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Historical Cottage Within Walking Distance To Theatres, River and Downtown.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Rent the Entire Property With On Site Parking, Two Bedrooms

This charming Early Gothic Ontario cottage is your home away from home. On a quiet residential street one block from the Avon river park system, this house and property give you all the excitement of the city with all the peace and tranquility of cottage life. An easy walk to world-class theatres, unique shopping, fine restaurants and galleries. Enjoy all the excitement Stratford has to offer, then come home to savor the peace…

This family home has been lovingly restored by a professional designer with your comfort and convenience in mind. The house is ground floor accessible, with a screened front porch and back patio. The two elegant main floor bedrooms will sleep four, fine linens provided.

The open living room, with working fireplace and twelve foot ceilings exudes an old world ambience, with a chef's library to transport you to exotic locales. The dining table seats eight comfortably, but you will likely prefer to eat your meals outside.

Please make yourself at home on the private back garden patio. There is a gas grill waiting for you to cook meals before or after theatre. The full working kitchen is conveniently located close to the patio. If you prefer, the owners (professionally trained chefs) will be happy to cook for you. Simply enquire with your booking and we will custom design a menu for one special meal or as many as you please.

The bright three piece bathroom also has a whirlpool tub. Other amenities include wireless internet, and has a high efficiency washer and dryer for your convenience. lots of onsite parking and we are non-smoking.

Arrive, settle in, relax in the freedom of your own place for the time you are here, and enjoy the many charms of Stratford, of which this home is surely one.

More Details

Liz Mountain
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2016

About Liz Mountain

Born and raised in Stratford, I am a chef educator by training. Currently I teach children and adults how to grow and cook their own food, as well as lead Slow Food Youth in many activities related to food. An avid hiker, I can be found walking at the Upper Thames Conservation Authority, where I also own a cottage (which I stay at during the summer, which leaves the house free for you!)

Liz Mountain purchased this house in 2008

Why Liz Mountain chose Ontario

The house is so charming and convenient to downtown, I had to buy it!

What makes this house unique

The house is 140 years old and has been lovingly cared for so it still possesses many of its original architectural features. Whether it is the high baseboards, pine floors, original windows or large living room, the house is lovely, warm and inviting.


4.7/5 -
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Historical Cottage Within Walking Distance To Theatres, River and Downtown.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Perfectly enchanting home and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home in terms of scale, amenities, furnishings, and décor/artwork/books. Clean and shiny and well stocked. Great beds! Located one block north of the Avon River park system; and very close to the Festival Theater and to historic downtown. Plenty of parking. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this home to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and tranquil

  • 4 of 5

Charming, spacious cottage. Terrific location - very quiet, easy walking distance to all the theatres and to downtown. Extremely thoughtful host - providing coffee for the morning was a lovely touch given how late we arrived the previous evening. It was so nice to have the patio for relaxing. cookbook collection ever! My daughter an I had so much fun browsing. We will definitely stay here on future visits to Stratford. It was so much nicer than a hotel in so many, many ways. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retreat home to learn from

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed there and it is perfection in peacefulness, charm, location, and property layout and amazing hosts that have thought of everything for our enjoyment and convenience.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Barber's Daughter has great taste in jewelry and in homes. A world traveller who found our quaint cottage the perfect respite for a mini vacation. We hope you will also enjoy the great location, peaceful neighbourhood and charm of our cottage.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
London International or Toronto International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boar's Head
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Stratford Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Stratford Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mercer Hall
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
West Coast of Lake Huron
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Stratford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1564 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with closet, chest of drawers and desk.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Front room with closet, desk and chair and armoire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wireless Internet available.

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