Experience the serenity and charm of the Riddiford Cottage. In the family since 1947, the cottage communicates the warmth, character, and rustic beauty of Maine. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the setting surrounded by trees with glimpses of the Damariscotta River (ocean inlet) while you sip coffee on the wrap around deck, take a short walk to the water's edge and the historic swinging bridge in the active lobstering village of South Bristol, or venture out to nearby Pemaquid to visit the lighthouse or swim on the beach. There's no doubt that a vacation to be cherished awaits.
A little history...: In 1947, Charles Riddiford purchased this property from its previous, and only other, owner. He was a British citizen working as a cartographer for the National Geographic Society. His only stipulation before moving to the States was that he would get the summers off, which he did. The family began making this cottage its vacation destination, a tradition that has been carried on by his sons and grandchildren to the best of their abilities! We're happy to share this slice of the Riddiford family with you.
Things to do...: There are a number of hiking trails in the area - you should find some maps in the cottage. Ask the locals about some great trails not far from the elementary school. We also love getting lobster at the local co-op, sampling as much clam chowder as possible, visiting the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Beach, excursions to Damariscotta, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, crackling fires, lazy mornings and walks viewing the lobster boats and quaint coastline.