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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Highland Creek Farm is a newly renovated century farmhouse, ideal for a family or two.

The farmhouse is beautifully and privately situated on 100 acres consisting of open fields, surrounded by 13 acres of hardwood maple forest, and 20 acres of cedar forest, with a small creek running across the property. The property enjoys wonderful vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Highland Creek Farm is perfect for family getaways, swimming in the large saltwater pool, a weekend of golf with the guys/girls, a base for mountain or road biking, or just as a unique setting for pleasure or business.

Start your day with breakfast in the sun room overlooking the pool.

Lounge by the pool all day, have a hot tub and then enjoy lunch in the large screened summer porch.

If you are feeling energetic, hike the trails through the hardwood maple forest or follow the stream through the cedar woods, looking for the speckled trout and nesting great blue heron. Watch for deer that come down to drink from the stream.

Play badminton, shoot baskets or play ping pong with your guests, regardless of weather, in the huge restored post and beam barn.

Maybe go for a mountain or road bike around the country side. Keep an eye out for local Mennonite families in their horse drawn carriages.

As the sun sets, relax and enjoy dinners in the large dining room with it's pine harvest table that seats 14 guests. Maybe one of your guests can play the piano, while the rest of you enjoy a fire in either of two living rooms.

If you want, it's only 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood, or 30 minutes to Wasaga Beach, but you won't want to leave the farm.

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More Details

Owner
George Knowles
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About George Knowles

A professional couple with two children in university.

George Knowles purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why George Knowles chose Grey Highlands

We grew up skiing in winters in the area, but discovered it's fantastic in spring, summer and fall too. Hiking, road biking, riding, fishing, golf or whatever activities you are into.

This farm itself has it all - trails in the woods for hiking, fields for views, a freshwater stream, a fully restored historic farmhouse that pre-dates Canada's confederation. And a giant barn for ping pong, badminton, basketball, working out, or just hanging out.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With trails on 100 acres through the woods and along the fencerows between the fields, you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe without ever leaving the property.

In summer we love to eat all our meals on the screened porch overlooking the pool, or relax by the pool with a cold drink. In winter we have lots of guests for dinner in the large farmhouse dining room and relax after in front of the fire with a mug of coffee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi George,



We had a great week at your farm! The kids had an absolute blast swimming and playing in the fields and the barn. We enjoyed so many things that you recommended including paddling the Beaver River, dinner at the Flying Chestnut, and a couple of great bike rides.



I left the key with the cleaners. I told them to communicate with you regarding where they would leave it as I did not want to let them know about your hiding place if you had not already told them.



Enjoy the rest of your summer. Oh and my 10 year old thinks Rat Race is the funniest movie he's ever seen!
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Grey Highlands Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Furniture: Please leave all furniture in place.
  • Noise: Please stop all outdoor noise and music by 11:30 pm.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room w sink, convenient to second floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique vanity, nickel plated fixtures, cast iron tub.
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Poolside outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble counter top, nickel plated fixtures, walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room w marble counter & sink, by 2nd floor bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sunset view facing west over huge lawn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South view over pool and gardens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , View over fields.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Sunrise view across meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Sunrise view over meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Two full size single beds, in bunk form
    Spare room in basement - 1 queen , Basement 'rec room' has a sofa convertible to a Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large restored 1861 post and beam barn with indoor basketball, ping pong and badminton. Minutes from beautiful hiking on the Bruce Trail, mountain biking at Three Stages and Kolapore Wilderness Area, miles of road bike lanes weaving up and down the scenic Blue Mountains and Beaver Valley area, 25 minutes to Blue Mountain village, 30 minutes to the worlds largest fresh water beach at Wasaga, access to several golf clubs, Scenic Caves, picnic on the shores of Georgian Bay.... or relax by your own private stream on the property.

Reviews

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A lovely autumn getaway for the fam

  • 5 of 5

This was the second stay at the farm for our family and as with the first, it was a lovely getaway. The barn and woods offered good energy release for the younger family members and some fierce long forgotten table tennis and basketball skills were rediscovered. The house itself offered enough space that some could play board games while others snuggled down with a book in front of the fire. We enjoyed delicious meals around the large dining room table while being entertained by family and friends on the piano, and had late night barn gatherings.

George is a treat to deal with and enables seamless planning. We look forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for large group get-together

  • 4 of 5

Had a niece & great-niece get-together 10 of us in total. Lots of room for everyone to enjoy their space. House adequate for all. Enjoyed sit down meals at large table in dining room. All appliances brand new & house was spotless. We enjoyed "the barn" and occupied the younger generation most of the day. Little cool for large pool but the hot tub came in handy. Certainly a must to visit if you are looking for a large group venue! Thanks George & Family for opening up your vacation home for rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had high expectations based on previous reviews and somehow they were exceeded.

  • 5 of 5

George's communications were so friendly and helpful. It really added to our enjoyment. The farmhouse felt like home within hours of arriving. The property is beautiful and diverse with so much to do. Thank you George and family for sharing your excellent home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a family reunion with kids. Swimming, ping pong, basketball, woods and creek exploring. The property is stunning and well maintained. George was always responsive when we called or emailed. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay with a large group of friends or family.

  • 5 of 5

Lots to do in the property, George was very responsive and helpful, property was gorgeous - even mid may!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A winter reunion for old friends.

  • 5 of 5

We hiked the property in the snow, skated and played hockey at Osprey Arena, prepared overly elaborate meals and told each other lies in front of the fire. Great memories. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $78.28
Refundable damage deposit $782.84
Statutory Holiday Fee $195.71
Housekeeping Fee $137

Statutory Holiday Fee: Add $300 per statutory holiday.

Large Event Fee: For group events up to 120 people, additional $5,750 fee for use of barn and grounds, plus minimum 7 night farmhouse rental fee. (Example: for a Saturday Event, rental starts Wednesday before to allow event planners to set up, and goes until Wednesday checkout to allow cleanup and equipment removal on Monday.) (Large Event Fee is reduced by $750 in months from September through to May)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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