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Cottage of the Week: $3.45 million for a waterfront house (plus farm!) in Prince Edward County

ADDRESS: 94 Soup Harbour Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Point Petre, Cherry Valley

AGENTS: Laurie Gruer and Sam Simone, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

PRICE: $3,450,000

THE PLACE: A low-slung three-bedroom house sitting on a 158-acre plot of workable farmland near Point Petre in Prince Edward County.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Being at the locus of locavorism. Foodies flock to Prince Edward County for its wines, artisanal cheeses and farm-to-table dining (and there’s even the opportunity for you to participate, since tests on this property’s soil show excellent potential for a vineyard).

BIG SELLING POINT: The property has over a mile of limestone shoreline. Nude sunbathing, anyone?

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Even though a local farmer takes care of the property, urban types may see it as a lot of land to take on.

• $3,450,000
• $1,537.16 in property taxes (2011)
• 6,000 feet of waterfront
• 158 acres of land
• 6 skylights
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 1 wood-burning stove
• 1 rustic barn
• 1 local farmer to sow the land