White Cottage


This one-of-a-kind ocean front Chester Home, with sweeping water views from every room, boasts a Pre-Confederation water lot with more than 200’ of water frontage and a wharf. The spacious 4,792 SF+/- residence, originally built in 1795, was completely rebuilt in 2018 by renowned designer Philip Mitchell with no expense spared or detail overlooked.

The 4 bedroom, 4 full bath and 2 half bath residence has been meticulously updated for year-round living with completely new mechanicals throughout including Enviroshake roofing with a lifetime guarantee, double glazed/hung historic reproduction custom windows by Ridley (maintenance free exterior finish), custom hot water radiators, in floor heating, built-in speakers, Waterworks plumbing fixtures, and so much more, all while recalling historic details from when the house was originally built.

The expert craftsmanship and hand-crafted finish work are evident throughout. Details include restored original wide plank floors, beadboard, paneling, moldings, millwork, hand carved staircase banisters, beamed ceilings, imported marble stonework, hand glazed tiles, custom cabinetry, multiple mantle pieces, and more. The restoration of White Cottage won the ‘Built Heritage Award’ from the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. The house has been featured in numerous magazines, books and online publications. It was the cover story of Veranda Magazine and is also featured “Collected Interiors: Rooms that tell a story” recently published by Rizzoli.

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Arriving at the property transports you to another world – mature private gardens overlooking the harbour and ocean beyond feature stone terraces for dining and entertaining, wrap-around veranda, wisteria covered pergola and outdoor pavilion with fireplace. Entering the sun-filled home on the main level, you are welcomed into the custom mosaic marble tiled entry foyer and led directly through the Nova Scotia pine paneled dining room into the large living room and sunroom featuring exquisitely crafted detail work and finishes. The living room and dining room each have a fireplace. There is ample room for family and guests, a perfect place to privately relax or entertain on a grand scale. The true chef’s kitchen can serve as its own entertainment space complete with its custom Bellini cabinetry, hand carved island, marble counters, 5 burner La Cornue gas range, Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, 2 farm sinks, and a bay window dining area. There is also a butler’s pantry with an electric wall oven, warming drawer and a second Miele dishwasher. The main floor half bath features a barrel-vaulted ceiling.

At the top of the main staircase is a second floor landing that serves as a library. The generous principle bedroom suite has windows on three sides with sweeping views of ocean a decorative antique fireplace and his and her’s ensuites and dressing rooms.

The third floor features two spacious bedroom suites with vaulted ceilings, ensuite baths and access to the expansive roof deck with breathtaking views. The lower level offers a family room with woodburning fireplace, bar, mudroom with dog shower and a potting room.

Additionally, a 900+/- sq. ft. separate coach house with a 2 car garage below has a guest room with full bath however it could also be used as a studio room for yoga, meditation, art, or a home office.

Known as “White Cottage”, it is one of the original homes in Chester and is now recognized as one of the most beautiful homes in Nova Scotia.

The historic village of Chester offers sailing at the Chester Yacht Club, golf, tennis, shops, galleries and restaurants.

Minimum stay 7 nights

May, June and October C$650.00 per night plus HST. House Only.

July, August and September C$1000.00 per night plus HST. House Only.

If additional Coach House required; add C$200.00 per night plus HST. From May through to end of October Coach House cannot be rented independently from Main House.

Mooring available from floating dock; add C$750.00 per 14 nights duration.

Long Term Off season (November through to end of April):

House only: C$3500.00 per calendar month plus cost of power / fuel. Taxes included.

Apartment only: C$1500.00 per calendar month plus cost of power / fuel. Taxes included.

Final laundry and cleaning C$950.00

Refundable Damage Deposit C$5000.00

Booking fees and applicable taxes extra.

Contact lizzie@mooreco.ca for information


High-quality linens & towels
Internet/TV/Phone included
In-Suite Washer and Dryer
TV with cable
Fast & Free High Speed Internet/Wi-Fi
Fully-Equipped Kitchen
Dedicated Workspace

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