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Guide price (peak season): £1275
Guide price (low season): £850
Gold Pine Cottage is aptly named. Nestled among towering pine trees and sitting above pretty Lac St Germain, an hour north of Ottawa, this is a perfect location for a relaxing break in a truly natural environment. You will love the privacy too; Golden Cottage has no visible neighbours so you will feel you have the lake to yourselves whether on the dock, or deck or enjoying the large screened sunroom.
The owners of Gold Pine Cottage have taken care to retain the natural beauty of the property so you won’t find lawned gardens or fancy staircases down to the water. The reward is a winding pathway covered with soft pine needles leading to a spectacular waterfront with clear water for swimming, boating, and fishing. The dock stretches out into deeper water making diving and jumping a pleasure. Imagine sitting out here in the early morning listening to the sound of loons, as the soft mist rises off the lake, or sunbathing on a balmy afternoon, cooling off with the occasional swim. Inside the cottage, the wealth of pine and cedar and soaring ceilings will take your breath away. Space is the best way to describe the layout – on each level. The main floor is open-plan with a well-equipped kitchen divided from the dining area by a breakfast bar. The living and dining area occupy the waterside of the cottage with great views out to the water, a log fireplace for those cooler evenings and a stereo system with i-Pod dock for your entertainment. To one side is the sunroom and to the other is a hallway leading to two large bedrooms and a bathroom. An impressive staircase leads to the upper floor loft area where there’s a comfortable seating area with a sofa bed, and another bedroom and bathroom. All the rooms are comfortably furnished and attractively decorated. The lower floor houses a home theatre system for watching DVDs and a games area with both pool and football tables; there is also a propane log-effect fireplace here. Exploring in the area could take you to pretty Saint Pierre de Wakefield in the Val Des Monts region, or a run down to Gatineau Parc. It really is up to you how active or relaxed you want to be, but rest assured the owners know the area well and will provide you with plenty of ideas for things to see and do.
The Important Stuff:
Check in: 4 pm Check out: 11 am
Check-in Day: Saturday
Three bedrooms (two with queens and one with two twins)
Heating, Air Conditioning & Bedding:
Linens and towels are provided. A post-rental cleaning service is available at $150.00 - must be booked in advance but paid locally. If not required then the cottage must be left in an 'as found' condition TV is for video/DVD use only - no TV stations are available
Stuff for KidsThere is a basement family room with a home-theatre system (for DVDs only), pool & football tables and propane log fireplace
Things To Do
Outdoor & Active:
- Aventure LaFleche - Cave and Ziplines
- Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve
- Bungee Jumping
- Parc des les Chutes - 15 minutes
- Three golf courses within the area
Poltimore is 20 minutes away
Closest City & Distance:
Ottawa is 62kms (one hour away)
Full directions for getting to the cottage will be given before you depart on your holiday.