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English Country Garden B&B

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45478 Cabot Trail, | RR 1, Indian Brook, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we drove in this picturesque drive, here came Ian with his warm welcome. He showed us to The Rose Cottage, which was a separate cottage on the lake. It was a combination living, dining, bedroom. The large bathroom had everything you could possibly need, including comfortable robes, which were much appreciated on the cool mornings as we sat out... More 

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

Dear Linda and Phil, What a joy to read your review ,especially about the gardens .I am in the midst of ordering more , especially roses and spring bulbs for autumn planting .My favourite garden statue is the life size wooden heron I bought in the Gaspe ,a few years ago. Our breakfast service is modeled on what I experienced... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Conservatory room and it was just... stunning! What an outstandingly lovely room (and bathroom), and what a beautiful house with a view on the lake! It was more a boutique style hotel than a B&B in a way. Breakfast was lovely as well, and Ian was a very helpful and friendly host. While the English Country... More 

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

Dear guest , What a lovely ,heartwarming description of our B & B.It is reviews such as this that help us realise that we did get some things right .We never take anything for granted ,thank you for this . Our location is very special ,the lake , the woods ,surrounded in this community with amazing artisans ,culture , hiking... More 

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Together with our friends we had a wonderful stay. We were in the Iris Suite and our friends were in the Conservatory.It is beautifully decorated and feels like a step back in time to a slower way of life. Ian made us a wonderful dinner on Friday night and scrumptious breakfast on Saturday morning to set us on our final... More 

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

Dear Patricia , Thank you for your wonderful review .Yes we do try and cultivate a slower pace of life ,to create a little haven of tranquility .We think that the dinner menu you chose ,chicken liver pate and the cassoulet an all time favourite . We appreciate the time taken to evaluate us . All the best , Ian... More 

Waterloo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed recently for four nights in the Rose Cottage as part of a trip east to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was a true log cabin with an open concept floor plan - tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture, beautiful art, textiles and interesting pieces from around the world. The setting made you want to relax... More 

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

Dear guests, How you made our day with this heartwarming and so positive review .Thank you so much .It was a pleasure and a delight yo be able to make this very special anniversary memorable and enjoyable for you .Penny and I so like the Rose Cottage as well . So glad you enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners ,These too... More 

Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A lovely home in the woods beside a small lake. It was very peaceful, but be cautious of the mosquitoes. We booked the Conservatory room, but I think that next time we will book the Russian room as it is larger and has a sofa - our room only had one comfy chair and a smaller desk-type chair. Our room... More 

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

Dear guest, How wonderful and encouraging to receive such positive comments .Thank you and for taking the time . I am so pleased you enjoyed our dinners which Penny served to you each night and I prepared. We do have chairs for the decks and we do serve homemade cherry granola at breakfast ,we were out sourcing the ingredients .Each... More 

Bayside, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I spent 7 nights here and absolutely loved this B&B. We stayed in the Russian Room and found it spacious and quite comfortable.. Breakfast was savory one day and sweet the next and we never got bored of the food. Ian & Penny took excellent care of us and also pointed out the best hidden places to... More 

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

Dear Steven, Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review.So,so glad you had a wonderful time .I remember you both did a lot whilst you were with us .We are happy you enjoyed the Russian Room and the breakfasts and glad you thought our suggestions for what to do helpful. We enjoy giving service and trying to... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Circumstances had us arriving here rather late in the evening. We pulled into the B&B only to find Ian, flashlight in hand, directing us where to park. He then cheerily showed us our room, The Russian Room. It was one of the nicest (and largest!) rooms I've ever stayed in, and I've been to many B&B's. Our breakfast was freshly... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for such a heartwarming and encouraging review .Penny ,Diane and I take pride in what we do and we want all our guests to have a glorious time and their expectations to be surpassed . Thank you also for taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to write a review. So glad... More 

Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely home situated along the Cabot Trail. Conveniently located for day tripping around Cape Breton Island. Ian and Penny are friendly and helpful hosts. Their home overlooks a small lake and hummingbirds frequent the gardens.

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

Dear Guest , Thank you for taking the time to write a review .We are happy you enjoyed your stay and our B & B .We all try hard to meet and surpass expectations and never take anything for granted, Yours sincerely , Ian, Co-owner , The English Country Garden B & B . More 

Kamuela, HI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely setting by a lake and just off Cabot Trail. Beautiful garden views from all windows. Very personal decorating touches from owners' travels. Africa room smelled of mildew, and is dark, but bed was comfy. Other rooms are nice. Ian's food and service were absolutely delightful. Do take advantage of the dinner offering at least one night. Not a lot... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for all the lovely positive comments ,they are very encouraging . However we wish you had said at the time that you were not happy with the African Room. There are photographs of the decor of the room on the website .If there had been a problem we would certainly have tried to move you to... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Parts of our stay were really quite lovely (the kindness of our hosts, the delicious English breakfast the next morning), while others left us somewhat underwhelmed (the restriction on arrival time, the overly cluttered, knick-knack-y room, the misrepresented "tranquil" location immediately next to the highway with power lines running right through the adjacent lake). In truth, our sense of disappointment... More 

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

Dear Guest , It is difficult to respond to your review as you stayed with us close to 10 months ago and this is the first indication you were not happy with your stay .You did not say anything whilst you were here . The rooms and public rooms are furnished with antiques and original artwork .The copious photographs on... More 

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