Family friendly, child safe! 70 minutes from Toronto on a quiet private road. All the luxuries of home (with excellent wifi), but with the ease & relaxation of cottage life. Bedding & bathroom towels are just some of the amenities included, we try to take care of all the little details so you can come, un-pack and cottage!
Lakefield Cottage is situated on maintained grassy, level land (almost an acre in size) with no stairs needed to get to the clear, weed-free, sandy (great sand), gradual entry, crystal clear water. A Primrose Lake location (Trent-waterway system) provides sheltered swimming and ample boat protection behind an island and large rock shoals. Explore the shoals with snorkels and try a hand at excellent local bass fishing (many bass live under our dock). At the end of a side road off Hwy 29, you will find the Lakefield Cottage located half way along a private road surrounded by mature sugar maple trees and hedging. We do have neighbours but you cannot directly see them because of hedging and strategic building locations. A quick 5 minuted drive or boat ride away brings you to town for LCBO, groceries, fantastic local restaurants, and Kawartha Dairy Ice-cream.
This ranch style, year-round, cottage faces East for beautiful sunrises off the dock and is nestled in a nice quiet bay of family cottages and seasonal homes. Parents of young children or those who find rocky or hilly terrain challenging appreciate the gentle and rock-free land with easy water access. The gently sloping, sand beach, beside the 40’ long x 6’ wide cedar wood dock, is a perfectly shaded spot for afternoon swims or splashing. The very well maintained, private cottage road has private woods and grassy fields offering privacy and an ideal area for walking, hiking, jogging and biking. We rarely have a pothole on the road, it is meticulously maintained by a resident of the road. A packed sand and gravel driveway leads to a cement-parking pad and offers ample parking and easy access to the cottage making loading and unloading a breeze!
The cottage is approximately 1500 square feet. There are 3 bedrooms in total. On the main floor you will find two bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a pillow top King size bed with double closet, TV, private deck access, and faces the water. Bedroom Two has one Queen size bed with double closet (and is the darkest for daytime naps). Upstairs is a HUGE bedroom with 50" TV & DVD, 2 Double beds, a bunk bed (single over double) AND a Disco Ball.
The spacious main floor, four piece, washroom is tiled for convenience and cleanliness (separate shower, bath tub, toilet, and vanity). The laundry room provides a front load washer and dryer or choose the huge clothes line. The custom Maple kitchen is huge with a dishwasher, glass cook top stove, microwave, stainless steel fridge, gas BBQ and every cooking necessity imaginable. The dining area and open concept living room with 2 couches and multiple bean bags make for cozy nights. The exterior is board and batten. The interior walls are drywall with Maple floors throughout. Large windows and a large ceiling fans help to circulate the air and keep the cottage comfortable in the summer and winer. Water supply is drawn from the lake and purified by a UV water filtration system, there is also a water cooler in the kitchen.
The kitchen area includes a huge 18 foot long counter with a stainless steel sink, maple cupboards, a new refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. Two skylights in the living room provide wonderful natural light as does the French doors leading to the kitchen deck and patio table.
The nice sized living area has picture windows with a view of the deck and lakefront beyond. Also included are a large flat screen TV with Apple TV (you need an Apple TV Account), DVD/Blu-ray Player, and a wii unit. The TV in the upstairs bedroom also has an HDMI port.
Appliances and electronics include fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, TV and DVD players.
There are several marina's in the area for boat rentals.
Primrose Lake is a clean, healthy lake located just outside of Lakefield approximately 10 minutes North Peterborough. The fishing and swimming are excellent. The lake contains small and large mouth bass (guarantee a catch off the dock) walleye, and some carp. The depth is about 15 feet on average and as much as 20 feet deep in some spots. There are two islands (Big and Small), one protects our beachfront and the other is fun to explore. There is no marina on our section of the water but there is a boat launch if you have a motorboat. We frequently see deer, heron, ducks, loons, beaver and turtles. The closest towns are Lakefield, Bridgenorth and Peterborough.
Outside you will find a pool table and piano in the garage, a HUGE bonfire pit down by the water, croquet, ladder ball, and a King size hammock at the waters edge. There are also 3 kayaks for you to enjoy as well as other water toys and floats.
We aim to make you cottage stay as easy and convenient as possible.