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The French Cottage (From R3000 /night.)

Sleeps 6 people, 1 Bedroom.

Luxury fully-equipped unit sleeps 6 & has 3 bedrooms, each ... with its own entrance. Downstairs are 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. One room has a double bed and the other 2 3/4 beds. Upstairs has a king size bed with en-suite bathroom.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 1 King, 2 Twin bed

From R3000 /night
Full Kitchen
TV
DSTV
Garden
Covid-19 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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Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Holiday Home, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Reviews

Amanda Gcabashe
30 April 2021

Definitely recommend the French Cottage and Clarens for a break away. We enjoyed our stay and will be back. Julia, our host was amazing. Thank you.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
08 December 2020

Beautiful super romantic cottage in a fairy tale setting! Mountain views surrounded by forest and quietness!!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Clarens Reviews

Antoinette Wasserman
08 October 2021

Scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Abri Jacobs
27 September 2021

The environment - the beauty of the nature, the cleanness of the town, good places to visit in and around town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
21 September 2021

What a blast!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johan Bruwer
07 September 2021

Always something new to see. There are lot of different activities in and around town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tania Geldenhuys
04 September 2021

Die stilte, en rustige omgewing.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Hugh-Reece du Preez
12 June 2021

Hiking trails, and culture

Superb. 5 out of 5
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PJ Goussard
11 June 2021

Hiking Trails, and naturally...the Purple Onion Shop.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Varushka Bermal
03 May 2021

Golden Gate.
Lions Rock Big Cat Sanctuary.
The quaint shops in town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
David Fynes-Clinton
06 April 2021

I enjoy everything about Clarens, hiking at Golden Gate national park and Highlander restaurant are best ..

Superb. 5 out of 5
Christo van den Berg
02 January 2020

Scenery, shops, MTB routes.

Superb. 5 out of 5