One major attraction to the Muskoka region is our waterfront living lifestyle. The epitome of year round living in Muskoka can be found around our lakeshores. Our miles of shoreline offer amazing views and recreational access to pristine Muskoka lakes, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating – life is good here in this tucked away corner of the world. Lakefront properties are at a premium here, and we’re thrilled to have a listing on the market which is a must-see, rare opportunity for anyone in the market for a cottage or year round home on the water.
Take a short drive south of Huntsville to Pine Ridge Road, and you’ll come across a beautiful piece of property surrounded by deciduous forest, leading down to the sandy shore of Chub Lake. 75 Pine Ridge Road is perfectly nestled in & surrounded by serene quiet with plenty of privacy enhanced by the natural landscape. As you approach the property, you’ll note the welcoming, ‘cabin-in-the-woods’ architectural style.
This home was originally a simple Muskoka cottage, a seasonal getaway for the family which bought it over 40 years ago. Families change and time moves on, and the owners renovated the original cottage to expand into a year-round family home. The cottage in the woods became a comfortable home, complete with a peaceful forested setting and direct access to Chub Lake, a cozy gazebo to relax in and even a 2-stall barn with horse paddock and riding ring. If you have a horse, or have always wanted one, this property is move-in ready for you and your equine friend.
Brick-lined walkways lead up to the front of the cottage, with dormer windows and A-Frame roofline accents – this wood and brick home is warm and inviting. You may wonder with the main building being surrounded by forest, just how dark is the house inside? You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you walk in. The vast number of windows and their expansive sizing lets in plenty of light. Light wood, in particular, knotty pine, is accented throughout the house as well, enhancing the natural light everywhere you turn.
From your first step in, to your last step outside, the cottage at 75 Pine Ridge Road exudes warmth and openness. The foyer with its stone flooring is the perfect threshold to move from the forest into the English-style country home / cottage, as it opens into the spacious living room replete with several windows including a grand arched high window and skylight. The room is accentuated with a rustic-style stone gas fireplace and hearth, which leads the eye upward to the vaulted ceiling. The openness and sizable space is continued through the family room, kitchen and dining room on the main level, each accented with wood trim and flooring.
The warmth of wood is carried to the upper level where there are 3 bedrooms, a master bedroom with ensuite bath, and two other bedrooms and a shared 3pc bath. The windows on this level are just as large, letting in plenty of light as well. From the master bedroom there’s a special view, as this room is open to the living room below, and facing the high arched window on the opposite wall, increasing the view and light value of this space.
While there isn’t a basement with this serene cottage, there’s plenty of storage. When the current owners added to the original cottage, numerous closets were included in the end result, as well as a cleverly located laundry space within the downstairs bath. Additional storage is available with the 2 car garage and 2 stall barn which has a full top level storage area.
Situated on just over 10 acres, the cottage at 75 Pine Ridge Road offers the perfect space for secluded privacy and lakeside living. The landscaping around the main property is well designed with a spacious brick patio on the back side of the cottage and stone steps leading down to the paddock, barn and screened gazebo below the house, which overlooks Chub Lake.
The lake itself is a gem of the Muskoka region. With temperatures warming to over 20º Celsius, this is a cool place to swim in the summer months. Chub Lake is also a healthy ecosystem with a good balance of aquatic plant life and oxygen within the water, a prime example of our pristine lakes.
The sandy beach along this lakefront property is a rare find in the Muskoka region. These homes tend to stay with the same family for many years, as occurred with this property; now’s the time for a new family to create their own memories in this special property. Take in a sneak peak of the property in detail with our IGuide Tour, which includes a 360º view of the floorplan and detailed photos of the entire property. If you’ve dreamed of your own lakeside cottage in the woods, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.
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