Twas the week before Christmas - 10% off the house...
Your apartment is a newly renovated first floor unit attached to an old country house on a 1.2 acre private lot; a perfect location - we are on an easily accessible major road in a rural setting near wilderness AND 5-10 minutes from downtown Gatineau & Ottawa.
The space has been totally renovated this year and has: hardwood floors; high speed wi-fi; 3 fully furnished bedrooms; a sunny living room with a wood stove; a well-equipped kitchen & eating area; a dining room space; a full bathroom; a sizeable entryway, great for secure storage.
In keeping with the history of the original 1925 house, we have decorated in an updated country folk style - we want you to feel surrounded by beauty. We bought the property last January & are lovingly transforming it back to its original charm. The apartment is at the back of the main house, with its own private entrance & outdoor space.
Your space has a full kitchen, with amenities including: double sink, stovetop & oven, microwave, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, & plenty of cookware to make a feast.
We provide all your bed linens, extra blankets, & bathroom towels/facecloths. There is a 32" flat screen HDTV, board games, kids toys, books for all ages, throw blankets & logs for the wood stove, for your time indoors. Smoking allowed only outside.
The living room looks out to the backyard seating area & picnic table - you can relax & watch your kids play. We have some sports equipment - for badminton, soccer, frisbee, & other ball games. Around the whole property you are surrounded by lawn and yard spaces. In the growing season, you will always see colourful blooms and are welcome to edible herbs! In all seasons, you are surrounded by nature's quiet beauty.
Upon arrival, you will meet Tom, our on-site caretaker in a separate unit - he will give you your keys & can help you get settled. Pets are welcome.
The apartment has 3 bedrooms:
1) The queen size bedroom is a calm, private space, decorated in light earth tones. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, an antique mirror, lovely lighting, plenty of storage and double french doors onto the livingroom space create a feeling of comfort and elegance.
2) The double size bedroom is a charming room with a beautiful south-facing garden view. The room has a modern feel while also celebrating and reflecting the garden flowers just outside. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, a dresser with an oval mirror, an antique pipe bed, built in bookshelves and an doorway to the kitchen make this a welcoming space.
3) The single size bedroom is a calm green oasis, with hardwood floors, a gorgeous antique dresser with an oval mirror, a closet, and a light-filled window view of the garden as seen through climbing vines. A door to the kitchen and a full length mirror complete the country charm.
Our site is a perfect balance of country life and city proximity - we are on a country property nestled in Old Chelsea (Glen Eagle section); a much desired location as it is easy access to nearby cities of Ottawa and Gatineau.
The unit is a newly renovated ground floor apartment attached to a 1925 house on a 1.2 acre lot with beautiful gardens and plenty of outdoor relaxation or play space. It is easy to get to in all weather and is bordered by a woodlot and a creek, so there is a lot of privacy.
Nearby, the charming small village of Chelsea is 5 minutes away by car, with lots of little cafés, fine dining and the luxurious Nordik Spa. Yes, this is the Chelsea that inspired Joni Mitchell to write "Chelsea Morning"! (Tourism Chelsea: www.tourismeoutaouais.com/en/services_en/chelsea/)
The same 5 minutes will take you to the fabulous Gatineau Park - with hiking, biking, beaches, zip-cording, and so much more! (www.ottawatourism.ca/member/gatineau-park-ncc/)
A mere 10 minutes by road is downtown Gatineau and it is only 15 minutes to downtown Ottawa, both home to all kinds Canada 150 celebrations! (www.ottawa2017.ca) Gatineau hosts the Canadian History Museum, Lac Leamy Casino and lots of other attractions. (www.tourismeoutaouais.com/en) Ottawa, the nation's capital, is home to the vibrant Byward Market, the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre, and festivals, restaurants, live music and more. (www.ottawatourism.ca; www.ottawafestivals.ca) We even have a bus stop at the end of the driveway if you don't want to drive - Transcollines, Line 925: http://transcollines.ca/lignes/line-925/+ More