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Just minutes from Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, in the Hamlet of Centrelea, Stirling Downs has roots that go back deep in Canadian history. With over 35 acres to explore, we offer a rural setting with Spa inspired decor and all of the conveniences of the big city. Join us for a night or two while you are touring around the beautiful Annapolis Valley.


3620 Hwy 201, Centrelea, NS
3620 Hwy 201, Centrelea, NS

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The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse

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Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight
Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight

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3620 Hwy 201, Centrelea, NS
3620 Hwy 201, Centrelea, NS

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Located on the same property as our 1892 Farmhouse, the 1 bedroom, self contained Cottage is perfect for 2 people.
Completely renovated in 2020 the space has a fresh and modern feel.
The kitchenette includes an induction hot plate, microwave, fridge, dining table and chairs along with crockery and utensils.
The outdoor space  features a full size BBQ, dining table with umbrella and 2 lounging chairs.
The bedroom is fitted with a queen sized bed, dressing mirror, hanging space and plenty of storage. Fluffy towels, terry cloth robes and Eco bath products are on hand in the oversized bath with heated tile floor.
Note: The Cottage is available year round.





Cottage guests are encouraged to bring their own food and prepare breakfast in the kitchenette. Complimentary farm fresh eggs, Nespresso coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a loaf of homemade bread are provided to kick-start your first morning's breakfast.



Free Wifi is provided throughout the cottage and surrounding outdoor area. A Google Home Smart speaker is provided and a Bluetooth speaker is available on request.


Several gardens, both flowers and vegetables are scattered throughout the property. Feel free to explore on your own to discover some of our hidden gems.

Bath Amenities


Individual toiletries from the EcoLogical collection are crafted with a revitalizing scent of crisp cucumber and fresh melon, these all-natural and paraben-free products are made from vegetable-based materials and are not tested on animals. Bath towels and Terry cloth robes are also provided.



There’s nothing better than sipping a drink by the Koi pond on a lazy afternoon. Or grab a book and find some shade under a tree. If you’re adventurous, our 4 acres of pastoral grass-land offers all the space to perfect your downward dog – don’t worry, there are no cows, horses or sheep to get in the way!

In Room


Guest rooms include: soft white linens and spring coil mattresses, a TV monitor, complete with Netflix and the latest streaming apps, a blackout shade on the window and an overhead fan.





The Rail to Trail system is perfect for walks, hikes and bikes. Once the mainstay of transportation, many Nova Scotia rails have been decommissioned and turned into public recreational space.

For a fantastic view of the area head up to Valleyview Provincial Park (10 minute drive). For a shorter trek, take the 2.7 km loop - perfect for all skill levels.

Beer & Wine

Lunn's Mill Beer Co. and the Beavercreek Winery are 10 minutes up to road in Lawrencetown. Both offer free tastings and eat-in restaurants. Heading down to Annapolis Royal or Digby? Be sure to detour off for a visit to Bear River Vineyards And Winery, one of the areas hidden gems!



Bay of Fundy

Walk the beach at low tide and watch the tide come back in, experience the highest tides in the world, the blue sky, the greenery on the top of the red cliffs to the sea floor, it's all spectacular. Our favourite is the Young's Cove Coastal Access Park (25 minute drive). Be sure to take a camera and pack a picnic lunch or snack.



The Station a Modern Craft Eatery
Side Car Lounge @ The Station
Mama Sophia's Pizzeria - take out
Aroma Mocha Cafe - Coffee, Tea, Espresso, Home Made Soups & Breads and Nibbles
Graves Supermarket - also offers a take-out selection of sandwiches and salads


Historical Sites


Bloody Creek, a national historic site is 2 minutes up the road. A roadside marker honours the English, French and Acadians who lost their lives here during several battles.

Annapolis Royal, 20 minutes to our west, is one of the oldest areas of the country.

Fort Anne takes you back to the days of King George and brings to life conflict between Europe's empire-builders that took place on the shore of the Annapolis River.



Eden Golf and Country Club (18 holes) is 5 minutes up the road in Paradise. Eden ranks as one of the most challenging and enjoyable golf courses in Nova Scotia. Nestled in majestic pines, the course has narrow fairways, small difficult-to-read greens, water hazards, sand bunkers and dog-leg fairways.



"It was spotless and provided the amenities of an upscale hotel room. Would highly recommend to anyone considering staying at these accommodations. ."

- Alex G., Dartmouth, NS