Private Nature Retreat near London Ontario
We live on 10 acres of private natural paradise. It's hard to leave but we go to visit family and friends around the world. We are happy to share this special place with people who love nature... who understand fear-free pet care. And who are comfortable in the country with all sorts of wildlife from deer and coyote to bugs and harmless snakes. Centrally located in southwestern Ontario, it is 5 minutes to the village and a short drive to London, world-class theater in Stratford, 2 Great Lakes, many tourist attractions, parks, trails, wineries, lavender farm, birding hotspots, museums sites and much more offering amazing day trips and activities for all tastes. Or stay in one spot and immerse yourself in nature.
Our Home & Location
10 private acres with Carolinian woodland, wetland and rare Tallgrass prairie with trails. Forest behind the house keeps it cool. Southern exposure provides warmth and view. Relax in the hammock and listen to the birds sing. Find inspiration in the lush and diverse Carolinian landscape. Enjoy forest bathing and meditation benches. When it rains you can enjoy the sounds of nature while relaxing in the comfort of a spacious home. Fireplace. New Pellet Stove. Outdoor Firepit. Large Retreat space with large picture windows to forest and garden. Excellent birding nearby. Queen mattress on floor / 2 single beds. GLBTQ+ positive space.
5 minutes to the village and Thames River, fishing, Mill Pond trail, shopping, 2 golf courses...
5 minutes to Trails End market.. a Saturday hotspot.
5 minutes to 401 highway.
20 minutes to city of London and many festivals, bakeries, restaurants, concerts, local trails, East village vintage shops, 20 km of dedicated bike trails, nightlife, birding hotspots.
15 minutes to Fanshawe conservation area with 20 km mountain bike loop and beach.
5 - 20 minutes to fruit farms, mushroom farm, lake Whittaker and day trip destinations, hot air balloons, helicopter flights, airport.
35 minutes to Komoka provincial park, SkaNahDoht First Nations village, Aylmer & Mennonite bakery
40 minutes to Stratford with world class theater.
45 minutes to Lake Erie beaches, Port Stanley, Port Burwell provincial park, Hawk cliff, wineries, historic Sparta, Lavender farm and more.
45 minutes to Paris Ontario with rafting and kayak adventures.
70 minutes to Long Point or Lake Huron, Grand Bend and the Pinery Provincial Park.
Warning... organic property so country bugs, mice and 70s decor on site. Rustic vibe. Trails are rough. Terrain is sloped. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Keep the older dog on the property and away from other dogs. Use positive training methods to deal with anxious behavior... simple to learn. The second dog is sometimes at home and sometimes traveling. Fear free house so absolutely no punishment or aversive discipline. They respond to love and treats. Give twice daily feeding with medications. Walk on property 2-3 times a day. Feed cat daily. Keep indoors at night. Clean litter. Refresh water bowls daily. Water plants. Mowing for longer stays. Gardening optional.