This is me with one of my new chickens...she's very sweet and follows me everywhere 

This is me with one of my new chickens...she's very sweet and follows me everywhere 

**UPDATE**

I recently left my advertising career of almost 30 years to run Cobblestone Farm Retreat full time. 

I cannot be more thrilled with my decision and I look forward to hosting more guests, family and friends. 

We will be hosting some exciting retreats in the future so be sure to check back regularly.

Almost 19 years ago I had a dream.  When I announced this dream at a dinner party, many friends thought I was joking, perhaps going through a mid life crisis even though I was only 31.  I had been living and working in Toronto but always felt the country calling me home. That's when I decided I wanted to live on a farm with animals and learn to lead a healthy, sustainable and environmentally friendly life.  

I was thrilled when I found the perfect home in a town called Cobourg, only an hour east of Toronto. The small town atmosphere is very welcoming and there are so many sights to see. From antique shopping, to relaxing on the beach, to hiking in the forest there is something for everyone!

I work(ed) in the city but live in the country...I'm truly lucky to live the best of both worlds. I've been hosting family & friends at my farm for many years and in 2012 decided to open my home and farm to guests.  It's a chance for me to share this incredible place with others so they can experience the same joy of being here as I do. We've hosted many family gatherings, girls weekends and even some weddings. Many of our guests have returned time and again, often lovingly calling Cobblestone "their farm".

You will have a chance to completely unwind and get back to nature on this incredible country property. You might even get to see some local farmers working the land as they used to many years ago. You'll see young people riding horseback and cyclists whizzing by enjoying the fresh country air. The stars at night are something to be seen and how better to see them then by a bonfire roasting marshmallows or sipping a glass of wine.

Whether you want to rent the farm house outright, or come and spend a few nights like a traditional B&B, Cobblestone Farm will try to accommodate all requests.  And remember we are a pet friendly home so you can bring your four legged family members with you.

We look forward to hosting you soon.

Sam  

Photos credits:  Lisa MacIntosh Photography, Natasha Bardin Photography, Kate Ince, Cyndal Lorch, Peter Kiriakopolous & David Thompson. Thank you for allowing me to share your talents xox