Wildflower Cottage rests on 60 acres overlooking stunning and unimpeded views of the Annapolis River Basin – just 5 minutes from the beautiful town of Annapolis Royal, 1.5 hours from Yarmouth and 2 hours from Halifax in Nova Scotia. This restored 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom early 20th Century coastal cottage provides plenty of space and comfort: a fully equipped kitchen, upstairs queen-size bedroom with adjoining full bathroom; and downstairs bedroom with twin beds and adjoining bathroom. The dining room seats 4. Inviting, comfy furnishings and thoughtful artwork throughout the cottage. The setting is the perfect spot for a creative retreat or as a base home for touring the Annapolis Valley and other parts of western Nova Scotia. The cottage rests on a shaded hilltop in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the Maritimes. Step out the front door to glorious open fields and woods, butterfly gardens, blueberry bushes and native wildflowers. Take in the beautiful views of the tidal Annapolis River-Basin and seascape. Savor the charms of this farm community, with its vegetable and fruit stands, vineyards, lively farmers' market, artists' shops and coffee hotspots. Enjoy the artful and vibrant Annapolis Royal just 5 minutes down the road. Wildflower Cottage also comes with a deck and chairs and a picnic table overlooking the hillside and river. A perfect setting for couples, artists, small families or for an individual retreat. Owner's website: http://wildflowerns.com
Birding Paradise: Wildflower Cottage looks on to mixed woodlands, open fields, coastal salt marshes and the tidal Annapolis River-Basin offering some of the best birding sites in the region. Whether you observe from the sun porch or wander the path to the shoreline you will not be disappointed. A magnificent trail along the Bay of Fundy at Delaps Cove is a short drive away. Nearby birding locations include the French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal and Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness. Other excellent birding sites are found at Digby Neck and Brier Island and Kejimkujik National Park. For your use, we keep copies of field guides to the region including the excellent “Birds of Atlantic Canada.”
Couples Nest: Wildflower Cottage is a wonderful place for couples to celebrate an anniversary or simply get away. Wake up to beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea while relaxing in the cheery sun room. Stroll down the wildflower –lined path to view the beautiful, historic marshlands and Annapolis River Basin. In the evenings, prepare your favorite meals from the well-supplied kitchen. Enjoy your favourite beverage while lounging on comfortable chairs on the deck. Watch a movie or read a book from our library of fiction, nonfiction and Nova Scotia-themed authors. You may never want to leave the property!
Great for small families: The property surrounding the house offers plenty of places to explore including a private picnic area and a trail through the property that leads to the shore. It's a wonderful outdoor classroom. You’ll also discover vastly different landscapes in the two regions of the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley that will definitely influence and enhance your experiences of the great outdoors. From stunning coastal areas to the quiet woods, freshwater lakes and beautiful inland areas, you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy your favorite activity whether it’s hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, golfing or whale watching. The house is also just a short drive to Upper Clements Family Theme Park and Raven Haven Family Beach Park.
Artist’s Haven: With its rolling, pastoral beauty, changing light and dynamic waterways, the Bay of Fundy/Annapolis Royal area is clearly an artist’s or photographer’s landscape. From the dramatic hills surrounding Fort Anne National Historic Site to the charming waterfronts of Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry, you will not have to look hard for inspiration. As one reviewer stated: “The town and the area are like walking into a classic 19th painting.” Visit any number of artist’s studios and the wonderful ArtsPlace, the community’s art gallery, to view local and national art. Settle into an armchair to enjoy the many art books from the gallery’s library.
Writer's Retreat: Wildflower Cottage encourages inspiration in abundance. This cozy home with its open surroundings stimulates creativity, feeds your imagination and allows you to concentrate without distraction. It is a wonderful writer's retreat.
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