HISTORIC FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, HOT TUB, STREAM, BARN, 100 ACRES

George Knowles

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HISTORIC FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, HOT TUB, STREAM, BARN, 100 ACRES

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House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Highland Creek Farm, since 1861

Highland Creek Farm is a newly renovated century farmhouse, ideal for a family or two.

The farmhouse is beautifully and privately situated on 100 acres consisting of open fields, surrounded by 13 acres of hardwood maple forest, and 20 acres of cedar forest, with a small creek running across the property. The property enjoys wonderful vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Highland Creek Farm is perfect for family getaways, swimming in the large saltwater pool, a weekend of golf with the guys/girls, a base for mountain or road biking, or just as a unique setting for pleasure or business.

Start your day with breakfast in the sun room overlooking the pool.

Lounge by the pool all day, have a hot tub and then enjoy lunch in the large screened summer porch.

If you are feeling energetic, hike the trails through the hardwood maple forest or follow the stream through the cedar woods, looking for the speckled trout and nesting great blue heron. Watch for deer that come down to drink from the stream.

Play badminton or volleyball or ping pong with your guests, regardless of weather, in the huge restored post and beam barn.

Maybe go for a mountain or road bike around the country side. Keep an eye out for local Mennonite families in their horse drawn carriages.

As the sun sets, relax and enjoy dinners in the large dining room with its pine harvest table that seats 14 guests. Maybe one of your guests can play the piano, while the rest of you enjoy a fire in one of two living rooms.

If you want, its only 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood, or 30 minutes to Wasaga Beach, but you won't want to leave the farm.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi George,



We had a great week at your farm! The kids had an absolute blast swimming and playing in the fields and the barn. We enjoyed so many things that you recommended including paddling the Beaver River, dinner at the Flying Chestnut, and a couple of great bike rides.



I left the key with the cleaners. I told them to communicate with you regarding where they would leave it as I did not want to let them know about your hiding place if you had not already told them.



Enjoy the rest of your summer. Oh and my 10 year old thinks Rat Race is the funniest movie he's ever seen!
Jul 2013
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George Knowles

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A professional couple with two children in university.

George Knowles purchased this farmhouse in 2006

We grew up skiing in winters in the area, but discovered it's fantastic in spring, summer and fall too. Hiking, road biking, riding, fishing, golf or whatever activities you are into.

This farm itself has it all - trails in the woods for hiking, fields for views, a freshwater stream, a fully restored historic farmhouse that pre-dates Canada's confederation. And a giant barn for ping pong, badminton, basketball, working out, or just hanging out.

With trails on 100 acres through the woods and along the fencerows between the fields, you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe without ever leaving the property.

In summer we love to eat all our meals on the screened porch overlooking the pool, or relaxing by the pool with a cold drink. In winter we have lots of guests for dinner in the large farmhouse dining room and relax after in front of the fire with a mug of coffee.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188908vb
(416) 460-7456 (Ontario, Canada)
Collingwood Ontario
toronto, ontario, canada
5

FANTASTIC STAY WITH KIDS

  • 5 of 5
We had a small birthday party for my wife at this property. We stayed 2 nights and had friends over during the day. The kids (ages 0-5) all had a great time running around the property, playing in the converted barn, catching a frog in the stream and at night they watched a movie projected on a huge "screen" in the barn.

The adults enjoyed the farmhouse with all of it's sitting areas, screened in sunroom, and rustic charm.

The property is beautiful. We'd love to return here soon.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188908vb
(416) 460-7456 (Ontario, Canada)
Collingwood Ontario
EAST CONCORD
5

EXCELLENT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This farmhouse was perfect for our family reunion. It has amenities that cater to young children like the pool and the trampoline and also to adults like the hot tub and the trampoline ! The house is very comfortable and has bedrooms on the ground floor for those who have issues dealing with stairs. There are trails around the large property that are great for hiking and lots of possibilities for biking. The large multilevel barn affords the opportunity to play (table tennis or basketball), room for additional guests that like their own space or some quiet time conversing with the scarecrow who is a long term resident. Our stay was during a warmish autumn so we spent almost all our time outside on the large deck or around and in the saltwater swimming pool. In the evening or if there was a passing shower we moved into the large screened porch. Being something of a firefly my only regret is that it was too warm to build a fire in the fireplace in the room where we hung out playing cards / dominoes / chess or draughts (all provided by the owners). Cooling and heating is ably carried out by an environmentally responsible geothermal system with transfers warm or cold air through vents on the ground floor. The owners obviously care deeply for this property making it feels like a real home. For those that want to venture away from the farmhouse there are plenty of opportunities for day trips to beaches, golf courses, farmers market, kayak tours, quaint villages, five star restaurants, ski resorts etc. All in all a first class experience !
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Collingwood Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$950
From
C$1,500
Fri,Sat
C$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$600
From
C$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
C$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$950
C$4,500
C$18,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee C$175
Refundable damage deposit C$500
Notes Statutory Holiday Fee: Add $200 per statutory holiday.
Large Event Fee: Additional $5,000 for use of barn and grounds, plus minimum 3 night farmhouse rental fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Collingwood Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room w sink, convenient to second floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique vanity, nickel plated fixtures, cast iron tub.
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Poolside outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble counter top, nickel plated fixtures, walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room w marble counter & sink, by 2nd floor bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sunset view facing west over huge lawn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South view over pool and gardens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , View over fields.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Sunrise view across meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Sunrise view over meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Two full size single beds, in bunk form
    Spare room in basement - 1 queen , Basement 'rec room' has a sofa convertible to a Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • ski lift privileges
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Large restored 1861 post and beam barn with indoor basketball, volleyball and badminton. Minutes from beautiful hiking on the Bruce Trail, mountain biking at Three Stages and Kolapore Wilderness Area, miles of road bike lanes weaving up and down the scenic Blue Mountains and Beaver Valley area, 25 minutes to Blue Mountain village, 30 minutes to the worlds largest fresh water beach at Wasaga, access to several golf clubs, Scenic Caves, picnic on the shores of Georgian Bay.... or relax by your own private stream on the property.
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