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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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Property amenities
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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D S wrote a review Jul. 2019
Halifax10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a cozy comfortable place to stay with family. Victoria is a gracious host who cannot do enough to make your stay exceptional! Young and old enjoyed this unique piece of Brier Island history. If you want the local experience along with the knowledge that goes along with it, this is the place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Victoria G, Owner at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat
Responded Jul. 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, we enjoy having our guests experience why we love doing what we do.
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carl52_12 wrote a review Jun. 2019
Halifax, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent stay Vicki and Floyd very lovely home and farm The minute you arrive you are welcomed like family very older home with tons of character The beds are comfortable and breakfast was delicious We would go back again thank you
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Date of stay: May 2019
Tim_Owen wrote a review Aug. 2018
Prague, Czech Republic61 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed here the night before my 50th as we were on the early morning whale trip. The house itself is beautiful country cottage charm and the bed is really comfy. Going out running the following morning was stunning. Tip: Brier Island is a small low population island. There is a shop and cafe where you can get hot food and also water/snacks etc but they both close around 7pm. The lodge at the top of the hill is about a mile from Hooking Retreat accomm and they do food until around 9.30pm but you would need to drive there as it's only a mile but mainly uphill and in the dark. Breakfast at Hooking was great!
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Date of stay: August 2018
Response from Victoria G, Owner at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat
Responded Aug. 23, 2018
We were so happy you enjoyed your stay 😊
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JustJoolie wrote a review Jul. 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota22 contributions4 helpful votes
Although my arrival was somewhat unexpected (there was a small communication mixup), Vicki and Floyd were welcoming and gracious, and I immediately felt at home. After what had been a long day of travel for them, they still made time and energy to give me a tour of the farm (lambs! alpacas! chicks! rabbits! a pony! more!) as well as Vicki’s rug-hooking and textile studio. My room was spacious and comfortable, with a bathroom just down the hallway. Coffee and Vicki’s secret-recipe blueberry pancakes will power you through your morning. You know what else will power you through? Terrific, positive, affirming, supportive conversation, that’s what! Vicki and Floyd are the kindest folks you’ll meet, with interesting stories to share. Vicki and I had an immediate connection, and
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Victoria G, Owner at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat
Responded Jul. 10, 2018
Thank you for you kind review and we enjoyed your visit and hope you will return to our little piece of heaven.
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Kevin O wrote a review Jun. 2018
5 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here on our trip to Nova Scotia. This place was perfect. The hostess was super friendly and knowledgeable about the island, the room was comfortable and clean, and the location was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better place. We didn't even mind the bleating sheep in the morning.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Victoria G, Owner at Hooking by the Sea - Brierwood Farm Retreat
Responded Jun. 5, 2018
Hi Kevin: It was wonderful having you here at the farm , the girls are still bleating and Peggy sue hasn’t had her lambs yet so still on an hourly watch .
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