Enjoy our Lord of the Rings themed 5600 sq ft home with several gathering or meeting rooms. The home can accommodate 20+ guests. When not doing group bookings we also operate as a B&B. We are located near Merrickville, Ontario, in a small Hamlet called Eastons Corners.
Please note that we are NOT a waterfront cottage but a large home that's perfect for group bookings. The Rideau river is a few miles away should you be wishing to go fishing. We are a couple who enjoy sharing our lovingly decorated home. Surrounded by farms, we are in the country but close to several towns if you forgot to bring something.
This home is perfect for large family gatherings or other group activities. There are 6 Suites, each with a bathroom. One suite has 3 bedrooms. Two suites have two bedrooms, 2 suites have one bedroom and a sitting rooms with a sofa bed that can sleep 2 persons. One suite has 2 beds (one king, one queen) in the same room. We also have an extra air bed available if needed. The Dragons Lair suite is actually 2 side by side bedrooms that share a bathroom from the hallway. Two other Suites (Knights Rest Suite and Reeves Realm Suite) share a private bathroom that is located between the bedrooms. There are a total of 7 full bathrooms and 1 powder room. One bedroom suite (Valinor) is located on the main floor and is accessible without needing stairs. Most beds are queen size with memory foam toppers, there are also 2 king and 1 twin bed.
Our large, well stocked 500 sq ft kitchen is centrally located and is often the focus of gatherings and fun. It has an electric stove/oven as well as a gas cook top in a 10 ft long island , and includes two side by side refrigerators; one with an ice maker. In addition, there are 2 other large rooms, a sun room and sitting room, just off the kitchen, and a games room upstairs for our guests to enjoy.
We provide you with everything needed to make you feel relaxed and at home. We also provide free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The parking area is big enough to accommodate at least 7 guest vehicles.
Relax on our front veranda with your cup of tea or coffee and watch the the day go by or hang out on the back deck and enjoy something on the BBQ. Play a game of volleyball, or bocce or croquet or enjoy a campfire when outside; when indoors, a game of pool, darts, crokinole, or hockey or one of the many board games in the games room.
Vacation rental guests enjoy total privacy in the home. There will be only one group of guests at a time. Ideal for a large group who want their own private vacation retreat. Also ideal for wedding groups, reunions or any other group activity. The owners or their replacements when they are away will always call (or ring doorbell) before entering the rented premises (the pool and hot-tub must be inspected daily to monitor sanitization and water levels). We (or our managers when we are away) live in a separate basement suite and are periodically available for assistance and information as needed.
Our indoor swimming pool is available year round (a pool heating charge applies during winter months). The 5 person hot-tub and 2 person infrared sauna are also available year round.
Suitability: Low allergen environment. We rent to families and mature adults. Children are welcome, provided they are supervised and especially enjoy our pool; sometimes for hours on any given day. Adult (over 14 yrs old) supervision required over children as there is no Lifeguard on duty for the pool/ hot tub facilities.
Absolutely no smoking in the house.
Pets NOT ALLOWED due to allergens for other visitors with sensitivities.
PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we do not charge a cleaning fee as we expect our guests to leave Middelshire in a tidy state much as it was when your group arrived. We wash the linens, room and pool towels, strip and make all the beds, and sweep out all the rooms, we expect that the dishes will be washed, and all garbage removed from rooms and put in bags.
Additionally the kitchen counter tops should be wiped down and the cook tops should be left as clean as they were when you arrived.
As we must pay for each bag of garbage, we ask that our guests use the provided recycling bins to recycle anything that is not garbage.
Should you decide to rearrange the furniture during your stay, please take the time to place things back in their original position before you leave. Often there's only a 4 hour window between group bookings and that does not afford us the time to redecorate and do much cleaning for the next group.
We do have numerous decorative items throughout, to give it a genuine "Home" feel; most are on shelves that are higher up, but if you have numerous rambuncious children that you plan to leave the run of our home without supervision then this is probably not the place for your group.
