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This historic property in Newfoundland would make one romantic getaway

The Pickersgill Premises Photo by Alex Robbins courtesy of Lisa Rae & Peter Pickersgill

In the market for a unique vacation home in one of the country’s most relaxing provinces? Well, this registered heritage property in Burdens Point, Salvage on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Bay could be yours for just $350,000.

The Pickersgill Premises is made up of six buildings, with two main houses built by the Burden and Dunn families in 1912 and 1914. It’s part of one of the oldest permanently settled communities in the province — and the buildings are filled to the brim with gorgeous antiques.

Included in the listing are two salt box houses, with a total of seven bedrooms, and four outbuildings including Sandy Dunn’s shed, Dunn’s outhouse, James Burden’s big store, and Burden’s agricultural barn. Plus, all the contents of the buildings would be included in the sale.

The new owner will get a collection of antique furniture, art, maps, and all the kitchen implements. Just look at all those beautiful vintage furnishings.

The interiors aren’t the only beautiful things to enjoy, either. There are amazing sandy beaches in nearby communities, easy access to hiking trails, and great kayaking. Plus, the bay can be seen from three sides of the main house. Occupants will be treated to whale sightings, the occasional iceberg, and even views of the Aurora Borealis.

The property is best occupied from May until October — a nice long season for hanging out on the coast — and is definitely a pleasantly unconventional retreat. Perhaps most importantly to potential buyers, it isn’t subject to Ontario’s cottage frenzy.

For more information (or to put in an offer) check out the listing here.

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