Cottage of the Week: $5.7 million for a Caledon home with a guest house and two swimming holes

Cottage of the Week: $5.7 million for a Caledon home with a guest house and two swimming holes

The 3,500-square-foot property also comes with four bedrooms, original wood beams and a river winding through a dense forest

This Caledon home is currently on the market for $5.7 million.

Location: Caledon
Price: $5,750,000
Size: 3,500 square feet sitting on 34 acres of land
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Real estate agents: Daena Allen-Noxon, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The place

A four-bedroom, four-bathroom country home surrounded by Caledon’s meandering Coffey Creek. The place has a large stone patio, a guest house and two ponds for swimming—all sitting on 34 acres of land. Motorists are a short drive from Highways 7 and 9 as well as a number of hiking trails and clubs for golfing, skiing and horseback riding.

The history

The original stone cottage was built nearly a century ago. Renowned architect Napier Simpson then designed its extension in the ’70s, with more upgrades (the sunroom, family room and main bedroom) completed by Armstrong Molesworth in the ’90s. Now, the current owners are ready for a change of pace and are putting the house up for sale.

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The tour

The entrance—shaded by mature trees—is flanked by the ’70s extension on the left and the original stone structure on the right.

The original stone cottage if on the right while the 1970s extension is on the left.

In the foyer, Palladian windows add some drama to the angular door.

Renowned architect Napier Simpson designed the cottage's extension.

This reverse angle shows off the original beams, which appear throughout. 

Here's the foyer, which bridges old and new.

The sitting room is located in the old house and is lined with barn-board panels.

The sitting room is lined with barn board siding.

Here’s a closer look at the wood-burning stone fireplace.

Nothing quite like an original wood-burning fireplace with stone surround.

Next door is the dining room, which doubles as a sunroom. It has wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors that exit onto a stone patio. Despite its old-fashioned look, the flagstone floor is heated. 

The dining room doubles as a sunroom with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.

In the kitchen: cathedral ceilings, granite counters and an electric cooktop.

A cathedral ceiling crowns the kitchen.

The living room brings more ecclesiastical vibes—along with double doors that walk out to the back patio and a wall of windows that frames the ponds.

The windows here frame the ponds like a picture.

The main bedroom also walks out to the patio and comes with tray ceilings and an ensuite bathroom.

The main bedroom has three sets of windows and an ensuite bathroom.

Here’s that ensuite, fitted with a soaker tub, a standing shower and a skylight.

There's a super-wide vanity in the ensuite.

This secondary bedroom has a bay window and a bench.

Note the bay window in the second bedroom.

And this bedroom in the attic also has a three-piece ensuite.

This bedroom is located in the attic.

Moving outside reveals the stone patio and lounge.

The rear of the home is defined by its large stone patio.

Here’s a look at the picturesque view. 

Could you picture a more Canadian setting?

The ponds are swimmable and home to wildlife such as ducks and herrings.

Look out for ducks and herrings when taking a dip.

Now for an aerial view of the property.

Coffey Creek winds through the property.

Coffey Creek cuts through the property, which means plenty of bridges scattered throughout.

One of multiple bridges peppered throughout.

Across from the main residence is the one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house, which is equipped with a kitchen, a dining room and a living room.

The guest house has a bathroom and bedroom.

The in-ground pool and patio are off the living room, which is defined by its many windows.

It also has an in-ground pool.

Finally, here’s the guest bedroom, with its own ensuite and a terrific view of the greenery.

The guest room, overlooking the beautiful forest.

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