The residence was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2004 due to its historic and aesthetic value. There is also a garage on the property of similar style to the house . As a pair, these buildings reflect the social standing and wealth of the Gosse family in Spaniard’s Bay.
The residence is architecturally valuable because it serves as a good example of a typical merchant home in rural Newfoundland. Due to careful upkeep throughout the years, it retains many of the original windows and doors, all remaining in their original position on the house.
Like many merchant homes throughout Newfoundland, this home was built in the Second Empire style, utilizing such features as the mansard roof and covered/open porch. It also has a number of decorative elements including eave bracketing and elaborate woodworking on the front façade, all reflective of the social standing of its inhabitants.
Enjoy a complimentary full cooked breakfast from a full menu. The period decorated dining area and common room are available in the afternoon and evening for guests to relax with a book, tea and coffee and friendly conversation.
We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Cable is available in every room , air conditioning, sitting areas and complimentary high-speed internet access.
Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest before, you will always be greeted with a smile. It is our goal to provide you with a clean and comfortable environment. Enjoy a relaxing stay with the perfect mix of heritage and modern.