An undiscovered history, Shelburne County was once home to Acadians
who came to live here as early as 1612. In 1653 Philippe Mius
d'Entremont was made baroner of the area where he began building the
village of Pombcoup (it's Micmac name), today known as Pubnico.
Over the years the French population (later known as Acadians) grew
from Pubnico to Barrington and some even attempted to settle in
Shelburne Harbour. But in 1756 all the Acadians in the area were
deported only to return ten years later to find that English Planters
taken over their abandoned properties. Pubnico West was the only area
not inhabited by the English so the returning founding families
decided to live there. Pubnico is now the oldest Acadian settlement in
Nova Scotia. It is rich in Acadian culture and makes a great day trip
for the family.
As for the cottage, it is our BARRIER FREE cottage and, ironically, the
only two story cottage on the property. Since government regulations
call for a larger bathroom in a barrier free cottage one of the
bedrooms had to be moved upstairs. Tastefully decorated in an Acadian
theme, this cottage boasts the best view of Shelburne
Harbour, which in the summer time is busy with sailing and fishing
activity. Due to it's location there is limited access to the internet signal.