Beautiful and historic Clayton is a quintessential river village nestled on the magnificient St. Lawrence River. Just outside the steps of your cottage you will find quaint shops, galleries, restaurants, parks and much more. Rent a boat and explore the river or spend a day at the nationally acclaimed Antique Boat Museum. Canada is only 35 minutes away. Take the ferry to Kingston, Ontario, from Cape Vincent, one of the many small towns in the area worth the drive.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The house is decorated in river cottage style with a mix of antiques and modern finds. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, ceiling fans and planked white ceilings. The open floor plan includes an all white kitchen with stainless steel appliances that overlooks the dining area and living room.
When you wander around Clayton you will notice most of the homes date back to the early 1900s. Our cottage is one of the few new homes that can be found in the village. It was built in 2007, on the site of a former home that had sadly fallen into complete disrepair. It had been abandoned for more than 10 years and was home to many skunks and squirrels. A tree was actually growing out of the roof. Unfortunately, when we bought the home, nothing could be salvaged. So the builder started from scratch. Working with the footprint of the original home, the cottage was desgined and built on the existing 60 by 90 lot.