200+ Yr Old House - Waterfront - 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


Whether you are looking for a country escape or want to meander the wine trails of the County, the County Loyalist Farmhouse will capture your heart and imagination. Experience Prince Edward County at its best, in this fully renovated early 19th century farmhouse filled with the light and sounds of waterside living and situated on the easternmost tip of Prince Edward County.

How to choose the best sunset view? Could be sitting on the dock as the sun sinks beyond the horizon, gently swinging in the waterside cedar swing, or sipping your beverage of choice on the front courtyard. Regardless of location, the sunsets of County Loyalist Farmhouse are simply not to be missed. You may find yourself establishing a Sunset Salutation every day to observe the many colours, sites and joys that each exceptional sunset provides!

County Loyalist sits at the top of a knoll, and the windows on the main floor provide many views of the water, almost as if it was lapping at the glass. The windows are many, ready to be opened to the sounds of the water and the birds, and the breeze ruffling the nearby leaves on the trees.
- The great room on the west side of the house encompasses the kitchen with its large island, wonderful seating and playing area and a large dining room allow comfortable traffic flow.
- Windows look out to the west and north of the house, offering spectacular sunset and water views.
- The kitchen, with it expansive row of windows, has a dishwasher, range, microwave, fridge and a large country sink that often doubles as a bathtub for the under-3 group!
- A large island anchors the kitchen so the cooks have lots of company.
- A powder room is tucked discreetly by the back entrance.
- Both the living room and kitchen provide access to the wonderful patio overlooking the farmland behind the property.
- The front door leads out to a generous portico flanked by two courtyards overlooking the front lawn down to the shoreline.

- 4 bedrooms upstairs (2 rooms with queen-size beds and 2 rooms with 2 twins) sleep 8. A portacrib is available for babies. All have windows looking out to the shore and all are equipped with ceiling fans. Cross breezes from the 2 or more windows in each bedroom provide refreshing air flow.
- A large central hallway on the second floor contains a book nook where quiet reading can be done.
- In the “tail” portion of the upper floor are the main bath (with shower) and laundry facilities as well as en-suite off the master bedroom.

In sharing our habitat with the creatures of land and sea, we keep artificial grooming of the shoreline to a minimum. As you sit by the water, you may spot the family of minks that will suddenly streak across the shore, or a curious chipmunk come out to see if you have peanuts.
- Seating area with garden swing and Muskoka chairs for your comfort at the shore.
- Forty foot dock is available for swimming, boat mooring and sunning.
- A pebbly shoreline recommends water shoes be worn.
- The water shore gradually slopes away from the shore & can be entered from the shore or the dock (dock entry is not deep enough for diving).
- Kayak provided with the rental. Please bring your own properly sized personal flotation devices.
- Launch your own boat at the “cow drink” on the west end of the property, marked by a stake and where the kayak is secured. This is a grassy slope so, if you prefer, a public launch is nearby.
- A pass for Sandbanks is available for your use at no fee.

The County Loyalist Farmhouse sits on 3.5 acres of land with over 300 feet of private waterfront and a barn dating back two centuries (no access). There are many areas to relax around the house.
- The back patio that is well shaded on those hot afternoons with patio tables and umbrellas.
- Front courtyards with shady mornings and sunny afternoons, loungers and rocking chairs.
- In the secluded tree line adjacent to the house is a large hammock, where you can recline and relax, listening to the birds and the water lapping at the shore.
- An outdoor fire bowl in the meadow behind the house with chairs, perfect for toasting marshmallows and admire the fields filled with fireflies.
- You are welcome to use the herbs in the kitchen garden.
- A few birdfeeders set up outside the kitchen window allow for easy viewing of the birds (birdseed is on the back porch). Big crowds of blackbirds tend to overwhelm chickadees and finches and woodpeckers at the seed feeders, but you may spot the smaller winged friends at quiet times.
- The oriole feeder can be replenished with the nectar to be found in the fridge (and yes, they do hang upside down to feed from there) and it also attracts hummingbirds.

And late at night, with your windows open to catch the soft sounds of the evening, you may hear the call of the owl or the howl of the coyote or wolf. We hope you will love your stay County Loyalist Farmhouse!

The original farmland was deeded to an officer of the British Army after the American Revolution. His heirs have farmed this land for over 200 years, building a home that started out as a modest cabin on this site late in the 18th century. When we purchased the property early in the 21st century we wanted to ensure existing heritage details were incorporated into the renovations necessary to its condition. These features can be seen in the post and beam construction of the “tail” where the kitchen is housed, the small side windows on the second floor originally tucked under the eaves of the roof, the ruby glass windows and the tin ceiling of the great room, the “tail” added to the rear of the house with its second staircase, to name a few. County Loyalist farmhouse stands as a testimony to the many people who have lived under its roof.

Keywords: waterfront, house, farmhouse, rural, natural, water sports, cycling, bird watching, swimming, kayaking.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 sets of twin beds, porta-crib available for infant-tddler stage, high chair and play-yard.....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    By arrangement with owner and for a fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    View of lakeshore....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    View of lakeshore....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    View of fields....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Two piece ensuite....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Portacrib (1), twin bed siderails (1)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3

    Main floor powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    MBR Ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Second floor main bath....moreless

  • Full bathroom with shower, two additional powder rooms.

