5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9. Huge sunny deck, great views, pastoral setting.
About Katie Fagan
Our descendants all come from Cape Breton and moved to Halifax and Boston in the early 1900's but Cape Breton is where our heart's are. Three generations of family come back each year to this very special part of the world that is so beautiful and a respite from the heat and pace of city life.
Katie Fagan purchased this Cottage in 1968
Why Katie Fagan chose Baddeck
Our parents were avid sailors and The Brasdor lakes provide some of the best saling in the world. Our property is right on the water with spectacular views so they fell in love with the property on their cruises throughout the lakes back in the 50's.
What makes this Cottage unique
This a Two Hundred Forty acre property with three cottages. The main house offers a great family gathering place, the adjacent cottage offers great privacy and finally there is a one bedroom art studio. The main cottage has a brand new expansive deck that is wonderful for taking in the spectacular views and reading books.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No food items are to be left in the refrigerator or the cabinets. A portion of the damage deposit will be withheld for this inconvenience.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family cottage holiday at its best!
Thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at the farm!
Daytrips around Cape Breton Island were memorable and quiet days/evenings at the beautiful cottages equally enjoyed. We holidayed with 3 married children and a 1 yr old grandson. All the baby items were onsite. Lots of room for everyone to play games/eat together. The kitchen fully equipped. The three cottages allowed everyone to spread out and have some quiet times. The deck views were beautiful! We holidayed late August so bugs were few, the tempertures very comfortable and the wild blueberries plentiful!
The only disappointment was we had to leave.
Great Family Vacation
The house was great for our family of 8 and having the 2 separate cottages was nice giving some their own space. The view was beautiful and relaxing. Location is in a private area and a short 20 minute drive from Baddeck center. Everything is in the house that you need. Great windows open at night for a breeze. We enjoyed the Cabot Trail and did the Skyline walk, Amoeba Sail boat from Baddeck, Glenora Destillery, Red Shoe Pub, drinks and lunch at Cabot Links, golf at Bell Bay in Baddeck, Tubing down the Margaree River (highlight) and Spruce Hill Brewery (great for an afternoon of music and beer) and visits to a few beaches in Inverness and Sydney.
Only recommendation is to have a portable fan for every room in the summer as it was hot during the week we were there in July. Also bring bug spray for mosquitos and black flies as they were everywhere in Cape Breton but the spray helps a bit.
Great week, we loved Cape Breton. Thank you for lettings us rent your property.
Peaceful retreat in convenient 3-house setup
We were looking for a vacation rental to accomodate a group of 5 adults and 4 children and the 3-house property proved ideal: clean, peaceful, functional. Baddeck is 15 minutes away and has everything you need. The patio is great and there is lots of playing space for kids , but the abundance of black flies limited our ability to enjoy it fully -- apparently this year is exceptional in this regard. The owners were quick to respond to our inquiries and made great recommendations (Red Shoe Pub in Mabou among them). Overall a great stay in Cape Breton.
Home away from home
The three buildings on this property are located right on Bras d’Or Lake. Stunning views of the sunrise. They are centrally located between Baddeck and the Gaelic College and so excellent for the Celtic Colours Festival. The main house kitchen was well equipped. The living area was comfortable and the large deck had very relaxing views. The main house and studio with the bathroom did need moderate attention for cleaning when we arrived which the owners attended to the next day. Given the cost, we would have expected everything to be checked before our arrival. On site laundry and clothesline were very useful. The owners were very helpful when it came to sorting out the dates we wanted to stay as it was their end of season. The owners were also available by phone and email and were very quick to respond which we appreciated. So, overall, it was a wonderful setting at the end of a quiet road. A great get-away.
Bras d'Ors Bliss!
The farm was a wonderful place to stay for our entire family. We had 3 couples, one with baby, and three teenagers. The view was beautiful and the location convenient. The owner was responsive to every inquiry and question. The only down side was the internet is anemic which was only important for work that couldn't wait.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. With regard to the internet we pay for the highest speed available and that said connecting to the internet via our phone often works better. When it comes to my own work, sometimes I need to go in town to the business center which is extremely fast. They ask for a dollar donation for their services!
Amazing property with extremely thoughtful hosts - we had a great family vacation in Baddeck!
Exquisite property - great escape for anyone looking to unplug.
This property is 5 minutes off of the Cabot Trail and 10 minutes to the center of Baddeck (Hub of The Cabot Trail).
For golfers it is 45 minutes from the now World famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliff's Golf Courses and 1 hour in the other direction, Highland Links.
You can enjoy yourself on our expansive deck overlooking The Brasdor Lakes or grab your mountain bike to explore the back roads of the area.
Make sure to go for a sail on the Schooner "Amoeba" in Baddeck which is one of the best adventures in town.
The Center of Celtic Colours is at The Gaelic College and just 10 minutes away.