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Holdsworth House Bed and Breakfast

36 Carleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0, Canada
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Holdsworth House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 15 Digby B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Burnaby, BC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is difficult to sum up this place. On the one hand, Margaret was unbelievably helpful and hospitable. The breakfasts at Mag Pyes were delicious even though some distance away. But other aspects of our stay were decidedly odd: Chester the aged dog in a diaper in front of the fireplace snarling; Tony in his cups; the mobile home where... More

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maggiemaedigby, Owner at Holdsworth House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our property. I do recall your stay with us, in June, 2013. We do state on our website that the Holdsworth House is "our home". Tony and I do live in the house, and we also have our evening meals in the kitchen. We are offended by the statement of "Tony in his... More

Saint John, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My sister-in-law and I stayed at Holdsworth House B&B on an overnight trip to Digby on November 8,2013. Tony, Margaret and their doggies: Chester, Bumpy and Doc, exceeded all our expectations. We felt welcomed and at home from the moment we arrived. We opted to stay in the Elizabeth Holdsworth room and found it to be clean, comfortable and cozy.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My friend and I had selected the Mabel room and it was too bad that we arrived so late in the evening that we didn't appreciate the view and the owners' hospitality until the next morning. We slept well in our twin beds and everything was clean and comfortable, although with only a clawfoot tub in a quaint bathroom with... More

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for four nights in August 2013. We had met Margaret and Tony (along with their dogs - I'll upload photos of two of them: Chester and Bumpy) when we were in Digby last year and were absolutely astounded by Margaret's cooking and Tony's great service at their restaurant in Digby - Mag Pyes. Their... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After coming back from a 16-day road trip in July 2013 through Nova Scotia I can only say that these was the nicest place we stayed in. Initially the plan was to spend only one night with Margaret and Tony. However, we enjoyed the house, the breakfast, the hosts and Digby that much that we decided to stay an additional... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed in the Elizabeth room which was comfortable with a nice large bathroom. It's not fancy but it's quaint, historic and reasonably priced. It was nice to experience a bit of history and much more memorable than staying at a typical hotel. Margaret and Tony were friendly and attentive hosts. Because we were leaving on an early ferry in... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I could not have asked for a kinder welcome to Nova Scotia. Margaret made the ferry reservation for me when I booked my room with her, which was a great help as I planned my trip. She and Tony were waiting for me when I arrived, and Margaret gave me a full history and tour of the home that they've... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had a a great couple of nights at the B&B and a lovely meal at their cafe - Mag Pyes. A great tour by Tony when we arrived and it is obvious they are proud of their restoration and so they should be. Breakfast was great at Mag Pyes - anything you wanted on the menu but we couldn't... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our first experience of Holdsworth House B&B was Tony coming to our car with an open umbrella and keeping us dry from the rain as we moved in with our luggage. As we would find out, that kind of friendly hospitality was that hallmark for the rest of our stay. Holdsworth House, the oldest home in Digby, has been lovingly... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

From the moment we walked into the house, the smile on my mother's face said it all! Our yearly mother- daughter trip this year brought us from Cape Breton through Bridgewater, Liverpool, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Berwick, Coldbrook, Wolfville and back to Truro. Without question, the best part of the trip was Digby thanks mostly to Margaret and Tony. My Mom... More

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Additional Information about Holdsworth House Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
Holdsworth House Bed And Breakfast Digby, Nova Scotia
Address: 36 Carleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Digby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Digby's only 18th century bed and breakfast. 3 Guest rooms all with private en-suite. During your stay at the Holdsworth House, you get to experience first hand what life was like for the Loyalist Settler. A cooked to order breakfast, with open seating from 8am served at Mag Pyes Cafe, overlooking the Digby Scallop Fishing Fleet. For early departures, we will pack you a breakfast picnic. Relax in the afternoon on the back deck overlooking the Bay of Fundy. A 3 course evening meal is offered at Mag Pyes Cafe, for an additional $30/person, bring your own wine. ... more   less 

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