Burritts Rapids is a quiet little community, one of the first established on the Rideau. The village itself is on a small island, although you'll find the Church and several residences located on the north shore. A feature of the island is the Tip to Tip Trail.
Burritts Rapids was one of the first settlements on the Rideau, predating the Canal itself. In 1793, Colonel Stephen Burritt, floated down this section of the Rideau River on a raft looking for a good spot to settle. At Burritts Rapids he saw the water power potential for a mill and settled there with his wife Martha (Stevens) and their two-year old son Henry. Their second son, Edmund, was born here on 8 Dec 1793. The story goes that, soon after settling there, they were dying from a fever when they were rescued by a band of local Indians, nursed back to health, and even had their crops harvested for them. Ever after, the Burritt home was a welcoming place for Indians travelling the Rideau.
When Colonel By came through in 1826, Burritts Rapids was a thriving village with several businesses. The first townsite was laid out in 1830 and a post office, with the name "Burritt's Rapids" was established in 1839. In the 20th century, the name was changed to "Burritts Rapids" and today, both the community and lockstation are known by that name. The village, like the Rideau Canal itself, lost its commercial importance at the start of the 20th century. The fixed bridge at the north end of town (over the original Rideau River) is in the location where one of the earliest bridges across the Rideau was built in 1824 (it has since been rebuilt at least twice, in 1920 and 1983). Just upstream of that bridge a mill dam was erected (as early as 1845). It crossed the entire channel, with a waste weir at the south end and served a saw mill and a grist mill (both located on the south side of the river). The remains of this dam can still be seen today.
15 Grenville Street
Imagine coming home to a peaceful retreat in your own backyard. And wait until you see the 3rd level!. Welcome HOME!
RECENT HOME INSPECTION REPORT, SEPTIC INSPECTION REPORT & WATER POTABILITY
DETAILS AND UPDATES
Lot Size Year Built 1853/approx Style 3storey detached Exterior wood siding
Furnace Forced Air/Propane 2015Flooring: hardwood, tile, softwood Fireplaces: 3(gas) Water Well/Water Treatment, Test 00 4/2018/ Sewer Septic Bed Installed/Filter Media 1989/ Record on file/ Inspected2017 Property Taxes 2018/ $2903
Garage: Detached double, auto garage opener, street parking also available
Central Air/Inground pool/ Interlock Patio, Multi Level Deck, Fenced
Rental Items: Hot Water Tank (electric), Propane Tank 100 amp service
Inclusions: dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, JENNAIR cooktop/grill, stove, washer, dryer automatic garage opener, window blinds, water treatment, pool equipment, corner cabinet and pine buffet in kitchen
Possession: To be arranged / Flexible
Utilities: Hydro $245 mnth Propane $272mnth
Dec 2018/2019 $14000 approx
New Valor Propane fireplace with hammer copper front
New roof gazebo
Painting loft ceiling and study
New Myers HJ jet pump
Install of pipe from softener to sump pump
Building inspection completed by Phil Bottriell with suggestions and recommendations completed
Septic inspection report
2018 (April) Foundation waterproofing & sump pump
2018 Electrical Inspection (Spring)
2018Basement stairwell walls refinished
Some rooms painted most repainted from 2013 onwards
2016 Westport gas stove kitchen, central air Serviced/Inspected Spring 2018
Dec 2014 High efficiency propane furnace, 2014 Valour Gas fireplace in dining room Serviced/Inspected Spring 2018
2013 2nd and 3rd level windows ( mostmain level windows French doors, Pella 1989)
wood floors refinished, main floor bath full renovation with custom tiled shower
2012 Pool liner replaced/ winter pool cover 2012 Professionally Opened and Closed Annually
1990 -2000 Full renovation to kitchen, master bedroom, 2nd level bathroom & mudroom
1987 3rd level loft insulation and windows
Over the years since 1979: updated wiring, plumbing, insulation, decking, interlock,garden, arbours, gazebo,patio decks, taps, plumbing, equipment maintenance AND ON AND ON…….
Stainless kitchen appliances (Newer fridge, washer dryer) Avonite (counter top) kitchen island
Pool professionally closed Sept 2018.
Numerous manuals, service records etc on file.
Upper Canada District School Board www.odsbeo.ca
Ontario District School Board of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa Carleton French Catholic School Board – www.ecolecatholique.ca/en
Ottawa Carleton French School Board www.cepeo.on.ca
OTHER USEFUL LINKS