Entire residential home · 4 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths
Charming Cape Breton Artist RetreatA rustic artist/owner built home in a picturesque setting overlooking beautiful Lake Ainslie. The house is bursting with character, and has evolved through numerous expansions and renovations over its storied 30-year history.
The airy open-format main floor features a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and full-size refrigerator. The main floor common area surrounds a handmade spiral staircase made from trees cut from the yard. A wood burning stove separates the kitchen from the central living space. A step through a curtain-door off the main area reveals a bright room with a futon couch, and a TV with an extensive VHS library. There is also an old piano, and guitar which are at your disposal, albeit a little out of tune. Attached to this room is a bathroom with unique homemade shower-stall featuring a hola-hoop. Through the bathroom, and also attached byway of a curtain to the main area, is a sunny dining room.
The second floor houses two upstairs bedrooms and a bathroom with a large claw-foot tub. The main bedroom, which offers a queen sized bed (real bed) is connected by a window and archway to a study. The other bedroom has a double bed (futon mattress). If you investigate in the lower-are of this room you will find lots of games, books, and toys to entertain younger guests. If additional beds are required the futon couch in the downstairs TV room is also available.
A large grassed yard is perfectly suited for games of badminton or croque. There is also a large studio on the property, where I reside and will be readily available to answer any questions you may have.
5 minute walk to the lake.
20 minute drive to the ocean at the town of Inverness
20 minute drive to the Bras d’Or Lake, a massive inland sea.
1.5 hour drive to the famous Cabot trail, one of the most scenic drives in North America.
Enjoy the solitude of your escape with vintage dial-up speed internet and intermittent cell-phone coverage. As a rural cottage we aim to conserve water reduce our waste.