'MAGGIE'S' - A CHARMING COUNTRY FARMHOUSE LOVINGLY RESTORED

Uli or Cathy Nikolai

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
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'MAGGIE'S' - A CHARMING COUNTRY FARMHOUSE LOVINGLY RESTORED

Skir Dhu Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus foldout sofa in loft, sleeps total of 8, 1 full - 1 half bath

Skir Dhu - Gaelic for 'Black Rock'- is located on the 'North Shore' of Cape Breton between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park at ingonish and the town of Baddeck on the Bras D'Or Lakes. The North Shore, originally settled by Scottish settlers in the early 1800's, is now home to a thriving crab and lobster fishery. It is also home to numerous artisans and craftspeople. Besides its stunning scenery, Northern Cape Breton is famous for its hiking, sea kayaking, salmon and trout angling, whale watching, its fresh seafood and world class golf courses. It is also has a thriving culture and is famous for its Scottish, Irish and Acadian music. Local festivals and concerts are held throughout the summer and culminate in 'Celtic Colours' ( www.celtic-colours.com ) - an international music and cultural festival in October.

Maggie's at Skir Dhu: 'Maggie's' - named after the wife of the Scottish fisherman/ farmer who built the house in the early 20th century - is located on the world famous Cabot Trail and is set in a grove of mature birch and sugar maple. It is on an 85 acre plot which goes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape Breton Highland. On the property there are two large ponds (Colin's Ponds) with trout, and offers access to numerous hiking trails and old-growth hemlock and pine forests.

Inside Maggie's: Maggies has been lovingly restored using many original materials which were hand cut and planed when the house was built. Although it retains much of its old charm it now has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with a wood-burning fire place, living and dining room and a full bath on the main floor. Its second level has 3 bedrooms, a half bath plus a large family loft area with foldout sofa, TV / VCR, games and books - all great for a rainy day. Maggie's also has high speed wireless internet with a washer and dryer located in a mud room / porch. The house has many of the original furnishings and farm implements - now used as decorations. Outside it has a large deck with appropriate furniture and a gas barbeque.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Uli or Cathy Nikolai

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Speaks german, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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'Maggie's' - a Charming Country Farmhouse Lovingly Restored
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DREAMY SANCTUARY

  • 5 of 5
When my family and I arrived at Maggie's it was warm and cozy from wood burning in the stove. We felt safe, taken care of and welcomed immediately by the owners who provided tonnes of information and were approachable.

We were looking for a relaxing home away from home and Maggie's offered just that and then some!

It was easy to find (even in the dark), the property was stunning, the interior was immaculate and accessible; from the bathrooms to the fully functional kitchen (even more than in my own home) to the beautiful comfortable and clean beds.

We brought our own food to cook, went on a hike to the gorgeous beach, took in the spectacular colourful Fall leaves, and breathed-in fresh air. We cannot wait to come back many times (with family or friends) and would recommend Maggie's to anyone who appreciates a dreamy sanctuary with loads of love inside and out.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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5

MY HOME FOR A WEEK CAPE BRETON

  • 5 of 5
What a great time we had !

Cape Breton is beautiful and scenic and staying at Maggie's was perfect and felt a bit like home for a week.

The house is on the Cabot trail on the Eastern part of Cape Breton. It is close to the entry to the national park as well as not a far drive from Sydney. The house is 100 years old charming and historical but also very comfortable and well equipped . There are some restaurants selection around but I would recommend bringing food from either Halifax ( they have a great farmers market every saturday with great produce and many type of middle eastern,local,asian and indian food and pastry ) or at Antigonish on route to Cape Breton . We cooked every night and eat on the patio enjoying the fresh breeze, the sounds of the crashing waves and the fragrant air.
There is a comfortable living room on the first floor and a very nice sitting area on the second story. The bedrooms were comfortable ,clean and cozy and the linen,blankets and quilts were fresh and clean.
The location of Maggie's is excellent to explore the extensive trail system of Cape Breton, the Scottish heritage, the ocean and the local artisan culture.
I will join previous reviewers in appreciating Uri and Cathy as superb and generous hosts. Fresh flowers and warm wild blueberry pie awaited at the house when we arrive, we received great advise about hiking, cultural events as well as well organized binder with helpful information maps and brochures. If you like to hike ask Uli about the unmarked trail to the waterfall close to Maggie's !
It is clear that Uri and Cathy are local people who love the land, history and culture of Cape Breton and as visitors we benefited from their knowledege and hospitality.

I will highly recommend Maggie's as a great home away value and experience .
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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A PEACEFUL DREAM

  • 5 of 5
Maggie's was a true relaxation paradise. Whether we were sitting on the deck enjoying the hummingbirds, relaxing after a long day of hiking and driving along the Cabot Trail, enjoying the homeyness and (especially) the fresh wild blueberry pie, it was an energizing calm and clarity that came from our stay. I can't believe how noisy the city sounds after a week here! The house was private, grand, comfy, spacious nostalgic and a little fantastic: a Victrola transports you away. The hiking was wonderfully varied, with challenges enough available to make coming home especially sweet. A guided hike with Uli was a memorable highlight. I feel like Magggie is an old friend, and look forward to our next visit!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta
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MAGGIE'S - AN OLD WORLD HOME

Maggie's - An Old World Home
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at “Maggie’s” on the Cabot Trail was a highlight of our time in Nova Scotia. Maggie’s is a charming cottage, tastefully modernized to preserve its feel of a bygone era.

We felt it was like being able to stay at Green Gables while the family is away, like we had stepped back in time and we had this beautiful historic house all to ourselves. This is a home where you can feel not like a tourist but like a local for a while, feel like you belong.

The house is old enough to have character, and modernized enough with plumbing, electricity and heat for 21st century people to be comfortable and not inconvenienced. The option of using the wood stove, which can be used with doors open as a fire place, is so cozy we spent a good deal of our time in the kitchen. The comfortable lounging area on the second floor was also a favourite spot to read or nap.

Our daughter fell in love with the place, the feeling of history and the fascinating story of Maggie who lived there so many years and whose gravesite one can go to visit nearby. Past the gravesite is a lovely spot to stroll or sit on a sunny day and experience the natural beauty of the North Shore. There are many other beautiful coves and trails by the ocean along the Cabot Trail but this is one spot you can be alone for a while.

From Maggie’s north or south along the amazing Cabot Trail are beautiful coves to explore or have a picnic and numerous artisans, painters, metal art, clay works, etc.

Hosts Cathy and Uli were friendly and helpful, welcoming us to the area, full of information about Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail and only a phone call away if we had a question.

David, Linda & Dena
Edmonton, Alberta
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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STORYBOOK COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
incredible slice of Canadian history in a fairytale setting. We stayed a month, with our large dog, who loved the moose and the woods and mountains as much as we did. These "Yanks" learned to light and appreciate the fabulous kitchen wood stove by the end of our stay. Maggie's Cottage is charming and comfortable, the hosts are accommodating, and the experience is one we look forward to repeating. We had three different sets of visitors join us: all of us will be back. Great place to enjoy Celtic Colours and our Gaelic heritage.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

WELCOMING, COMFORTABLE FARMHOUSE.

  • 5 of 5
Conveniently located on the Cabot Trail, this location gave us easy acccess to the National Park and the Cabot Trail and Baddeck Lake driving routes. We made this place our home for a week while we explored the whole island; nothing was too far away for a day trip. We enjoyed the many local food places, artisan stops, scenery, hiking, whale watching and local music. This farmhouse, 'Maggie's', is warm and inviting, a true home away from home. We had everything we needed. All the rooms are wonderfully comfortable. The wood stove in the kitchen is a nice feature. This farmhouse is the perfect place for a fall get away and the fall colours on the island are beautiful. We hope to be back at other times of the year too. The owners of Maggie's are wonderful people.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney, N.S.
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Newfoundland Ferry
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Englishtown
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Little River / Ingonish Beach
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Ingoish
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Cape Smokey
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Highland Links
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Clucking Hen
Car: necessary

Skir Dhu is on the world famous Cabot Trail 30 minutes from Ingonish, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Highland Links Golf Course and Ingonish Beach. The house is situated on an 85 acre property with two large ponds, hiking trails and old-growth forests. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, beach combing, fishing - both fresh and salt water. Local fishing wharves and beaches are nearby.

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Skir Dhu Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • 950.00
  • A deposit of 475.00 is required to secure a reservation for the Summer season, 400.00 is required for Spring and Autumn.

Amenities

Skir Dhu Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Pull out Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • We have three bedrooms. The fourth 'bed' is a pull out sofa in an upstairs family loft / den which can be screened for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
The eat-in kitchen has a wood burning fireplace / stove. A large Family Loft upstairs has a sofa bed. The deck has a patio table, chairs and sun umbrella.