The Green Gables house was the inspiration for Lucy Maude Montgomery’s famous novel “ Anne of Green Gables”
The house did not actually belong to Lucy Maude Montgomery, but to cousins of her Grandfather: David and Margaret Macneill.
As a regular visitor L.M. Montgomery ( known as Maude) liked to walk in the nearby woods and was so inspired by the house and setting around it that she depicted it in her famous novel “Anne of Green Gables” .
The story in the novel revolves around a girl called Anne, who is orphaned and sent to live with an aging brother and sister, on a farm called “Green Gables” .
They were expecting a boy to help them work the farm, and are not at first delighted to have a girl dumped unexpectedly into their midst.
Anne’s spirit and imagination soon wins them over and the story of her adventures on the farm and in the imaginary village of Avonlea are the central theme of the book.
So… having taken you though the barn, walking in the woods and though the inside of the house it’s now time to see the Gables that inspired Maude so much…
Someone comes to close up the house as I exit, our car is the last one in the carpark as we leave and suddenly the children sit still enough to remind themselves that they are really hungry… so we take to the road, our next adventure? …. to find somewhere inspiring for dinner.