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Built in 1874 as a farmhouse, this is a registered heritage property that was once home to Leslie R. Fairn, an outstanding Canadian architect who designed many of Nova Scotia’s public buildings. He raised a family in the main house and worked out of the Carriage House. Decorated with a deft touch and furnished with antiques, the carriage house rooms are a little smaller than in the main house, but still pleasant—and they showcase fine examples of modern Canadian art. The blue-and-cream “Toad Hall” room in the carriage house has the most privacy because it’s in a separate building on the back of the property. There’s a living room downstairs while the upstairs offers a queen-size bed and two-person Jacuzzi. The heated outdoor pool is a bonus, as is the enclosed sun porch, which nicely captures the early evening light. Packages are available.