Picturesque School House Retreat

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6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
4 Beds

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Relaxing week-end get-a-ways in a tranquillity of the Century-Old Minnie Hill School House nestled on 2.75 acres of Secluded Luscious Green Grounds ... it's the laid back atmosphere, where the time stops ... and family & friends gather together.

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The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4


Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $119
Security Deposit: $395
Monthly Price: $2972 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

... it's the laid back atmosphere, where the time stops ... and family and friends gather together.

Almost a Century-Old Minnie Hill School House is nestled on Rolling Hills of Grey County on the outskirts of small towns of Meaford & Thornbury.

Built in 1917 the School House with its original Bell Tower welcomed many kids up to mid-1970. Back then, boys and girls entered school separately through 2 entrances, one from South side, second one from North. Today, both entrances make interior space still accessible from outdoors.

Its original "School Room" houses today's Spacious Living & Dining Rooms where original black chalk boards exhibit colourful creations by kids and adults alike. Soothing interior décor relaxes the mind and offers pristine landscape views all-year-round.

Fully equipped Country-Style Kitchen and outdoor propane barbecue allow preparing yummy family feasts. Rustic Cabana Seating overlooking 2.75 acres of luscious greens provides a perfect backdrop for outdoor entertainment and tranquillity. Enjoy a bonfire and star gazing at night ... you might see a shooting star.

Sleeping at the School House:
… "Modern Rustic" … Exposed brick bedroom with Queen-size bed with views of green grounds with mature trees & a private walk out (to a deck that is under construction).

… "Dreamy Oasis" … Bedroom with Queen-size bed ... for those who need complete darkness to take rejuvenating sleeps.

… "The Barn" ... Simply furnished attic bedroom with 2 Single beds … where adults revisit their childhood dreams and kids just love sleeping in.

The 4-piece bathroom has antique claw tub with a shower, toilet, sink and shelving with baskets to store all your toiletries.

There is no TV or Internet. You’re welcome to use an original school desk for creative writing or working on your laptop.

Electric baseboard heating supplements propane fireplace heating in Living/Dining area in winter months. Triple brick walls will keep you cool during warm summer months.

When coming in May/June, you'll smell beautifully scented lilacs ... in June/July, you might be lucky to enjoy sweet & sour organic cherries that grow in the garden surrounding the School House.

For more fresh organic produce, bread and protein, visit any of the many farmers’ market stores along Hwy 26 ... best way to get there is bicycle or car.

Oh, and one of the many locally made pies is a must! ... Thornbury Berry Pie and Sour Cherry Pie are my favourites.

Guest Access

"me casa, su casa" ... welcome & enjoy entire School House, its grounds, outdoor Cabana seating and propane barbeque.

Interaction with Guests

I'll do my best to meet the guests at the School House upon their arrival and go over all details. While I won't be present during your stay, I can be reached 24/7 to answer questions and/or take care of anything needed.

The Neighborhood

Almost a Century-Old Minnie Hill School House is nestled on Rolling Hills of Grey County on the outskirts of small towns of Meaford & Thornbury.

It is 13-15 km to the beaches of Thornbury & Meaford, groceries, farmer's markets and local sought after eateries & galleries and about 25 minute-drive to the Blue Mountain Village with its ski hills, restaurants, bars & many shops. Just past Blue Mountain Village is well known Scandinave Spa.

Guests enjoy hiking, cycling, fishing, golfing, skiing, antique & art shopping, many summer/winter festivals nearby and also doing sweet nothing all!

Getting Around

Walk, cycle or drive ... There is ample parking space on the grounds and also separate storage for bicycles.

Other Things to Note

Preferred pricing is available for skiers wishing to rent any of the bedrooms on continuous basis during Dec-April ski season. Depending on your stay, special discounted rates will apply and will be set at the time of each individual booking ... Please ask me about details.

3 night minimum is required on all long weekends.

For filming and any other special inquiries, please contact me to discuss.

Summer Guests:
When planning to go to the beach, please bring your own beach towels.

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House Rules

Please enjoy and treat the School House as your own home ... please, do not smoke anywhere on the property and remove your shoes when indoors. When using a bonfire, please take it out before heading to sleep. Thank you.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

2 nights minimum stay

Beautiful Sunset at the School House with Original Bell Tower

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About the Host, Alena

Toronto, Canada
Member since February 2014
Response rate: 90% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a day


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