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McDougall Cottage

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Address: 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-624-8250
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Charming slice of life

Do yourself a real favour and spend a summer's Sunday afternoon having a Tartan Tea here. The tea and appropriate tea sandwiches, scones, sweets are served with authentic care... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pattyshell
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do yourself a real favour and spend a summer's Sunday afternoon having a Tartan Tea here. The tea and appropriate tea sandwiches, scones, sweets are served with authentic care. You'll so enjoy the cottage and its amazingly painted ceiling charm. You'll dial back the time clock and enjoy something you could only otherwise imagine. Joleen was a superb hostess and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nicely restored Scottish workers cottage on the Grand River. This wee cottage has some of the finest faux painting on the ceilings of anyplace in Ontario. The cottage is more of a gallery than a museum with lots of kid friendly stuff going on. That have very nice High Tea on Sunday's with entertainment and very reasonable. The cottage... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very welcoming staff and willing to talk and explain any questions. Location is great if going to the theatre. (Confirm open hours)

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We visited the cottage on Family Day because they were offering free crafts for kids. It's great from the outside and there was plenty of parking. You have to ring a bell to enter and my children (3 and 6) were delighted by that. Everything was free but there are donations boxes around. Inside there were 3 different crafts set... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I have visited this historical cottage many times. Each time I visit is lovely and feels like I am going home. Worthwhile visiting the past .... beautiful.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If it wasn't for the ceiling paintings, and believe me, they are astounding. I would have listed this place as poor! There are no rooms set up to show us the period, or its historical significance. The book that our Hostess showed us, was more of the restoration that had been done. The kitchen is used as an office, so... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small cottage with interpretive personnel to advise on the way the cottage was used years ago. Special events add flavour to this venue - shortbread making, scotch tasting, they even have a piper who plays at sunset on designated days.

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This small stone cottage is a well-preserved showpiece of the early history of this part of southern Ontario. It is conveniently located on the Grand River immediately across from the Southforks shopping centre where there is lots of free parking. The building is attractive and well-maintained with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. There are some paintings by the brother... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worth the trip. Parking was akward but the architecture was beautiful. It was a nice walk about. There is a walkway behind the Cottage that paralells the Grand River. Try going as far as you can for a beautiful stroll through art and nature.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have been to McDougall cottage on several occasions. On Family Day and around Christmas they host kids crafts and have free hot chocolate which my family has enjoyed immensely. Also my Mom and I have done high tea when they host it twice a year and it's so quaint and well worth the $12/pp...very reasonable. Great staff too!

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