Cottage of the Week: $2.2 million for a 25-acre spread with a vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake
ADDRESS: 548 Line 1 Road
AGENT: Armand Peter Gilks, Bosley Real Estate
THE PLACE: This place is more than a cottage: it’s a five-bedroom, Southern-style mansion, plus a vineyard, in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: It’s never been easier to be a wine snob, with an actual vineyard right in the backyard. The pleasingly geometric rows of vines include pinot blanc, chardonnay, merlot and gamay noir grapes, all of which were imported from France.
BIG SELLING POINT: Oh, give me land, lots of land…the house comes with a whopping 24.99 acres to call your own.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Although Lake Ontario and the Niagara Shores Conservation Area are very close, this isn’t a waterfront property (but with a ready supply of wine on the property, who needs swimming?).
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $4,300 in taxes (2011)
• 24.99 acres
• 5 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 barn
• 1 vineyard