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Exclusive Listing near Lunenburg NS

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Immobilien Beschreibung
farn for sale near Lunenburg NS

beside the Back Harbour

Das Örtchen Garden Lots liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe des zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe erklärten Lunenburg.
So klein es auch erscheinen mag, sie werden hier mit offenen Armen und unvergleichlicher Warmherzigkeit empfangen.

Lunenburg ist ein beliebtes Ziel vieler Touristen, deren Zustrom von Mai bis Oktober den Höhepunkt erreicht.
In diesem Angebot eingeschlossen sind das Haupthaus, ein Heuschober, ein Lagerschuppen und das Kutschhaus mit den angrenzenden Wiesen.

Lunenburg County farm for sale

Carriage House, barn, and storage building

Für weitere ca. 10 ha Weideland besteht ein 20 – Jahres – Pachtvertrag, so dass für ausreichend Futter gesorgt ist.
Sollten Sie am Erwerb des Fuhrunternehmens interessiert sein, folgen sie bitte diesem Link

Old Cape Cod

Anchor yourself on this beautiful hillside!


Das Anwesen liegt nur ca. 300 m außerhalb Lunenburgs und ist zu erreichen über die Old Town Lincoln Street.

Lunenburg business for sale

yellow area is farmyard


Garage: 12,20m x 7,30m
Heuschuppen: 8,70m x 11,15m (Fassungsvermögen ca. 2.000 Heuballen)
Lagerschuppen: 2,45m x 3,65m

Baujahr:  ca. 1910

Wasserversorgung:  Stadtwasser

Abwasser:  Sickergrube

Grundstücksgröße:  ca. 4.000 qm Weideland


Famous Lunenburg Business for Sale

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

 buggy ride74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots

Trot in Time started in 1996, with an old carriage in the owner’s front yard; basically a lawn ornament. One day a local senior suggested a horse be borrowed to take him for a ride in that buggy. After a good measure of work, including a full refit of the 1888-built cart by shipwright Lloyd Lantz, he got his ride.

The name Trot in Time came from a  elementary student contest won by then third grader, Claire Coulter.  Claire got a pizza party with her friends, in thanks for her great idea. The tour with Trot in Time is like stepping back in time complete with a real wooden carriage – a trot in time!

trot in time horsebuggy ride

The first horse came from Gregg and Jenny Ernst  who live near Lunenburg.  Jenny had been doing wagon rides with her horse, Cindy, but with ten children it was getting too hard to manage that business. And so Cindy became Trot in Time‘s first steed. She retired in 2000 and laid down for a final rest in 2003. Please visit her beautiful memorial page.

trot in time horse buggy ride

In 2000 the owner of Trot in Time was able to buy a property, and restore the barn and an old Cape house, only 300 feet outside the Lunenburg town limits. From there, as the saying goes, it’s all history: Cindy and he hit the streets for buggy rides the next two years.

In the third year a horse called Bob was purchased. The fourth year a replica carriage was added… By the ninth year it was three carriages! Today they have six horses, four carriages, six drivers, a ranch hand, a wagon house, and an ever expanding pasture.

buggy ridebuggy ride

Trot in Time cares a great deal about their horses and invite visitors to schedule a visit ( to the Exclusively listed hobby farm if they’d like to see how nice the animals live:  74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots, Lunenburg County, NS, CANADA.

view from Garden Lots

Harbour views from Garden Lots, NS

Bettina Grunwald

Social Media Coordinator, CC Group Inc.


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Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Oceanview home with 28 acres – TRANSLATION

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
lifestyle business(English blog text  follows)

Dieses stilvolle Haus bietet Privatsphäre und Meerblick. Gradlinig, schnörkellos chic, absichtlich einfach und sehr gut handwerklich verarbeitet, steht es auf einem 113.300 qm liebevoll angelegtem Grundstück.
LINK to Bayport floorplans in German

Die obere Etage hat zwei Schlafzimmer, zwei Bäder und ein Wohn.- und Eßzimmer mit wundervollem Parketfußboden aus Kirschholz. Die Räume sind hell, hoch und haben Oberlichter. Eine französische Doppeltür führt in den sonnigen Wintergarten mit wundeschönem Blick über die Lower South Cove. Die untere Etage hat ein weiters großes helles Zimmer, ein Arbeitszimmer sowie noch ein Badezimmer.

bayport home

Light filled interior

Auf dem weitläufigen Grundstück stehen Nussbäume, Obstbäume, Sträucher und viele andere Pflanzen. Eine Oase für Mensch und Tier. In der Umgebung liegen schöne Mischwälder, Wiesen und Wege für Spaziergänge im Wald, Joggen und Skilanglauf. Hier gibt es viel in der Natur zu beobachten.

Lifestyle business

Ocean side of house

Nur wenige Minuten bis nach Lunenburg und zu den Stränden.


Von “Lunenburg” nehmen Sie den Highway 332 bis Bayport. Das Haus steht 400m hinter der Bayport Werft auf der rechten Seite.


Public access wharf in Bayport, NS

Oceanview Property Information
  • Built:  1997
  • Annual property taxes:  $2,416 (2009)
  • Water supply: Well
  • # of bathrooms:  3
  • Sewer:  Septic
  • Heating:  Oil, Baseboard, Hot Water, Radiant
  • Basement:  Concrete, Full Developed, Walkout

Description of property

This open plan house has oceanview and privacy.  It is contemporary yet casual, well-set back from the road, perched on a rise of land with expansive views of the gardens and  28.6 acres of cleared & treed lawn.

