|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Harmonious Fox House
Harmonious Fox House is a beautifully restored century old farmhouse, situated on 18 scenic acres with direct and private access to the Bay of Quinte.
Built by Mr Harmonious Fox in the late 1800's,the house was constructed with an independent space for his mother (the west wing).
It is an ideal spot for touring the many vineyards, restaurants and beaches of The County. Additionally you can enjoy fishing (with some of the best pickerel in Ontario in the bay), cycling, canoeing, photography and bird watching.
Large, airy characterful rooms are a key part of the charm of this very attractive country retreat. The bright and spacious eat-in kitchen is a pleasure to both prepare food in and to eat, socialize and catch up on all of the day’s activities. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything a family could need including coffee maker and a cappuccino machine , new stainless steel fridge freezer with iced water, crushed ice and cube dispenser . Enjoy the high end Hi Fi system and recently installed broadband internet (Jan 2015) .The hand made cherry wood table has seating for up to 12 people.
Walk through the sliding doors onto a large deck complete with 2 tables, 12 chairs, sun lounger and bbq. This deck has wonderful direct views of the meadows and water.
On the main floor there is also a large and comfortable living room, complete with board games, puzzles and books together with High Definition satellite tv.
From the living room you can walk through sliding double doors into the West Wing .
This part of the house was built by Mr Fox for his mother who lived with the family but had some independence, and can also be entered through a separate door from the garden . This is a lovely bright room with plenty of space to relax in a peaceful spot away from the rest of the house . Read a book and enjoy the views to the lake across the meadow. Up a separate staircase leading from this room is the West Wing bedroom with 2 Queen size beds . There is a full bathroom with jacuzzi bath on the main floor . The West wing has a sunroom with full size table tennis table.
Off the living room is the main floor bedroom complete with a bay window overlooking a meadow that fronts the water .This room has a queen size bed and an en-suite three piece bathroom with shower.
Back to the main house ,on the main floor there is a two piece powder room and laundry room with washer & dryer and a sun-room with foosball table.
On the second floor there are three bedrooms. The first is a large bright bedroom with a queen size bed and an en-suite three piece bathroom with shower.
The remaining two upstairs bedrooms are also good sized. One bedroom has a queen bed and satellite tv. The other bedroom has both a queen and twin bed. These two connecting rooms share a four piece bathroom and a walk out to the top balcony with stunning views of the bay.
The property is completely private and has several trails that enable to you wander through the woods or meadows at your own pace. Perfect for gentle exercising and relaxing and enjoying the sights & sounds of nature
The vegetable garden has 4 raised beds with seasonal tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, beans, lettuce, herbs to be enjoyed by our guests
The shoreline is a 5 minute walk from the steps at the foot of the deck. There you can access the lake and launch the kayaks.Its a sandy bottomed lake with a very gradual slope – perfect for children. The water is also very warm Please bring water shoes as the sand sometimes contains hidden rocks.
A public boat launch is at Northport only 1 km. away and County Shores RV park (3 minutes drive) has boats for hire by the half day. Picton is a 20 minute drive. Local wineries are mostly within a 30 minute drive, Sandbanks Provincial Park is about 30 minutes.
Guests at this property are welcome to enjoy amenities such as two single and one tandem kayak, complete with paddles and PFD’s, horseshoes, volleyball , foosball, and table tennis.
Keywords: large, two families, shallow water entry,conservation, country, wine,near beaches,restful,tranquil,stunning views, bird, haven, foodie, great restaurants,
The Harmonious Fox House is the perfect place for a family getaway, we had a fabulous and relaxing vacation The house is huge with all the amenities you have at home and some you wish you had. The yard is large and very private, the place comes with lots of games for the kids to play indoors and outdoors. Most importantly the owners are wonderful to deal with and will be helpful before and after your stay.
What a wonderful vacation our family had at this lovely farmhouse. The country setting and beautifully decorated farmhouse made for a much needed relaxing and restful week, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We enjoyed cooking in the bright and spacious eat-in kitchen, overlooking the Bay; and the abundance of fresh vegetables from the garden was a nice surprise. Each evening we enjoyed sipping wine (that we acquired from one of the local wineries) on the large deck at the back of the farmhouse overlooking the Bay, while watching the sunset and listening to one of the many CDs that were available. On a cool day we enjoyed visiting the nearby quaint town of Picton for some great shopping and to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants or cafes. There was plenty to do inside by either playing cards, board games, puzzles, ping pong, foosball, or cozying up with a good book (everything was provided!). The satellite TV was an added bonus to be able to watch a movie or two each evening.
