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- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 7
Type: HouseMinutes from National Park, Cabot Trail, whale watcing, ocean, hiking! Watch out virtual tour.
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Minutes from the Cabot Trail, whale watching, ocean, beaches, hiking trails, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery, restaurants, shops, and more.
4 rooms – 1 queen, 2 double, 1 single and crib. 2 bathrooms, large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dining and living room, large covered deck, sun porch, washer & dryer, BBQ, campfire, lobster cooker, games, movies, wireless internet, phone. All linens provided. Sleeps 7. $1400CAD per week, no tax, minimum one week stay.
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Minutes from National Park, Cabot Trail, whale watcing, ocean, hiking! Watch out virtual tour.
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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ABOUT PLEASANT BAY:
Pleasant Bay is a sleepy little fishing village nestled in the foothills of the Highlands National Park. Through winter there is a one-store-town of about 120 people. In summer, fishermen head out to sea and a handful of accommodation, shop, whale tour and restaurant owners open their doors for tourists travelling along the Cabot Trail. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the locals are easy to talk to. We rely on communities outside of the park - mainly Cheticamp - for services such as groceries, gas, alcohol and banking.
Just down the road from the Farmhouse is a Buddhist monastery. Around 25 people live, work and study at the Abbey year round. They meditate daily in a shrine overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and balance their study with a work period in the commune. It is not uncommon to travel the remote road and see nuns and monks walking, maroon robes dancing in the wind - quite a remarkable sight. There is a Stupa of Enlightenment on the Abbey grounds with slogans of wisdom engraved in stone. You can tour the Abbey daily in the afternoon throughout the summer for a small donation.
At the end of the dirt road, a footpath continues along the coast for roughly 9.5 kms to an abandoned settlement named Pollett's Cove. In the early 1900's, large families lived here with fishing and farming as a way of life. There was a school, a lobster canning factory, fishing shacks and houses. Large boats delivered staples such as sugar, tea and molasses in exchange for goods that the community produced. Today local farmers set their cows to pasture here, creating a very green, peaceful and fertile river valley - well worth the hike!
The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is accessible within minutes and the large Park offers a wealth of hiking trails, guided tours and sight seeing opportunities along the Cabot Trail. There is an information booth at both entry points into the Park in Cheticamp and Ingonish. We provide a Park pass free of charge for all guests.
Whale tours depart daily from the harbour. We highly recommend scheduling a tour as the vastness of the undeveloped landscape of our wilderness protected areas and our National Park can be seen in great detail by boat. Whales are extremely common in this area and sightings are guaranteed by most operators. You may travel by fishing boat or by zodiac. We recommend going by zodiac as you can cover so much water quickly. Pick a clear day, and ask the operator to take you up the coast to Pollett's Cove.
Pleasant Bay is about 5.5 hours from Halifax and 2.5 hours from Sydney. It is situated in the heart of the National Park, making it an ideal place to base yourself if you wish the explore the Cabot Trail, the the full spectrum of the National Park, beaches and the ocean through day trips without packing up, moving and settling in to a new place every night.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby
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