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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres

Grey Highlands, ON, Canada
  • Farmhouse3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Highland Creek Farm is a newly renovated century farmhouse, ideal for a family or two.

The farmhouse is beautifully and privately situated on 100 acres consisting of open fields, surrounded by 13 acres of hardwood maple forest, and 20 acres of cedar forest, with a small creek running across the property. The property enjoys wonderful vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Highland Creek Farm is perfect for family getaways, swimming in the large saltwater pool, a weekend of golf with the guys/girls, a base for mountain or road biking, or just as a unique setting for pleasure or business.

Start your day with breakfast in the sun room overlooking the pool.

Lounge by the pool all day, have a hot tub and then enjoy lunch in the large screened summer porch.

If you are feeling energetic, hike the trails through the hardwood maple forest or follow the stream through the cedar woods, looking for the speckled trout and nesting great blue heron. Watch for deer that come down to drink from the stream.

Play badminton, shoot baskets or play ping pong with your guests, regardless of weather, in the huge restored post and beam barn.

Maybe go for a mountain or road bike around the country side. Keep an eye out for local Mennonite families in their horse drawn carriages.

As the sun sets, relax and enjoy dinners in the large dining room with it's pine harvest table that seats 14 guests. Maybe one of your guests can play the piano, while the rest of you enjoy a fire in either of two living rooms.

If you want, it's only 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood, or 30 minutes to Wasaga Beach, but you won't want to leave the farm.

Keywords: House

Owner

George Knowles

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About George Knowles

A professional couple with two children in university.

George Knowles purchased this Farmhouse in 2006

Why George Knowles chose Grey Highlands

We grew up skiing in winters in the area, but discovered it's fantastic in spring, summer and fall too. Hiking, road biking, riding, fishing, golf or whatever activities you are into. This farm itself has it all - trails in the woods for hiking, fields for views, a freshwater stream, a fully restored historic farmhouse that pre-dates Canada's confederation. And a giant barn for ping pong, badminton, basketball, working out, or just hanging out.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

With trails on 100 acres through the woods and along the fencerows between the fields, you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe without ever leaving the property. In summer we love to eat all our meals on the screened porch overlooking the pool, or relax by the pool with a cold drink. In winter we have lots of guests for dinner in the large farmhouse dining room and relax after in front of the fire with a mug of coffee.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, Sunset view facing west over huge lawn
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, South view over pool and gardens
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, View over fields to forest
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, View over fields to forest
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single, View over fields.
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single, Sunrise view across meadow to historic barn
      • Bedroom 7
        1 twin/ single, Sunrise view over meadow to historic barn
      • Bedroom 8
        1 bunk bed, Two full size single beds, in bunk form
      • Spare room in basement
        1 queen, Basement 'rec room' has a sofa convertible to a Queen bed

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Marble counter top, nickel plated fixtures, walk-in shower.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Antique vanity, nickel plated fixtures, cast iron tub.
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Powder room w marble counter & sink, by 2nd floor bedrooms
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, Powder room w sink, convenient to second floor bedrooms
        • Bathroom 5
          outdoor shower, Poolside outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.

          Location Type

            • Resort
              30 minutes to Blue Mountain Resort. 15 minutes to Devils Glen Country Club.
            • Rural
              On 100 private acres, with hiking trails through fields along the year round creek and through both maple and cedar forests.
            • Village
              10 minutes to Flesherton with great bakery, specialty cheese shop and gourmet catering take out shop
            • Water View
              Back deck faces south over pool to freshwater creek.
            • Waterfront
              Year round freshwater creek runs for half a kilometer through the 100 acre property.

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Comfortable geothermal cooling/heating. Environmentally friendly.
                        • Fireplace
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          Simplicity itself.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Comfortable geothermal heating is environmentally friendly and provides steady comfort year round.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          100% cotton sheets.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                          Good cell coverage.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bring your own towels for the pool.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Plenty of good firewood ready for your visit.
                        • Wood Stove
                          Decorative only.

                          Kitchen

                            • Kitchen
                            • Catering Available
                              Excellent catering available. Must be booked well in advance.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              All-Clad brand pots and pans, plus OXO brand cooking utensils.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Plates and cutlery for up to 18 people.
                            • Dishwasher
                              High end Miele brand silent dishwasher, makes cleanup possible while talking and cooking.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                              12 cup coffee maker, plus 4 cup French Press (bodum)
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              New Whirlpool oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless steel GE Profile, with built in drinking water tap and ice maker
                            • Stove
                              New, Whirlpool Stove
                            • Toaster
                              4 slice toaster good for families.

