About this listing
A cute little home with lots of character set on one acre. The property borders an 8km nature/cycling trail that connects to downtown Collingwood. This is the perfect place for a families or couples to enjoy a quiet getaway and reconnect.
A bright & sunny loft bedroom is located on the second floor. It features a queen sized bed, big windows, natural clay walls, bamboo/cork flooring, private balcony with a bistro set and an ensuite washroom with a clawfoot tub/shower.
The living room is a cozy space to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine by the fireplace (firewood is provided). There is a little library of books, board games, musical instruments and a small tv with Netflix/dvd player that you are welcome to use. The large couch doubles as a sofa bed for additional guests. The door to the living room closes and locks for added privacy.
The childrens rooms are cozy and clutter-free. One has a comfortable single captains bed and the other has a wooden ikea crib. There is also a large playroom/parlor with plenty of toys for little ones, reading chairs and a woodstove. A childrens safety gate is available upon request.
The kitchen is in desperate need of updating and is home to the ugliest fridge and flooring you have ever seen (forgive us) but it is clean and has everything you need including a vitamix, gas stove, double sink, dishwasher, dishware, toaster, tea kettle, coffee grinder & bodem. The mainfloor bathroom is also outdated and is our next reno project but its functional (toilet/shower/sink).
During your stay you are welcome to make use of the fire place and wood stove on the main level. You are welcome to peruse our bookshelves and our collection of magazines, board games and toys. The top drawers of the dressers will be empty and are for guest use.
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive you can expect to find a welcome note and a key waiting for you. We can be reached by cell/texting during your stay.
Batteaux is a quiet rural hamlet less than 10 minutes away from the town of Collingwood. There are no street lamps here so the stars shine bright and you can hear the sounds of crickets at night. An 8 km nature trail passes directly beside our property and leads to downtown Collingwood. The crushed stone trail is flat and ideal for cycling, walking, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.
Our semi-rural location requires a car or a good bike to get around. There is a dependable local taxi service and a little local pub 4km down the road. We are located less than a 10 minute drive from Collingwood and 20 min from the Scandinave Spa, Creemore & Blue Mountain village.
Other Things to Note
There is a private cabin located on the property directly behind the main house. You may notice an additional car come and go in the shared driveway. We are currently feeding a barn cat named Mamacita. She has a kitty cat door and has access to the mudroom only. She does not enter the main house.
We welcome families but we do not accommodate pets. Check in time is 4pm (or any time after) and check out time is 11am on the day you leave. This is a 100% smoke free property. The shed, barn, and guest cabin are private/off limits. This home is for quiet retreats only. We ask that you leave the house a neat and tidy as you found it.
We are friendly & experienced hosts who love yoga and vegetarian cuisine. We love exploring small towns and wandering around local markets gathering good food. We are small-scale organic growers and we grow several varieties of microgreens that we supply to local restaurants and markets. We spend our weekends hiking in the forest, eating outdoors, and playing with our son.
We love living in Collingwood and we can point you in the direction of our favourite local swimming holes, hiking trails and other hidden local gems. By choosing to stay at Givingtree you can look forward to a relaxing stay and a delicious organic breakfast each morning.
We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you!