6 bedroom country house for sale
Canada - Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
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- Private sale
- Historic building sensitively restored for modern living
- 3.65 acres of stunning grounds
- Very private, even though it is in the middle of the village.
- Magnificent water views and sunsets.
- Large array of shops and services in village.
- Very vibrant cultural and artistic life.
- Halifax International Airport is only 1 1/2 hours away.
Built in about 1858 by Abraham Patterson, an early 19th-century worthy of the area, it is known locally as "The Old Patterson House." Abraham named it "The Lynwood" after the family's original home town of Linwood near Paisley in Scotland which his father, John Patterson, left, arriving in Pictou on the emigrant ship "Hector" in 1773
The house was designated a heritage property in 1993 because of the historical association with Abraham Patterson and his descendants.
His son, W.A. Patterson, was the M.P. for Nova Scotia during Canadian Confederation in 1867 and he had one of the Fathers of Confederation, Adams Archibald, stay in the house at that time. There is now the "Confederation" bedroom where Archibald slept.
Abraham's grandson, Frank Patterson, was a noted Nova Scotia judge who wrote several books and pamphlets about the history of the Tatamagouche area. There is a typescript account of "The Lynwood", his childhood home, which he wrote very late in life, and gives some very interesting insights into the house and lands.
The "Gothic Revival" lancet windows at the front of the house were also deemed worthy of mention in the heritage designation.
The house includes sitting room, dining room, library with built in bookcases, music room, conservatory, kitchen, laundry room, original built-in pantry, scullery, 6 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms.
The 3.65 acres of grounds, partially fenced, are a mixture of landscaped flower gardens, lawns, gravel paths, and hedges as well as a large goldfish pond.
There are many mature trees, including some very ancient maples. About a quarter of the land has been left natural - wetland and woodland - which attracts an abundance of wildlife.
By all accounts there were lovely gardens here in the latter part of the 19th century, and descendants of some of the plants still survive. There are now some very unusual and rare plants in the collection, including a tree, grown from seed, that was thought to be extinct, and several flowers that have been bred here as well.
The village of Tatamagouche itself is one of two communites in Nova Scotia in which the population is expanding.
It is also an increasingly popular tourist destination with its nearby warm-water beaches, near fogless climate, gorgeous scenery, marinas, golf courses and resorts such as the very high-end Fox Harb'r.
There are award-winning wineries, distilleries and a cidery in the vicinity. In the village there is a a new highly successful micro-brewery.
There is a post office, bank and a drug store . . . a hospital, four doctors, a dentist and a seniors' residential home . . . a brand new school for children P-12 (i.e. combined primary and secondary) due to open any minute, and churches of several denominations.
There is a theatre, a museum, art galleries and state-of-the-art library . . . a farmers' market, a branch of the Canadian Legion . . . a tavern and a liquor store.
Above all - a shop specializing in hand-made chocolates.
A little road train toots its way around the village in the summer, passing a butcher's shop and bakeries . . . gift shops, beauty salons and massage therapists . . . a lovely yarn shop, an essential-oil distillery, restaurants, and beautiful homes. At certain times it goes along the shoreline to the local Nelson's Park and back to the village.
Accommodations for visitors include a motel, guest houses and several Airbnb properties.
There is also the magnificent Train Station Inn where guests stay in fully appointed cabooses, and can enjoy eating in the cafe or in the wonderful dining car - a refurbished 1928 carriage.
For sportspeople there is a large Recreation Centre with facilities for figure-skating, ice-hockey and curling. A bowling alley is here as well. Yoga, tai chi and fitness classes are available. The Wentworth Alpine Ski Centre is only 20 minutes away.
"The Lynwood" abuts the road leading to picturesque Patterson Wharf Park, a place to launch a canoe or kayak, barbecue on the outdoor fireplace, or just sit and soak up the stunning views over the estuary.
From the wharf you can access the Butter Trail which is part of the Trans-Canada Trail system - ideal for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or horseback riding.
Community life is vibrant, as is the cultural scene: there is an Arts Council, and well-known authors live here as do artists with international reputations who show their work locally and around the world.
Professionals from many walks of life give lectures on all kinds of subjects from the science of fungi and the art of photography to Old English poetry.
A theatre group puts on performances once or twice a year.
There is also music of all kinds, from popular bands, traditional Nova Scotian fiddle concerts and kitchen parties to a chamber ensemble.
A huge annual Oktoberfest in the autumn attracts people from all over Canada.
The cosmopolitan city of Halifax with its International Airport is only a two-hour drive away.
There are also two small landing strips within about half-an-hour's drive.
Although the main entrance to "The Lynwood" is only about 100 yards from the bustling Main Street of Tatamagouche, there is a sense of great peace and privacy here.
It is currently a single-family home, and is of especial interest to horticultural enthusiasts. With some investment it could be transformed into a magnificent country inn.
The price is CAD$775,000 which is US$595,000 at the time of posting.
- Halifax (INTERNATIONAL), 61.8 miles
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