About us

Welcome to Season #15!

The Belgravia Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located at 5 Broad Street in beautiful downtown Truro, the “hub” of Nova Scotia.  Awarded Four Stars by Canada Select, the Belgravia provides you with a home-away-from-home whether you are traveling for business or pleasure.  Because of its central location, The Belgravia is ideally situated for guests to settle in and make day trips, exploring different areas of the Province from one home-base.

The Belgravia is owned and run by D’Arcy & Anne McDonah, with  Anne’s parents, Dave (Surveyor, artist & author) & Deanna (retired elementary school teacher, sewer, knitter & quilter), often stopping by to help out and occasionally guest-hosting.  D’Arcy, a junior high school teacher in Pictou County, was born in Cape Breton but grew up in Halifax.  Anne has been teaching  in the School of Business at the Nova Scotia Community College for the past five years. She spent a number of years working on the boards of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, the Truro & District Chamber of Commerce and Truro’s Cantabile Society. She is the Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Association  representative on the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council. Born & raised in Truro, Anne played at the Belgravia (which was then a private home) as a child.

D’Arcy & Anne are very active within the community and believe in leading by example, so spend much of their free time volunteering.  D’Arcy has been involved with Scouts for a number of years, and his real love is wood working.  He is happy to show off his handmade cedar strip canoe and is anxious to build another, but wood-working projects lately have been more practical jobs like building the back deck & pergola, as well as other household jobs.  He is a runner and curls a couple nights each week during the winter, also coaching his school curling team. He actually convinced Anne to join him and they played once a week on a social team with friends. (The only time the team won was when Anne didn’t play.) Anne has a love of cooking & entertaining and is never happier than while hosting a crowd. In addition to volunteering with various boards, she looks forward to book club each month, and is a fair-weather runner.

Guests may or may not meet the Belgravia children.  Growing up in a Bed & Breakfast has fostered a love of geography and they are sure to add a sticker to their world map every time they welcome somebody from a new location into their home.  Activities the children enjoy include band, choir, curling, basketball, baseball, Scouts, piano, ballet, jazz, highland dance, theatre, Battle-of-the-Books club and running. Although the kids  reside in a different part of the house than the guests do, The Belgravia is a peanut and nut-free home due to the youngest daughter’s anaphylactic allergies.

D’Arcy & Anne are well trained and easily able to accommodate any food allergies or dietary restrictions and use local or home-grown ingredients whenever possible. They have a wide variety of tasty recipes for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, you-name-it-free diets!  Please let your hosts know your needs when you check in.

The Belgravia is centrally located in Nova Scotia to use as a base and make day trips to the Bay of Fundy, Pictou, Halifax, and the Northumberland Strait. Please call toll-free 1-866-877-9900 or locally (902) 893-7100 for reservations!

All thoughts and posts made on this blog are our own. We may post about our experiences in our work or volunteering, but this is a personal blog, which helps our guests get to know who we are.

Please click here to read some of the comments past guests have made about their experiences at The Belgravia.

Return to The Belgravia’s Website

Deanna, Sarah, Anne, Alex, Olivia, Dave, Evan, D'Arcy May 2015

Deanna, Sarah, Anne, Alex, Olivia, Dave, Evan, D’Arcy
May 2015

McRunners at the 2015 Bluenose Marathon

McRunners at the 2015 Bluenose Marathon

2 comments on “About us

  1. […] at the Belgravia, in the Central Nova Scotia Area, and around the Province of Nova Scotia! Please click here to find out all about us or here to read guest comments and reviews. Published […]


  2. […] at the Belgravia  prepared by Anne and D’Arcy before he left for school was divine and included granola, yogurt, warm muffins, and fresh fruit […]


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