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Markham House

1775 Connie Road , Sooke, BC V9Z 1C8 Canada (Show map)

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At Markham House one experiences the magical blend of 'the wild and the tamed'. Walking the landscaped grounds or climbing the trails through your private forest will refresh even the weariest of travelers. In addition to our two charming guestrooms we feature the fireplace'd Honeymoon Suite and guest parlor filled with antiques. Our secluded "Honeysuckle Cottage" features large deck with private hot tub, big beams, woodstove, lounge, and old world decoration.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Our favorite B and B anywhere

5 on April 25, 2012

The Markham House is the gold standard by which we compare all other B and B's. It's always a pleasure to stay there. Lyall and Sally are the perfect hosts and the house and grounds are phenomenal.

Excellent B&B with first rate owners

4.6 on February 02, 2012

Very friendly, extremely helpful. Beautiful home. We wished we could have stayed longer!

Markhams are wonderful hosts

5 on October 05, 2011

We've stayed at the Markham house in previous years & couldn't wait to find another opportunity to visit again. We rent the Honeysuckle Cottage & it is a very special place indeed. For us, it's the Enchanted Cottage!! The cottage is comfortable, clean & cozy. Lyall & Sally are wonderful hosts who are there when you need them, but never ever intrusive. Brkfsts. are delicious & bountiful.

wonderful fall getaway

4.2 on October 20, 2010

we stayed 2 nights .The breakfasts were very good ,the room was clean and comfortable .The hottub was a nice treat after a day of bike riding on the galloping goose trail.The hosts had good suggestions for meals and things to do .A very nice getaway

Will definitely come back!

4.6 on October 16, 2010

My hubby and I stayed for one night and it was absolutely lovely. We couldn't have asked for a better getaway. Highly reccommend!

Perfect for your next retreat!

4.0 on May 17, 2010

Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful. Everything was clean and we were encouraged to relax. This is the ideal place to go for a retreat away from the big city.

Great Honeymoon Spot

4.6 on March 22, 2008

We spent six nights in the Honeysuckle Cottage for our honeymoon. It was great having breakfast delievered in the morning, and gentle questions about what information we might need for the day. We enjoyed wandering through the woods behind the B&B and the cultivated grounds. We spent plenty of time in the hottub, which is quite secluded and private, and grilled out one night. The wood-burning stove was great, and kept the place warm. And the port kept in the room for guest enjoyment was very tasty.


4.4 on January 07, 2008

We had such a delightful time staying at the Honeysuckle Cottage. The attention to detail was much appreciated. Breakfasts were delicious. All and all a memorable experience. Highly recommended for a private, romantic getaway.

Beautiful setting

3.8 on August 25, 2007

We returned to Vancouver Island, where we honeymooned, to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The 10 acre setting is beautiful, and we loved the hot tub overlooking the trout pond and surrounded by mature forest. The breakfasts are wonderful, and we enjoyed chatting with the people in the other 2 rooms at breakfast. Unfortunately, the bed in the Garden Room needs to be replaced. Both my husband and I sank toward the middle of the bed, which happens when a mattress gets old. The hosts were so nice we didn't mention the mattress problem directly to them, and I wondered if they knew or not. Also, the jacuzzi tub in our room had some slight problem when we were there; we were warned to not fiddle with the jets because of it so we used the outdoor hot tub instead. I found the couch and chairs in our room and in the sitting room a bit low to be comfortable. The room could have used a bit more natural light. The chocolates, flowers and fireplace were great.

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Rooms & Rates

English Country Room

Decorated in soft browns and brocades, the Country room features either King or Twin beds with high thread count 100% cotton bedding, feather bed and duvet. The ensuite bathroom is with shower. The in room amenities include fireplace, DVD, Cable TV, telephone, WIFI, stereo, full length terry robes and access to the Guest Hot Tub and far infrared sauna on the patio overlooking the trout pond. Full breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 150

Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 150

Morningside Room

The smaller but cozy room in the main house with Queen size four poster bed, Cable T.V., DVD, V.C.R. Telephone, WIFI, full length terry robes, full bathroom just adjacent and access to the guest Hot Tub and far infrared sauna on the patio overlooking the Trout pond. Full Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 125

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 125

Garden Suite

Our Honeymoon suite with Fireplace, V.C.R., DVD,Cable TV, Telephone, WIFI, stereo, comfortable sitting areas, full ensuite bathroom plus double jaccuzzi tub set at the end of the room overlooking the garden. Unique chandelier over the bed, breakfast is served either in your suite or in the main dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 195

Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 195

Honeysuckle Cottage

Secluded romanticaly on the edge of our woods H.C. features it's own full size hot tub, living room with wood stove, separate queen size bedroom, large bathroom with double shower. Also a small kitchenette hidden cleverly in an antique pine armoire. This is the Honeymoon and Anniversary retreat--breakfast is delivered to your door if you wish, or you may dine with other guests at the main house. Cable TV, DVD, VCR, Telephone, WIFI.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 250

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 250

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Location Type

juan de fuca trail, sooke harbour house, sooke potholes, victoria, west coast trail, butchart gardens, Countryside, Island, Small town


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 30 miles

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cycling the Galloping Goose Trail, Kayaking in Sooke Harbour, Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Sooke Potholes, Sooke Harbour House, Hatley Castle, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Trout pond hammocks, feather beds, turndown service, afternoon tea, good night treat, Full size Hot Tub and Gazebo overlooking the pond, Laundry service, iron and ironing boards avail., Guest Pantry with fridge, china and cutlery, Golf pitching range., Extensive guest patios and decks.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sea Diving, Surfing (winter), Whale watching, Wind Surfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Patio & gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No Children 10 yrs + welcomed in cottage
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pets allowed in Honeysuckle Cottage
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Number taken to guarantee reservation, processed only upon departure. 7 day cxlation policy
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 7 days of intended arrival MAY be subject to a cancellation fee should the room not be able to be re- rented. Credit card number required to secure reservation, not processed until departure.



Parri & Bill

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About the innkeepers

We enjoy gardening, cooking, boating, traveling, reading, hiking and most importantly entertaining.

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  • Time Served: at your leisure
  • Serving Location: Dining Room , Suite, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Vegan, Special Diet

Signature Dish

Sally's freshly baked buttermilk scones
Sally's special recipe; freshly baked each morning received acclaim equaled by the comfort of the luxurious feather beds and the decadance of the double jaccuzzi style tub in the Garden Suite


1775 Connie Road , Sooke, BC V9Z 1C8 Canada (Show map)

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