Cape Breton Estates: Land of the Golden Arms

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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

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BELLE COTE: Journey's End

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High above the Margaree River, at the end of a lengthy woodsy drive, is this sizable and solid home commanding one of the finest river views in Cape Breton. Located about twenty minutes from Inverness and almost the same from Cheticamp, this four bedroom sweeping building has a full 60 feet of 10 foot deep deck that overlooks the river 111 feet below with an unparalleled vista of the wide and powerful river up-stream. The residence is unusually substantial, very comfortable and suitable for year-round living. The living/dining room and master bedroom all have large windows that make the most of the spectacular views of the Margaree River and Valley. The kitchen is well appointed and spacious with open concept dining. Above the attached 13 x 23 ft. garage is a fourth bedroom that could comfortably accommodate up to three beds for visiting fishermen, relatives or friends. With 15 mostly wooded acres, additional building sites could be cleared to provide a Fishing Club with a totally private retreat and some of the best salmon fly fishing in North America. Besides fly fishing (includes brown trout and striped bass as well as salmon) at the doorstep, world class golf courses, Celtic music venues, white sand beaches and more are all close by and easily accessible. While the area attractions have great appeal when you want to take advantage of them, this thoroughly private and permanently quiet haven is just the place to be when it's time to relax and take it easy...Details
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MELROSE HILL: Save Me

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This old house is worth saving but you need to be a DIY person and OK with living off grid. The century house and its 111 acres were once a prosperous farming homestead. Male descendants of the original settlers went off to war in the last century and returned home to pursue urban careers. The family elders sold off the land but kept the house as a summer home for their daughter.  The current owner bought it over 40 years ago and used it seasonally up through 2016. Through the years, she peeled off 10 layers of wallpaper and oiled the beautiful old floorboards along with other renovations. The post and beam home has high ceilings and spacious rooms. The Maple flooring (still level) and very sturdy stair railing were shipped in from Boston. The ground floor layout has many open plan features including a large foyer area. The acreage has approximately 25 cleared acres used most recently to grow blueberries. Apple trees of many varieties can be found all over the rolling land along with forested sections covered by softwoods and some hardwoods. Remnants of a large vegetable garden near the house can be still be seen as well as the concrete foundation of a barn. Anyone choosing to live in this location known as Melrose Hill will have only wildlife for neighbors, will see the night sky devoid of artificial light and never be bothered by road noise. Civilization, however, is not far away. Shopping in Mabou and incredible beaches are just 5 and 10 miles distant respectively. Any buyer interested in pursuing agricultural use of the land may qualify for favorable provincial financing upon purchase. More adjacent land available ...Details
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GRAND ETANG: Acadian Classic on the Cabot Trail

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Located among the charming properties in Grand Etang, this lovely home belongs perfectly, and like most Acadian homes, the gardens and landscaped grounds are meticulously cared for. The kitchen layout permits an open atmosphere next to the large living room and adjoining piano room. The master bedroom is located on the main floor with its attractive ensuite bath having a comfortably sized Jacuzzi tub. The decking in front of the house provides a very pleasant, stunning, and relaxing area, while the barbecue on the rear deck, partially shaded by a gorgeous apple tree (which makes delightful applesauce) is easily accessed from the kitchen. The original building was constructed in the early 1900s and the present owners raised the building in 1972 to install a concrete floor and basement with 6 foot ceilings. A gasoline fuelled generator is wired into the house electrical system, but requires switching once the power is lost. A new roof on the main part of house in front was just completed, the rear in 2004. Water is supplied from a common source in the rear hills, gravity fed for $125/year. The paved driveway has a large parking area, and there is a detached garage with storage space. Shopping and services are only 15 minutes away in Cheticamp ...Details
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HOWIE CENTRE: 500 Acre Suburban Farm

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The price has been reduced by $480,000, about 28%. The seller is very motivated and would very much like to sell before winter. Because the new price is far below the insurance appraisal on the property and there is an annual income from vehicle storage in the barns of over $40,000, the new price represents a fantastic value.

A very unusual offering. 500 acres of mixed farmland and woods including 2700' on Joe's Lake. The main farm has been operating as a dairy farm since the 1700s in the same family, and when ceased being a dairy operation the owner has upgraded and refurbished the entire 24,000 sq. ft. of barns as well as the home, a substantial and modernized building of 28' x 60' with high tech heating systems, and thoroughly modernized interior. The existing farm acres comprise about 115 acres of good quality grass, which is baled every year, with an operating potential of 13,500 square bales, and is only about 7 years since being regularly limed etc. The land is bracketed by housing developments and obviously has a potential for mixed use, including beef cattle, wood sales, actual truck garden food production, and land sales. The property throws off a gross cash flow of about $40,000/year in storage fees for vehicles, boats and trailers. The municipality is watching the accelerated housing, and concerned that septic density will begin to impinge on private land water wells. It is apparent that once home densities reach a critical level that municipal extension of sewage lines and public water systems will require speedy construction. In the mean time, given slowing international trade and the growing reality of food shortages, Nova Scotia's relatively low levels of food production, (24%) various agricultural investments should be able to demonstrate substantial returns. A 500 acre contiguous parcel of underdeveloped forest and farmland in this area has to be an interesting property and provides an unusual breadth of opportunities. The fact that Joe's Lake is at the end of this land provides an even broader potential. Commission is not payable on the HST portion of the sale price ...Details
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LONG POINT: Sandy Beach, Well Appointed Home

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There are moments - like this one - when I genuinely appreciate the opportunity of presenting a property in Cape Breton. This 5 acre parcel has virtually everything Cape Breton is noted for: an ocean front that is an easy walk with a gradual and short pitch to the sandy beach front; usually delightful cool sea breezes, which also minimize the bugs; a very satisfying ocean panorama, with fishing boats in season; a lovely ridge vista inland; and the house! And what a house! Although built 25 years ago, the first step snide leaves one wondering whether the dates are wrong. The place is simply charmingly comfortable and genuinely lovely. The more than 2700 square feet include 4 bedrooms, exquisite hardwood flooring, a chef's delight of a kitchen, dreamy peacefulness throughout in an extremely solidly built home. The sunken family room has a fireplace, a door to the wide deck overlooking the sea, and 2 steps to the kitchen and out the south side to the turn around. There is both an accessible interior 2 car garage which is heated, and has a door to the side entrance. There are ample - in fact- generous storage spaces throughout the house with walk-in his and her closets in the master, special spaces under the eaves and more. The basement is partially finished as an exercise room, and has a 55 by 11 foot space for winter wood. The furnace is both wood and oil using wood mainly but being able to run an oil with a thermostat when traveling or just away. The kitchen appliances are all quality, as is everything in the place. Whether walking the beach, relaxing on the deck, or sunning on the master bedroom's balcony, this property presents the best of Cape Breton ...Details
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