Cavan, Cavan-Monaghan

Executive style home in the Kawartha Lakes area

About our home

Our executive-style home is in the country municipality of Cavan Monaghan, approximately 20 km from the city of Peterborough (pop. 70,000), Ontario. This location is approx 125 km (78 mi) north east of Toronto. The floor on the main floor is oak hardwood throughout with knotty-pine vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom is on the main floor, with ensuite bathroom, oak bedroom furniture, and LCD flat panel TV. The main floor has an open plan (no dividing walls) that includes the sun room, kitchen, dining room, and living room. Also located on the main floor is the family room, study/den, laundry room, washroom, and alcove with winding oak staircase to the second floor. We are South African expatriates and have visited South Africa on several occasions in the past. In so doing we have accumulated an eclectic collection of South African art. In particular the family room which we call "Chez Afrique Du Sud" (our South African place) has some interesting pieces, especially copper art. The family room also has a full entertainment centre with 42" plasma TV, CD/DVD player, turntable with extensive collection of LP's, and a Bose system that will rock your socks off! To keep you toasty warm we have three fireplaces including a wood soapstone fireplace as a divider between the dining room and living room, a natural gas fireplace in the family room, and a wood pellet stove in the basement. Moreover the house is centrally heated from a forced air natural gas furnace in the basement. The second floor has two guest bedrooms and a bathroom with double vanity. We have a water softener to provide soft water for all your washing, bathing or showering needs. We have a large wooden deck outside with a spa/jacuzzi off the master bedroom patio door. Regretfully however, in the winter months, the spa is snow-covered, inaccessible, and therefore off-limits during the exchange period from January to March. For the keep-fit and energetic people, we have a fully equipped gymnasium in the basement that includes a treadmill and CD stereo. Our home faces South and has eleven (11) skylights, so during the winter we receive lots of sunlight. For the skiing enthusiasts there is an excellent skiing facility just 15 min drive away at Devil's Elbow However there are many other ski resorts just a couple of hours drive away. For example there is Horseshoe Valley near Barrie, Ontario. For the more adventurous there is the world famous Mont Tremblant in Quebec province about 6-7 hours drive away. Contact me for more tourist info.

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  • Main home
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets

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In the Know

Buzzy restaurants
Montana's, Kelsey's, The Keg, all in Peterborough

Cool bars
The Junction, Hot Belly Mama's both in Peterborough

Cozy cafés
Tim Hortons Coffee in Peterborough

Retail therapy
Lansdowne Place Mall, Peterborough

Bit of culture
Show Place Theatre, Peterborough

Walks in the park
Not in winter

Spot of exercise
our home gymnasium

Day tripping
The many sites of Toronto