15 min from Bridgewater, this home sits on the shore of Wentzells Lake at Windhorse Farm. Guests have access to over 20 km of trails in a magical old-growth Acadian forest, 4 acres of permaculture gardens, canoeing, sauna, and on-site hosts. During the growing and harvest season, produce is available from the on-site farmer.
This private, comfortable house is on a secluded peninsula on Wentzell Lake on the La have River. There are no neighbours in sight. It is a wonderful place to relax and soak up some nature.
The living, dining and kitchen are open concept with a vaulted ceiling over the living and dining areas. A wood stove keeps things cozy in colder weather. Extensive decks on 3 sides of the cottage offering amazing water views and outdoor dining choices of sun or shade. A fire circle next to the lake is a great spot to relax and enjoy conversation or play music.
There are three bedrooms: 1) a master with double bed and twin bed upstairs, 2) a double twin upstairs and 3) one main floor bedroom with double bed. There is also a single twin on the upstairs landing. In addition, there are two single sleeping nooks off the main living area, ideal for children, but large enough for adults. Total of 10 beds; 2 of them are doubles.
The house comes fully furnished. The kitchen is fully stocked: dishes & utensils, kettle, coffee-maker. Linens and towels are provided as well as books and an upright piano.
This house is on the grounds of Windhorse Farm, a sustainably managed 200-acre old-growth Acadian forest with 20 km of trails, a wood product business, and a 4-acre organic permaculture garden. There is a canoe and a kayak that guests are welcome to use, as well as a sauna. An on-site farmer offers in season produce and farm-fresh eggs for purchase.
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The farm operates out of a central office where on-site hosts are available daily to answer any questions and to point you to all the magical spots on the property (unless you'd rather find them yourself!).
Wireless internet is available at the Farm office only.
The rental price includes housekeeping. We do not charge an additional cleaning fee.
No smoking and no dogs.
Margaret moved to Windhorse Farm with her family in 1990 with the goal of saving this magical forest from the clear cutters. Since that time it has been a family home and has been shared with hundreds of old and new friends. One of Margaret’s passions is gardening, and under her gentle care and strong hands, the four acres of organic gardens and orchards have grown more beautiful and productive each year. The beauty in the landscape is brought into the buildings through her aesthetic eye and untiring energy.
One of Margaret’s gifts is to increase harmony in the Windhorse community by listening to, and caring for, each person. She has applied these skills and her knowledge of nature to developing vibrant communities and cultivating leaders.
Her 40-year practice of meditation and deep retreat in the Shambhala lineage provides the foundation for her inspiration.
Jim has been involved in forest stewardship for over 50 years. His grandmother was his first teacher in the love of nature and care for all beings, including plants, animals and rocks. Later he learned forestry from his father on their family homestead and then from other forest teachers, including Orrie Loucks and Merve Wilkinson. His deepest inspiration came from his relationship with meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, who taught him the profundity of earth stewardship.
As the business manager of Windhorse Farm, Jim has decades of experience integrating vision and practicality. Jim is also a skilled nature based teacher and facilitator. His principle interests are in the enrichment of the lives of individuals and organizations, particularly through seeing nature as a mirror of mind and ecosystems as a natural metaphor for healthy human communities.