As we continue to trek through springtime, why not consider a beautiful cottage just outside of Montreal?
Cottages are hot commodities north of Montreal these days as the COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled a seller’s market with high demand.
In a 2020 press release from Royal LePage, the Canadian real estate company says Quebecers have been embracing the work-from-anywhere opportunity the pandemic has presented, specifically by moving to places in the Laurentians.
If you, a handful of friends, or some family members are in the market for a cottage outside of Montreal (or maybe even an entire island?), here are some enticing options that are selling for a modest $350,000 and lower.
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We’re highlighting some cottages that are a long ride from Montreal for cottage-goers who really want to go remote and some that are closer to the island.
Click through each property’s link for more photos, virtual tours, and details.
Located on the edge of Lac à la Roche, this cottage was built in 2018 and is the ideal spot for fishers (particularly trout fishing). It’s 15 minutes from Lac-aux-Sables, is prepped for all-season living, and is equipped with solar power options.
This year-round chalet on Lac Labrecque is a considerable hike outside of Montreal (503 km) but the 6,825 ft²-lot is a private beach with docks, a bright and open concept, and is complete with ATV, snowmobile, hiking and biking trails, and just 40 minutes outside of Chicoutimi.
Nature lovers might want to consider this enchanting 180,630 ft² lot in Saguenay-Lac-Saint, a 500-kilometre trek from the island of Montreal.
The four-bedroom house has two storeys, majestic views of the lake and mountains, and access to a private beach.
This cozy two-bedroom spot is a mere 170 feet from the Saint-Anne River and sits on 43,000 ft² of land. It has no rear neighbour and is “ideal for tranquility and a true paradise,” reads the home’s listing.
It’s 15 minutes from Mont Ste-Anne, is 300 kilometres from the island on Montreal, and is constructed for all seasons, because nothing says Quebec winter like a cozy fire in the woods.
If you’re not inclined to getting a place so far out of Montreal, this two-bedroom log cabin is 125 kilometres off-island, has a slow-burning fireplace, access to the Mastigouche River, a shed, outdoor garage, and is close to hiking trails.
This two-storey, three-bedroom all-seasons cottage on Lake Achigan is a smooth one-hour ride from Montreal and is ideal for wakeboard, pontoon, kayak, and winter sports fans.
The 16,306 ft² property was own by two young owners who did complete renovations in 2017.
This 9-room home is nestled into the edge of a wooded forest, offers sensational views of Lac Victor, has over 19,000 ft² of lot space, was completely renovated in 2018, and is less than one hour and 20 minutes outside of Montreal.
This gorgeous and rustic cottage was built in 1835, has three bedrooms, seven rooms in total, an external shed, and sits on 34,724 ft² of land, just minutes away from Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and one hour and 15 minutes from the island of Montreal.
This cottage is located on 43,056 ft² of property, formerly home to a helicopter landing pad, and has three bedrooms, a wood stove, a private dock, and is a steady three hours and 15 minutes outside of Montreal for people looking to go real remote.