The French Cottage  Verified Listing

Clarens Free State Province South Africa

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Full Kitchen
TV
DSTV
Garden
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Fan
Heater
Tea and coffee facilities

The cottage is built in country French style with the iconic Clarens sandstone. This luxury fully-equipped cottage sleeps 6 persons and comprises of 3 bedrooms, each with their own entrance. Downstairs are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 three-quarter beds, both share a bathroom with a corner bath and shower. The upstairs room contains a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

In Room Facilities:

Each room has tea and coffee-making facilities. The bed linen is luxury crisp white percale and soft towels are provided for each guest. Each bedroom has a heater, electric blankets and extra blankets for those chilly winter nights and both bathrooms have a heater. Fans are also provided for hot summer days. The country style open-plan kitchen and dining room upstairs have wonderful views of the property and mountains. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove and convection oven, a fridge and freezer and microwave. Full DStv is provided upstairs. A cast iron fireplace with wood provided for cosy winter evenings.

Area Information:

The village of Clarens lies at the foot of Mount Horeb, on the Free State Highlands Route close to the Golden Gate National Park. One of the most popular holiday towns in the Eastern Free State, its location inspires not only its own residents but everyone who stays there.

An easy three to four hours' drive from Johannesburg, Clarens has become the long weekend mecca of those after an arty, sleepy hollow with just enough entertainment not to be dull.

The town that first enjoyed a revival when it became something of an artists' haven during the early nineties is now premium second home property. It helps that it lies in a particularly scenic spot, surrounded by Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains a little further southeast; its tree-lined streets and enticing restaurants, art galleries and boutique style stores a reason to amble away the weekend in the town's square.

There is no shortage of accommodation in Clarens in the form of guest houses, self-catering establishments, lodges and B&Bs in the area, and nature-loving activities in particular are what attract those who enjoy the great outdoors. There is horse riding, hiking, fly fishing, abseiling, white water rafting and golf. There are caves to visit, San paintings to explore, rocks to climb, and local restaurants offer live music over weekends.

Many of the homes and buildings in Clarens are built using local sandstone, giving them a particular appeal. The Artists' Amble is a route that takes in the local art galleries run by and supplied by local artists.

Property Facilities:

Secure parking is provided and the garden is completely fenced off, making it safe for young children. A fire pit area to the side of the yard is a great place for sundowners. A large open braai area downstairs also provided. A large variety of bird life can be seen as well as grey duiker, porcupine, genets and dassies. The property is home to a large overhanging cave with bushman paintings and perennial waterfall as well as an orchard and forest.

Attractions:

* Basotho Cultural Village.
* Clarens Golf Estate.
* Clarens Village Conservancy.
* Golden Gate National Park.
* Adamo Restaurant at the Protea Hotel.
* Clarens Brewery.
* Clementines Restaurant.
* Live music on the weekends.
* Art and Wine Gallery on Main.
* Basotho Cultural Village.
* Clarens Xtreme Adventure Centre.
* Bokpoort Horse riding.
* The Fertility Caves

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Property Type Cottage, Holiday Home, Self Catering
Conditions Show
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Clarens Reviews

Lucy Neves
23 March 2020

FOREVER CLARENS WAS JUST THE BEST !!!!! :)
We stayed in the Family unit and it was 7 STAR - Couldn't wish for any better
Jaco & Myrna are wonderful, Everything was organised and ready for us, communication was a pleasure on whats app. And another BIG bonus is that we parked our car, and only got back into it when our stay ended. Town is a few paces away and CLARENS is just so chilled and relaxed.
Will be back to Forever Clarens For Sure :)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carly Shearer
27 December 2019

The easy acess to the mountains and the beautiful different hikes. I enjoyed the quaint little town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ryan Findlay
27 December 2019

So many great little restaurants and stores to explore! So hard to just pick a favorite. Really enjoyed the Gin tasting at Red Rock as well as the beer tasting at the brewery. Great and friendly service. A great town to explore the surrounding scenery from.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Emma Skudder
06 December 2019

The hikes and the quaint town experience formed a great mix of getting outside while still being able to go into town and browse around.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tebogo Letsitsi
05 August 2019

The rich culture of the town, the restaurants, antique shops, and the craft beer!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicole Anderson
08 July 2019

Everything. The atmosphere, the variety of restaurants, the people and most of all the beautiful surroundings.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilana Hladik
23 June 2019

Beautiful scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilana Hladik
23 June 2019

Beautiful scenery, walking trails and friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tshiliso Sakiea
29 April 2019

Everything is fabulous and accommodates everybody and the place is simple and loving, it attract many tourists,

Superb. 5 out of 5
Annaline van Vreden
21 April 2019

Country life, life style, restaurants.

Superb. 5 out of 5