Farm with two cottages and wine tasting room
Budget Getaways Review
Lying 9km from Stanford, on a small working farm of vineyards, springbuck, a bonsai nursery and dams stocked with trout, black bass and tilapia, Arum Lily Cottage and Aloe Cottage are a pair of rustic cottages framed by beautiful views of the Kleinrivier mountains.
Both are rustic unpretentious abodes, with comfortable furnishings, including a few nice traditional pieces dotted here and there. For those chilly Overberg nights, Arum Lily Cottage has an indoor woodstove, while Aloe comes with an open fireplace.
Arum accommodates four (on one double and two single beds), while Aloe sleeps two on single beds.
Both cottages are sheltered by a latte stoep and the farm dam is also close by, so if you're beginning to feel a little hot under the collar there's the option of a refreshing dunk.
Linen and towels are provided, both units have a braai area, and a fly-fishing permit is included in the deal - a definite hook if you're into fishing.
The farm has recently started making its own wines and your welcome to pop along for a tasting.
Flipping through the guestbook, it certainly looks like most guests have left the farm with a smile on their faces: "Had a great time. So peaceful and well situated, could have stayed longer. Fishing good." And, this from a Scottish couple: "Returned to this haven of tranquility at the end of our trip. Fabulous."
Chances are, you'll leave feeling the same way.
Getaway Facts: Arum Lily & Aloe Cottage
|Where||9km from Stanford|
|GPS co-ords||S 34°26'47'' E 19°33'05''|
|Meals available||no |
|Rate guide||R180pp nightly (minimum two nights), R250pp for one-night stays or single person staying more than one night|
|Activities||birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, swimming, walking, whale watching, wine routes|