Built in French towns since the Middle Ages, the mansion is a vast residence belonging to a single owner or to a middle-class family: for sale


Built in French towns since the Middle Ages, the mansion is a vast residence belonging to a single owner or to a middle-class family

Waterloo, Quebec, Canada

NEGOTIABLE

2 695 000 CAD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 10
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed


Waterloo (2016 population 4,410) is a city in Quebec, included in La Haute-Yamaska Region County Municipality, in the administrative area of Montérégie. Completely encircled by the township of Shefford, this residential city is located within the Eastern Townships, about ninety kilometers east of Montreal.

History

The town was first settled in 1793 by Ezekiel Lewis, an English Loyalist supporter who was originally from Marlborough, New Hampshire. He named his location Lewis Falls and after 9 years, Captain Lewis sold his lot and moved a short distance away. The land was purchased by William Lamoure, a merchant from St-Armand who then sold it to Lazare Letourneau who in turn sold it to Hezekiah Robinson in 1822. Robinson immediately renamed Lewis Falls to Waterloo after the famous battle in which Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. The name Waterloo was suggested by his father-in-law, Judge Knowlton. Hezekiah Robinson built "The Old Stone Store" in 1829 at the corner of Main Street and Ellis. He donated the land for the first Church of England built in 1843 and his widow donated Robinson Park in 1868 plus the land for the French school. In 1843, Waterloo became the county seat replacing Frost Village.

In 1861, Asa Belnap Foster, a prominent Canadian railway builder and politician, brought the railroad to Waterloo which helped expand the village to a thriving town. Its population increased from 200 in 1857 to 1500 in 1867. Foster developed the south end of the town where the railway station was located and connected the old village to it by constructing Foster Street, at his own expense, which still exists today as Waterloo's main street. A. B Foster also donated the land for all the churches in town plus the local high school. Additionally, Foster also rebuilt Lewis Bridge at his own expense when the bridge fell into disrepair. In 1864 Colonel Foster built Maplewood, a beautiful estate on Clark Hill. When Waterloo was incorporated in 1867, A.B. Foster was elected its first mayor.

Waterloo has been the home of a number of noteworthy persons including A.B. Foster - a former member of Parliament, Canadian Senator, colonel of the militia and railway baron known as "Canada's Railway King". Also, John R. Booth was born in Waterloo in 1827 and after moving to Ottawa became one of the wealthiest men in Canada and was known as "The Lumber King Of Canada". Lucius Huntington, a Waterloo resident and local member of Parliament revealed in a speech in Parliament the details of what was to become "the Pacific Scandal" which lead to the election defeat of Sir John A. Macdonald. (the Conservative Party believed A. B. Foster was his source).

Waterloo became the summer residence of Montreal industrialist James Davidson in the 1880s. Davidson was the son of Scottish immigrant Thomas Davidson, who founded The Thos. Davidson Manufacturing Company, Ltd., a producer of enameled tinware with offices throughout Canada and around the world. Davidson established "Ayrmont Farm" on the western side of the town. The main house, "Orford View," still stands on Mountain Street. The guest bungalow across the road and surrounding property are still in the hands of the family.

Today, the town is the only Waterloo in the world outside Europe that is predominantly French-speaking; the remainder are all located in English-speaking regions.





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History of our Mansion

In 1864, the family of Senator AB Foster had this house built, the plans of which were drawn up by the famous architect Sir John William Hopkins. We find there all the specificities of the French private mansion including the entrance gate, the library, the chapel, the spacious living room, the stable with the porte-cochère, the large courtyard, the gardens and the gazebo which overlooks the property.

A large residence to receive the best of the times and feel like staying at a hotel.

The wealthy businessman and senator, Asa Belknap Foster, was born in the United States in 1817. He was the son of Dr. Stephen Sewell Foster and Mrs. Sally Belknap. They settled in Frost Village with their four children in 1822.

After a stay of nearly 15 years in the United States, where he worked with his uncle, AB Foster returned to Quebec at the age of 35, where he then undertook the development and construction of several road networks and the railway connecting the northern United States to several cities in Quebec.

Between 1852 and 1872, he will invest in several companies, be administrator, director of banks and large companies. He will build, at his own expense, a station and mechanical workshops in the city of Waterloo, thus wishing to make it the hub of the Quebec rail network.

In 1860, he acquired all of the southern parts of the village of Waterloo and established a series of motorable roads there, including rue Foster, a park, an imposing hotel and several brick houses.

During this same period, he undertook the construction of an important sawmill, he financed various religious communities for the planting of churches and offered competitive prices for land to anyone wishing to build a house there, a business or a store.

Between 1857 and 1875, the city will have grown from 200 to 2,000 inhabitants.

His involvement in the development of the greater Waterloo area, combined with the prestige of the positions he held in business and in the high spheres of politics, quickly contributed to making AB Foster the most public figure. in view of the region. He will then be nicknamed "The King of the Railways of Canada".

As he reached new heights of unparalleled popularity in the mid-1860s, he set out to build an imposing and luxurious residence atop a hill covered with maple trees, overlooking the built environment of Waterloo.

