8471 Highway 3 Oakland, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0



"The Balsamea House" is a 21st century, barn inspired, seasonal-retail store, located just before the bridge which crosses the Mushamush River at the estuary of the beautiful seaside town, Mahone Bay. It has served as a popular seasonal shop specializing in Christmas trees, wreathes, garlands and greenery. It has also sold honey and condiments, crafts and the odd antique or two for good measure. This country store has been a been a perennial favourite for over twenty-two years for those travelling from far and wide to share in its rich atmosphere and take home a piece of time honoured tradition. The building was constructed of wood milled on site specifically for its construction, which the heavy beams of the structure will attest. The main showroom, consisting of 775 square feet, boasts locally milled, red oak, plank floors. This open space is heated by a wood burning stove which comfortably heats the building until the close of season in late December. Full of natural light, this retail house - with its nine foot ceilings - features large, hand crafted, bespoke, wood sash windows. A new septic has been installed and a 2,500 gallon cistern is in place. The property has a park-like natural setting and at just under two acres would accommodate a new owners plans for expansion or an additional private house. The highly visible location at the gate to Mahone Bay would certainly lend itself to the success of any variety of business enterprises. (id:39336)


Business Type Retail and Wholesale
Business Sub Type Shopping center

Property Details

MLS® Number 202404061
Property Type Retail
Community Name Oakland
Amenities Near By Highway, Shopping
Community Features High Traffic Area


Constructed Date 2002
Construction Material Wood Frame
Fire Protection Smoke Detectors
Flooring Type Wood
Total Finished Area 1400 Sqft
Utility Water Cistern


Parking Space(s)


Access Type Highway Access
Acreage Yes
Land Amenities Highway, Shopping
Size Irregular 1.8918
Size Total 1.8918 Ac
Size Total Text 1.8918 Ac



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