The perfect spot for your vacation in the Kawarthas....

Ardagh Cottage Resort

Self-catering cottage rentals in a beautiful setting on scenic Lovesick Lake in Burleigh Falls (just a half hour north of Peterborough), in the heart of the "Kawarthas" - the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Canada.

Great Fishing and Fun for the Whole Family...

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Ardagh Cottage Resort is a small, friendly, housekeeping cottage resort on scenic Lovesick Lake in the beautiful Kawarthas region of central Ontario, Canada. Lovesick Lake is located just north of Peterborough in Burleigh Falls, on the Trent Severn Waterway System between Stony Lake and Lower Buckhorn Lake.

Along with our cottage rentals,  our Kawartha resort offers  beautiful scenery in the Kawarthas on a well treed lot, great fishing, and easy access to 386 kilometers (240 mi.) of fabulous boating through the Trent Severn Waterway System. Our cottage  rentals are spacious, well-maintained and equipped. All cottages have screened porches and come with propane barbeques  and outdoor firepits. A sandy beach, safe swimming area, children's playground, outdoor shuffleboard, badminton and horseshoes are all available on the grounds. As well, our canoes, kayaks and pedalboats are available free of charge to our guests.   Our Kawartha resort has 10 cottages and one studio unit.


The Kawartha Lakes are well-known for their fishing. In Lovesick Lake we have walleye (pickerel), bass, muskie and panfish. Boat and motor rentals are available, or you can bring your own boat and use our on-site launch. A fish-cleaning station and a freezer for fish storage are also available.  Check out our fishing page for recent pictures.

Kayaking, canoeing, and hiking are all popular activities. Many of our guests enjoy canoeing or kayaking on beautiful Lovesick Lake. But there are also many other incredible lakes and rivers in the area for those who wish to venture further.

Petroglyphs Provincial Park offers a varied collection of hiking trails in addition to viewing the Petroglyphs and their information centre. Hiking trails are also available at other parks in the area.

There are also several golf courses nearby Ardagh Cottage Resort  for those who wish to spend some of their relaxation time on the links.  Katchiwano Golf and Country Club, Marvel Rapids and Six Foot Bay Resort are popular for golfing destinations in the area. 

The Kawartha's offer numerous attractions for those who enjoy exploring the local area while on vacation.  Nearby options include Petroglyphs Provincial Park, the Peterborough Liftlock, Canadian Canoe Museum, Reptile Zoo, Gallery on the Lake, antique shops, Warsaw Caves,  and many more. For other suggestions and links, please click on our Nearby Attractions  page.

Gallery on the Lake offers weekend art workshops by various artists from May through October. Ardagh Cottage Resort is the perfect spot to stay to combine a relaxing spring or fall getaway with an opportunity to explore or enhance your artistic inclinations.


Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway, fun vacation for the whole family, or an opportunity to fish the Kawarthas, Ardagh Cottage Resort can meet your vacation needs. We're easy to get to--within 2 hours drive of Toronto, only 30 minutes north east of Peterborough.

For the latest information on vacancies, visit our Availability and Recent  Photos page or contact us by email or by telephone, toll-free, at 1-866-801-3567.


Sorry we do not allow pets.


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Ardagh Cottage Resort
22 Fire Route 7
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0