Former Dairy Farm – Mabou, NS



This former dairy operation in Cape Breton is now for sale without the quota or herd. 230+ acres, productive fields, some tiled, woods, brook, gorgeous views. Farm buildings are in good condition and all the equipment is included. The farmhouse is a beautifully restored heritage home. Lovingly restored century house. Large country kitchen, pantry, dining room, two living rooms, make up the ground floor. Upstairs are five bedrooms and bathroom. High ceilings, split stairway, and two good claytile-lined brick chimneys are both 34 years old. All windows have been replaced. In all the home has over 1,000 sq ft on each floor. The basement is part stone, part concrete. The woodstove in the kitchen heats the whole house but for the few very cold days when the basement furnace is lit.

All this in a part of the country famous for its scenic beauty, music, history and a milder climate than most parts of Ontario and Quebec. Rolling land, lovely views. This farm is just 2 minutes from Mabou, a picturesque village situated at the head of the Mabou River estuary. Famous for its Sunday farmer’s market, Red Shoe pub, Mull Restaurant, spectacular West Mabou beach, and for being home to the Rankin Family! The Glenora single malt whisky distillery is a few minutes north. Inverness and its beaches, harness racing, hospital, shops and restaurants, and world-class Cabot golf courses, are a 15 minute drive. In sum, this is a turnkey operation. The owners have continually upgraded the farm – buildings, land, equipment and home – in the 30+ years they have run it. Everything is in excellent working order. A beautiful farm, beautiful home, in a beautiful location!

Courtesy of Paul Smith

Additional Details

  • Dairy Barn
    126’ x 40’, 44 stalls (46 in a pinch). 12’ x 16’ addition for manure pump house (Evacuair manure system, 36" diameter pipe to a concrete pad outside.)
  • Hiefer Barn
    40’ x 50’ (free stall with locking headgates)
  • Pole Barn
    40’ x 72’ (formerly hay storage), 60’ x 72’: contains 20’ x 24’ workshop, 20’ x 48’ tractor bays (4) 12’ x 16’ farm shop (2 stories) heated
  • Feed Mill
    16’ x 20’
  • Grain Tank
  • Supplement Bin
    1 wooden/1 metal
  • Greenhouse
    12’ x 16’
  • Outbuilding
    used as chicken house


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