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Charming Former Church Overlooking Annapolis Royal

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to our “little piece of heaven”!

You will find our summer home situated in historic Granville Ferry, overlooking Canada’s oldest community, Annapolis Royal. We share our special place for a few weeks each summer with travellers to the Annapolis Valley.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church was built in 1863. We took possession in January 2007 and soon began renovations to create our summer home.

This charming former church has been converted to a beautiful, spacious 3-bedroom, 2½ bath, modern cottage with all of the conveniences. The master bedroom includes an ensuite. Each bedroom has a beautiful view of Annapolis Royal. There is a laundry room on the bedroom level.

The well-equipped kitchen is a great entertaining area! There is a barbeque out back to compliment what is being cooked in the kitchen.

While not out exploring the historic sites, North America’s only tidal generating station, and wineries (just to give a few suggestions), there is TV, ping-pong table, books, puzzles and board games for your enjoyment. You may choose to sit out front with a glass of wine watching the tides as they move through their 27-foot change from high tide to low tide. At low tide you can hit the shore to see what treasures you can find!

Annapolis Royal is an easy 2 km walk or drive and we have a list of recommendations of places to visit, things to do, and restaurants to enjoy waiting for you when you arrive.

This season, we are offering the serene Nova Scotia lifestyle during the most beautiful season in the Annapolis Valley. For more information please contact us.

More Details

Anne Fleming-Read
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018


Granville Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All 3 bedrooms have a waterview overlooking Annapolis Royal.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Charming Former Church Overlooking Annapolis Royal
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely fantastic. "The church" was the best vacation rental we ever had, and we had quite a lot in recent years.

After one week still speechless about every single detail. Everything has got so much style.

We will never forget the first breathtaking impression when we entered THE CHURCH. I told my children beforehand that we are in a LITTLE former church. Their reaction was great: Daddy, you said a little former church - this place is pretty far from being small, which was exactly what we were thinking.

The area is great. We have truly spent a week in a heaven-like building in wonderful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place. We really enjoyed the church and if I ever get back up there again I would definitely stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always wonderful to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay at the church. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
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Beautiful place inside and out. So tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully renovated church sits right outside of Annapolis Royal, one of my favourite towns in Nova Scotia. It is immaculately kept and has all the amenities you would want. And such interesting and tasteful decorating. Enjoy the ambience.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Betty, Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. I agree Annapolis Royal is a very special place in Nova Scotia! Anne
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Former church in Granville Ferry

  • 5 of 5

The three of us enjoyed this place very much! The building itself is charming, the inside artwork and decor is interesting (especially the Singer sewing machine, the organ pipes, and the pew seats), and we appreciated that other travelers (?) left several items behind in the fridge, as we also did when we left. It was extremely clean and obviously well cared for. A great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "the church". We had a lot of fun decorating and great to hear you liked it! Thanks for your kind words, Anne
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Such a beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for the wonderful hospitality. The church was breathtaking and the location couldn't be better. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, I am so pleased that your family enjoyed the stay at "the church". It truly is a great place to spend time with family. Anne
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Great Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I rented this church for a six week Summer vacation. Located in the village of Granville Ferry, we had a perfect view of the ever changing Annapolis Basin through the church windows all day long. Only 5 minutes from downtown Annapolis Royal, we found the church to be both comfortable and very well equipped. We had plenty of room to spread out in the variety of living spaces and the well appointed kitchen was much appreciated when we entertained guests. Complete laundry facilities were also available for our use. Overall, this was a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed here to make your vacation memorable. We look forward to meeting you when you return to Nova Scotia next summer. All the best, Anne
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Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Halifax Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Annapolis Royal
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $195.13

Cancellation - 100% if 30 days prior
Check-in is 3:00pm (or other pre-determained time with the owner)
Check -out is 11:00am
No smoking
No lit candles in the building
Not suitable for entertaining family or friends - a great get away location!
ALLERGY ALERT - there is a dog in residence prior to mid-August
There may be road construction during the 2017 season on Granville Road, which the church is located on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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