Nestled along the lakefront in Addington Highlands, Ontario is a quintessential family cottage so welcoming it instantly brings up the feeling that you've been visiting for years – and that you want to keep coming back for many more.

Sat at 611 Weslemkoon Lake, this recently listed cottage is one of those rare places where you can perfectly picture the kids taking off across the back deck, joyfully tearing down the steps toward the gorgeous lake. Here, sunny days can be spent splashing around or taking a kayak out for a spin. Of course, the adults can imagine themselves having plenty of fun, too: relaxing with a nice cold drink on the private dock, or taking a boat out on the water for a refreshing tubing excursion.

The seven-bedroom cottage sits on over an acre of rich woodlands, meaning plenty of space and privacy for even the biggest of families. Equipped with warm wood-paneled walls and ceilings, charmingly rustic swinging screen doors, and wraparound windows with stunning lake views, this place has a level of nostalgia that's hard to capture with words.

Of course, we all tend to associate cottage visits with summertime, and this property — with its 235 feet of waterfront, expansive boathouse (including two boat slips), and enviable sundeck — is sure to make for some amazing warm-weather memories. But, it also has so much more to offer.

This is a year-round destination, with the indoors boasting just as much as the outdoors for when temperatures turn chilly. The family-sized eat-in kitchen flows into a cozy living area, complete with a wood-burning stove and several large windows. This space invites everyone to gather around, hot chocolate in hand, and take in the beautiful fall colours or the glistening frozen lake.


Multiple living areas, private balconies off a number of the bedrooms, and two rec rooms give the whole family (and guests) plenty of space to make themselves at home. Of course when you want to come together, there's no better place to commune than around the fire pit, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores to everyone's hearts' content.


Our Favourite Thing

There's so much to love about this cottage, but above all else, you can't help but be struck by just how bright and open it is. From floor-to-ceiling windows to the several skylights sprinkled throughout, you feel immersed in nature, even from the comfort of the indoors. The pièce de résistance in this regard is the beautiful 'Muskoka Room', with its cathedral ceilings and full wall of windows overlooking Weslemkoon Lake. If you're looking for us, this is where we'll be.


The town of Addington Highlands itself is another attraction, with several hiking and conservation areas nearby to explore. And thanks to its proximity to Algonquin Park, day trips to the province's gem are sure to be on the itinerary.

"To own a Muskoka-like cottage at this price point, and only be a couple hours from Toronto, and in such close proximity to the vibrant hubs of Prince Edward County and Wellington, is certainly a rare opportunity," says listing agent Kevin Crigger. "One that should be seized!"

Indeed, finding the right family cottage can be a daunting task. But something tells us you and yours won't want to let go of this one for a very long time.








This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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