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Why Cottage Living is the Best

Blog by Susan Brown | August 14th, 2014

After a stressful week of work, there’s nothing like heading out to the country where you can unwind for the weekend and prepare yourself mentally for the challenges of the coming week. Then there are the summer months, which are definitely best enjoyed outdoors. Canadians have long had a love affair with cottages and the cottage lifestyle – and if you’re still wondering whether you should invest in one, let me tell you a bit more about why nothing beats cottage living.

• You can take a break from the ordinary. Enjoy experiences that are completely different from your everyday routine. Having a cottage available whenever you need is an investment in your enjoyment now and in the years to come.

• Becoming part of the local community, even if it’s just for a short time, is also refreshing. There could be a music festival one weekend and an arts and crafts fair the next. Basically, there’s always something new to discover and enjoy every time you go back. Plus, you’ll get the chance to make more friends.

• You can start building your own family vacation traditions in a space that’s truly your own. Nothing beats watching your kids discover the wonders of nature and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, a cottage is the kind of legacy that your children will definitely appreciate later on.

Things to Consider

When buying a cottage, there are more than a few things to keep in mind so you can be sure that you’ll be making the right choice. If you have your heart set on a waterfront property, for example, then one of the first things you should do is to get well acquainted with the body of water that it’s located on. Find out if it has any restrictions, what the water quality is like, whether or not you’re going to have to deal with a crowd of jet-skiers, and so on. I’d recommend renting a cottage in the area you’re interested in so you can get a real feel for the community and the surroundings.