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Cosy cabin | fireplace | free-roaming horses | forest walks | mid garden route

56 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin
Seventeen hectares of natural peace, Angels Rest Farm Retreat is a haven to relax and be yourself. Our award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to five guests comfortably with beautiful views over farmland and forest and an emphasis on peace and tranquillity. You’ll find cosy touches such as down duvets and soft feather pillows, and for winter, fur-style throws and a cosy fireplace with unlimited firewood. If you’re so relaxed you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange a delicious breakfast or evening meal. Surrounded by nature, we have one unit only so if you like to get away from the crowd be assured you will be our ONLY guests during the period of your booking. Our two-bedroom cabin has a spacious living/dining area which is open plan to a well-equipped kitchen. The main bed...Seventeen hectares of natural peace, Angels Rest Farm Retreat is a haven to relax and be yourself. Our award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to five guests comfortably with beautiful views over farmland and forest and an emphasis on peace and tranquillity. You’ll find cosy touches such as down duvets and soft feather pillows, and for winter, fur-style throws and a cosy fireplace with unlimited firewood. If you’re so relaxed you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange a delicious breakfast or evening meal. Surrounded by nature, we have one unit only so if you like to get away from the crowd be assured you will be our ONLY guests during the period of your booking. Our two-bedroom cabin has a spacious living/dining area which is open plan to a well-equipped kitchen. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom a double and 3/4 (large single) beds. The bathroom has a fully-enclosed shower with WC and hand basin. Outside there is a sun deck and boma with fire pit/BBQ. At night the stars are truly amazing and the milky way so clear you’ll want to reach out and touch. Do whatever you’d like, explore our farm, take a walk in the forest, chill on the deck at the lily pond or kick back and take in the view. Explore nearby Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and the many wineries, animal sanctuaries, nature reserves, hiking and biking and adrenalin sports on our doorstep. We embrace nature and eco-sustainability. Our solar power system is off-grid and our water supply is 100% rainwater collected from our roofs. We avoid using pesticides and chemicals. Our family of 11 horses are free-roaming and our award-winning hens are free-range. If you yearn to spend less time ‘at work’ and more time following dreams we hope to inspire you to do just that. More
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About the Owner
ELIZABETH B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
Interaction with guests
A warm welcome awaits you. We love having guests and aim to give each of our visitors the best stay possible. We deal with all bookings, guests and guest-related matters personally. The farm is our home and we are on hand to share local info and advice as needed. We live in a beautiful place and enjoy sharing it with visitors. Our friendly horses visit Merlin's Cottage regularly along with Kashmir the socialite of our 3 cats. We'll prepare a welcome basket of fresh farm eggs and herbs from our garden on arrival specially for you and happily share produce from our veggie garden in season.
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We and our kids had a perfect holiday at Merlin’s Cottage: cozy, peaceful and safe. Liz and Hannes are wonderful hosts and everything was just a pleasure. The cottage is very well equipped … one of my measures is nice big coffee mugs, and they’ve...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank JanVanSchalkwyk
Paradise399057, VR Owner at Cosy cabin | fireplace | free-roaming horses | forest walks | mid garden route, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Thank you Jan. We so much enjoyed hosting and spending time with you and your family and hope to see you again :) All good wishes, Liz & Hannes

Reviewed November 21, 2018

Have been several times, and I regard it as my spiritual home. The location is wonderful with a beautiful vista, dogs, cats and the amazing horses, especially Maya. Liz and Hannes are the hosts with the mosts and make your stay fabulous with their hospitality....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Departure34741009481
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We had an amazing stay here at Merlin's cottage. The cottage itself is very comfortable and boasts a cosy fireplace, perfect for quiet evenings. The cottage looks out over a beautiful, lush meadow which is surrounded by natural forest. Horses roam the meadows and even...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank robgoullee
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We loved out stay at this beautiful cottage and it was much better than we had anticipated. beautifully located and perfect for some rest and quiet. The horses came to the cottage and our little son (2) was able to feed them and enjoy getting...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank safarionline
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Merlins Cottage is a quiet retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The cottage has wonderful views of all the local wildlife including the resident horses that come up to meet you on the decking most mornings. You can take a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jabindy
Management response:Responded October 9, 2017

Such a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to see you again soon! All good wishes, Liz and Hannes

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Safe
Blender
Towels Provided
Freezer
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hairdryer
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Seventeen hectares, 42 acres, of natural peace. Angels Rest Farm Retreat lies within the Garden Route National Park in one of the most tranquil parts of the Southern Cape. A peaceful rural neighbourhood, yet just 12km from Plettenberg Bay and 20km from Knysna. Whatever you want to do, our relaxed accommodation offers a peaceful get away, your home from home ideal for exploring the natural beauty of the area and with easy access to many local attractions including wineries, animal sanctuaries, artisan handicrafts, blue flag beaches, nature reserves, hiking and biking trails and adrenalin sports.
Getting around
You'll need a car to reach us and get around in the Garden Route. Main roads are tarred and well-maintained in general but public transport is not widely available. Several car hire firms operate locally and from regional airports. In addition, there are minicabs for hire and local tour operators offering bespoke sightseeing experiences.
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