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Peter Slack

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Peter Slack

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


Digby Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom cottage sleeps 6 on Digby Neck in Beautiful Nova Scotia

Located on Digby Neck, The Gardener's Cottage lies in the tranquil village of Little River between Digby and Long/Briar Islands. Our home enjoys an elevated position with views of the ocean at St Mary's Bay to the South/East. This turn of the century home has been beautifully renovated and includes a large oak dining Kitchen, spacious Living area, contemporary Bathroom, generous Master Bedroom, 2nd bedroom and extensive Deck with stunning views. Imagine relaxing on your deck enjoying pre-dinner drinks and taking in the scenery - Truly Wonderful!!

We're easy to get to; Halifax International Airport is only 168 miles away and the Bay Ferry terminal in Digby is less than a 30 minute drive.

All towels and linens are provided and our Cottage is equipped with everything you need to make your holiday memorable and enjoyable.

Please note that The Cottage has two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom with a large queen double and a separate twin. A blow up mattress is available to accommodate 2.

Whale Watching: Digby Neck is arguably the Whale Watching Capital of the World and guests to The Gardener's Cottage are spoilt for choice when it comes to Whale watching operators. The exciting Ocean Exploration Zodiac Whale Cruises,, describe themselves as 'Nova Scotia's most exciting and popular whale/sea bird cruises!' As repeat customers of Ocean Explorations we can vouch for their excellence and the Zodiac ride on it's own is a worthwhile experience. Tom Goodwin the Tour Director is a Marine Biologist and his knowledge and experience further enhance the enjoyment of your Whale watching Trip. There are of course other operators who depart from within a few miles of The Gardener's Cottage and whilst the boat ride may not be as 'fast and furious, the sheer magnificence of these wonderful marine mammals is not diminished.

The Town of Digby: The town of Digby is 20 miles or so from The Gardener's Cottage and is situated on the picturesque shores of The Annapolis Basin. Digby has a population of 2,311 and has a wonderful, quiet, tranquil feel to it. Residents are extremely friendly and welcoming and you'll enjoy visiting the many restaurants, cafes and shops. The Harbour is home to a working fishing fleet and Digby is famous, rightly so, for the delicious scallops harvested from the clean and clear local waters. Visitors to The Gardener's Cottage should make it a priority to try some Digby Scallops in one of the many local restaurants who are expert in preparing Scallop dishes.

In 1997 Canadian Living Magazine asked readers to nominate their home towns as the 'Best In Canada'. After reviewing all nominations the magazine announced Digby as the most romantic place in Canada!

We'll leave you to make up your own mind about that, but one thing's for sure, you'll enjoy a relaxing, energising break at The Gardener's Cottage.

Kejimkujik National Park: Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland park in Canada. Situated in the Maritimes this park is easily accessible to visitors of The Gardener's Cottage. Kejimkujik (or Keji for short!) features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and rolling landscape are home to a variety of wildlife and visitors may enjoy historic canoe routes including portages as well as many beautiful hiking trails.

Parks Canada say that Kejimkujik provides the best canoeing country in Nova Scotia. You don't have to be an experienced canoe handler to enjoy the quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers as guided canoe outings are given throughout the summer by park interpreters. This is also an ideal place for first time canoers or children to learn how to pilot these vessels.

Cyclists may use their own bikes or rent one and then enjoy the 5 multi purpose trails in the park. For those that prefer the security of their own two feet, Keji offers a trail for everyone.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Peter Slack (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Peter Slack

Peter, Vicki, Kath and Frank currently live in England and have enjoyed many visits to Canada over the years. The East Coast of Canada is not an obvious choice to some ... yet once you've seen the special beauty of this magical place, we're sure you'll see for yourselves why we love this place.

Peter Slack purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Peter Slack chose Digby

The Gardener's Cottage is a true gem. Sitting on an elevated plot, sea views to the front, open countryside around - in summary great views from the deck all around. Close enough to local amenities yet far enough away for peace and quite to aid the all important relaxation and recharge of the batteries!

The Gardener's Cottage is a traditional cottage with all of the contemporary amenities that we all take for granted these days. Renovated thoroughly and tastefully you'll enjoy this traditional yet modern get away from it all holiday home.

What makes this cottage unique

Whale watching can be accessed less than 2 miles from The Gardener's Cottage. Briar Island, a bird watchers paradise, is close by and with walks and trails easily accessible from The Cottage, you'll fall in love with this paradise as much as we have. the locals are friendly and helpful and a quick chat will soon get them sharing their secrets!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Luxuriously Appointed Cosy Cottage in the heart of Whale Watching Country
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Excellent property. No complaints!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay. The house was immaculate, both in cleanliness and presentation. We were warmly welcomed and given all the information we needed along with a delicious apple pie! The only thing we could have done with was an ironing board, but we didn't ask. Maybe it was disguised as something else!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house and the location to anyone. Thanks Peter and Diane

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another great review for The Gardener's Cottage. For those of you that wish to iron whilst on holiday, The Cottage does boast an Ironing Board (as well as an iron!) as part of an impressive list of equipment designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you'd like to know more about the facilities this Cottage has to offer of if you'd like to reserve dates, please contact us and we'll do the rest.

The house was immaculate on arrival.

