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Burnstown Gallery to close
a bittersweet decision...  

Well known and loved destination for fine craft and art Bittersweet Gallery will close its doors June 30.

The gallery reopens May 1 after a winter break and will offer patrons discounts on much of the gallery inventory until closing.

Bittersweet Gallery owner Cheryl Babineau  has proudly represented over 50 Canadian artists and craftspeople for almost 25 years and is a destination  for fine craft and the ceramic works of her husband Richard Gill who settled here over 50 years ago making his living as a potter and sculptor.


Cheryl and Richard want to thank its patrons and supporters with a fond farewell and open house event this June 22. 

The event will include continued discounts on much of the gallery inventory.
Visitors will enjoy live music and light refreshments in the garden from 1 - 5.

It's truly a bittersweet decision for the couple as they feel the need to downsize and will miss the daily interaction with its loyal patrons and welcoming newcomers, however they do plan to remain in their home just across the street and create a new studio where Richard Gill will continue to work in clay, specializing in accepting custom work.

The property  will be offered for sale with or without the gallery business  and sits on 1.4 acres overlooking the Madawaska River  in the picturesque village of Burnstown consisting of retail /studio and living space,  present ing a prosperous opportunity  for development with a loyal customer base and expanding marketplace to a potential buyer who seeks a rewarding lifestyle in an idyllic village setting less than one hour from the nation's capital. 

Serious enquiries can be made by email:

Cheryl Babineau and Richard Gill
Bittersweet Gallery

5 leckie lane
Burnstown, On
K0J 1G0

SALE In Burnstown - McNab/Braeside Township - 

Bittersweet Gallery
5 Leckie Lane Burnstown Ontario


Overlooking the pristine Madawaska River Valley and highway to Calabogie, less than 1 hour west of the nations capital , bakery and village market, summer farmers market, food trucks, artisanal ice cream & live music venue, publishing house. 

Property details:

Retail, studio and loft living space includes:

Direct street access on 5 Leckie lane enters front room new frame construction built in 2004 with picture window, polished concrete floors, partial vaulted ceiling with natural light and log beamed ceiling… leads to a lower room with skylight and adjoins rear portion of of 2 rooms of log construction built 100 years ago and renovated in 1975. The current studio space opens to a covered wooden deck that that joins an outbuilding overlooking mature perennial gardens and rich agricultural land.

Above the rear rooms lies an open concept living loft apartment built in 1999 with kitchen, laundry and 3 piece bath.(new windows in 2020).

New metal roofs on all buildings in 2023.

The land boasts  2 natural springs, 2 mature apple trees, 1 mature pear tree, asparagus patch and red and black current bushes and a lean- to shed and brick patio.

Utilities are comprised of 3 propane stoves, electric baseboard baseboards in upper loft, drilled well, septic tank with weeping bed, pumped and inspected in 2022. There is a second septic system (filter-bed) 2016 to be removed unless the purchaser wishes to use it for a new residence constructed on potential severed lot.

Asking: $750,000
Owner open to finance....