About Us

John & Denise

John & Denise Perry, owners

We first visited Nova Scotia in May 2008 from England. After travelling through various parts of the Province we reached Mahone Bay and immediately felt at home. This feeling grew even stronger on staying at the Heart’s Desire and we returned home to England determined to return.

In March 2011 we achieved our “Heart’s Desire” and moved permanently to Mahone Bay to run the Bed & Breakfast.

We are continuing the same style as our home’s previous owners by providing what we hope guests will feel is a “home away from home”. We like our guests to feel at ease and although most arrive as strangers we hope all leave as friends.

» Our Rooms

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

Overlooking the gardens

The Bay Room

The Bay Room

With views of the bay

Vera's Room

Vera's Room

Quiet room, views of the garden

The Garden Hideaway

The Garden Hideaway

A cottage all to yourself

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» Recent News

Winter News

As another busy season draws to a close we would like to thank everybody who chose to stay with us and for the wonderful reviews they have written, both in our guest book and online.
With regards to the period 1st November 2019 to 15th May 2020 – if we are here we are open! However, we do need 48 hours notice to ensure your room is ready for your arrival.
We are, of course, taking bookings for next summer and suggest, especially if you are planning to travel July & August, that you book as soon as your plans are confirmed to avoid disappointment.
We hope everyone stays safe and warm this winter, kind regards John & Denise Perry.

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