Welcome to Orchard House, your storybook vacation home on Hornby Island. Set oceanside on 3 sprawling acres of working orchard, this magical home is an idyllic retreat set on a historic property home to early Hornby settlers. Located nearby Phipps Point, Orchard House enjoys all day sun and outstanding sunset vistas year-round.
Although quaint by first appearance, this enchanting farmhouse dazzles the moment you enter the light-filled atrium and take in the quality craftsmanship and high-end design. Made intimate with the warmth of cozy spaces and old wood, this spacious home comfortably accommodates 8 people over two floors along with ample outdoor living spaces, including a large covered veranda, cliffside glass balcony, and covered arbour to contemplate the ornamental ponds. Each room enjoys views to the gardens, ocean or mountains beyond. Built-in custom cabinetry and industrial appliances make the large kitchen ideal for gourmet cooking and entertaining. A long-table truly worthy of the name grounds the dining room and cements the good times with good meals. The generous living room is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day or for snuggling as you savour the warmth of the woodstove while witnessing the power of the winter storm raging over the water.
The spaciousness extends to four bedrooms, three with king-sized beds and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. The fourth bedroom, or bunkhouse, has two twin beds under a gabled ceiling and is accessed by a glass walkway to make believe you are walking on air. Two bedrooms share a Juliet balcony facing the waters of Lambert Channel where you can often hear and view sea lions, seals and whales as they travel by Orchard House.
The commitment to refinement and quiet elegance extends beyond to the tranquil beauty of the garden. Spend time wandering the large 3-acre property among fruit and nut trees, a heritage rose garden, and mature native species to the magical ponds and waterfalls with dragonflies, butterflies and bathing songbirds. Take advantage of the completely fenced property and open fields for games of catch, bocci, hide and go seek or simply throw down a picnic blanket and idle the day away staring at the sky.
A short 2-minute stroll to Phipps Points ensures your never late to say goodbye to the sun. Providing easy access for kayaks and paddleboards or simply to swim, Phipps Point is a Hornby favourite but far enough off the beaten path to enjoy in relative privacy. A veritable feast for the eyes and balm for the soul, we invite you to come enjoy Orchard House and the simple joys of life soon.
– Large gourmet kitchen
– Large Propane BBQ
– Private, fully fenced 3-acre property
– Proximity to Ferry Terminal, Phipps Point, Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park, Fossil Beach Cidery and the Thatch Pub
– 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms
– King size beds and bamboo bedding
– Sorry, pets are not welcome at Orchard House