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Maggie's Place on the Cabot Trail

Entire house hosted by Ulrich
8 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1.5 bathrooms
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Maggie's is a charming century-old 3-bedroom farmhouse on the Cabot Trail. It is located in Skir Dhu near Wreck Cove on the Atlantic Ocean side of Cape Breton Island. It includes numerous hiking trails, streams and two large ponds yet is close to numerous craft shops, restaurants and beaches. It is ideally located on the Cabot Trail between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in the town of Baddeck.

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Much like Maggie's, the community around it is very unique and it makes a great home-base while you visit the neighboring artisans (glass blowing, iron art, leather etc) or hike in the Highlands National Park.
The house itself is built on a secluded knoll surrounded by mature silver Birch and sugar Maples. Maggie's has been carefully restored so as to keep its original charm yet is equipped with modern appliances, a fully equipped modern kitchen and high-speed Wifi. Walking trails on the property lead to two large pond, (Smith's Ponds) numerous streams and waterfall. There are many private and public beaches nearby. Kayaking, cafe's, a general store numerous artisan shops and an archery range are all nearby.
This part of Cape Breton was settled by Scottish homesteaders between 150 and 200 years ago. The son of the original settler, Angus Smith, built the house from wood cut, milled and planed by hand for his bride Maggie. Since she outlived her husband by many years the property became know as 'Maggie's Place'. We are proud to continue the tradition.

Guest access
Guests will have the use of the entire house, including WIFI, modern appliances and cookware, dishes, linens and towels. Enjoy full use of the yard and trails on the property. There is a gas station nearby. Closest towns are Ingonish and Baddeck.

Other things to note
Skir Dhu is in the heart of the what has been described as the "best maintained lobster grounds on the Atlantic". In season and with prior notice you can purchase lobsters and crab from the nearby harbour and government wharf at Little River - 5 minute drive from Maggie's.
If you are adventurous, we can help arrange for you to accompany a crew on their very early morning fishing rounds.
Maggie's is a charming century-old 3-bedroom farmhouse on the Cabot Trail. It is located in Skir Dhu near Wreck Cove on the Atlantic Ocean side of Cape Breton Island. It includes numerous hiking trails, streams and two large ponds yet is close to numerous craft shops, restaurants and beaches. It is ideally located on the Cabot Trail between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Alexander Graham Bell N… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Dedicated workspace
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Wifi
Cable TV
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Iron
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Skir Dhu, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cape Breton is famous for its scenery, historical interest, unique culture and Maritime hospitality. You will notice the Gaelic words in our signage, including the name of "Skir Dhu" which translates into English as "Black Rock". Just beyond Maggie's Place is a rugged coastline with two huge black rocks, jutting out from the sea. Lobster is trapped all around them and sold down the road at Little River. The community comes together through Ceilidh's (traditional music) every week in the summer, both at the church hall nearby and in Baddeck (an hour away). Let us know your interests and we will suggest what we can.
Cape Breton is famous for its scenery, historical interest, unique culture and Maritime hospitality. You will notice the Gaelic words in our signage, including the name of "Skir Dhu" which translates into Engli…

Hosted by Ulrich

Joined in April 2015
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Six years ago we retired from a long career in International Education in mainly Japan and India. During that time we traveled extensively - mainly in Asia. We have also lived in a wide variety of locations in Canada such as Western Newfoundland, Labrador, Edmonton and Calgary. Our 2 grandchildren - one in Tokyo and one in Toronto - ensure that we continue traveling. In our day to day routines, an organic garden and two rather large yards as well as several hobbies keep us busy. Also our dog Tomo takes us on a daily hike through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The hike starts at our back door.
Six years ago we retired from a long career in International Education in mainly Japan and India. During that time we traveled extensively - mainly in Asia. We have also lived in a…
During your stay
The owners, Uli and Cathy Nikolai, are retired from many years of working in international schools. They live 1 km away and are happy to tell you about hiking trails and other great places to visit along the Cabot Trail if you request their assistance.
The owners, Uli and Cathy Nikolai, are retired from many years of working in international schools. They live 1 km away and are happy to tell you about hiking trails and other grea…
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