Once the stable and cowshed of the old house dating from 1892, the self-catering cottage in a historic corner of Riebeek West has been renovated and decorated in a rustic, quirky manner. The place has a delightfully eccentric farmyard appeal – the ideal spot to unwind or use as your base in the valley.
It offers privacy and comfortable accommodation with heaps of character and has its own garden and off-street parking. Kids, friendly dogs and other pets are very welcome. The bedroom of the cottage is a restful place with French doors leading out onto the stoep, a handmade wrought iron double bed and a generous shower and separate toilet. It has air-conditioning and electric blanket and heater for cold nights. Ideal for a couple, the cottage also has a double sleeper couch in the lounge and a single mattress is available for kids.
The living area has a well-equipped kitchen area with a small 3-plate stove with oven, bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cooking utensils. A rustic fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere in winter. There is a TV and DVD player (no reception) and a library of movies.
The stoep has a 4-seater patio table, a built-in braai (barbecue) and a water feature stocked with goldfish. Towels and guest soap, firewood and fire lighters provided. Guests are welcome to interact with the friendly resident dogs, but a gate can be closed if you prefer not to. Around the corner from the cottage is another separate double room with private entrance from the front veranda of the main house. The room has a double bed and en suite bathroom with shower. It has air-conditioning, a kettle and coffee, tea, milk and rusks. Towels and guest soap provided.