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Historic country home near wineries, beaches, cycling, fine dining and more.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Relax in a hitoric country home in Prince Edward County's beach/ wine district.

The Gryphon, a Regency Cottage, is a completely restored historic home nestled into a large garden and natural wildlife preserve. Regency cottages were situated to take advantage of the vistas and gardens belonging to the estate. Each window looks out over a field of wildflowers, a formal garden, a rural farmland, or Lake Consecon. Twelve foot ceilings and antique furniture add to the feeling of old time charm.

Prince Edward County is a mecca for artists, nature lovers and anyone looking for a getaway … for a weekend break or for life.

Renowned for its sailing, fishing and giant sand dunes, The County also offers live theatre, artists studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a flourishing wine region.

The perfect place for a getaway – a day trip from Toronto or Ottawa.

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Shannon Kyles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Shannon Kyles

I am an architectural historian, professor of architecture, webmistress for, and CBC columnist on historic architecture. I rebuilt this house because it is so lovely and I am concerned that our built heritage is being destroyed. This house was part of the Underground Railway as well as being used a a feed store, a hospital and a private home.

Shannon Kyles purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Shannon Kyles chose Ontario

In June there are dozens or turtles that lay their eggs on the lawn and around the rees and hedges. The pond is full of frogs, toads and dragonflies. There are red winged blackbirds, herons, hummingbirds, and orioles in the nearby trees. The house has the large, generous proportions of a by-gone age. The windows are all original as are the doors, trim and baseboards. The house is stunning, and so is the location.

What makes this cottage unique

You can cycle to The Grange, Closson Chase, Normand Hardy, Stanner, and many other local wineries. By car these wineries are ten minutes away. The property runs along the edge of the Millennium Trail, which is a 60 kilometer rail trail perfect for cycling and nature walks. Lake Consecon is about 8 kilometers long. The road around the lake is almost 20 kilometres, perfect for a short cycle.


Consecon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , powder room on ground floor. all bedrooms have baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Simoorg Room, first floor, 3 piece bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pegasus Suite 4 piece bath, 11 ft ceilings, private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Phoenix Room may be king or twins, 4 pce bath, second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Ellyllon Room, second floor, large soaking tub.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sepearate bedroom, 4 pce bath and lounge with screened porch
  • Bedrooms have new pillow top mattresses on antique frames. Each bedroom is unique. Original art, white duvet covers changed regularly.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Prince Edward County has so much to offer, all year round.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Historic country home near wineries, beaches, cycling, fine dining and more.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

A little bit of heaven in Prince Edward County

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this amazing home justice. Shannon the home owner has restored this home to all its glory yet ensuring that all modern conveniences are provided to ensure your stay is pleasurable. All the details of comfort were provided to us as we relaxed in this beautiful restored historic home with each unique bedroom housing an attached ensuite. Our ensuite had a huge shower and a separate cast iron tub which kept the hot water hot long enough to enjoy a full chapter in my novel.

This house is great to host a family reunion or for you and 4 other couples to get away and have your stress just melt away. We were so close to Provincial park that we enjoyed a beautiful walk in the sand dunes in the morning right after breakfast and at night were able to go to town for an amazing dinner. The location is also a short drive to multiple wineries and amazing restaurants. Be sure to book ahead of time as even in the cool spring restaurants were very busy.

The Gryphon also enjoys an amazing media room which is great as you wind down your day to relax. The room provides many options to lounge or even lay down with cozy blankets to wrap around while you enjoy either a movie or your favourite TV series. Shannon also has just renovated the downstair bedroom and has added a kitchenette and will be bonus to anyone who would like additional privacy.

I can't wait until I visit Gryphon Cottage again and you can rest assured my husband and I will be repeat guests in this fabulous spot in Prince Edward County.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Ann, It was so great to have your group stay last weekend. I'm glad the weather co-operated. I'll look forward to seeing you again, Shannon
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Beatiful historic home great for families, friends and County day trips.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Shannon's home twice and plan to stay again. It is a beautiful home, with many heritage features and all the modern conveniences. Highlights are the large kitchen, big dining table with banquette, beautiful bedrooms with en suite baths, and the basement media room with large projection screen. The large yard offers ample area for kids to play, with the chance to see frogs and turtles if you are lucky. The house is a short drive from Wellington and a great base from which to explore wineries, Sandbanks and all Prince Edward County has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic and unique BnB - a joy to stay in such a wonderful property.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful BnB. It was a joy to stay in such a lovingly restored home as part of our holiday to Canada. It is clear that the owner, Shannon, has an eye for detail and has made an excellent job of both the restoration, the internal décor and choice of period furniture.

The property was spotlessly clean and well maintained and Shannon was able to provide advice on where to explore which was most helpful.

We will certainly be recommending the Gryphon to friends and family who may be looking to visit this part of Canada and hopefully we will stay there again as I expect we will be back to Prince Edward County in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Michael. It was a pleasure to have you in The County and we hope to see you again next year. Shannon
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

Both the house and location make for a truly special holiday. We sat on the terrace and watched the humming birds come to and fro and after a few days we all felt we'd relaxed into a slower pace of life.

By lunchtime we were off to the vineyards to enjoy a wood fired pizza and a glass of wine. In the evenings we all gathered in the downstairs cinema room to enjoy a film together.

Very reluctantly we left to go home.

Shannon was great. She responded really quickly to all our enquiries.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful to meet you and I'm glad you had a good time. Hopefully we'll see yo again in The County.
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Perfect quiet location to visit all of PEC.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at The Gryphon Bed and Breakfast. We have been going to Prince Edward County for 6 years, and we can truly say that this is a great place to stay, relax, meet fun people, and it is a very accessible spot for touring around the whole county.

Shannon is a great host. We corresponded easily over email prior to the trip, it was no problem to accommodate our dairy free diet into her cooking, and she had great suggestions for downtime activities.

The building is certainly an addition to the experience, the heritage restoration and the details were beautiful (check out the beautiful windows in the kitchen!). We stayed in the Phenoix room and had a peaceful sleep, and a nice private bathroom.

Overall it was great, and I would certainly reccomend. And if you get the chance, breakfast on the expansive portch is a great way to start the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had two wonderful days at The Gryphon Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

From the beauty of the home to the amazing natural surrounds and the incredible hospitality of host Shannon this is a place you can sit back relax and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and I hope to see you again next year. Shannon
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Wellington on the Lake
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Bistro East and Main Wellington
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
cross country on Millennium Trail
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
North Beach and Sandbanks (20 minutes)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Consecon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Jul 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $109.75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $512.19
Tax Rate 13.0%

The changeover day is Friday during the summer months. In a few cases, this can be changed.

As a natural wildlife preserve, we try to keep the property free of fireworks, plastic balloons and plastic bags. No shooting of guns of any kind at the wildlife please. Shooting of cameras is encouraged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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