Do NOT underestimate the quality of the cottage. It is very spacious and the fixtures and fittings are all of high quality and well maintained. We found the beds to be exceptionally comfortable (better than some quality hotels we have stayed in) and the bedroom layout should accommodate most parties. We could not find any fault with the cottage and found the washer and dryer extremely useful. The kitchen is well equipped and the six burner gas hob was great. The fridge is huge, as was the double oven. The dining area easily sits 6 and would be no problem for 8. The TV had all main Canadian channels with some UK programming available. LOTS of toys available for younger visitors and we made good use of some of the board games of an evening.
The cottage is situated in quiet rolling farmland with beautifully maintained gardens full of playful squirrels which delighted our young daughter. We deliberately chose this cottage as it was centrally located for us to visit both family in the London and surrounding areas whilst still allowing us easy travel to Toronto and the Niagara Falls area. The nearest store for essentials is only 2 minutes away. 10 minutes of driving gets you to Woodstock, where there are large supermarkets, chain outlets and access to the highway. Niagara was a full day out for us and about 1hr 20 of easy highway driving each way. We covered all the main attractions in one day and returned that evening. For visiting Toronto we chose to part drive and then catch the GO Train from either Aldershot or Burlington (more parking) into the city. We did this on two separate days and would highly recommend this as it means avoiding high Toronto car parking charges and VERY heavy traffic in the city. Other than the touristy trips the cottage was perfect for us as a base to head off and visit family in the surrounding areas. Alternatively if you wanted to spend some time ‘getting away from it’ then the location would be ideal too. A car is essential but don’t be put off as all of south west Ontario can be explored from this location.
Melida was an absolute star and although we didn’t really get a chance for a good chat until just before we left because we were so busy, she went above and beyond by ensuring that our late night arrival was as comfortable as possible by organising some extra provisions for us for the following morning. She and Mike were on hand to assist with our day to day needs and were delightful hosts. Communication prior to our arrival was excellent.
Gréât location quiet and if you want to experience living in the country this is the best place to come and enjoy it
We had an awesome stay! The owners are very nice and checked up on us quite often to make sure everything was alright. Thanks for the welcoming feeling in Canada!
The cottage is beautiful!
Special thank you to Melinda. I required some accommodation for a medical issue. And I hadn't anticipated having any issue at the time of booking. But Melinda put in a couple extra hours of work to rearrange the cottage to accommodate me. And I am grateful. I hope we will be welcome back another time.
This cottage on the farm exceeded our expectations. Very well furnished and decorated, you feel at home. Great atmosphere on the farm, nice a quiet in the country but close to attractions in the area. This was a central location for us to travel and celebrate Aunt's 85 Birthday. Melinda and Mike are very friendly/nice hosts. Will definitely be back, our stay was very enjoyable. Thank you Melinda