Old Nova Scotia Home Near the Ocean in a Nature Lovers Paradise
House, near the beach with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 175 m2 (1885 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is in a beautiful, rural setting close to the ocean. Our property is secluded by 15 acres of trees and a long driveway and is enhanced with extensive flower and vegetable gardens. The house is 140 years old and we have been lovingly restoring it with modern conveniences and attention to comfort and color. Our house is clean and comfortable and we often enjoy sharing it with friends and family. The first floor includes a livingroom, a large kitchen with adjoining diningroom that includes a woodstove and two offices, one of which has a double futon. Also on the first floor is a toilet that includes a washer and dryer. On the second floor there is a master bedroom with a small balcony overlooking the gardens and two additional bedrooms that have 1 single bed in each as well as a pull-out cot. The full bathroom on the second floor includes a glassed-in tile shower and a clawfoot tub. We recently installed a patio on the back of the house where we often have summer meals in the sunshine or in the seasonal screen-room.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, fax, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Hiking, swimming, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
We live in the small fishing village of Little Harbour which is made up of both permanent and summer residents. The fishing wharf is still in operation with several boats actively fishing for lobster. We are on a gravel road which ends at a point that includes a beautiful, secluded marsh and long sand beach. At the end of the beach is a large, saltwater lake that we often canoe. 5 minutes away, by way of car in the other direction there is another beautiful beach called Louis Head that is popular in the summer for walking, bathing and camping. The nearest town to us is Lockeport which is on an island and reached via a causeway that includes a beautiful sand beach. The town of Lockeport includes a bank, pharmacy, small market, liquor store, restaurant, museum, events stage and very friendly people. The next nearest town is Shelburne which is the county seat and is slightly larger, including some fine restaurants, a shopping mall, museums, a performing arts centre and gallery, an historic waterfront and a hospital.
Something about ourselves
My husband and I have two children, Isabella (17)and Miles (15). I am a property appraiser and work from home via high-speed internet. My husband is the manager of the Osprey Arts Centre (ospreyartscentre.com) in Shelburne as well as a freelance writer. I am also an artist and have a pottery studio with a tilemaker friend a few doors away. My family and I are very active in the community, creating and supporting the arts and culture that we feel are unique and valuable to our area. We enjoy the quiet of our property where most of the time all one hears are birds and waves in the distance. Our children want to travel as much as possible and we feel the house exchange program is a perfect solution. Isabella and Miles are very respectful and adult-like teenagers who are anxious to see the world. We love to travel and just had our first exchange in August 2012 with a lovely family near Paris and are anxious to do it again. We would treat your home with respect as if it were our own. We love to experience the culture that we visit and we feel that the best way to do that is to not just visit but live in it.