Monday, August 5, 2013
The School House
We have been renting cottages every summer for many years now. Every cottage we rent has been unique in it's location and structure. The school house was no exception. It was built in 1872 as a one room country school in Grey Bruce County. The current owners transformed it into a wonderful vacation property complete with bunkie and hot tub. When we first arrived and walked through the door I was thrilled. The place had so much character and charm. There was a huge stone fireplace perfect for roasting marshmallows, a bedroom with a bunk bed built for four and the original school bell that rang when you pulled on a long rope. The kids were all over it. The cottage is in between Meaford and Owen Sound so there is plenty to do. We visited the most impressive farmers market I have ever seen, hiked a precarious trail to a stunning waterfall and hung out at Christie Beach near Meaford. It was jam packed and we loved every minute of it. We took a lot of pictures. Here is the first batch. I'll call it, in and around the cottage.