Disclaimer: Dan and I were invited by Old Church Cottages to spend an amazing night at their property with our friends so that we could experience the magic and share it with all of you. In addition to our free night’s stay, we received compensation for this sponsored post to put together our beautiful feast with friends. Though our experience was sponsored, all opinions and experiences are our own.
Life can get incredibly busy, especially in my world. Between running a global PR company and getting our coastal apparel brand ready for its first big show of the year and of course, the summer of markets — it doesn’t leave much time for Dan and I to squeeze in some R&R and it makes it even harder to get away with friends.
Which is why when Old Church Cottages reached out to me in January to invite us and a few friends to stay at their beautiful property this spring – it was a very easy YES! Especially once I had the chance to visit the church and see first hand how magical the energy was in the space.
Old Church Cottages is owned and operated by Danny and Jo-Anne Lagacé and is located in Boundary Creek — only 10 minutes from downtown Moncton. It’s a beautiful old church built in 1842 that was utilized as a Baptist church for over 150 years until it was de-consecrated in 1996.
Today, Danny and Jo-Anne have turned it into a beautiful cottage surrounded by nature that is sure to impress anyone that sets foot inside.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS
The cottage has three bedrooms and three large bathrooms. One of the bedrooms, the Felix bedroom, has two queen size beds, so you could comfortably sleep eight people in the entire cottage. The Master Bedroom – the Harris Corner Room – has beautiful views and its own ensuite bathroom with a rain shower that was heavenly.
Each room is uniquely decorated with objects and antiques from over the years — you will notice something different each time you come and go from the room.
The downstairs bathroom off of the kitchen even includes a laundry area with washer and dryer, making extended stays a breeze.
The main level of the church cottage is home to a piano, organ, and a guitar, so if you’re musically inclined, it’s a great place to entertain friends with a song or two. While we’re not musicians by any stretch, I think the boys penned a new song or two after dinner. Stay tuned for their album, the Altar Boyz, dropping this summer 😉
And fun fact: the church actually acts as a fantastic recording studio due to the acoustics in the building!
Sitting around a charcuterie board of snacks and chatting with your friends more your style? There are several great nooks and tables to choose from. These can also act as cozy spots to play boardgames or challenge your friends to Yahtzee.
Want the perfect entertainment room to watch the big game or if you’re like us ladies, several hours of the Food Network while you chit chat the night away? The top floor comes with a 75″ TV that will suit any TV lovers needs.
KITCHEN & DINING ROOM
One of the major selling points of Old Church Cottages is without a doubt, the beautiful kitchen and dining room for entertaining. Which is exactly why we planned an epic feast to cook and enjoy together.
The Kitchen has everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) you could possibly need to cook beautiful meals. All appliances are brand new and it features a large oversized fridge with built in filtered water and ice dispenser. There’s also an extra fancy Keurig machine that you can make lattes on!
We had so many great conversations and laughs preparing supper and enjoying dinner and a delicious breakfast at the table, complete with church pews.
There is also a beautiful deck off of the kitchen with gorgeous views of the creek. While we didn’t get a chance to make the most of it due to the drizzly weather, it will be wonderful for anyone staying this summer! Make sure to look for Felix the Pheasant’s foot prints in the cement. He’s who the Felix room is named after.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
I think what I loved most about our experience at Old Church Cottages is the extra little touches that Jo-Anne and Danny add to the experience. From the beautiful personalized welcome letter with everything we needed to know — to the goodies they left for us that we definitely devoured. Especially the treats from our fave bakery, Copain!
As someone who travels A LOT, I have truly come to find myself choosing where to stay not based on price or brand name, but based on those extra touches and the experience they provide. It’s one of the reasons I’m a new fan of Kimpton Hotels with their lobby social hours and well-stocked rooms with extra goodies.
Old Church Cottages’s little touches go a long way. We cracked open the cold Pump House Brewery beers in the fridge upon arrival, sipped on the Magnetic Hill Winery wine after dinner and as all six of us are passionate about shopping local, we loved seeing local names like Rosemary’s Wellness Soap in the bathrooms.
We also very much appreciated that the coffee pods for the Keurig were compostable!
I am confident that whatever your travel reasons, Old Church Cottages will ensure that any little touches you need during your stay will be waiting for you and that’s what it makes so special.
That and of course, the charm and character of the church itself.
We will definitely be talking about our night out of the city at Old Church Cottages for a longtime to come and we can’t wait to return. Maybe to record the boys’ new single? 😎
If you would like to learn more about how you can book your visit and stay at Old Church Cottages, visit them online at www.oldchurchcottages.com – tell them the mermaid sent you!
A HUGE thank you again to Jo-Anne and Danny for inviting us to experience the magic of Old Church Cottages. We can’t wait to return!