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B's and Dove Cottage

150km from Cape Town
Two characterful thatched cottages in the village with picturesque garden and mountain views - in Stanford
  • Summer at B's
  • View to B's from entrance to property
  • Kitchen and dining area. Door towards patio/braai
  • Market Square
  • View from Market Square
  • B's cottage shares the property with Dove's Cottage, without compromising any privacy!
  • Dove’s loft bedroom
  • Dove’s loft bedroom2
  • Dove Cottage (left) and B’s Cottage share the same property
  • Dove Cottage (sleeps 6)
  • Dove Cottage entertainment area
  • view to mountains from Dove’s veranda
  • Dove’s: main bedroom en-suite bathroom has a slipper bath
  • Dove’s living area
  • B’s enclosed braai area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge area with fireplace for a cozy winter getaway
  • B’s pet-friendly enclosure behind cottage
  • Bedroom upstairs in loft
  • Stanford - A river runs through it
  • Wandelpad
  • Nearby Klein River

Rate Guide

R300 - R450pp sharing (minimum 2-night stay over weekends and 3-night stay over long weekends)

Budget Getaways Review

Set directly across the way from Stanford’s tiny stone church and Market Square, in an English garden of lavender, daisies and roses, B’s Cottage has achieved minor gem status in her short existence.

Only a few years old, she has the rustic character of a farm cottage that’s been around forever and a day: the honey-smell of thatch, earthy terracotta floors, a big open fireplace, a loft with a double bed tucked into the eaves, a lovely shower bathroom, old brass taps and fittings, lots of other country bits and pieces, a chandelier (with dimmer switch), a library full of books, jars with rusks and Cremora, grandma’s rocking chair in one corner, her old wireless and fancy tape player in the other.

There is nothing pretentious about B’s Cottage, no evidence of trying too hard. Like a favourite aunt, she is relaxed and homely, a quality that draws the faithful following back time and again.

Though B's only sleeps two, she has a slightly bigger sister - Dove's Cottage. Dove's with its outdoor braai area and hearty fireplace inside has space for up to six guests. Being only 40m away from B's Cottage, it might be well worth it to book both for a farmstyle getaway with a group of good friends.

And, flipping through the guest book, every visitor who has put pen to paper has clearly had a good time of the cottages and the pretty garden.

Quick Facts

Where
GPS
S 34°26'28''
E 19°27'14''
Sleeps
2, 3-6
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
many restaurants close by
Pet-Friendly
Yes
Activities
birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, restaurants, swimming, walking, whale watching, wine routes
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 5 reviews)
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"We stayed at B's cottage for three nights and enjoyed our stay. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable and set in a beautiful garden with a delightful covered courtyard and outside braai area."

"B's and Dove Cottage is a lovely venue with everything we needed and it is neat and homely. Stanford was a very pleasant surprise - we're looking forward to returning soon."

"Very nice getaway, definitely will go again."

"Great place, great times! Bea was very helpful."

"Everything we needed was there and it felt like home straight away. I would recommend it to anyone."

"A very cute and lovely cottage in the quaint village of Stanford. Bea is very welcoming, and the cottage is extremely well-equipped. My doggie had a ball snuffling around in the large garden. Stanford is fairly quiet apart from a few neighbourhood parties (which I'm sure are not common) and very pretty. The walks by the river are lovely. We will be back."

"Nice place with all that you need for small self-catering cottage getaway. Pros: Wifi (although it wasn't working when we were there), great value, location. Cons: Neighbour were fond of some late night and early morning music, shower curtain could have done with a clean."

Getaway Reply

"Dear Greg Thank you for your reply and we take note of your comments. The WiFi should have been working, so have no idea what that problem was. The shower curtain was replaced after your visit. Please let us know which neighbour it was making the noise so early & we'll follow up on that."

(Bea Whittaker)

"What a pleasure it was to get to know this quaint and beautiful little town. To Barry and Bea Whittacker thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. B's Cottage is truly a home away from home and both the dogs and people enjoyed our stay tremendously. All the shops, restaurants, wine farms, Cheese farm and brewery were a pleasure to frequent. Definitely a place I will be returning to in the not too distant future."

"What a lovely quiet and picturesque setting. We had the most relaxing time, especially in front of the fireplace. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely have to visit again."

"The house is lovely and the town very friendly!"

"We stayed at B's cottage - a beautiful small Cape Dutch cottage, full of marvelous treasures. Highly recommended for a quiet getaway."

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B's and Dove Cottage, Stanford, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.4410   E 19.4540
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B's Cottage (sleeps 2)
(sleeps two, minimum stay two nights)
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Doves Cottage (sleeps 3 - 6)
(sleeps six, minimum stay two nights)
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