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Wildflower Cottage on 15 Private Acres; Stunning Views; Close to Annapolis Royal

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Wildflower Cottage: Freshly renovated, this Nova Scotia farmhouse cottage with old-fashioned charm, rests on a shaded hilltop in one of the most beautiful and pastoral areas of the Maritimes. Step out the front door to glorious open fields and woods, butterfly gardens, blueberry bushes and native wildflowers. Take in the magnificent, unobstructed view of the tidal Annapolis River-Basin and countryside. Savor the charms of this farm community, with its vegetable and fruit stands, vineyards, lively farmers' market, artists' shops and coffee hotspots. Enjoy the artful and vibrant Annapolis Royal just 3 minutes down the road. The cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, upstairs queen-size bedroom with adjoining full bathroom; and downstairs bedroom with twin beds and adjoining bathroom. The dining room seats 4. Comfortable furnishings, antiques and thoughtful artwork throughout. Wildflower Cottage also comes with a deck and chairs, a picnic table overlooking the hillside and river, and a portable gas grill. A perfect setting for couples, artists, small families or for an individual retreat.
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Keywords: cottage, rural, farmhouse, waterfront, waterview, tidal river, wooded, quiet, relaxing, nature, Monarch butterflies, gardens, Annapolis Royal, historic barn


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom adjoins full bathroom....moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom is next to full bathroom....moreless

  • Both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with warm bamboo shades to filter the light. The upstairs queen-sized bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining full bathroom with a dresser and storage closet. The downstairs bedroom is next to a full bathroom with a washer and drier. Excellent quality mattresses with toppers and nice bedding (and colors). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer and dryer in downstairs bathroom....moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Brand new bathroom with walk-in closet for storage....moreless

  • Spotless bathrooms; upstairs with new combination shower/tub. Both come with large mirrors, pedestal sinks, in-room heaters, plenty of fluffy towels, large closet/cupboards with additional supplies, including hair dryer, shampoos and conditioners, shower gel, soaps and body lotion. ...moreless

Other Amenities

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  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library:

    We have more than 25 DVD's for your enjoyment....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View:

    A beautiful ridge of forested hills in view of cottage....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Annapolis Royal is just a five-minute drive away....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The cottage rests on the owner's waterfront property with its own, spacious, private setting and stunning water view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet WiFi provider is Bell Aliant. At this time maximum download speed is around 3.5 mbs. LTE G4 and G3 are available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large, spacious lawn and gardens with picnic table and beach chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Portable grill for use on picnic table...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September 2015
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 3 - Oct 17, 2015
4 night min stay
Spring 2016
May 14 - Jun 17, 2016
5 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee C$50
  • Taxes Not included


A heating surcharge of $7/day applies during May and October.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ye Ole Pub, Bistro East
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club, The Digby Pines
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Halifax Train Station
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Compose, Bistro East, Sachsen Cafe
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mickey Hill

The Annapolis Royal area is that special kind of place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memory. Cradled within a land and seascape of serene natural beauty, the region rests in the palm of a long glacial valley severed by the Annapolis River and Tidal Basin. Buffered by two mountain ridges on the north and south, the land on either side of the river widens into a broad swath of salt marsh and cultivated earth. Over the North Mountain lies the Bay of Fundy and to the south, an expanse of lakes, a national park and protected wilderness areas. The region’s cultural hub, the town of Annapolis Royal, is one of the Maritimes most culturally diverse and welcoming communities. With its beautifully preserved historic and architectural legacy of Victorian, Georgian and Arts & Crafts homes, it is the perfect backdrop to the artistic energy emanating from the town’s waterfront shopping district, art galleries, farmers’ market, gardens and theatre. Recently named to the top 12 list of This Old House’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods,” Annapolis Royal also garnered praise by the CBC as one of the Maritimes top ten “most engaging and culturally dynamic communities.” Last year the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards lauded the town’s Historic Gardens as one of the “Top five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For.”

