Please see the video link and check us out on YouTube. The owner has also uploaded other videos of Nova Scotia to his YouTube channel (moviebod) including a whale watching video.
Lake Midway is on the scenic drive which leads to Long and Brier Islands in the Bay of Fundy and is 15 minutes from the picturesque fishing port and county town of Digby, Nova Scotia.
The house has its own extensive private gardens and wooded areas and shares a boundary on Lake Midway with the Provincial Park with your own access to swimming and other fun in the water. It is just under 4 acres in size, the lawns are well cared for and the woods are thinned to allow exploration and adventure for children. Wildlife is abundant in the garden, including white tailed deer, cardinal birds, hummingbirds, squirrels, chipmunks and numerous other birds and animals.
The house has rural internet, a smart TV, VCR, DVD, films, books and games, a telephone, well equipped kitchen, washing machine & dryer, a hair dryer, oil fired hot water, a fireplace and wood for a fire, full bath with shower and half bath downstairs, high chair, garden toys, a bar-b-q and a bike.
It has 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a queen sized bed. The children's room sleeps 2 (in a choice of three beds) plus a baby (in a crib.)
Garden furniture and a bicycle are also provided and there are no immediate neighbors.
Sandy Cove is 15 minutes away and the cottage is particularly well positioned for whale watching trips, bird watching, sea fishing, geology (for rock hounds), and country walks
The house is less than a mile from the Bay of Fundy's numerous coves and beaches and has stunning views over spring fed Lake Midway. The adjoining park has washrooms, picnic and changing facilities and is only two minutes on foot from the cottage.
We are near to whale watching and pleasure fishing craft as well as lighthouses and seal colonies in the Bay of Fundy.
Getting there: A trip to Nova Scotia by Catamaran from Maine in the USA to Yarmouth NS or from Quebec and Ontario via New Brunswick by ferry straight into Digby, the nearest town to Lake Midway. Flights to Canada from the U.S. take less than one and a half hours and from the U.K. and Europe can take less than five hours. Halifax Airport is less than a three hour drive away from the cottage.
A video of the home is on YouTube 'Innisfree Cottage Lake Midway' and the owner has also uploaded other Nova Scotia videos to his YouTube channel.
When hiring your car, be sure to get cruise control for the long stretches of well maintained and extremely quiet roads. In the summer you will also appreciate air conditioning in your vehicle, as the temperatures can get well into the 80s.
Wildlife: At Innisfree cottage, you will find nature at its finest and most exciting. Nova Scotia is a wild and friendly place which can be enjoyed from the comfort of our well equipped and cosy country cottage home.
Don't forget to feed the local resident Chipmunks, Blue Jays, Squirrels and Hummingbirds. There is normally some bird food in the cottage and we provide a hummingbird feeder.
You are likely to see rabbits, pheasants, chipmunks and squirrels in the garden. In the woods at the back of the cottage, evidence of white tailed deer can be seen. American finches, robins and blue jays feed from the bird feeders and a brilliant red flash means a cardinal is around. Turkey vultures and, if you are lucky, a bald eagle sometimes ride the thermals overhead. In summer, the hummingbirds have a feast on the nectar from the touch-me-not flowers having followed the sun from Mexico arriving in May.
The cottage is used by the owners for their own vacations and is therefore equipped to a high standard.
Please remember that this is an old country property and sometimes a mouse or squirrel may gain access to the wall voids, so you may occasionally hear the sounds of these unwelcome visitors. There are also insects in the garden, so it pays to keep the doors covered by insect screens behind you when you are passing in and out of the garden. We do all we can to keep the house sealed from the nature which surrounds it, but it can be an almost impossible task. If you are squeamish about such matters, this may not be the property for you. However, if you do encounter any problems, we can normally quickly sort them out.