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Maggie's, a Beatuifully Restored Cape Breton Home

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Maggie's is an authentic Cape Breton farmhouse built at the turn of last century and restored so as to maintain its charm and character but include modern conveniences and appliances. Many of the original furnishings and antiques from its past remain in the house. This part of Cape Breton was settled by Scottish homesteaders between 150 and 200 years ago. The son of the original settler, Angus Smith, built the house from wood cut, milled and planed by hand for his bride Maggie. Since she outlived her husband by many years the property became know as 'Maggie's Place'. We are proud to continue the tradition. Staying at Maggie's is more than the usual holiday experience. To quote one of our numerous reviews (on a competing site), '...It was like we had stepped back in time and we had ...Maggie's is an authentic Cape Breton farmhouse built at the turn of last century and restored so as to maintain its charm and character but include modern conveniences and appliances. Many of the original furnishings and antiques from its past remain in the house. This part of Cape Breton was settled by Scottish homesteaders between 150 and 200 years ago. The son of the original settler, Angus Smith, built the house from wood cut, milled and planed by hand for his bride Maggie. Since she outlived her husband by many years the property became know as 'Maggie's Place'. We are proud to continue the tradition. Staying at Maggie's is more than the usual holiday experience. To quote one of our numerous reviews (on a competing site), '...It was like we had stepped back in time and we had this beautiful historic house all to ourselves. This is a home where you can feel not like a tourist but like a local for a while - you feel like you belong.' Maggie's is ideally located between the Highlands National Park and the village of Baddeck. and therefore an excellent place from which to explore Cape Breton, the Cabot Trail or just to relax. The area has numerous and varied hiking trails - some of which start at the back door of Maggie's. There are several sandy beaches nearby. The closest one is a 5 minute drive away and is adjacent to the local fisherman's wharf - where in season you can buy lobster and crab fresh from the boat. You may also arrange to go fishing or sightseeing on one of the many boats in this harbour or whale watching on charters nearby. Cape Breton is famous for its strong Celtic and Acadian cultures. (It apparently has more fiddlers per capita than any other part of the world.) You may attend a local 'Ceilidh' almost any night or Celtic Colours - the 10 day international festival in October. Several restaurants are within easy commuting distance. For those interested in our rich history, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum is a 45 min. drive and the historic Fortress of Louisbourg is less than 90 min. away. More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

We spent 8 days at Maggies and found the home very clean, comfortable and homey. The bedding, towels and kitchen linens were sparkling clean and plentiful. Beautiful quilts were on each of the beds. The kitchen was better equipped than mine at home! Three different...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank elva111
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were a group of 6 that spent the middle week of August at Maggie's and we all loved it. The oldest was 84 and the youngest was 15 and it appealed to all ages. It felt like home from the moment we walked in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Ann W
Management response:Responded September 17, 2015

Thank you for your kind comments - and for recognizing Maggie's "charms". We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Uli, Cathy and Tomo.

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Reviewed September 8, 2015

My family and I arrived at Maggie's in late July. We were very excited as we drove up to the house. Upon entering my 9 year old twin daughters could hardly contain their excitement when they saw all the furnished rooms. They felt as if...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Peter M
Management response:Responded September 11, 2015

Thank you for kind comments. It was indeed a pleasure having your family stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. In the mean time love and hugs to the twins. Uli and Cathy

Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our family (2 adults, 4 children 11-18) used Maggie’s as a base (7 nights) to explore Cape Breton - and staying at Maggie’s ended up being the main attraction! We love the authenticity, charm and comfort of this lovingly restored farmhouse. Most of all, the...More

Date of stay: May 2015
2  Thank travellingfamily46
Management response:Responded June 26, 2015

Thank you sincerely for your kind comments. It was indeed a pleasure meeting and hosting your lovely family and we look forward to your next visit to Cape Breton. Best regards till then. Uli and Cathy Nikolai

About the Owner
Uli and Cathy N
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Maggie's is in Skir Dhu on the world-famous Cabot Trail. This region of Cape Breton Island was first settled by Scottish homesteaders over 150 years ago. The son of the original Scottish settler, Colin Smith, built the house from wood cut and milled by hand for his bride Maggie. Since she survived her husband by many years the property came to be called 'Maggie's Place'. Skir Dhu is on the 'North Shore' of Cape Breton Island. It is know for its excellent lobster and crab fishery, its Celtic and Gaelic culture and of course its scenery.
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