|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Picturesque 1000 sq ft cottage in the pretty town of Southampton. This cottage is located near a beautiful sand beach and not far from a boardwalk that you can use to take in the sights and enjoy the fresh air.
Relax and enjoy the den/TV room that is equipped with a 32” HD television connected to a satellite service in addition to a DVD player for rainy days. Den furnishings include an overstuffed love seat and chair, a smaller wooden chair, an ottoman and built-in shelves containing books, tapes, games and DVDs for the use of guests. A half bath (2-piece) is located just off the den. Thistle Dew Cottage also has excellent internet connectivity (via fiber-optic cable) including a wireless network for the use of guests.
A separate living room area on the first floor has a large comfortable sofa and two overstuffed fabric chairs. The dining area contains a pine table, four ladder-backed wooden chairs with cushions and a large built- in pine sideboard. The sound system, located in the dining area, is comprised of a multi-disc CD player, a stereo radio tuner and a jack to connect your own music. Displayed on the mantle of the large brick fireplace between the living and dining area is a large model of the iconic schooner Bluenose. The primary heat source at Thistle Dew Cottage is a high efficiency gas forced air furnace.
The recently renovated kitchen is fully equipped so you can do as little or as much cooking as you want. Amenities include a spacious frost free refrigerator, dishwasher, double electric ovens, 5 burner gas cooktop, Kitchen-Aid stand mixer and a microwave. The kitchen also houses the laundry consisting of a full-size front loading high efficiency washer and dryer.
The second floor is accessed on a winding pine stairway just inside the front door leading to both bedrooms, a small vestibule and a large bath. The north bedroom has a queen bed and a desk while the south bedroom may be configured as two twins or a short king if the beds are pushed together. The bedrooms have at least one closet and a small chest of drawers in addition to bed tables, lamps and ceiling fans. The main bathroom contains a claw foot soaking tub, shower stall, toilet, sink/vanity.
Thistle Dew Cottage overflows with relaxed sophistication ideal for a Southampton vacation experience without sacrificing creature comforts and amenities. It is located only two blocks from Southampton’s pristine beaches and world famous sunsets which also means you can easily hear the lake surf on stormy nights. The cedar shingled exterior, warm pine plank floors and many windows throughout add to the charm typical of the saltbox style yet belie the home’s age of under 20 years. Situated in the old town, Thistle Dew Cottage has extensive perennial gardens plus numerous trees and cedar hedges contributing to shade and privacy.
Typically, Southampton has few if any bothersome insects so you can enjoy summer evenings on the back deck complete with patio table, 4 chairs and umbrella. A 3 burner gas BBQ can be found on the deck for the use of guests.
Just two blocks away (under five minutes walking), is the famous Southampton boardwalk and a spectacular light sand beach and fully open to the public and rarely crowded. The water’s edge is sandy in this location and deepens quite gradually. There is a second sandy-bottom beach by Gerry’s Fries just 10 minutes walking from the cottage. This beach also has a sandy bottom and shallow water depth making it ideal for younger children.
Southampton is a town known for its "Old Time Charm" and has a lot to offer without going very far at all. You can tour the Bruce County Museum, take one of the daily charters to see Chantry Island, visit some of the lovely shops, play golf, or discover live entertainment at the local band shelter on Fairy Lake. The Saugeen First Nation Amphitheater, just 2 km away, boasts a unique English style garden and awe inspiring views of the Saugeen River.