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The Sword & Anchor

Click for Halifax, Nova Scotia Forecast Nestled in the heart of the Chester Basin
Just minutes from Chester, experience the warmth and hospitality of the South Shore and embrace the breathtaking view of Nova Scotia's Picturesque coastline.

Renovated to include 8 guestrooms with private bath ensuite and a separate Guest house, this delightful waterfront property offers all the charm and intimacy of a Country Inn.


The Sword & Anchor, claims a place of prominence from its hilltop site in the coastal community of Chester Basin. Over the years this grand place has been sanctuary for seafarers, travelers, gold miners and families. Guests to the Sword & Anchor are offered not only a personal glimpse of the colorful history but also a spectacular view of the waters of Mahone Bay.

Originally built by Levi Oxner, a Sea Captain in 1882. It is believed to have replaced an Inn destroyed by fire. The Oxner family accommodated travellers and tourists in their home and in 1898 Levi's daughter acquired the property, upgrading it and calling it the Boylan Hotel. Many years later in 1946, it was converted and renamed the Bay view Apartments, which it remained until 1995. For almost one hundred and twenty years, the Sword & Anchor, as it is now known, has stood a loyal beacon and a welcoming resting place along the South Shore.

Though it has seen several alterations since 1882, the Sword & Anchor has weathered the test of time and change, proudly bearing the South Shore's friendly character and tradition throughout the years.

Guest House

For both honeymooners or simply those guests requiring something a little 'special' we are pleased to offer our Guest House. This offers a large sunny living area which boasts a cathedral ceiling, propane fireplace, hardwood floors and french doors opening onto a private deck with spectacular views of the waters of Mahone Bay and some of it's many islands.

The bathroom has a large corner whirlpool tub and there is a separate shower.

The kitchen, although small is equipped with all amenities, stove, fridge, microwave etc and a there is utility room with full laundry facilities. There is also cable TV and VCR.

The Guest House sleeps a maximum of four. There is a large bedroom with Queen size bed and a Queen size sofabed in the living area.

The Sword & Anchor
P.O. Box 8, Chester Basin,
Nova Scotia B0J 1K0
Phone : 1-902-275-2478
Fax: 1-902-275-5116
Toll Free: 1 877 639 3966
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