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Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast

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173 Tremaine St, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2Z2 Canada
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cobourg
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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EJC wrote a review Aug. 2020
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We had a lovely stay, the first week-end the Mackenchnie House re-opened after quarantine. Cathryn was a wonderful host that made a to-die-for breakfast, of course, showing off her amazing culinary skills. Our room was very spacious and clean and we slept like babies in the quiet corner of the house.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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flowermoe wrote a review Oct. 2019
Vancouver, Canada14 contributions19 helpful votes
Wonderful to stay with Cathryn while visiting Cobourg. We lived in this town our first three years of our marriage. Returning and sleuthing out our old haunts was a lot of fun. Tons have changed but the warmth of Cathryn’s welcome brought us right back to the reason we loved living in small town Ontario. The people!!! Thanks for the lovely breakfast, Carter snuggles and great hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct. 28, 2019
And thank you for your heartwarming comments. It was a pleasure being with you both. My best regards and Carter's as well. Cathryn
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Tanya F wrote a review Jun. 2019
Newmarket, Canada47 contributions20 helpful votes
My husband and I had the great opportunity to stay here for the night. Cathryn greeted us as we arrived and gave us a little tour and showed us to our room. The home is such a beautiful and serene place to stay and the rooms are quite large and comfortable. The breakfast that was included in our stay was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun. 24, 2019
Dear Tanya- And you and Mac are special guests. I look forward to seeing you next time. Cathryn
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CalgaryAc wrote a review May 2019
Calgary34 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a lovely historic home within easy walking distance of Cobourg downtown. We enjoyed having a very quiet, clean, comfortable room and a wonderful breakfast. We were fortified for the day. Cathryn is welcoming and knowledgeable about the area.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Discovering Destinations wrote a review Oct. 2018
Montreal, Canada1582 contributions111 helpful votes
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MacKechnie House is a 18's century beautiful home, located 3 minutes by car from Cobourg city center (historic center) or 10 to 15 minutes walking distance, in a quiet area. We got a really nice and spacious bedroom with a beautiful garden view. The bedroom and bathroom were really clean and we also had a small kitchen area to keep some drinks in a small refrigerator. The breakfast was delicious and Cathryn was always helpful and friendly. The wifi was working well and we could work in the living room with our computers. We totally recommend this place for those are looking for a quiet place to stay. It was a great experience. Eli: 5 / Serge: 5
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ssstormy, Owner at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct. 16, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. You were lovely guests- the reason I love my business so much. I hope you are able to return some day .Cathryn
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Jane L wrote a review Sep. 2018
Lyme, New Hampshire142 contributions99 helpful votes
Although we’ve been to Cobourg to visit a dear friend many times, this was our first stay at Cathryn’s marvelous historic inn. She was a most gracious host whose breakfasts were first class. And her special cooking demonstration class was outstanding too. The ambiance of the inn was wonderful and quaint. Everything you could ask for was there. We loved our room on the main floor that overlooked the lush back gardens.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bill-MTL wrote a review Sep. 2018
Montreal, Canada19 contributions16 helpful votes
We had yet another lovely stay at the Mackechnie House. Located in a 19th C home, the house has maintained many of its beautiful features from a bygone era. It is very comfortable. Cathryn is an outstanding inn keeper who is happy to look after her guests without being intrusive. The breakfast is worth the prices of admission.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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EndeavourTO wrote a review Aug. 2018
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We stayed one night at Mackechnie House after a wedding in Cobourg. The house is wonderful with lots of original features that give it warmth and character. Our room faced the front and was very quiet. The large room had an ensuite with shower and tub. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning was perfect for the hot, humid night. We weren't there that long so the missing TV didn't bother us (for longer stays it might have).The best part for us was the breakfast which Cathryn served. It was very unique and tasty and filled us up for the day!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Annelyn wrote a review Aug. 2018
Toronto, Canada62 contributions23 helpful votes
Loved our stay at MacKechnie! Cathryn was a fabulous host. Our bedroom on the ground floor was big to accommodate us and a toddler cot, washroom was very roomy, comfortable and super clean. I am usually afraid of water pressure but it was perfect. Breakfast was de-li-cious! We were so lucky! Other than that, we had to drive downtown and find a parking spot - walking is a bit far.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Averley2013 wrote a review Jun. 2018
Oakville, Canada314 contributions35 helpful votes
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This B&B was a great choice for a visit to Cobourg. It's located in a quiet residential area but a quick drive, on a very direct route, gets you to the downtown/lakefront district. The home has lots of character. The Mrs. Fortune suite on the second floor - 2 windows to the front - is a large room. Original wood floor in the ensuite bathroom gave it more charm. Cathryn is a very kind host.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (1.0 km), Dressler House (0.8 km), and Cobourg Conservation Area (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sakura Sushi Cobourg, The Rustic Bean Coffee Co, and Captain George's Fish & Chips.
Are pets allowed at Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dressler House (0.8 km).