1 chambre, 1 Salle de bains, 2
Monika and Karl
- anglais, français
Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Like going home
My son and I made our second trip to HillTop a few weeks ago, and, like the first time, the experience was a lovely one. The cottage was as cute, cozy and accommodating as before and Karl & Monika were, as expected, excellent hosts.
Upon our arrival, I said to my nine-year-old that, "It feels like I'm coming home from somewhere after being away a long time." There is just something about the spot that puts your everyday stress and nonsense on standby soon as you get there.
There were some new additions to the barnyard family, including one yearling calf and a spring-born calf named Junie; a nest of barn swallows (protected species). There was a great little farmstand on site where I loaded up on freshly harvested, organic veggies at a fraction of the cost you'd pay in a store. Monika even went so far as to provide me with extra beets for canning!
Karl took my son on a morning walkabout 'round the farm, the first morning, helping him to pick me a nosegay of sweetpea flowers while I slept in (I'm SO not a morning person, haha), showed him some of the newer plants they've introduced, changes to the greenhouses and how the irrigation/well system is set up. There was the usual visit with "Quack" the chicken, the new rooster and egg gathering, too, of course!
As if planned, the weather was perfect for trips to the nearby community shops, markets and white-sand beaches of the area.
Looking forward to a visit again next summer - maybe two! I have and would, again, highly recommend to anyone needing a break from the daily grind to stay here.
Restful, relaxing...one feels like time has stopped!
Hilltop Farm is a beautiful get-away, especially for those who wish to avoid the crowds in campsites or resorts. It’s a lovely, tranquil organic garden and small farm that provides a unique sanctuary. Yet, it is close to all the amenities...movies on a rainy day, ocean front beaches and markets or shopping. Wonderful hosts!
Within 20 minutes of arriving at HillTop Cottage with my 7 year-old son, I already knew we'd be returning next year for an even longer duration.
The cottage was absolutely precious and had everything needed to have a comfortable stay. The property was absolutely beautiful with wild and cultivated flowers, greenhouses and gardens full of organic vegetables everywhere; a rustic chicken coop with dozens of laying hens offered the opportunity to collect eggs; a large, old barn was home to three beautiful cattle...one, Mabel, just two months old.
Down through the lush, old and new growth forest, behind the cottage was a great pond, complete with beaver dam, ducks, an abundance of frogs and dragonflies of all sizes. The forest was carpeted in beautiful mosses, ferns and several varieties of interesting fungi. At night, stars peppered the sky and coyotes sang a few songs with the crickets. By day, butterflies, crickets, locusts, birds... We were even lucky enough to catch a peek at one of the shy resident cats, Georgie, spying on us from the pumpkin patch.
All of this, within ten minutes or so of two large and very beautiful, white sand beaches... and the owners/hosts...well, what can I say? Absolutely wonderful people. Karl took my son under his wing and had him collecting eggs and milking a cow the day after we arrived. He even got him to eat kale, fresh from the garden. Monika was chatty, funny and the kind of person you feel you've known for years even if it's only been a few hours. Together, they are the kind of people you hope to be lucky enough to have as friends and I know we will keep in touch. My son and I were both teary-eyed when it was time to pack up and go.
I simply cannot put into words the overall happy, peaceful, stress-free feeling of being there. It's a way of living that one dreams about. Five stars isn't enough.