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Breton Cove Farmhouse and Treasure Hideaway

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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...

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef


      • Smoking Allowed:

        smoking allowed otside...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only:

        not allowed inside building...moreless

      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


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

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


          • Family
          • Adventure


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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Laundromat

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Mountain View:

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

          • 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
          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean

          sports and adventure activities

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

          Arrival Day

              • Flexible

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Broadband Access
                      • 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

                      • Computer Available
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Firewood
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wood Stove:

                        with visible firebox...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • PC
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Restaurant Guide

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Catering Available:

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

                          • Kitchen:

                            GE electric stove with oven...moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            with freezer above...moreless

                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave


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

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard

                          Pool / Spa



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                              $1200/week-$2800/week in peak seasonA 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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                              Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                              Car: Necessary

                              The Breton Cove Hideaway is on the Cabot Trail. You'll find us the right side of the road as you head north towards Ingonish, 23k north of the Englishtown ferry, on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton. Opposite us is the Gaelic Singers Hall and Community center, with a ballfield, dugouts and a field suitable for soccer, frisbee, baseball...

                              You can explore mountain trails, beautiful fields, and a gentle sloping forest leading down to a small pond and also to a beach on the Atlantic. You can walk south from beach to beach, finding sandy and rocky beaches and the famous Black Rock (Skir Dhu in Gaelic), where one time fishing boats were tied.

                              Other Activities: snowshoeing, native crafts, basketball, soccer


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

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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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 & Wood Stove

                                Breton Cove Living Room & Wood 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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                              Date last modified - Thursday, September 18, 2014


                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
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                              +1 9029292584

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