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kitchenetteexteriorlgLooking for something more than a Nova Scotia hotel or motel in South West Nova Scotia? Try one of our self-contained cottage suites overlooking Shelburne Harbour, Nova Scotia. It is South West Nova Scotia accommodation with a difference, in the heart of one of the most historic towns in the province. Include Barracks Cove in your Nova Scotia vacation plans this year.

Barracks Cove Kitchenettes offers a slightly different accommodation option for your next South West Nova Scotia vacation. Barracks Cove is more than a hotel or a motel, it is a series of self-contained cottage suites or units (in one structure) that provide guests with a clean, comfortable room and the added convenience of an ‘open concept’ kitchenette, dining andThe historic waterfront, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. living area.

There are three units at Barracks Cove Kitchenettes, Shelburne. Each unit has a private three or four piece bathroom, a bedroom and an ‘open’ kitchen, dining and living area complete with all of the amenities, including a full-size fridge with mini-bar, a stove, a table for four, a microwave oven and other appliances and cable TV. Guests have the option of a one or two bedroom layout and a double or queen-size bed. One unit (unit 3#) is ‘barrier free’ providing for easy movement of wheel chairs for physically disabled guests.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Barracks Cove Kitchenettes. The facility is just a few feet from the mouth of Shelburne Harbour and a public hiking trail, and a brisk 10 minute walk for Islands Provincial Park. There are groomed hiking trails, several boat launches, dozens of family picnic areas and a sandy beach at the park. Paddlers will enjoy exploring the many islands and small bays in the harbour. Birders will appreciate the ease in observing shorebirds in the area (Shelburne County is one of the best bird watching regions in Nova Scotia); and hikers and walkers will find the miles of new and old hiking trails difficult to resist.

Boating fun is the biggest attraction, of course since Shelburne Harbour is the third largest natural harbour in the world. Sailing, water skiing and fishing are all enjoyed here. Boat rentals are available with marine speakers provided by Rock The Boat Audio for an excellent experience on the water.

And there are other attractions only a few minutes drive from Barracks Cove Kitchenettes. The 18-hole, River Hills Golf and Country Club is just 15 minutes away. The nearby community of Birchtown, home to one of the largest Black Loyalist settlements in North America, is only 3 minutes away. The school house museum, old burial ground and historic church are fascinating places to visit.

Barracks Cove Kitchenettes is about an hour from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and the ferries to Portland and Bar Harbour, Maine. It is about two and a half hours from Halifax and about an hour and a half from the towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.