|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We do our best to provide a truly Maritime experience beginning with a quaint century-old Nova Scotian cottage which was moved to this location eighty-five years ago and settled with it’s back to the forested mountainside and it’s front with windows to the water. It sits quietly apart, without neighbours on either side or behind. The original ‘outhouse’ now holds garden tools and a new garage which compliments the cottage was added a few years ago. A grassy drive goes right up to the cottage but feel free to park or turn on the front law.
Totally renovated, the cottage retains the simple pleasures of clean delicious water from the spring-fed well, the snug warmth of a wood-burning stove and the cooling freshness of an open-window breeze. Other than a radio and cd player, the cottage is without modern technological distractions. To date, most guests have surprisingly enjoyed being incommunicado and relaxed into their ‘unplugged’ state, blithely stress-free and happily tuned into the ‘now’ of being here in this magical place.
We gladly provide information and recommendations for the usual (restaurants, whale watching or hiking) as well as the unusual (where to get homemade ice cream, attend a lunch and learn, how to cook a lobster or find a dog sitter)
The cottage has been described by guests as a ‘restful nest’ and a ‘homely haven’, ‘unpretentious yet attractive’, ‘pleasantly simple and functional’, ‘immaculately clean and totally equipped’.
The first floor: Great for seniors!
An eat-in kitchen which features the original cottage cupboards, full size refrigerator, an electric stove, a microwave, toaster, blender, mini-grill, coffee maker and an electric kettle. Dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, tea towels, pots and pans and of course, everything needed to cook, crack and eat lobster. Coffee, tea, sugar, salt & pepper, some spices are stocked in the cupboards.
A bedroom with white wooden walls and a nautical blue floor with a comfortable double bed. The window faces the calm green woods and a scent of mint wafts in from the garden.
A full bathroom has a high-profile toilet as well as a shower with great water pressure from our spring-fed well. We provide lots of towels, a hair dryer, hand soap and shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Also there is a washer and dryer for your use with liquid detergent and dryer sheets under the sink or use the clothesline for really fresh smelling clothes.
In the relaxing room, sink into the couch and enjoy the view of boats bobbing in the Bay or seals popping up. Put your feet up and feel at home. Board games and cards on hand for some good old fashion entertainment. Chess anyone? Have a game at our house.
A storage room off the kitchen is where you will find a cd player, fans, chairs and BBQ utensils. Open the back door to find the Gas BBQ and the herb garden. A screen door allows for cross breezes.
The second floor: This space seems to be everyone’s favourite!
A bedroom with whitewashed wooden walls and a finished wooden floor makes up the entire space. There is a comfortable double bed with a view to the Bay, a small closet and a dresser for storage. Windows on all sides make for great cross breezes and shelves of books invite the reader.
A half bath is tucked under the eaves, complete with towels and a hair dryer.
Just out the front door, the cottage porch beckons. Take a seat in the Shore Road bench built from ‘shore finds’ by my neighbour. It’s a friendly community where motorists wave and walkers will stop and chat. Guests have enjoyed coffee, wine, even meals here. Others have used the porch to meditate, do yoga, write and paint. Gates at both ends of the porch keep dogs secure.
Shore access to the Bay is granted by my neighbours across the street with directions to the path posted on the cottage refrigerator. The Bay of Fundy is one of Frommer’s top global destinations with it’s tremendous tides being referred to as the heartbeat of the world. In Parker’s Cove, the tide ranges from 30 feet from low to high but during storms or full moons, 50 feet is possible.
Behind the cottage, walk the trails behind the cottage by following the red arrows which mark the path that runs along the brook to the ‘bench of contemplation’. Even on a hot summer day, you can rest in the quiet coolness by the forest stream. A guide to the one main trail and 2 shorter trails is on the cottage refrigerator.
In the area:
Nova Scotia is a Lonely Planet top pick and the nearby town of Annapolis Royal has won the title of Cultureville of the Maritimes. There are wonderful restaurants in the area and an incredible farmers market on Saturday where you can buy fish and scallops from the Fish Monger, French and German breads, pastries, jams, fresh veg as well as Maritime art and crafts. Live music, artisan demonstrations and impromptu dancing will all add to your experience.
