Located on Little Lake, a clean, spring fed lake 5 kn from Brighton and 7 km from Presqu'ile Point. 1 1/2 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa, just off Hwy 401.
This cottage has been recently upgraded, including a completely finished lower level, new dishwasher and cherished family antiques. All prospective tenants must contact the owner directly by e-mail; no on-line bookings are accepted.
This is a beautiful modern cottage with cathedral ceiling, open concept living room/kitchen/ dining area, Propane fireplace, 2 tv's and dvd player. No internet access.
Plenty of flexible space in the upper level sleeping loft with a queen sized bed, a double futon, four sleeping mats and a crib for baby. The private bedroom is next to the main floor living room and media room which has a convertible double sofa. In the sleeping/recreation area on the lower floor there is a double bed, a single bed and a double fold-out futon . . next to the foozeball table and karaoke machine.
The main floor has a bathroom with an antique tub, a bedroom, media room and kitchen leading into the open concept living room overlooking the lake, with a propane fireplace for cool evenings, all on the same level; perfect for folks with mobility issues. The open concept kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, Jenn air stove, small appliances (including coffee maker) and breakfast bar.
There is a second bathroom, with a shower, on the lower floor close to the washer and dryer in the separate, finished laundry room. All linens are supplied.
Step from the breakfast area to the large deck with bird feeders, picnic table and loungers overlooking the lake. Sunflower seeds and peanuts are provided for the blue jays, chickadees and chipmunks who visit while you enjoy your morning coffee. Propane barbecue. Two fire pits, one near the lake.
This cottage is winterized. Elegant, quiet and comfortable, this cottage is lovely, year round, for all ages,
Elegant, Quiet, Serene
Local legend has it that Little Lake is bottomless, with an underground stream extending to Lake of the Mountain - the smallest national park in Canada - on Prince Edward County. Rural country roads are perfect for cycling and exploring Loyalist Ontario countryside. Apple orchards, strawberry farms, wood lots, meadows, contented cattle in green fields, wild flowers and exquisite rural vistas across the hills to Lake Ontario abound. A place to heal your soul.
This cottage is spacious and convenient for winter weekend getaways as well as visits to relatives living at Brighton By The Bay. It is 5 km from Brighton; 7 km from Presqu'ile Provincial Park; 40 minutes from Prince Edward County with its vineyards and artist colonies.
Tim Horton's (with wifi) is 5 km down the road, close to The Big Apple. There are well stocked grocery stores at both Colborne and Brighton. Antique stores, local speciality craft boutiques (including Hazelton Scuptures), summer theatre groups, "music in the park" evenings in Brighton and Colborne, abound. Applefest is a lively celebration of harvest time which closes down the main street in Brighton for a weekend each September. Old highway #2 - the Loyalist road along the lake - was once the only link between Toronto and Kingston - the pioneer route for pre- Confederation Upper Canada - with exquisite villages every few kilometres. Canadian history starts here.
St Ann's Spa is located at Grafton, which is about 20 minutes away by car, and has luxurious day packages available . Leave the kids with the guys at the cottage and enjoy pampering yourself for a day! Check it out: http://www.steannes.com/day-spa-getaways.html.Enjoy leisured lakeside life at its best. The sunsets are as amazing as the sunrise. A brilliant place to re-establish perspective.
On the main floor one private bedroom, with a double bed, leads to a media room and is across the hall from the main bath. There is also a new fold out double bed couch in the media room.
The upper level is a carpeted sleeping loft perfect for children, with foam mattresses, a double futon and a crib for the baby. The queen size oak bed at one end of the loft (with a privacy screen) has an amazing morning view of the lake.
On the lower floor there is a large recreational/bedroom area with windows overlooking the lake. This area includes a double bed, a single bed, and a double futon. There is also a separate bathroom with shower, a game/storage room and a laundry room on this level, which is now completely finished, with drywall and permanent flooring.
Little Lake, a small, clean, spring fed lake nestled in the wooded hills of Eastern Ontario, has been a vacation and picnic site for local residents for well over 100 years. (My grandfather went there for Sunday School picnics). Beneath a spreading willow tree a grassy lawn slopes to the shore, with 40 feet of water frontage. The lake bottom is clean sand and shallow for about 30 feet from shore, perfect for small children. Private dock. Paddle boat. Canoe. Good fishing in the middle of the lake.
Watch for the beaver swimming by every evening at dusk - if you are quiet - and, no, the 2 foot long carp beneath the dock do not bite, although they do like bread crusts.+ More