In the early 1950's our Father designed the house and our maternal Grandfather had it built in 1952. My sister and I are third generation owners of this amazingly beautiful and private property. We have had the pleasure of renting it to summer travelers since the early 1970's.
The outside is cedar shingled and the inside has spruce tongue and groove walls floors. In this 1 and 1/2 story home there are three large bedrooms and one bathroom. There is a cathedral ceiling in the very large living room (17'x27' / 5.23m x 8.30m) and a proper country eat-in kitchen (14'x19' / 4.31m x 5.85m). All rooms are nicely furnished with period pieces and many handmade hooked rugs. The house is comfortable and filled with old world charm.
Our cottage is located on a very secluded spot on the property. Peace, quiet and privacy are yours for a 3 night minimum visit. It has been our honour to rent to four honeymoon couples, three wedding parties and four wedding receptions.
Our Karsdale, Nova Scotia property stretches between the Annapolis Basin and the Bay of Fundy; shore to shore. We have 237 acres of woodland and shoreline for your enjoyment. Wildlife on the property consists of hummingbirds, deer, rabbits, hawks, loons, woodchucks, and chipmunks, just to name a few. The Thorne's Cove shore is about 60’ / 18.5m from the living room door, providing a spectacular view. The bank is steep and we no longer offer direct access to the cove.
We have numerous indoor and outdoor games. Table tennis can be set up in the 1-1/2 story, two car detached garage. Also available are horseshoes, badminton, board games, puzzles, over 350 movies and over 200 books. If you wish to leave the property there is golfing, whale watching or canoeing all within a 40 minute drive.
Annapolis Royal (c1604) is North America's oldest permanent European settlement and about a 15 minute drive from the property. There you will find numerous artisan and antique shops and several very good restaurants. The local area abounds with over 400 years of history and should be considered as a travel destination.
Please notice the dozens of guest reviews under 'Guestbook comments from the owner'. This can be found at the bottom of the page. We took 2017 off, but are back now and ready to offer our home to you.