Our home is located in Eastons Corners, Ontario. Pubs, restaurants, pizza and ice cream shop and liquor store are 10 km away in Merrickville. We are on Cty Rd 16 west of Merrickville and 15 min South East from Smiths Falls. We are also 30 mins north of Brockville.
In the countryside but within 1 hour of Ottawa / Gatineau, and 7 minutes from the lovely village of Merrickville , called Jewel of the Rideau, which is known for its charm, boutique shopping, many well attended events and its large numbers of artisans.
There are several golf courses within 20-30 min drive.
Linens and towels are provided, all you should need to bring is food for your group and your personal items.
Note: When not doing a group booking, We operate as a B&B so to ensure availability for your large group, you are advised to book early. As soon as we get one B&B room booking for a given date we are no longer available for a group booking on that date.
We have a small chicken coop at the back of the house; and children often enjoy visiting them. The chickens love people who bring them left over vegetable scraps .
Kids love the swimming pool.
Also in the Games room we have a Wii, and XBOX gaming consoles with numerous video games.
There are also numerous younger kid toys such as Paw patrol, and other action figures etc.
Additional Guest Fee $10(CDN) if over 14 guests
We got more than expected!
Middelshire is an exquisite property that offers fun for everyone to have. The house is beautiful and the decor is excellent! John was an exceptionally accommodating host and extremely friendly. We will definitely be back!
Great place! Well maintained, super friendly owners. Very spacious and clean, great for all sorts of events. Would totally come back!
Great Fun place for a group !
We were a group of 11 from 15 to 70 and had a wonderful time here. The rooms are large and comfortable. The games room saw competitions and lots of laughter. The kitchen is well appointed with pretty much everything you might want. The front veranda is a great place for a quiet hangout with a restful view. The pool is a real pool with room for lengths and play. We could dine all at one table which was delightful. While there is not much to do in the actual neighborhood, it is within easy reach of Ottawa, the Rideau Canal, charming local towns, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Upper Canada Village and more. We watched a movie in Brockville. Nothing is more than an hour away. This is a great place for gatherings and pleasant hours of celebration. Much to be recommended. No downside - unless your taste is not quirky furnishings and decorations including a Lord of the Rings chess set and a giraffe stained glass window!!! If you go, hope you have as much fun as we did.
We had a little family reunion weekend getaway. In total, we were 13 adults and 8 kids. We used virtually every amenity the property had to offer, except the TV and various gaming consoles, only because we were too busy. Between the pool/sauna/jacuzzi, dart/billiard/hockey tables, smores on the fire pit, bbq'ing all afternoon and soccer in the yard, it was all we could ask for. A great property that I would highly recommend.
We were a group of 14, ages 5 to 79. There was lots to do at Middleshire for all of us. The property itself was clean, roomy, and beautifully and delightfully furnished. The indoor pool and hot tub, were a big hit with both children and adults; the game room also supplied many hours of fun. The kitchen had everything we needed and more to make ourselves nice meals. And our hosts were wonderful: they put us at ease immediately, patiently helped us get oriented, and even gave us some fresh eggs and vegetables during our stay. Even though we could have happily spent all our week just at Middleshire, we did explore the surrounding country a bit. The charming, friendly town of Merrickville is nearby and everyone was interested in the Rideau Canal and locks there, as well as the gift shops and ice cream and locally sourced food. Smiths Falls is quite convenient for shopping and museums, too. We even found a public tennis court a very short walk from Middleshire. All in all, an extremely relaxing, interesting, and fun family vacation. Sincerely, Jennie Drasin
This place is amazing, from the awesome suite bedrooms to the indoor pool and recreation room. Loved the huge dining room table where our entire group of 15 could sit around. The owners are very nice and extremely helpful.
Great communication, all amenities were provided. He owners went above and beyond to make our weekend a huge success. Thank you!!!
We have a large family (youngest 1 year old and oldest 90) and the B&B easily accommodated us. The kids loved exploring the games room and enjoying the pool. Adults enjoyed the various rooms to relax. We stayed just before Christmas and the Christmas decorations were great.