THE SHOBAC COTTAGES HAVE JUST RECEIVED BOTH THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECT HONOR AWARD, AND THE CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, FOR CREATIVE TALENT AND EXEMPLARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.Combining Internationally acclaimed architect and owner, Brian MacKay-Lyons vision of ocean, land and contemporary form, these four (4) innovative cottages embrace the dramatic beauty overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and LaHave Islands.Nestled on the cliffs of Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Shobac Cottages provide the ultimate getaway for those seeking a luxurious retreat, or a relaxing vacation.Located only 15 minutes from Lunenburg (UNESCO World Heritage Town) and a 1.5 hour drive from Halifax International Airport.The Back Shore is one of the most spectacular, unspoiled sites in Nova Scotia. This very secluded 30-acre location at Moshers Beach is cradled by surrounding pastoral hills, with extensive walking trails, access and ocean views to Gaff Point Nature Trust and Hirtles Beach. Built on what was once the 400-year old ruins of an abandoned village, this environmentally sensitive enclave focuses on the undisturbed beauty of the South Shore.Designed for honeymoon couples or a family of four or five, each of the oceanfront cottages offer a rustic elegance with style, comfort and unparalleled views.As with all the details, the craftsmanship is superb from the floors to the cathedral ceilings. Built-in cabinetry curves and bends around 50-feet of 7-foot tall windows, custom tile and maple floors. Each cottage is approximately 800 + sq.ft. with two (2) private decks, wood stove, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living bay, two private bedrooms and luxurious bath.Individual or multiple cottages can be rented on a weekly basis. The studio and the historic octagonal barn can be rented for events and are ideal for art workshops, weddings, equestrian vacations, family reunions or corporate retreats. The entire site can also be rented offering the solitude of a "lost village at the end of the earth".To view our new video click this link. Shobac Cottage and Studio Rentals
1 queen, 2 twins
Kingsburg is a gorgeous seaside village blessed by nature. The crashing surf, spectacular sandy beaches and abundance of wildlife are right out the front door. This is also a convenient location for groceries, shopping, antiques, artisans, crafts, farm markets, historic churches and museums, biking, charter boat sailing, kayak and canoe rentals, golf course, fine dining and casual restaurants.
Each of the four cottages offers an open second floor loft with a queen bed and a bedroom with two twin beds on the main floor. Two additional overflow sleeping places exist on the living room raised plinth. Each unit has one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. The loft bedroom as a private deck with views of the land the sea. In addition, every cottage has a large deck off the living area facing the sea off to the Southwest. Cottages also include DVD/TV, telephone and wireless Internet....Read more
Left on 10/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 17, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
The Shobac sight and the cottages are amazing. The owner/architect met us when we arrived and he was very down to earth and friendly. We were 2 adults and 2 children (8 and 11) and found the compact, but open plan of the cottage to be perfect. The design is inspiring and made us rethink the type of family home that we want to live in. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals (2 horses, 2 large dogs, barn cats and many sheep) on site and using the kayaks on the very shallow and warm salt water pond. The view is terrific and you do feel like you have stepped off the beaten path. We wanted to stay close to Hirtles beach, which is beautiful and a great place to spend a sunny day. If only the path from the cottages to the beach was better marked and cleared. My wife and both kids were convinced that we were not going to make it to the beach the first time we took the path, which introduced some stress into what was otherwise a great day. The surrounding area is great, with Lunenburg a short drive away and the LeHave bakery and Rissers Beach accessible by the cable ferry. All in all a great place to stay.
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