Rustic Fynbos Mountain Farm House
Hôte : Jacob
Jacob est l'hôte.
10 voyageurs
5 chambres
10 lits
1 salle de bain
10 voyageurs
5 chambres
10 lits
1 salle de bain
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez

This is where you run to from the buzz for peace, space, seclusion and stars. Our rugged old farm house nestled right at the foot of the Akkedis Mountains is ideal for a rural Overberg farm style escape.

Le logement

The seclusion and quiet amoung unspoilt nature is what makes this place special.
The 300 year old sheperds hut, later enlarged for farmers and their ever expanding families, is a good 23km away from the closest village, Stanford, and 5km off the main road on a gravel trail leading to the deepest corner of a selfsustaining farm along the Boschriver valley. You'll be living 1,5km from your hosts, the closest and probably only people.
The rustic farmstyle house is set snugly where the bread-and-beer-basket wheat fields - radiant green in winter and golden in summer - meet the foot of the Akkedisberg Mountain range - a fynbos paradise famed for its biodiversity and part of the World Heritage Site of the Cape Floral Kingdom: a magestic variety of extremely rare and unique wild flowers.
Facing the daily sunset spectacle from a grassy hill, the large sandstone deck is ideal for a tranquil glass of local wine. Braai would follow spontaneously among the trees, birds and frogs. And then the stars...
Inside, for when it's cooled down and the bellies are bulging, is a huge lounge and fire place, stocked with wood, books and boardgames. The kitchen and dining room is basic and faces east, with a beautiful view of the mountain. The single bathtub and separate loo, serves the 5 comfy sized bedrooms.
An epic picnic spot by the river is 400m away, with a wonderful ice cold swimming pond under two old oaks, from where or to where the hiking and cycling adventures could lead. Numerous farm and mountain trails come together here and exploring is encouraged in all directions.
Winter or Summer, a couple of days here will have you leave rested, rejuvinated, likely sunburnt, stiff muscled and planning your return.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

Your host lives on the farm part time, and is always available if needed, but you’ll mostly be left alone once you've been shown the way.
By advanced arrangement we could have you over for dinner and cater for the group according to your demand.
Guests will also be welcome to experience the life and labour of maintaining a farm, tending to livestock, beekeeping and facing the elements.
We also offer guided fynbos 4x4 trips and will supply maps for local adventures as well as ideas for activities and entertainment nearby. There are a couple of wine cellars and farm restaurants on route to the closest towns in all directions. And each of Stanford, Napier and Elim have their own unique magic to discover.

Autres remarques

The closest supermarket is 25km away. Plan catering well and thoroughly. The Kitchen has a big fridge freezer for all your supplies.
Water supply is rain water from the mountain. Its brownish in colour, safe to drink, but sometimes smells of sulphur. If like most people you prefer bottled water, be sure to stock up before you arrive.
We liberally supply firewood for the braai - enough for a weekend, additional wood can be bought here.
Please excersize extreme caution when making fires. Only build fires in designated spots.
Our vegetation is extremely vulnerable to runaway fires that spread extremely quickly and destroy thousands of hectares yearly.


Équipements
Cuisine
Produits de base
Parking gratuit sur place

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 14:00
Départ avant 10:00

Check-in is after 2PM
No open fires; Only build fires in designated spots, and only under constant supervision.
Always have the extinguisher at hand, put fires out properly with lots of water when done.
Lock up when house is left unattended
Please refrain of using our linen or mattresses outside
Breakages or removal of items from the premises will be claimed from the security deposit.
All activities undertaken in- or outdoors will be at the guests own risk. Neither the host or the landlord will be held responsible for damage, injury or death.
Respect the space like you would your own.


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10 commentaires

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Profil utilisateur de Wim
juin 2017
A beautiful rustic house with everything you need, and isolation. I'd go back any day and live there forever

Profil utilisateur de Keenan Tyler
avril 2017
The most stunning location ever! Jacob was a great host. Communication was excellent and he was quick to help us throughout the weekend. The place is very rustic but extremely cosy and secluded. Such a great escape!

Profil utilisateur de Mike
janvier 2017
Our big group of friends and family had an amazing time away from it all. Beautiful evenings under the stars around the fire and had an amazing picnic and swimming in the pond just a short walk down from the property. The property is very basic, so don't expect all of the usual luxuries - but this experience isn't about being pampered, it's about being close to nature with friends.

Profil utilisateur de Serena
janvier 2017
A charming country house, that would need maybe a bit more care and personal touch. Anyway Jacob’s house has great spaces in an incredible context, that reconcile with yourself and with the world. Silence, nature and large lawns where children can run, but also not too far from the main interesting sites in a amazing region of South Africa. A special note to the wooden floors and the main fireplace. Una bellissima casa di campagna, che forse avrebbe bisogno di essere curata e vissuta un po’ di più. In ogni caso la casa di Jacob ha spazi bellissimi in un contesto incredibile, che riconcilia con sé e col mondo. Silenzio, natura e grandi prati su cui far correre i bambini, ma anche una distanza non eccessiva da i luoghi di interesse di una bellissima regione del Sudafrica. Un apprezzamento speciale per i pavimenti in legno e il caminetto!

Profil utilisateur de BryniBryni est un Superhost.
janvier 2017
Jacob was a wonderful host and always prompt with communication . The rustic farm house was just what we needed; an escape from city life and interference. It really is off the grid/ in the middle of nowhere so if you're looking for peace and quiet, this is it. There are swimming spots nearby to refresh from the midday sun and some hiking trails but the star of the property is the beautiful old dead tree in front of the house, sunsets are wonderful here. The plumbing and linens could use an upgrade but they also go with the rustic charm of the property. Overall we had a lovely time! Thanks to Jacob for all his assistance.

Profil utilisateur de Daniel
décembre 2016
We stayed at Jacob's rustic house in Boskloof, in the Akkedisberg / Overberg, enjoyed it very much. Lots of wildlife, saw blue cranes, owls and bats, terrapins, and lizards. Nice watering hole down the road for when it gets hot. Just a simple, nice getaway for a few days.

Profil utilisateur de Linda
décembre 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jacob's rustic farmhouse, surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery, and at night, incredible starry skies. Our host was helpful and the small touches made it even more special. Thank you!

Le Cap, Afrique du SudMembre depuis février 2012
Profil utilisateur de Jacob
Travel, discovery and culture excite me. I grew up on a farm and now work in public health in the rural Cape Overberg, refueling by spending weekends and holidays exploring new places.
Langues : Deutsch, English
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