Seabank House Bed and Breakfast

Pictou, NS  

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In 1984 Mr Robert Patterson Grant a Merchant from Inverness, Scotland, purchased land in Pictou, Nova Scotia and caused to have a residence constructed that he named SEA BANK since it had an unobstructed view of Pictou Harbour.
This Mid-Victorian style residence has stained glass windows on both sides of the front entrance, above the front entrance and 2 inside the hall. All of the windows and casings were made of split pillar posts forming a peak at the top and the gable dormers had floral molding and exaggerated brackets. Mr Grant became President of the Pictou Bank and later was appointed Pilotage Authority for the District of Pictou. He was also Justice of the Peace and later became a member of the Senate of Canada. Senator Grant died (while in office) at 78 years. Mrs Annie Grant was sister to James W. Carmichael, of the ship building Carmichael family of New Glasgow.

Sea Bank was built on a hill, overlooking the then extremely busy harbour and railway of Pictou. Now a harmonious mix of historic charm and modern conveniences perfectly suited to the business of a BED & BREAKFAST. . Assorted room/bed sizes cater to a variety of budgets for guests from all over the world.
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Our amazing guests enter thru the door located between stained glass windows and are greeted in a large foyer where they can see (on sunny days) the huge south facing stained glass wall reflecting on the walls of Seabank House. A large parking area for guests, lit at night is available at the back of the house. Several rooms have original fireplaces that are lovely décor but no longer used. High baseboard and high ceilings are throughout the house.

Off the main floor hallway, our guests enjoy a large, comfortable living room area for reading, conversation or a cocktail. Breakfast is served in an elegant dining room with seating for 10

Upstairs An expansive hallway leads to 2 large, front rooms with harbor view and seating areas with private ensuite modern bathrooms. One room features a King Bed, the other 2 Queen Bed both with beautiful curved ceilings. The other 2 rooms, modest in size each feature a Queen Bed with private, ensuite bathrooms. (see our website for more information).
Operating side: consists of a combination laundry room with ample storage and a complete office with lovely large windows. Suited kitchen for cooking, plating, planning and prep with lots of counter space full fridge and full freezer. 6 burner propane stove and built in dishwasher complete the well functioning kitchen. Great size panty adds to well organized use of space. Private area inside the kitchen allows for eating meals at a table with door convenient to driveway (for groceries).
Down Below: A full height basement includes more storage and a workshop. Located there is a newer 2 x 200 amp hydro service, Propane, on demand, hot water system. We also have heat pumps inside the house for air conditioning.
Owner suite: Direct entry from office and kitchen plus it’s own private entrance and a door to the backyard sits a comfortable living room. Upstairs is a full bathroom and large bedroom area ( King Bed) with large window.
Business: of course this could be a lovely home for a large family but presently it is a perfect set up for a Bed and Breakfast. We have a dedicated, fully functioning website that accepts bookings and payments. We presently get terrific marketing exposure by working with Airbnb where we are “Super Hosts”, Expedia and and Google where our scores are high! Our central hub for bookings is Hostaway which functions as the "collector” and “organizer” of all bookings coming to the business.

Easy walk to restaurants,shopping, art galleries, great shortbread, events and our fabulous deCoste Theatre! Plus minutes to the Ship Hector Museum and Store, Leather Artist's store, Jitney Trail, Grohmann Knives!!


Property Details
  • 4 Guest Rooms
  • 4 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1854
  • Last Renovated in 2023
  • Opened in 2022
  • Building is 4,439 SQFT
  • Lot is 0.3 Acres
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