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Relaxing & Rejuvenating Wildflower Cottage Along Scenic River; Near Town & Fundy

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Annapolis Royal cottage 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.
See our other Homeaway/VRBO property, An Artist's House at http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003023

Community Information:

This cottage is situated a three minute drive from Annapolis Royal, one Canada's oldest towns. A former dairy farm, the property has a walking trail through beautiful open pastures. Ospreys, eagles and hawks are a common sight as are deer, fox and various songbirds. When you look out the window above the kitchen sink, or sun porch and dining room, you'll view a classic and peaceful rural landscape; the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the subtle wonders of nature.

Nearby Areas of Interest and Attractions:

3 minutes to Annapolis Royal (grocery store/post office/gas, bank, restaurants, farmers' market, gardens, town pool and walking trail)
10 minutes to the Bay of Fundy and trails
15 minutes to lakes for swimming, canoeing and kayaking
Five minutes to Fort Anne or Port Royal National Historic Sites and National Park
20 minutes to Digby.
20-45 minutes to whale watching boats.
35 minutes to Kejimkujik National Park.
1 hour to Wolfville.
2 hours to Halifax.

Cyclists: It's a short bike ride to Annapolis Royal. I also keep a copy of Guide to Bicycling Annapolis County at the cottage. Bicycle rentals available in nearby Granville Ferry.

Canoists and kayakers: In addition to the Annapolis River, there are many lakes nearby. Kejimkujik National Park rents kayaks and canoes.

Close to: Bear River, Bridgetown, Parker's Cove, Greenwood.

Furnishings:

Pots/pans
Dinnerware, glasses, wine glasses
Eating & cooking utensils
Coffee Maker, blender, toaster
Baking dishes and bowls
Washer/Dryer/ironing board/iron
TV & DVD Player
Dining Room Table/chairs
heat/ceiling and floor fans
Comfortable Queen and twin beds and bedding
Dresser
Bath towels
Deck with seating and portable grill. Large front yard and pasture for picnicking.
Games
Books
Puzzles

INTERNET SERVICE: Bell Aliant with router for WiFi throughout cottage.

Keywords: cottage, rural, farmhouse, waterfront, waterview, tidal river, secluded, wooded, quiet, relaxing, nature, Monarch butterflies, gardens, Annapolis Royal, historic barn

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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 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

              • Learn more about this and another HomeAway vacation rental at the owner's website: http://artistshousenovascotia.com...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              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

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • 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

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Spring 2015
              Apr 5 - May 9, 2015
              3 night min stay
              C$150
              C$850
              Spring 2015
              May 10 - Jun 13, 2015
              4 night min stay
              C$150
              C$900
              Summer 2015
              Jun 14 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              C$975

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Fall 2015
              Aug 30 - Nov 29, 2015
              4 night min stay
              C$150
              C$875

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
              • Pet Fee C$50
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Half your rental fee is due when placing your reservation. Once your deposit is received your reservation will be confirmed. To maintain the reservation, the full amount of the rent and a returnable $100 damage deposit must be received 45 days

              prior to the date of occupancy.


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              Last updated: 12/26/2014
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              Location

              120 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Stanfield International
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Ye Ole Pub, Bistro East
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Digby
              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: Refurbishing the Wildflower Cottage was a labor of love for me. My husband and I live on the other side of this waterfront property, though the cottage has its own private setting on 15 acres. The cottage and barn tell a unique story of the region's rich agricultural and architectural history. The views from the cottage say it all. Throughout the home, I focused on letting in the light and bringing out the cottage's unique farmhouse features. 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. I fell in love with Nova Scotia many years ago, and now feel so fortunate to be able to call this friendly and peaceful corner of the world my year round home.

              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

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              Photos

              • Wide open and spacious views await you!

                Wide open and spacious views await you!

              • Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

                Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

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

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

              • Large country kitchen with everything you need.

                Large country kitchen with everything you need.

              • Relax, unwind and enjoy.

                Relax, unwind and enjoy.

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

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

              • Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

                Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

              • Bedroom faces the gorgeous riverscape.

                Bedroom faces the gorgeous riverscape.

              • Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

                Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

              • Wildflowers, early September.

                Wildflowers, early September.

              • June lupines.

                June lupines.

              • A Dutch barn, 1870, graces the landscape.

                A Dutch barn, 1870, graces the landscape.

              • A lovely grove of majestic maple trees surrounds the cottage!

                A lovely grove of majestic maple trees surrounds the cottage!

              • Wildflower Cottage, a Monarch Watch site, surrounded by a palette of color.

                Wildflower Cottage, a Monarch Watch site, surrounded by a palette of color.

              • Enjoy your morning coffee or tea from the comfort and warmth of the sun porch.

                Enjoy your morning coffee or tea from the comfort and warmth of the sun porch.

              • Enjoy those home-cooked meals in the soft light of the dining area.

                Enjoy those home-cooked meals in the soft light of the dining area.

              • 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.

              • Front of downstairs bedroom.

                Front of downstairs bedroom.

              • Sleep peacefully in the cozy upstairs bedroom with an adjoining full bath.

                Sleep peacefully in the cozy upstairs bedroom with an adjoining full bath.

              • A new adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

                A new adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

              • View from the deck, early summer.

                View from the deck, early summer.

              • Picture-book perfect wildflower gardens right outside your door.

                Picture-book perfect wildflower gardens right outside your door.

              • Monarch butterfly on Joe Pye Weed.

                Monarch butterfly on Joe Pye Weed.

              • The quinessential country village of Granville Ferry.

                The quinessential country village of Granville Ferry.

              C$139 - C$150 per night (CAD)
              6

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 12 hours
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/26/2014
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