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McDougall Cottage

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Address: 89 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-624-8250

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Small, but mighty.

We were lucky enough to make it to a nearly private concert in the back garden. Angus entertained our small, but enthusiastic gathering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to make it to a nearly private concert in the back garden. Angus entertained our small, but enthusiastic gathering.

Thank AmeliaIslandGal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic building is beautiful and full of art. We went for the tartan tea on a very warm afternoon. Tea and treats were brought to our table by a friendly server. The cucumber sandwiches were delicious and the sweets were very sweet. The choice of tea was also quite nice. A relaxing place to talk with a good friend!... More 

Thank Sharon H
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 

Thank Pattyshell
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

Thank brewster113
Cambridge, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

Thank J B
Windsor, Canada
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64 reviews
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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 

2 Thank Victoria R
Cambridge, Canada
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16 reviews
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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.

1 Thank gypsy489
Kitchener, Canada
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171 reviews
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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 

2 Thank citypins
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.

1 Thank crobinson2014
London, Ontario
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440 reviews
194 attraction reviews
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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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