There is something for everyone at this attractive and large but very cozy farmhouse but for us, we mostly enjoyed being with family and reconnecting. Our dog Meeshka especially enjoyed being able to run freely on this large piece of property. Thank you for sharing this wonderful farmhouse with others! We definitely hope to return.
We returned to this amazing farmhouse to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary for the weekend. We always appreciate the spacious, clean and peacefulness of this place! We had a very relaxing time; and it's definitely our home away from home!
This house is wonderful! It is absolutely huge, spacious and a very well manicured property. I see the review below concerned about it not being good for small children but mine had a blast.(5 and 4 years old)
We stayed with two families, two children each and there was room for another! The house is very well equipped for dining, entertainment, and enjoying the outdoors. The property is well taken care for, nature trails leading to a small pond as well as swimming in the bay. The bed of the bay is a little soft but you don't sink, if the feeling of it bothers you aqua shoes from Canadian Tire will make it pleasant for you. The water is no more than 3' deep, warm and very calm so swimming kayaking and SUPing(i brought my own SUP) was delightful. The yard is huge for soccer, volleyball, boccie ball and general play can all be done at once with space to spare.
The area is beautiful, very scenic. Wed did have vehicles and we went into town for a little shopping and ice cream. Wonderful community. The Sandbanks is also very close and a wonderful beach area. Tip, park by the store, easiest walk to the beach and less busy.
Close to the house is a great park for the kids and areas to fish(we try to stay away from swimming areas and we caught countless Perch, Bluegills, Rock Bass, and Pumpkinseed.
In the evenings the deck is very private and there are two living rooms to unwind in. Noise didn't carry upstairs to the bedrooms although I don't think it mattered. There is so much to do in the area I think the fresh air and activity was enough for the kids to fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillows.
And don't worry about rainy days, the house is equipped with board games, Foosball, Ping Pong and satellite TV. now that I think of it hide and seek would have been a blast too! Luckily we had great weather but if you like to wake up slowly with a coffee foosball and ping pong was enough to keep the kids busy as long as you need.
All in all we got all the R&R we needed that week. The only sad part is it's over too soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. It is lovely and spacious with many updated features. Tastefully decorated, clean and we enjoyed the breeze coming in the open windows throughout the house. Fresh brewed coffee in the early morning...so peaceful on the deck while watching the birds travel from tree to tree. Picton and Sandbanks, wineries are just a few options enjoyed. Preparing dinner in the spacious kitchen and an opportunity to enjoy sunsets were relaxing. Reading, games and movies made for great family evenings without our laptops...what a concept! Thoroughly enjoyed our vacation!
We stayed at the Foxhouse with our two children. We loved everything. The kids really enjoyed the various activities including the table tennis, table football, volleyball and kayaking.
We swam in the bay from the property every day. The water is warm and clear. The access is from a grassy bank. The first 6 feet or so was quite muddy but then it becomes sandy.
We all spent time at the pond which is teeming with wildlife including fish, frogs and some amazing dragonflies.
We picked fresh veggies from the vegetable gardens. The beans and tomatoes were delicious!
The house itself is “stunning” as are the gardens and the views. The owners were accessible and quick to respond to any questions we had.
I would recommend this property to anyone who really loves the countryside. This is not your typical cottage on a lake. It is a very large old farmhouse with loads of land to explore. It does not have a sandy beach. It isn’t described as having one. We got our fix of sandy beaches at nearby Sandbanks. The house is very comfortable and well equipped with all mod cons. We can’t wait to go back! An all-round great family vacation.
We love to travel and have rented many properties throughout cottage country, Prince Edward County, Italy, France, Amsterdam and Hudson Valley! We look for modern amenities mixed with charm and local fare.
The first time my husband and I came to this more beautiful, quaint and inspiring home, we fell in love! From the well-stocked kitchen, the beautiful views, the comfy bedrooms and all the local and on-property things to do this is a perfect location to stay in Prince Edward County.
This second time I brought my team for a brainstorming and educational session. We used the living room for our keynote speaker, the large kitchen table for team meals and the beautiful outdoor area for a brainstorming! With five bathrooms and many beds, each team member, all women, were very comfortable.
One afternoon we toured the area wineries, kayaked right off the property, meandered through the beautiful, movie worthy path to the water and swam in the sandy water!
We look forward to returning soon!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 19 2015 - Jun 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||C$750|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.