Relax in a historic country home in Prince Edward County's beach/ wine district
About Shannon Kyles
I am an architectural historian, professor of architecture, webmistress for ontarioarchitecture.com, and CBC columnist on historic architecture. I rebuilt this house because it is so lovely and I am concerned that our built heritage is being destroyed. This house was part of the Underground Railway as well as being used a a feed store, a hospital and a private home.
Shannon Kyles purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Shannon Kyles chose Consecon
In June there are dozens or turtles that lay their eggs on the lawn and around the rees and hedges. The pond is full of frogs, toads and dragonflies. There are red winged blackbirds, herons, hummingbirds, and orioles in the nearby trees. The house has the large, generous proportions of a by-gone age. The windows are all original as are the doors, trim and baseboards. The house is stunning, and so is the location.
What makes this Cottage unique
You can cycle to The Grange, Closson Chase, Normand Hardy, Stanner, and many other local wineries. By car these wineries are ten minutes away. The property runs along the edge of the Millennium Trail, which is a 60 kilometer rail trail perfect for cycling and nature walks. Lake Consecon is about 8 kilometers long. The road around the lake is almost 20 kilometres, perfect for a short cycle.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Place - perfect for a larger group
Everyone was so impressed with this gorgeous property that we are already talking about coming back next year for a longer stay. We were wanting for nothing. The beds were comfortable, each suite self contained for maximum privacy and the kitchen full stocked with all the equipment you would need.
The property itself is beautiful and you can easily just sit on the porch swing for hours and savor the scenery and the peace.
We LOVED it!
Beautiful historical building in a quiet area
Very easy, owner very helpful, house comes with everything needed.
We rented the Gryphon in September for a group of 10. It was a beautiful location, and the house was fabulous. We absolutely loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast on the large covered porch, and our evenings in the comfy living room. Kitchen was very well equipped. Extremely spacious, and beautiful architecture. Shannon was so easy to deal. We all loved the house, and had more than enough room.
Thank you Shannon!
From the Wilson's and wine tour group!
It was a pleasure to have you. Please come again!
Living history in Prince Edward County
We were a group of 9 for a couple of days in August. Gryphon Cottage was perfect. Comfortable beds. Spacious bedrooms. Big wraparound porch. Close to vineyards..
Bring a movie on blue-ray disc and watch it in the lower floor movie room on a gigantic screen!
I'm so glad you had a good stay. The weather was good for you as well. That screen room is a great place to relax after a hard day of gardening, touring or visiting vineyards. I'll look forward to seeing you again.
Really unique place for a family reunion getaway!
What a wonderful way to stay in a very old house that one normally only gets to tour through. We had a family reunion and ranged in age from 66 years to 21 months. We all enjoyed the house with enough rooms where we could congregate comfortably and also get away for some one on one time. There was something for everyone to do - from wineries and breweries to antique shopping, biking, walking and nature exploration. Shannon was great to deal with and made our stay that much more enjoyable. The decks were so wonderful to sit on, especially the side deck with the swing. There is comfortable seating everywhere , which is a big plus for us seniors. I only gave a 4 for cleanliness because some of the small appliances in the kitchen could use a good cleaning. Otherwise, everywhere else was fine. Thank you Shannon for a great time!
Gorgeous Country Property
This property is gorgeous from top to bottom. The birds and butterflies love it as much as we did.