In the cottage, you will find everything you need to cook and crack a succulent lobster in the kitchen or you can leave the lobster cooking to Nautical Seafoods, minutes away at the Parker’s Cove wharf. They offer fresh or cooked to order lobster as well as freshly prepared lunches. You can also purchase world famous Digby scallops - delicious! A few minutes past the wharf in Hillsburn, you will the Crow's Nest Dining, a favourite with locals and has a little convenience store at the back for necessities.
We live just down the road, easily accessible for all our guests.
At first glance I fell in love with this cottage. Its faces the ocean and you can watch the sunset right from the upper bedroom bed. Each room is lovingly decorated in beachy cottage theme. It's immaculately clean and well taken care of. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place for my 13 year old daughter and I to reconnect and turn off all electronics. We also brought our little chihuahua, bubbles. She loved sitting outside on the front porch which was gated at both ends to keep her safe. There is no internet, which I welcomed. If we needed to keep in contact we just drove to town, a few minutes away.
I loved all the windows in this cottage. At night I would open and let all the fresh air inside. I could also listen to the ocean to fall asleep at night. So nice.
There is a well known seafood market just down the road which sells live lobsters, and there is a huge pot (with directions) to cook them in at the cottage. The kitchen has everything you would need to make yourself at home. Actually, this cottage has everything you need, from extra blankets and towels to laundry detergent and extra shampoo if you forgot yours. The sunroom is where we spent most of our time staring outside at the ocean each morning and night.
Peggy and Rex (the owners) live just down the road. They great wealth of information about the area and are lovely people.
Annapolis Royal is a quaint quiet town, but has lots to see and the history is amazing. We took the graveyard tour and thought it was really fun and information. There is a market in town every week that showcases local vendors. There is also a cute gift store in town at the very end....not to miss.
I highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet holiday. I say quiet because it feels like a peaceful retreat. In today's world sometimes you just need to find a place like this to relax and unwind. There are also trails in the backyard you can go on. This would be a PERFECT honeymoon cottage. Long walks on the beach in front were an everyday occasion for us, even when the weather was rainy. My daughter and I found lots to do in the area. We shopped at Frenchy's. If you don't know what that is, then look it up and plan an afternoon to go.
Peggy's Cottage is the essence of charm, calm and comfort. I fell in love with the upper bedroom -- its light, the views and the library -- and ended each touring day reading by one its four front windows. Thoughtful attention to detail is evident: the kitchen is well-equipped; brochures/maps to local spots are available; directions to bay access and instructions for recycling are clear; even laundry detergent is provided! The cottage grounds are also charming -- there's a beautiful moss-covered path in the back that takes you by a creek, a favourite spot for my terrier to cool off. (And a good old clothesline, so your wash can dry in the glorious sun I was treated to for several days)!
As others before me have said, the hosts are incredibly welcoming and helpful. During the booking process, Peggy was particularly quick to respond to my frequent and numerous questions.
The traffic roaring by the front of the cottage was a bit overwhelming at times, but perhaps that was due to the fact that it was a busy time of year (the Digby Wharf Rat motorcycle festival was on). Be careful backing your car out onto the highway.
And be cautioned: this is most definitely an unplugged experience! There is no cell reception nor is there a landline. The fact that I was on my own and couldn't make a call made me feel a little unsettled and is why I cannot give this otherwise delightful property 5 stars.
But I will be back. I want to experience this beautiful part of the world in fall, winter, and spring.
Wir haben mit unseren beiden Kindern (8 und 11) eine traumhafte Woche hier verbracht.
Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und es ist gut ausgestattet. Von der Terrasse bzw. vom Wintergarten aus kann man mit dem Fernglas auf die Bay of Fundy schauen und nach Walen Ausschau halten. Die Gegend ist fantastisch, Natur pur: Am Strandufer warten in der Regel schon neugierige Robben, Ausflugsmöglichkeiten (z.B. Brier Island, Keji etc.) gibt es zahlreiche.
Die Vermieterin, Peggy, ist ausgesprochen freundlich, humorvoll und hilfsbereit: Sie wohnt nur einen Kilometer weg vom Haus. Gerne haben wir eine Einladung angenommen und Peggy, Rex und ihre 14 Tauben besucht, die kurz zuvor in eine neue, selbstgebaute Voliere gezogen sind.
Wir waren sehr begeistert und können das Haus, die Location und die Vermieterin Peggy nur wärmstens empfehlen.
