This home is a dream come true for wine lovers. Not only is it within biking distance of several wineries, it actually overlooks a vineyard. Originally an apple barn that’s been converted into a family home, this weekend retreat has two bedrooms, three fireplaces, and a huge property to explore, including the vineyard and a lavender field. The space is modern, yet rustic, as seen by the antiques picked from the markets in Prince Edward County that fill the interiors. Previous guests are already swooning over the view from the top floor balcony—and the Chardonnay from the barn’s own vineyard.
The house is located in the community of Waupoos, which is just 25-kilometers east of Picton, a charming town in Prince Edward County. The Cressy Longhouse was converted from an old apple barn, but plenty of the space’s original charm remains. The Chardonnay vineyard is located right in front of the house, meaning you can start your winery tour the moment you step out the door.
The living room has stone floors, original wood beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Since this room is so large, the homeowners have divided into smaller spaces: a TV-watching zone, a work area with a desk, and a more formal sitting area anchored by one of the house’s three fireplaces.
The open-concept kitchen has mastered the art of the mix with its modern appliances and sleek white cabinets, and vintage furniture and rustic touches. Want to bring some French country charm to your kitchen? Swap your light fixtures for vintage chandeliers! We love how there’s one hanging above the island as well as another one over the kitchen table.
On the other side of the kitchen is this small sitting area. The vintage rocking chair, plaid ottoman, and brick fireplace give the space a cozy vibe.
This bedroom in the basement has a Swedish style fireplace, as well as two big comfortable armchairs and an old bench. The white-painted walls and ceilings look fresh next to the hardwood floors and wooden ceiling beams.
The upstairs bedroom has plenty of storage, a seating area and a view of the vineyard and Lake Ontario.
Here’s an aerial view of the property. The Cressy Longhouse is the building on the left.