Local Attractions: Merrickville

About 20 minutes down County Rd 43 from Settlers’ Grant will bring you straight into the heart of one of the most charming towns in Ontario called Merrickville. If you haven’t heard of it before, I can help give you an idea of why its considered to one of the best tourist attractions in the area.

Aside from the beautifully scenic drive up, Merrickville gives off an old town feel, it is littered with buildings from the early 19th and 20th century that have been converted into shops, stores, pubs, restaurants, artisan galleries, hotels and homes. I find that I only intend to spend a small determined of time browsing and shopping but I always end up making it into a day trip. There is just so much to look at and so many friendly people to talk to that you can’t help but stay and hang around.

You will also find that there are numerous events, fairs, and special occasions that happen throughout the year. Most of them center on art, creativity, theater, music, history and township celebrations. This is really great because you can always find something to do whether its with your family, with your friends or on your own.

https://i0.wp.com/www.augusta.uk.com/Images/merrickville1.jpgMerrickville is most active in the summer since it is along the Rideau River and is part of the canal system. This brings out boaters, boat enthusiasts, tourists, observers and the like. The canal is right off the main road which is right beside a nice park where people can get together and have a barbeque or a picnic.

Overall I think it is one of the best places to visit to meet new people, to experience an artisan culture and to enjoy the day!

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25 Heritage Blvd!

model house FebSettlers’ Grant’s office has officially moved to a new address! The new model home already feels like a comfortable living space as well as a functional working environment. I’ve been looking forward to this for months now and I couldn’t be happier with how things have worked out. All of the furniture and appliances have been set up and are ready to use as well as all of the office equipment. At this point all that’s really missing is the final touches like eye catching art work and greenery. So glad to have been part of the whole process and can’t wait to really settle into this position!

I think my favorite part about working here is that you can’t look out a window without taking a second to appreciate all the nature that surrounds the house. I’m also really excited to see how Heritage Blvd transforms into a neighbourhood with the houses that are already in line to be built! Some very interesting concepts in home design both interior and exterior that capture the whole idea of building a custom home from the ground up.

New Office & New Model Home in 1

As of right now, our office is located in Phase 5 of Settlers’ Grant which has also operated as a model home for interested clients. Since this house was built a long time ago there are a lot of built in upgrades that were popular ten years ago but have since become a fad of the past.

I’ve gotten to watch the new office be constructed from the ground up and I can’t even express how I excited I am to move on over! I’m also particularly invested because I got to help pick out furniture, appliances and accessories with the aid of a local interior decorator. Everything is top of the line, modern and eye catching which will make for a more interesting work space.

The layout for this new office will also be much more client friendly for walkthroughs since its only one level instead of multi-leveled like our current one. When you first walk into the new office my desk will be immediately to your left and I’ll be the one showing potential clients the house. One of the key things to remember about Settlers’ Grant is that every single house is unique; no two houses look similar on the outside. So by showing the house, clients can get a feel for the layout which can be used for their home the only thing is that the outside absolutely has to be different. Clients like this idea because it gives their house a personal touch and differentiates them from their neighbours.

The new address of the new office will be at 25 Heritage Blvd in Settlers’ Grant’s Phase 6 just off of River Rd. We will be officially over there as of March 1st and we can’t wait to start booking appointments! Its always exciting to see what kind of custom house ideas potential clients bring forward to us.

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