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Château la Motte Guest House Doors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

Château la Motte Guest House

This 1895 mansion is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne revival style. The home, with an exterior of ruby volcanic stone, resides in one of the city’s outstanding historical districts. Thomas “Carbide” Willson, the inventor of acetenyl, built the home for his mother. Over the years, it has served as a nunnery as well as a guest house.

Tell us your story about this site

  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

210 Vansittart Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario


Year built: 1895
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Château la Motte Guest House 210 Vansittart Avenue