“By the Manor” is our four-season, 80 year-old, light-filled home on the outskirts of Picton, 15 minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park, in beautiful Prince Edward County. Ideal for family holidays, reunions, romantic getaways or getaway girls’ weekends, we’re well situated for whatever you have planned. With room for up to 8, our air-conditioned house has been lovingly updated, maintaining nearly all the original oak & pine finishing and trim whilst adding modern conveniences.
What Do We Get?
On the main level, the large country kitchen is fully equipped with quality cookware, modern ceran-top stove, fridge, dishwasher, coffee makers (Nespresso, Bodum, and drip), toaster, kettle, panini press, blender and is well stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, linens and glassware. We’ve kept the County character in the curved cupboards and added some bright red countertops and chrome trim in keeping with the period. There’s a brand new 2 piece powder room off the kitchen as well. The large antique dining room table easily seats 6 as is, or many more with the extensions in place. With a TV room that seats 4, a living room that seats 5 or more, and a large enclosed porch on the first level, kids and adults can each have their own space.
Upstairs, 4 large, light-filled bedrooms host 3 queen beds (all with brand new Lapensee
mattresses) and a double. All of the rooms boast multiple windows that shed incredible light into the house. There’s a new, completely renovated full bathroom with modern tiled (and heated!) floors and shower, vanity and toilet (on city water) on the second level. All bedding and bathroom towels are provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Other amenities include WiFi, HDTV/NetFlix (TV reception is limited), stereo/cd player, patio furniture, and propane gas BBQ. The grass backyard with plenty of shade trees backs onto
pastoral farmland and hosts plenty of birds.
For safety, we offer smoke and CO2 detectors, and a fire extinguisher. The house is equipped with exterior video surveillance.
Where Exactly Are You Located?
Conveniently located at 13448 Loyalist Parkway on the edge of Picton, near all amenities and quick access to the main artery through the County. We are walking distance to both Black Prince Winery and The Waring House. Downtown Picton, with a host of great restaurants, live music, and services is a leisurely 30 minute walk, or a 2 minute drive. Picton also hosts 3 great grocery stores, 2 of which keep very extended hours during peak summer season. Bloomfield is a 5 minute drive west, and another 10 minutes or so will find you in Wellington. Both of these towns offer some incredible dining options and small shops worth exploring.
A mere 15 minute pastoral drive takes you to Sandbanks Provincial Park (two passes are included with your rental), or a longer 40 minute drive will get you to North Beach Provincial Park. Close to several golf courses, boating, fishing, diving, bird-watching and hiking trails. Access to the Millenium trail is less than 200m away and offers 49 kms of multi-purpose trails that pass farms, wineries, and most of the main villages in the County. The old-fashioned Mustang drive-in is 5 minutes away on County Road 1.
What about Cleaning & Supplies?
All rentals include bath, bedroom and kitchen linens, and standard amenities including soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
We’ve stocked the kitchen in our house with an extensive range of gadgets and accessories, plus there’s a propane gas bbq. We include everyday items such as salt, pepper, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, napkins, paper towels, garbage bags, and assorted dry spices. There’s toilet paper and hand soap in the bathrooms.
What Are the House Rules?
- Maximum 8 persons staying at the house at one time.
- While we want you to enjoy yourselves, no wild parties.
- Absolutely no smoking inside, nor in the screen porch.
- Outside footwear to be removed while inside the house.
- Pets require special permission, and additional fees apply.
- Check-in after 4:00 pm, Check-out by 11:00 am. There’s some flexibility off-season, but we need the time to clean during the summer months.
- $500 security deposit required for one week rentals.
- While we are on city water, because of the the septic system and the severe drought in 2016 we ask that you try conserve water as much as possible during your stay.
- Absolutely nothing other than waste and toilet paper is to be flushed in the toilets. Please use the garbage facilities provided for anything else.
- As the house has many antiques, please use the coasters provided and don’t leave wet towels on bedposts, etc. (Thanks!)
What Are Your Rates, And How Do I Book?
‘By The Manor’ is available year-round, and believe us, there is something to do every week in the County!
We’ve now moved over to AirbnB to make payment easier:
We have a special policy for pets, and special fees apply. Please inquire directly with us at the contacts listed below if you have animals.
Check In / Check Out:
Weekly high season rental begins Saturday at 4:00 pm and ends the following Saturday at 11:00 am
Weekly and weekend low season rental flexible. Just ask.
What is There to Do in the County?
Home to over 40 wineries, 8 craft breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, amazing shorelines, and beautiful parks and trails, Prince Edward county offers something for everyone of every age. The craft beer industry has recently exploded, with many new breweries opening the summer of 2017. Many of the wineries and breweries now offer on site food service, either through their own restaurant or local food trucks. With literally hundreds of bird species calling “The County” home, it is also a birdwatchers paradise. Explore amazing sunsets at Sandbanks or Wellington Beach. The list really is endless as this article will show you! Debbie and I are happy to share our favourite spots with you as well, and you’ll be provided with custom tour maps as part of your stay.
What Should We Bring?
Beach towels, sunscreen & insect repellent. You can chose to bring food and beverages, but with the wonderful bounty found at roadside stalls and farmers markets (plus 3 grocery stores 2 minutes away), breweries and wineries, there’s not a lot you’ll need to bring.
We respect your privacy and personal data. We use details we collect from you to secure your booking and notify you of information relating to the vacation rental property. Personal information will only be used by the owners of “By the Manor” and will not be made available to other parties for any reason.
Email or call us at any time and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Debbie: 613-850-5688 or deb(AT)uncorkontario.com
Shawn: 613-299-5931 or shawn(AT)uncorkontario.com
Link to our restaurant guide is herePEC Guide BTM:
Link to our kid’s activities guide is here: kids_activities