About the property
- Chateau / Country House5600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
5600 Sq Ft, 9 Bedroom 6.5 bath home with games room, indoor pool, sauna, hot-tub
Enjoy our Lord of the Rings themed 5600 sq ft home with several gathering or meeting rooms. The home can accommodate 20+ guests. When not doing group bookings we also operate as a B&B. We are located near Merrickville, Ontario, in a small Hamlet called Eastons Corners.
Note that VRBO rates are shown in US$ by default.
Please note that we are NOT a waterfront cottage or an hotel/motel but a large home that's perfect for group bookings. The Rideau river is a few miles away should you be wishing to go fishing. We are a couple who enjoy sharing our lovingly decorated home. Surrounded by farms, including one across the road that sells fresh eggs, goat milk products, and other items we are in the country but close to several towns if you forgot to bring something.
This home is perfect for large family gatherings or other group activities. There are 6 Suites, each with a bathroom. Three suites have two bedrooms, 2 suites have one bedroom and a sitting rooms with a sofa bed that can sleep 2 persons. One suite has 2 beds (one king, one queen) in the same room. We also have an extra air bed available if needed. The Dragons Lair suite rooms is the only suite without an ensuite but shares a bathroom from the hallway. Two other Suites (Knights Rest Suite and Reaves Realm Suite) share a private bathroom that is located between the 2 bedrooms. There are a total of 6 full bathrooms and 1 powder room. One bedroom suite (Valinor) is located on the main floor and is accessible without needing stairs. Most beds are queen size with memory foam toppers, there are also 2 king and 1 twin bed.
Our large, well stocked 500 sq ft kitchen is centrally located and is often the focus of gatherings and fun. It has an electric stove/oven as well as a gas cook top in a 10 ft long island , and includes two side by side refrigerators. In addition, there are 2 other large rooms, a sun room and sitting room, just off the kitchen, and a games room upstairs for our guests to enjoy.
We provide you with everything needed to make you feel relaxed and at home. We also provide free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The expansive parking area is big enough to accommodate at least 9 vehicles.
Relax on our front veranda with your cup of tea or coffee and watch the the day go by or hang out on the back deck and enjoy something on the BBQ. Play a game of volleyball, or bocce or croquet or enjoy a campfire when outside; when indoors, a game of pool, darts, crokinole, or hockey or one of the many board games in the games room.
Vacation rental guests enjoy total privacy in the home. There will be only one group of guests at a time. Ideal for a large group who want their own private vacation retreat. Also ideal for wedding groups, reunions or any other group activity. The owners or their replacements when they are away will always call (or ring doorbell) before entering the rented premises (the pool and hot-tub must be inspected daily to monitor sanitization and water levels). We (or our managers when we are away) live in a separate basement suite and are periodically available for assistance and information as needed.
Our indoor swimming pool is available year round (a pool heating charge applies during winter months). The 5 person hot-tub and 2 person infrared sauna are also available year round.
Suitability: Low allergen environment. We rent to families and mature adults. Children are welcome, provided they are supervised and especially enjoy our pool; sometimes for hours on any given day. Adult (over 14 yrs old) supervision required over children as there is no Lifeguard on duty for the pool/ hot tub facilities.
Absolutely no smoking in the house.
Pets NOT ALLOWED due to allergens for other visitors with sensitivities.
PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we do not charge a cleaning fee as we expect our guests to leave Middelshire in a tidy state much as it was when your group arrived. Although we wash the linens, make all the beds wash all the pool towels and sweep out all the rooms, we expect that the dishes will be washed, and all garbage removed from rooms and put in bags.
Additionally the kitchen countertops should be wiped down and the cook tops should be left as clean as they were when you arrived.
As we must pay for each bag of garbage, we ask that our guests use the provided recycling bins to recycle anything that is not garbage.
Should you decide to rearrange the furniture during your stay, please take the time to place things back in their original position before you leave. Often there's only a 4 hour window between group bookings and that does not afford us the time to redecorate and do much cleaning for the next group.
We do have numerous decorative items throughout, to give it a genuine "Home" feel; most are on shelves that are higher up, but if you have numerous children that you plan to leave the run of our home without supervision then this is probably not the place for your group.
