Beautiful country farmhouse (Off the grid)

Beautiful country farmhouse (Off the grid)




Sep 2017

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

We found a lovely little heritage cottage in 2012 and converted it into a 3 bedroom family home with a straw bale walled bedroom section and a large country kitchen overlooking the paddock, all situated on a hillside above the river. The bedrooms are very large, two en suite with slipper baths and loo, the other has a fire place. The main bedroom opens onto a deck for morning coffee or tea with the birds. The lounge & dining room are open plan and comprise a large flat screen TV, Jetmaster fireplace and guest bathroom. There is wifi for those needing to stay in touch or catch up with work. This secluded spot is perfect for that long desired getaway. The property comprises a straw bale venue (wheelchair friendly) we use for functions, as well a 1 bedroom wooden riverside cottage (perfect for teens or mother in law). We are 2.5km from the quaint village of Napier, near the southernmost tip of Africa, renowned for its art and food. A seasonal river bisects the property and when full, makes for a flowing swimming pool. Wine country all around boasts restaurants and wine tasting which is world class. Beautiful fynbos hills and mountains (mountain biking and hiking heaven trails from the property) and the largest marine reserve in the Southern Hemisphere for land based whale watching is 60km away. There are no electric geysers so you make a fire under the 'donkey' each morning for hot water. Cooking is with gas. Lights and TV are on the mains electricity grid. Our staff will be on hand to stock wood, water veggie garden and ensure animals are fed. Our 4 dogs are German Shepherds and will be there for company. Dog lovers welcome, or we can arrange a kennel stay for our fur kids.


More about us

  1. We are a couple of seekers looking to explore the world and potentially relocate. Our children are grown up and at university or working.

  2. Mark is a coach, Bonnie is a kinesiologist. We like natural building . Mark is a mountain biker, Bonnie is the gardener.

  3. We prefer the quiet life and chose this special place because of the energy. Every guest tells us they leave here feeling renewed.

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Where is it?


The quaint village of Napier is just 2.7km away. Our entrance is on a gravel road which leads to the most exquisite countryside, fynbos rolling hills and little villages, wine farms and country restaurants. The De Hoop nature reserve, one of the worlds largest marine conservation areas for land based whale watching during winter.
The Overberg is known for its wine and gorgeous countryside. Mountain biking, hiking and trail running enthusiasts will find this area world class. This property is ideally situated for complete seclusion yet access to local restaurants and activities.

Buzzy restaurants
The Fox pub, Pascals cuisine
Cozy cafés
Cafe Max
Bit of culture
The historic village of Napier is steeped in history. The local church is a beautiful attraction. The area boasts a shipwreck museum in Bredasdorp.
Walks in the park
Walks in the country froma trail straight out of the property lead you to hours of hiking with no-one else in sight.
Spot of exercise
Cycle, swim in dams, run or walk trails, mountain bike for hours.
Day tripping
Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa, Elim Moravian village, wine farms, De Mond, Witsand, Bonnievale and Robertson. There is so much to see and do.

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