|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Idyllic country hideaway in beautiful Grey County. This 2 story log home features a first floor great room with soaring ceilings, a main floor Master bedroom has a king bed, there is also a main floor guest bedroom with antique single bed across from the main bath featuring a claw foot tub plus separate shower & the family room has a pull out double sofa bed plus a 50 inch TV & Vermont Castings wood stove. Three more bedrooms upstairs include one with a queen bed plus two additional guest rooms, each with a double bed. There is a second 3 pc washroom with clawfoot tub on the second level as well. Plus there is a charming bunkie, which is all set up as a guest room with an antique daybed.
Exceptional construction is evident throughout with over sized logs, pine floors from an 1840 house on much of the main floor and Mexican tile flooring. There are many antique features built in.
Walk out to the massive covered front porch and take in the views of the lily pond and windmill or head over to the side veranda and gaze over perennial gardens to the the large 18' deep swimming pond. In winter the snow frames the tress as you skate on the frozen pond.
The lower level includes a ping pong table and laundry facilities. The property also has a garage and 3 car drive shed.
The property is 25 acres and is very private. It includes a groomed snowmobile trail which intersects the driveway and goes for miles in either direction, perfect for long walks, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. A 500 acre conservation area is a short walk away on the the groomed snowmobile trail and includes Black Lake.
This country retreat is perfect for family gatherings, yoga retreats, small weddings or just for getting away from the bustle of the city.
Located in Southwestern Ontario, West Grey is an amalgamated municipality, consisting of the former Townships of Bentinck, Glenelg and Normanby, the former Village of Neustadt, and the former Town of Durham. West Grey is the largest municipality in the County of Grey, in terms of geographic area, and has a population of approximately 12,000. Drop in to the Neustadt Springs Brewery, reputed to be the oldest operating brewery in the Province and take a tour of the Caverns deep underneath.
Durham hosts the Durham Conservation area, a recreational area developed along two and a half miles of the main Saugeen River from the Heritage Walkway Bridge in town to the Second Concession of Glenelg. Walking trails thread the area and do double duty in winter for cross country skiing. Playgrounds, washrooms, two sandy beaches roped off for swimming and McGowan’s Falls with the picnic pavilion make this a busy and happy spot. Kayakers and canoeists are often seen practicing their sport above the Falls .
Many artisans make their home in West Grey, crafting their specialties in home based studios. Banding together every Fall, they have established the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, which winds its way through the south of Grey County with many intriguing stops.
The towns of: Durham, Mt Forest, Flesherton, Markdale, Dundalk & Shelburne are all within 5 -25 minutes of the property. All offer a variety of specialty food shops, supermarkets and restaurants; high end fashions, wineries, and home improvement stores, so you should be able to find everything you need and perhaps even what you don’t need. The big box stores are located in Hanover, Owen Sound and Collingwood.
Hospitals: Mt Forest, Markdale, Meaford, Owen Sound and Collingwood
Downhill skiing: The private Beaver Valley Ski Club as well as Blue Mountain offer skiing for all ages and levels.
Outdoor activities: Cycling, hiking on the Bruce Trail, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, boating on the bay, with harbours in Meaford, Thornbury and Collingwood. Lake Eugenia, offers swimming and motorized sports in the summer. There are numerous canoe/kayak routes in the area. The Boyne River, Beaver River and Rocky Saugeen River, all travel through this area, and are renowned trout rivers, so fishing and fly fishing is another popular sport. There are also various great golf courses in the area, both private and semi private.
1 hour to Blue Mountain
30 minutes to Beaver Valley
5 minutes to Durham
15 minutes to Hanover
20 minutes to Flesherton