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Luxuriously Appointed Cosy Cottage in the Heart of Whale Watching Country

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on Digby Neck, The Gardener's Cottage lies in the tranquil village of Little River between Digby and Long/Briar Islands. Our home enjoys an elevated position with views of the ocean at St Mary's Bay to the South/East. This turn of the century home has been beautifully renovated and includes a large oak dining Kitchen, spacious Living area, contemporary Bathroom, generous Master Bedroom, 2nd bedroom and extensive Deck with stunning views. Imagine relaxing on your deck enjoying pre-dinner drinks and taking in the scenery - Truly Wonderful!!
We're easy to get to; Halifax International Airport is only 168 miles away and the Bay Ferry terminal in Digby is less than a 30 minute drive.
All towels and linens are provided and our Cottage is equipped with everything you need to make your holiday memorable and enjoyable.

Please note that The Cottage has two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom with a large queen double and a separate twin. A blow up mattress is available to accommodate 2.


Whale Watching: Digby Neck is arguably the Whale Watching Capital of the World and guests to The Gardener's Cottage are spoilt for choice when it comes to Whale watching operators. The exciting Ocean Exploration Zodiac Whale Cruises, www.oceanexplorations.ca, describe themselves as 'Nova Scotia's most exciting and popular whale/sea bird cruises!' As repeat customers of Ocean Explorations we can vouch for their excellence and the Zodiac ride on it's own is a worthwhile experience. Tom Goodwin the Tour Director is a Marine Biologist and his knowledge and experience further enhance the enjoyment of your Whale watching Trip. There are of course other operators who depart from within a few miles of The Gardener's Cottage and whilst the boat ride may not be as 'fast and furious, the sheer magnificence of these wonderful marine mammals is not diminished.

The Town of Digby: The town of Digby is 20 miles or so from The Gardener's Cottage and is situated on the picturesque shores of The Annapolis Basin. Digby has a population of 2,311 and has a wonderful, quiet, tranquil feel to it. Residents are extremely friendly and welcoming and you'll enjoy visiting the many restaurants, cafes and shops. The Harbour is home to a working fishing fleet and Digby is famous, rightly so, for the delicious scallops harvested from the clean and clear local waters. Visitors to The Gardener's Cottage should make it a priority to try some Digby Scallops in one of the many local restaurants who are expert in preparing Scallop dishes.
In 1997 Canadian Living Magazine asked readers to nominate their home towns as the 'Best In Canada'. After reviewing all nominations the magazine announced Digby as the most romantic place in Canada!
We'll leave you to make up your own mind about that, but one thing's for sure, you'll enjoy a relaxing, energising break at The Gardener's Cottage.

Kejimkujik National Park: Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland park in Canada. Situated in the Maritimes this park is easily accessible to visitors of The Gardener's Cottage. Kejimkujik (or Keji for short!) features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and rolling landscape are home to a variety of wildlife and visitors may enjoy historic canoe routes including portages as well as many beautiful hiking trails.
Parks Canada say that Kejimkujik provides the best canoeing country in Nova Scotia. You don't have to be an experienced canoe handler to enjoy the quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers as guided canoe outings are given throughout the summer by park interpreters. This is also an ideal place for first time canoers or children to learn how to pilot these vessels.
Cyclists may use their own bikes or rent one and then enjoy the 5 multi purpose trails in the park. For those that prefer the security of their own two feet, Keji offers a trail for everyone.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • The Master Bedroom is very spacious and can easily accommodate a blow up or other temporary bed if required. Guest Comment - 'super comfy matresses' see reviews!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Modern Contemporary Bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • The bedrooms and bathroom are situated upstairs.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's are supplied....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is well equipped and you will find everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & pepper and certain basic herbs and spices are supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
£50
£349 £1,396
Summer Sun
Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2015
5 night min stay
£71
£499 £1,996
Lazy Late Summer
Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
£61
£429 £1,716
Autumn Colours
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
£50
£349 £1,396
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A 10% deposit will be taken at the time of booking. This confirms your booking.

The balance is due 8 weeks before your occupancy.

