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Artful Cottage on 15 Acres; Stunning Water Views; 5 Min. to Annapolis Royal

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Wildflower Cottage rests on a hilltop along the beautiful Annapolis River.

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Last updated: 11/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Wildflower Cottage rests on 15 acres overlooking stunning and unimpeded views of the Annapolis River Basin – just 5 minutes from the beautiful town of Annapolis Royal, 1.5 hours from Yarmouth and 2 hours from Halifax in Nova Scotia. This artful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom early-century cottage sleeps 4 and provides lots of beautiful outdoor space to explore. The setting is the perfect spot for a creative retreat or as a base home for touring the Annapolis Valley and other parts of western Nova Scotia. The cottage rests on a shaded hilltop in one of the most beautiful and pastoral areas of the Maritimes. Step out the front door to glorious open fields and woods, butterfly gardens, blueberry bushes and native wildflowers. Take in the magnificent, unobstructed view of the tidal Annapolis River-Basin and countryside. Savor the charms of this farm community, with its vegetable and fruit stands, vineyards, lively farmers' market, artists' shops and coffee hotspots. Enjoy the artful and vibrant Annapolis Royal just 3 minutes down the road. The cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, upstairs queen-size bedroom with adjoining full bathroom; and downstairs bedroom with twin beds and adjoining bathroom. The dining room seats 4. Comfortable furnishings, antiques and thoughtful artwork throughout. Wildflower Cottage also comes with a deck and chairs and a picnic table overlooking the hillside and river. A perfect setting for couples, artists, small families or for an individual retreat. Owner's website: http://wildflowerns.com


Keywords: cottage, rural, farmhouse, waterfront, waterview, tidal river, wooded, peaceful, relaxing, nature, wildflowers, open space, Annapolis Royal, historic barn
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+1 9025320200
Available 8 am to 9 am Atlantic Time

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom adjoins full bathroom....moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom is next to full bathroom....moreless

  • Both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with warm bamboo shades to filter the light. The upstairs queen-sized bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining full bathroom with a dresser and storage closet. The downstairs bedroom is next to a full bathroom with a washer and drier. Excellent quality mattresses with toppers and nice bedding (and colors). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer and dryer in downstairs bathroom....moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Brand new bathroom with walk-in closet for storage....moreless

  • Spotless bathrooms; upstairs with new combination shower/tub. Both come with large mirrors, pedestal sinks, in-room heaters, plenty of fluffy towels, large closet/cupboards with additional supplies, including hair dryer, shampoos and conditioners, shower gel, soaps and body lotion. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: http://wildflowerns.com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library:

    We have more than 25 DVD's for your enjoyment....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View:

    A beautiful ridge of forested hills in view of cottage....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Annapolis Royal is just a five-minute drive away....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The cottage rests on the owner's waterfront property with its own, spacious, private setting and stunning water view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet WiFi provider is Bell Aliant. At this time maximum download speed is around 3.5 mbs. LTE G4 and G3 are available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, teas, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large, spacious lawn and gardens with picnic table and beach chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a portable grill available upon request....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 7 - Jun 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$125
$744
Summer 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$798

Changeover Day: Sunday

September 2017
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$744
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$125
$744
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$744

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $37.98

Notes:

A heating surcharge of $7/day applies during May and October.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 11/08/2016
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Location

  • Upper Clements Amusement Park

    "Rides, music, ziplines and lots more at this fun-filled river front park. http://upperclemen..."

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  • Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail

    "One of the most beautiful trails in Nova Scotia, the trail meanders through lush woodlands t..."

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  • An Artist's House—Classic Coastal Sanctuary—60 Acres—Near Annapolis Royal

    "From a recent guest: Exceeded all expectations! Gorgeous property with a delightful farmhous..."

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  • Flight Of Fancy Arts Ltd

    "This legendary and beautiful arts space showcases some of the finest art in Nova Scotia. You..."

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  • Garrison House Inn

    "Excellent food in an established old Inn. http://garrison.novascotiamusic.com/restaurant.htm "

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  • JoAnn's Chocolate Shop

    "JoAnn makes artisanal chocolates using the finest Belgian chocolate and locally sourced ingr..."

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  • Cafe Restaurant Compose

    "Excellent seafood menu in this lovely Austrian restaurant with waterfront patio. http://rest..."

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  • Cat Fish Moon Studio Crafts

    "Fabulous crafts from around Nova Scotia. Angela and Phillip, the owners, are both extraordin..."

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  • Lucky Rabbit Pottery

    "I can't write enough about the beauty and serenity of Deb and Ray's pottery. A pure feast fo..."

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  • The Bistro East

    "Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of menu choices. http://bistroeast.com/"

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  • Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant

    "While touring the Fundy coast, stop here for lobster on the beach! Vegetarian options availa..."

