Historic English Country home, Circa 1820, located one block from
Queen Street in the heritage district. Avalon is less than a 2
mintue walk to the Shaw Theatres, fine shops, the lake, golf course and world class dining.
Avalon is near our other 3 vacation homes, Amberlea House,
Aylesbury Manor, and Simcoe Pines. They are also
featured on this site.
This charming house which is covered in trumpet vine and English roses, has been lovingly restored and features two
fireplaces, both with orignal antique mantles. The home has been
beautifully furnished and features hand knotted area rugs and many antiques from the area.
Large, bright principle rooms, fully equipped eat-in country
kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a heated pool. The two large bedrooms upstairs have ensuite baths.
There are original wide plank pine floors throughout the home and exposed wooden beams dating back to when the
house was built in 1820. Although full of original charm,
respecting the homes history, it is well equipped with all modern
amenities such as 40 inch LCD HDTV with Blu-Ray player, wireless internet access, iPod docking station with CD sound system,washer and dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning, jacuzzi tub and 2 fireplaces.
The house is approximately 2500 square feet.
From the foyer is the Dining Room with a large harvest pine table
and ladder back chairs. The wooden beams have been exposed and the brick fireplace has a huge hearth. There is a Canadiana pine writing desk over in the corner in front of the window which is partially covered by trumpet vine and roses.
The dining room leads into the eat-in country kitchen with antique
pine cupboards, sandstone counter tops, an island, wooden beams,wall oven built into a brick wall, gas cook top, and a Corian pastry counter.
It is completely equipped with dishwasher, microwave and all
amenities needed to prepare a gourmet meal at home.
The pine table in front of the window is great for breakfast or
casual dinners as an alternative to the elegant dining room.
The Family Room located off the kitchen is very spacious with plenty of comfortable seating and a fireplace. It features double French doors leading to the flagstone patio surrounded by an English garden and and the heated pool. There is a 40 inch LCD HDTV with Blu-Ray player and sound system
with CD, radio and iPod docking station.
The backyard is a private retreat behind wrought iron gates and
wisteria arbours. It features a flagstone patio, Dining table for
8 and a lounging area. The gas BBQ is connected to the house
eliminating the need for propane.
The small bistro table and chairs are there for the children if
The Master bedroom located on the 2nd floor(15X17 feet)has a Queen bed framed by the original wooden beams which adds a lot charm to the room.
It features a 3 pc ensuite bathroom with large shower,
pedestal sink and seperate antique vanity.
The bedroom also features a seating area with white wicker chairs.
The door leads to a walk out to the large deck overlooking the pool in the backyard. Outside on the deck is a wrought iron
table and chairs with unbrella which makes it a nice place for your morning coffee or a glass of wine before dinner.
The 2nd bedroom upstairs(17X13 feet) features 2 twin beds and a 4 piece ensuite bathroom with full bath, pedestal sink, and an antique tiled vanity. This bedroom is full of charm with original pine doors and wooden beams.
Bedroom #3(21 X 15 feet) on the main floor is very large with
several windows and features a Queen Sleigh bed, wrought iron day bed(twin size mattress) a LCD TV/DVD and antique
Bedroom# 4(15 X 9 feet) has a Queen wrought iron bed and is en suite to 4 piece bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
Alternatively, that bathroom can also be shared with bedroom #3.
On the flagstone patio sits the cast iron table, chairs and umbrella
for outdoor dining with the gas BBQ. There are also loungers for
sunning by the pool. The yard is very private with a wooden fence, black wrought iron gates and 2 mature arbours with wisteria and trumpet vine.
There is Central Air Conditioning, washer and dryer and parking for 3 cars.
Keywords: Historical home, circa 1820, fully restored, heated pool, mature garden, downtown,
We have always loved Nigara-on-the-Lake as we both grew up in this area and our family lives near by.
We wanted to find a heritage home in the historical district and had been looking for some time when we came across this charmer. We knew the minute we walked through the front door that we would be putting an offer on it!
Avalon was built in the late 1820's. We have the documentation showing the first sale of the property back in 1820 when it was first traded as land only for 600 GBP($1000 CAD). In those days the currency used was the GBP.
The house was in excellent shape. All we needed to do was a bit of decorating and we added the swimming pool and enhanced the landscaping. Before we purchased it in 2006, it was a successful B&B and the previous owner took great care of it.
We try to stay there ourselves when it is not being enjoyed by guests. We love the fact that the house is a half a block to Queen St and the car is never necessary except for arriving and leaving the town.