Tucked away in the Laurentians, the world's oldest mountain chain, is a secret place, a rare and magical sanctuary called Birchwild. It is the most exquisite setting. An incredible domain of 512 acres featuring a spring fed mountain head lake with a surface area of 11 acres, offering complete privacy. Also see MLS 8725690 and visit: www.BIRCHWILD.com A charming house and guest cabins sit discreetly on the shores of Murray Lake, a head lake, which is deep and spring-sourced with deliciously soft water. In a grand-fathered position that would be unattainable today, right on the shore of Murray Lake, sits a cedar-shingled house that can be used as a four-season home, or as a potential guest house for a larger, state-of-the-art residential complex. Architect-designed in the early 1960s to make the most of lake views, this well-insulated, oil-heated, three-bedroom home has two full and two half bathrooms, large kitchen, dining room, spacious living room, two fireplaces, play room, and a screened porch. The garden and grounds have perennial beds, specimen trees, swimming docks and boat launches. Close by is an appealingly rustic four-season home that sleeps six, has hot water, electricity, and a wood stove. Further along the lake path is a cabin that sleeps three with a small kitchen, a bathroom, electricity and heating. There is also a tiny secluded lakeside sleeping-cabin. In addition, there is a small three-bedroom home known as the gatehouse on the highway at the foot of the estate driveway. The whole Murray Lake property has enjoyed continued use by family members over the years and all of these structures are available for immediate occupancy. There are few such remote estates so conveniently close to a major cosmopolitan city. From Montreal International Airport, it is just 50 minutes by car. The crowning glory of this entire estate is the water--two extraordinary private lakes, more than a mile of river, and sparkling waterfalls. The other part of this domain is 355 acres which features lac Castor. The lake has a surface area of about 40 acres which can easily accommodate a sea-plane. See MLS number 8725690 for details.