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Potter's cottage in the pastoral Margaree Valley

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This country cottage is located in the heart of Cape Breton's Margaree Valley, known for its lush beauty, its proximity to the Cabot Trail and the top-knotch salmon fishing in the Margaree River. Located beside the Nile brook, this is the childhood home of renowned potter Bell Fraser, who has an established gallery in a barn on this property, but lives nearby on the coast in Chimney Corner.

The grounds are lovely and the trees put on a colourful show in fall. This home was built in the 1950’s, but has seen many improvements over the years; there's a renovated bathroom, hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen (with tile backsplashes executed by the potter). There are also a deck for BBQ’s, a living room, dining room, and a screened porch, which is perfect on a summer night.

There’s salmon and trout fishing, and excellent craft galleries nearby. We offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi and more, so you can unwind after a day on the Trail, the beach or any other day trips.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ensuite bathrm....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Spacious veranda on main floor. I bedroom on the first floor, next to bathroom and living room; two bedrooms on the second floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Good-sized, newly renovated 3 pc. bathroom on main floor, with new fixtures....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 'Ultra' high-speed (5 mb/s) wireless broadband. Ipod player available. Satellite TV features movie and sports channels....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Movie channels and sports included...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    in upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    new dryer in cottage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    large driveway can accommodate RV/ boat/trailer...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new washer in cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    fastest service available in area at 5 mb/sec....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    all equipment for cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall 2016
Sep 9 - Oct 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$125
$770
Celtic Colours 2016
Oct 2 - Oct 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$128
$831
Late Fall 2016
Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$113
$733

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 20% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.

50% due on booking; Balance 50% due 60 days before arrival date.

Full refund less $100 ($275CAD for week-long bookings) for cancellation up to 12 weeks prior to arrival dates in june-july. 120-day notice required for May and August-October dates.

MINIMUM 3-NIGHT STAY


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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

You’re close to most of the things you might like to see on Cape Breton. The Cabot Trail is two minutes away, and the ocean twenty minutes; there are four spectacular beaches which await you there. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is forty minutes away. You can also use our Potter’s House as base for striking out to other parts of Cape Breton, like the golf courses in Baddeck and Cheticamp, The Cabot Trail, the historic Fortress of Louisbourg, or the excellent hiking trail networks in Margaree and Mabou.

You’re also next to the Normaway Inn, which offers excellent food in its lovely dining room, and features local musical talent most nights of the week, in addition to concerts and dances at “The Barn” a renowned attraction for local residents and visitors alike. There’s another excellent restaurant nearby at Big Intervale Fishing Lodge, and the Dancing Goat Bakery & Cafe for excellent fresh pastries, sandwiches and soups.

Other Activities: Local paved airstrip closeby.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1955

About: Bell's father built this cottage in the 1950's for his growing family. Bell eventually took the property after her mother and father passed away. By that time, we had already built a house in Chimney Corner, on the coast. We still use the barn on the property during the summers to operate a gallery for our work, Cape Breton Clay, but the barn is far enough from the house to still afford complete privacy.

Why Margaree Valley, NS, Canada:
This cottage is only two minutes from the Cabot Trail, and in one of the most beautiful, pastoral spots on Cape Beton. There are big lawns, lots of flower beds, trees, and a babbling brook which runs beside the property. The cottage is set back quite far from the road, and there is a generous driveway. You will also be close to a number of excellent eateries- good for brunches or excellent dinners. You're also a stone's throw from one of Canada's finest heritage rivers, the Margaree River, renowned world-wide for its salmon and trout fishing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
In addition to all of the features above, the Potter's cottage is only a couple of minutes from the Dancing Goat bistro, which has gained a reputation Island-wide as the 'go-to' eatery, serving fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunches, along with all kinds of coffees, pastries and other fresh-baked goods. There is also a good general store closeby, which stocks everything you will need, and has its own butchery.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Potter's cottage in the pastoral Margaree Valley

    Potter's cottage in the pastoral Margaree Valley

  • Beautiful front door area

    Beautiful front door area

  • living room, another view

    living room, another view

  • second bedroom upstairs

    second bedroom upstairs

  • kitchen with slate floors and custom-mad backsplashes by the potter Bell Fraser.

    kitchen with slate floors and custom-mad backsplashes by the potter Bell Fraser.

  • chickens on backsplash

    chickens on backsplash

  • veranda

    veranda

  • barn/gallery on other side of the property

    barn/gallery on other side of the property

  • our other barn in fall

    our other barn in fall

  • Lovely flowers

    Lovely flowers

  • Great Café and Bakery 2 min. away, with excellent coffees, soups and sandwiches.

    Great Café and Bakery 2 min. away, with excellent coffees, soups and sandwiches.

  • Cape Breton-style music most nights of the week.

    Cape Breton-style music most nights of the week.

  • pottery shop in converted barn across yard

    pottery shop in converted barn across yard

  • living room with satellite TV, movies, sports

    living room with satellite TV, movies, sports

  • master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

    master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

  • third bedroom with a single and a double bed

    third bedroom with a single and a double bed

  • backsplash by Bell

    backsplash by Bell

  • fresh mackeral

    fresh mackeral

  • another view veranda...

    another view veranda...

  • flower beds

    flower beds

  • lovely cottage

    lovely cottage

  • Beautiful uncrowded beaches nearby.

    Beautiful uncrowded beaches nearby.

  • Lighthouse at Margaree Harbour- Fishing Wharf with lobster available.

    Lighthouse at Margaree Harbour- Fishing Wharf with lobster available.

  • the potter Bell Fraser and Ryder in the shop....

    the potter Bell Fraser and Ryder in the shop....

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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