Imagine arriving at the house after a long drive that brought you to
this Island. You step out of the car and, as you draw a deep breath,
you can smell the landscape as you see it before you: The freshly cut
hayfields to the south, the small maple grove behind the house, the
rolling hills, covered with pasture and forest. This will be your
personal space for the week(s) to come. As the sun sets, you start to
see the brilliant, unpolluted night sky and in the distance the lights
of the coast of Nova Scotia.
The days you will spend here will be the stuff of vacation memories.
The rising sun will tickle you as you prepare your morning coffee. As
you read your summer novel on one of the lawn chairs in the garden,
you can hear and watch the songbirds all around you, and when you
retire for the night, you open your window letting the night breeze
bring you relaxing sleep.
In the fall you can take long strolls along the many miles of trails
in the brightly colored forest. In the winter you watch the bald eagle
draw its long circles in the sky. Spring brings heavy blooms on the
crab apples that line the driveway to the house.
These are but a few experiences on Percy Hill. What will be yours?
The Percy Hill Summer House did not disappoint! We love having a home
away from home when we vacation and yours certainly more than fit the
bill! Prince Edward Island is one of the most pastoral and as the
island slogan goes “gentle” places that we’ve ever visited. Waking up
each morning and returning after each day, living at Percy Hill was a
continuation of the splendor. The mix of antiques, the lovely
paintings, the exquisite hand-crafted furniture and cabinetry, the
gourmet kitchen and the indoor and outdoor nooks to cozy up in with
music, wine or a good book made the relaxation complete. We all were
especially enchanted by the property’s views … rolling hills, the
Northumberland Strait, the magnificent spectrum of light and colors
and the beyond belief star-gazing opportunities!
Grace B. Whashington DC