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Breton Cove Farmhouse and Treasure Hideaway

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Last updated: 08/15/2014

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Breton Cove house description

Between Breton and Wreck Cove they say there's buried treasure. Use your Breton Cove Hideaway as a jumping off point for your own great treasure hunt.

Sample wild blueberries in fields with eagles flying overhead. Take a path to the beach smelling fresh mint in the woods. Hike down to the beach and you'll find myriad shells and rocks of many colors. About a km further south there's sandy beaches and caves and a fresh pond on one side. Watch for trout at dusk. Ask for clues for treasure holes!!
Return to the Hideaway and relax in a spacious living room with extended Douglas fir beams, 4 bedrooms sleeping 8, cozy stoves in dining and living rooms, a deck ... Even a ballfield across the Cabot Trail, for the young of heart and body next to the Gaelic Singers hall just across the Cabot Trail.
Enjoy a day pass at sister property Cabot Shores or an evening of entertainment great food. Then return for romance or an evening with your family.

Hiking the Highlands of Cape Breton from Skir Dhu: Do you like to hike off the beaten track?

Just go out the door at Breton Cove/Skir Dhu and there's great hiking and walking?

Go across the Cabot Trail and there's a trail with scenic vistas of the highlands, the Atlantic/St. Anne's Bay and the Bird Islands.

Go up the Trail to the National Park and you'll find countless trails including that for Walker Lake, Mt. Frenny and more.
Come back to Cabot Shores (8 miles south) for a great dinner.

Or go to Cabot Shores for a morning of complementary canoeing/kayaking on our lake and Indian Brook.

Explore The Cabot Trail and Have : Whether a whale watch, local shopping for souvenirs or doing a cultural/historical tour, you're right on the Cabot Trail at Skir Dhu.

Go up Cape Smokey from May-October for views and hikes.

Go down the Trail for Ceilidhs and kitchen parties.

Stay in the Farmhouse and relax, write, meditate, cook...good time with your family or mate or friends...


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef


      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only:

        not allowed inside building...moreless

      • Pets Considered
      • Smoking Allowed:

        smoking allowed otside...moreless

      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • The downstairs bath also has a washer and separate dryer.

      Other Amenities

          • 4 queens, 2 twins. Canoe. Breton Cove is a sister property to Cabot Shores Adventure and Retreat Center, about 8 miles south at Indian Brook. There a private catering service can be arranged, there's massage and other 'wellness offerings' as well as a childcare and recreation programs for different ages, according to the season....moreless


          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Piano
          • Pool Table
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            300 plus videos and dvds' at sister property, Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort...moreless


          • Adventure
          • Family


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Caves
          • Coin Laundry
          • Forests
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Mountain
          • Mountain View:

            of the Cape Breton Highlands; great hiking trail across the Cabot Trail...moreless

          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View:

            from our big field and upper level of Farmhouse especially during fall...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            ten minute hike and you walk along and above the ocean--great views of seals, dolphins and occasional whales; eagles; seabirds...moreless

          • Ski-In
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Ski Privileges Optional
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing

          Arrival Day

              • Flexible

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Yes, but at sister property: Cabot Shores at Indian Brook. Wireless internet available with your own pc for Breton Cove guests 24x7...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    with visible firebox...moreless


                  • Catering Available:

                    can cater from Bistro at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    all ...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    GE electric stove with oven...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven


                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Canoe
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


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                              $1200/week-$2800/week in peak season
                              A 4 bedroom homestead open all 4 seasons, this Breton Cove house has been restored with native wood and large windows facing south and east.
                              There are extensive fields and around 60 acres for hiking down to the ocean off the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.
                              It is close to Cape Smokey for winter skiing and snowboarding, and the property itself has access to areas excellent for snowshoeing and skating during winter; mountain biking and hiking during other seasons.
                              $1440/week through June
                              $2800/week for up to 12 people through October

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                              Owner info

                              About the owner: Dr. Paul and Barbara are the owners and hosts at the Breton Cove Farmhouse.

                              Why the Owner Chose Breton Cove:
                              The location appealed to us because it's 60 acres along the Atlantic and 120 acres in the Cape Breton Highlands. When we found the farmhouse, we were told to bury it or burn it and rebuilt on site. Dr. Paul choose a third alternative, to renovate with local spruce and hemlock and imported douglass fir beams... I n 2000, we renovated the farmhouse which was a 19th century homestead.working farm which had horses, chickens, pigs and huge gardens and a sawmill.. Dr. Paul walked the land re-created trails that the Urquehardt family. The house had been a place where midwives delivered babies and there wee many adopted children. It has since become a spot for travelers who enjoy hiking, swimming, boating, cultural activities such as music in the Gaelic Singers hall across the road

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                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss, Mi 'kmaq, Chinese

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                              • Breton Cove Hideaway

                                Breton Cove Hideaway

                              • Cozy Kitchen with Wood Burning Fireplace

                                Cozy Kitchen with Wood Burning Fireplace

                              • Breton Cove LIving Room Stove

                                Breton Cove LIving Room Stove

                              • Cape breton sunrise

                                Cape breton sunrise

                              • Irises on Treasure Peninsula-Breton Cove Pond

                                Irises on Treasure Peninsula-Breton Cove Pond

                              • Pet-friendly and kid-friendly living room

                                Pet-friendly and kid-friendly living room

                              • Living room with wood burning fireplace

                                Living room with wood burning fireplace

                              • Breton Cove Lower Bedroom 24x12.5'

                                Breton Cove Lower Bedroom 24x12.5'

                              • Breton Cove Stairs

                                Breton Cove Stairs

                              • Out on the Water

                                Out on the Water

                              • Kayaking at Sunset

                                Kayaking at Sunset

                              • Breton Cove Shoreline

                                Breton Cove Shoreline

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                              This listing was first published here in 2005.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014


                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              Contact owner for availability
                              Member since: 2005
                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss, Mi 'kmaq, Chinese
                              • Calendar last updated: 08/15/2014
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