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Triford Head

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Property Description
Triford Head new price 550,000 cdn.

Description of property
Six Acres of Breathtaking Ocean Frontage - Ever wondered how someone could live their lives just looking at the sea – then you just might want to view this architecturally designed and structurally engineered home on the wild and rocky shore of Triford Cove, Port Hilford on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. The cliff and the home do not compete with each other, nor does the view complain. They build an alliance through their differences in harmony.

Located just 17 kilometres from the historic and charming Sherbrooke Village (pop ca 400), on Nova Scotia’s bold and rugged Eastern Shore, this unique ca 3,175 sq. ft. home has 5 acres of treed property and ca 1,000 feet of water frontage!

The home sits solidly on an impressive rock shelf – its steel beamed structure ensuring that even the roughest of seas cannot move this beacon of comfort. The current owners marvel at how they enjoy having their view change with the weather; whether it is cloudy, or sunny, or foggy, the sea changes colour; and, its movement is a rhythm that the owners and their families have enjoyed living their lives to.
Location of property
From Hwy#7, Turn off at Stillwater onto Hwy #211 to -> Marine Drive, Continue for ca 15.5 km. Property civic # 3132, right hand side of road.
This Home and Property enjoys an easy entertaining flow on the upper Level with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean... There is a step down Panoramic Deck which is closed in for your comfort. The Lower Level shows off a Hot Tub and walk out to the outdoor natural Ocean-Rock Swimming Pool. Spectacular and breathtaking to say the least! Your guests will be amazed: The Lower Level offers two guest bedrooms with full bath, while the upper Level has a Master Bedroom and one additional Bedroom with full bathroom. There is a single person lift which is hidden from sight for those with mobility issues or simply to bring groceries into the kitchen from the garage. This is quite the Lifestyle Property.

NOTE: Owned ETS System, ca 5 yrs old. Enjoy the intelligence of ca. $3000 Energy Bill/yr.


You’ll be able to enjoy a balanced, full life in the Triford Cove, Port Hilford area. Whether it is arts and crafts groups, a fundraiser, bingo, fishing, hiking, golfing, or dinner parties, living in Triford Head, Port Hilford offers the best in small town living. Part of the reason for this is that it is just 20 minutes from town of Sherbrooke. With only ca 400 people living in the town of Sherbrooke, what they lack in numbers, they make up for in spirit. This area and neighbouring counties are so rich in beauty, culture, recreation, education and conservation you’ll be rewarding yourself and family with a lifestyle that is also truly endearing.

Sherbrooke has all the basic stores and services that you need for daily living; it has a bank, library, grocery store, post office, drug store, liquor store, RCMP detachment, library, garage, two gas stations, a convenience store, three restaurants, and a smokehouses which provide an exquisite smoke salmon to the region. Need to see a doctor - well, appointment times are low and it’s very easy to develop a familiar relationship as the doctors live nearby. There is a small hospital right in town, (Sherbrooke) so you can rest assured that you can have all that you need within 20 minutes of Triford Head.

Nova Scotia has some of the best regions supporting education and this corner is no different. Whether your children attend local grade schools then on to post secondary studies they’ll never need to be far from home. Saint Francis Xavier University, located in the town of Antigonish (pop. 18, 836 ca), is one of the top undergraduate universities in Canada, and is only an hour’s drive from the property. There is a state of the art Nautical Institute, and a community college one and a half hour’s drive from the property in Port Hawkesbury. NSCC offers full-time and industry-based programs that support core local industries such as shipping, and the oil and gas business.

The local culture of conservation has helped protect the Wild Atlantic Salmon for generations and now is helping to protect and sustain a once-endangered animal that is unique to the St. Mary’s River area – the Wood Turtle! The people realize that their region has a rich endowment of natural beauty which they aim to protect as much as enjoy.

Recreation activities abound as St. Mary’s river runs through the town and offers some of the best fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing among other activities that benefit from St Mary’s river.

This is just a small excerpt of the lifestyle this area has to provide to you, your family and friends.

This property is situated on one of the most spectacular locations on the Eastern Shore.

