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“The Perfect, Peaceful place To Unwind”
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Interior, Merlin's Cottage
Seasonal farm produce
Kitchen, Merlin's Cottage
'Farm manager' Kashmir, Merlin's Cottage
Exterior, Merlin's Cottage
Exterior, Merlin's Cottage
Anglo-Arab horses, Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Watsonia (fynbos) by the lily pond, Angels Rest Farm
Lily pond, Angels Rest Farm
Seasonal proteas, Merlin's Cottage
Seasonal water hole, Angels Rest Farm
Egyptian geese at the waterhole, Angels Rest Farm
Bushbuck visiting, Angels Rest Farm
Meadow fynbos in summer, Angels Rest Farm
Maya, Angels Rest Farm
Sunset over Angels Rest Farm
Seasonal proteas, Merlins Cottage
Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Rhode Island Red, Angels Rest Farm
Angels Rest Farm
Sun rise over Angels Rest Farm
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

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Storm R
McGregor, South Africa
1 review
“The Perfect, Peaceful place To Unwind”
Reviewed February 20, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our lovely hosts Liz and Hannes gave us another warm welcome for our second visit to Merlin's Cottage. We love having so much space in the cabin. The kitchen is very well equipped. Hannes delivered 6 freshly laid, free range eggs from his own chickens, for our breakfasts.
The views from the lounge are fabulous overlooking the woods, a pond and extensive grazing land for the owner's 11 beautiful horses. There is also a bomb where we have spent many a perfect evening around the fire, star gazing and enjoying our braii.
Our favourite restaurant, Zinzi's is just a few minutes drive away, superb food and set in gorgeous gardens. There is a wonderful Saturday morning market again a few minutes away.
We can't wait to stay at Merlin's Cottage again. It is a very special place and we happily recommend Angel's Rest for the perfect break.

Pam and Shirley
Western Cape

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Liked best: The beautiful setting
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sam P
2 reviews
“Quiet, homey, refreshing place from which to explore the Cape”
Reviewed February 15, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife and I booked at Angels' Rest because we needed a relaxing and refreshing place to get away. We were not disappointed. The cabin is simple but exceptionally clean, spacious, and comfortable. It sits at the edge of an open hilly meadow outlined with pine forest and populated by grazing horses. We received excellent service from hosts Liz and Hannes, who even provided complimentary eggs and herbs from their farm. Two of the things we most enjoyed were the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace (ample firewood and kindling was provided) -- perfect for enjoying a braai (barbecue), an evening under the stars, or a rainy morning inside with a good book. Unlike more commercial venues, the cabin truly has a private feel, as the only other house within 100 meters is that of the hosts.

Besides its other merits, the cabin boasts a superb location, just off highway N2 and almost halfway in between resort towns Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, each of which offer numerous restaurants, shops, and beaches. The Knysna Elephant Park is almost right outside the back door, and beautiful Robberg Nature Preserve is a mere 15-minute drive away. Within an hour's drive (and often considerably less), one can find many beaches, hiking and biking trails, national parks, extreme sports, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Only one thing to be aware of: since the cabin runs entirely on solar energy and a rainwater catchment system, guests would do well to watch consumption habits a bit more closely than normal. That said, we never once lacked power or water during our 11-day stay (and there is backup in case of prolonged drought).

All in all, we had a lovely vacation at Angels' Rest and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: quiet atmosphere, fire pit, location
Liked least: no laundry facilities
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: Interaction with the horses and the peaceful tranquility of the farm
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Entertaining horses
Liked least: Not applicable
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Bonn, Germany
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“A very special place, highly recommendable”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We spent three nights at Merlin's Cottage and can only praise it like everybody else. Our kids loved the horses which all have their own names and histories to tell and Kashmir, the social cat :-). We enjoyed the warm fire every evening, the well equipped kitchen (with a plunger!) and the fact that while Merlin's Cottage seems to be in the middle of nowhere, places to see in Plett and Knysna are just around the corner. It took us 15 minutes by car to get to the Lookout Beach in Plett. And we all enjoyed the hospitality of Liz and Hanns. We would always come back a second (and third ...) time.

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Liked best: The hospitality of Liz and Hanns and the whole setting of Merlin's Cottage
Liked least: No complaints, but not sure if the bedrooms can be heated during winter
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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