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  • Fort Anne National Historic Site

    "Situated in the heart of Annapolis Royal, Fort Anne gives a fascinating look at the region's..."

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  • Port Royal National Historic Site

    "Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help recreate the look and feel of Port-Roya..."

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  • annapolis royal historic garden

    "These award-winning gardens are frequently rated among the best in Canada. In fact, they wer..."

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  • Annapolis Heritage Society

    "The society supports three provincial museums highlighting the area's rich and colourful his..."

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  • Annapolis Natural Foods

    "Good selection of vitamins and cosmetics. The new and very enthusiastic owners also carry an..."

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  • Sissibo Coffee Roasters

    "Best Fair Trade Coffee in Nova Scotia! They also have an outlet at 262 St. George Street in ..."

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  • Annapolis Region Community Arts Council

    "A beautiful space fueled by an amazing and passionate group of volunteers (one full-time sta..."

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  • Kings Theatre

    "A landmark theatre and performing arts centre, King's offers traditional music, movies, play..."

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  • Nancy's Timeless Treasures

    "Charming, friendly shop on St. George Street with stories behind every treasure. "

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  • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    "Canoe, kayak, swim, hike, bike to your heart's delight in central Nova Scotia's stunning Nat..."

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  • The Green Barn Sustainable Products

    "Great spot for antique lovers. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Barn-antiques-and-vi..."

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  • Leo's Cafe

    "A favourite spot for locals and visitors for soups, sandwiches and desserts."

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  • Annapolis Royal Farmers Market

    "Local veggies, fish, specialty foods, music and art are just some of the grand offerings of ..."

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  • German Bakery Sachsen Cafe & Restaurant

    "Wonderful European-style pastries and atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grea..."

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  • Far Fetched Antiques

    "Nova Scotia's premier place for buying Asian art. Tom and Cindy have created a beautiful sto..."

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  • Endless Shores Bookstore

    "One of my all-time favourite used book stores. Lewis Falls stocks an extraordinary range of ..."

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  • Annapolis Royal Tours

    "Durlene and Alan Melanson offer the most amazing (and award-winning) personal tours bringing..."

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  • Wayne Boucher's Studio

    "Wayne Boucher is one of Canada's preeminent artists. His abstract paintings are mesmerizing...."

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  • Bear River

    "Bear River is a magical village at the tip of a tidal river. Tucked within green, rolling hi..."

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  • Bear River Studios

    "You are in for a real treat when you take the Bear River Studio tour. Check out the map to a..."

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  • Annapolis Royal Golf Club And Restaurant

    "Good English-pub style menu next to beautiful 18-hole golf course."

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  • Bear River Artworks Gallery

    "This recently open gallery in Bear River is located in the Community Centre, Oakdene School...."

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  • King's Theatre Film Society

    "Building on a legacy of more than 20 years of bringing the best in international, independen..."

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  • Annapolis Highland Vineyards

    "Tours of the winery and vineyards are available and be sure to visit their tasting bar where..."

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  • Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

    "This dance festival held in late August, features some extraordinary choreographers and nati..."

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  • Sunken Dory Pizza

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  • Bainton's Tannery Outlet

    "Inside Bainton's Tannery Outlet you'll find a perfect selection of books on Nova Scotia and ..."

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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ye Ole Pub, Bistro East
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Digby
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club, The Digby Pines
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Halifax Train Station
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Compose, Bistro East, Sachsen Cafe
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mickey Hill

Car: Necessary

The Annapolis Royal area is that special kind of place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memory. Cradled within a land and seascape of serene natural beauty, the region rests in the palm of a long glacial valley severed by the Annapolis River and Tidal Basin. Buffered by two mountain ridges on the north and south, the land on either side of the river widens into a broad swath of salt marsh and cultivated earth. Over the North Mountain lies the Bay of Fundy and to the south, an expanse of lakes, a national park and protected wilderness areas. The region’s cultural hub, the town of Annapolis Royal, is one of the Maritimes most culturally diverse and welcoming communities. With its beautifully preserved historic and architectural legacy of Victorian, Georgian and Arts & Crafts homes, it is the perfect backdrop to the artistic energy emanating from the town’s waterfront shopping district, art galleries, farmers’ market, gardens and theatre. Recently named to the top 12 list of This Old House’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods,” Annapolis Royal also garnered praise by the CBC as one of the Maritimes top ten “most engaging and culturally dynamic communities.” Last year the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards lauded the town’s Historic Gardens as one of the “Top five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For.”

