GUESTHOUSE & COTTAGE
Located 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.
The Alexander is a set of rooms in our Guesthouse offering accommodations for up to four people in two bedrooms (one queen bed and two singles). Guests will have personal access to either the Queen or Twin room (or both if booked for 3-4 people). Adorned with Soft white linens and spring coil mattresses, the perfect nights sleep awaits. Fluffy towels, terry cloth robes and Eco bath products are on hand to melt the stress away. Each room is fitted with a dressing mirror, hanging space and plenty of storage. Bedside tables and lamps, a blackout shade on the window and an overhead fan round out the modern comforts of home. Free Wifi is provided along with a 40" TV monitor, complete with Netflix and the latest streaming apps. The private bathroom, with rainshower, original claw foot soaker tub and contemporary decor is only steps away. Continental breakfast is served from 8am-10am.
For a more secluded experience check out The Cottage, located on the same property as our Guesthouse.
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 April 1 - December 31.
The Alexander guests are invited to the Breakfast room each day from 8am – 10am for a deluxe Continental breakfast.
Guests staying in the Cottage are encouraged to bring their own food and prepare breakfast in the kitchenette. Complimentary farm fresh eggs and a loaf of homemade bread are provided on arrival to kick-start your first morning's breakfast.
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.
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!
Free Wifi is provided throughout the main house and the cottage. In addition, we are a Google Smart home.
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.
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
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.
"Wonderful little cottage with all the modern amenities! If you are looking for tranquility and relaxation, this little gem is perfect!!! Todd went above and beyond to make our stay extra memorable with a little extra! I highly recommend it ."
- Marlene G., Dartmouth, NS