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Historic Farm On 35 Acres 5 Minutes to Southampton & its beautiful sandy beaches

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3500 Square Foot Fully Renovated With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Sandy Lane Farm is a beautifully appointed historical property nestled in the privacy of 35 acres, and was previously run as a wedding venue.

The majority of the house (save for the kitchen) has soaring 12 foot ceilings with historic crown mouldings.

It features a gourmet kitchen with table that seats 12, along with a parlour with punched tin celings and a wood stove, a separate TV room. The farm has wrap around porches in both the front and the back of the house, with gorgeous views to the barn and fields, and a screened in porch off the kitchen for eating, games, or just relaxing. There are many beautiful places to rest and read books and beautiful gardens throughout.

It features a second floor where there are three bedrooms. The Lanktree room features an exposed brick wall and a Queen bed. The Willow Room looks over the willow tree with a Queen bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and claw foot tub. The Strawberry Patch has views over the fields with two single beds.

The third floor features a magnificent private master suite of 600 square feet, with a king bed, fireplace, balcony overlooking the front gardens and adjoining ensuite bathroom

More Details

Stephen and Heather Hunter
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Stephen and Heather Hunter

We fell in love with Southampton and this property in 2001, and took 4 years to lovingly restore this house, (and its barn) which was the first farmhouse in Southampton, to its original glory. We were awarded a historical plaque from the town which we proudly display on the front of the house.

Why Stephen and Heather Hunter chose Saugeen Shores

Southampton offers the traveler so many choices of things to do: there are 16 tennis courts in town, three golf courses within a five minute drive, and Lake Hurons gorgeous beaches. There are fabulous biking trails throughout the community and along Lake Huron. Denny's damn conservation area is a short walk down the hill from the property and is one of the most famous fishing places in Southern Ontario. Kayaking and canoeing is very popular on the Saugeen River. You might want to contact Thorncrest Outfitters, our neighbours down the hill, who specialize in excursions, and you need only walk down the hill to climb in a canoe or kayak! Southampton is famous for sunsets, and many gather at the flagpole in town each night to watch the sun set into Lake Huron. There is an active art community in Southampton with an art gallery and school. You are also 10 minutes from Sauble Beach, one of the longest and best beaches in Canada

You are also 5 minutes from Port Elgin, Southamptons sister city.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse will make you feel like you are going back in time, as the original elements of the home have been restored. The farm and property had everything that we wanted; proximity to town but with the ultimate in privacy. The property is a haven for wildlife, and you will see deer, wild turkeys and birds on a regular basis

The peacefulness and tranquility of this setting is truly amazing. Over the past 7 years the property hosted over 75 weddings. Couples chose the property for its privacy, nature, and photographic opportunities. You can google "weddings at Sandy Lane Farm" to view more pictures if you wish.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saugeen Shores in Bruce County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 on main floor - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 on second floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 on third floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms One on main floor Second with bath and shower on 2cd floor Third ensuite on 3rd floor with Master Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen Victoria Room - King Bed and ensuite bath with balcony Willow Room - Queen Bed and ensuite bath Lanktree Room - Queen Bed Strawberry Patch - Two Single Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Farm On 35 Acres 5 Minutes to Southampton & its beautiful sandy beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A peaceful retreat, minutes from everything...

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible week at this beautiful property. Heather and Stephen are wonderful hosts! They provided everything we needed...sheets, towels, pots & pans, dishes, tissues & toilet paper, dish soap & laundry detergent, etc. The kids loved playing the piano in the parlor and learning what a record player is! We had so much space to relax, both inside and out. The screened porch was a favorite spot with our group. We just left the house this morning and the kids are already begging to go back next year! Stephen and Heather, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Heather and Stephen were always very quick at responding to any questions we had. The house had more than enough room for our family of 8, including a fully stocked kitchen that had everything we needed for cooking all week for such a large group. The large property gave us lots of privacy but yet was still minutes away from town and beaches.

Len and Julie

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil bliss on a beautiful, large plot of land!

  • 5 of 5

Heather & Stephen are wonderful people and very responsive and pleasant to deal with. My wife and I had a great time at their beautiful property on a magnificent, large plot. It was extremely quiet without nearby neighbours or busy roads; but is still very close and convenient (~4 minute drive) to the local town which has spectacular beaches, great shops and good restaurants.

The property and house are very well-kept and have lots of wonderful character and charm. Plenty of amenities!

We would wake up in the mornings in our king bed to bird songs, and in the evenings we would spot deer in the field (wine in hand) with background sounds of the nearby river.

If you need a peaceful retreat from the city but still want somewhere that's conveniently located close to town, this is the spot! You really get the best of both worlds - serenity on the property, with plenty to see and do nearby.

As much as I'd like to keep this property a secret, I must highly recommend it.

Hoping to be back,

Angus & Sara

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Saugeen Golf Club
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Southampton Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saugeen Shores, Canada

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per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £580.71

A security deposit of $1000 is required at check in , and will returned on check out.
For stays less than 5 nights, a $225.00 cleaning fee is payable.
Rates quoted based on 6 people. Each additional person up to a maximum of 8 is an additional $40.00 Canadian per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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