The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages

The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Dingwall
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Dingwall offering a spectacular setting along with friendly service and charming accommodations. A wonderful restaurant is on site offering some of the best dining on the Island. And guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast to help make their stay more enjoyable. If you’re looking for things to do, the Markland is situated just off the Cabot Trail on the most northern tip of Cape Breton Island . Not only does the Markland have a marvelous beach offering wonderful walks and refreshing swims but also a swimming pool for those who prefer a quieter space. The St. Paul South West Lighthouse, Canada's first heritage lighthouse, is just minutes away and for those keen to watch whales and kayak, check out the whale watching at Bay St.Lawrence and the kayaking at Cabot Trail Adventures - all popular attractions among tourists. Enjoy your stay in Dingwall!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

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802 Dingwall Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0 Canada
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LindsandDave wrote a review Nov 2022
Elmira, Canada
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Words cannot do this property justice. We had a one bedroom cottage tucked back in the woods overlooking a bay. The cottage had everything we needed, but it was the location and the restaurant on site that put the Markland over the top. The scratch baked pasties in the morning were perfection and dinner was equally delicious. The food was equal parts delicious and beautifully presented, it went way above what I expected fitting in more with a restaurant in the city, but served at a quaint cottage inn on the edge of the ocean near the top of the Cabot Trail. Easy to get to and easy to explore from, the Markland is an absolute gem in a fantastic spot along the Cabot Trail and we will be back next time we made the trip out East.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandy B wrote a review Sep 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wasn't sure what to expect when we reserved a cottage at this property. We decided to cancel our reservations at a larger hotel and try a type of accommodation that is a very different experience for us. We had friends recommend it to us, who described it as "rustic". I am happy to tell you that "rustic" in this case turned out to be absolutely charming! The setting of the property is beautiful and is in a perfect location for exploring the Cabot Trail. Our one bedroom cabin was spotless and spacious. It was decorated with so many cute touches. Curtains and throw pillows that added to it's charm. The bathroom was as expected in a cabin, but the towels were as you would find at a luxury hotel. My only wish is that there was a curtain or blind on the front door window of the cabin. Without one we felt very exposed once it became dark. We had dinner in the property's dining room and enjoyed every second of our evening. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. The mussels were the best that we had during our 12 day trip. After dinner we enjoyed a drink while listening to a talented local musician. The only small glitch in our perfect stay was that breakfast began too late for us to enjoy it. It would seem to me that in a place where people want to get up and enjoy the day breakfast would be served beginning at 7:00. But that certainly wasn't enough to ruin our stay! We were so glad that we took a chance staying at this wonderful place. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book early so that you can have a water view!
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The Wile's wrote a review Jun 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We happened to come here by chance and stayed for 3 nights. What an absolutely wonderful spot. We stayed in cabin#11. It is basic, but clean and comfy and has everything needed for a wonderful stay. Due to covid-19 there was no dining in the restaurant so breakfast was delivered to our cottage and supper was takeout. Both were amazing and it was easy to tell that everything was homemade. The staff are very attentive to making sure their guests have all thwto they need. The view and the beach is amazing and the location is not to be beat. We like quiet places that are sort of off the beaten path. I'd give 6 starsnif I could.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shauna M wrote a review Sep 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dingwall is a picturesque location and the Markland's property sits by the ocean with a private beach that is just a few minutes walk. There is also a pool that looked nice, but we didn't use.

We had no ocean view from our cottage #10.

The cottages are very clean and smelled fresh. I think they are cedar. Very rustic. No TV or WIFI, which was great. We played Yahtzee. Lots of windows that opened for a nice breeze. They have ceiling fans, as well as other fans, which a lot of places don't think of.

Ralph Lauren towels in the bathroom and wonderful locally made soap (The Groovy Goat) were a couple of nice touches.

The bedroom was a good size with a closet and a very comfortable bed with soft sheets. Very quiet as well, which made for amazing sleeps.

We had our dog with us, but not all of their accommodations allow dogs.

The breakfast, which is included was one of the best we ever had at any place. The buffet included the usual coffee, teas, juices, cereals, yogurt and fruit, but they also had quiche, homemade bread, scones and bagels that were amazing and oatcakes. Everything is fresh and homemade and delicious.

Suppers were equally amazing. Tip: Make a reservation.

Staff was very friendly.

We would go back again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want a view of the ocean, get one of the log rooms up front.
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Bob G wrote a review Oct 2022
Halifax, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there three nights on Thanksgiving weekend. We had two cottages. Our cottage was a two bedroom tucked into the edge of the woods. Our daughter and husband had a one bedroom without kitchen, connected to two others with a water view. Both cottages were comfortable and clean. I would describe them as rustic with comfortable beds. What really makes this place is the restaurant and atmosphere. The main lodge has a sitting area, communal jigsaw puzzle, evening live musician, and an over the top delicious restaurant. All the food is locally sourced as well as it can be. We had two meals there and everyone's meal was well presented and cooked to perfection. Between the 5 of us, we had, meat dishes, fish dishes, and pasta. All were extremely tasty.

