If you are coming to this beautiful part of Eastern Canada for the first time or returning "home" to visit loved ones, this character-filled home makes a great base. The ferry to PEI and all the summer music festivals is 15 minutes away. Halifax International Airport is 1 hr 15 minutes direct from the house and the causeway to world famous Cape Breton is an hours drive. The home itself is situated on a lush peninsula within walking distance to the nearest fishing harbour and 15 minutes drive to Melmerby Beach, one of the province's most beautiful. It is open and sunny with a large living room and dining room as well as 2 bedrooms on the main level. Built in the early 1700's, it's a mix of modern and historic with a new kitchen and 2 baths. It has retained the original wood floors and fireplaces as well as a ship ladder staircase to the second level and a 3rd spacious bedroom. Three outside decks complete the picture providing unforgettable views of the rolling countryside. The house is comfortably furnished and contains many interesting pieces of art and textiles from the Maritimes and Quebec. It sits on two landscaped acres with a privacy which encourages visits from local wildlife including deer, pheasant, foxes, etc. It is not uncommon to see the deer grazing right beside the decks in the morning. In the evening you may want to take in a musical event at the Pictou Art's Centre or just sit out and enjoy the stars and night sounds. The Owners warmly welcome you to enjoy the area while staying in their very special home.
Security or Damage Deposit
No security/damage deposit is required.
Pet Policy, Deposit and Fees
Pets are allowed.
Size limits: Small - up to 7 kilograms (15 pounds)
A guest must request this optional service.
Maximum allowed: One Pet
NOTE: Persons traveling with and requiring a Service Animal have special rights and must be granted access regardless.
Cleaning on Departure
A fee is charged for Cleaning on Departure
One-time fee of 100.00 CAD for stays of any number of nights or occupants.
If the guest leaves the property clean, a partial or full rebate of the cleaning fee may apply.
Parking is free.
Waterfront and/or Beach
Property is near water.
Northumberland Strait ocean is a 15 minute drive/taxi from the property. There is no beach. There is no dock, moorage or float anchor.
The nearest large beach is the provincial beach called Melberby. It is a large sandy beach with a large, clean change room and washrooms. There is a fishing harbour near the house which you can walk to in approximately 10 minutes. It is not used for swimming but is interesting to walk along. Fishing boats do dock there daily and fresh fish can be purchased if you arrive at the right time.