Nicholas News March 5th, 2023

We’re excited to announce our first open house of the year hosted by Mama and Charlie.  They haven’t had an open house since 2019 after Covid took off in our province.  Looks like it’s going to be a good day weather wise with temps rising to 4C above.  A bright sunny clear day too which is so important for this property at 67 Merritt Hill Road, off Gondola Point Road with its 20 mile panoramic view up the Kennebecasis River!   It’s a huge garden home (largest we’ve seen) with big room and plenty of window with 2 huge sunny window walls.  The great room, kitchen, master bedroom, ensuite (with heated floor), powder room and laundry room are all on the main level so you never need to go downstairs.  But if you do, it’s splendid as well with large windows, patio access, bedrooms 2 and 3, a huge family/rec room, full bath with heated floor and a large storage room with custom built-ins.  I love the way this place backs onto a 71 acre green space and it’s pet friendly.  You’re even allowed the invisible fence so you can be out on your own, unsupervised.  I love my invisible fence as I roam our property every day checking for squirrels, crows, etc. letting all the critters know, this is my yard!  MLS#084113 NB  Offered at $550,000.  Hope to see you!

It breaks my heart that our beloved Spy Glass Hill is up for sale for development!  The property includes 85 acres with miles of walking trails.  Hundreds of people and four-legged friends walk this property daily and have for a hundred years.  So many walk here that if it snows all night and you go over at 8am the next morning there is already a good trail beat down like a sidewalk!  We always hoped it would never be developed.  I’ve been going here since I was a baby and have so many wonderful memories of walks here with my dear brother Buddy.  Mama has been walking here starting with Theodore and Laddie 28 years ago.  As a young girl she and her father rode there horses here a few times a week (over from Bridle Path Lane), always having a good gallop up Spy Glass Hill.  The Rothesay Horse Show Cross Country Event was held here yearly until it’s organizer the Mrs. Mary Oland passed.  It’s hard to understand why the town doesn’t buy it as a park (or even part of it).  The public doesn’t  have a walking park in Rothesay.  There is the Common and Riverside Park which are both lovely but very small.  The west side of Saint John has the beautiful Irving Nature Park but out here all we have is Spy Glass Hill and it’s days are numbered!  If I had the money I’d buy it myself and call it “Buddy Bacon’s Spy Glass Hill”, providing centuries of happy people and pets with the ultimate nature experience!

Hope you’re enjoying this better weather and slightly warmer days as much as I am.  Watch for me in my black truck around the neighbourhood parking lots while I wait for Mama.

Your pal,