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Mattick's Farm - an oasis for all the family to enjoy
According to those who knew him Bill Mattick the once owner of the land that is now Mattick's Farm and Golf Course was larger than life. A brief history of Bill can be found at : http://www.saywardhill.com/blog/?cat=27.
Today Mattick's Farm offers visitors and locals a delightful oasis to spend the day or part therof eating, shopping, taking time for a spa treat, playing mini golf, or the real thing at the golf course next door.
Situated in Cordova Bay, near Victoria in Saanich on Vancouver Island you can visit Mattick's Farm by bus, by car or by bike. On fair weather days a steady stream of cyclists take in the eye catching view of the Saanich Peninsula over top of the houses.
The unique collection of arts and crafts stores, clothing and designer boutiques are a refreshing change from high street chain stores and big box store shopping. The supermarket offers fresh and mostly locally grown fruit and vegetables and Vancouver Island raised meats.
Both the" tea garden" in which you can get amazing breakfasts and lunch or afternoon tea in Mattick's Farm and the restaurant at the golf course next door have a wide variety of home cooked food - for a casual snack or a full course lunch with excellent wine at quite reasonable prices.
Links to some of the Stores, restaurants and things to do at Mattcik's:
adriennesteagarden.com - breakfast lunch and tea, also offers take out sandwiches, pastries (including gluten free) and coffee.
http://www.matticksfarm.com/merchants/mini%20golf/mini_golf.htm The mini golf range offers two spacious and well laid out courses.
http://www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com/ The gallery features local artists and displays a wide range of styles of painting, ceramic arts and pottery
www.purevictoria.com A Day spa at which to pamper yourself
For more information go to: www.matticksfarm.com
By Car: If you are travelling from downtown Victoria, take the Pat Bay Highway (17) towards the ferry. Exit right at Royal Oak Drive. Turn left onto Cordova Bay Road. Mattick's farm will be on your right before the golf course.
By Bus: NO 32 from downtown. Approx 40 mins travel time.
By Bike: Take Lochside Trail from Royal Oak Drive. For more information on biking and walking trails see: http://www.ourbc.com/discover_bc/recreation/trails/lochside/lochside_trail.htm