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2 night minimum September, October, November // 3 night minimum in summer
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Glenville Cottage is a charming century cottage (a traditional style Cape Breton farmhouse) located in "The Glen", less than 10 minutes to Inverness or Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. Location is key with this property. It's rural but just off Route 19, the main highway that curves through western Cape Breton. Beautiful view of the Cape Mabou Highlands, the same ones that the Glenora Distillery is nestled in. There's a spacious deck to enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun and the lovely scenery. As day turns to evening, catch a glimpse of the sunset over the Cape Mabou Highlands, read in the hammock or relax in one of two hammock swings, or BBQ and play some tunes on the deck. The sound of the brook and the unbelievably clear starry nights are enchanting. This is your home away from home vacation rental on Cape Breton Island. Also, the Glenora Distillery, with its great dining, ceilidhs, scenery and bar, is just a few minutes away by car (or walking distance, if you want to enjoy some whisky).
ABOUT GLENVILLE COTTAGE:
Glenville Cottage is a bright, open concept living space which can accommodate up to 6 people – 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds) and bath (with jacuzzi tub) upstairs. There are 4 entrances and lots of natural light, with a large, spacious deck off the back of the house, which offers views of the Cape Mabou highlands. Every season is spectacular.
The home was built around 1901 but has had many renovations in recent years. There are Honduras pitch pine hardwood floors throughout. The modern kitchen is fully-equipped. Four skylights on the second floor add beautiful light during the day and offer a chance to stargaze from your bed at night. The jacuzzi bath tub is a relaxing way to end the day.
Truly a place of solitude, there is no cable television or telephone, but you won't be completely disconnected. We do have the convenience of wi-fi/high speed, a television and DVD player.
The cottage has a feeling of privacy but is centrally located just off Route 19 directly between the villages of Inverness and Mabou, both located near the ocean. Guests have told us that our convenient location is a great starting point for day trips all across the island. Inverness, less than a 10 minute drive, has gorgeous Inverness Beach (Supervised by Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service) with boardwalk, shops, hospital, Arts Centre and is home to Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses. Mabou, the same distance in the other direction, has more beaches, hiking, square dances, and the wonderful Red Shoe Pub. Walk to the Glenora Distillery, half a mile away for fine dining, the beautiful bar, daily live music, and single malt whiskey.
There's lots to do in the immediate local area (Inverness, Mabou, Port Hood, Margaree) – relaxing on the beach, hiking, golfing, touring, galleries, ceilidhs and square dances, whale-watching, fly-fishing, kayaking, local artists and crafts.
DISTANCE BY CAR TO LOCAL AREAS
10 minutes to Inverness – Cabot Links Golf Course, beaches, shopping, restaurants, art gallery, boardwalk, harness racing, bike & kayak rentals (Eagle Eye Outfitters)
12 minutes to Cabot Cliffs Golf Course
10 minutes to Mabou – beaches, Red Shoe Pub, Sunday farmers' market (one of the most delightful in Nova Scotia), artists, museum
1 hour to beginning of Cabot Trail (Cheticamp side) – hiking, touring of the Highlands National Park
1 hour to Baddeck – shopping, restaurants, boat tours, Alexander Graham Bell's summer residence
20 minutes to Port Hood – swimming, boat tours, boardwalk
30 minutes to Margaree Forks – fishing, touring, beaches, restaurants
30 minutes to hiking at Sight Point – amazing hiking and views
Although we adore pets, we apologize but we don't accept pets at this time.
Note: we do share a driveway with 2 other homes that are used partially as summer cottages.
ABOUT BRANDON & BRENNA:
We grew up in Mabou and Inverness, respectively. We bought this home in 2013, when Brenna was pregnant with Lucinda. We enjoy the opportunity to spend some weekends and vacations in Glenville as we always leave feeling refreshed. It's a very beautiful property and one we're very happy to have available to those of you visiting our lovely corner of the world.