Tucked into the picturesque locale of Dorset, a newly listed waterfront estate is serving exactly what you'd dream of in a cottage country retreat — with the warm opulence turned up to 100, no less.

Indeed, 5031 HWY 117 Unit# 4B is offering the chance to snap up a piece of pristine Muskoka living, right on the shores of Lake of Bays.

Coming in equal parts welcoming and "wow," the abode offers an expansive 7,652 square feet of living space across a 1.41-acre lot. The property's mindfully crafted layout is designed to capture breathtaking sunset views, which pour in along 195’ of northwest frontage — the cherry on top to any summer day spent in paradise.

Upon entering the cottage, a grand great room welcomes you, serving soaring ceilings and walls of windows that bring the beauty of the outdoors in. The result is a space that feels even more expansive than it already is. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace anchors this central hub; a prime spot to settle into with a good read, a glass of wine, or your first coffee of the day.

A well-appointed entertainer’s kitchen waits adjacent to this seating area, making for easy conversation across the abode's main gathering space.

For more quiet moments, the main level also boasts an inviting den with a stone, wood-burning fireplace (think: the great room on a slightly smaller scale), a lakeside study, and a separate 4-season Muskoka room. No matter what the day calls for — time connecting with family and friends, or some solo serenity with a good novel — you’ll find a place for it here.

All throughout, this cottage's interior exudes a cozy-yet-luxurious ambiance, delivered via warm wood walls and ceilings. The main floor also features a primary suite — lakeside — with its own private and covered deck. Ideal for a moment of respite at the end of a long, sun-filled day, this chamber is basically a retreat within a retreat.

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On the upper level you'll find the additional bedrooms, all spacious and inviting, plus a sitting area that overlooks the great room.

Meanwhile, the lower level reads as a true entertainer's dream, coming complete with a spacious family room, a wet bar, a wine room, additional bedrooms, and a second laundry area.


The splendour continues out on the property's grounds. Lush landscaping, granite pathways, tiered stairways, and a convenient inclinator leading to the boathouse — these divine additions serve only to amplify the natural beauty of the 1.41-acre lot.

And speaking of the boathouse; this waterfront listing comes complete with a 2-slip boathouse right on the water, which is finished with entertaining areas both inside and out. (Spending the entire day down by the water just got even easier.)


Our Favourite Thing

If we have to choose just one thing (don't make us!), we'll shine a spotlight back towards this listing's great room. The grounds are undoubtedly impressive, but this address also boasts a swoon-worthy haven that can be enjoyed — and perhaps will actually be best enjoyed — on a rainy day or a chilly summer night. It isn't every cottage that offers a top-tier place to savour even unsavoury weather, but here, we'd be thrilled by any reason to spend an afternoon lounging in front of the fire.


Located just minutes from Dorset proper, this property offers easy access to several amenities, including small-owned shops, restaurants, and the beautiful hiking trails at Algonquin Park.

So, if Lake of Bays has been beckoning — and we'd imagine it has — this could be the perfect place to lay some local roots.








This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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