An 83ha lifestyle farm with a privately-appointed spacious cottage
Budget Getaways Review
About 14km from Stanford and shaded by towering 80-year-old blue gum trees The Farmyard Cottage may be selling itself a little short as it appears to be more farmhouse than farm 'cottage' - if the pics are anything to go by what we have here is a private and substantial abode with plenty in the way of attention to characterful detail both outside and in.
Flower pots in wrought iron frames add a soft touch to the outside walls, pans and pots and carriage lights and other bits and pieces adorn the interior walls. Beautiful mountain and views of the Papiesvlei valley stretch out in most directions. A stoep and nicely appointed braai lapa under the bluegums area forms the social hub during your stay.
The Farmyard Cottage features three comfortable bedrooms, all with double beds - full linen and towels are part of the deal.
In winter you're likely to find yourself huddled around the new fireplace or around the Dover stove in the kitchen, which appears cosy and very well equipped.
The farm itself spans 83ha and as such offers good walking, informal mountain biking and birdwatching. And then there's Stanford and its surrounds, offering plenty in the way of decent restaurants, a real macoy brewery, trekking in the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve, a wedding venue (Beloftebos) 5km up the way, etc, etc.
Getaway Facts: The Farmyard Cottage
|Where||14km from Stanford|
|GPS co-ords||S 34°28'22'' E 19°34'45''|
|Sleeps||6 (3 double beds)|
|Meals available||yes |
|Rate guide||R950.00 nightly for the cottage (one night stays: add 50%) |
|Activities||birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, walking, whale watching, wine routes|