The last person who lived here is Grace Cawthra-Elliot. She was the descendant of one of the most wealthiest families in Ontario in 19th century.
Grace built her dream home to reflect her Loyalist roots and Georgian architecture tradition surrounded by former gardens and a woodlot.
This two story brick, traditional English countryside estate is showing us how Grace was proud of her family's eighteenth century origins of Yorkshire, England.
She referred to her estate as “Cawthra-Lotten”, because Joseph Cawthra (her great-grandfather) received Lot 10. In 1808AD the 200 Acre land was given as a crown grant, which the house stands on. Grace lived at the Cawthra-Elliot Estate from 1926 until her death in1974.
My favorite spot is the south side of the woodlot, where the the remainder of the wall garden is in Georgian style. The red bricks are still standing among the green rays and make you think how glorious it would had been in centuries ago.
Cawthra Estate was being used for local music school and private events before Covid-19, March 2020. There are not that many visitors at this hidden gem, you can enjoy quiet walks with animals.
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