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Cobblestone Farm is located in the heart of the beautiful rolling Northumberland Hills. A short (1 hour) drive east of Toronto and you will be enjoying nature at it’s finest.
Currently a working horse farm, the renovated 1850’s century home comfortably sleeps 14 but can accommodate up to 16 people. You can walk the serene property or explore the incredible Northumberland Forest, just a short drive north. Situated between Lake Ontario and Rice Lake there is no shortage of beaches to visit.
History abounds with Port Hope’s antique markets and Cobourg’s harbour lighthouse.
If wine is your fancy, then you must take a trip to Picton’s Wine Country. Not yet discovered by the masses, you can still enjoy a chat with the wine makers and a quiet stroll through the vineyards.
Whether you’re looking for a family getaway, executive retreat, girls weekend, family reunion or even a country wedding, come and discover the peace and tranquility of Cobblestone Farm.
Keywords: Warm, friendly, inviting, getting back to nature, quiet, relaxing, rejuvinating.
I work in the city but live in the country...I'm truly lucky to live the best of both worlds. I've been hosting family & friends at my farm for many years and they all said I should look into opening it as a B&B. I've used VRBO in the past so I actually thought this might be a better route to go.
Sam Campbell purchased this farmhouse in 1999
Cobourg is only an hour outside of Toronto but you feel like you're a world away. The small town atmosphere is so welcoming and there are so many sights to see. From antique shopping, to relaxing on the beach, to hiking in the forest there is something for everyone!
You will have a chance to completely unwind and get back to nature on this incredible country property. You might even get to see some local farmers working the land as they used to many years ago. You'll see young girls riding horseback and cyclists whipping by enjoying the fresh country air. The stars at night are something to be seen and how better to see them then by sitting by a bonfire roasting marshmallows or sipping some wine.
We had a wonderful girls weekend at Cobblestone Farm. The farm house was very comfortable with separate beds for 6 of us (and there were more beds), beautiful common rooms, and two outdoor patios to enjoy the great weekend weather and the surrounding views of the countryside. The farm is close to both Cobourg and Port Hope so we enjoyed a bit of shopping as well. We had a very relaxing stay. I would definitely recommend it.
My family (seven adults, one infant) were fortunate to find Cobblestone Farm for a weekend away celebrating my father's birthday. Sam was a marvellous host, offering lots of information before our arrival – and recommendations for area amenities and attractions and a warm fire to greet us. We will certainly be looking to arrange future getaways here!
This was my third rental with Sam, and the farmhouse has never disappointed. I hosted a group of 5 ladies while we escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the weekend focussing on creative projects and good food. The beds and rooms were comfortable with several fluffy down duvets. There are so many spots to sit and relax throughout the house. The newly renovated mudroom/bathroom is a great continuation of Sam's great eye with modern/rustic farmhouse decor. We loved spending as much time outside in the warm afternoon sun. Sam is amazing to deal with: friendly, professional, accommodating. I plan to continue hosting weekends for as long as Sam is willing to have us!
Our family (2 adults and 2 girls, ages 5 and 3) flew in from Vancouver and stayed at Cobblestone Farm for 10 days in August. We picked the location because it was central in Ontario relative to a range of friends and family. It proved to be everything we had hoped for and then some.
First, the house, farm and surrounding area are beautiful. We had tons of space for the girls to play, along with the children of friends who came to visit. Second, the house gave us a lot of flexibility when it came to hosting. We had friends and family over to visit and for meals. Everyone was comfortable and enjoyed themselves. Third, the proximity to Cobourg was really handy ... we were able to grab groceries quickly and easily, or take the girls into town to the waterfront to play. Nothing was far. And finally, Sam the owner was great to deal with. All emails or phone calls in the run up to our trip were answered promptly. Any information we needed in order to feel "at home" was made available to us. We were even given emergency numbers to call if we couldn't reach her. In our experience, not all VRBO owners are as accommodating or generous with their time.
We would highly recommend Cobblestone Farm, and we are grateful to Sam for her generosity in making it available to us. The girls are already asking when we can go back to "our farm."
This was our first visit to Cobourg and the Northumberland County area. We were pleasantly surprised at how serene and picturesque the area was. There was no shortage of activities/day trips. You could be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be. We enjoyed Cobblestone Farm very much. The house accomodated our family of 4, in addition to my parents and in-laws who joined us for a few days during our stay. It slept 8 of us comfortably. We began each morning with breakfast outside, then packed a picnic lunch and ventured out to some morning trips suggested by our host. One of the suggestions was the nearby Lavender Farm, we also visited a trout farm where our children "caught" dinner. We did a few of the Nature Trails one day, then a Provincial Park another day. The afternoons were all spent at the beach. Cobourg beach is a 15 - 20 min drive from the farmhouse, which was very convenient. The entry to the water was shallow enough for our 5 and 7 year old children. There are also a splash pad and playground adjacent to that beach. Tuesdays during the summer they hold concerts in the park in the evenings, although we were too busy with our evening bonfires back at the farm to venture out at night. We were busy exploring during the day, so relaxed back at the farm at night. We hope to visit this farm again in the future, as it was wonderful to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and "unplug" from electronics. Our children found plenty to do to keep themselves occupied, we brought horseshoes, board games and activities.
This was our second visit to Cobblestone Farm. It was so peaceful. It was the quiet holiday we needed. This visit will go down as a very special time. Our friend, recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, came up to spend a night. He and his wife fell under the spell of this beautiful farmhouse and the location, and stayed another night. For one weekend he forgot his problems and really enjoyed himself. I will never forget this stay.
Thank-you Sam for everything.
There are two national forests within driving distance (Northumberland Forest & Ganaraska Forest). There are also several beaches in the area.