$1,280,000 | Longs Lake Cottage for Sale

September 15, 2019

245 Charlie's Lane - Utterson, ON


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4200 ft2



2.5 ac

Property Description

This is Muskoka so this cottage was designed to be custom built atop a granite ridge, the Canadian Shield, an ancient mountain range. Here the normal topography is rocky and forest rimmed lakes that make the most spectacular views over looking lakes where there are approximately 1600 of them!

This cottage is a modern and rustic farm-house style. The entrance is framed in 2 very large granite boulders that the front steps and porch are built on. The double 8-foot doors that are custom designed welcome you into this quality custom built 4-season cottage/home.

Walls of windows in the open concept living area make the space seem to float in the surrounding tree canopy. They frame the view down to the water and surrounding trees on one of Muskoka District’s Lakes. This large (approximately 4200 sq. foot), 4-season cottage is laid out on 3 levels. The main level contains a large open concept living area with an over sized, live-edged maple and pine island/dining-table (10’ x 6’) in the kitchen. There is walk-in pantry, a main floor laundry, and mudroom entrance beside the laundry room. A cozy breakfast nook with 3 sides of tall windows to frame the view. The living room has a gas fireplace and ample room for a couple of sofas and a couple of chairs to lounge in.

The double 8-foot doors from the living space opens to a covered deck, with vaulted roof for BBQing in the rain and, for some shade on the south west facing lakeside view. The deck is 2 levels that sits on the granite ridge that over looks the lake. The lower level holds the 10-foot, 10-seater, cast aluminum table for family and friends dinning experience. Down a few steps you will find one of 2 firepits for summer evenings of star gazing and marshmallow roasting.

The master bedroom off the living area has its entrance enclosed with 2 barndoors (8’ x 8’) off the living room. It has a unique vanity made of Muskoka granite and antique wood dough bowl for the sink and a water closet. The large windows capture the view of the pine and aspen forest.

The upper loft above the attached and heated garage is a self-contained 1-bedroom guest suite with kitchen and bathroom with vaulted ceiling. It can also be the young peoples hang-out. It is connected by the hallway inside the turret that connects garage as well and has front and back door entrances. The main building has 10-foot ceilings on both levels.

Down a level, where you can walkout to the granite ledge and stairs that follow the rock ridge down to the second fire pit is spectacular and it all over looks the lake. With 10-foot ceilings, 3 bedrooms with bunkbeds and loft bunk, queen beds, you will have plenty of space to have family/guests sleep comfortably. There is a 3-piece bathroom with a large tiled, walk-in shower for your guests. A pool table and a game table area for hours of fun. There is a large bar area that is custom made from 3-inch live edged pined and concrete for your cocktail mixing pleasure. This lower level has concrete floors that help regulate the temperature, the granite that the cottage is built on will keep it cool in the summer and keep the floor warm in winter. Yes, I know, it seems counter intuitive but google it and the science will explain it.

Down at the waterfront that faces SOUTH WEST for all day sunshine you will find a gazebo, a cabana with enviro-toilet for your convenience, and a large dock in deep-water for boat mooring


  • Drilled well that tapped into an artesian water main for your pure water drinking pleasure straight from the tap
  • Chimney is a Sentinal CF stainless steel chimney system with 2-inch wall
  • Fireplace is Continental (Napoleon) high-efficiency wood fireplace
  • 200-amp residential hydro service
  • High quality Strassburger Thermal windows
  • High volume well-jet pump
  • Kent Trussing thru-out cottage
  • Engineered joists through-out
  • Uponor Pex Plumbing with individual fixture supply lines
  • Water supply-line is 8 feet deep
  • Whole house filtration system with UV light
  • Basement slab insulated and vapour barriered with R5 rating tarp. High strength fiberglass filled concrete in slab
  • Minimum R-50 blown (Roxal) insulation in attic
  • Exterior insulation R-30 with Silver Board sheathing on exterior for extra insulation; stops thermal bridging
  • 4-inch ridged insulation throughout lower level
  • Extra deep footings for extra strength
  • Ice and water shield under steel roofing
  • Multi level decks, cabana, gazebo and stairs to water front built with pressure treated wood
  • Deep water dock for mooring boats and water crafts
  • Professionally built staircase to water front using double stringers
  • 1-inch special dry-board sub-flooring on main level
  • 4-season garage with ceiling mount gas furnace
  • 12-inch block foundation, filled with concrete for strength with a T-wall in front to withstand backfill and large granite boulders
  • LVL beams under main level make for quiet floors, no creaking
  • Walk-out lower level slab is insulated and vapour barriered with R-5 rating tarp
  • Basement and outer perimeter are backfilled with course sand for excellent drainage and topped with course gravel
  • Staircase to lower level inside is made with 2-inch live-edged pine runners, milled from the trees that were cleared to build cottage
  • Custom-built king-size bed in master, live-edged maple and old farmhouse door for headboard
  • Main level floors are wide-wood plank, farmhouse style
  • Ceilings are wide planked and painted rough-wood that give warmth to the entire living spaces.

Property Details

Property Type


Longs Lake


Building Type

For Sale

Ownership Type

Dock and Gazebo

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Longs Lake Information

Longs Lake is located just off Highway 141 in Utterson.  A smaller lake, rich in history dating back to the mid 1800’s.  Originally surrounded by farming operations and the Utterson Lumber company, Longs lake is now home to cottages and some year round homes that enjoy the peace and quiet of the moderately sized lake.


Longs Lake is 44 ha in size, with 5km of shoreline.  Made up mostly of shoreline residential properties.  There is a public boat launch located off Beach Road.  While there are motor boats on the lake, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities, along with recreational fishing.

Physical Features

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Volume (104 m3)

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Major Fish Species

  • yellow perch
  • brook trout (R)
  • smallmouth bass (I)