Willowshade Farm

Valicia Wyand

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Price Range: $1,915 - $2,730  Bedrooms: 4  
Sleeps: 8  Baths: 3  Features: , , , , , , ,


The historic Willowshade Farm, also known as Howatt’s Fruit Farm, rests amid its picturesque setting overlooking the mouth of the Tryon River and the Northumberland Strait. Generations of Islanders fondly remember purchasing their berries, apples, vegetables, and preserves, as well as posing for wedding pictures in the sheltered gardens among 100 year old trees. CBC listeners may recall the segment on Mainstreet: “Tales of Willowshade Farm” by Betty Howatt. The Howatts have a long history in the community. The first Howatts settled in Tryon in 1783. The 200 year old farmhouse dates back to the early 1800s. This older home is a grand piece of Island history: Tryon was named and settled by Captain Samuel Holland, British surveyor in 1765, and his own homestead was just up the road from Willowshade Farm, on the Tryon Point Road. Willowshade Farm is also the birthplace of Cornelius Howatt, one of two members of the Island legislature to vote against Confederation in 1873. The farm also has a literary connection, with Canadian author Farley Mowat dropping by in years past for visits with his friends, the Howatts. With its mature trees and water views, Willowshade Farm contains plenty of character and charm.

Willowshade Farm has just been finished with it’s renovations which has completely transformed the space. When you walk in the door on the main floor, you are welcomed by light walls and airy fixtures and furniture. There is a porch which is the perfect area to leave your beach gear after an amazing day at the beach exploring and relaxing. You will also find a full bathroom with a standup shower and the laundry area just down the hall. The open concept kitchen and dining room has brand new appliances and all kitchen equipment needed to make delicious meals. Also on the main floor is a sitting room which features a sleeper sofa.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with the ensuite which includes double sinks, a clawfoot tub, and a glass walk in shower. You will also find a bedroom with a double bed, and a bedroom with two single beds. Just down the hallway is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

Willowshade Farm, on the warmer south shore of the Island, is centrally located, only 15 minutes from the Confederation Bridge, and a mere 5 minutes down the road from the quaint village of Victoria by the Sea, with its historic playhouse, cute shops, and eateries. It’s only 30 minutes from Summerside, and 40 minutes from Charlottetown and Cavendish. There is ample of privacy as the property is on a quiet side road in the country. Come enjoy the serenity of this south shore property!