonderful to communicate with,response time was very quick. I would definitely rent their vacation rental again. 10 out of 10.

Thanks for the memories


  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stress just melts away!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful property in Big Harbour NS just outside of Baddeck. The views were magnificent and the cottages wonderful. Easy access to the town for supplies and within short driving distances of everything on the island you could want. Swam and fished each day. Weather was perfect for late summer.

Owners were very helpful in providing all information needed and more.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place in Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

This property turned out to be a perfect location for touring Cape Breton, very central and convenient with beautiful views of the lakes and just minutes to Baddeck when we needed a little "civilization." The four of us had way more than enough room, with two staying in the main house and two in the adjacent cottage, we didn't need the lower cottage but it too was very nice. The house is well-stocked with everything you need for cooking, trips to the beach and cleaning plus fun amenities like games and lots of books to fill the down times. The hammock on the deck got a lot of use too! The owners are very friendly and responsive and in fact were staying next door at their boat cottage while we were there. They really know the area and gave us plenty of tips for dining and things to do. The little town of Baddeck was great with several good restaurants, shopping, the excellent Alexander Graham Bell museum and several places to catch a performance of local, traditional music. Cape Breton is big and there are a ton of things to see and do, we hardly scratched the surface in our one week there, I guess we'll have to come back and stay in this amazing house again sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bell Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Car: necessary

This property is 5 minutes off of the Cabot Trail and 10 minutes to the center of Baddeck (Hub of The Cabot Trail).

For golfers it is 45 minutes from the now World famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliff's Golf Courses and 1 hour in the other direction, Highland Links.

You can enjoy yourself on our expansive deck overlooking The Brasdor Lakes or grab your mountain bike to explore the back roads of the area.

Make sure to go for a sail on the Schooner "Amoeba" in Baddeck which is one of the best adventures in town.

The Center of Celtic Colours is at The Gaelic College and just 10 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £372.15
Cleaning £74.43

To hold the reservation we require 50% of the rental rate. In addition we ask for a $500.00 refundable damage deposit. The damage deposit does not count towards the rent. It will be returned in full upon inspection of the property to ensure that there is no damage or missing items. We accept Canadian funds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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