We came across Hilltop Acres almost by chance, and were drawn in, as if by some unknown force.
Sitting adjacent to a large field, with a treed driveway, the place has the look of a much grander estate than it is. In fact, Janice's (proprietess) old family house burned down? some years ago, and the current house built in its stead.
You are definitely in someone's house; this is not an 'Inn' which so many of the Maritime B&B's are.
The chief attractions here are location-terrific sunrise vies to the east over the nearby waters of Malapeque Bay, and the hosts!
Both are modest, down -to-earth people- he, recently retired and on the board for the adjacent Bideford Parsonage Museum, where L.M. Montgomery lived as a young teacher. This is a must-see attraction- as a fine period architectural piece, and for the impressive tour given by the docent.
Being a handyman, Wayne ensures that everything works well- and all the plumbing, heating etc is tickety-boo for an older converted home. The room was reasonably well appointed, with a very good bed, great bathroom, and nice views.
Breakfast was leisurely-because Janice went off to work, a helper came in, and made quite a fuss over us, plying us with yet more and more goodies beyond the normal continental fare. My travel partner took a couple of baked goods with her, with full blessing.
Hard to fault within the B&B genre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the quiet of the country in historic Bideford, where author L.M. Montgomery first taught school. B&B has queen room with ensuite bath and 2-bedroom suite has queen and double bed with private bath. Our 2-storey, 2-bedroom guest house with queen and double beds has 1/2 bath on 2nd floor, and has galley kitchen, dining/living room and full bath at foot of stairs. Open May 1 - Oct. 31st. ... more less