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On the market: rural homes for sale in the Ottawa area

There’s no shortage of rural homes for sale in the Ottawa area, and out-of-town life can feel like a slice of peaceful heaven compared to the hustle and bustle of the city. But country dwellers also like the lower prices and taxes, the larger lots, and the charm of a well-built rural or village home.

Here’s a taste of what’s currently available in and around Ottawa. For more information, search for the MLS number at realtor.ca.

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Location: 1175 Upper Dwyer Hill Rd., Ottawa
Asking price: $849,900
Key features: Built in 1986, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a pool sits on 227 acres. There are perennial gardens, a forest and a pond, with lots of hiking and, in the winter, cross-country skiing and skating. The home, which includes 8 appliances, is 10 minutes from Kanata.
MLS#: 1113042

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This brick home with a spacious porch and treed laneway is located in Carleton Place.

Location: 285 Franktown Rd., Carleton Place
Asking price: $799,900
Key features: This turn-of-the-century brick home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an attached single-car garage. There’s also a two-storey garage/workshop with a loft – a perfect spot for a home office or artist’s studio.  The home is on 4 acres and includes an in-ground pool and a screened, red-cedar porch.
MLS: #1110400

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This 4-bedroom New England-style home in Metcalfe sits on a treed estate lot of more than 2 acres.

Location: 8376 Nashdale Dr., Metcalfe
Asking price: $499,000
Key features: The spacious main level of this 3,000-square-foot homes features a bright master bedroom with ensuite and large closet, living room, family room with fireplace, and a large, renovated, high-end kitchen. A large games room/office/hobby room finishes this level.
MLS#: 1108787

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This 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom estate home is located in Oxford Mills, south of Ottawa.

Location: 530 Todd School Rd., Oxford Mills
Asking price: $739,900
Key features: This vast, custom-built bungalow combines elegant styling with modern function. Soaring ceilings, massive windows and expansive open-concept areas define the space. Sitting on 8.4 acres, it offers serene outdoor living with 4 decks, hot tub, large swimming pool and gazebo.
MLS#: 1104718

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Located 15 minutes from Kanata, this home on a generous lot includes a large, rambling rear deck.

Location: 100 Snowbird Lane, Ottawa
Asking price: $283,500
Key Features: Spacious 3+1 bedroom, 3-bath, brick hi-ranch bungalow in peaceful Marathon Village. The home features spacious rooms and large windows with spectacular views of the private yard and nature. This property has much potential, with an abundance of space for gardens and landscaping on the large lot.
MLS#: 1113867

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Thanks to the following agents/brokerages for providing information for this story: Bennett Property Shop Realty, Arnett Realty, Brent Conley, Paul Rushforth Real Estate, and Andy Oswald.

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About the Author

Patrick Langston

Patrick Langston is the co-founder of All Things Home Inc. and a veteran journalist. He has written widely about the Ottawa housing industry since 2008.

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