From R300 per person
Budget Getaways Review
Tucked away on a shaded river bank backed by thick indigenous forest and dramatic kloofs and mountains behind that, Littlestone Cottage is one of those getaways that you and the fam will have no problem settling into for a night or five.
This little gem sits midway between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn, along the Robinson Pass. Nature rules the roost here - no DSTV, no cell reception, no ADT alarms slicing the night sky. Just pure living with the priorities in the right places.
Taking a look at the cottage itself, it's spacious, simple and built from local river stone. You’ve got two bedrooms (double and twin); the double is ensuite (shower only), and the twin has additional bunk beds in case the neighbourhood gets to hear you're off to Littlestone.
The living area (with fireplace) is open-plan to a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. Head outside and kick back on the timber deck, with its direct view over the river and the rolling green lawn. Soul food.
Off the deck, there’s a braai area, where you’ll no doubt be whiling away your evenings.
New to the mix is Two Rivers, a house on the hill on the opposite end of the farm. Sleeping six in two doubles and two single rooms, Two Rivers is a spacious family-friendly spot with open-plan living areas and great views.
Activities come in a mixed bag of Nature, from hikes in the surrounding hills, brilliant bird watching, mountain bike routes, swimming and bass fishing in the river. There's even the option of popping up the road to Eight Bells Inn for their fabulous tea and scones.
Off the beaten track, perfectly positioned, guaranteed to restore your sanity, Littlestone is one to put on your BG hit list.
"Paradise! We were greeted by the very friendly hostess and she came twice to see if we are okay. The house is very clean and has everything you need for a wonderful peaceful stay. We had a wonderful visit, so quiet and peaceful and a real bird paradise. We spent the evening watching how the Bush buck graze on the grass near the house and during the day we watched all the birds. We also walked the Forest Trail / Big Tree, short but lovely through the forest, a real fairy land. This is a place that is a definitely for everyone who loves a quiet peaceful stay away from all the city noises."
(Belinda Nel, visited Jun 2017)
"You can't ask for much more than this. It's amazing! We would have stayed for longer if we could, we will definitely be back."
(Chris van Zyl, visited May 2017)
"This place is amazing! There must be something wrong with you not to like such natural beauty and tranquility. It's like the secret lovechild of Enya & Frank Duval channeled into Mother Nature. We'll be back."
(Johan Ras, visited Apr 2017)
"What a fantastic find! Littlestone Cottage is well equipped whilst maintaining a rustic feel in the most stunning location. The river attracts amazing wildlife and provides a relaxing sound track to your break from reality!"
(Bronwen Trupp, visited Apr 2017)
"The Littlestone Cottage is a special little getaway spot. Beautiful surroundings, friendly people, and a very comfortable cottage."
(Gregory Borman, visited Feb 2017)
"Definitely a five star getaway. The cottage is thoughtfully equipped with everything you need and the setting is beyond the imagination - a gurgling mountain stream with a back-drop of a mountain side covered in indigenous bush and trees! The hikes on the farm are awesome and range from gentle to testing, are well worth the effort as the views, flora and birdlife are spectacular. Who doesn't want to wake up to bird calls and buck grazing in front of your cottage?"
(Michelle Legg, visited Oct 2016)
"This place is fantastic if you are looking for peace and quiet. The accommodation is great, the scenery is superb and the wildlife is everywhere. I will definitely be returning for a longer stay."
(Caleb Weyers, visited May 2016)
"What a great location! The cottage is nestled in the end of a valley with amazing views of the river and forest. We had bosbokkies grazing 20 meters from the cottage at night with the soothing sound of the river as background soundtrack. There is very limited cellphone signal (MTN a bit better than Vodacom) so no calls from the office, perfect location for the kids if they are water-safe - lots of space to play and swim and the 10km hike in the forest was amazing. We will surely be visiting again!"
(Francois Jordaan, visited Mar 2016)
"It was simply awesome. We enjoyed the tranquility and the cottage was exactly what we needed. Fantastic stay and wonderful hosts."
(Kobie Taljaard, visited Mar 2016)
"I have stayed at Little Stone cottage many times and rate it extremely high. I have also recommended it to many other birders who have also stayed there and have been thrilled with the setting, the bird life, the hospitality of Marius and Jolene and the cottage itself. I cannot wait for my next visit."
(Margaret Maciver, visited January 2014)
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