Walnut, fruit trees, shrubbery and many other plants fill the surrounds with colour & birdlife. This +/- 2100 sq. ft home offers privacy & ocean views over Lower South Cove. The house  has French doors to the ocean facing sun room and the space is infused with light from skylights through the pine cathedral ceiling and the oversized windows surrounded by warm wood frames.

house in Bayport

French doors to sun porch

There are cherry hardwood floors in the main great room area, built in appliances in the kitchen, a huge and bright master bedroom with access to a private deck area; and, downstairs, you will find a large office/rec room, workshop space, as well as a large bedroom, and 3 piece bath.

The land around the house offers hardwood & softwood forest with four cleared meadows joined by a trail suitable for forest walks, jogging and cross-country skiing.  Special added features also include a green-house, a pond, a large shed, & many points to observe the local nature.

Minutes to Lunenburg  and beaches. Only 12 minutes away you’ll find a World UNESCO Heritage site, with over 180 shops and services including an acute care hospital and several clinics.

bayport Lunenburg county

Lunenburg Nova Scotia


Location of property

From Lunenburg, take Highway 332 to Bayport. Property is on right about 400m after Bayport wharf.

There is a lot of dream time potential with the acreage, as it is zoned R3; so whether you just want your home on the range, or to run a small scale business, or even operate an agricultural operation (there are 3 cleared fields), you have choices.

land in Bayport

Right of Way to fields

There are some restrictions to R3 zoning, so your plans for the property will require municipal approval…

Live large in a lifestyle community in this Bayport home!

Click to see more photos and floorplan in English IF IT’S STILL AVAILABLE.

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Nova Scotia lifestyle businessBettina Gouthro Grunwald

Managing Associate Broker, Robinson Harmsen Lifestyle Real Estate


Lifestyle business in Lunenburg

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
harbour in Lunenburg

Lunenburg Harbour

How would you like to live in a town that not only won the Port city of the Year, the Communities in Bloom’s Most Beautiful Small Town, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? What about operating one of the most respected toy making businesses in Canada?  What if you could have both?  What if you could have your own manufacturing facility, administrative office, and your active lifestyle all within the bounds of your home sweet home?  Yes, what if – is now – a rare opportunity to own the lifestyle business of The Toy Maker of Lunenburg! After 30 years, the owners are selling their home and business to step back from the busyness of being entrepreneurs and step into the easy breezy way of life on Nova Scotia’s south shore.

Lunenburg Nova Scotia Toymaker

drying "fish"

The Toy Maker of Lunenburg has an internationally recognized brand; one that stands for the highest quality standards, a high level of integrity and excellence in customer service. The recent lead-paint scandals, especially related to toys, have shifted consumer’s attention away from choosing economical Chinese imports to choosing higher priced quality products. Classic wooden, handmade, and wool, cotton and cardboard toys have all seen a surge in demand – The Toy Maker of Lunenburg is no exception. Being hand-crafted in Nova Scotia, especially in the charming old town of Lunenburg, contributes to The Toy Maker’s products’ reputation of being made with old-world care and craftsmanship.

toy making in Lunenburg

Handmade Push Toys

Beside the romance, and beyond the scandal, consumers are making their buying decisions with the environment in mind. The Toy Maker of Lunenburg prides itself on a high level of recycling and re-use in the manufacturing of its products. Their water-based paints are made in Western Europe, where the highest environmental standards in manufacturing are enforced, the wood is purchased from a supplier who does not use clear-cutting methods of harvesting, and all discarded paper products are shredded and recycled – even the sawdust is given to some friendly local guinea hens. The Toy Maker of Lunenburg’s business is busier than ever, which makes this the ideal time for someone to purchase it. Proud of the legacy they have built, the current owners will provide the new owners with hands-on training, mentoring and guidance

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Nova Scotia investment property, or homeplace Retreat?

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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Nova Scotia oceanfront home

Oceanfront home where rent pays the mortgage

An oversize deck spans the granite ledge, rising up from the Bay. This distinctive dwelling can accommodate everything from year-round coastal lifestyles to special retreats. The open concept gathering areas and peaceful personal spaces match the great inspiration of the property’s setting.  Nova Scotia investment property, or homeplace Retreat? It could be either, or both!

Nova Scotia investments property or retreat

Look out to the open ocean

An abundance of light… The groomed shoreline is linked to a private island via the floating boardwalk. An extra 525 feet of saltwater frontage also spans a swimming cove and separate lot.  Ask your REALTOR(R) for a survey.

This house property is popular on- – and is well looked after. For purchasing, tenancy must be taken into consideration (ie.  giving notice in summer for the Fall, is too late unless inheriting the cashflow is OK!!)

Lot size: ±3.92 Acres
Living Area: ±3180 Sq. ft.
Age: ±17 Years
Garage: 24′ x 22′
Ocean Front: approx ±1050′ + island circumference


Living/Dining Room Combined: 20′ x 26′ L-shaped

double sinks and lots of wood

1 of the 4 Port Medway bathrooms

Kitchen: 13′ x 9′
Laundry/Utility: 24′ x 9′
Bedroom: 12′ x 14′
Bedroom: 12′ x 10′, irregular
Master Bedroom: 14′ x 17′
3 Pc. Ensuite
5 Pc. Bath + 2 Pc. Bath

Family Room: 21′ x 17′
Den/Office: 10′ x 9′
Bedroom: 17′ x 14′
Storage: 24′ x 22′
3 Pc. Bath

Electric & Oil Heat
Drilled Well ~ Septic
Ensuite ~ Deck/Patio
Gravel Driveway


map view of Austrian Rd

Aerial view of retreat home area

Medway Cove Retreat is found where the Medway River winds its way to the bold Atlantic. The area offers privacy and seclusion, yet is close to the historic town of Liverpool. A drive along the Lighthouse Route will bring you to the communities of Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site, Mahone Bay and Chester.

Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, is only a 70 minute drive away. For more information on the above areas click

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