Quaintly Nova Scotian! A 1930's cedar-shake cottage, nestled in to the mountainside with a wide, close view of the Bay of Fundy!
The Bay of Fundy was one of Frommer's top global destinations in 2012! Nova Scotia was a Lonely Planet top pick for 2012!
In the fall of 2012, Annapolis Royal won the title of 'Cultureville' of the Maritimes. A short drive from the cottage will take you into the heart of this delightful town! Second place in this contest was Wolfville, just an hour's drive through the scenic Annapolis Valley and you're there!
Nature is big here in Nova Scotia! (Parkers Cove is no exception) You'll find mountains & valleys, oceans & lakes, bays & brooks, big skies & wide views, cliffs & caves, pebble shores and sandy beaches.
The cottage offers a respite from the busy world...almost a step back in time. Without TV or internet to distract you, the noise of technology is replaced with birdsong and the soothing rhythm of waves, the wind blowing through the trees and the babbling of the brook.
Watch our 'nature channel'! Gaze at the calming views of bobbing lobster boats on the Bay from a seat on the porch or reclining in the bed upstairs. Watch the seals watching you. And keep an eye out for porpoises and the occasional whale. Lots of sea birds and ducks as well as our resident eagle - a pair was spotted this year!
And then there are the crows....if they are not talking 'at' you, they are talking about you to their feathered friends.
Be sure to count them! Do you know the poem?
One crow sorrow, two crows bliss,
Three crows a letter, four crows a kiss,
Five crows silver, six crows gold,
Seven crows a secret never to be told!
Walk the trails behind the cottage by following the red arrows which mark the path that runs along the brook to the 'bench of contemplation'. Even on a hot summer day, you can rest in the quiet coolness by the forest stream. Deer may make a morning appearance.
Red arrows also mark the short cut and the lowland path which runs above the rock garden. Not a challenging hike but a nice walk through the woods. We all know how good that is for the soul!
Walking sticks are leaning by the front door or can be found in the garage.
Forget fast food~ feed your soul with all that is available in the area - the catch of the day, organic produce, local wines and our delicious spring water at the cottage. There are wonderful restaurants in the area and an incredible farmers market on Saturday. Prepare your meals in the cottage kitchen or take it easy and have the fish market just down the road cook your lobster for you!
The cottage is small but cosy ~
Inside the front door, you'll find hooks to hang your jacket, hat or bag. Below there is a built-in bench to perch on or disperse your load of shopping bags or shore finds. Shelves below the bench offer storage for your shoes or what ever you choose. You'll also find games such as Scrabble, Cribbage, Checkers, Backgammon and Cards shelved there.
In the relaxing room, feel free to rest your feet on the table as you slouch back in the comfortable couch and enjoy the view. Pillows and throws add to your repose. A great place to enjoy a impromptu nap.
The eat-in kitchen features the original cottage cupboards, full size refrigerator, an electric stove, a microwave, toaster, blender, mini-grill, coffee maker and an electric kettle. Dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, tea towels, pots and pans are all there for your use.
There is a storage room off the kitchen that leads to the back door and the herb garden. Its a good place to stow luggage and coolers.
First floor bedroom offers a double bed and a small closet under the stairs. The original wooden walls are painted white and the wooden floor is a nautical blue. View from the window is of the woods, very green and calm. Open it and enjoy fresh air. There is also a fan available.
Full bathroom that is just steps away of the kitchen features a shower with great pressure. A washer and dryer is there for your use or feel like a local and use the clothes line. You'll find a laundry basket and clothes pins. Also a hair dryer and of course, lots of towels.
Upstairs, there is a bedroom with a double bed. A 1/2 bath is tucked under the eaves. Whitewashed wooden walls and a finished wooden floor make for a cozy space. Windows on all sides so views of water and woods plus great cross breezes. There is a small closet, a chest of drawers and shelves where you'll find books and cds. There is also a cd player and a clock radio. Rest your suitcases on the trunks for easier access. Also for your convenience, a hair dryer and a fan.
Out of doors, a front porch beckons. A 'shore road' bench made by my neighbour makes a comfortable perch. Guests have enjoyed coffee, wine, even meals here. Others have used the porch to meditate, do yoga, write and paint.
Shore access is granted by my neighbours. I will show you the paths to use when you arrive. Take the bucket and do a bit of beach combing and see what you can find. You never know what washes up with the Fundy tides!
You'll find a friendly community along the road. Take a walk in either direction and enjoy the views. Don't be surprised if someone waves at you or stops to chat. You might get invited in for a coffee or a lobster dinner! The wildflowers that grow here are incredible. Pick a bunch for the cottage.
Bring art supplies, yoga mat, journal, camera, books, binoculars, hiking boots, golf clubs - you never know what you'll be inspired to do!
I live just down the road, 1.2 km - close at hand if you need anything...like warm coats to go whale watching or help cooking a lobster;)