In the morning they serve continental breakfast which is included in the room price. Again all offerings at the breakfast was home made. This included scones, bagels, muffins, and freshly made quiche.

I would definitely return to Markland, although next time to stay a little longer..
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There is a one bedroom near the end of the property with a stunning view of the beach
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Suzi_O_Lu wrote a review Aug 2022
Orillia, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous location, friendly and attentive staff, and excellent food! The cottage we stayed in was perfectly appointed, had a lovely ocean view, and wonderful beds and linens. We had been ‘glamping’ during the previous week and loved the opportunity to do our laundry on-site, such a helpful amenity for folks travelling for long periods of time. The breakfasts were included and surpassed all of our expectations. We loved the homemade scones and frittatas! We had a large family dinner one night and our server Kayla handled our table expertly! The meals were fabulous and I dream of the seafood chowder! We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jayelle M wrote a review Sep 2020
Lawrencetown, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on a stormy August afternoon, we could see the beach but nothing else through the driving rain and winds. Our cabin was perfectly accommodated with new appliances, local amenities, a super comfy bed and huge windows (& glass doors) facing the ocean. By morning, the storm has passed and we were greeted by a beautiful sunrise and a view of the mountains. We were speechless!
The place is perfect! Staff are lovely! We will definitely be back and will book the deluxe one bedroom cabin again! Thank you The Markland for a perfect birthday celebration!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tyler F wrote a review Jun 2020
Port Williams, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This 3 night stay marked our 4th visit to the Markland and under the current circumstances was amazing. All precautions were taken while still delivering second to none hospitality. The location itself forces you to relax and the views are stellar from everywhere. The dining room wasn't open but the Markland and staff didn't miss a beat. There is a great menu for takeout and breakfast was delivered daily on demand. The breakfast alone is worth the visit - Chef knocked it out of the park daily :) We already can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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tamaletown wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a couple of nights in a one bedroom cottage. The kitchen is small and basic, but enough to be able to cook a simple meal. The restaurant here also does meals. The highlight was definitely the breakfast. Don’t be fooled when they say they serve a “continental “ breakfast. We didn’t have great expectations, but wow. Were we wrong! Home baked bread, vegetarian quiche, sweet and savoury scones, cinnamon buns, the list just goes on. Items with nuts or dairy were labelled. There was also a separate toaster for the gluten free bread. It was great.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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timetravel4 wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay here at The Markland. The location is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend getting up early to view an incredible sunrise! We were in a cottage that had a sea view and was awesome, well kept, comfortable and very clean.
The dinning was first class and the breakfast offerings were beyond expectations. The chef is very skilled. The staff at registration and in the dinning room were the best we had encountered on our Cabot trail tour. They convey a passion for hospitality and we loved chatting with them. There was entertainment in the evening. The only recommendations I would make would be; to have some seating on or closer to the beach, try to have wifi accessible in the rooms and cottages (although I was looking for peaceful relaxation and did not miss it until I needed to further plan the rest of our trip. The minute we checked out I wanted to stay again. Highly recommend to anyone who star gazes, loves the sunrise and yearns for a peaceful quiet at night. Selecting this as your home base for Day excursions on the trail is a wise choice!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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laandrews asked a question Aug 2020
Sydney, Canada118 contributions36 helpful votes
Are there hair dryers in the cabins?
Answer from Tyler F
Port Williams, Canada18 contributions12 helpful votes
I believe there are hair dryers in the cabins but honestly if there’s not I bet the staff will set you up right away with whatever you require.
Danielle W asked a question Nov 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
Does anyone know if they have cribs or plan pen for a 1 year old?
Answer from briiidge
Toronto, Canada78 contributions18 helpful votes
Also not sure, I'd give 'em a quick call or email, they responded quickly when I reached out.
Céline M asked a question Oct 2023
Montreal, Canada39 contributions45 helpful votes
Est-ce que la plage est facilement accessible et la mer baignable en été?
VTcountrygirl wrote a tip Oct 2023
Vermont10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no wifi in the cottages but there is in the restaurant/front desk. No TVs in the cottages. It was great to be relatively unplugged!"
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Alison A wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make dinner reservations- they always keep room for their guests as priority - we enjoyed every meal!"
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roseannv87 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Chester, Connecticut13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking. Individual cottages are definitely the best choice."
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dingomcl wrote a tip Nov 2022
Calgary, Canada34 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make reservation at Markland for dinner. Traveling through the Highlands at night be careful due to twisting roads and visibility"
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Bob G wrote a tip Oct 2022
Halifax, Canada127 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a one bedroom near the end of the property with a stunning view of the beach"
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ALSO KNOWN AS
the markland coastal hotel dingwall, markland coastal resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Markland Coastal Resort
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandDingwall
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include White Point Hiking Trail (7.7 km), St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse (1.0 km), and Cabots Landing Provincial Park (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morrison's Restaurant, Angie's Family Restaurant, and The Markland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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