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Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat

33 Church St, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0 Canada
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Brier Island
We are a scenic 200 yr old farm, we are a recognized UNESCO BIOSPHERE Experience. Which means we are preserving history in farming, way of life and yet the modern conveniences! We have a queen and twin bed with its own 3 piece bath with private entrance, 1 queen room, 1 double room .. Shared bath we have , kept the integrity of the farm house, tin ceiling, wood floors, claw tub, it must be seen to appreciate. Old brick hearth, Pet friendly and a healthy hot breakfast included.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Allergy-free room
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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mikedoiron wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax, Canada85 contributions43 helpful votes
Went here for a night with three friends, and spent the day and night before going whale watching the next morning. The house is beautiful and the grounds / farm are great. We especially loved the alpacas and the crazy rooster :) Our host was amazing. She was friendly, welcoming (we felt like we were in our own house), she made an amazing breakfast and kept us very entertained! The bedrooms were warm and comfy. So quiet, we had a great sleep. We all had such a great time (especially pooky bear LOL). We will be back next summer!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Jessica wrote a review Sep. 2020
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My husband, 3yr old son And I stayed with Vickie for a night before our whale watching trip the following day. It was honestly a home away from home with the atmosphere and Vickie herself. This place is fantastic if you have younger kids as there is a playground and of course the animals (my sons favorite and he has not stopped talking about those chickens and silly Bear) We stayed in the big Bert room which was nice as it had its own entrance, bathroom and little mini fridge. Our breakfast was to die for, omelette inside of a croissant with fresh fruit 👌🏻 Vickie took the time to show me her studio and her love for rug hooking and fiber art which was just beautiful. I love to crochet and work with yarn so it was like a paradise to me in there. We can’t wait to come back next year to visit again!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Cathy E wrote a review Sep. 2020
Great Village, Canada6 contributions
My husband and I stayed in "The Big Bert" room for two nights. We booked the "Whale of a Deal" package, and added an additional night to it... and we we ever glad we did. The room has a private entrance and was beautifully decorated. It had the most comfortable king size bed, a private bath, and a fridge to keep all our excursion food chilled. The owner, Vicki is so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. She makes you feel right at home. She also makes the best breakfast that I've had in a very long time... Croissants with egg, ham and cheese, the first day, and blueberry pancakes and bacon, the second day. Both with a side of refreshing melon and kiwi. The whale watching, was arranged with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Criuses, and was just a 5 minute walk away, which in itself was beyond amazing. In between our Island excursions, we took relaxing strolls through the farm and visited the sheep, alpacas, and chickens. It was the perfect mini-vacation at the perfect place. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Next time!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tammy M wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Vicki is lovely, patient and accomodating. Hooking by the Sea is a lovely spot to relax and unwind. There is a lovely trail and boardwalk around the corner with native plants and predator birds. We ate a scrumptious pancake breakfest in the morning : ) She offered a reduced rate for the whale tour which I greatly appreciated. To top of our trip we got close and personal with humpback whales. What a time!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
LaurenBowes903 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Peggy's Cove, Canada29 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived home this afternoon after the most lovely vacation on Brier Island, and we miss it already. While the island was beautiful, I think mostly we miss Brier Wood Farm... and Vicki. I can't say enough good things about our experience on the farm. From the comfortable accommodations (Big Bert Room with king bed, cot for the little one, private three piece bath, and our own separate entrance) to the delicious breakfast each morning (homemade blueberry pancakes, Brier Island Boats, fresh baked biscuits, homemade strawberry jam, fresh fruit, and more!). From strolls on the farm to morning coffee chats. Long days of exploring followed by quiet evenings on the farm watching our three year old explore her new surroundings. Brier Wood Farm was everything we needed after several long months of quarantine at home. Without a doubt, we will be back. In fact, my sweet girl told us tonight at bed that after we spend some time at home, we'll go back to Vicki's to stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaBrier Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Brier Island (1.4 km), Brier Island Lighthouse (3.2 km), and Grand Passage Lighthouse (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brier Island Lodge Restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, and Fair Winds Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.