Bruton cottage overlooks Shuswap lake in the quiet, relaxing countryside! Come to enjoy nature and the lake nearby. The cottage, one Great Room, is functionally divided for sleeping, cooking and eating with an outdoor rainwater shower and wood stove. It's a rustic, relaxing atmosphere to refresh you from the city.
Our acreage is called Friedensfeld West. Friedensfeld is a German word meaning Field of Peace, and perfectly describes our property. The cottage is called Bruton, after the boarding house my husband attended in Kodaikanal, India.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the entire outdoor property and yard games like bocce ball and croquet. There is a log playhouse for the children and a rustic golf course just for fun. A swingset with slide and lookout platform, plus a saucer swing for the little ones will add to the fun and keep the kids occupied for hours. We recently added a 15-ft trampoline with protective netting.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I try to be available for questions or solve problems, but otherwise I like to give my guests as much privacy as they desire. Our house and Bruton cottage are in close proximity, so you will see us as we work in the yard and do our thing.
Safety note: our acreage is small, but even on a small acreage there are natural hazards that can be present. We have made every effort to have things safe and secure. However, we expect you to be responsible for your own safety and the safety of your children by supervising their behaviour, being aware of potential hazards and so on. Use all the equipment and roam all the spaces at your own risk. But use normal caution: We want this to be a happy experience for you.
We also have a canoe you may borrow, located nearby at a friend's waterfront property. Just ask, and we will show you the location and give you the paddles. Some life jackets are available. (One large, two medium and one child's size.)
Toilet facilities: Bruton cottage has a water-less Eco-friendly toilet designed with a fan and French drain to be completely odor-free. (URL HIDDEN) Alternatively, there is an outhouse nearby.
An outdoor rainwater shower with hot and cold water is located behind the cottage. You can look out over the lake as you shampoo your hair!
In July the raspberries ripen. If you are here during raspberry season, you can pick and eat to your hearts content. You can even fill a small container and take some home with you. In late August there are blackberries to enjoy. As our fruit trees mature there will be plums and pears in season as well.
We expect our guests to handle the cottage and all items with care, to be kind to nature, to smoke only out of doors, and to keep alcohol consumption to reasonable amounts. No illegal substances!
You are responsible for your own family's safety.
Be careful out of doors and watch your children when they are exploring or using the play structures and playhouse. Let us know if you see anything that needs attention.
Fire: Fires for a wiener roast etc. are to be made in the fire pit only. Wood is freely available for this. Keep the fires small and be in attendance at all times. In addition, all fire bans must be observed! Please check the signs as you drive in along Eagle Bay Rd. for information on allowable fires. Or ask at the Eagle Bay store.
If you are bringing a pet, you must have prior approval and will be charged $10 per night extra. Friedensfeld West is a great place for animals to run free and enjoy the great outdoors. However, if your dogs enjoy digging or your cats like using the garden for their bathroom, we may ask you to keep them on leash or indoors.
Noise: Kids (and adults) love to play and be noisy. We appreciate that! No one should be shushed when playing outside! Quiet time between 10 pm and 7 am. will give us time to sleep and recharge our batteries.
I am a grandmother who lives in the Shuswaps half the year. I love having people over and creating a fun place for children. We have a little playhouse for small children and lots of space to run and play. I love finding gems at yard sales and repurposing them. One favourite motto is Make it do, Wear it out, Use it up, Do without.