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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

$450/night

8-12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

2 Baths

Dog-Friendly

Inside the beautiful farmhouse is a cozy wood stove, and heat pump. There is a 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 dog for an additional $15 a night. Linens, towels, and soap provided.

The Farmhouse has now been winterized, with the water running all seasons and a new heat pump complementing the trusty wood stove.

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.

Direction to the Breton Cove Farmhouse

43539 Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Directions to Breton Cove Farmhouse from Cabot Shores:

  1. Go to top of driveway and turn right
  2. Drive about 12km and you’ll see ballfield on your left
  3. Start going downhill and just before yellow sign and SkirDhu sign, turn right
  4. It is number 43539 and written Breton Cove Farmhouse on 2 garbage bins.
  5. Drive down long driveway, please park in front

(it is at border of Breton Cove and SkirDhu)

WIFI DETAILS:

NETWORK: BELLALIANT0368

PASSWORD: 5X9T5P56C6CC8KK8

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for your interest in Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat. Please note that it is our policy to collect a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex), and retrieve a 50% deposit ahead of time to hold your requested accommodations. We are also required to charge 15% harmonized sales tax.

Cancellations are required 28 days in advance or initial deposit is retained with the option to apply it to another reservation in the next 12 months. A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations made with 28 days advanced notice. Cancellation on your day of arrival, leaving before reservation has expired or arriving late will result in the entire fee being forfeited. We are not responsible for weather conditions.

We are a dog-friendly establishment with a maximum of 2 dogs per accommodation unless special arrangements have been made. The fee is $15 plus tax per day, per dog. There is a small selection of accommodations which are not pet friendly for those with allergies.  These include Lodge rooms 1,2,3; all the geodesic domes, and Tiger, Little Red, and Little Sky Yurts.

Please note that smoking is not permitted inside Lodge or accommodations according to Canadian law. There is a $200 room recovery fee for smoking inside any accommodation.

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

"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



Good
Based on 290 reviews
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
October 17, 2023.
My boyfriend and I came here on a whim for lunch while in the area. What a pleasant surprise! Loved the unique atmosphere and amazing, friendly people. Could have very well have been the best salmon I have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh and tasty. Hats off to the chef. We also had the mussels... huge portion and delicious. We took a walk about the property, one of a kind cabins/domes to stay in.. most of which, if not all had their own hot tub. Even a sauna by the water. We would definitely highly recommend eating here at the bistro even if you are not staying over night. Everyone is lovely.. they even offered to email us the salmon recipe because we loved it so much. My only suggestion to owners would be to get better signage on the roadway, so visitors can find you easier. We passed the place twice before actually finding it. I think if there were two more signs a little up the rd on either side, more people may be able to come visit this hidden little gem. Thanks so much for a great lunch and top-notch service.
Jasmine Rahmel
Jasmine Rahmel
October 17, 2023.
Loved the location and the amenities. What a unique resort. The upgrade to the chalet was wonderful. Above and beyond.
Malcolm
Malcolm
October 16, 2023.
Stayed at Cabot shores from October 7th-13th was an unforgettable experience. Stayed in a yurt and very spacious and comfortable. The location along the sea was gorgeous and could hop over to the beach whenever. Kayaked two of those days and could see beaver domes while doing so. Would highly try the food as well very accommodating to all dietary requirements. Recommend the chickpea massala very nice meal! Friendly staff and good accommodation. 5/5
Vishnu Vardhana
Vishnu Vardhana
October 15, 2023.
Amazing experience in the yurt and dome. Friendly staff and beautiful views!
Trevor B
Trevor B
September 13, 2023.
Stopped for lunch and ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Very hearty and lots of meat. A nice satisfying meal. One surprise was to see a mandatory 10% gratuity when paying the bill. Who does this for a party of less than 5?

Good
Based on 51 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
Verified
Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean!Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers.Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire.Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
Verified
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
Verified
Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
Verified
Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
Verified
This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
Verified
Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay.It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
Verified
Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
Verified
We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.

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