An hour from Ottawa and fifteen minutes south-west of Kemptville on County Rd 18, Bishops Mills is also 15 minutes west of the 416 at the Co Rd 20 exit onto Oxford Station Rd.

Rent is negotiable.

We are particularly looking for environmentally conscious people who are interested in the historic value of the house and the plants and animals of the area. If you are comfortable here you can rent to buy.

Contact Aleta Karstad at the Bishops Mills Natural History Centre.

Contact us by phone at (613)258-3107,

or e-mail

about us

the Bishops Mills Natural History Centre


A House in Bishops Mills, Ontario

[our house]
4 St Lawrence Street, Bishops Mills, County Rd 18,
south and west of Oxford Mills, Ontario

A quaint old white frame house in the centre of the country village of Bishops Mills. 150 years old with many heritage features, this house needs care and some fixing up. Propane heat in the old fashioned livingroom, and a Findlay Oval cookstove in the kitchen cooks, bakes, and provides that cozy radiant heat in winter.

We have lived in this house since 1981, and kept the yard and garden without pesticides. Three big Maples supply us with syrup and the yard yields spring salads. A three-roomed shed/barn in the back yard will accommodate one or two goats and a small flock of chickens. The small house lot adjoins our 10 acres of thin-soiled limestone parkland to the south and west, with Cedars and wild Apple trees, and at the far end, a deeper-soiled garden plot near the road.