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Potter's Cottage in Lovely Margaree Valley

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 6 people

This country cottage is located in the heart of Cape Breton's Margaree Valley, known for its lush beauty, its proximity to the Cabot Trail and the top-knotch salmon fishing in the Margaree River. Located beside the Nile brook, this is the childhood home of renowned potter Bell Fraser, who has an established gallery in a barn on this property, but lives nearby on the coast in Chimney Corner.

The grounds are lovely and the trees put on a colourful show in fall. This home was built in the 1950’s, but has seen many improvements over the years; there's a renovated bathroom, hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen (with tile backsplashes executed by the potter). There are also a deck for BBQ’s, a living room, dining room, and a screened porch, which is perfect on a summer night.

There’s salmon and trout fishing, and excellent craft galleries nearby. We offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi and more, so you can unwind after a day on the Trail, the beach or any other day trips.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Stewart

Bell's father built this cottage in the 1950's for his growing family. Bell eventually took the property after her mother and father passed away. By that time, we had already built a house in Chimney Corner, on the coast. We still use the barn on the property during the summers to operate a gallery for our work, Cape Breton Clay, but the barn is far enough from the house to still afford complete privacy.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Stewart chose Nova Scotia

This cottage is only two minutes from the Cabot Trail, and in one of the most beautiful, pastoral spots on Cape Beton. There are big lawns, lots of flower beds, trees, and a babbling brook which runs beside the property. The cottage is set back quite far from the road, and there is a generous driveway. You will also be close to a number of excellent eateries- good for brunches or excellent dinners. You're also a stone's throw from one of Canada's finest heritage rivers, the Margaree River, renowned world-wide for its salmon and trout fishing.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to all of the features above, the Potter's cottage is only a couple of minutes from the Dancing Goat bistro, which has gained a reputation Island-wide as the 'go-to' eatery, serving fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunches, along with all kinds of coffees, pastries and other fresh-baked goods. There is also a good general store closeby, which stocks everything you will need, and has its own butchery.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Margaree Valley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Good-sized, newly renovated 3 pc. bathroom on main floor, with new fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , ensuite bathrm.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Spacious veranda on main floor. I bedroom on the first floor, next to bathroom and living room; two bedrooms on the second floor.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
'Ultra' high-speed (5 mb/s) wireless broadband. Ipod player available. Satellite TV features movie and sports channels.


Car: necessary

You’re close to most of the things you might like to see on Cape Breton. The Cabot Trail is two minutes away, and the ocean twenty minutes; there are four spectacular beaches which await you there. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is forty minutes away. You can also use our Potter’s House as base for striking out to other parts of Cape Breton, like the golf courses in Baddeck and Cheticamp, The Cabot Trail, the historic Fortress of Louisbourg, or the excellent hiking trail networks in Margaree and Mabou.

You’re also next to the Normaway Inn, which offers excellent food in its lovely dining room, and features local musical talent most nights of the week, in addition to concerts and dances at “The Barn” a renowned attraction for local residents and visitors alike. There’s another excellent restaurant nearby at Big Intervale Fishing Lodge, and the Dancing Goat Bakery & Cafe for excellent fresh pastries, sandwiches and soups.

Other Activities: Local paved airstrip closeby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Margaree Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
23 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%


CANCELLATIONS - A ninety-day notice is required for cancellations on May-July reservations; a 120-day notice required for August-October reservations). Cancellations that are made more than 90 days (120 days for Aug.-Oct. reservations)  prior are charged $275. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within the  90 (or 120 days for Aug.-Oct dates) of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation within 60 days of arrival/ after balance paid will result if loss of payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Cancellation before or after arrival due to illness or family issues does not warrant any refund beyond what is mentioned above. (However, if possible, guest/ owner will try to “replace” guest by opening up week/time booked on cottage online calendar, and owner will offer some refund if it is rebooked in this way).

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 30% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar. Canadian visitors should check when they are making request whether rates are being quoted in US$ or Canadian funds.


50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival. If dates requested fall within 60 days of booking request, all funds will be payable at booking date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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