[Sust-mar] House, Cottage, Barn/Studio, Organic Gardens, Acreage for Sale, near Halifax, Nova Scotia
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House, Cottage, Barn/Studio, Organic Gardens, Acreage
Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
This spectacular Nova Scotia property overlooking St. Margaret's Bay offers the perfect opportunity for self-sufficiency in a serene rural setting only 35 minutes from Halifax. The property consists of a 4+ bedroom home that has been a successful B&B, a fully restored 1850 2+ bedroom cape/farmhouse, a renovated 2 storey barn/artist's studio that was formerly used for Buddhist meditation retreats, a 25 raised bed organic garden, cleared fields, mature trees, fruit trees and berry bushes, and, from every vantage point, panoramic views of the ocean. The land stretches a mile back into pristine woodland with frontage on a 35 acre undeveloped lake. Wildlife abounds with eagles, owls, moose, deer, bear, among many other species.
The current owners grew most of their own food, extending the growing season with cold frames on the raised beds and turning a spectacular sunroom on the second floor of the main house into a winter greenhouse. The sunroom faces south and overlooks a hill that when snow-covered acts as a giant sun reflector making it possible to grow all manner of vegetables all winter long including tomatoes, salad greens, boc choi, kale, etc. There is a small root cellar in the basement of the main house where root vegetables and crocks of sauerkraut were stored.
Given the large acreage and the diversity of buildings, the property offers great flexibility for either single or multiple family ownership, for use as a B&B, retreat facility, yoga studio, perfect artist studio with north-facing light and spectacular ocean views. The main house has a considerable amount of passive solar heat, a large south-facing roof perfect for solar collectors, and the hill top is an ideal setting for wind power.
The property is only 10 minutes from the spectacular Peggy's Cove Preservation Area which is one of the most beautiful and pristine oceanfront areas in Nova Scotia with a vast network of hiking trails both on the bluffs along the ocean and inland. The area is abundant with wild cranberries that have long been a staple of Nova Scotia diet. The woodlands behind the house connect to trails that can even be followed through back woods all the way to Halifax.
There are a number of environmental organizations in the area that work on preserving the biodiversity and uniqueness of this rural area in proximity to Halifax:
The St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association was successful in preserving Micous Island and Troop Island and is continuing it's work to protect land and water: http://www.heartofthebay.ca
The Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization created the 4 loop trail system covering over 30 km with several canoe access points: http://wrweo.ca/wp/about-wrweothe-buff-trail/
In this era of climate change upheaval, this property not only offers the opportunity to build a self-sufficient lifestyle, but it is in proximity to a very active local Transition Movement Community based in St. Margaret's Bay, Transition Bay St. Margarets which is part of the International Transition Movement: http://www.transitionbay.ca
In short, this property offers the perfect opportunity for the environmentally conscious and the self-sufficiency-minded to live in a nature's paradise. The owners deeply cherish this property. It is their hope that like-minded people will purchase it and cherish it as much as they have.
or CONTACT: Tim Hoare, Tradewinds Realty Inc.
tim.hoare at tradewindsrealty.com
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