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Cosy Woodpecker Cottage - a Brand New 2 Bedroom Raspberry Red Cottage!

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you’re looking for Salt Spring Island Accommodation we’d be delighted to have you stay with us at Cosy Woodpecker Cottage B&B. We’re located 5km north of Ganges in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Cosy Woodpecker Cottage is a brand new 2 bedroom raspberry red cottage with great views over the property. It’s completely self contained and fully equipped with two gorgeous bedrooms, sitting room with wrap-around sofa, wood-burning stove, a soothing bathroom with ‘zen’ soaker tub, 30ft wide covered deck and more. All for you to stretch out, relax and enjoy your stay here on beautiful, tranquil Salt Spring Island.

The cottage is nestled at the edge of a woodland of arbutus and fir. Guests are welcome to explore the property - 5 acres of mixed natural woodland with a beautiful rocky ridge that you can climb in search of peace, wildlife or the old camping platform! Two acres have been cleared and fenced which provides a delicious harvest of fruits, berries and vegetables as we love to grow as much of our own food as we can. Sunny, light and spacious, with herbs, strawberries and raspberries right outside your front door - just help yourselves!

Breakfast: More than a holiday cottage, we also provide local, homemade and organic (where possible) breakfast materials which you prepare yourself in our fully equipped kitchen. Example breakfasts include eggs from Ragged Azz Ranch, bread from Penny’s Pantry, fresh home-picked berries (eg. strawberries, tayberries, blackberries), organic pancake mix and more. AND coffee from awesome local boutique coffee roasting company Mount Maxwell Roasting!

Nature: The property is also a haven for the birds and bees. There are 5 different types of woodpecker, 2 types of hummingbirds and a host of other birds and animals including owls, the gorgeous mini Pacific Tree Frog and more. On sunny days it’s always fun to see how many different types of bee you can find on almost any flowering plant. Click here to learn more about nature on Salt Spring Island.

Come to explore everything that Salt Spring Island has to offer. Whether it’s a fun weekend getaway, a break with the kids, a chance to unwind or a longer stay we are happy to recommend things to do, places to eat and sights to see. Some of our visitors are looking to move here, we’ve had people come on honeymoon, writing retreats, to attend a course – and we’re popular as a first getaway with your baby too!

And winter is a great time to relax: Not only will you get great pricing and special offers, but Salt Spring has many great winter events like our huge November Book Sale , fabulous Christmas Craft Fairs, Seedy Saturday in February and more. Or just come and curl up and read a good book snuggled and toasty warm in front of the wood-stove.

Whatever your plans, we would love you to choose Cosy Woodpecker Cottage as your Salt Spring Island Accommodation!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • The Red Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • The Blue Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Lounge Sofa Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sofa Bed...moreless

  • 2 queen bedrooms and a queen sofa bed in the lounge if required

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Luxurious tiled bathroom with soaker tub.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Situated on a private 5 acre property with woodland and garden....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table with available additional leaf to seat up to 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with granite, farmhouse sink and tile backsplash...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    30 foot covered deck with large table, chairs and 2 loungers....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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5 night min stay
C$225
C$1,350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We have a minimum 5 night stay and great rates for longer stays/retreats (just ask!).

Pricing is for the entire cottage accommodating 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

Maximum occupancy is 6 people (sofabed available on request).

Please contact us to enquire about reduced rates for 1-2 person stays and bookings for October 2014 and beyond.

Check in time: 3 pm to 6 pm

Check out time: by 10.30am


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Salt Spring Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vesuvius
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club
Ganges
Nearest Train
Ganges
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ganges
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Walkers Hook

Car: Recommended

The cottage is nestled at the edge of a woodland of arbutus and fir. Guests are welcome to explore the property - 5 acres of mixed natural woodland with a beautiful rocky ridge that you can climb in search of peace, wildlife or the old camping platform! Two acres have been cleared and fenced which provides a delicious harvest of fruits, berries and vegetables as we love to grow as much of our own food as we can. Sunny, light and spacious, with herbs, strawberries and raspberries right outside your front door - just help yourselves!

The property is also a haven for the birds and bees. There are 5 different types of woodpecker, 2 types of hummingbirds and a host of other birds and animals including owls, the gorgeous mini Pacific Tree Frog and more. On sunny days it’s always fun to see how many different types of bee you can find on almost any flowering plant.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Well, we’re originally from England. Duncan is a ‘Northerner’ from Manchester and Emma is from The New Forest in the South of England. We both went to university, graduated, went to work for big companies, moved around a bit and then met at work in 1997. We got married in 2002, moved from suburbia to a commuter town and traveled (1.5 hours each way) to work in the City of London, England every day for 5 years. After years of dealing with the long commute, unreliable transport system, busy city and giving our lives to our jobs we decided to move to Vancouver, Canada – for a better quality of life. Well, it was the same trap. I started a business (Simplicity Life Coaching Ltd.) and Duncan went back to work. The commute may have been less, and for me at least – the work more meaningful – but somehow this STILL wasn’t it. We still never seemed to have enough TIME. We wanted more space, more peace and quiet, more nature, more community, more fun and more time to do what we love. And so we visited Salt Spring Island for a long weekend in February in 2006. There was rain, snow and a windstorm that knocked the power out (which meant we had no water – the B&B had an electric-powered well), and that was it – we fell in love with Salt Spring. It was that weekend that we began our move to Salt Spring – even if only in our heads. Several visits to Salt Spring later, we bought 5 acres with a vacation cottage on it (now our home) in April 2007 and moved to Salt Spring full-time in May 2008. Since moving to Salt Spring we have been busy renovating our home, we have built and finished the Cosy Woodpecker Cottage, pulled out lots of invasive brambles, thistles and broom, grown lots of food and got involved in the community, as well as running our own businesses. So, now after several years on Salt Spring Island we’re finally very happy to be launching Cosy Woodpecker Cottage B&B!

Why the Owner Chose Ganges:
We visited Salt Spring Island for a long weekend in February in 2006. There was rain, snow and a windstorm that knocked the power out (which meant we had no water – the B&B had an electric-powered well), and that was it – we fell in love with Salt Spring. It was that weekend that we began our move to Salt Spring – even if only in our heads. Several visits to Salt Spring later, we bought 5 acres with a vacation cottage on it (now our home) in April 2007 and moved to Salt Spring full-time in May 2008.


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Photos

  • The Cosy Red Bedroom

    The Cosy Red Bedroom

  • Relax in the soaker tub with toiletries from Salt Spring Soapworks.

    Relax in the soaker tub with toiletries from Salt Spring Soapworks.

  • A place to eat, or maybe even have a games night.

    A place to eat, or maybe even have a games night.

  • Which Door Will You Choose?

    Which Door Will You Choose?

  • Follow the path!

    Follow the path!

  • The Relaxing Blue Bedroom

    The Relaxing Blue Bedroom

  • Relax and Unwind in the Living Room

    Relax and Unwind in the Living Room

  • A place to eat, or maybe even have a games night.

    A place to eat, or maybe even have a games night.

  • Go Alfresco on the Deck

    Go Alfresco on the Deck

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