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Breton Cove Farmhouse and Treasure Hideaway

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,, sleeps 10

Between Breton and Wreck Cove they say there’s buried treasure. Use your Breton Cove hideaway as a jumping off point for your own great treasure hunt and vacation.

The Farmhouse is family and pet friendly and can accommodate up to 10 people. It comes with 5 bedrooms, a spacious living room with extended Douglas fir beams and cozy wood stove, a full kitchen and dining room (electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishware and utensils) and two full baths. There is also a deck off one of the downstairs bedrooms with an outdoor fire pit near by. Trails leading from the farmhouse through a meadow and old growth forest to a look-off over the ocean. Overall the farmhouse is a great jump-off point to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail.

While you are a short drive from its sister property Cabot Shores, visit us to rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board, to go swimming and explore more trails. Have an evening of entertainment and great food at our GoBistro, a drink at the bar, or just soak in the scenery. You are always welcome.

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Breton Cove Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , upstairs
  • 3 rooms with queen beds, 1 room with 2 twin beds, 1 room with a double and 3 twin beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Breton Cove is a sister property to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, about 8 miles south at Indian Brook. There a catering service can be arranged, there's massage and other 'wellness offerings' as well as childcare and recreation programs for different ages, according to the season.


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Property Manager

Dr. Paul
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Dr. Paul

At Cabot Shores, your hosts are Dr. Paul and Barbara Weinberg, Cosmo the guide dog and friendly staff. Barbara is an accomplished acupuncturist, vegetarian chef and gardener. Dr. Paul is a former 'road warrior', teacher and psychologist, who considers his doctorate to now be in 'adventure travel'. Paul can be found jamming on the blues harmonica and trombone, hiking, yoloboarding (stand up paddling) or kayaking with Barbara and Cosmo.

Dr. Paul purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Dr. Paul chose Breton Cove

When we found the farmhouse, it was the 60 acres along the Atlantic and 120 acres in the Cape Breton Highlands that first drew us in. We were told to bury or burn it and rebuild, but we chose another alternative: to renovate with local spruce, hemlock and imported Douglas fir beams, and preserve the history and beauty of this beautiful, spacious Cape Breton home.

In 2000, we renovated the 19th century homestead/working farm which once had horses, chickens, pigs, sprawling gardens and a sawmill. Dr. Paul and Barbara walked the land, re-creating trails once used by the Urquehardt family, who built and lived in this house. The farmhouse had been a place where midwives delivered babies and it was a home to many adopted children.

Since then, it has become a gathering spot for travelers, families and friends who enjoy spending time with each other hiking, swimming, boating, and listening to local Celtic music and ceilidhs.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Breton Cove Farmhouse is located on the Cabot Trail, near the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and many artisans, shops and places of interest. However, you may never have to leave the comfort and beauty awaiting you. With trails following through a meadow of blueberries and wild flowers, into an old growth forest, past a pond and to the ocean look off, there is plenty to explore on site. The farmhouse is both extremely private and conveniently located for further adventuring, and a great place to spend quality time with loved ones.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the wonderful venue for us to have a family reunion.The farmhouse was private, clean, & very relaxing. We will return again soon.

Best wishes,

The Mercer Family

Sydney, NS
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
61.5 Miles
Sydney, NS
Nearest Barpub
7.7 Miles
Cabot Shores Bistro
Nearest Ferry
15.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
20.8 Miles
Highland Links
Nearest Motorway
15.2 Miles
Transcanada 105
Nearest Restaurant
7.7 Miles
Cabot Shores Bistro
Nearest Ski
15.9 Miles
Cape Smokey downhill
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Little River
Car: necessary

The Breton Cove Farmhouse is on the Cabot Trail. You'll find us on the right side of the road as you head north towards Ingonish, 23km north of the Englishtown ferry, on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton. Opposite us is the Gaelic Singers Hall and Community center, with a ballfield, dugouts and a field suitable for soccer, frisbee, baseball...

You can explore mountain trails, beautiful fields, and a gentle sloping forest leading down to a small pond and also to a beach on the Atlantic. You can walk south from beach to beach, finding sandy and rocky beaches and the famous Black Rock (Skir Dhu in Gaelic), where one time fishing boats were tied.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, native crafts, basketball, soccer


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.