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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.
Lazy Late Summer Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Autumn Colours Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 4 night min stay
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The Gardener's Cottage will have been cleaned with fresh bedding and towels provided prior to your arrival.
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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
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!