Other Amenities

  • 300 feet of private lakefront, views of lakefront or pastoral fields from every window, lakefront sunsets, 40 foot dock, sit-on kayak, dark sky stargazing, three bicycles, badminton, croquet, bocce, horseshoes, outdoor firebowl, firewood, hammock, chaises, Muskoka chairs, bed linens & towels, soaps and toilet paper provided...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Variety of board games, cards and poker chips available....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs available for use....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    DVD library containing roughly 200 titles....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Over 300 feet of private lakefront on Adolphus Reach with clear swimming water, pebble shore and gradual slope as well as a forty foot dock....moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by farmland and wide views with excellent night sky viewing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Kitchen island seats 4, Dining room table seat 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air propane gas central heating main floor, zoned electric heat second floor....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed, bath and kitchen linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Front windows with shore view, patio doors leading to rear patio, seats 8, fireplace, coffee table, television and dvd player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking for up to 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Thermos-style automatic coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large non-stick skillets, pots, pasta cooker, stock pot, slow cooker, electric griddle, waffle maker, coffee grinder, sheet and cake pans, kitchen-aid stand mixer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked kitchen with broad assortment of cookware, serving dishes, dinner service (blue willow), glasses and patioware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Steel interior, ultra-quiet dishwasher with multiple cycles and time delay features....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Sunny, large kitchen with island seating four, expansive views of fields and water....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave with popcorn feature, one touch settings etc....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven, self-cleaning....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt, flour, oil and basic spices available if required or forgotten!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four burner ceramic stove top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Dualit 4-slice toaster or Cuisinart 2-slice toaster....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Three bicycles provided....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor limestone patio with seating for 8....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sit-upon kayak with paddle and life jackets available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Double hammock, rose garden, extensive lawn for playing croquet, horseshoes, baseball....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane (provided), large grilling area with side burner....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Rocking chairs and loungers overlooking waterviews....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Air rafts, water loungers and noodles available....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 15 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$336 $261
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $373.50
  • Pet Fee $37.35
  • Taxes Not included


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Property is cleaned prior to your arrival, with all beds made up, bathroom linens and kitchen linens provided. Cleaning costs are included in rental rates.

High Season rents 4 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. following Saturday. No Weekends during High Season.

Rest of the year rents 4 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. following Friday.

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15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Inn at Lake on the Mountain
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Glenora Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Picton Golf Club
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Loyalist Parkway Highway 33
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sandbanks Provincial Park

Car: Necessary

Enjoy Ontario's newest designated wine growing region with many wineries and the County's only cidery close by.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We love summer water activities, history and exploring the country side. The County offers all sorts of opportunities to indulge us in these passions within a beautiful and relaxed setting.

Why the Owner Chose Prince Edward County, ON, Canada:
Intrigued by the history of the area, charmed by the pastoral nature of the County, we felt we'd arrived home when we found the farmhouse. It is hard to describe the peacefulness of the setting, where only the brids singing and the wind blowing through the leaves of the trees can be the only sound you hear. Yet there is so much to do when you feel like getting out and seeing things!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Noodle wars in the water, kayaking along the shore, sunsets on the dock that are beyond compare. Idling reading by the water on the cedar swing while a family of mink scampers along the shore. Fireflies. Rainy day board games or cut throat croquet on sunny afternoons. Watching the moon rise over the house as the fire sparks in the firebowl, an owl hoots on its way and laughter spills out as you flame your marshmallows. Sleeping with the windows open to the sound of water lapping softly on the shore. Knowing tomorrow you can do this all over again makes for the most wonderful sleep.

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

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  • County Loyalist Farmhouse.

    County Loyalist Farmhouse.

  • Livingroom with two hundred year old exposed beams (axe marks visible!).

    Livingroom with two hundred year old exposed beams (axe marks visible!).

  • Twin front bedroom with 2 windows overlooking orchard and waterfront.

    Twin front bedroom with 2 windows overlooking orchard and waterfront.

  • Twin back bedroom with 3 windows overlooking pastures.

    Twin back bedroom with 3 windows overlooking pastures.

  • Dooryard entry looking out to Adolphus  Reach.

    Dooryard entry looking out to Adolphus Reach.

  • Patio off living room at rear of County Loyalist Farmhouse where BBQ is located.

    Patio off living room at rear of County Loyalist Farmhouse where BBQ is located.

  • Chairs and firebowl in the meadows surrounding County Loyalist.

    Chairs and firebowl in the meadows surrounding County Loyalist.

  • Looking up to County Loyalist from the dock.

    Looking up to County Loyalist from the dock.

  • Shoreline below waterfront seating.

    Shoreline below waterfront seating.

  • Every night a different sunset for your enjoyment!

    Every night a different sunset for your enjoyment!

  • Waterfront and forty foot dock.

    Waterfront and forty foot dock.

  • No, not giant marshmallows!  Our neighbour's hayfield....

    No, not giant marshmallows! Our neighbour's hayfield....

  • Kitchen island and great room.

    Kitchen island and great room.

  • MBR with scenic views every way you look.

    MBR with scenic views every way you look.

  • Queen front BR with views of water from 2 windows

    Queen front BR with views of water from 2 windows

  • Quiet corner on the  2nd floor with view of water.

    Quiet corner on the 2nd floor with view of water.

  • Walking in the back yard.

    Walking in the back yard.

  • Hideaway in a bower built for two.

    Hideaway in a bower built for two.

  • Summer bounty in surrounding farmland (sometimes wheat or soybean)..

    Summer bounty in surrounding farmland (sometimes wheat or soybean)..

  • Relax under the basswood by the shore.

    Relax under the basswood by the shore.

  • The first hundred feet of waterfront (there's 200 more....).

    The first hundred feet of waterfront (there's 200 more....).

  • A stiff breeze at the dock.

    A stiff breeze at the dock.

  • Rush hour at County Loyalist.

    Rush hour at County Loyalist.

  • A winter guest at County Loyalist.

    A winter guest at County Loyalist.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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200+ Yr Old House - Waterfront - 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8

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