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Ragged Island Retreat is a newly constructed, modern prow-fronted cottage that takes full advantage of its ruggedly beautiful setting. Protected behind a stand of pines, the cottage has a view of sparkling waters and, at low tide, miles of golden sand banks.
The main floor consists of a well-designed, fully-equipped compact kitchen, open-concept living and dining room; downstairs guest bedroom with a queen size bed, 4–piece bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a queen size bed; a second guest room with a set of bunk beds and a loft seating area.
Floor to ceiling windows and a large deck complete with garden furniture and a BBQ, expands the living space outside. Breathe the sea air and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds the cottage. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the many moods of the Atlantic Ocean.
Utterly private, yet it is easily accessible from Lockeport, the cottage overlooks a pristine and beautiful expanse of water, islands and coves in an inner coastal bay. Use it as a base to explore the area – there are several long white sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive. Go clamming right by the house; walk to the many nearby swimming spots. Cross the inlet by kayak to the sandbar directly opposite the cottage and walk to the magnificent and secluded three mile long Black Head beach. There are 3 kayaks at the cottage - 2 singles and 1 double. Or, simply sit back and relax in your own little piece of Canadian wilderness!
$500 CDN Deposit per week and damage waiver fee due at booking. Booking is not confirmed until this has been received. Balance due 90 days prior to arrival. If initial booking date is with the 90 day cancellation policy period, full payment is due at time of booking. Payment by Email Transfer, Visa, MasterCard or personal cheque in Canadian Dollars.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ragged Island Retreat is located at the end of private road in the sparsely populated community of East Ragged Island. Overlooking the inner bay, the cottage has a thoughtfully filtered view of the pristine waters and sand bars beyond. This cottage is – just down the lane from other Sandy Lane listings: Glinrose Cottage; Southwest Breakers, Rockland Cottage and The Swim House.
15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.
Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby.
The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically take place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.
Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.
25 minutes away, Shelburne is the closest town to this cottage. A charming and historic town Shelburne is set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.
Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival, Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.
The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder’s Days take place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.
The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).