Swallow’S Nest Farm Stay… a Special Place and Time
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wolfville farmhouse description
Swallow's Nest is located on a family farm with organic orchards, fields and animals. You'll be able to visit a working farm, but there'll be no chores to complete. You're on vacation!
Settled at end of quiet lane Swallow's Nest is a 5-minute walk from the main farmhouse. Two bathrooms, sauna, three bedrooms (king, queen, dorm with queens and a single). Swallows' Nest can privately accommodate 2 couples with the third communal bedroom for the 'kids'. This is an ideal location for a vacation with family and friends.
There's a lot to enjoy without leaving the property. You can walk to nearby attractions, or take short daytrips to dozens of destinations within a 30-kilometre radius.
We also welcome friendly, well mannered four-legged members of the family. Choosing Swallow's Nest for your vacation means there's no need for any separation anxiety for either kids or pets.
A farm stay is a special vacation for families with young children. We have three children of our own who can help your kids make a strong and lasting connection between food, farms and fun. If they like, visiting children will be able to collect eggs, visit the pigs or piglets, and take walks through the orchard and trails. We can also arrange a trip to harvest corn or another crop. Then your family can enjoy this 'just picked' food for lunch or supper. Now, that's fresh and knowing where food comes from.
Adults too may discover a farm activity to enjoy. There's nothing like the taste of an egg when you've brought it straight from the hen to the pot or a salad for supper when you've chosen your own greens!
There are two large ponds on the property. This and the organic nature of the surrounding environment makes a visit to Swallow's Nest an excellent bird and nature watching opportunity.
A calendar showing available dates for your stay can be viewed at the Taproot Farm-Stay “available dates” sub-page.
Keywords: farmstay, pet friendly, private, secluded, on an organic farm
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Considered
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View:
- Lake View
- Ice Skating
- Medical Services
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- The activities listed are either on the property or within 30 minutes.
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new family tradition
new family tradition
Swallows nest has become a family retreat tradition! I moved home to Nova Scotia with my husband last year and we have a 6 month old daughter. Our first trip to Swallow's Nest was when our little girl was 4 days old. We were back again in February and just celebrated Easter there. There are so many reasons why we plan to make trips to this house a part of our family tradition. The space is large enough for the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends (and our dog!). There is something to do for everyone. The grounds are beautiful for walking year-round and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming to their farm. This is not a conventional space- three beds and two sofas are in one large shared room (with dividers for some privacy). There are also two private bedrooms in addition to the large shared sleeping space. The Sauna is beautiful and there are two common-areas that are great for sitting around to talk, enjoy a fire, or play games. This is a true escape, a space where you can slow down and enjoy the people you are with. The house is also minutes away from main street Wolfville, which is a beautiful little university town with cafes, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. I can't say enough good things about this space. All the little details -- the house is very clean, the beds are made, there are plenty of towels and linens, all the cooking utensils you could need are there along with a huge fridge and fantastic and easy to use gas stove.
- Guest KCR-Halifax (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/23/11
- Review Submitted 04/28/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
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|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
All of our quoted rates are based on 4 guests/night. For any guests above 4 there will be an additional fee of $30/night/ guest plus 15% HST.
We accept payment through all major Credit Cards and PayPal. 50% deposit to be paid at the time of booking with remaining balance due 7 days prior to arrival.
- Tax Rate 15%
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Josh and Patricia are parents of three young children. They farm organically and run a successful 'Community Supported Agriculture' business. They live in a farmhouse that's a 5-minute walk from their farm stay rental property 'Swallow's Nest'.
Why the Owner Chose Wolfville:
This guest house has many artisanal features. It is nestled at the end of a quiet lane. There are wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxing with family and friends. There are many things to experience here without ever leaving the property and many other things to do within a short driving or biking distance.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
In today's fast-paced world many of us do not think too much about where our food comes from. At Swallow's Nest you will be able to re-connect with the practice and beauty of growing nutritious food. And, if you so choose, you'll be able to participate a little in the life of the farm.
- Primary: +1 9027900928 between 9 am - 8pm Atlantic Standard time
a piece of heaven
large fully equipped kitchen
dinning area with a wonderful view
can you hear the sing-a-longs now?
King size bed in Master Bedroom
A large room with comfortable communal bedding for up to 8 is great for kids!
area to relax , read a book or play games with the kids
This bathroom is a place to relax in the soaking tub or four person sauna.
Visit our fields and pick your own fresh veggies with hosts Josh & Izaak.
Meet our happy pigs! Animals here live in free range, natural surroundings.
So this is how carrots grow? Let me think about that!
Everyone loves a Hammock
The patio entrance in winter.
Lots of flatware and glassware for your dining pleasure.
This stone fireplace is only one of many artisanal features at Swallow's Nest.
Welcome to a special place and time. Entrance to the king size bedroom.
relaxing seating area in Master bedroom
more comfy beds
Living-play area upstairs has a library and lots of board games.
Your family can end its day with a sauna.
Fresh eggs anyone?
A walk at sunrise to the pond is a magical start to a day at Taproot.
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