The Cottage

The cottage is an 1880’s era farmhouse located on a waterfront site jutting into the Northumberland Strait. Its recent relocation and sensitive restoration garnered a Heritage Award from the Province of Prince Edward Island in 2011.

Expansive views of cultivated farmland, historic Sea Cow Light House, the languishing New Brunswick shoreline and Confederation Bridge ground the property in its bucolic surroundings. Guests often share the site with the occasional fox, circling bald eagle and darting swallows who have claimed the famous red cliffs at the shore as their home.

Architectural features include Victorian gingerbread decoration, an entrance deck and large wrap-around verandah, crown moldings, eleven-foot ceilings, original woodwork, period hardwood floors, modern kitchen and baths, a centrally located fireplace (electric) and private access to the beach.  Spacious comfort, privacy and functionality combine to make your stay at Northumberland House an unforgettable vacation experience.


The farmhouse was built during the early 1880’s in the nearby community of Searletown by the Callbeck family who were descendants of the island’s first administrator. It subsequently served as a homestead for many years of the Robinson family and after being vacated, was moved three kilometers to its present site in 2006. It’s now located on a portion of shore frontage that has been in the present owner’s family since the 1850’s.