The SpaceThe Orchard Cottage is a spacious mini-home with vaulted ceilings located on a corner of our three acre homestead in the rural farming community of Wheatley RIver.
There are two bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed. All linens provided including sheets, duvets, pillows, extra blankets and towels. Both bedrooms have dressers and closets for your things. The space is setup to accommodate up to four people, however a double air mattress and linens can be provided to accommodate another person or child in the living room.
All windows have both screen and blinds. The back of the cottage faces southeast and gets wonderful morning sun. There is no A/C, but all windows can open, there is a ceiling fan in the living room, and portable fan in the closet. There is electric heat with a thermostat in every room. Generally the cottage is quite comfortable.
The cottage has a full kitchen with a dishwasher. You’ll find everything you need from wine glasses to a giant lobster pot. Gas BBQ just outside for grilling your local beef or seafood. Fresh eggs available daily from our laying chickens.
The living room is spacious with two couches and a vaulted ceiling. Large new flat screen with satellite TV. High speed wireless internet.
There is a washer and dryer within in the cottage. Laundry detergent is provided. Four extra large colorful beach towels and chairs for your days on the beach.
The back deck gets wonderful morning sun and has new patio furniture with comfortable cushions. The perfect spot to enjoy your coffee while watching our laying hens peck through the orchard.
Beside the cottage is a fire pit perfect for cool evenings. Firewood and kindling is provided along with extra blankets to take outside with you. Guest AccessThe entire cottage and surrounding property are yours to enjoy while you stay with us. Paved parking area adjacent to the cottage. The NeighborhoodThere are many interesting communities nearby, here are a few of our favourites:
New Glasgow (5 minute drive west): the Preserve Company store and gardens, New Glasgow traditional lobster suppers, Glasgow Hills golf course and restaurant with a view, the Old Mill restaurant, Gouda cheese farm and restaurant.
North Rustico (10 minute drive north): small theatre, fishing tours, fresh fish market (Doiron’s), beach, liquor store, gas station, bakery, grocery store, Blue Mussel Cafe, Fisherman’s Wharf and By The Bay restaurants.
Cavendish / Stanley Bridge (15 minute drive northwest): resort centre of PEI with multiple family fun parks, restaurants, shops, Cows ice cream, and the national park beach. Home to the Green Gables house. A friend of ours runs boat tours out of the Stanley Bridge marina.
Brackley Beach / Covehead Harbour (15 minute drive northeast): A popular National Park Beach with white sand dunes. Covehead Harbour is a working fishing port within the national park. The best fish & chip in PEI is here at Richard’s.
Dalvay-by-the-sea (25 minute drive northeast): The historic mansion shown in Road-to-Avonlea is located here. It is now a hotel and fine dining restaurant. More beautiful national park beaches as well as bike paths and rentals can be found here.
Charlottetown (25 minute drive southeast): The capital city of PEI, Charlottetown town is home to many Victorian era buildings, theatre (Charlottetown Festival including the Anne of Green Gables musical), many restaurants, nightlife, art galleries, shopping, and a farmer’s market. Getting AroundComing by car or renting a vehicle while here is the easiest way to get around. While there are buses within Charlottetown, there are no public transport options where we are in the country. The Charlottetown airport with car rental facilities is located about a 20 minute drive from us.