Liz Yorke owns The Beach House on Hatfield Road. Since childhood, Liz has loved the point of land where the Beach House is located. She was fortunate to be able to buy the property in 1997 (3rd try to purchase it over almost 30 years), with The Beach House completed in 1999.
Liz has deep connections with the Parrsboro Shore – members of Nova Scotia’s Yorke family are descended from James York, who left England for Virginia in 1635. After five generations of the family living in the US, Captain Edward Yorke sailed up the Bay of Fundy from Quincy, Massachusetts in 1760, in his own ship, to settle in Nova Scotia.
Liz grew up in Halifax and has lived in Toronto since 1971. She is a graduate of Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto and has operated Liz Yorke and Associates, her Ontario-based health and human services management consulting firm, since 1990. Liz loves the Parrsboro Shore and Nova Scotia, is frequently in the province, and is actively engaged in the area’s vibrant arts and cultural life.
The Beach House
The Beach House is what dreams are made of – the house is 2000 square feet, plus 2 balconies, a main floor deck, and a basement. The unbeatable location is incredibly beautiful and the pristine elegance of nature was surely created to stimulate your imagination. Inside, the house is cozy and elegant to provide for sophisticated living in a rural and small town setting. Folk art, modern art, photo art, antique and handmade furniture, and books, vintage photos, quilts, and much more add character throughout the house. 38 windows, including 12 picture-size windows, bring in natural light and ensure that visitors enjoy forever-changing views from every room in the house.
The Beach house has plenty of room for small or large groups. It has 4 key sleeping areas – main bedroom, 2nd bedroom, large futon in the second floor sunroom, and a sofa bed in the main floor office; cots and children’s single beds are also available. All beds are made up with handmade Nova Scotia quilts. Balconies and the deck are wonderful paces to soak up the sun, listen to the lapping water, visit, fall in love with the stars and constellations, or snooze the day away.