Country Home, 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa home swap
Situated on a lush 1-acre lot along a scenic river road, this place is idea for families, couples and singles seeking a home-away-from-home. Spacious bright rooms with a country kitchen that includes all the amenities. It has a multi-use family room (including treadmill and weight machine), formal living and dining room, 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 with Jacuzzi bath). Expansive front and private sunny back yard features a deck with pergola and sun shade, perennial and vegetable gardens, hot tub, BBQ and privacy. Public access to the river is only minutes away - fish, swim or use our canoe or kayak. Help yourself to the veggie garden during your stay! Use of 3 bikes included.
About the location
Chelsea, Quebec is a French/English community, only a 15-minute drive to Ottawa's downtown famous Byward Market, Rideau Canal (a world heritage site) and Parliament Buildings. Also situated 7 km (each way) between the villages of Chelsea and Wakefield - both stand out tourist attractions. Quaint Wakefield sits along the Gatineau River and Chelsea is the gateway to the Gatineau Park where many outdoor enthusiasts swim, hike and mountain bike. Along with all the many activities that come with a visit to the National Capital Region, you can also enjoy a leisurely bike ride along our river road to visit the picturesque village of Wakefield with its many restaurants/pubs (with live music), shops, bakery and the famous Wakefield Covered Bridge. A short drive south will also take you to the charming village of Chelsea that also boasts shops, restaurants, mountain bike rentals and the legendary Spa Nordik.
Chelsea/Wakefield is a community of many artisans. As well take the opportunity to try Quebec's famous Poutine, cheese, maple syrup and traditional tourtièrre.
There are also many festivals in Ottawa throughout the spring and summer months. In May there is the Tulip Festival, June is the International Jazz Festival, July 1st enjoy Canada's birthday in our nation's capital, July brings you one of the finest Blues Festivals in North America, followed later in the summer by the Chamber music festival and folk festivals - among many others!
2 kms away is a grocery store and liquor store. Our local pub/restaurant is 1 km away. This is a lovely home in a desirable community, for those seeking nature, outdoor activities, fresh air and gorgeous scenery.
15 minutes drive to downtown Ottawa, our nation's capital
2 hour drive to Montreal (Quebec)
2 hour drive to Mont Tremblant resort area (Quebec)
3 hour drive to Algonquin Park (Ontario)
4 hour drive to Toronto (Ontario)
5 1/2 hour drive to Niagara Falls (Ontario)
5 hour drive Quebec City (Quebec)
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Garage / Parking
- Washer / Drier
- Use of boat
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Scuba diving
- Rock climbing
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Ottawa International Airport
Nearest city: Ottawa
Property type: House
Location type: Lakes/Mountains