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Enjoy The Quiet Of The Country!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Heidi's Place - A 2-bedroom Guest House Overlooking The Scenic Bideford River

Heidi's Place is a renovated hip-roofed pony barn and is located on the grounds of Hilltop Acres Bed and Breakfast. It is a 2-storey guest house with a queen bed in one room, a double bed in the second room and 1/2 bath in the loft.

At the foot of the wrap-around stairs is a full bath with tub and shower. The galley kitchen is equipped with a full sized refrigerator, 30" electric stove, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. The dining/living room has a table with 4 chairs, recliner, loveseat, rocker and 27" TV/DVD player. The guest house is completely constructed of pine boards in various designs.

The patio door in the living room faces east and opens onto a deck that overlooks the scenic Bideford River and Malpeque Bay, home of the world-famous Malpeque oyster. While relaxing on the deck or lawn swing, you can watch the beautiful sunrise over East Bideford and Lennox Island, the local Mi'kmaq community, or you can watch as the fisher's boats sail in with their days catch.

Linens, towels, dishes, glasses, pots and pans are provided. There is a telephone for incoming and local calls - a calling card is required for Long Distance usage. The television receiver is a satellite dish. We have a collection of movies on DVD, books, magazines and puzzles for your relaxing pleasure on your 'at home' days. Guests are welcome to relax on garden swings, in the screened gazebo of the B&B, or on the decks of the main house.

Within walking distance from the Bideford Parsonage Museum, historic residence of author L.M. Montgomery, and the school site where she taught, also the PEI Shellfish Museum.

2 kms to Kenny's Restaurant and Dairy Bar, the Ellerslie Elementary School, Ellerslie Legion and the Legion Soccer Field.

3 kms to the intersection of Confederation Cycling Trail at Rte. 133 and the Ellerslie Post Office.

4 kms from the Village of Tyne Valley which boasts a Liquor Store, Gas Station, Drug Store, Health Centre, Doctors, Convenience Store/Pizza Parlour/Café with ATM, Laundromat and Hairdresser, Tea Room and Craft Shop, Credit Union (Bank), Library, Post Office, 2 churches, Fire Hall with 10-pin bowling lanes, Community Sports Centre, The Landing Restaurant and Pub.

10 kms from Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and historic Yeo House, and Green Gable Alpaca Farm in Birch Hill.

1/2 hour to Summerside or Mill River Golf Courses.

1 Hour to North Cape, Confederation Bridge or Cavendish.

1 1/4 hour to Charlottetown.

2017 rates - 2 persons $120.00 Cdn. per night

4 persons $160.00 Cdn. per night

Minimum stay 3 nights

More Details

Janice or Wayne Trowsdale
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 August, 2017

About Janice or Wayne Trowsdale

We are Janice and Wayne Trowsdale and are both proud to have been born and brought up on Prince Edward Island!

Janice was brought up on the Millar family farm in Bideford, just 1 km down the road from Hilltop Acres. She attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and worked as an Office Secretary, Clerk, and Bookkeeper, retiring in October, 2012.

Wayne was brought up in Borden, where his Dad worked for the CN Railway and his Mom kept boarders. He is a sheet metal worker, school bus driver, carpenter, plumber and handyman - able to turn his hand to almost any task. He retired from his bus drivers job of 36 1/2 years in January, 2009.

Both of us love to welcome visitors to our home and love to share the rich heritage of this area. Both of us sing in the local Community Choir and enjoy music. We have enjoyed travelling around North America, having visited all 10 provinces and 36 of the 50 US states. We have also visited London, England and Norway. We are both Directors on the West Country Historical Society Inc., and volunteer at the Bideford Parsonage Museum, that is just down the road from our home. In 2006, we were recipients of TAIPEI Hospitality Award.

