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'Longview' is a very unique property...consisting of two separate buildings which offer togetherness & privacy, simultaneously. The main home & artist's studio cottage are surrounded by a split brook & nestled in a forest backed by a mountain view & fronted by the ocean. It is centrally located in the charming fishing village of Long Cove, on the famed Avalon Peninula (National Geographic Destination 2010) This small, friendly community has an authentic working outport harbour & is home to the original 'Three Jolly Fishermen', recognized world-wide as Newfoundland icons. Here is the opportunity to view the comings & goings of local fishermen, buy fresh fish & lobsters, see whales & view seasonal icebergs...all out your front door. The main house offers 1200 sq. ft of living space; 2 bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, 4 pce. bath, & open livingroom, all charmingly decorated in a nautical theme using local antiques. A 4th bed is located in the finished basement on a convertible sofa. An 800 sq. ft. covered deck with patio heater & outdoor lighting afford ample protected space to relax & breathe in the salt air in all weather conditions. Within steps, sits the 720 sq. ft artists' studio cottage, which features 14 ft. cathedral ceilings, a 4 pce. bath, bedroom & living room, encircled by glass railings, which provide unobstructed views of Trinity Bay & the renowned Seaview Hiking Trail. This exceptional property is perfectly located as a jumping off point for day trips to St. John's, Terra Nova National Park, Hearts Content, Trinity & Brigus..
Keywords: House plus bed/bath artist studio cottage
Firepit, horseshoe pit, wrap-around glass railed porches on both buildings, outdoor lobster pot cooker, outdoor sound system, heavy-duty patio heater. Local store with fresh produce/bakery & liquor store at bottom of the lane....moreless
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Unique artists' studio with halogen lighting, inspirational ocean views & 8 foot professional easel. Enjoy complete privacy with 2 entirely separate buildings just steps away.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Michael and I are retired professionals, and spend our time travelling between Ontario, Newfoundland and Florida with our 2 lucky dogs. Michael is a well known artist, who spends his time painting the endlessly beautiful Newfoundland landscapes, and selling them at the Peter Lewis gallery here in St. John's. I spend my time in Newfoundland, reading, baking, rug hooking and creating canvas floor mats.
As a child, I had the good fortune to spend my summers in Long Cove, where my ancestors first settled in the 1700's, a family of fishermen & master shipbuilders. Both the lure of the sea & the legendary warmth of the Newfoundlanders captured my heart early on, but the opportunity to become residents only presented itself, in 2007
Why the Owner Chose Norman's Cove: My family settled in Trinity Bay in the 1700's. where the Newhook's were renowned ship builders. I spent many summers growing up with my aunts, uncles and cousins, and when this property became available, we jumped at the opportunity.
The Unique Benefits at this House: A short stroll to the fisherman's wharf, will many times yield the chance to buy fresh fish or lobster. On the way home, stop in at the general store for a cold bottle of wine. Then enjoy the sunset from your chaise lounge on the back deck....priceless!