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This cozy and unique home has everything available for your vacationing needs. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, business stay or a great family holiday. With panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean it is a fantastic spot for iceberg viewing in the spring and whale watching in summer.The property is 2 minutes' walk from the Ryan Premises National Historic Site of Canada and 8 minutes' walk from Church Street, the heart of Bonavista where you will find a variety of local artisan shops and eateries. Cape Bonavista is 10 minutes' drive away.
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The Ford Tavern or the Sweetland House, as it is locally known, is adjacent to Bonavista Harbour along John Cabot Drive. Today, many of the original architectural details on the exterior have been restored, from original paintings /artworks and photos dated to the 1890's and 1940's – 50's, we know that the home had unique embellishments.
The interior of the home remains far more intact with significant original features present which include; the staircase, trims and most unique, a fully intact tavern with wicket, bar / counter, and shelves. It is the last remaining building of its style within the region; public house / boarding house with built in shop.
This house was owned by the Robert Ford family in the mid 1800's. It was originally built as a “Public House” with rooms for rent upstairs. Oral history from the Canaille neighbourhood of Bonavista suggests it functioned as a "gentleman's saloon'.Visit www.bonavistacreative.com to read a complete history of the Linthorne building and view photos of the restoration process.
We offer our guests the ability to stay in the area’s finest restored heritage homes. You'll find exposed beams, a tasteful mix of vintage and modern furnishings, local art hanging on the walls, wine glasses in the cabinet — and your friends & family relaxing in the living room. We offer you a home in our hometown.