This historic Acadian house on Cheticamp Island has fields down to the harbour and sunny views from every window. Peaceful privacy w. easy access to Cape Breton HIghlands National Park (10 minutes) and town of Cheticamp (7 minutes) with restaurants, shops, music, and whale cruises. Island is connected to mainland and Cabot Trail by a causeway running along a warm water sandy swimming beach. From house, trails lead to beach, high Capes on the Gulf of St Lawrence, and lighthouse at the tip of island. Enjoy a family vacation hiking in the Park, strolling paths on the island, swimming at the beach, paddling the harbour, playing horseshoes, picking blueberries, biking to the lighthouse, or taking turns lying in the hammock, admiring the fabulous views. Recently renovated house features wood stove, laundry, WiFi, cable, full fleet of bikes, small boats,and much more. Reserving for the fall and for summer 2011.
A house with a story!
Perched above the harbour that separates it from the town and the Highlands National Park , this simple Acadian style house was was originally located at Cap Rouge in Park. When the Park was established in 1940, it was removed (floated!) to Cheticamp Island. The house is fully renovated and equipped and is happily surrounded by acres and acres of hay fields and forest. The 'Queen' of Cheticamp Island!
This wonderful property is located on Island Light Road, a dirt road that runs along the harbour of Cheticamp Island, from the warm sand beach at the causeway that leads to the island, to Point Enrage and its lighthouse at the north end of the island. A good road for walking and for biking. Trails from the back of the house lead to the head land capes on the the 'back of the island'- 150 foot cliffs over the Gulf of St Lawrence. Many berries to pick on the way, and whales,seals, and eagles of several kinds to visit.
The house provides a private retreat for a couple, or a happy vacation for an entire family. We love children, and responsible dogs.....both can run free to their heart's content. The house is far back from the quiet road, well equipped with games, books and bikes. Rowboats.
The fishing village of Cheticamp is located on the Cabot Trail at the western entrance to the spectacular Highlands National Park, and is the heart of Acadian culture on Cape Breton. Cheticamp Island is connected to the mainland by a beach/causeway and offers quiiet privacy yet easy access to many fine restaurants, shops, local music and whale watching tours in town. Choose to hike the many trails in the Park or to explore the paths on the island. Walk to to the cliffs on the Gulf of St Lawrence, to the lighthouse, or to the long warm-water sand beach. Watch whales feeding off the point, row across the harbour to town for lunch, and come home to enjoy the view.
Other Activities: whale watching
Golf: A fine Golf course with views of the Highlands located 10 minutes a way