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Riverside Bed & Breakfast

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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Diane and Paul Ratcliff
157696 Concession 7, RR 2, Meaford, Ontario

Tel: + 1 519-538-4376
No cell number available
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Diane and Paul have finished their globe-trotting and started Riverside B&B, set in the heart of the beautiful Big Head River Valley. Lucky us.....

.... On July 1st the doors were opened, and they’ve already had people returning for more. Despite growing up in London (England not Ontario) Paul is a country boy at heart with a craving for open spaces. Fortunately for him Diane has similar tendencies, and with a mile of river and ten kilometres of trails on their doorstep there’s enough here to amuse even the most ardent country bumpkin. The seasonal entertainment when I visited on a snowy December weekend was snow-shoeing, very exciting for a Brit in search of a quintessential Canadian experience. Warning – it’s harder work than you think. But with Paul in his jazzy red outfit and (their retriever) Sydney’s wagging tail leading the way, you know you’re in good hands. When the ice recedes, there’s great trout-fishing here and Paul’s current record is a juicy 13-pounder. The house itself is an old farmhouse, replete with one of those magnificent old wooden barns that’s not quite as upright as it was in its youth. The rooms are fresh and simple – think wooden floors and big squishy duvets – and breakfast is a wholesome feast, including home-made maple syrup. An English sense of humour comes free of charge. Cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking. Downhill skiing 20 mins away.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 3: 1 twin with private bath/shower; 1 queen with en-suite shower; 1 queen with en-suite bath and shower.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: If coming east along Hwy 26 towards Meaford, take Concession 7 (at tractor dealership). Right (south). They are 4.4 km down on right-hand side.

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