Payment via credit card accepted. Payment will be made in £Sterling (GBP).

The Gardener's Cottage will have been cleaned with fresh bedding and towels provided prior to your arrival.


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Location

168 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax International Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Digby
23 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Digby - St John
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
Digby Pines Resort
165 Miles
Nearest Train
Halifax - Via Rail
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
24 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Digby
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Little River is a quiet, picturesque, rural village situated on Digby Neck in The Bay Of Fundy, an historically and ecologically diverse natural habitat.The Bay of Fundy experiences the highest tides in the world providing an incredibly rich marine environment. A highlight of any visit to The Gardener's Cottage will be a Whale Watching trip. Many Whale Watching operators depart from within 2 miles of the cottage. Hump Back, Minke and the North Atlantic Right Whales are frequent visitors to the bay and even the mighty Blue Whale has been seen in the bay. Sea birds including Bald Eagles and Ospreys have also been seen in and around Digby Neck.

For those who enjoy Golf, Digby Pines Resort provides a course considered by many Golf Professionals to be amongst the most challenging in Canada. Less than 30 minutes drive it's as easy to get too as it is challenging to play. Why not give it a try

Other Activities: world class whale watching

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Peter, Vicki, Kath and Frank currently live in England and have enjoyed many visits to Canada over the years. The East Coast of Canada is not an obvious choice to some ... yet once you've seen the special beauty of this magical place, we're sure you'll see for yourselves why we love this place.

Why the Owner Chose Digby:
The Gardener's Cottage is a true gem. Sitting on an elevated plot, sea views to the front, open countryside around - in summary great views from the deck all around. Close enough to local amenities yet far enough away for peace and quite to aid the all important relaxation and recharge of the batteries! The Gardener's Cottage is a traditional cottage with all of the contemporary amenities that we all take for granted these days. Renovated thoroughly and tastefully you'll enjoy this traditional yet modern get away from it all holiday home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Whale watching can be accessed less than 2 miles from The Gardener's Cottage. Briar Island, a bird watchers paradise, is close by and with walks and trails easily accessible from The Cottage, you'll fall in love with this paradise as much as we have. the locals are friendly and helpful and a quick chat will soon get them sharing their secrets!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Gardener's Cottage

    The Gardener's Cottage

  • Relax in your spacious Living Room

    Relax in your spacious Living Room

  • Master Bedroom with 'super comfy' beds!

    Master Bedroom with 'super comfy' beds!

  • Little River from the Look Off!

    Little River from the Look Off!

  • Picturesque Fishing Harbour - Sandy Cove

    Picturesque Fishing Harbour - Sandy Cove

  • Check out the beach - Nova Scotia

    Check out the beach - Nova Scotia

  • Breath taking Nova Scotia

    Breath taking Nova Scotia

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    Boars head Light House - Tiverton

  • Light House - Brier Island - Nova Scotia

    Light House - Brier Island - Nova Scotia

  • Historic Church - Lunenburg - Nova Scotia

    Historic Church - Lunenburg - Nova Scotia

  • Whale Watching - Nova Scotia. WOW!!

    Whale Watching - Nova Scotia. WOW!!

  • Our Kitchen/Diner - For the Discerning Chef!

    Our Kitchen/Diner - For the Discerning Chef!

  • Watch TV, DVD or play games on your Flat Screen TV

    Watch TV, DVD or play games on your Flat Screen TV

  • Clean & Contemporary - Our Bathroom

    Clean & Contemporary - Our Bathroom

  • Nearby Peaceful Sandy Beach

    Nearby Peaceful Sandy Beach

  • The Majestic North Atlantic Right Whale

    The Majestic North Atlantic Right Whale

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    Not a cloud in the sky - Nova Scotia

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    Cabot Trail - Cape Bretton - Nova Scotia

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    Ferry from the USA arriving in Yarmouth

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    Huwie, Lewie & Dewie - Nova Scotia's Finest?

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    Fall in Kejimkujik National Park - Nova Scotia

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    The Amazing Balancing Rock - Tiverton Nova Scotia - How does it do that?

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/29/2015
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