Well this is it, our little piece of paradise near Barrys Bay Ontario. The cottage is on one of the larger lakes close to town, and is actually a proper four season house, fully liveable year round. As can be seen in the photographs, there is a nice fine sand beach, which slopes very gently into the water, before dropping off into the deep around 200 feet from the shore. The house itself has a kitchen, livingroom/dining area, a full bathroom, two bedrooms, and a sunroom. There is a door from the sunroom onto a small deck, and steps from the deck onto the lawn. The basement has full laundry facilites, a spare room, and an unfinished area for storage, which also houses the woodstove. Water is provided by a well near the lake, and it is brought to useful pressure with a new pump and large pressure tank. It is also filtered, and UV treated so is always safe to use and drink. The location of the cottage is very private, with no neighbors on one side. It is near the end of a paved road with access to an abandoned rail line that is now a public community trail, suitable for walking, offroad biking, and ATVing, as well as skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. It is about 6 km via the rail line into town, and roughly 10 km by car along the lake road and highway. Click on the pictures for a better look, they are high res 10Mbyte taken with a Nikon D100.
photos: D Chiles