Things to see and do:

Wildflower Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities, which could include birding and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, bicycling and beachcombing. The Annapolis French Basin Marsh is great place for birding, particularly during migratory months. Whale watching tour boats in nearby Digby Neck will show you whales and other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat. The Shore Road is a beautiful drive winding along the Bay of Fundy coast and features three lighthouses, seven cobble beaches, five fishing wharves, and a seafood market at Parker's Cove. There are nearby provincial parks, nature preserves, and art galleries that you can visit. Kejimkujik National Park with many levels of hiking trails, is a 35-minute drive and offers canoe and kayak rentals. The O'Dell Museum, Sinclair Museum and North Hills Museum showcase local history. The area has two 18-hole golf courses. There are music concerts and films at King's Theatre, a chocolatier shop and a variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out. The Farmers' Market across from the Annapolis Wharf runs Weds. and Sats. all summer.

Other Activities:

Visit Upper Clements Adventure Park with 30 rides and a challenging wooded zip-line course or hike along the spectacular Delaps Cove Trail on the Bay of Fundy. Spend the day at nearby Raven Haven Beach. Take in an art workshop or coffeehouse evening at ArtsPlace, the region's public art gallery. Join a Candlelight Grave Tour at Fort Anne National Historic Park or meet the 'ghosts' at the Sinclair Museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I'm a photographer, writer, part-time painter and field naturalist. I fell in love with Nova Scotia many years ago, pulled up roots in New England and moved here permanently. The land and water scape, open skies and natural vistas replenish me every day. I feel so fortunate to be able to call this friendly and bucolic corner of the world my year round home. Hope you'll visit us soon!

Why the Owner Chose Granville Ferry, NS, Canada:
Sharing this beautiful cottage with guests is a labor of love for me. My husband and I live on the other side of this large waterfront property, though the cottage has its own private setting on 15 acres. Native wildflowers, mature maple, mountain ash and conifers surround the cottage. The views from the cottage evoke a classic landscape painting. Simply stunning. There's a beautiful river and marsh walk right near the cottage that tells a fascinating story of the region's rich agricultural and architectural history. Throughout the cottage, I focus on letting in the light and bringing out its unique farmhouse features. Local art and pottery grace the walls. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is roomy and well-stocked. In short, Wildflower Cottage is a charmer!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Great location to town, outdoor activities, restaurants and parks; very comfortable seating; whimsical, artistic touches throughout; well-equipped kitchen, a wonderful place to photograph and paint, Certified Monarch Waystation, very private, gorgeous view with an amazing historic barn crowning the landscape.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

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Photos

  • Wildflower Cottage rests on a hilltop along the beautiful Annapolis River.

    Wildflower Cottage rests on a hilltop along the beautiful Annapolis River.

  • Your private trail wends down a treed path with meadows and ponds ending here.

    Your private trail wends down a treed path with meadows and ponds ending here.

  • Great spot behind the barn to relax and enjoy the view.

    Great spot behind the barn to relax and enjoy the view.

  • Come on in!

    Come on in!

  • Large, spacious kitchen with everything you'll need. Just bring the food!

    Large, spacious kitchen with everything you'll need. Just bring the food!

  • Choose a good book, watch a movie or simply kick back and relax.

    Choose a good book, watch a movie or simply kick back and relax.

  • The bedroom catches the morning sun.

    The bedroom catches the morning sun.

  • Dream away in the cozy upstairs bedroom with quality bedding.

    Dream away in the cozy upstairs bedroom with quality bedding.

  • Upstairs ensuite bathroom with large walk-in linen closet.

    Upstairs ensuite bathroom with large walk-in linen closet.

  • Large areas to wander in and explore (taken in early spring).

    Large areas to wander in and explore (taken in early spring).

  • Wildflower in July.

    Wildflower in July.

  • Fall at the cottage.

    Fall at the cottage.

  • Early July view of the Annapolis River from sun room.

    Early July view of the Annapolis River from sun room.

  • Another view of the Annapolis River Basin at high tide.

    Another view of the Annapolis River Basin at high tide.

  • Private, shaded drive to the cottage with plenty of space to park.

    Private, shaded drive to the cottage with plenty of space to park.

  • You'll enter the sunny porch with dining area.

    You'll enter the sunny porch with dining area.

  • Plenty of room for two or more cooks (or samplers).

    Plenty of room for two or more cooks (or samplers).

  • The cozy downstairs bedroom is next to a full bathroom.

    The cozy downstairs bedroom is next to a full bathroom.

  • Downstairs full bathroom with washer and dryer.

    Downstairs full bathroom with washer and dryer.

  • The upstairs bedroom faces the river and fields.

    The upstairs bedroom faces the river and fields.

  • Here's the best morning spot. Comfy furniture, sunshine and gorgeous views.

    Here's the best morning spot. Comfy furniture, sunshine and gorgeous views.

  • Sun porch view:  Lupines and big skies highlight the June landscape.

    Sun porch view: Lupines and big skies highlight the June landscape.

  • Spring colour.

    Spring colour.

  • Fall view from the front porch.

    Fall view from the front porch.

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