Construction work on the residence and its outbuildings began in 1864 and ended in the fall of 1865.

For the occasion, Senator Foster will retain the services of John William Hopkins, one of the most prominent architects in the Montreal business community.

Asa Belknap Foster died prematurely on November 1, 1877.

Following numerous financial reversals, the majestic residence of Waterloo will be sold for a symbolic sum to the Religious Congregation of the Saints-Names-of-Jesus-and-Mary in 1882.

Until 1961, the Maplewood Convent provided its rigorous teaching to young girls from neighboring regions as well as to those from middle-class families established in the United States.

Following the school reform of 1960, the convent will have to cease its activities in connection with education and will become a resort, retirement and convalescence place for the nuns of the Congregation.

In 1989, the decrease in the religious population led the Congregation to abandon the old Maplewood Convent.

The influence of Sister-Louis-De-Sainte-Marie (Mariette Dubreuil) will remain anchored in the memory of many who have frequented the Convent. She devoted her entire career to teaching painting and passed away in 2010, at the age of 101.

Between 1989 and 2012, two owners succeeded one another and the Manor was abandoned and the premises deteriorated considerably until the current occupants acquired it in July 2012.

After more than two years of work and restoration, which were carried out with love and passion, in order to breathe new life into this jewel of heritage and to allow the enhancement of the places and the history of those who occupied it, it is with great pleasure that the doors of this magnificent residence open.

Accommodation

Bedroom 1: Les Demoiselles.

Live in the luxury and comfort offered to the Foster family in the bedroom “Superior Suite” Les Demoiselles.

Senator Foster and his wife had 10 children, of which at least 7 were girls.

This room is like a little girl’s hideout, with a large golden bed and precious objects decorating the room. It is easy to imagine the life of a little princess from another time.

Queen Bed

Hypoallergenic pillows and duvet made of Brome Lake duck down superior quality linens.

Living area with:

gas fireplace, decorated with a beautiful mantel in white marble

a refrigerator with a minibar

coffee machine “Caffitaly”

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

rain shower

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (spa, sauna and heated pool)

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 2: Mme Élizabeth

Live in the luxury and comfort offered to the Foster family in the bedroom “Top luxury Suite” Mme Élizabeth.

Elizabeth Fish became Mrs. Foster in 1840.

This room has a very feminine touch, with a corner living space as well as a free-standing bath. It transports us to very gentle, soft surroundings.

Queen Bed

Hypoallergenic pillows and duvet made of Brome Lake duck down superior quality linens.

Living area with:

gas fireplace decorated with a beautiful carved white marble mantel

a refrigerator with a minibar

coffee machine “Caffitaly”

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Standing bath in the same room

Bathroom

rain shower

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (spa, sauna and heated pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 3 (Junior)

Live in luxury and comfort offered to members of the Foster family in the Junior “Superior Suite” rooms.

The youngest son of the senator born in 1850 was named after his father: Asa Belknap Foster Jr.

A frequent traveller room where the nautical world is in the spotlight.

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

Living room

Gas fireplace, decorated with a magnificent marble fireplace mantel

a refrigerator equipped with a mini bar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 4: Senator Foster Grand Deluxe Superior Suite

Live in the luxury and comfort afforded to members of the Foster family in the Senator Foster "Grand Deluxe Superior Suite" rooms.

The largest in the house, this magnificent room, with its imposing fireplace and the huge projecting window where the secretary desk stands, is not lacking in prestige.

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

Living room

Gas fireplace, decorated with a magnificent white marble fireplace mantel

a luxurious secretary desk

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 5: Comfort Room

Comfort room with its sunny skylights under the mansards

Covering an area of ​​24 m2, this magnificent attic room has:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 6: Standard Room

Standard room with its sunny skylights under the mansards.

With an area of ​​20 m 2 this magnificent attic room is equipped with:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 7: Very comfortable room

Very comfortable room. Small suite under the attic with a comfortable lounge area

With a surface area of ​​29 m2, this magnificent attic room has:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 8: Very Comfortable Room

Very comfortable room. Small suite under the attic with a lounge area with a day bed that can accommodate a third person.

Covering an area of ​​26 m2, this magnificent attic room has:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 9: Standard Room

Standard room with its skylights under the attics at the treetops

Covering an area of ​​21 m2, this magnificent attic room is equipped with:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

Bedroom 10: Comfort Room

Comfort room with its skylights under the attics at the treetops

With an area of ​​25 m2 this magnificent attic room is equipped with:

King bed

Hypoallergenic duck down pillows and duvet from Lac Brome complemented by superior quality linens

a refrigerator equipped with a minibar

a "Caffitaly" coffee machine

an iPod station

a flat-screen TV

a DVD player

Bathroom

large ceramic shower and rain head

bathrobes

hair-dryer

Other

Access to our outdoor relaxation area (SPA, Sauna and heated swimming pool).

Laundry service

Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system

Free WIFI

On Popote Manoir…

It's an opportunity to share little culinary tips but above all to enter the world of our Manoir. Throughout the capsules, we will introduce you to the Manor's rooms and unique atmospheres.

Welcome to our house!

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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