Cape Breton Estates: Land of the Golden Arms

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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

Detailed Information: Pollett's Cove Wilderness Acreage


"One of the most beautiful places on earth"

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••• THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING •••

Price: $1,650,000
Category: undeveloped (wilderness) land
PID#s: 50103811 & 50193085 Tradewinds Property # 0-3452
Address: no civic address - no roads
City: Pollett's Cove (Inverness County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Lot Size:
300+/- ACRES (50 - 100 more acres may be available)
Property Dimensions:
irregular, but well-shaped (see Reg. Map)
Possession: immediate
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Overview:

Seventy one years ago, most of the farm lands of Murdock MacGregor became part of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Today, the remaining gemstone property of the family, held for over 130 years since granted by Queen Victoria, 300 magnificent acres at Pollett’s Cove, is offered for sale. The Pollett’s Cove/Aspy Bay Fault area is easily one of the most beautiful pieces of wilderness land in Nova Scotia, and Pollett’s Cove is the crown jewel. Comprising 3000 feet of ocean beach, two rivers, meadows, mountains and forest, a suitable steward of this land is sought.

Comments:

The exceptional qualities of astounding beauty, unique land forms, beach, mountain, rivers, plentiful wildlife and no road access make this acreage a true “wilderness” holding.

Though this primary access point to the Pollett’s Cove/Aspey Bay Fault is an internationally recognized touring destination for hikers, kayakers and boaters, this land is, and has been, private for over 130 years. While public use has been permitted, the land is posted as being private and remains a private tract of land. In fact, it is specifically protected under the Wilderness Act of 1998 as an ‘in-holding’ and not subject to the government regulations under the Act.

It should be noted that the two rivers, the North Blair and the South Blair, rise amongst the Highlands of the Pollett’s Cove Aspey Bay Fault area, a Wilderness protected site that allows no ATVs, ski-mobiles, nor any motorized transport. That means a perpetual source of clean, pure water, a substance daily becoming scarcer throughout the world.

There are a multitude of reasons for owning this totally unique piece of Nova Scotia, not the least of which is its startling natural beauty. It is being offered for sale as a continuing private property - one that, even without power and road access (and perhaps in part because of that), is surely a one-of-a-kind opportunity anywhere in Canada - and the world.

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We have extensive background on Pollett's Cove provided by the owners.
 
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Confidential arrangement with agent.

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Area Links:
Cabot Trail Whale Watching
Whale watching cruises - origination point, Pleasant Bay Harbour. Interestingly, if passengers don't see whales, the trip is free!
Trailpeak - Pollet's Cove
Opinions and descriptions of Pollett's Cove from hikers who have been there.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
Government of Canada web site. Details nearby Highlands which cover 950 square kilometers, about 20% of northern Cape Breton. It is the largest protected wilderness area in Nova Scotia and is an outstanding Canadian landscape.
Cape Breton Highlands
More info about this incredible park.
 
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Type: Undeveloped - wilderness
Title to Land: Freehold
Property Size: 300+/- ACRES (more land may be available)
Land Features:
3,000 foot beach, ocean shoreline, steep cliffs, highland views, two rivers, river valley, meadows, hills, forest, waterfalls, wildlife, surrounded by provincial wilderness land, geological designation is "Pollett's Cove/Aspy Bay Fault"
Access: Boat, on foot
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Assessment: $42,400 (2007) Taxes: $419 (2007)
Listing Office: Compliments of Tom Childs
  Call any time @ 1-866-325-1001
Tradewinds Realty Inc.
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(The above information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed)
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