Prestigious residence. Spectacular interior with materials of nobility and timeless richness. 25 rooms, 5 CC, 4 fireplaces, 10 ft ceilings. Land + 990,000 sqf, tennis court, pond, river with trout. Near the bay for access to Lake Memphremagog. Can be sold furnished. A masterpiece
Witch Bay Castle is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Fitch Bay. It was built while the village was booming in 1880 by businessman Timothy Byron Rider, a descendant of John Proctor from Salem, Massachussetts USA.
The castle was completely restored in 2000 by the current owners who have invested time, money and passion for almost 10 years. The results obtained are remarkable and some even say that it is one of the 10 most beautiful ancestral homes in Quebec. The work carried out allowed it to restore the majestic and sumptuous character of the residences of the time. The restoration of the building was carried out with a view to making it a luxury outfitter. The owners wanted to have a deer farm on 122 acres of land they own near the residence. Following a government moratorium, they did not have permission to do so and so they decided to operate it as a museum.
THE CASTLE - Splendid Victorian style residence built in 1880 - 25 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 floors - Beautiful woodwork, solid wood doors, floors, stained glass - High ceilings, superb heaters, solid wood staircase and 4 fireplaces - 22 acres of land with pond, stream and tennis court
GROUND FLOOR - Large entrance hall with a superb vestibule, fireplace occupying the center of the room and solid wood staircase - Living room with corner fireplace and boudoir corner (in the turret) allowing you to welcome many guests in an intimate atmosphere - Open concept dining room with living room and corner fireplace - Kitchen with professional equipment
Second floor - Large welcoming hallway giving access to all rooms - 4 bedrooms including the master bedroom with a fireplace and small boudoir in the turret corner
Third floor - Previously an old attic - Nice open space where guests can meet in the lounge area or at the bar - Access to a small roof terrace
BASEMENT - Fully fitted: Family room, wine cellar, office, laundry room
LOCATION - Located in Quebec in the Estrie region, between Magog and the USA - 30 minutes from Sherbrooke, 1.5 hours from Montreal, 2.5 hours from Quebec and 20 minutes from the USA
IMPORTANT NOTE - During the winter 2017-2018, there was water damage in 2 bedrooms upstairs. The floors of the bedrooms as well as the floors and ceilings of the ground floor rooms (bedrooms, living room and part of the dining room were damaged). All damage has been repaired by professionals. However, there is work to finish the paint. - Some photos (living room, dining room, etc.) are photos taken before repairs.
The land was not maintained for 2 years. There is therefore outside work to be planned. At the field level, the photos presented in the file are those taken when the field was regularly maintained.