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Description from owner

Enjoy our Lord of the Rings themed 5600 sq ft house with several gathering or meeting rooms. The house can accommodate up to 20 guests. Currently also being operated as a B&B. We are near Merrickville, Ontario.

Please note that we are NOT a waterfront cottage. We are located about 1 hr south-west of Ottawa; and about 15 minutes south-east of Smiths Falls. The Rideau river is a few miles away should you be thinking of going fishing. We are a very large home located at 223 Main St, in a small Hamlet called Eastons Corners. Surrounded by farms, including one across the road that sells fresh eggs, goat milk products, and other items. We are in the country but close to several towns if you forgot to bring something. Closest village - Merrickville 10 km , Closest large town is Smiths Falls 20 km. Closest city - Brockville 35 km.

This house is perfect for large family gatherings or other group activities. There are 8 bedrooms and another 3 sitting rooms with sofa beds that can sleep 2 persons. We also have several air beds available. Most bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. 2 bedrooms (Dragons Lair) share a bathroom from the hallway, and 2 other bedrooms (Knights Rest) share a bathroom that is located between the 2 rooms. There are a total of 6 full bathrooms and 1 powder room. One bedroom suite is located on the main floor and is accessible without needing stairs. Most beds are queen size with memory foam toppers, there are also 2 king and 1 twin bed.

Our large, well stocked 500 sq ft kitchen is centrally located and is often the focus of gatherings and fun. It has a stove as well as a gas cook top in a 10 ft long island , and includes two side by side refrigerators. In addition, there are 2 other large rooms, a sun room and sitting room, just off the kitchen, and a games room upstairs for our guests to enjoy.

We provide you with everything needed to make you feel relaxed and at home. We also provide free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The expansive parking area is big enough to accommodate at least 8 vehicles.

Relax on our front veranda with your cup of tea or coffee and watch the the day go by or hang out on the back deck and enjoy something on the BBQ. Play a game of volleyball, bocce or croquet on the lawn or when indoors, a game of pool, darts, crokinole or hockey, or watch a movie on the TV, or play one of the many board games in the games room.

Since we also operate the home as a B&B (when no groups are booked), and for a nominal fee, we would be happy to cook breakfasts for your group should you wish to arrange it. We (or our managers when we are away) live in a separate basement suite and are periodically available for assistance and information as needed.

Vacation rental guests enjoy total privacy in the home. There will be only one group of guests at a time. Ideal for a large group who want their own private vacation retreat. Also ideal for wedding groups, reunions or any other group activity. The owners or their replacements when they are away will always call (or ring doorbell) before entering the rented premises (the pool and hot-tub must be inspected daily to monitor sanitization and water levels).

Our swimming pool building houses a 16'x32' indoor pool, available year round (a heating charge applies in winter months) as well as a 5 person hot-tub and 2 person infrared sauna.

Suitability: Low allergen environment. We rent to families and mature adults. Children are welcome, and especially enjoy our pool; sometimes for hours on any given day. Absolutely no smoking in the house and sorry, pets Not allowed due to allergens.

In the countryside but within 1 hour of Ottawa / Gatineau; our home is located at 223 Main St in Eastons Corners, Ontario. Pubs, restaurants, pizza and ice cream shop, liquor store and bank are 10 km away in Merrickville. We are just off Cty Rd 16, about 7 minutes south-west of Merrickville, a village which is known for its charm, boutique shopping, many well attended events and its large numbers of artisans..

There are several golf courses within 20-30 min drive and the Killmarnock Apple Orchard is a few minutes away.

Linens and towels are provided, all you should need to bring is food for your group and your personal items.

Note: When not doing a group booking, We operate as a B&B so to ensure availability for your large group, you are advised to book early. As soon as we get one B&B room booking for a given date we are no longer available for a group booking on that date.

We occasionally host Murder Mysteries where the guests are the characters. If you're interested in hosting one during your stay, please contact us.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 6 Queen Beds, 1 Twin Bed, 4 Sofa Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8622523

About the area

In the countryside but within 1 hour of Ottawa / Gatineau, and 7 minutes from the lovely village of Merrickville , called Jewel of the Rideau, which is known for its charm, boutique shopping, many well attended events and its large numbers of artisans. Our home is in Eastons Corners, a small hamlet of about 25 houses, there are several farms nearby including 2 just outside our front door. The Rideau Canal is nearby. It flows thru the village of Merrickville and the town of Smiths Falls.

Owner profile

John D M.

Tourist License
802375923 RT0001

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table


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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Nov 11, 2015 Bruce C. said...

Weekend Group Stay Great Value Wonderful Hosts

We just completed a group reunion at John and Adina's place and everyone was thoroughly impressed. The facilities offered something for everyone from the pool (at 83 degrees) to the hot tub and infrared sauna. There were numerous seating areas so one could have some quiet time if so desired. If not, the games room had a pool table, hockey table, darts and numerous games and toys available. There were 10 of us (no spouses) and each person had their own bed. The beds were also very comfortable. The best thing I can say about this place were the hosts who were truly welcoming and enjoyable to deal with. Some members of our group are already planning to stage another reunion here. It is perfect for groups who want to spend a weekend together but still wish to have some privacy. I highly recommend staying here you will not be disappointed.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway

Sep 29, 2015 Mateen said...
Relaxing stay with extended family
Date of Stay September 25, 2015
We just returned from an amazing stay at MiddelShire B&B, there were 18 of us ranging from 5-72 years old and there was something for everyone. John and Adina were great hosts to their beautiful and massive property. Kids (5-15) had a great time in the indoor pool, Jacuzzi, games room complete with a pool table, hockey table, darts and much more. John even taught us how to play Croquet for the first time and surprisingly enough, the kids played it many times during our stay. The kids also enjoyed the fishing at Smith Falls, it is only 10 mins away. The adults also enjoyed the numerous large sitting areas (away from the kids :) Each night, John setup a bonfire, it was a nice way to start the evening. We also made use of the projector and watched movies on the large screen. Our entire family had a great time and would highly recommend MiddelShire B&B to anyone who is looking for high value and quality!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Sep 4, 2015 Jon D. said...
-Amazing property, amazing hosts and amazing value!
Date of Stay August 28, 2015

A mid-sized group (13) of us got together recently to celebrate a 15th High School reunion and we couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. The property boasts enormous (great for families travelling with children) and numerous (great for selecting geographic proximity to babies ;-) room choices. The kitchen was perfect for whipping up a monster breakfast (multiple stovetops, plus an electric fryer for pancakes, etc.) and the dual bbq's outside were an unexpected bonus. The other features of the house were extensive and exhaustive (indoor pool, hot tub, sauna with speaker system, billiards/darts room, great hall for large dining parties, multiple large seating areas great for board games, etc.). The list goes on. Lawn games provided additional entertainment and having John setup bonfires for us each night just as the sun was going down was just perfect! We can't wait to be back, the group is already considering foregoing the 15 year wait it took for us to have our first reunion! No hesitation in recommending this property to anyone, we can confidently say the combination of value and quality of this rental has very few peers.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers