6423 Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
$55,700 USD ($69,900 CAD) ~ Off Market
Save this old house. Known as The Purple House, or Ross House by locals, this c.1864 fixer upper has beautiful views of the Nova Scotia countryside.
The Ross family has a long history in the Margarees. Edmond and Ann (Lawrence) Ross had 11 children and were early settlers in the area which came to be called Rossville.
The area sounds so inviting! Here is an excerpt from Margareens.com.
IF you appreciate Celtic music or other authentic cultural events or
would prefer to discover our stunning coastline and superb crafters,
look no further; if you like the notion of unwinding on almost-deserted beaches, enjoying fresh lobster, or trying to fly fish for salmon or trout on a glorious river, then come visit the Margaree River Valley, on Cape Breton Island’s spectacular Cabot Trail.
Visit our renowned Salmon Museum, and the historic Fish Hatchery
(the oldest in Nova Scotia) and hiking, skiing or snowmobiling is
spectacular on our trail network.
If you have ever driven through the Margarees, you will have no doubt spotted this extraordinary fixer upper property. Often referred to as “the purple house” or as the “Ross House” by locals or past owners, because of its intriguing history, this Beautiful Victorian style home with Provincial heritage designation, is a rare find.
Many of the original finishes are still there to be appreciated. Some upgrades have been carried out to the home over the years, including the roof. There’s no doubt the house still needs work but could be the home it was always meant to be for the right buyer.
The famous “Dancing Goat Cafe and Bakery” is just down the road. The property is also in close proximity to the Margaree River, with a salmon pool just minutes walk from the house, great for the avid fly fisherman. With its Cabot Trail location, it could be a great B&B, fisherman’s retreat, a hostel or some other type of business. This 2.5 storey house has 8 bedrooms, a large sun room, 1 full bath, 1 half bath and another unfinished full bath, as an en suite. Come experience the Cape Breton life in this beautiful piece of history! Being sold AS IS, WHERE IS.
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