Heart of the Ocean Cottage, Lockeport, Nova Scotia

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  • 3 bedrooms
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Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 6

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Heart of the Ocean Cottage, Lockeport, Nova Scotia

Heart of the Ocean Cottage is a fully restored 1885 Nova Scotia Cape. Set on hill overlooking the bay it has panoramic views of West Green Harbour and Jenkin's Island.

The main floor of this spacious home has a large comfortably furnished, sunny living room with views of the harbour and a set of French doors that lead directly to the oceanfront garden. The kitchen is fully-equipped with an adjoining dining room complete with antique table, chairs and sideboard. There is tastefully decorated front parlour that enjoys the afternoon sun and is a perfect spot for a bit of peaceful reading. Also downstairs is a 2-piece powder room and laundry facilities.

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Heart of the Ocean Cottage, Lockeport, Nova Scotia
Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Heart of the Ocean Cottage is located in the small seaside hamlet of West Green Harbour, a few kilometers from Lockeport and about a 15 to 20 minute drive to Shelburne.

Overlooking the tranquil waters of West Green Harbour, this charming cottage has over 480 feet of sheltered water frontage. On the property there is a natural sandy beach and private ocean access perfect for launching your own kayak or canoe.

The area is dotted with dozens of beautiful beaches. The nearest is Lockeport's Crescent Beach which is a gorgeous white sandy beach approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long. Louis Head Beach is another beautiful beach in the area.

Lockeport is the closest town. Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations , Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby.

The Canada Day Celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically take place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August. Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.

The Historic Town of Shelburne is about a 15 – 20 minute drive. A charming and historic town Shelburne is set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating. Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival, Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival .

The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founders Days , take place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig, and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that usually take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.

The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).

The privateering town of Liverpool is about a 40-45 minute drive. Yarmouth is just over an hour's drive. Lunenburg, Digby and Halifax are all pleasant day trips.

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