This house is a beautiful historic Cape located on an island off of the coast of Chester overlooking Mahone Bay. The house was built in the 1800’s and still has many of its amazing original features. In the downstairs spare bedroom the very old finger painted wainscotting has been preserved over time and the unique decoration adds a real sense of history to the room. There is an original bake oven and fireplace in the living room along with aged wide pine board floors and an old built-in Nova Scotia Dresser. The living room also has the original wide board wainscoting throughout. Much of the glass in the old windows is original and contains the trademark swirls and bubbles. The old windows are protected by new hand made storm windows.
The Kitchen is part of the new addition put on in the 1980’s. It is a large eat in kitchen with all the modern conveniences but built with old style cupboards and floorboards. It includes a full fridge and freezer making island meal planning so much easier. There is a microwave oven and range hood combination as well as a new 4 burner range. There is also a stacking washer and dryer located in the kitchen. The Bathroom has a small tub and shower, a pedestal sink and toilet. The property has a septic system that was installed and approved in The fall of 1996 and has been absolutely problem free since. The house has ample sleeping for 8 with a king size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, and a single bed and pull out cot in the other upstairs bedroom. Downstairs there is a spare room with a double bed and a three quarter size bed. This room has its own entrance to the bathroom and is ideal for those that would find the stairs challenging. In the living room there is a very comfortable pull out queen size bed and an abundance of extra linens.
The community of Little Tancook has a population of about 30 people during the summer months and approximately 18 people during the winter months. The residents primarily make their living through fishing for both lobster and ground fish. The wildlife populations are limited to deer, rabbits, muskrats, snakes, pheasants and a great variety of other birds.
Enjoy peace and tranquility, spectacular sunsets, lovely gardens, shoreline trails, great ocean views, and there isn’t a night sky like it anywhere. The harbour is home to several pleasure and fishing boats with space for the government ferry, William G. Ernst, which services the island daily. A scheduled ferry service operates daily year-round from Chester to Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island. The ferry ride is about 40 min from Chester to Little Tancook.. The ferry will take all cargo free of charge, but you will leave your car on the mainland and all groceries and supplies will be placed in the large metal boxes or the wooden trays to be hoisted onto the boat. Travel between the islands is free and Big Tancook is an interesting afternoon trip. The Chester wharf where the island ferry departs is an hour drive from Stanfield International airport. And is about 40 minutes from Halifax.
There are absolutely no stores on the island and you must bring all necessary items with you, but you are just a ferry ride away from Chester's yacht club, restaurants, a very well stocked Grocery store (Save Easy), Pharmacy, Patisserie/Bakery, Liquor store, Tavern, Playhouse (featuring both local and well known talent), Hardware store, and Gift Shops. Because of its incredible beauty and unspoiled setting, the island is a natural provider of eco and experiential tourism. It is an interesting place to visit year round and, being surrounded by the water of beautiful Mahone Bay, the summer tourist season runs from early May to late September. Island visits begin and end with an inexpensive public ferry ride with breathtaking scenery.
Little Tancook Island is an island located off the coast of Nova Scotia. The island is one of the 365 islands dotting Mahone Bay. It is approximately .75 km wide(.5mi) and 1km (0.62 mi) long. The island is located to the east of Big Tancook Island and they are separated by a 1 km (0.62 mi) wide strait called "The Chops". The island measures acres ( km2) and has a rocky shoreline with open fields and softwood forest dotted by ponds, tidy residential properties and fish stores. It is the second largest only to Big Tancook, the largest island in Mahone Bay. Little Tancook Island is approximately 1.5 km (1 mi) from Sandy Cove Point on the Aspotogan Penninsula - the nearest point on the mainland....Read more
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