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Welcome to Ellerslie, where you will find casual elegance in a heritage home. This remarkable home, built in 1897, has found a new lease on life on the shores of Buckley Bay. Remarkably, given its long history, we are only the third owners of Ellerslie, and we are thrilled to share it with travelers to beautiful Vancouver Island. Built by John Jardine, a Scottish house painter by trade, and a Member of the Provincial Legislature of British Columbia for Esquimalt, Ellerslie was named after the home of Scottish hero William Wallace. Pride in craftsmanship is evident in the beautiful plaster work, hand-carved oak mantles and the unique hand-built split oak staircase.
Check out the video of the amazing journey Ellerslie made from the shores of Victoria to her current home at Buckley Bay.
Guests are invited to enjoy the sounds of the babbling brook from the vast covered verandah, cozy up to the fireplace in the spacious guest living room or curl up with a book in the library. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the beach is only a few meters away, great for swimming in the summer and kayak launching, hiking opportunities abound and the ferry to Denman and Hornby Islands is a minute’s drive away. Access to Mount Washington, Vancouver Island’s premier ski resort, is a mere forty minute drive. Fifteen minutes on the scenic Island Highway takes you to the charming villages of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, with their unique shops and restaurants.
Delicious hot breakfasts made with locally-sourced ingredients, artisanal baked goods and fresh fruit are enjoyed in the gracious dining room. Guests have a dedicated bar fridge and sink for their own beverage preparation throughout the day. WIFI is available throughout Ellerslie and there is a television in the guest living room with Netflix available. There is a piano for those who are inclined to tickle the ivories.
Check in after 4:00 pm, check out by 11 am. Luggage/ski storage is available. Off street parking is available.