Luxury Farm For Sale

There are so many possibilities for this luxury farm real estate for sale in Nova Scotia, Canada including family home, vacation retreat, hobby or professional farm, resort, conference center, cottage or housing development!


Development Opportunities

There are many endless development opportunities with this Luxury Farm Real Estate For Sale in Nova Scotia, Canada!

Along the farm road to Hill House, cottages or quality houses could be built having the same spectacular ocean view as Hill House. I have been asked why I don’t develop the property before selling. The answer is if my husband were still here, we’d no doubt do that.


The Land

The land is fertile (oh my God is it ever fertile) — The contours are gently rolling. – Pleasant to look at, walk on, and totally usable for raising animals and recreation.

Twenty Five years breeding Norwegian Fjord Horses on this farm proved how good the land is for livestock. My horses were beautifully developed which is why I had the top reputation and got top prices.


How Big is the Farm?

The entire farm is close to 300 acres in a rectangular shape! I’m keeping 40+ acres plus the small original farm house, plus the old barn and 2 other buildings where I have my Art Galleries.

I ended up with more land than I’ll ever need, but had to make big decisions two years ago when I had the land surveyed and sub-divided. y part is down the bottom of the hill, and does not infringe on the privacy of Hill House.


Hill House

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Hill House was designed by an artist to take advantage of ALL the fabulous views from every viewpoint.  Rolling pastures, ocean views, islands, beach, Cape Breton Island in the distance, horses grazing below Hill House.

This picture below was taken in 2016 showing Hill House, the stable, and run-in-shed.  Artist Studio is partially hidden by the spruce trees.

The fabulous wrap-around deck is warmed by the morning sun and an incomparable spot for breakfast.  Not a bad way to start the day.

Hill House Property is approximately 2500 sq. ft. more or less.  This does not include the screened porch off the living room, nor the large meandering wrap-around deck off the kitchen/dining area. Hill House has 9 rooms (great room, kitchen, dining area, 2 master bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, a library, and a room that been variously used as a tackroom, extra bedroom, exercise room.


Fully Furnished

HILL HOUSE is being sold entirely furnished including all original art, antiques, oriental rugs, furniture, kitchen equipment – Everything !



Hill House has 4 bedrooms, and sleeps 8. More if you use the sleeping couch in the den. A large master bedrooms on 1st floor, and another large master on 2nd floor. Downstairs master has an ensuite bathroom. 2nd floor has a full bath and 2 medium sized bedrooms.



There are 2 full baths and a guest powder room. (full bath on second floor has a hand painted mural on the wall. (Depicts Bayfield Wharf which is where you’ll go to buy your lobsters off the boats.)


Tackroom / Exercise Room / Den

There’s a room off the side entry that we used for years as a tackroom, exercise room, extra bedroom. It’s good sized with 2 casement windows plus a bank of 3 casement windows. The room is pine panelled and has pine floors stained barn red.



The beautiful and cozy library has a bow window between the bookcases and a casement window on the end. The hand crafted bookcases are floor to ceiling on two sides. There are small paned French doors leading into the library. All doors and trim in Hill House are cherry wood stained a golden color.



The hall, kitchen and dining area are tiled in Vermont slate which needs no care except sweeping and an occasional washing. No sealing product has ever been used, and it looks great.

The rest of the floors are wide board pine – some stained a color – the rest stained a golden shade.


Outbuildings Surrounding Hill House

First and foremost is the Artist Studio and Gallery directly across the drive from Hill House.

This is a gorgeous environment that can be used as a farm office . . . . an art studio or writer’s retreat . We call this little gem “The Jewel Box”,  and it is truly a gem with it’s raised terrace overlooking the gardens and harbour.  It doesn’t get much better than enjoying a coffee or cocktail from this vantage point.

Small Stable – Next door to the Artist Studio is the small stable (4 box stalls, a stall for tack and a stall for feed.

Run-In Shed – Next is a 10′ x 20′ Run-In Shed in the middle of a wonderful field/turnout area.


Open Concept

The living room, kitchen, dining area flow into each other.  Large windows provide glorious views in all directions.  Four of the windows in living room and dining area are angled to take in even more of the views.  The angled windows make the rooms round, open, and cozy.


The Kitchen

The kitchen is wonderful to work in.

Mark Gabrieau, Nova Scotia’s #1 chef said . . . . “This is a perfect working kitchen.

There’s a black glass cooktop installed in 2016 with exhaust fan. New dishwasher, two sinks, and a wall oven. Imported Dutch tiles surround the cooking area. Cupboards and open shelving are all hand crafted.


Living Room

The living room is gorgeous! It’s big, square with windows on all sides — Yet, with plenty of wall space for art. This huge room which flows onto the screened porch, and into the dining area, which flows into the cooking area . . . . Is the ideal space for entertaining.

The living room, dining area and kitchen have antique beams which were harvested right here on the farm about 170 years ago. They were spares left in the old barn loft since 1845 when it was built.


Comments From Visitors

This is the coziest,most homey house I’ve ever seen.”

the most beautiful house in Antigonish County”

Is this an old house you’ve renovated or a new house you’ve made to look old?”

My God, what a spectacular view.”

Windows in a house should be long and low so you can sit in a chair and see the ground outside.”

A new house shouldn’t look new. It should look lived in.”


The Deck

The deck at this Luxury Farm Real Estate For Sale in Nova Scotia is long and wide where we have often entertained 12 or more people for dinner. The deck is surrounded by hardy, perfumed rose buses, blowsy, old-fashioned blooms.

The ocean view is phenomenal off the deck. We discovered a deck like this while driving our horse through the trails in Southern Pines, NC. We loved it, so built one like it on our new house.

Deck faces northeast, so is delightful foreground breakfast and all morning. Of course, it’s facing the ocean. And just below the low railing are mases and masses of old-fashioned hardy roses.


Screened Porch

The west facing screened porch is accessed off the living-room through French doors.

It isthe place to be for summer cocktails and dinner. The porch faces west on one side looking up through the pastures to the hay-field, and out on the ocean on other side.

The sunsets are glorious. Arthur and I used to make our grandchildren sit on the couch and wait for the sunset. Something they didn’t like at first, but then really got into the nightly show.



Hill House is well insulated. We have lived in the house from mid April to mid November.

The Vermont Castings wood stove heats well, but you’ll probably want to install more electric heat if you stay winters. There is electric heat in the two master bedrooms, the two baths, the tackroom, and the library.

No electric heat in the kitchen, dining area, and two twin bedrooms on second floor. – This is easily and inexpensively installed.


Air Conditioning

Ha! Ha! . . . . In 30 years we’ve never needed it. Once in a great while in July for a couple of days, you might make use of a fan.



There is a full basement insulated and gyp-rocked under all the house except the livingroom. 2 large storage rooms, a laundry, and workshop.


Perennial Gardens

There are a huge number of hardy rose bushes I’ve planted over the last 30 years. Also, lilacs, other flowering bushes, apple trees, blackberries, currents, and lots of perennials.


Fertile Land for Farming & Raising Horses

The land is great for farming as a professional farm or hobby farm. It also has excellent terrain for raising horses and exercising them.

Remember, this farm is 100% organic! The result is abundant wildlife, animals and birds.


Contact Us

Feel free to contact Carol Naveta Rivoire about this Luxury Farm Real Estate For Sale in Antigonish, Nova Scotia by phoning – 902-318-2304