Indian Brook farmhouse rental - View from back hill across Cabot Trail to ocean (wonderful Fall colors!).
View from back hill across Cabot Trail to ocean (wonderful Fall colors!).
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay nights
 

Indian Brook Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6-8

Located on the historic Cabot Trail in Indian Brook, Matheson Farmhouse allows you to explore the beauty and wonder of Cape Breton Island. The Farmhouse offers more than 100 acres of woods to explore and stunning views of St. Ann’s Bay. Local adventures await just outside the door: look for seals while walking the stony shoreline of St. Ann’s Bay, watch bald eagles dive into the saltwater pond, walk to the Indian Brook River swimming hole to swim or paddle, enjoy Cape Breton folk music at a nearby church and tea house, or breakfast at Clucking Hen diner. The central location means day trips to island highlights such as Inverness Beach, Fortress of Louisbourg, Gaelic College, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Keltic Lodge restaurant, world-famous Highlands Links golf course. Enjoy puffin and whale watching rides, sea kayaking, hiking, sailing, swimming, river-walking, bird-watching, fishing and eating local-caught seafood. Washer/dryer, DVD player, picnic table, linens, dishes etc.

4 Reviews of Property 129034 in Indian Brook, Nova Scotia

Cabot Trail Matheson Farmhouse on 100 acres w/ spectacular ocean views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Cabot Trail Matheson Farmhouse on 100 acres w/ spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129034
617 680-7013
Indian Brook Cape Breton Island
5

Matheson House is a Gem!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The owner's description of the home and property were accurate. If anything, we found that the real-life experience exceeded our expectations based on this web site. For example, the kitchen is spacious, and is very well supplied.
The house was clean when we arrived. We appreciated the good-quality linens and enjoyed the nice touches such as quilts and charming decor.
We enjoyed the mowed loop through the property and the mowed trail up the hill to the mountain. It's obvious that there is pride of home ownership, and that the owner cares about stewardship of the land. Getting to the waterfront can be an interesting challenge, but certainly worth the effort. We walked the spit between the pond and the bay while the tides were changing.
The owner provides clear, pleasant and fast communications. We experienced one home maintenance issue, and the owner dealt with it pronto as soon as we alerted him.
Clearly we would recommend Matheson Farmhouse to others.
The location on the Cabot Trail was ideal for us. It's about 30 minutes to the National Park entrance, and about the same distance to both Sydney and Baddeck.
We had a number of park favorites. Trails: Middlehead, Le Buttereau, MacIntosh Brook, Mary Ann Falls and Green Cove. Beaches: Black Brook, Ingonish, Le Bloc. Nearby fishing harbours (take a camera): Little River, Neil's Harbour, Margaree, Cheticamp.
As well, we recommend these activities: The Bird Island Boat Tour in Big Bras D'Or (better than Donelda's and worth the drive), Louisbourg Fortress, the Miner's Museum in Glace Bay (be sure to take the underground tour!), the Bell Museum in Baddeck.
Our favorite artisans were the Pewter Store next door and Arts North, up in Cape North. The Clucking Hen, just a few minutes up the road, is an excellent restaurant.
For groceries, you can shop at the Co-op in Baddeck. We saved by stopping at Port Hawkesbury's Great Atlantic and WalMart on the way in, and put the perishables in a cooler.
You will want to get used to the Englishtown Ferry as a shortcut. Be sure to buy a 10-trip pass for $13.50 instead of $5.50 per trip. You can buy the pass onboard.
We had a fabulous trip and came home happy!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Cabot Trail Matheson Farmhouse on 100 acres w/ spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129034
617 680-7013
Indian Brook Cape Breton Island
4

Wonderful base for exploring

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Just back from a week at the Matheson House. The home was well equipped and comfortable and offered that getaway feeling we were looking for. Only an hour from Ingonish and 30 min from Baddeck, it was a great place to head off for other adventures we were looking for. The community of Indian Brook is filled with charming artisan shops which we loved exploring. A neighbouring resort was more than happy to rent kayaks and canoes and we were able to explore the estuary to our heart's content. Found our way to a local swimming hole and the ocean with ease, and explored the trails behind the house for more adventure and connection to the nature around us. A great escape.
business
Cabot Trail Matheson Farmhouse on 100 acres w/ spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129034
617 680-7013
Indian Brook Cape Breton Island
5

great getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
So nice to get away up on the Cabot Trail. We spent a lot of our time playing in the water on their pond. My son was 2 years old and his biggest thrill was to throw rocks into the water and watch them splash. There is an unlimited supply of rocks, and a lot of water. I read books and enjoyed the views and occasional seal that would pop his head up to take a look around. We went down to the pier and bought crabs from the fishermen as they came back in. Spent a few days hiking up behind the house too. Recommended if you want to get away.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Cabot Trail Matheson Farmhouse on 100 acres w/ spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129034
617 680-7013
Indian Brook Cape Breton Island
Christiansburg Virginia
5

Great base to explore Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2004
My family of four visited Matheson House for a week a few years ago. We really loved the clean, comfortable, historic house. It was a fantastic, central location from which to explore Cape Breton. We found great day hikes or water adventures every day. We especially enjoyed hiking in the National Park, sailing to watch whales, swimming in the Indian Brook swimming hole, the Gaelic College, a benefit crab dinner at the Indian Brook firehouse walking distance from the house, and returning to Matheson House each evening to relax and plan the next day. It was a family trip with my children, now college age and "gone", which my wife and I will treasure always.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 11/11