Are you ready to bring your family’s vision for a
cottage in Prince Edward County to life with a
builder you can trust?
At Gilbert + Burke, our expert team designs and builds your dream custom cottage
that perfectly fits your family’s goals and helps build your family’s legacy.
For over 20 years, we have created stunning, unique cottages throughout Prince Edward County
and greater Ontario, helping each one of our clients experience a truly exceptional lifestyle space for
Your Dream Cottage In Prince Edward County Doesn’t Need To Be Complicated
We know that building anything can be stressful. That’s why our design process is set up to be as stress-free as possible.
Tell us your vision for your new cottage.
Preliminary Concept Design
We provide a 3D image and floor plan so that you can see your vision coming to life.
The design and plans are finalized and permitting begins
A groundbreaking date is set and we begin building!
What Makes Gilbert + Burke Different?
We believe everyone building a custom luxury cottage or home deserves a builder whose process and experience delivers the exact design your family wants and helps build your family’s legacy.
That’s why we make sure every client experiences…
- Exceptional communication
- Expert interior & exterior design
- Transparency in every step
- 20+ years of custom building expertise
And all backed with the Gilbert + Burke brand and reputation
We contracted the services of Gilbert & Burke Design and Build to renovate our existing cottage and then add on a major addition. The quality of the work was exceptional. Close attention was paid to details and they were proactive in identifying design options that saved time and money. G + B has a very creative, well seasoned and experienced team and provided all round great customer service. They were always responsive to our questions and very proactive in solving all construction issues. We are extremely pleased with the end result.
We have been working with Gilbert + Burke over the last 3 years on the design and construction of our new home on Lake Simcoe. I think one of the most remarkable things is that as the project draws to a close, we will be sorry to say goodbye to the Team. We have very much enjoyed working with this team, even when the inevitable bumps in the road happened. We have never doubted that they had our best interest at heart, and knew they were working to give us the very best home they could within the budget. We love our new home and we have lots of good memories of working through the project. Thank you Gilbert + Burke for making our family dream a reality.
Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working alongside Gilbert + Burke on various projects. Gilbert + Burke's team is truly professional from the bid stage, down to the final completion. Questions are answered promptly, coordination between trades is spot on , communication through out the project is excellent, and the staff is always very friendly and happy to help however they may be needed.
The Gilbert + Burke is a team of truly talented individuals committed to the project for close to a full year. We encountered crumbling lathe and plaster, a bat colony in the attic and a tow-foot-high crawl space under the house. With each setback, Gilbert + Burke dug in their heels and found often ingenious solutions that spoke to their decades of experience and depth of character. The challenges were many but we really felt that Gilbert + Burke were as truly invested in our project as we were.
Gilbert and Burke completed our cottage on Peninsula Lake in Huntsville in 2019. Their team lead by Brian Gilbert was outstanding. From permits to finishing touches, we were guided throughout the process. Our site super intendant took every detail of the cottage personally and was as proud of the results as we were. Their design team took great care to ensure that the cottage match our personalities and goals. Nothing was ever “cookie cutter”. Everything was designed to our thoughts and dreams. The team was flexible and communicated very effectively throughout the build. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to build, renovate or fix.
Having worked with Gilbert + Burke in the past, we knew that there was nobody else that we trusted in completing our dream. On this project, we tasked them with a tight deadline for completion and even with some setbacks in permits, they were able to deliver. Everybody that was associated with this project was so professional and committed to the end goal. The final result was more than a kitchen or a place to retire, but a warm and inviting place for friends and family to gather for many years to come.
Gilbert + Burke have a professional approach through the entire project process from the first client meeting, to the preparation of a project budget, to establishing a build time-frame, and most importantly their commitment to organization and client communication, made all aspects of the build and enjoyable and rewarding experience. From the start through construction completion, delivery and deficiency resolution, Gilbert + Burke have proven that they are the ones who deliver your dream on time and on budget.
We really appreciated the prompt, friendly service. Brian Gilbert is an excellent representative and his integrity to get the job done at the cost and time projected is of great value. It was a pleasure doing business with Gilbert + Burke and I would highly recommend them to others.
I have built three houses in the past and have worked with many contractors and sub contractors and this was the first time ever that I had one show up on time, do quality work, and within estimate. 3 out of 3, in my opinion.
Wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to have them in our home and we are very pleased with the results. Looking forward to working with Gilbert + Burke in the future
My family and I are very pleased with the completed project on my house! It looks great! Just what it needed!
What a great team at Gilbert + Burke! They took our vision and transformed it into reality. We love our new space.