  • 5 of 5

The house was in the perfect location for visiting the Digby Neck area. The highlight was our trip Whale Watching from Brier Island. We also did a lot of walking in the area on well marked routes. On arrival we were met by Dianne who had made a beautiful apple pie to welcome us. She showed us around the property and lived only a short distance away should we need anything. The house itself is very well equipped with everything you could need. My husband is a landscape photographer and was up early each morning for the dawn at various locations including Sandy Cove and Whale Cove. All in all I would highly recommend this house and hope to visit again

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two years ago and absolutely fell in love with the cottage and the area. We decided to buy a home close by and to avoid travelling during bad weather, we rented the cottage again as our "interim" home. Even in cooler weather, it is a lovely place to stay and the owners are very accommodating. We would always recommend this as a place for family and friends to stay if coming to Nova Scotia.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to accommodate the needs of our guests to make everyone comfortable and content during their stay. This area has lots to offer, whatever the season, and if you've never been to Nova Scotia a trip here will not disappoint. That makes 2 guests to the Gardener's Cottage that have subsequently bought homes after a visit. Is there a better endorsement of The Gardener's Cottage and Nova Scotia?

Clean, spacious and comfortable with good views

  • 5 of 5

The location is excellent for several rough walks, which we located by looking at Google satellite images, for the outstanding fresh fish in the local harbour, the excellent whale watching trips and the proximity to Brier Island, which is fantastic for coastal walks and local history. Joshua Slocum grew up on Brier Island and you can still see the workshop and smell the smells that eventually drove him out to sea on his epic voyages.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another great review for The Gardener's Cottage! If you haven't yet enjoyed the beauty of Canada's East Coast, Nova Scotia is a great place to start. If you love fresh seafood, nature, friendly people and all of the comforts of home, why don't you check out The Gardener's Cottage for your next 'get-away-from-it-all' break. We'd love to have you as our special guests ...

Excellent stay at Gardners Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Gardeners Cottage.

An excellent location, a beautifully appointed house with everything you'd need and a week of stunning sunshine and vistas is all one could ask for.

This is what we experienced on Digby Neck at Gardeners Cottage.

Everything is in place for your holiday here, from the BBQ to the local walks and definitely the welcoming pie from Dianne.

So much to do in the vicinity that we completely changed our plans for NS and opted to remain on Digby Neck.

Wonderfully relaxing and fulfilling, the cottage is ideal and I'd have no hesitation recommending it to anybody

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes ... Changing your plans ...The Gardener's Cottage and Nova Scotia will do that for you every time! Lots to do and see in and around Digby and 'The Neck' as the locals say with the breath taking views and overall freshness of this place making it easy to come back time after time. Can't get away from those pies - everyone thinks they're amazing - WOW what a treat. Great Views, Great Cottage, Great Whale Watching, Superb Weather and best of all a freshly baked pie. What could be better? Want to try The Gardener's Cottage? E-mail us today to check availability...

Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

The listing was accurate and the house was exactly as described. Everything was perfectly clean and in place. Diane was on-site and provided excellent assistance and the pie was delicious! We would definitely recommend this property. I walked the dogs in the beautiful meadow up the hill every day and up to the lookoff a couple of times. We did the whale watch with Pirate's Cove and highly recommend them. The provincial park at Mayvette Beach and Cape Mary's shouldn't be missed. A little gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed a "Wonderful stay!" and found The Cottage clean and as described. Boy those pies are great aren't they? We received an e-mail yesterday advising that a guest whilst out enjoying a whale watch trip had seen 17 whales and been lucky enough to see a triple-breach. Wow what a treat!!


Nearest Airport
168 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
24 Miles
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Digby - St John
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Digby Pines Resort
Nearest Train
165 Miles
Halifax - Via Rail
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
24 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Little River is a quiet, picturesque, rural village situated on Digby Neck in The Bay Of Fundy, an historically and ecologically diverse natural habitat.The Bay of Fundy experiences the highest tides in the world providing an incredibly rich marine environment. A highlight of any visit to The Gardener's Cottage will be a Whale Watching trip. Many Whale Watching operators depart from within 2 miles of the cottage. Hump Back, Minke and the North Atlantic Right Whales are frequent visitors to the bay and even the mighty Blue Whale has been seen in the bay. Sea birds including Bald Eagles and Ospreys have also been seen in and around Digby Neck.

For those who enjoy Golf, Digby Pines Resort provides a course considered by many Golf Professionals to be amongst the most challenging in Canada. Less than 30 minutes drive it's as easy to get too as it is challenging to play. Why not give it a try

Other Activities: world class whale watching


Rates & Availability

From £13 Per night

Digby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Sun
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
Lazy Late Summer
Sep 9 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Autumn Colours
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 10% deposit will be taken at the time of booking. This confirms your booking.
The balance is due 8 weeks before your occupancy.
Payment via credit card accepted. Payment will be made in £Sterling (GBP).
The Gardener's Cottage will have been cleaned with fresh bedding and towels provided prior to your arrival.
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Digby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern Contemporary Bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom is very spacious and can easily accommodate a blow up or other temporary bed if required. Guest Comment - 'super comfy matresses' see reviews!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The bedrooms and bathroom are situated upstairs.

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