Renovated Historic Farm House on 133 Acres -- Bright, Private, Quiet
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- Minimum stay:7-180 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
466 Old Milford Road is a beautiful farm property located in historic Prince Edward County, just 2 hours from Toronto and 45 minutes from Kingston. The property is 5 minutes south of the town of Picton, with 1100 feet of frontage on the old road to Milford. It’s surrounded by fields, farms, old Ontario towns, and is a stone’s throw from about the best beaches in Ontario.
The main house is set well back from the road in a quiet place. It's a 150 year old brick structure with an open ground floor plan comprising a spacious dining room and living room with a high efficiency wood-burning, stone fireplace. There's a vinyl record player, ipod connection and amp to boot! Large windows surround the original footprint of the house. There are original wood floors and area rugs, and enough chairs to seat a crowd.
On the 2nd floor, there are 4 cozy bedrooms each with a queen bed. Duvets, quilts, pillows, and 100% cotton linens and towels are provided. Much of the furniture was handed down by grandmothers and great-grandmothers, who hailed from various farms themselves.
A large addition opens to the south and west with views across our fields and down the lane. The new kitchen, bathroom, laundry and expansive family room are located in the addition. There are simple heated concrete floors, stainless steel countertops, an electric stove and oven, full fridge, half fridge and a large pantry. The lower living room also has a wood-burning, stone fireplace and a separate entrance to the terrace at the back of the house. It’s the epicentre of games, puzzles, a great DVD/VHS collection, lego, and playmobil.
The rear terrace is a fabulous spot for long lunches with friends and family as our resident oriole friends flit by and the rosé stays chilled on ice :) .
Beyond the terrace is a cluster of outbuildings on the property, within which we have built a large circular limestone fire pit. it is a gathering spot for good conversation and late night stargazing. It has been used, on occasion, for roasting local lamb and, more often, not-so-local marshmallows.
One of our past guests has written:
“It’s all so comfortable, spacious and tasteful that we completely relax. The views out all the windows are wonderful all day and night long and they change from moment to moment (there was a crescent moon out the kitchen windows in the wee hours this weekend). We have all that we need for a holiday right around us: walks along the farm lane or across the fields; sunset dinners on the porch; a country drive to the dunes at Sandbanks (where the wind, sand and surf blow the busyness out of our minds); bike rides into Picton for the Saturday paper and coffee; chopping wood and collecting kindling; enjoying the stars before bed. For the most part, we just want to stick around here – even though there are great places to eat, great cheeses to buy and wines to taste, we tend to do it all in one day so that we can just come back, light the fire, make a BBQ, read, read, read (or watch one of the great films you have in your collection!). Each time we come the trees around the house are about to burst and I can only imagine how lovely it is when the lavender is in bloom and your old, french garden flowers emerge from between the tall grasses (and “weeds”!) -- Anne.
Member since: 2015
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Carrara marble vanity with double sinks
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 - Jan 7, 2018
180 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150.40
- Refundable Damage Deposit $752.00
- Tax Rate 13%
** Guest cabin rental, if requested, adds $900/week
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Andrew grew up in Kingston and enjoyed the endless beaches at Sandbanks as a kid. Over the years, our 3 children have loved our many many trips to the same beaches (the best kept secret in southern Ontario!), as well as the rare freedom to roam the fields surrounding the house and barns.
Why the Owner Chose Prince Edward County, ON, Canada:
We have loved the County for many years and stumbled into buying the property in 2003. We believe the house was built around 1848 by one Jasper Dingman, who by fluke is a distant ancestor of Ruth’s. We didn’t know that when we bought the property but it became apparent as we looked into the historical records and noted the writing on the original land title. We have a lot of land, stretching almost 2 km in a triangular plot of land that is still intact from the original survey in the late 1700s. We have lovingly renovated the property over the past 12 years to both preserve Jasper's great work and to adapt to living comfortably in the 21st century.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The Farm is our great escape from city life year round. It is situated super-conveniently: about 2-1/4 hrs from Toronto, just 10 to 15 mins from Sandbanks, 6 minutes from Picton, and 100m from the road making it a quiet, private place to relax, without feeling isolated. You can walk down the lane for about a kilometre with fields opening on either side of you and we have a pond where the deer enjoy hanging out. We are big fans of the bird population, including redtail hawks, kestrels, great blue herons and a mama oriole who comes back to nest with us every year. We also have a good sawwhet owl rescue story!
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Our farm house looking across one of the many gorgeous southern Ontario vistas
original brick house
Lower living room
The upper living room
carrara marble vanity with double sinks
South-facing view from the kitchen
Driveway, lilacs, and pear trees
Sandbanks 2 -- endless fun!
covered terrace area
Lower living room looking west down the lane
Dining room looking into kitchen and addition
upper living room, JB Bett was a family member of the previous owners
Typical bedroom with queen-size bed and 100% cotton linens
West end of guest cabin looking toward firepit + tractor barn
The back terrace looking west down the lane
Sandbanks Provincial Park -- endless beach!
Little bluff beach
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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