Last updated: 30 August 2018


Mills Cottages
Barcovan Beach - Carrying Place - Ontario

Phone: 613-475-5150 (Chick) or 250-893-4214 (Reed)
              Email: chick@millscottages.ca (Chick) or reed@millscottages.ca (Reed)             

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  Cottages available for part/all of summer season and even during the off-season!  


Main Cottage

Main Cottage
Cottage 3

Cottage 3
Cottage 2

Cottage 2
Cottage 1

Cottage 1

A beautifully landscaped two bedroom cottage with deck and view of channel and lake.

Nicely landscaped 2 bedroom cottage with waterview of channel linking Wellers Bay and Lake Ontario. Quaint and very clean, good fishing and swimming, boat launch access, sandy beaches across channel. Included: BBQ, TV, fire pit, play area, 2 double beds plus sofa bed. Click on the photo above to view inside photos of this cottage.

A beautifully landscaped two bedroom cottage with close access to lake.

A beautifully landscaped two bedroom cottage with view of channel and lake.


 
  Cottages One, Two and Three are typically available for rental on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis  

Main Cottage is generally not available during the core summer season

Free access to boat launch area with rental of cottage
 

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Early sunrise by the "Booth" at Mills Cottages
Pre-dawn view along Wellers Bay
Pre-dawn view along Wellers Bay
Managers Elaine (Chick) and Reed
Managers Elaine (Chick) and Reed
View of nearby lighthouse at Presqu'île
View of nearby lighthouse at Presqu'île
Summer morning view of channel from Mills Cottages
Summer morning view of channel from Mills Cottages

Barcovan Beach is a family-oriented community and is located near Carrying Place, within a short channel which connects Wellers Bay and Lake Ontario with excellent fishing and swimming. Carrying Place of course has Carrying Place Road which is the oldest road in the province of Ontario - it was a path for portage between the Bay of Quinte and Wellers Bay leading to Lake Ontario. More information on Carrying Place and nearby Fort Kente can be found at this Prince Edward County website - as well more information can be accessed at this eCottageFilms website. There's access to nearby golf courses such as Barcovan Beach Golf Course which is 2 kms away - also Murray Hills Golf Course is approximately 10 kms away - others in the Quinte West Region can be found at this website.


Mills Cottages have been in business for many years. Originally opened and operated by Elaine and Pam's mother Muriel, Mills Cottages remains vibrant and always inviting to summer vacationers. There have been and continue to be many testimonials from Canadians and Americans who have thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Mills Cottages over the years. One notable letter from a most satisfied Canadian was one from Farley Mowatt!


Letter of Appreciation from Farley Mowatt to Muriel Mills in 1968


Letter of Appreciation from Farley Mowatt to Muriel Mills in 1968



Elaine (who prefers to be called by her nickname "Chick") and her sister Pam continue to offer clean and inexpensive cottages to visitors to Barcovan Beach. Peaceful and serene, with awesome water views of Wellers Bay, the Channel and Lake Ontario, you'll enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, long walks, meeting friendly people and more! One key area attraction is the Prince Edward County Wine Trail with picturesque towns such as Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton being within 30 minutes drive. You can visit a number of craft breweries (Barley Days and Lake on the Mountain), wineries (Huff Estates, Casa Dea, Sandbanks just to name a few!) and even a distillery (Kinsip). And there's the Waupoos Region with its wineries, apple cideries and Black River cheese factory about 15 minutes beyond Picton. And there's also Lake on the Mountain with its own aboriginal legends - it's located just before the free Glenora ferry - that lake is over 100 feet above its neighboring Bay of Quinte! There are also major provincially run beaches such as Sandbanks, North Beach and Presqu'ile just a short drive away!

If you're looking for the city and/or nightlife, this is very likely not the place for you.  However if you want pure R&R with relief from the stress of everyday life, Barcovan Beach offers a fabulous getaway setting.  Mills Cottages is a little rustic, but not too much -- you have clear and clean water; little traffic so easy to walk, hike, run, or bike; a boat comes with your cottage; Wellers Bay or even Lake Ontario are excellent venues for fishing; the provincial island (just in front of Mills Cottages on the other side of the channel - with easy and free access either by swimming across or more conveniently by using watercraft) with its sandy beaches are ideal for swimming with waves from the lake with sand bars to play in which typically makes it perfect for small children.  A convenience store and snack bar are just a few steps around the corner! Give serious consideration to bringing your bikes!

Chick enjoying the beach and waves at island across Mills Cottages ...


Another tranquil summer morning on Wellers Bay ...


Autumn view of surrounding area ...


And the area still gets many visitors in winter ... swans!


Mills Cottages
850 Barcovan Beach Rd, RR#2
Carrying Place, Ontario
K0K 1L0

Phone: 613-475-5150 (Chick) or 250-893-4214 (Reed)
              Email: chick@millscottages.ca (Chick) or reed@millscottages.ca (Reed)             

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  Mills Cottages offers competitive rates!