Things to see and do:

Wildflower Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities, which could include birding and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, bicycling and beachcombing. The Annapolis French Basin Marsh is great place for birding, particularly during migratory months. Whale watching tour boats in nearby Digby Neck will show you whales and other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat. The Shore Road is a beautiful drive winding along the Bay of Fundy coast and features three lighthouses, seven cobble beaches, five fishing wharves, and a seafood market at Parker's Cove. There are nearby provincial parks, nature preserves, and art galleries that you can visit. Kejimkujik National Park with many levels of hiking trails, is a 35-minute drive and offers canoe and kayak rentals. The O'Dell Museum, Sinclair Museum and North Hills Museum showcase local history. The area has two 18-hole golf courses. There are music concerts and films at King's Theatre, a chocolatier shop and a variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out. The Farmers' Market across from the Annapolis Wharf runs Weds. and Sats. all summer.

Other Activities:

Visit Upper Clements Adventure Park with 30 rides and a challenging wooded zip-line course or hike along the spectacular Delaps Cove Trail on the Bay of Fundy. Spend the day at nearby Raven Haven Beach. Take in an art workshop or coffeehouse evening at ArtsPlace, the region's public art gallery. Join a Candlelight Grave Tour at Fort Anne National Historic Park or meet the 'ghosts' at the Sinclair Museum.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I'm a photographer, writer, part-time painter and field naturalist. I fell in love with Nova Scotia many years ago, pulled up roots in New England and moved here permanently. The land and water scape, open skies and natural vistas replenish me every day. I feel so fortunate to be able to call this friendly and bucolic corner of the world my year round home. Hope you'll visit us soon!

Why the Owner Chose Annapolis Royal:
Sharing this beautiful cottage with guests is a labor of love for me. My husband and I live on the other side of this large waterfront property, though the cottage has its own private setting on 15 acres. Native wildflowers, mature maple, mountain ash and conifers surround the cottage. The views from the cottage evoke a classic landscape painting. Simply stunning. There's a beautiful river and marsh walk right near the cottage that tells a fascinating story of the region's rich agricultural and architectural history. Throughout the cottage, I focus on letting in the light and bringing out its unique farmhouse features. Local art and pottery grace the walls. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is roomy and well-stocked. In short, Wildflower Cottage is a charmer! We also own a beautiful 1822 shipwright's house and vacation rental called An Artists' House just down the road (see HA 3003023 or VRB0 3003023ha). Maintaining and caring for these historic agricultural properties and sharing them with folks that travel to our beautiful and preservation-minded, rural community is a passion of mine.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Great location to town, outdoor activities, restaurants and parks; very comfortable seating; whimsical, artistic touches throughout; well-equipped kitchen, a wonderful place to photograph and paint, Certified Monarch Waystation, very private, gorgeous view with an amazing historic barn crowning the landscape.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Relax and restore at Wildflower Cottage.

    Relax and restore at Wildflower Cottage.

  • Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

    Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

  • Large country kitchen with everything you need.

    Large country kitchen with everything you need.

  • Watch a movie, enjoy the free Wifi, or curl up with a good book.

    Watch a movie, enjoy the free Wifi, or curl up with a good book.

  • Roomy, downstairs bedroom with colorful quilts and very comfy mattress toppers.

    Roomy, downstairs bedroom with colorful quilts and very comfy mattress toppers.

  • Rest and restore -  Spacious upstairs bedroom with quality bedding

    Rest and restore - Spacious upstairs bedroom with quality bedding

  • Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

    Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

  • View from the deck, early summer.

    View from the deck, early summer.

  • Wildflowers, early September.

    Wildflowers, early September.

  • Another gorgeous view of the front yard!

    Another gorgeous view of the front yard!

  • Wide open and spacious views await you!

    Wide open and spacious views await you!

  • Take in the pastel skies and changing landscape of late spring.

    Take in the pastel skies and changing landscape of late spring.

  • Enjoy your homecooked meals in the bright and comfortable dining room.

    Enjoy your homecooked meals in the bright and comfortable dining room.

  • Kitchen with pantry and lots of storage space.

    Kitchen with pantry and lots of storage space.

  • Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

    Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

  • Upstairs bedroom looks out on large open meadow and river.

    Upstairs bedroom looks out on large open meadow and river.

  • Adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

    Adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

  • View from the cottage.

    View from the cottage.

  • Property to the west.

    Property to the west.

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