3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 6 people
Spacious veranda on main floor. I bedroom on the first floor, next to bathroom and living room; two bedrooms on the second floor.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
About Stewart Applegath
Bell's father built this cottage in the 1950's for his growing family. Bell eventually took the property after her mother and father passed away. By that time, we had already built a house in Chimney Corner, on the coast. We still use the barn on the property during the summers to operate a gallery for our work, Cape Breton Clay, but the barn is far enough from the house to still afford complete privacy.
Stewart Applegath purchased this cottage in 1955
Why Stewart Applegath chose Margaree Valley
This cottage is only two minutes from the Cabot Trail, and in one of the most beautiful, pastoral spots on Cape Beton. There are big lawns, lots of flower beds, trees, and a babbling brook which runs beside the property. The cottage is set back quite far from the road, and there is a generous driveway. You will also be close to a number of excellent eateries- good for brunches or excellent dinners. (The iconic Dancing Goat Bistro is 2 minutes away; it has gained a reputation Island-wide as the 'go-to' eatery, serving fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunches, along with all kinds of coffees, pastries and other fresh-baked goods). You're also a stone's throw from one of Canada's finest heritage rivers, the Margaree River, renowned world-wide for its salmon and trout fishing.
What makes this cottage unique
There is also a good general store closeby, which stocks everything you will need, and has its own butchery. There is no shortage of things to do in the area. It's twenty minutes to the coast and three lovely beaches: Chimney Corner, Whale Cove and Margaree Harbour beaches are all spectacular! Chimney Corner is great for kids, with a gradual drop-off in the water; Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses. The Broad Cove area offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Cliffs golf courses by the sea (respectively #43 and #9 in the world, according to Golf Digest), which are only 20 minutes away and offer a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk art to be found locally.