Johns Lake Cottage

Nova Scotia | Canada East/Central

A wheelchair-friendly lakeside cottage

Located to the south of Nova Scotia, This picture-perfect Canadian lakeside is unusual in that it is wheelchair accessible, meaning that able bodied and disabled people alike can enjoy their new property without having to go to the trouble of adapting it. Built by a German timber construction specialist according to the requirements of the current owners, the central-heated cottage is of an extremely high quality, with the ground floor of the property being 100% wheelchair friendly.

Consisting of a fully-fitted kitchen which opens out into the dining and living room, the ground floor is also home to a good-sized bedroom, a washroom and a laundry room, whereas the first floor houses two bedrooms. The sale of the property includes all furniture and appliances, including the traditional wood-burning stove, the washing machine and tumble dryer. Boasting a good quality telephone and an electricity connection, the lot is also served by a water pump, supplying the cottage with an endless supply of safe drinking water. A near-by garage completes the picture.

It is also possible to buy a private island on John’s Lake along with the house. Contact us for further details.


Perfect for anglers, canoeists and nature fans alike, the winning combination of an agreeable climate and a perfect lakeside location positively invites one to explore the surrounding area. Located directly on the banks of the free-flowing John’s Lake, the cottage has a small docking area towards the bottom of the garden, allowing for easy access the nearby fishing village of Shelburne via canoe. Strong arm muscles and previous experience of canoeing may well be necessary, with the approximately 22 km long journey meeting a strong currents and even rapids along the way!

For those with an aversion to white water adventures, however, the former second largest city on the North American continent can also be accessed via Nova Scotia’s well-connected road network.  Popular with tourists, Shelburne is home to a vibrant community consisting of shops, restaurants, hotels and work-shops. Shelburne also forms the perfect starting point for a further exploration of the region, with the cities of Yarmouth and Halifax easily accessible via Nova Scotia’s excellent highway system.

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