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Carwarden Bed & Breakfast
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Carwarden is an impressive period farm house (1910) that has been cared for with much devotion. It is an observation that my seven biking friends and I recently noted. The setting of the house rests beautifully on a rise, in the midst of open fields. Consider allowing yourself time to gather on the grand veranda to take it all in. Mary engages with her guests in humor, lively conversation, local history, and music. All bedrooms have the feel of space and comfort. Allow time for a relaxing, beautifully prepared, home cooked breakfast. It is a wonderful place to be. Mary, you will see me back before too long!!
Carol H.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

My girlfriend and i slept at Carwarden Bed & Breakfast 3 consecutive nights. The room was great, confortable and we had sweet dreams.

The first breakfast was the best of the three : The best benedictine eggs that i ever had!

Mary take care of us perfectly!

Best quality price, according to me.

Room Tip: Private bathroom is better.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our stay at Carwarden was delightful. The house is immaculately maintained, and the grounds are a pleasure to see. Mary is a superb hostess - her breakfasts are amazing, her personality shines, and she makes you feel right at home. The house is conveniently located near the Lookout, Hall’s Harbour and Wolfville. Mary suggested that we see other things in the area that we never would have enjoyed without her advice. My only regret is that I did not ask Mary if we could take the two delicious muffins remaining on the plate after breakfast - I know she would have said “Yes!”.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Carwarden is a wonderful place to stay: the house, the food, the location, and Mary McMahon herself all ensure a peaceful and enjoyable visit. We spent eight days here in mid-August (2012), a visit that was built around the activities and events of our daughter's wedding. I knew we were off to a good start when Mary came out on to the back steps, beamed at us, welcomed us to Carwarden, and then suggested that people from Ontario didn't get taught how to park! (We had parked too much on the track and not enough on the grass.) This first impression was confirmed when we found a copy of "Keep Calm and Carry On" on a bedside table - certainly an appropriate choice for the parents of the bride. When I complimented her on this, I was offered "Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior"....
Carwarden is a lovely old house in spacious grounds, beautifully decorated, and Mary will gladly tell you its history and her own place in that history. Our room (Cortland) was spacious, comfortable, and quiet, with lovely views. Being in the country, we didn't experience city noises, but instead the peaceful sounds and sights of the country, such as a vixen barking, a cock pheasant gently talking to itself in the early morning, and bald eagles soaring nearby. As for breakfasts ... Breakfasts, prepared by Mary and served in the dining room, were fabulous. There was always juice, fresh fruit (local when we were there) of some kind, granola (the famous "birdseed"), some variety of homemade bread or rolls or muffins, and a wonderful main course such as eggs benedict, omelet, pancakes with sausages or bacon, a magical quiche. After a Carwarden breakfast, we were "good to go" until well into the afternoon.
There is a variety of restaurants in Wolfville, Kentville, New Minas, and Port William -- all within a short drive. On our first night, Mary recommended we go out to Hall's Harbour for very fresh lobster and other seafood; this, too, was not far away.
Mary is a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and helpful host., and a mine of local information. We look forward to returning again soon.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We had booked this B&B without seeing it. You never know what to expect. It was beautiful , clean, and very quiet. The owner, Mary, was a real delight. We had everything and anything we might need for a very comfortable night. The breakfast was fantastic, fresh food and filling. We would certainly recommend anyone staying there, you would not be disappointed. We will stay there again if we travel through Nova Scotia again. Oh yes, if you like antiques, this is the place to be. So interesting. Fran
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were travelling with another couple and spent one night here. What a wonderful place! As other reviewers have said, the minute you walk in the door you feel like you're home. Mary, our hostess was just a terrific person. She has a great sense of humour and is full of useful information about the area. The house is a stately old 2 storey and is very spacious. Our room was huge and very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. The real treat though was the breakfast. Everything was home cooked and delicious! Mary made us feel like we were home eating at Grandma's house. This is what a B & B should be like. If you are in the area, don't miss Mary's place!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

What a wonderful quiet peaceful spot from which to explore the region. Very nice breakfast, and the proprietor was extremely helpful with information on dining, shopping, and sightseeing. I'd go back just to wonder through the pear trees again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Carwarden Bed & Breakfast

Address: 640 Church St | Port Williams, Port Williams, Nova Scotia B0P 1T0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Port Williams
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Port Williams
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Carwarden Bed & Breakfast Port Williams, Nova Scotia

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