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 summer season draws to a close, we would like to thank everyone who chose to stay with us this year and for the many wonderful comments/reviews we received – both in our guest books and online.
We will be open by reservation only from 23rd October 2017 until 1st May 2018. If possible, we would prefer at least 48 hours notice to allow us to make sure your room is warm and fully prepared for your stay!
Don’t forget about our Father Christmas Festival which takes place the last weekend of November and the first weekend of December. We are already filling up so we advise you book as soon as possible.

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