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Antique brass chandelier and sconces. Upright piano to entertain your friends. Bay window over looking pool and gardens.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Plenty of board games, Sorry, checkers, dominoes, crokinole, etc.
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Satellite TV plus Smart TV.
                                    • Stereo
                                      Smart TV - play music from your iphone or ipad.
                                    • Television
                                      50" flat screen.
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      10+ family titles

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          large deck
                                        • Golf
                                          Many nearby courses. Duntroon Highlands, Batteaux Creek, all the Collingwood area courses.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Screened porch with dining table, as well as suite of wicker furniture- love seat and chairs.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Perennial gardens by pool. Huge lawn facing sunset, good for soccer, horseshoes, or whatever.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          New Weber gas barbecue
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Close to Devils Glen and Beaver Valley. Blue Mountain is only 30 minutes away.

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              There is a bedroom and two bathrooms on the first floor.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Saltwater for softness on skin.

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • hunting
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • ski lift privileges
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • Large restored 1861 post and beam barn with indoor basketball, ping pong and badminton. Minutes from beautiful hiking on the Bruce Trail, mountain biking at Three Stages and Kolapore Wilderness Area, miles of road bike lanes weaving up and down the scenic Blue Mountains and Beaver Valley area, 25 minutes to Blue Mountain village, 30 minutes to the worlds largest fresh water beach at Wasaga, access to several golf clubs, Scenic Caves, picnic on the shores of Georgian Bay.... or relax by your own private stream on the property.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      30 Reviews

                                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Loved the farm

                                                                      Mark B.,

                                                                      Thanks again for having us. We love this spot. It served our extended family very well and we will be back!

                                                                      Great cross country skiing

                                                                      Mate P.

                                                                      We stayed here in January of 2018 and got the check out the cross country ski trails on the farm, really nice trails with beautiful tree cover. The farmhouse is great, lots of room, hot tub, fire place. Would love to return

                                                                      A lovely autumn getaway for the fam

                                                                      Trish C.Kingston

                                                                      This was the second stay at the farm for our family and as with the first, it was a lovely getaway. The barn and woods offered good energy release for the younger family members and some fierce long forgotten table tennis and basketball skills were rediscovered. The house itself offered enough space that some could play board games while others snuggled down with a book in front of the fire. We enjoyed delicious meals around the large dining room table while being entertained by family and friends on the piano, and had late night barn gatherings.

                                                                      George is a treat to deal with and enables seamless planning. We look forward to our return.

                                                                      Great place for large group get-together

                                                                      Mary Jane F.

                                                                      Had a niece & great-niece get-together 10 of us in total. Lots of room for everyone to enjoy their space. House adequate for all. Enjoyed sit down meals at large table in dining room. All appliances brand new & house was spotless. We enjoyed "the barn" and occupied the younger generation most of the day. Little cool for large pool but the hot tub came in handy. Certainly a must to visit if you are looking for a large group venue! Thanks George & Family for opening up your vacation home for rental.

                                                                      We had high expectations based on previous reviews and somehow they were exceeded.

                                                                      Bryan R.

                                                                      George's communications were so friendly and helpful. It really added to our enjoyment. The farmhouse felt like home within hours of arriving. The property is beautiful and diverse with so much to do. Thank you George and family for sharing your excellent home.

                                                                      Perfect

                                                                      Robin H.

                                                                      Perfect spot for a family reunion with kids. Swimming, ping pong, basketball, woods and creek exploring. The property is stunning and well maintained. George was always responsive when we called or emailed. We highly recommend!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Grey Highlands, ON, Canada

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $137
                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      $78
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      $31 - $39
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      13%

                                                                      Statutory Holiday Fee: Add $300 per statutory holiday. Large Event Fee: For group events up to 120 people, additional $5,750 fee for use of barn and grounds, plus minimum 7 night farmhouse rental fee. (Example: for a Saturday Event, rental starts Wednesday before to allow event planners to set up, and goes until Wednesday checkout to allow cleanup and equipment removal on Monday.) (Large Event Fee is reduced by $750 in months from September through to May)

                                                                      $490avg/night
                                                                      30 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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