Cottage Profile You've arrived!! But getting here is wonderful! You will explore uncrowded country roads and experience the unique landscape of the Escarpment in picturesque villages nestled in river valleys; farm fields, a pioneer cemetery and shaded forest paths. Along the way you'll want to pause to explore or simply enjoy the view. Especially during the fall colours! This is a journey of contrasts - expect the unexpected around every turn. You will travel along quiet roads that dip down into wide valleys where streams and rivers meander alongside, then climb to heights where breathtaking views unfold. This is a secluded four (4) bedroom retreat located on a 30 acre property, with 2 spring fed ponds in the hills of Blue Mountain uplands of Grey County. The cottage and property is a nature lovers paradise. The combination of the ponds and the forested lands make it ideal for bird watching and viewing wild life. Listen as the bird song echoes under the tree canopy! To enter the property, you take a gravel driveway the passes through a hardwood bush before cresting to the log cabin nestled between the 2 ponds. There are two living rooms in the cottage! One is with a fully outfitted kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator (with ice maker), dishwasher and plenty of cupboard and counter space. It includes a relaxed country dining table, desk sitting area and adjacent sitting alcove. The other living room has a sofa /chair and a 60" television with ExpressVu satellite reception, stereo with CD player. A second table (perhaps for a boardgame!) and an organ is also available. There's also a rustic great room downstairs, consisting of a large 400 square foot lounge area with stone fireplace surrounded by windows. Great for aprs ski but also for cool evenings. The cottage has 2 long porches, each overlooking a pond, with plenty of sitting area and lots of windows. The cottage has 4 bedrooms, two on the cool ground floor and two on the second floor. Each of the second floor bedrooms has a private walk-out balcony and twin beds. The cottage has two bathrooms, one five-piece with a jacuzzi tub and one three-piece with a shower. There are also full laundry facilities in the ground floor washroom. If you are looking for a secluded setting, this 30 acres 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 Town of Collingwood. There is dock jutting out into the pond and raft for the strong swimmers in your party. If you enjoy cycling or jogging the area will not disappoint. The gravel lane is private for the young bikers. The back country gravel roads are hilly, cross many streams and tree canopied stretches of roads. Good cross-country mountain bike single-track trail riding is available at the nearby Three Stage Trails (Pretty River Valley Provincial Park) and Kolopore Uplands near Flesherton. Nearby fine dining is sublime ranging from internationally renowned chef Michael Stadtlanders inn to the many Collingwood and Thornbury restaurants. This is a nice cottage with an old-time cottage / chalet feel and all the convenience of home. Rent it by the week for the summer / fall or for the season for the nearby alpine and X-country skiing!
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, two sets of twins, one double, patio furniture ( patio table, umbrella, television (60"), number of baths: 2 one five piece bath with a jacuzzi tub, floor area 3600 square feet, chairs, beds: one queen, aluminum row boat, and one three piece bath with a shower, loungers, water: spring, number of bedrooms: 4, outdoor fire pit, and muskoks chairs ), water frontage: 100 ft (lake has sand apron), organ....Read more
Left on 08/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 14, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
We loved this house and very much enjoyed our stay here. The pond is ice-cold but magic. A quintessential Canadian cottage experience, which, as we live abroad, was very restorative. We are hoping to stay here again another year.
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