This mid century modern country home is on 6 acres of mature cedar forest, in a clearing with a deep picturesque pond , a 2 bedroom main house and a more rustic separate (summer only) sleeping bunkie. The perfect spot for a creative project retreat, hiking enthusiasts or for anyone wanting a getaway a short drive from Toronto (100km- on average from door to door). Hiking the Bruce Trail, fishing, lazing by the pond, and nights by the fire- indoor or out. Frog choir and epic night skies included!
The house is wood, window and colourful textiles. An unexpected mid-century modern retreat in the middle of the Ontario woodlands. The space is clear, uncluttered, stocked with books and games, firewood for the outdoor hand-built stone oven or the indoor wood stove, a cedar sauna (we suggest a sauna> roll in the snow> sauna cycle!) and 3 living rooms for naps or reading.
The custom kitchen is stocked with any and everything you need to cook or bake (oils, vinegars, spices, baking supplies- use anything you need and just let us know if something runs out so we can replace it) and a handmade wood table from fallen Toronto storm oaks. The piano room is perfect for retreat projects... plenty of writers and musicians and filmmakers have used the space for personal projects. The spareness of the space in balance with the linen sheets and fluffy duvets makes for a perfect balance of clarity of mind and comfort of body.
NOTE> any guests over 4 people are $25/ person. The additional sleeping is as follows.... The 3rd bedroom is a sleeping bunkie and will only be available in the summer and not unless arranged ahead of time. It is a clean, white space with a mirror, double bed, linen bedding and large picture window with curtains. It is hot in the humidity of the summer, and an oscillating fan is provided. This is a more rustic experience, not a "house" experience! It'll only be available in the summer months, and the shoulder seasons (with lots of extra wool blankets, which will be provided).
In the winter the extra 2 people can use one of many single couches, or a (not very comfy) double pullout couch can be made up in the living room. There are duvets and pillows for these couches.
Again, it’s $25/person per night over the first 4 people. You may request for extra people/ larger families and we will approve on a case-by-case basis.
In the house there is a sectional couch that makes 2 single beds. Another sectional in front of the fireplace that can sleep another 2. You’re welcome to bring an air mattress if you want to create another bed on the floor of the piano room. There are duvets or sleeping bags for all supplementary beds.
SAFETY NOTE- the main house has many railings above an open living space, which may prove a challenge with toddlers.
The property is in Mulmer- a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve! The land is protected from development so what you experience driving in are rolling hills dotted with farms and forest. The property is next to the Pine River Fishing Reserve and within a 15 minute walk (or 2 minute drive) to trailheads leading you onto the Bruce Trail... a 900km trail system snaking through the countryside of Ontario. Many loops and different trailheads are within a 5 min drive as well. Orangeville and Shelburne are 20 and 10 mins away and have everything you need for LCBO or groceries, Creemore is a 20 minute drive further north and has a heritage main street with cute shops and pubs. Our own local farm to table restaurant can't be beat- Terra Nova Pub, and is 7 km down the road. Many cyclists use the area to train its rolling hills, and the pub (and attached ice cream parlour) is an oasis in the middle of the countryside. Mono Cliffs Inn is 20 mins south and tucked in Mono Provincial Park, a great spot for a hike and farm to table lunch. Mostly we find that if you come stocked with food and wine, besides hikes, there's not much reason to leave the property. Swimming can't be beat in the pond and the house stays perfectly cool in the heat of the summer. For winter visitors, we are 15 mins from Mansfield Ski Club and cross country ski center, and there are snowshoes in the front closet.
Tipus de propietat
Shelburne, Ontario, Canadà