Triford Head is the location of the property that is described herein. Triford Head is the name given to the point of land that sits on a bluff on the shore of Indian Harbour, in Port Hilford, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. The bluff has a commanding view to the south of the entrance to Indian Harbour which leads in to the Atlantic Ocean. To the immediate SE is an inlet which hosts a secluded white sand beach. The property is almost 6 acres in size and comprises the entire bluff area. It has approximately 1000 ft of water frontage. It is at the end of a deeded right of way, a distance of ½ kilometer from highway 211. The property is treed to the west and north and thus is completely private. The only house visible from the property is approximately 2 km along the shore to the east. It is considered that the view from Triford is one of the most spectacular to be found on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. The shorefront is comprised of rock ledges and is not subject to erosion from the waves and weather. Between the water and the house, built into the rock ledge, is a naturally formed, salt-water swimming pool. A pump is used to fill the pool from the ocean below. The area has abundant wildlife, waterfowl and fishes.

The house is of a very unique design, with a southern vista overlooking the ocean. The house is Architecturally designed and is one of a kind, constructed to give the appearance of being on board the bridge of a ship, with the stability of being firmly on land. The main structure of the house is constructed around steel posts anchored into the rock ledge, with steel girders supporting the roofline of the building. The original house was constructed in 1973 with extensive renovations effected in 1995 and 2004.
The house consists of three levels with the main living quarters on the second floor. The lower floor is at ground level and comprises the main entrance with 2nd level access either through a custom built stairway or via an electric lift to the second floor, a heated garage, laundry room, a ¾ bath, two bedrooms, a furnace room, and a large room to accommodate the hot tub, this room has a commanding view of the ocean.
The second level includes an entry area, kitchen, dining room, living room with cathedral ceilings and a full brick fireplace on the north wall, two bedrooms and a full bathroom. At this level is an enclosed deck that spans the front portion of the house facing the ocean.
The third level is an open loft that serves as an office and television viewing area. The total square footage is 3,465 sq. ft.

The house is heated electrically using a Steffes Comfort Plus heating system with hot water baseboard registers in the upper level and in-floor radiant hot water heating in the downstairs bedrooms and hot tub area. The system is very efficient and is used with a time-of-day electrical meter. The kitchen counters and main bathroom vanity are Corian. The kitchen counters have a stainless steel backsplash.
The cook-top and oven use propane as well as the fireplace in the living room. The upstairs bathroom has a large old-fashioned deep walled tub. The downstairs bathroom has a walk in sunken shower (that is a real pleasure) to use. The 2nd level floors, in the entrance, living room and dining room are parquet teak. The bedrooms are carpeted, as is the downstairs entrance and stairs. The Bathrooms and kitchen are tiled. The deck floor has Duradeck upon it. The floors in the tub room and bedrooms downstairs are concrete with in-floor radiant heat. The windows throughout the main house are Polytech, tilt and turn with vertical drapes. The windows facing the ocean in the tub room are large with rounded tops. The electrical service is through a 200-amp panel as well as the original 100-amp service. The house is wired for an emergency, back-up generator.

In addition, there are three outbuildings, the first a large building (21X18) that is presently used as a workshop, and a baby barn (18X12) and a green house (12X12). The workshop and baby barn are supplied with electricity. The house is serviced by a drilled well (257 ft.) and the original dug well supplies the green house. The house has it’s own septic and field. The grounds along the driveway and in the vicinity of the house have mature flowerbeds with mostly perennial flowering plants.

Port Hilford is located between Sherbrooke and Port Bickerton. Sherbrooke is the home of The Old Fashioned Village, a major tourist event in the eastern part of the province. Churches, hospital, doctor’s offices, drug store, fire hall, schools, rink, recreational facilities, community centers, hairdressers, bank, shopping, library and restaurants are located here. People are active in service clubs, Lions, Masons, Eastern Star, Historical Society, WINS, Quilting Guild, Garden Club, boating, Show and Shine Vintage Car Show, various playing card games, darts, hockey, curling, baseball and indoor games. It is a prime area for hunting and fishing. Antigonish, less than an hour away boasts
all the amenities including St. Francis Xavier University, one of the top undergraduate universities in Canada. St Mary’s River offers some of the best fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing in Nova Scotia. As well, sea kayaking is popular along the coast and from the salt water beach adjacent to the property.
Address: 3132 hwy211, Port Hilford, NS
Posted Date 2011-08-16 19:56:40(GMT)
Last Modified 2012-10-03 15:45:03(GMT)
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