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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in The Gatsby on the main floor, huge comfy, very clean room. The kitchenette was a welcome bonus, loved having dishes, cups and glasses to be able to use and a kettle for my tea and a small fridge, plenty big enough for my milk and hubby's beer.Bathroom was big and clean with plenty of nice towels. The...

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Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Close to town, charming home, lovely room, superb breakfast and such a lovely hostess. Made my friend and me feel very welcome. Shared some recommendations for things to do in town. Second time staying there, would return again.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Made a same day booking over the phone with Cathryn, wanting to break up the trip from Ottawa to Toronto. What a find! Cathryn is a lovely and gracious host and has one of the most unique backgrounds I have ever encountered. The room (Gatsby) was clean and comfortable. My wife and I loved the access to the back porch...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What a lovely way to start the day - thank you so very much. And, I hope to see you both again too. Cathryn

Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here every time we come to Cobourg, for years. Cathryn remembers us every time. She always welcomes all of her guests warmly, with genuine interest in where they're from, etc etc. The house itself is charming and beautiful and homey, with her sweet cats. Cathryn serves an amazing breakfast every morning- she is a...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Oh Ingrid and Adam- I feel like you are family - just wish you lived closer. It is people like you that make my life a pleasure. Thank you so much for writing. Cathryn

Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Travelling with family from the UK, I booked us in at this historical (circa 1840) B&B. Several spacious rooms on two levels, a huge breakfast room, well laid out and serving up a splendid breakfast, a meal you wouldn't find anywhere else. Ground floor room has a kitchenette and a porch leading to the spacious grounds. Pet friendly too. We...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

And I am so flattered that you chose to stay here a second night. Hope your return trip was uneventful and that one day you might return to Canada. We are fortunate to have visitors like you. Thank you for your comments which are very much appreciated. Cathryn

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived by bicycle from Toronto . Katherine greeted us warmly and showed us to our room on the main floor which was gigantic and beautiful. We enjoyed a walk into town for dinner and back along the Cobourg trails after dinner . Breakfast was excellent and huge. We will definitely return if we are passing through Cobourg again.

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I certainly hope you do return one day. You were (are) delightful guests. I really appreciate your kind words and consideration in taking the time to write. Cathryn

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful heritage house. Gracious welcome. Super breakfast. Utterly delightful. Katherine is the perfect host. Worth a detour to Cobourg, which has its own charm. Great beach, fine old Victorian houses, good brewpub.

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Alan- Thank you so much for your kind words and also for taking the time to write.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We have recently stayed twice here and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The house itself is grand and gorgeous with lots of space, books etc. As far as I could tell, our room didn't have a television so if that is something you want you should check ahead. Service was excellent. The breakfast was...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and also for taking the time to post them. if you return and I hope you will , please inquire about television.- two of my rooms do have a set. Cathryn

Harrow, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Pulled in late on a Tuesday evening, had a great room on the main floor and was given very clear directions to restaurants in the downtown area. Cathryn was a gracious hostess and served us a wonderful breakfast the next morning. The bed was very comfortable, pillows perfect and the shower was a treat. We had a small kitchen area...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a kind review. Your words meant a lot. Cathryn Thopmpson

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Stayed last evening and enjoyed this house immensely.(Nov 7) This home circa 1800's is a beautiful piece of history from days gone. It is beautifuly restored and sitting in the living room you couldn't help but sit and daydream about the grandeur of parties that once were. The rooms were well appointed and had everything you needed, the bed was...

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ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write and for your very appreciated comments. I am very fortunate to have a business where I get to meet such gracious and considerate guests.

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When you come to MacKechnie House, bring your appetite along. The food certainly reflects that Cathryn Thompson, host of MacKechnie House, is also a professional caterer. Breakfasts are delicious and varied. Starters could be Creme Caramel with strawberries, a tall tower of Amaretto - basted Baked Apples or Rhubarb Crumble with Creme Fraiche. The next course might be French Eggs in a Dijon Sauce, Ham with Apricot Mustard and a medley of Sauteed Mushrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 173 Tremaine St, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2Z2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Cobourg
Price Range: $143 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Many stairs to the upstairs room. More spacious rooms on ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles rejeanandbob, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Main floor room is huge with an ensuite, there are several rooms on the second floor, great choices, you can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles wixxON, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The third floor room is spacious, very private and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Skootamattaken, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles mmcunnin, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Please confirm bookings in writing as Cathryn has memory issues. Please take a printed receipt of payment if paying by cash.”
 of 5 bubbles Angel1410, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
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