Val David Estate is a wonderful 765 acre property that is perfect for all seasons
The property boasts a walking trail that tours the crystal-clear semi-private lake. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the excellent fishing, boating, swimming and proximity to cross-country and snowshoe trails in winter.
The majority of the property is located in the municipality of Val David with additional wooded areas in the municipality Ste-Agathe-des-Monts. Located just one hour from Montreal, with easy access from Autoroute 15. The property is 10 minutes from St-Sauveur, 15 minutes to Ste-Agathe and 40 minutes from Mont-Tremblant.
The current stone manor was built in 1963-64 and offers 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, as well as service quarters. The spectacular great room is warm and inviting, and offers breathtaking views of the lake. The Architect for the house was John Campbell Merrett, a famous Montreal architect who is best known as the design architect for Montreal’s Central Station. The General Contractor was Paul Lalonde, well-known builder from Saint-Sauveur. The house is now ready for you to add your personal touches.
This peaceful retreat also includes a 3-car garage with workshop, a sugar shack and a boat house by the dock.
J.W. McConnell, a famous Montreal businessman and philanthropist, started assembling the property in 1929 and had William Nymark, the builder of the Chateau Montebello, design and build a spectacular “Log Chateau” on a site adjacent to the existing house. Unfortunately, the original house burned to the ground in 1962.
Fit for royalty… Mr. McConnell was very proud of this property and hosted many guests.
The Val David Historical Society notes that the McConnell family has hosted many illustrious visitors at this property over the years, including the King and Queen of Siam, three Governor Generals of Canada (Lord Willingdon, Lord Bessborough and Lord Tweedsmuir), as well as Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinborough shortly before she became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.
-Built in 1963
-Lot size 765 acres
-5 1/2 Bathrooms
-3 car garage
-Trails and activities
-1 hour to Montreal
-40 min to Tremblant
-15 min to Ste-Agathe
-10 min to St-Sauveur