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Want cute? Check out these Cape Breton cottages

The East Coast of Canada is steeped in charm and wonder. No wonder so many second-home shoppers look to Cape Breton for that perfect vacation or retirement home

If you want an iconically Canadian place that’s steeped in history and full of character, try visiting Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Not only does Cape Breton boast a colourful past — just check out the origins of the Beggar’s Banquet —  but the area is considered one of the most beautiful spots on the east coast. (Just ask Helen Earley, the blogger behind Eastcoastmum, and author of: “5 reasons to move back to Nova Scotia and 3 reasons to stay.”) Another well-known feature for the area are the cute Cape Breton cottages.

Whether you are thinking about moving to the area permanently or you want to buy a holiday home, we can help. Here are eight of the cutest Cape Breton cottages that are currently for sale (as of July 27, 2018).

1. 820 Westside Grand River Road, Grand River, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $469,000.00

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • # Days on the Market: 6

This sweet cottage is located at the mouth of the Grand River, so it comes with some seriously impressive views – but that isn’t all. The cottage comes with over 1000 foot of private shoreline that overlooks the ocean, so if you are looking for somewhere peaceful this could be the home for you. There is also a second guest cottage on the property that could be rented out or used to house guests!

2. 101 Sule Skerrie Ln, Skir Dhu, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $449,000

The Details

  • 2,300 square-feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • # Days on the Market: 109

This waterfront cottage comes with over 3 acres of land, as well as a contemporary interior that boasts hardwood and ceramic floors, giant windows that fill the home with natural light, a front foyer, a chef’s kitchen and a formal dining room that can be used to entertain guests.

3. 181 Cranberry Point Rd, Victoria County, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $439,000

The Details

  • 2,500 square-feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • # Days on the Market: 5

This wonderful cottage can be found on the shores of the Bras D’or Lake, and unlike most other cottages on this list, this home is very modern. The contemporary cottage sits right next to the water, and the interior of the home is uniquely designed to create a beautiful, spacious home with lots of natural light and is one of the cutest Cape Breton cottages in the area. There are also hardwood floors throughout, as well as a sunroom with a wooden fireplace.

4. 50250 Cabot Trail, St Ann, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $399,000

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • # Days on the Market: 6

This cottage comes with endless views of the surrounding St. Ann’s Bay, as well as 2.24 acres of land that could be used to build a wharf for boat access. Inside the house is a large living room, a den that could be turned into a fifth bedroom and a recently updated kitchen. There is also a double garage outside, so this cottage is perfect for a big family!

5. 8937 Pepperell St, Richmond County, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $319,000

The Details

  • 1,732 square-feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • # Days on the Market: 2

This cottage can be found in the village of St. Peter’s, and it is located next to the lake, so it is well-suited to someone who owns a boat. The home also has a balcony from the master bedroom and a huge wrap deck that comes with some seriously breath-taking views.

6. 7062 4 Highway, Big Pond, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $279,900

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • # Days on the Market: 3

This lake waterfront cottage comes with a beautiful sun porch that is the perfect place to relax after a long day. There is also a large garden space that has been beautifully landscaped with a wide range of plants, trees and flowers Inside the house is a large kitchen that opens onto a dining area, and there are large windows that provide the interior with natural light and stunning views.

7. 156 Widow Point, West Bay Marshes, West Bay, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $199,000

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • # Days on the Market: 6

If you are looking for a cottage with a luxurious edge, this could be the place for you. This contemporary cottage comes with a two car garage, a stunning man-made pond, a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, a patio and a full basement. The cottage also has access to the lake across the road!

8. 25 Doyle Rd, Lower L’ardoise, Nova Scotia

Asking Price: $159,900

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • # Days on the Market: 1

One of the more affordable and cutest Cape Breton cottages, this 11 year old cottage could be used as a holiday home or a permanent home. It has a very convenient location; it is only a five minute walk from the occasion, and you can also take a five minute drive to Pt Michaud, one of most popular beaches in Cape Breton. The cottage has an open concept living plan, as well as a garage and circular driveway that adds a touch of grandeur and style to the exterior.

Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson is a freelance writer and marketing manager. She loves writing, reading and a good cup of tea.