Stay in our Farmhouse

Your Home Away From Home

Our traditional farmhouse is nestled up in the secluded hills; 60 acres on the ocean side of the Cabot Trail in the small community of Skir Dhu. It is a restored, 19th century dwelling of the Urquehardt family homestead located directly off the Cabot Trail.  12km away from the main lodge of Cabot Shores, it is a great jump-off point to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail.

The Breton Cove Farmhouse


8-12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

2 Baths

Pet Friendly

Inside the beautiful farmhouse is a cozy wood stove, dining room, full kitchen (electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishware and utensils), two full baths, and a washer/dryer. There are 5 bedrooms (2 downstairs and 3 upstairs), for a total of 3 queens, 1 double and 4 twin beds. There are also 2 couches that fold out into queen beds in the spacious living room. You can also bring your furry friend for an additional $15 a night. Linens, towels, and soap provided.

Trails leading from the farmhouse through a meadow extend through the old growth forest to a look-off over the ocean. A short drive away at the main lodge of Cabot Shores, you can rent kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, go swimming and more. Explore more trails, have an evening of entertainment and great food at our Bistro, a drink at the bar, or just soak in the scenery. You are always welcome.

Rated One of Top Three Hotels in Nova Scotia

"Situated on 55 acres, Cabot Shores offers ocean views from its lodge, private chalets and farmhouse. The hotel, which prides itself on eco-tourism, is a place to go for bird-watching, kayaking and canoeing, or simply for peace and quiet."

~ USA Today

Booking Enquiries

Interested in staying at Cabot Shores, but have a few questions? Call us at 1-866-929-2584 or fill out the form below.

"Loved the Farmhouse"

Five of us stayed at the Breton Cove Farmhouse. It is quite large, in a secluded meadow and has lovely wood paneling throughout. The trail through the woods to the ocean overlook was fun and the overlook itself was beautiful and peaceful.

~ Becky, Maryland

"Awesome Long Weekend"

5 couples and 3 dogs stayed in the Breton Cove Farmhouse over Labor Day weekend. We had a great weekend. The house was spacious and had all the amenities we had hoped for. It was very private on a beautiful 60 acre property which is exactly what we wanted.

~ G. Braun, Nova Scotia

"Picked Blueberries for Breakfast"

We were very impressed by the private hiking trail behind the farmhouse that led to breathtaking views of the Eastern shores and a blueberry patch where we picked the ripened fruit for breakfast.

~ Jun Chen, Mississauga

"Cozy and Comfortable"

From the outside it looks like a fairly typical farmhouse, but as soon as you step inside it's obvious that it's not typical. Very clean and beautifully redone with pine throughout and the beds were so comfortable.

~ John, London

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