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Essex Homestead

1070 Batten Side Road, Essex Ontario N8M 2X6 519-980-0012


Guests can expect a peaceful and quiet stay at this unique destination.  Located in the heart of Essex County, the newly renovated Essex Homestead is 100+ years old, and filled with history.  If interested, the kind owners of the Essex Homestead provide a home-cooked breakfast, complimentary bicycles, and endless information about the area.  Its central location makes it the perfect stay for those interested in birding, wine tours, hiking, fishing and much more.

Meet Frank & Mary Hawkes

Frank and Mary take great pride in the Essex Homestead.  After years of selling real estate in the 80s and 90s, Frank has settled down, only renting his favourite home of all.  It won’t take long for one to notice the couple’s love for antiques and history, as they accent the house beautifully.  Being part of the community is important to Frank and Mary; one of the main reasons they rent the Homestead is to meet new people.  They’ve housed guests from all over the world, sharing stories and cultures. 

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Frank Hawkes 519-980-0012


Address: 1070 Batten Side Road, Essex Ontario, N8M 2X6
Phone: 519-980-0012

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