Welcome to 5 Whiteside Street in Little Britain. If you have ever considered a move to the countryside and savouring the slower pace of a charming small town, this is your opportunity. This wonderful home has been updated throughout and has a Beautiful Foyer and Entrance way, large Country Kitchen, Formal Living and Dining area, Main floor 4 piece bathroom and direct access to a single car garage.
The large 64′ X 167′ yard provides an amazing outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy year round and the home is ideally situated at the gateway to cottage country yet is close enough to Oshawa, Whitby or Ajax for commuting.
the City of Oshawa is 53 Km’s and takes about 45 minutes to drive.
Updates to this home include:
- Newer Well – 2009
- Newer Electircal
- Newer Windows
- Newer Plumbing
History of Little Britain
Little Britain was established in 1834 by a man named Harrison Haight. He built the first mill in Little Britain in 1837. This mill, which stood until 1910, took nearly the whole countryside to build. At the time, there was no road that led from Little Britain to Oakwood, located 5 km to the north. In 1850 Christians came and built the first church. They were followed by the Bible Church in 1852. The Post Office came in 1853.
Names suggested for the town were Margaretville, after Margaret Metherell, and Elm Grove, proposed by the first postmaster, Robert Fergusson Whiteside. The latter was rejected by the post office because of duplication, so Whiteside named it after his place of origin, Little Britain in Pennsylvania
Prominent members of the time included Joseph Maunder’s carriage and blacksmithing works, W.M Burden’s carriage shop, Edwin Mark’s foundry, Isaac Finley’s steam roller flour mill, Dr George Wesley Hall MD and the Davidson’s flour mill. The railway was brought into Lindsay around the turn of the century
Little Britain today is still a primarily agricultural town. It also has a fairly significant tourist presence from the influx of cottagers on nearby Lake Scugog, and from those who use Little Britain Road as a means to bypass heavy cottager summer traffic on Highway 7. For such a small town, Little Britain boasts a number of comfortable amenities including a restaurant, bakery, bank, library, grocery store, post office, park, arena and a country gift store as well as many other services. There is a gas bar, two auto repair shops, a drugstore and a medical office.
For Additional Information on this wonderful home please contact me directly at:
SCOTT ROY Sales Representative
RE/MAX JAZZ Inc. Brokerage
21 Drew Street, Oshawa ONT. L1H 4Z7 – (905) 728-1600 or (905) 435-7355