If you are looking for peace and quiet, this traditional Nova Scotia home is the perfect place for you. Situated on 20 acres of property with 350 feet of shoreline and no neighbours for miles, Rockland Cottage offers the simple pleasure of seclusion.
Built in the 1850s by an English merchant sea captain by the name of Pierce, this traditional Nova Scotia Farmhouse enjoys a commanding view of Lockport Harbour. The house combines the charm of a traditional homestead along with the conveniences of modern day living with a kitchen, two sitting rooms, 4 bedrooms, and a modern 4-piece bathroom. The heart of the house is the large fully equipped, eat-in kitchen that is complemented by an antique hutch and dining table with seating for six. A propane fireplace adds to the ambiance of the comfortably furnished living room while a separate parlor allows for a quiet reading room or games room. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds, and the other two have single Captain's beds. This delightful Nova Scotia cottage has a comfortable atmosphere while retaining a lot of its original character - oak baseboards and staircase and hardwood floors.
A newly built screened in veranda at the back of the house to take advantage of the clear view of the ocean and thwarts any flying insects. By the shore there is a wooden deck for sun tanning and a fire pit for evening bonfires.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I have personally been to the cottage and I am quite familiar with the property.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, 4 piece bath, iron & ironing board, selection of movies, fire pit, no internet, cd player, fridge, stove, books & board games, screened in veranda/gazebo, coffee maker, kettle, close to beaches, close to grocery store, washer and dryer, garden chairs.TripAdvisor property ID 2014074...Read more
Rockland Cottage is located on the eastern shore of Lockeport Harbour on Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route. The property is about 20 acres with 350 feet of pebble beach. It’s an easy walk along a landscaped path to get to the waterfront where you can enjoy a lazy day relaxing on the beach deck or have an evening bonfire in a fire pit by the water's edge.
15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.
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.
25 minutes away, Shelburne is the closest town to this cottage. 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, Writers Festival, 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. Founder’s Days take place on the third weekend in July. The Shelburne Writer’s Festival is hosted by the Osprey Arts Centre and typically takes place on the first weekend in August. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that 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!).
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