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Swallow’s Nest Farm Stay… A Special Place and Time

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Swallow's Nest is located on a family farm with organic orchards, fields and animals. You'll be able to visit a working farm, but there'll be no chores to complete. You're on vacation!

Settled at end of quiet lane Swallow's Nest is a 5-minute walk from the main farmhouse. Two bathrooms, sauna, three bedrooms (king, queen, dorm with queens and a single). Swallows' Nest can privately accommodate 2 couples with the third communal bedroom for the 'kids'. This is an ideal location for a vacation with family and friends.

There's a lot to enjoy without leaving the property. You can walk to nearby attractions, or take short daytrips to dozens of destinations within a 30-kilometre radius.

We also welcome friendly, well mannered four-legged members of the family. Choosing Swallow's Nest for your vacation means there's no need for any separation anxiety for either kids or pets.

A farm stay is a special vacation for families with young children. We have three children of our own who can help your kids make a strong and lasting connection between food, farms and fun. If they like, visiting children will be able to collect eggs, visit the pigs or piglets, and take walks through the orchard and trails. We can also arrange a trip to harvest corn or another crop. Then your family can enjoy this 'just picked' food for lunch or supper. Now, that's fresh and knowing where food comes from.

Adults too may discover a farm activity to enjoy. There's nothing like the taste of an egg when you've brought it straight from the hen to the pot or a salad for supper when you've chosen your own greens!

There are two large ponds on the property. This and the organic nature of the surrounding environment makes a visit to Swallow's Nest an excellent bird and nature watching opportunity.

A calendar showing available dates for your stay can be viewed at the Taproot Farm-Stay “available dates” sub-page.

Keywords: farmstay, pet friendly, private, secluded, on an organic farm

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Alexander
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2017

About Jennifer Alexander

Josh and Patricia are parents of three young children. They farm organically and run a successful 'Community Supported Agriculture' business. They live in a farmhouse that's a 5-minute walk from their farm stay rental property 'Swallow's Nest'.

Jennifer Alexander purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Jennifer Alexander chose Nova Scotia

This guest house has many artisanal features. It is nestled at the end of a quiet lane. There are wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxing with family and friends. There are many things to experience here without ever leaving the property and many other things to do within a short driving or biking distance.

What makes this farmhouse unique

In today's fast-paced world many of us do not think too much about where our food comes from. At Swallow's Nest you will be able to re-connect with the practice and beauty of growing nutritious food. And, if you so choose, you'll be able to participate a little in the life of the farm.

Amenities

Kings, Subd. B Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Organic Vegetables, Chickens to feed, Collect eggs, Visit pigs, enjoy gardens

Reviews

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Swallow’s Nest Farm Stay… A Special Place and Time
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
London, Ontario Canada
5

PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

I've just arrived back home after having the pleasure of staying with my family at Swallow's Nest for 5 days. This place is amazing. The cottage itself is sprawling, extremely well equipped, and very charming. The property with its views is gorgeous and private. Our family vacation consisted of 2 couples, a single adult and a 5 year old. Swallow's Nest suited our needs perfectly. Our vacation was a combination of visiting our extended family as well as sight seeing and I can't recommend this property enough as a home base. It's a very convenient location for a range of activities.

And the animal lovers in our family were thrilled to visit the pigs, chickens, goose and Jack (the farm's dog) everyday. I absolutely loved staying here and hope I will again. The pictures don't do it justice ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
5

Swallow's Nest is a Peaceful Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Swallow's Nest for three peaceful days. My children are 9,9 and 10 and spent most of the day exploring the property, visiting the animals and touring the gardens. It was an amazing experience for three video game lovers who found themselves outside more than in.

The second floor with three beds was ideal and provided a bunkhouse feel and the movable dividers gave everyone privacy when it was time to sleep. We enjoyed the king comfy bed on the first floor with our own washroom. The second floor also had a private bedroom with TV and double bed.

This spacious house provided enough privacy for the introverts in the family while the fireplace and outdoor fire put brought everyone together for some family time. The unique house design was interesting and kids enjoyed all the cubby holes, nooks and crannies.

The sauna and piano were nice amenities which also provided entertainment. All kitchen supplies were on hand and we enjoyed visiting the on site farm produce hut and walking next door to cheese and gelato factory.

The location was great and the back roads provided quick access to all neighbouring towns. The property owners were very accommodating and friendly. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

new family tradition

  • 5 of 5

Swallows nest has become a family retreat tradition! I moved home to Nova Scotia with my husband last year and we have a 6 month old daughter. Our first trip to Swallow's Nest was when our little girl was 4 days old. We were back again in February and just celebrated Easter there.

There are so many reasons why we plan to make trips to this house a part of our family tradition. The space is large enough for the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends (and our dog!). There is something to do for everyone. The grounds are beautiful for walking year-round and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming to their farm.

This is not a conventional space- three beds and two sofas are in one large shared room (with dividers for some privacy). There are also two private bedrooms in addition to the large shared sleeping space. The Sauna is beautiful and there are two common-areas that are great for sitting around to talk, enjoy a fire, or play games.

This is a true escape, a space where you can slow down and enjoy the people you are with. The house is also minutes away from main street Wolfville, which is a beautiful little university town with cafes, restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

I can't say enough good things about this space.

All the little details -- the house is very clean, the beds are made, there are plenty of towels and linens, all the cooking utensils you could need are there along with a huge fridge and fantastic and easy to use gas stove.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

The activities listed are either on the property or within 30 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

Kings, Subd. B Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

All of our quoted rates are based on 4 guests/night. For any guests above 4 there will be an additional fee of $30/night/ guest plus 15% HST.

We accept payment through all major Credit Cards and PayPal. 50% deposit to be paid at the time of booking with remaining balance due 7 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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