Janice or Wayne Trowsdale purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Janice or Wayne Trowsdale chose Prince Edward Island

We were married in 1963 and were living and working in Charlottetown. One year later, when we were visiting the Millar family farm on the weekend, we learned that the family who lived on this farm had moved to Toronto, and had put the farm up for sale. We came up to check out the house and property and fell in love with everything about it. As Janice's Dad was an active farmer and could always use more good farmland, he agreed to farm the land and so we gave up our jobs in Charlottetown and moved to Bideford. Of course, it was an added bonus that we were now only a short distance from Janice's family home. It is a move that we have never regretted!

What makes this cottage unique

Hilltop Acres was a 75-acre farm, purchased in 1964, where we have made our home and raised our family of three sons. As our boys were growing up, this building (Heidi's Place) was converted from a machine shed into a barn, to house the various animals that were raised here. While it was being constructed, Wayne thought that it had a great view of the river behind it, and that it would make a neat cottage some day. When our family was young, we raised ponies. Heidi was the first foal born on the farm in 1968, when our eldest son was only 1 year old. She was a favourite family pet and she and Wayne had a great understanding of each other. As the boys left home to pursue their own careers, we decided to offer our home to visitors who were looking for accommodations in a Bed and Breakfast. We received our first guests on July 1, 1991. When Heidi died just 1 month short of her 39th birthday in April, 2008, Wayne, who is a handyman and was coming up to retirement from his school bus-driving job, decided that he wanted to renovate the barn into a cottage/guest house. He completely gutted the interior, removed the old concrete floor, and drew plans for a 2-bedroom guest house. Even before the living room and kitchen were completed, family, friends and even guests were sleeping in the bedrooms upstairs. Heidi's Place officially opened in 2010.


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Ellerslie Legion
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Wood Islands
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Mill River Golf Course
Nearest Train
180 Kilometres
Moncton, NB
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
HWY #2 at Mt. Pleasant
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kenny's Restaurant, The Landing Oyster Bar and Pub
Nearest Ski
77 Kilometres
Brookvale Ski Park
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Green Park Provincial Park, Port Hill
Car: necessary

Our guest house is a renovated pony barn in the side yard of Hilltop Acres Bed & Breakfast and overlooks the scenic Bideford (formerly Goodwood) River.

We are just 600 yds. from the Designated Heritage Bideford Parsonage Museum where famed Canadian author L.M. Montgomery lived during her first year of teaching school. Each week during July and August, there is 'Wednesday Evening with L.M. Montgomery' held at the Museum with guest readers and speakers.

The PEI Shellfish Museum and Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Historic Yeo House are just minutes away.

Thursday night is Trivia at the Landing Oyster Bar and Pub in Tyne Valley, our neighbouring community. The Tyne Vally Oyster Festival is held each year on the first weekend of August, with delicious Oyster suppers served on Friday afternoon and evening (please check for the exact dates of the Festival). Last summer, the Tyne Valley Tea and Company opened in Tyne Valley with luncheon offerings and local art and crafts for sale.

Next door in Tyne Valley is Dillon's Convenience, where you can purchase pizzas, groceries, rent videos or sit down and have lunch in their cafe. At the rear of the building is a hairdressing shop.

We are just minutes from Green Gable Alpaca Farm where you can see the animals in their paddocks and purchase quality alpaca products in their Gift Shop.

You are also just minutes from the Arlington Orchards, where they host the Shriners Scarecrow Festival in support of Shriners Sick Kids Hospital. This is an annual event held the last Sunday in September. From mid August until mid October, you may pick your own fruit fresh from their trees.

You may watch as local fishers tong for oysters in the waters of the area, and you can purchase oysters fresh from Malpaque Bay at Leslie Hardy & Sons Oyster Grading and Packing plant in East Bideford.

Also, you are within 20 minutes drive to Island Traditions Store where you can watch the workers weaving with wood, to create beautiful baskets of various shapes and sizes for any purpose.

As you can see, there is lots to see and do in this area of our beautiful province!

