Harmonious Fox House is a beautifully restored century old farmhouse built in 1865 by Mr Harmonious Fox! Ideally situated on a large property on the Bay of Quinte with direct and private water access. The property has an attractive newly installed in ground heated salt water swimming pool. This 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom property is a perfect spot for fishing, cycling, canoeing, bird watching or just relaxing and enjoying the sights & sounds of nature.
Large, airy characterful rooms are a key part of the charm of this very attractive luxury country retreat. This year we installed air conditioning to help keep guests cool in the summer.
The latest edition to this luxury property is a 32 feet x 16 feet in ground, salt water, heated swimming pool, set in a landscaped garden, with attractive wooden decking. Sunbathe on one of the sun loungers or sit at the table in the shade of a parasol.
The bright and spacious luxury eat-in kitchen is a pleasure to both prepare food in and to eat, socialize and catch up on all of the days activities. Large windows provide wonderful views of the lake and the gardens. The spacious new designer kitchen has quartz counter tops and solid wood cabinets. It is fully equipped with large stainless steel fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser, a dishwasher, microwave, several types of coffee machine and all the necessary equipment to cater for 12 people, this space is the heart of the home. The hand made cherry wood table seats up to 10 people. A high end analogue hi fi system with hundreds of cd's is available for your listening pleasure.
Walk through the sliding doors onto a large deck complete with tables, chairs and a large bbq. This deck has glass railings to allow for unobstructed views of the meadows, swimming pool and lake .
Wireless internet service is available and guests are encouraged to help themselves from the extensive vegetable garden.
On the main floor there is also a very comfortable large family room with two big sofas and two armchairs, complete with large screen satellite tv, DVD and Blu ray player and many books and DVD's to choose from. Perfect for relaxing and planning the next day's adventures. Just off the living room is a screened in sun porch with a foosball and hockey table and through a door on the other side of the room is a spacious ground floor bedroom with queen sized bed and plenty of wardrobe space. This room has an en- suite 3 piece bathroom with shower.This bedroom is perfect for seniors wishing to avoid stairs.
Continue through the family room and sliding doors open onto a beautifully bright living room, with lots of seating and a table and chairs for playing cards or one of the many board games or puzzles provided. Adjacent to this room is a bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. Go up the stairs in this room to a large bedroom with two queen beds. This end of the house is quiet and independent from the rest of the house. Rounding out the space is a large sunroom with a full sized ping pong table, bats and balls
The main floor also contains a two piece powder room and a separate laundry room with washer & dryer and a second large fridge.
Off the attractive reception hall area is a staircase that leads to 3 further large bedrooms.
The first is the large bright master bedroom with a day bed, a queen size bed and an en-suite three piece bathroom with shower.
The remaining two bedrooms are also good sized. One bedroom has a queen bed . The other bedroom has both a queen and twin bed. These two bedrooms share a four piece bathroom and a walk out to the top balcony with stunning views of the bay.
Harmonious Fox House is situated on a large property on the shores of the Bay of Quinte. It is an ideal spot for fishing (with some of the best pickerel in Ontario in the bay), cycling, canoeing and bird watching. Perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the sights & sounds of nature. Why not stroll down through the meadows to the frog pond to watch the dragonflies and frogs ? Or enjoy the beautiful flower gardens that surround the house.
A public boat launch is at Northport only 1 km. away. Picton is a 20 minute drive. The nearest local winery (Three dog winery) is 5 mins drive. Most of the other vineyards in The County are within a 30 minute drive, as is Sandbanks Provincial Park.
The shoreline is reached from the meadow past the frog pond. There you will find the access point for the kayaks to the Bay of Quinte. We have two single and one double kayak . Please bring water shoes as the sand sometimes contains hidden rocks and wear the PFDs provided