Picture yourself living on a 100+ year old farm on idyllic Amherst Island. This 47-acre farm has a mix of open fields, mature trees, and 2 acres of haskap berry plants. Built in the 1890’s, the 1545 square foot home has been recently updated and is ready for your finishing touches. With a main floor bed and bath, this home is perfect for multi-generational families. Four bedrooms and two full baths provide space for family and friends. The eat in farmhouse kitchen makes you want to start buying mason jars and making pickles. The upstairs landing is the perfect spot for a home office – but how will you get any work done with those scenic views? Refurbish the barn and outbuildings and you are ready to raise cattle, horses, or fainting goats (just a suggestion). We are told that this farm was once home to the island’s best vegetable gardens. Are you ready to follow your country dreams?
Amherst Island is perfectly situated within easy reach of Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. It can only be accessed by ferry which has contributed to the island's cultural and natural heritage landscape preservation, allowing it to remain a hidden gem. The ferry leaves Millhaven hourly at half past the hour. The visitor fare is $10.
Amherst Island is 66 km2 and 20 km long, and is located between Kingston and Prince Edward County. It is located in Loyalist Township, part of Lennox and Addington County. It is one of the largest islands in Lake Ontario, about 3km offshore from mainland Loyalist Township. The population is 450, but doubles or triples in the summer. Amherst Island is known for fishing, cycling, sailing, birding, and for having the largest concentration of Irish dry stone walls in Canada.
Amherst Island is serviced hourly by ferry running from Millhaven (mainland side) to Stella (island side) from 6:00 AM (Stella) with the last ferry leaving Millhaven at 1:30 AM. Visitor return fare is $10, payable by cash, credit, or debit.
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