If you've been searching for the perfect family cottage set on a peaceful, quiet lake in a convenient location, a newly listed cottage in the heart of the Kawarthas might be just the fit for you.

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Buckhorn Lake at 138 Hill Drive in Trent Lakes, this charming cottage is an idyllic retreat for those seeking a serene lakeside getaway.

With its prime location, family-friendly amenities, and abundant recreational opportunities, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage (with a bunkie) checks all of the boxes, and then some.

Nestled in the beautiful Kawarthas, this hidden gem is located just two hours from the Greater Toronto Area, and is a stone's throw away from the town of Buckhorn, which is renowned for its natural beauty, calm surroundings, and friendly community. Read: it's an ideal escape from bustling city life.

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An ideal "starter cottage," 138 Hill Drive sits on a level lot with shallow water entry, ensuring the little ones can safely enjoy the water. For those seeking deeper waters, a new dock awaits, along with a private boat launch area suitable for canoes, kayaks, and smaller motorized boats.

The peaceful and sheltered channel protects the shore from lake waves and large boat traffic, while also offering easy access to the Trent system; this means extensive boating journeys -- or short boat rides to Buckhorn for groceries or pizza -- are a breeze.

Beyond its stunning waterfront location, the cottage itself boasts a thoughtfully designed interior. With three bedrooms spread across each separate level, privacy is never compromised. The sun-filled main level features charming finishes throughout, including exposed wood ceilings, a cozy fireplace, and a mix of white and navy blue accents.

The main level includes a family room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large walkout deck, perfect for summer barbecues (with a side of scenic lake views). The lower level is home to a second washroom with laundry facilities, plus a walkout patio, providing easy access for a refreshing morning swim or a peaceful kayak adventure.


Outside, the lakeside bunkie is destined to be a favourite retreat for kids of all ages. Whether it's a cozy hideaway or a creative space for endless adventures, this charming addition adds to the cottage's appeal.

Embrace the great outdoors with the expansive lawn area, offering ample space for various recreational activities. Challenge family and friends to a game of volleyball or badminton, or opt for a classic game of horseshoes or bocce ball. Additionally, the large existing garage provides overflow storage or the opportunity for future conversion, catering to your specific needs.

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What caught (and held) our attention is how this property embodies the essence of cottage living as it was meant to be: a private and secluded retreat, surrounded by nature, nestled on a picturesque lake, providing a family-friendly atmosphere, all while being conveniently close to the city -- yet still serving a sense of blissful escape.

With year-round access via a municipal road, this property offers the quintessential cottage living experience. Discover the true essence of lakeside living, where memories are made and tranquility is abundant.

This remarkable property combines unparalleled charm, stunning surroundings, and an array of recreational opportunities. Don't miss out on the chance to make this incredible cottage your own.


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Trent Lakes

Trent Lakes

Trent Lakes

This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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