The SpaceIf you're tired of traffic noise and urban bustle and want to relax in a rural setting, we offer a spacious handsome house with hundreds of books, set amid gardens and farmland. Take walks through the woods or along the beach, keeping an eye out for eagles, ospreys, sandpipers and chickadees. Nights are good for star-gazing, mornings for sitting on the porch in pjs, drinking coffee.
The house has four sizable bedrooms, two with double beds and two with large single beds. There's a fully-equipped kitchen with 5-burner gas stove, full dining room, laundry facilities, and two gracious common rooms, one with a TV/DVD player for rainy evenings.
The house has a land-line phone on which local calls can be made, free of charge.
Our house is set amid an orchard, woodland and farmland. and located on the Dock River. We're a 5 minute walk to inlet river shore with beach for sunbathing, digging clams and excellent beach strolls. We are 15 minutes drive to numerous gorgeous and unpopulated swimming beaches along the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The house, designed and built in 1918 by the shipwright Little Harry Williams, is well-suited both for gatherings and for private time - the ground floor flows graciously from room to room, while the bedrooms on the second floor offer a calm retreat. Outside, we love to sit on the steps of the back porch, in the morning with coffee, and in the early evening with a beer. Between the morning and evening, walk down to the beach, beautiful at any hour, or up to the woods to follow meandering paths.
At this end of PEI, it’s quieter, slower-paced, less touristy and that means less traffic, uncrowded beaches and fewer kitschy attractions; more time for quiet reflection and long walks on the beach or meandering drives with views of pastoral farmland or striking red sandstone cliffs. Even if you get lost, you're never far from somewhere.
Guest AccessThe farm is located a 10-minute drive from Alberton, a small fishing and farming town at the western end of PEI, about 90 min drive from Charlottetown. A car is necessary for getting here and around. Unfortunately there is not any public transit in rural PEI.
Alberton has a good little grocery store, liquor store, antique stores, post office, pharmacy and hospital, and several restaurants.
Freshly caught local lobster is available within a 15 minute drive.
Interaction with GuestsDuring the summer I run the Old Mill restaurant in New Glasgow, a 75-minute drive away, but am always reachable by phone. The nearest neighbours are about a quarter of a kilometre away, and are helpful and friendly.
Getting AroundNo local public transit