Located in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, this +/-160 year old, one room School House has been lovingly restored and turned into a cozy and comfortable little year round home by John Duckworth and Anne Fouillard, who are full time residents of Kingsburg. It is located in the centre of an 18th century Swiss German settlement and is surrounded by +/- 200 year old classic Cape Cod style houses, all constructed with handhewn beams. Adjacent to the School House is a small, quaint, centuries-old settlers cemetery. It is 300 feet through the beach grass to a beautiful, half-mile long beach, on which you rarely see more than half a dozen people, even in the middle of the summer.
Cable TV and Wi-Fi in the house.
Year Round Tariff Schedule 2017 (in Canadian dollars)
Dates Per Night Per Week (7 nights)
School House Beach House School House Beach House
Jan. 1 - April 15 $130 $ 150 $ 800 $ 900
Apr. 16 - June 17 140 155 875 950
June 18- July 1 150 175 900 1,100
July 2 – Aug. 26 200 260 1,250 1,700
Aug. 27- Sept. 16 150 200 900 1,250
Sept. 17- Oct. 28 140 155 875 950
Oct. 29 – Dec. 31 135 150 850 900
From July 2-Sept. 16, the minimum stay is one week with a maximum of 4 people in the School House and 6 people in the Beach House.
Balance of the year, the minimum stay is 2 nights and the rates shown are based on 2 people.
Extra guests are $15.00/night/guest.
On statutory 3-day weekends, the minimum stay is 3 nights.
All rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to a 15 % sales tax.
Tariff is payable by cheque. We are not set up to accept credit cards.
Fifty percent (50%) deposit on booking with balance payable as per Rental Agreement.
Pets are subject to owner’s discretion and, if accepted, will be $10/night plus HST.
The units are completely equipped including fridge, stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster oven, washer, dryer, linens and towels.
Guests should bring their own beach towels and plastic mattress covers if necessary.
TV available for streaming, WIFI, DVD, AM/FM radio, CD player and library in both houses.
Fax, scanner and printer in office.
Wood stove in Beach House and a Jotul Gas fireplace/stove in the School House.
Beautiful, unpopulated, half mile long, sandy ocean beach in the backyard.
Lake in the front yard.
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. Check out time: 10:00 a.m. - unless otherwise agreed.
No smoking in the houses please.
Address: 961 Kingsburg Road
For availability please contact: Anne Fouillard
Exit 10 or 11 off Hwy. 103 to Lunenburg. Right on 332 to Rose Bay. Left 5 km. to Kingsburg. At the end of the pavement the Schoolhouse driveway will be right ahead of you. There is a sign on the house saying "Schoolhouse".
Walk 300 feet through the beach grass to the beach in the backyard. Lake across the gravel country road in front .
Bunk beds on main floor; loft with queen size bed, excellent bed reading lamps and a beautiful ocean view from the bed.
4 piece bath on main floor
Washer and dryer
TV available for streaming, DVD and CD players, AM/FM radio, WI-FI, Telephone.
Maximum Number of Guests:
From your queen sized bed in the loft you can watch the sun and moon rise out of the ocean to the accompaniment of the surf. After a full day of fresh, salty sea air, it seems impossible to stay awake once you lay down in bed. The only noise you will hear is the surf and the birds, of which there are about 50 species.
Bicycle storage available on site. Bicycle rentals available in Lunenburg.
This unit is completely equipped including fridge, stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster oven, washer, dryer, linens and towels.
The Schoolhouse used to have three roles in the village-school, meeting hall and a church, when there was an itinerant preacher about. In addition to the ocean in the backyard, there is a +/-100 acre lake in the front yard which is good for canoeing and kayaking. You will not feel like a tourist in a tourist development here, you will feel that you are experiencing life from another time, in an authentic environment.
Jotul gas stove with thermostat control
Electric baseboard in the bathroom + the stove