Between Breton and Wreck Cove they say there's buried treasure. Use your Breton Cove Hideaway as a jumping off point for your own great treasure hunt.
Sample wild blueberries in fields with eagles flying overhead. Take a path to the beach smelling fresh mint in the woods. Hike down to the beach and you'll find myriad shells and rocks of many colors. About a km further south there's sandy beaches and caves and a fresh pond on one side. Watch for trout at dusk. Ask for clues for treasure holes!!
Return to the Hideaway and relax in a spacious living room with extended Douglas fir beams, 4 bedrooms sleeping 8, cozy stoves in dining and living rooms, a deck ... Even a ballfield across the Cabot Trail, for the young of heart and body next to the Gaelic Singers hall just across the Cabot Trail.
Enjoy a day pass at sister property Cabot Shores or an evening of entertainment great food. Then return for romance or an evening with your family.
Hiking the Highlands of Cape Breton from Skir Dhu: Do you like to hike off the beaten track?
Just go out the door at Breton Cove/Skir Dhu and there's great hiking and walking?
Go across the Cabot Trail and there's a trail with scenic vistas of the highlands, the Atlantic/St. Anne's Bay and the Bird Islands.
Go up the Trail to the National Park and you'll find countless trails including that for Walker Lake, Mt. Frenny and more.
Come back to Cabot Shores (8 miles south) for a great dinner.
Or go to Cabot Shores for a morning of complementary canoeing/kayaking on our lake and Indian Brook.
Explore The Cabot Trail and Have : Whether a whale watch, local shopping for souvenirs or doing a cultural/historical tour, you're right on the Cabot Trail at Skir Dhu.
Go up Cape Smokey from May-October for views and hikes.
Go down the Trail for Ceilidhs and kitchen parties.
Stay in the Farmhouse and relax, write, meditate, cook...good time with your family or mate or friends...
Thank you for the wonderful venue for us to have a family reunion.The farmhouse was private, clean, & very relaxing. We will return again soon.
The Mercer Family
Dr. Paul and Barbara are the owners and hosts at the Breton Cove Farmhouse.
The location appealed to us because it's 60 acres along the Atlantic and 120 acres in the Cape Breton Highlands.
When we found the farmhouse, we were told to bury it or burn it and rebuilt on site. Dr. Paul choose a third alternative, to renovate with local spruce and hemlock and imported douglass fir beams...
n 2000, we renovated the farmhouse which was a 19th century homestead.working farm which had horses, chickens, pigs and huge gardens and a sawmill..
Dr. Paul walked the land re-created trails that the Urquehardt family.
The house had been a place where midwives delivered babies and there wee many adopted children.
It has since become a spot for travelers who enjoy hiking, swimming, boating, cultural activities such as music in the Gaelic Singers hall across the road
The Breton Cove Hideaway is on the Cabot Trail. You'll find us the right side of the road as you head north towards Ingonish, 23k north of the Englishtown ferry, on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton. Opposite us is the Gaelic Singers Hall and Community center, with a ballfield, dugouts and a field suitable for soccer, frisbee, baseball...
You can explore mountain trails, beautiful fields, and a gentle sloping forest leading down to a small pond and also to a beach on the Atlantic. You can walk south from beach to beach, finding sandy and rocky beaches and the famous Black Rock (Skir Dhu in Gaelic), where one time fishing boats were tied.
Other Activities: snowshoeing, native crafts, basketball, soccer
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: