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Riverside Retreat, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, sleeps up to 12

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of the scenic West River, with over 700' of private waterfrontage
Welcome to River House - a great place to gather with friends, family, colleagues
View of the house from the river
1 of 50Enjoy uninterrupted views of the scenic West River, with over 700' of private waterfrontage
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to River House – our relaxing riverside retreat, set in 5 acres with panoramic views of and private access to the scenic West River. Sleeps up to 12, so perfect for gatherings of friends, family and also companies looking to accommodate employees working in the area or looking for a place to host a corporate retreat. Professional spa treatments & pamper parties are also available – please inquire. Special rates are available for longer-term and repeat rentals. River House is situated at the end of West River Drive, Durham, Pictou County, and is set within 5 acres and a private waterfrontage totalling 700 feet. The property is approached by a sweeping 400’ private drive and features unencumbered views and access to the West River. The house is approximately 2,700 sq.ft (250 sq.m)...Welcome to River House – our relaxing riverside retreat, set in 5 acres with panoramic views of and private access to the scenic West River. Sleeps up to 12, so perfect for gatherings of friends, family and also companies looking to accommodate employees working in the area or looking for a place to host a corporate retreat. Professional spa treatments & pamper parties are also available – please inquire. Special rates are available for longer-term and repeat rentals. River House is situated at the end of West River Drive, Durham, Pictou County, and is set within 5 acres and a private waterfrontage totalling 700 feet. The property is approached by a sweeping 400’ private drive and features unencumbered views and access to the West River. The house is approximately 2,700 sq.ft (250 sq.m). Spread over 2 floors with the main living space being largely open plan, this gracious home features vaulted ceilings throughout, three sets of double sliding doors facing the West River and a 14’x16’ custom built sun room off the dining area accessed via sliding doors. There is also a 16'x34' deck overlooking the river, which is accessible from the living room, sun room and master bedroom. River House is the perfect spot to gather with family, friends or colleagues to relax and unwind, yet only a short drive to all the Pictou County towns – approximately 10 minutes to Pictou, 15 minutes to New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and Trenton and all of their neighbouring communities. Several beaches and provincial parks are less than a 15 minute drive away. Also in the neighbouring towns are many shops and amenities, including theatre, cinema, many restaurants, coffee shops, various grocery stores and many large and independent shops. The house sleeps up to 12 in total. There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and 1 on the lower ground. The ground floor sleeps 2 on 1 king sized bed, 2 on a queen sized bed, 2 in single beds; the 4th bedroom/living area is located in the lower ground and has 1 small double bed, 2 sets of bunkbeds, 2 single beds, and an open plan chillout area with a 55' TV and a ping pong/table tennis table, as well as a desk area. The ground floor has 3 bathrooms (2 with bath/showers and 1 W/C). Children are welcome and there is a playpen/travel cot and highchair available. From the front door, there is a spacious hallway area leading into all the ground floor living areas, including a large living room with sliding doors overlooking the beautiful West River. There is a 16’x34’ deck providing walk-out access from the living room, sun room and master bedroom. In the living room, there is a large TV, 2 sofas and 2 big chairs, and 2 additional chairs that can be pulled over if required. Additional chairs can be moved around from within the house if required. The front entry also leads into an open plan kitchen and dining area, all facing out onto the West River. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a large kitchen island seating 6 comfortably. The stove has 5 burners with a built-in microwave above and there is a drip coffee maker as well as a Tassimo pod machine, French press coffee maker, kettle, toaster and blender available. The kitchen is fully stocked to make and serve even the most elaborate of meals with lots of glasses, crockery, cooking utensils and serving ware. The kitchen is open-plan to the dining area which seats 10-12. From here, there is almost level access into the lovely river-facing ‘sun room’ – screened in but with panoramic views. Perfect for early morning coffee, lazy lunches, cocktails or atmospheric dinners. There is lots of seating for entertaining and a dining set seating 6 in the sun room. More chairs are available if required. Also on the ground floor is a side door leading into the guest bathroom with toilet and sink, and washer and vented tumble dryer. The lower ground has been newly constructed in order to accommodate larger groups, with a quiet and comfortable sleeping area and a chillout area with a 55' TV for a bit of down-time, or a lively game of table tennis. There is wi-fi and also a Roku 2 media streaming player which gives you access via the internet to a variety of channels, movies and music. There is also a DVD player and a selection of DVDs. There is also a radio and CD player in the kitchen. There is ample room to park many vehicles in the front driveway. Professional spa treatments & pamper parties are also available – please inquire. Towels and linens are included. For stays of 2 or more weeks, interim/additional cleaning can be arranged at a cost of approximately $150. Special rates available for longer-term rentals and repeat rentals. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please: Remove your shoes inside the house; Treat our neighbours and our house with the same respect you would show your own; and Respect community noise restrictions between 11pm and 7am.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Valerie B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 15 June 2019

A fantastic alternative to hotel accomodations! This house is located on a five acre property right on the West River just outside of Pictou. It is very spacious with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a large deck that runs the width of the house. There...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rob A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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River House is just over an hours' drive from Halifax International Airport.
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