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English Country Garden B&B

45478 Cabot Trail, | RR 1, Indian Brook, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 2 Indian Brook B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is the most perfect location to stay in Cape Breton if you want a beautiful, clean, sunlit room by a romantic lake with perfect hosts, Ian and Penny. Their attention to detail is first rate, this is our second stay with them and we will be back. The food is fantastic, their breakfast and evening cuisine world class,... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Duncan, What a wonderfully uplifting review .It encapsulates everything that Penny and I strive to achieve . We certainly never take anything for granted .Thank you for saying it better than we ever could ! Also thank you for taking the time out of your busy and hectic schedule to write this . We hope to see you and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very disappointed in that fact that due to poor communication, we were unable to stay here BUT they proceeded to take our $200 despite turning us away. They had no flexibility in helping a paying customer out. Despite several later email pleas for some sort of reimbursement/leniency, even compassion, their email responses basically told us "too bad for... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that this person who in fact chose herself not to stay with us ,did not say that she booked a room for two people and in fact had four people in her party. It states quite clearly on our website and Booking.com through whom she booked that our rooms sleep only two people . This person telephoned... More

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming B & B set in a stunning garden. The hosts are extremely generous with their hospitality and with sharing information on places to see. The breakfasts are also out of this world. This part of Canada is just beautiful in August and at all time of the year I am guessing. Don't miss this B &... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Jay, Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous and prompt review .We are looking forward to your return visit tomorrow Tuesday .Do not forget the Ceilidh at 7.30pm. We have taken extra care over the gardens this year and hope to plant a few hundred more spring bulbs this autumn, the gladioli are just begining... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house, gardens, room were all fantastic! Such a peaceful spot to enjoy a summer's afternoon! We were on a bicycle tour so needed to walk to dinner (they don't cook on Sunday nights), but Ian would not hear of us walking a mile up the road so he gave us a lift! How wonderful! Then dinner at the Clucking... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Marsha , Thank you for writing such a lovely review .It is appreciated and welcomed .The fact that you enjoyed the food ,room and gardens means a lot to us .We all strive hard to ensure everyone has an unforgettably , memorable experience ,surpassing expectations . The gardens are looking as good as they ever have at the moment... More

Alice Springs, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My friend and I have just spent two days at this B&B. Hosts were very accommodating and helpful in suggesting best places to visit. Breakfasts were great, setting was absolutely beautiful. Room with sitting room was lovely. Nothing negative to say about our stay. We loved it.

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Lois , Thank you for writing such a prompt and positive review and that you have no negative comments .Your taking time is very much appreciated .We all take pride in the B & B and it is good and reassuring to know that our endevours are enjoyed by our guests. So pleased that you both enjoyed breakfasts and... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Travelled here as a couple in the first week of June 2014 for 2 nights. We stayed in the Rose Cottage, which was incredible. The decor was lovely, the room was clean, and it was enormous. Ian, the host, thought of everything. There was a space heater in the washroom, amenities, a tv with numerous channels, dvds in the drawers... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Guests , Thank you so ,so much for such a gracious ,warm and rewarding review.It is always gratifying to know that our team is getting things right ,though never taking things for granted . The b & b Rose Cottage is as you say is excellent for that extra peace ,quiet and relaxation ,to look out over the water... More

Catonsville, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A lovely B&B; we were fortunate to have a lovely meal prepared there on the first night- Highly recommended after a long day of traveling! Penny is a delightful evening host; Ian is the perfect morning man with lots of suggestions on where to visit.

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Penny and I are so glad you did stay for dinner and that you enjoyed your stay with us .It is always gratifying to create pleasurable experiences for our guests .We never take anything for granted and are constantly trying to do better .Thank you for taking time to write a review ,they are always appreciated, Ian, Co-owner, The English... More

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I spent a few nights at the English Country Garden B&B and had a truly incredible experience. Ian and Penny were gracious hosts and made sure to make our stay extra special. We stayed in the Russian Room and needless to say it was beautiful. The food was also top notch, especially if your stay includes dinner! Highly recommended.

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Happy New Year and all the best for 2014 to you and yours from Penny and I ! Even with our present over abundance of snow the English Country Garden B & B looks quite beautiful . We are planning our year for 2014 ,wondering about food changes for breakfasts , Fine Dining and what classical music recitals... More

Upper Economy, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I recently spent two nights at The English Country Garden Bed and Breakfast. If you are looking for a romantic getaway this is it. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Our meal on Friday evening, prepared by Ian and served by Penny was five star. Breakfast both mornings was delicious. We will definitely return to this... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Mary Jane, How heart warming to read your review and know that you had a romantic time with us , thank you .I certainly enjoyed preparing dinner for you both and I was especially pleased with the very decadent chocolate mousse for dessert. Our signature dish English breakfast I know was a hit with Rob especially ,along with Penny's... More

Bisbee, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed in the Iris Suite one night on our two-week tour of Nova Scotia, and enjoyed it very much. The suite is actually three rooms --- a bedroom, bath, and small sitting room with a lake view, good reading lamp and comfy chairs, where I read for several hours. After traveling/hiking on the Cabot Trail, it was good to... More

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Westiespencer, Owner at English Country Garden B&B, responded to this review

Dear Donna , When I read your review my initial response was one of joy ,not just because you so obviously enjoyed your time with us and The Iris Suite but because of Bisbee. Bisbee ,Arizona where Penny and I has spent a very pleasurable afternoon when on vacation ourselves .We cannot wait to return. I still cook the stuffed... More

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Address: 45478 Cabot Trail, | RR 1, Indian Brook, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Indian Brook
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Relax with us and experience the art of living. Overlooking a tranquil lake, our inspired rooms are the beginning of a Bed & Breakfast experience like few other. 5 Luxury Suites with 4 piece bathroom en-suites. Full English Breakfast. Open Year-Round. No Stairs for most of our suites. Fine Dining by advance reservation only. Canoe and hiking trails. Professional Innkeepers. ... more   less 
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