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Explorer's Cottage


One three-bedroom waterfront vacation home on the Bras d’Or Lake.

Set on 150 acres of forest and in a
botanical-park setting with over 100 specially planted trees, Japanese bridges,
a birch forest, and a Japanese garden, Explorer’s Cottage is a
4,000-square-foot retreat furnished as a European country escape, with antiques
in a modern way. Coffee and tea selections are provided to welcome guests to
the cottage.


Create your own experiences with activities
such as nature walks, paddling a canoe from the private beach, fishing,
learning about vegetable gardens, picking raspberries, and picking fruits. Make
meals with produce you picked and fish that you caught yourself on the vast
property; you’ll have the use of a gourmet kitchen, three outdoor grills and
two outdoor picnic tables.


Walk through a boreal forest, then a birch
forest, on a winding asphalt pathway to the waterfront, picking blackberries
along the way. There are often grouse sightings along the pathway, as well as
woodpeckers, blue jays, hummingbirds, and many other bird and rare moth
species. This waterfront cottage is on the Bras d’Or, Cape Breton’s inland sea
which is designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.


Another cottage, called Raspberry Cottage,
is nearby but the two cottages are not visible to each other. Raspberry Cottage
is smaller and has a water view and orchard.

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