Four spacious cottages overlooking the Breede River
Budget Getaways Review
Fast becoming an established kid on the Bonnievale block, Asher (meaning ‘blessed’) has a growing following. And the reason is clear to see. It occupies one of the best spots along the Breede River - a broad stretch of tranquil water, flanked by vineyards, giant blue gum and stupendous mountain views – and the cottages are a balanced combination of privacy, country character and spacious comfort.
All spaced safely apart and virtually identical in design and furnishing, Asher’s cottages are larger than your average farm abode, which translates into a generally more comfortable stay: a wide covered verandah, with giant braai and huge views, runs the length of each cottage, while inside, the airy double-volume interior features exposed roof beams, clay tiles, a fireplace, telly and traditional farm furniture.
The general living and kitchen layout is open-plan, flanked by two comfortable ensuite bedrooms (with more views) and a four-bed loft tucked into the eaves above.
Personal touches are also in evidence: a chocolate on your pillow, dishwashing liquid, free wood etc, etc.
Back in the sunlight, a wide patch of green grass and Indian canoes await your attention. From the cottages it’s possible to paddle about 2.5km in either direction, a lazy voyage taking in rich birdlife, several species of fish and your fellow weekenders.
A relaxing spot that’s guaranteed to re-ignite the Huck Finn in you!
Getaway Facts: Asher Riverside Cottages
|Where||16km from Bonnievale|
|GPS co-ords||S 34°00'11'' E 20°12'01''|
|Fireplace||yes (free wood)|
|Meals available||no |
|Activities||birdwatching, boating, canoeing, fishing, stargazing, swimming, walking, wine routes|