Our home is located in Eastons Corners, Ontario. Pubs, restaurants, pizza and ice cream shop and liquor store are 10 km away in Merrickville. We are on Cty Rd 16 west of Merrickville and 15 min South East from Smiths Falls. We are also 30 mins north of Brockville.
In the countryside but within 1 hour of Ottawa / Gatineau, and 7 minutes from the lovely village of Merrickville , called Jewel of the Rideau, which is known for its charm, boutique shopping, many well attended events and its large numbers of artisans.
There are several golf courses within 20-30 min drive.
Linens and towels are provided, all you should need to bring is food for your group and your personal items.
Note: When not doing a group booking, We operate as a B&B so to ensure availability for your large group, you are advised to book early. As soon as we get one B&B room booking for a given date we are no longer available for a group booking on that date.
We occasionally host Murder Mysteries where the guests are the characters. If you're interested in hosting one during your stay, please contact us.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About John Middelveen
We are a retired military couple and enjoy meeting new friends from all corners of the earth. Our skills are shared in the building of our home. One of us is more on the artistic side and the other more technical. Building the house for the most, by ourselves, we have learned to compromise with each other (sort of) to achieve something that we are both proud to share with our guests.
John Middelveen purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2011
Why John Middelveen chose Merrickville-Wolford
We're in a rural area but close to several major cities and we're close to the Rideau Canal system. We purchased this half built house and spent 2 years renovating/ completing it. It has been a learning experience also very fulfilling because it allowed us to grow and display our talents both in building and embellishing our home. We're so proud of our accomplishment that it gives us pleasure to share it with guests that we hope will become friends.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This is a fairly large house that has a comfortable feel of home to it. There are many areas that allow you to conduct different activities at the same time without interfering with each other. The long front veranda is a wonderful place to sit and watch the groups of cyclist ride by in the summer while enjoying the peace of the countryside. There are also several garden areas on the property and advice from other gardeners is always welcome.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best place for long weekend and gatherings.
I had my best stay ever in B&B middelshire. It is a perfect option for large groups of people. The owner is very friendly and welcome. You can have everything like in door heated pool, hot tube, sauna, pool table. I will definitely go there again.
Lovely home with plenty of space. It was perfect for our group. Highly recommend it!
Lovely home with great sized room and plenty of bathrooms. Kitchen had everything you need. Pool area is nice. Games room is a great size for everyone to enjoy. Location is great and it has ample parking.
Impressive in every way!
We were a group of 13 and we also did a murder mystery. The exceptional and friendly service started long before we arrived. The owners John and Adina were very patient with my many questions and multiple changes to our large groups needs. The home is large and beautifully decorated. The massive indoor pool and hot tub was just what the doctor ordered during a bitterly cold week-end in January. The owners were always smiling and genuinely wanted to make us all happy, and that is exactly what happened. The group is already planning ur next visit and we can’t wait!
We plan an annual girl's weekend every year. As we are a large group of 10-12, our main criteria is enough space. We've been using VRBO for a few years now. This year Middelshire caught my eye. The house and it's amenities did not disappoint. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub as well as the games room. The owner's were very friendly and welcoming. John was quick to offer his knowledge and assistance in any way we needed. We loved it so much we have already re-booked for next year.
Middelshire is a beautiful place - so comfortable and relaxing.
There were 6 of us there for 3 nights - we all thought it was a great spot - everything was taken care of - beds very comfortable. We also thought the hosts, John and Adina, were so welcoming and friendly and ready to assist when needed. Enjoyed the breakfast each day as well - very nutritious. Overall, a wonderful stay.
Great place for a large gathering
This place was a great place to stay for a family gathering. Plenty of space with lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. The indoor pool was amazing and well maintained. We will definitely be going back in future years.
It was nice having your group here, as they were all well behaved. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy our facilities. Your level of cleanup was very good, which made it easy to get ready for our next group that arrived the next day. We look forward to seeing your group again in another year or two.
In the countryside but within 1 hour of Ottawa/Gatineau, and 7 minutes from the lovely village of Merrickville, called Jewel of The Rideau, which is known for its charm, boutique shopping, many well attended events and its large numbers of artisans. There is a large set of locks (Rideau Canal) in the middle of the village. There are several golf courses within 20-30 mins drive. The town of Smiths Falls is 15 minutes NW and the town of Brockville is 30 minutes south. In Brockville you can enjoy the Aquatarium, or do a 1000 Islands boat cruise.