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Private Country Estate, Winter/Summer Sports, Close to Toronto

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (Sleeps 8-9)

Private country estate with both summer and winter sports close to Toronto

The house itself is a beautifully appointed, full of 'Canadiana' pine furniture and antiques. It has 4 bedrooms which include 2 master bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. Sleeps 8 comfortably with 1 king, 1 queen and two sets of twin beds. There are 3 full bathrooms, each equipped with a shower and bathtub. The living area has a spacious, attractive living room centred around a wood-burning fireplace and a separate dining room which seats 10. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher. At the front of the house is a large screened in veranda which is wonderful all summer - it has a beautiful view overlooking the large trout pond and swimming pool with forest in the distance.

The house also has a satellite TV. tennis racquets, 2 bicycles, a croquet set, golf clubs, some board games and a gas fired barbecue.

There are 85 acres of ponds, streams, forests and open spaces. It is in the Mulmur Hills, 65 miles north-west of Toronto and 15 miles north of Orangeville Ont and is completely secluded. This area is designated Niagara Escarpment land and accordingly has reduced development all around.

There is a 2nd house on the property about 1/4 mile away. This house is smaller, has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is also available for rent from time to time.

Renting both houses (7 double bedrooms) creates an ideal wedding venue as there are big open lawn spaces for a tent. Nearby hotels can accommodate additional guests.

Not only is the property beautiful to live on, but it offers a host of outdoor activities on the property: swimming, tennis, hiking, fishing, cross country skiing, snow-shoeing and even skating.

Nearby are even more activities- hiking on the Bruce Trail, downhill skiing, ski-dooing, cross country skiing and snow-shoeing on groomed public trails.

On the property, it is not uncommon to see deer, wild turkeys, beaver, duck, geese and great blue herons- truly a northern Canadian experience.

What makes the property more attractive is that, although totally private , it is close to all kinds of shopping, fine and family dining and cultural and historic sites.

The property is located :

- 65 miles and 80 minutes from downtown Toronto, even less from Mississauga and Oakville and 1 hour from Pearson International Airport.

Amenities and activities nearby include:

- 1/2 mile from public cross-country skiing, snow-shoe & snow-mobile trails

- 2 miles from Shelburne for all the basic necessities such as food, gas and liquor.

- 2 miles from a good 18 hole public golf course

- 2 miles from a section of the well-known Bruce Trail for hiking and biking

- 10 miles from downhill skiing at Mansfield Ski Resort

- 15 miles from Orangeville, which provides a large variety of shopping at various Canadian retail chain and big box stores along with all types of restaurants, live theatre and a movie complex.

- 20 miles from the picturesque Ontario country town of Creemore with its antique stores, restaurants and shopping

- 30 miles from Collingwood and Georgian Bay with much more downhill skiing and water sports

- 30 miles from Canada's Wonderland, one of Canada's best amusement or theme parks for kids

- 90 minutes by car to the well-known Stratford Shakespearian Theatre which operates from May to Oct every year

- 2 hours to the Shaw Festival in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, the nearby vineyards with excellent restaurants, as well as Canada's famous Niagara Falls.

A slide show of the house and property are available upon request.

Keywords: Beautifully furnished country house with private pool, tennis court and trout pond

More Details

Victor Harding
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Victor Harding

I am in my late sixties, live in Toronto and run my own business brokerage company.

This property has been in the family now for more than 40 years. There are 2 houses on the property which my sister and I share. The details listed here are for the larger of two houses. The other smaller house is about 1/4 mile away, out of sight of the main house, has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is also available for rent.

I often rent the bigger house out for the entire winter for skiers.

Victor Harding purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

Why Victor Harding chose World

My father bought this property as a weekend place because of its beauty, the trout pond, its seclusion and the proximity to Toronto. This was the 2nd home for our family. We have gone on weekends all year round for years and there are many other Torontonians who weekend in this area.

It is wonderful in all seasons of the year for outdoor sports - see below and it is close to all amenities.

Necessities can be bought nearby and there are good dining spots very near by.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

85 aces of ponds & forests all for your use. Your own tennis court, swimming pool and trout pond. Hiking in the summer and snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter on the property and just off the property.

The house is a spacious, well equipped and nicely furnished with 2 Master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Downhill skiing nearby. The house is big enough to be shared by 8 people and so could be used for a reunion of family and friends or a wedding if you also rent the other house (3 bedrooms) on the property. You could also use it as home -base for skiing venture in either Collingwood or Mansfield, a nearby ski resort.


World Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There are 3 complete bathrooms each having a shower and bathtub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 master bedrooms: one with King size bed and ensuite bathroom and the other with 2 twin beds and ensuite bathroom. The 2 other bedrooms - one with Queen bed and the other with twin beds share a full recently done over bathroom. A convertible bed is available on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
House & property are attractive in all 4 Canadian seasons, lovely outdoor screened -in veranda for summer, private swimming pool, private tennis court , private trout fishing pond,


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Private Country Estate, Winter/Summer Sports, Close to Toronto
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The description does not do justice to the beauty of this property. Complete seclusion in a forested valley with a stream running through it. A great outing was to circle the pond through the forest along a marked path and we found a pioneer cedar fence overgrown by the woods as well as numerous springs on the east side.

The sound of the waterfall in the background lulls you to sleep. The house is an antique-filled masterpiece and very comfortable. The tennis court and pool are in top condition. For longer distance swimming the pond is deep and refreshing. And across the road you can enter the back end of Boyne Valley provincial park with even more exploring opportunities.

We were awed by the overall beauty of this property which is probably unique in all of southern Ontario.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Geoff Many thanks for your review.Sometimes owners don't have the best perspective on their own property. You have certainly done the property justice.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Shelburne- Several bars
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Shelburne Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 89, 124 and 10 all very nearby
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mrs Mitchell's- Hwy 89 1 mile east of Primose
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mansfield Ski Resort- Airport Rd n of 10 Sideroad
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Wasaga Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Harding property
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Shelburne
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Orangeville
Nearest Point of Interest
Toronto Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Mansfield Ski Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Winter trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Shelburne Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Creemore
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Collingwood
Nearest Point of Interest
Bruce Trail_ Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Elora
Nearest Point of Interest
The Globe Restaurant
Car: necessary

This house and property would be great for a getaway, a honey-moon, a small - medium sized wedding or a family reunion. You will have complete privacy yet you are close to many activities and attractions.

The property is within 20 minutes of Creemore, 30 minutes of Collingwood and 60 minutes of Toronto.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $307.64
Cleaning Fee $115.37

Small rental agreement needs to be signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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