Other attractions within 1/2 hours travel are -

The Canadian Potato Museum and Gift Shop, O'Leary

The Quilt Gallery with the largest selection of quilts and fabrics on PEI, in O'Leary

Milligan's Wharf Fish & Chips on the Wharf

Indian Art and Craft of North America, Lennox Island

Lennox Island Eco-Tourism Centre

The Bottle House and Gift Shop, Cape Egmont

Wyatt Art and Heritage Cultural Museum, Summerside

Bishop Machine Shop, Summerside

International Fox Museum and Hall of Fame, Summerside

Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside

Eptek Arts and Culture Centre, Summerside


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ellerslie in Prince County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , With vanity sink and cabinet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , With pedestal sink
  • Both Bathrooms have hard surface floor covering. Bath with tub/shower has bath mat and venetian window blind. All towels, soaps, shampoos, etc. are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Window faces north and overlooks farm field and to the river
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Window faces west and looks out on decks and gazebo of B&B
  • There are 2 bedrooms and a 1/2 bath on the second floor of our guest house. The walls and ceiling are built of pine boards and the floor is click flooring with mats. There are blinds on the windows. Bedding and towels are supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
There is a photo album showing the restoration from a barn into this cozy guest house. Hosts will share captivating stories about Heidi and her amazing intelligence. A guest book containing comments from previous guests attests to their enjoyment here in Heidi's Place. Heidi and her mother, DeeDee rest peacefully on the grounds of the property.


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Enjoy The Quiet Of The Country!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Very quiet place

  • 5 of 5

Great place, clean quiet central

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was so nice to meet you and your husband, along with your very well-behaved and mannerly sons. It was our pleasure to have you stay here in our Guest House. Everything was left in perfect order and we do appreciate your caring for our property as if it was your own.
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Charmante maison

  • 4 of 5

L'hospitalité de nos hôtes vaut 5 étoiles et plus. L'endroit est charmant et un peu à l'écart. Le seul point négatif est un manque d'équipement pour nous permettre de bien cuisiner (nous avions loué la maisonnette pour une semaine). Nous recommandons l'endroit avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Heidi"s place,

Peace and harmony, providing all the necessities and comforts of home in a relaxed environment. The owners are very hospitable and welcoming from your arrival to departure. They can provide extensive knowledge of the area if needed to support you on your vacation travels.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Heidi's Place. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our Guest House, and to our historic community of Bideford. Our goal was to construct a comfortable 'Home away from Home' for visiting family and guests. Thank you for your positive comments, and we hope that we may have the pleasure of having you return for another visit some day.
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PEI Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after an extended weekend on Prince Edward Island and I must say we have found a new favorite spot on the island. We stayed in the Guest House which is a newly converted Pony Barn so everything was super new and clean. The attention to detail as they renovated is impeccable. Even down to the design of the pine board on the walls mimicking the design of old school house walls. An amazing wrap staircase bring you upstairs to the second floor where there are two bedrooms and a 1/2 bath. They have stocked the guest house with just about anything and everything you will need for your stay. If you can't find it, the hosts are more than willing to lend a hand. Wayne graciously gives you a tour about the town and down to the Bideford Parsonage Museum never once making you feel as if you are taking up his valuable time. His wife, Janice also gladly takes guests through the museum (located near to their home) while also always greeting you with a smile, willing to hear about your day and generously offering up homemade muffins in the morning soon after our coffee had perked. We all just adored our stay here - this is definitely on our "favorites" list for PEI now!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Heidi's Place. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our Guest House, and to share with you some of the notable history of our community of Bideford. Our goal was to construct a unique and comfortable 'Home away from Home' for family and guests. Thank you for your positive comments, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of having you return for another visit.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ellerslie, Canada

Rental Basis:
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2017 Season
15 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

For parties of less than 4 persons, please contact us and we will provide you with our discounted rates.

Our cancellation policy is no charge if cancellation is received 2 or more weeks prior to the reservation date. Between 2 weeks and 1 day, there will be a $25.00 booking fee. For a "no-show", there will be a charge of 50% of the cost of the total booking.

We require a valid credit card number with expiration date and CSV number to hold your reservation.
For a stay of 7 nights or less, payment is due in full upon your arrival.
For a stay of more than 7 nights, a $200.00 deposit will be processed to hold your reservation, with the balance to be paid in full upon your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.