The entire Gilbert + Burke team was a pleasure to work with. They were experienced, competent, and exceptionally organized.
Working with Gilbert + Burke was a pleasure. Their workmanship and thoughtfulness throughout the project was amazing.
Your Custom Cottage Builder In Prince Edward County, Ontario
Whether it’s a rustic design with natural elements or a more contemporary look with clean lines and large windows, our team is here to help you achieve the cottage you envisioned.
We are committed to open communication, quality craftsmanship, unmatched customer service, and eco-friendly design.
From conception to completion, our seasoned team of designers and homebuilders will be with you every step of the way.
Do you want to create a getaway home or cottage your family will cherish for years to come?
For twenty years, Gilbert + Burke has worked with families in Prince Edward County to create beautiful homes and cottages where they can relax and make memories together.
At Gilbert + Burke, we know finding a trustworthy contractor is essential for a job well done.
We’re committed to exceptional communication with our clients and transparency in every step of the process. Our experienced team of experts will work with you every step of the way, making sure your custom luxury cottage or home is completed beautifully.
As a builder near Prince Edward County, we look forward to helping you create the home of your dreams!
Only two hours east of Toronto, Prince Edward County is the perfect getaway with beautiful beaches, lakes, wineries, breweries, trails for biking and snowshoeing, and downtown shopping!
Famous for its white-sand beaches and for Sandbanks Provincial Park, you and your family or friends can enjoy biking, hiking, birding, camping, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, and more!
Prince Edward County is also home to various music festivals including the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Academy & Festival, Classical Unbound Festival, PEC Jazz Festival, Prince Edward County Country Jamboree, and the 50s & 60s Rock N Roll Music Festival.
- Sandbanks Provincial Park
- Massasauga Point Conservation Area
- The Regent Theatre
- Glenora Ferry
- Lake on the Mountain
- TerraCello Winery
- Prince Edward County Lavender Farm
- Dunes Beach
- Three Dog Winery
- Parsons Brewing Company
- Sandbanks Estate Winery
- Closson Chase Vineyard
- Norman Hardy Winery and Vineyard
- The County Cider Company
- Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area
- The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery
- North Beach Provincial Park
- Millennium Trail
Prince Edward County covers 1,050.45 square kilometres of land and 500 kilometres of shoreline (including inland lakes). It has a population of 24,735.
We service all neighborhoods and communities in Prince Edward County including, Picton, Wellington, Albury, Ameliasburg, Bloomfield, Carrying Place, Cherry Valley, Consecon, Cressy, Demorestville, Fawcettville, Glenora, Hillier, Lake on the Mountain, Milford, Mountain View, Northport, Rednersville, Rosehall, Rossmore, Salmon Point, Sophiasburgh, Waupoos, Waupoos Island, West Lake, Woodrous, and Yerexville.
We service all postal codes for Prince Edward County including K0K 1A0, K0K 1B0, K0K 1E0, K0K 1G0, K0K 1H0, K0K 1J0, K0K 1L0, K0K 1N0, K0K 1P0, K0K 1R0, K0K 1T0, K0K 1V0, K0K 1W0, K0K 1X0, K0K 1Y0, K0K 1Z0, K0K 1Z4, K0K 2A0, K0K 2B0, K0K 2G0, K0K 2H0, K0K 2J0, K0K 2K0, K0K 2L0, K0K 2N0, K0K 2P0, K0K 2V0, K0K 2W0, K0K 2X0, K0K 2X3, K0K 2Y0, K0K 2Z0, K0K 3A0, K0K 3C0, K0K 3G0, K0K 3H0, K0K 3L0, K0K 3M0, K0K 3N0, K0K 3V0, and K0K 4Z4.
With plenty of shorelines and water to enjoy, Prince Edward County is filled with natural beauty and endless ways to enjoy it all!
Contact us today and start designing a beautiful getaway cottage for you and your family that they will cherish for years to come!
Custom Cottage FAQ’s
It usually depends on the complexity of the design and the size of the build, but from start of design, through project development, to completed construction is typically 12-18 months.
We don’t have a ‘starting’ price, but most of our builds will land between $475 – $600 per sqft an higher. Please note that this is build price only and does not include things like taxes, a septic system, landscaping, etc.
We begin with the initial consultation, followed by a preliminary concept design, and then project development. Once everything is approved, we break ground and start building your cottage!
Yes, as long as it is insulated well enough to withstand the winter and has adequate heat to live in and keep all water lines from freezing.
Our builds are 100 % customized to what our clients ask us and are willing to pay for. We want your cottage to be your perfect home away from home, so we will do everything we can to bring the full customization experience alive.
Locations we serve include: