This fully restored 1860’s farmhouse is simply breathtaking! Step on to the front porch and watch the world go by as you enjoy your morning coffee. In the evening, finish your day on the terraced decks, watching sailboats on the Bay of Quinte as the sun sets. From every room, you have spectacular views of farmers fields or the Bay. Quiet and peaceful, with the perfect layout for entertaining, this home is perfect for any lifestyle.
This 3800+ square foot home has been fully restored from top to bottom over the past 16 years. The foundation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, exterior finishes, and roof have all been updated. The interior has been elegantly decorated, with respect to heritage details, including an updated kitchen and two full bathrooms. The property is 1.4 acres with over 200 feet of level shoreline – the small point is the perfect spot for a campfire.
The main farmhouse has two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, a sitting room, dining room, guest bedroom, and full bath on the main floor. The focal point of the kitchen is the stunning floor to ceiling fireplace built by a local stonemason. The main floor of the attached carriage house has a spacious living room and access to the utility room and workshop. The second floor of the carriage house is 800 square feet of flexible space – currently a home office and fourth bedroom it could be used as a studio or in-law suite.
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 return 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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