The Willow House was built in 1840 as the residence for David Matheson, a Barrister who became Pictou's first mayor.
During the 1800s, there was continuous movement by boats between Nova Scotia and Britain. The Neo-Classical structure allowed architects the flexibility of change as new ideas came over from Britain. The universal style in form, windows and door mouldings did not change as new ideas were consequently used in construction.
Known as a top Accommodation in Pictou by it's guests, the Willow House is a place where you are greeted with a warm smile and a large splash of Maritime hospitality by your hosts; Brenda and George.
The couple has created a wonderful atmosphere for you to unwind. Guests can relax in the comfortable guest rooms or in the beautiful backyard gardens adorned with bird feeders, birdbaths, Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and a custom-made 5 seat swing.
Brenda's passion for cooking is evident in the quality of the hot breakfasts she lovingly prepares each morning. While serving breakfast, her husband George is bound to tell a joke or two which puts a smile on the faces of their guest's first thing in the morning.
The Willow House Inn is truly a gathering place where guests become friends and family.