Cottage Profile Private, executive five bedroom cottage located on a large 40-acre property fronting onto the Rocky Saugeen River in the hills of Grey County. This cottage is the perfect getaway to escape the city and experience the peace and serenity of nature without comprimising the comforts and amenities of home. To enter the property you take a long paved driveway that passes through a pine plantation and some open lawn areas to the banks of the Rocky Saugeen River. The Rocky Saugeen River is one of the best trout fishing rivers in Ontario. The main living area of the cottage consists of a large 900 square foot living room with stone fireplace, formal dining room, sitting alcove surrounded by windows, a large screen television with satellite reception, stereo with CD and DVD players, desk sitting area and piano. Adjacent to the living room is a fully outfitted kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and plenty of cupboard and counter space. The cottage has a large screened in porch / sunroom with plenty of sitting area and lots of windows. Here there is also a large outside deck with a 10 person hot tub to soak in after long hikes or bike rides in the area. This deck also overlooks the river and has a great view for starry skies at night. Also located on the deck is a patio table with chairs and some loungers to soak up the sun or read a book. On the ground floor is an office with telephone jack so you can stay connected to the office if need be. Newly wired to the internet as of spring 2012! The cottage has 5 bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the remainder on the second floor. There is also a loft located above the garage which has a queen size sofa bed and a games area with a foozeball and pool table. Great area for older children! The cottage has three bathrooms, one four piece with two sinks on the second floor, one four piece on the main floor and one three piece with a shower in the loft. There is also full laundry facilities on the second floor. If you are looking for a secluded setting, this 40 acre property will meet your needs. If you need to take a trip to town to pick up supplies it is only a 10 minute drive to the towns of Markdale and Durham. The cottage is perched on the banks of the Rocky Saugeen River. On the inland side of the river is a large paved parking area with some trails that follow the top of the river. There is beautiful stone walkway down to the stone patio at the riverside.The river has been left in a natural state to promote wildlife habitat. If you enjoy cycling or jogging the area will not disappoint. The back country gravel roads are hilly, cross many streams and pass tree canopied stretches of roads. Good trail riding is available at the Markdale Ski Trails and Calopore Uplands near Flesherton. This is a beautiful cottage with all the conveniences of home!
Additional amenities include: piano, games room in the loft includes: billiard table foozeball table, floor area 2000 square feet, 10 person hot tub, number of baths: 3, colour television (32 inch), office, netflix, sunroom /screened porch, beds: four queens, large propane weber bbq, and one three piece bath in the loft., xbox, two twins, one four piece bath on main floor, deck area square feet 200, one four piece bath on the second floor, water frontage: 1000 ft, water: well (drinkable), number of bedrooms: 5....Read more
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Bruce TReviewed Sep 20, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Being a first time renter, we were not sure what to expect. The whole process was very easy. We were looking for something that our whole family could enjoy and we were not disappointed. The cottage itself was large enough for everyone and we were quite pleased with the layout. The privacy was another thing we liked as well. We used the hot tub almost every day.
We made quite a few day trips to different areas, including the Blue Mountain Resort and Tobermory. We also did the waterfall tour which was great and did a little shopping in the nearby towns. The point is there was much to see and do.
We got to see a young bald eagle (I think) during the week and a couple of times a great blue heron passed by.
All in all, a very enjoyable experience and we would not hesitate to recommend the cottage or the service.
"Large, well-equipped cottage in beautful, natural setting"
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 11, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This cottage was as advertised. Large, private property with a very well maintained, well equipped cottage. Plus the Saugeen river just a few steps away. We had a great time cooling down in the river, warming up in the hot tub, playing pool in the recreation room over the garage and lounging on the deck with the sound of the river below. Great location with a very nice golf course nearby, challenging hills to cycle into Markdale and close to other Durham area activities. We walked the trails on the property and walked across and through the river. In the cottage/house, there's lots of room for people with five bedrooms but we stuck to the six adult limit and only used four rooms. It was a great, restful vacation and was great to have such a nice property and cottage to enjoy.
Not inexpensive and it would be nice for the cost to have cleaning included but all in all a pretty good value.
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Place was neat and clean,up to expectations.
When we arrived things were in order.Very relaxing vacation for us but might be a problem for people who are hooked to their internet beacuse there is no internet connection in the cottage.Acres and acres of lush green trees.Nice pathway to the river bank.A lot of stuff for kids in game room.
Left on 02/06/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | Dan & Judy McNamaraReviewed Feb 6, 2009Stayed Oct 2008
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Glenelg Landing last fall.
As we followed the map to it we were wondering if we were on the right track - the road is very rural. We drove past the driveway before spying the numbers and turning back. But once there, the secluded setting was beautiful as the leaves turned colour in the early fall. The cottage itself had a warm, homey atmosphere and was completely fitted out with everything we needed - from the piano for musical evenings to the jigsaw puzzles for a grey, drizzly day. The kitchen, too, I found to be fully equipped.
The owners left complete, easy to follow instructions for using the TV/VCR, fireplace, and kitchen appliances, also how to handle the garbage, use the barbecue, and the games room above the garage. They have taken great care to make the cottage an easy, happy place to be.
There is a simply beautiful golf course just down the road, and another smaller course a short drive away.
Its a bit of a drive to the closest town for supplies, but we found it fun to explore different sideroads each time we went out.
All in all, Glenelg Landing is a lovely home
in a quiet, restful, natural setting.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in July 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Jul 2007
This was the first cottage we stayed at after moving to Canada from
the UK. We thought it was brilliant, and a marvelous introduction to
this style of vacation. In fact my wife's sister and her family came on
the holiday with us and were so impressed with the whole experience
that they are now in the process of immigrating here, hows that for a
The cottage itself is really well equipped and has loads of character.
The location is tranquil and relaxing, a true escape from the big city.
I loved driving down the back roads to get to it, I felt as though I was
in an episode of the Dukes of Hazzard (showing my age there.)
We'd highly recommend it.
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