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150 Year Old Heritage Farmhouse Only 45 Minutes From Toronto

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

3,000 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Heritage Farmhouse On 90 Acres.

Exclusive use of the farmhouse and 2 acres of lawn. Ample parking for cars, boat/trailer. Guests have use of three bedrooms - two with queen beds, one with two single beds. Linens provided. Fans available for bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, cooking utensils, dishes, etc. Supermarkets and shopping malls located less than 15 minutes away in Ajax, Uxbridge or Port Perry. Livingroom has widescreen satellite tv, stereo system and electric fireplace. Board games and dvd's available. The lawns have volleyball, badminton, golf net, firepit, propane bbq, lawn chairs and tables and hammock. There is also a fish pond.

Due to the limitations of the farmhouse well and septic sewer systems, we can't accommodate more than 6 overnight guests. Also, we have to limit the total number of registered guests and others to no more than 15 at anytime.


More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Pickering in Durham Regional Municipality

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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150 Year Old Heritage Farmhouse Only 45 Minutes From Toronto
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Kelowna, BC, Canada

A Great place to spend Christmas.

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse was very comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of antique furniture and a rustic setting. Owners were very accommodating. No complains.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at the Farmhouse. It is a beautiful property. It is a peaceful atmosphere and retreat for city dwellers. The porch is the perfect place to enjoy tea and coffee while watching the birds and chipmunks. It was great to be able to prepare food in the kitchen, use the washer and dryer as needed, watch Satellite TV when it was raining. My kids enjoyed the ping pong table in the basement. A great place for families! Hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

As a family we enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the farmhouse. It was most enjoyable and will be remembered with fondness.

So much fun was had by all, the location was convenient to Pickering downtown where we had an event to attend. It was a wonderful experience and we all really enjoyed looking out the kitchen window to see 4 wild turkeys walking on the driveway a few yards away. It is a beautiful country home with all the convenience of being at home for a family travelling together.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint John, NB, Canada

Private and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

This property was a lovely break from the City but was within a 15 minute drive of anything that you might need. The house is a beautiful old farmhouse set back from the road and surrounded by 90 acres of farmland. The house was even better than we expected and Ron and Cheryl were very helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a private getaway.


  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say on behalf of my family what a privilege it was to stay at your farmhouse. It is the perfect place for a multi-generational family to stay! We played many games of frisbee under the big trees on the front/side lawn, and many card games around the kitchen table. The last day we were there we had a picnic supper out on the lawn. We didn’t even begin to do all of the activities that were available to us on your property.

You were very gracious hosts in greeting us after our long day of travel, and I appreciate that you kept in touch with us during our stay and were available to answer any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, QC, Canada

Beautiful stay, couldn't have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

We were two sisters with our hubbies and our teenaged children staying at the Country Road Retreat for a week this summer and absolutely loved it! We enjoyed the very private, peaceful and beautiful grounds, as well as the very spacious and comfortable interior. During our stay we did day trips to Niagara Falls (approx. 2hours), Toronto (45 mins.), and Canada's Wonderland (40 mins.) and in between thoroughly enjoyed our down time at the house. Ron & Cheryl were extremely welcoming and helpful with suggestions and directions. Would definitely recommend this lovely heritage home! (Plus AMAZING bang for the buck!)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ron & Cheryl
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Ron & Cheryl

Ron and Cheryl are both retired, after long careers in banking and education. They split their time between their home in Toronto and the farm. The farm has been in Cheryl's family for 40 years. In the early 1800's, the first owner was John Elmsley, Chief Justice of Upper and Lower Canada. The farm produces corn, hay, soybeans, wheat and other cash crops. A large crop of fireflies is produced in the summer.

Ron & Cheryl purchased this farmhouse in 1973

Why Ron & Cheryl chose Pickering

Our family has been fortunate to have this country retreat to escape the noise and crowds of Toronto. We would like to give others the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience of farm life that is so close to the city but a world away spiritually.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse is located on a quiet rural road, surrounded by fields, woods and horses. It is on a wooded lot set back from the road, yet is a short drive to shopping, golf and skiing. Conveniently located to conservation areas and nature trails.


Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Spring Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Lakeridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Frenchman's Bay
Car: necessary

Within 10 km., there are six golf courses, three conservation areas and two ski hills.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.61
Damage Deposit £113.21

A rental agreement will be provided to the principal guests for review and signatures

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.