If you're looking for a place to unplug and unwind, the location of this quaint little cottage is perfect! We arrived exhausted, wrung out from the ever-increasing pace of life. The cottage itself is what you would expect from a building of it's age. It is immaculately clean and had all the basics for cooking etc. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Peggy. The weather was rather cool and dull for July, but Peggy's warm hospitality shone brightly. From helping us source fresh lobster and teaching us how to cook it, to offering historical information about the area and tips of great places to dine, Peggy won't disappoint you. She even loaned me one of her own pots for me to make home made soup in! Don't miss driving down the road and picking up fresh scallops to bring home and cook for dinner. When the sun did come out we took in the Digby Neck and Annapolis Royal, as well as several of the picturesque villages close by.
We absolutely loved this little house, very comfortable, has everything you need to cook, and most notably to cook fresh lobster you can buy in parker's cove (also amazing scallops you can grill on the barbecue!). One of the best things for us is the veranda (sun room?) where we spent countless hours reading and watching the changing landscape, the open water in front of us... there is also a little brook and trails going up the mountain behind the house, lots of birds keeping you company. The owners are wonderful people who live near by, easy to reach, they make sure you have everything you need, and having a chat with them will make your experience of this place even better. Thanks Peggy and Rex!
Magnifique petite maison donnant sur la baie de Fundy, avec un solarium chaleureux d'où on ne se lasse pas de contempler les couchers de soleil. On y a trouvé tout ce dont on a eu besoin, vaisselle, barbecue, y compris ce qu'il faut pour cuire les homards frais qu'on peut acheter à la poissonnerie juste à côté. Les gens sont extrêmement sympathiques dans ce coin de pays, et les propriétaires ne font pas exception. Ils habitent tout près et sont disponibles pour toute question, n'hésitez pas à aller les voir, piquer un brin de jasette avec eux rend l'expérience encore plus agréable! Bref, on pourrait passer tout l'été dans cette maison sans se lasser. Merci encore Peggy et Rex!
I took my mother for a week in Nova Sco4for her 65th birthday and I cannot imagine a better place than Peggie's cottage. She and Rex were so incredibly welcoming and helpful. The cottage is adorable and wonderfully quiet. My dog loved running out to the bay and we loved how cozy and beautiful the house was. This was truly one of the best places I have ever stayed and I will absolutely be back!
Our Picks for 2015
1. Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness Picnic Park - a short drive will take you into a spot of outstanding natural beauty. Great for hikes, picnics and a swim in Lamb's Lake. Dog friendly.
2. Cape Forchu Lighthouse, home of the BIG CHAIR (seen on their web cam) Drive along the ‘French Shore’, try the Friday night seafood dinners at Belliveau Cove market, check out St. Anne (the largest wooden church in North America), Smuggler’s Cove named for Rum-runners, Port Maitland for mile-high lemon meringue pie at Edna's, Mavillette Beach (incredibly long sand beach), Yarmouth - look for lighthouse signs for Cape Forchu. At the lighthouse, try Mug Up Cafe for great seafood by local cooks and their famous bread pudding. Drive through Yarmouth and see the fabulous old architecture in Yarmouth.
3. Oaklawn Zoo in Aylesford - a wonderful family run zoo that all ages will enjoy. While in the area, visit Bargain Harley's in Berwick - chock full of 'stuff'! Also check out Wheatons Store and Cafe. A fabulous quality shop in 'middle of nowhere'! Their Coconut Cake is worth every calorie!
4. In Annapolis Royal, you can visit the Historic Gardens, view local art at ArtsPlace, walk the boardwalk to the wharf, attend live performances at Kings Theatre, visit the quirky, quaint and unique shops and be sure to attend the Saturday farmers and artisans market.
5. Digby Neck - climb Cape Shubel for panoramic views, beach comb at Sandy Cove Beach, hike to the Balancing Rock, take the ferries to Long Island and Brier Island, go whale watching. Lavina’s on Long Island is a highly recommended seafood restaurant.
6. Just down Shore Road, you can hike at Delaps Cove (waterfalls) or make the drive up the valley to Cape Split - a long hike but you will NEVER forget the view. Take a picnic and relax high above the Bay of Fundy before you hike back down. Another great hiking area is Kejimkujik National Park (Keji to locals) - enjoy the day hiking and biking, rent canoes and kayaks. All these areas are dog friendly.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$77|
As detailed in our rental agreement contract. Also consult for cancellation details.