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Swimming Pool
Bar
Kitchenette
Serviced Daily
Braai Area
DSTV
Laundry facilities
Stove
WiFi
Fridge
Linen
Tea and coffee facilities
Fireplace
Garden
Microwave
TV
Full Kitchen
Heater
No smoking
Aircon
Internet access
Oven
A Bit of Background

Mike and Harriet Joao bought the farm in 1997 and for the next 13 years it was inhabited by their four spunky daughters. It was when the last of this crazy bunch left home that they heard the silence and realised the old house needed to be filled with laughter again.
Mike, being a builder by trade, quickly made the changes needed, Harriet did the decor and Chelaya Country Lodge was born.
The family feel is prevalent throughout the house with photographs, antique furniture handed down through the ages, and souvenirs collected on happy holidays across the world. Oregon floors, yellow wood beams, and the most unusual wall decorations set the tone for a relaxed but stylish holiday venue.
In keeping with the 'family' feel, each bedroom is named after one of the four daughters.

Property Facilities:
Inside the house the lounge area, with stunning Oregon floors, has a huge fireplace for the cold winter evenings, a library with writing desk; a well stocked pub with corner fireplace and TV nook, and a spacious farm style kitchen.
The bar is staffed during the day but becomes an honesty bar in the later hours. Light meals, picnics and poolside snacks are available throughout the day. A well trained and friendly group of staff are there to make up and turn down the rooms, do the washing up, clean the house, light the fires and to make sure you have everything you require. In the garden are discreet staff to maintain the pool and ensure umbrellas, towels and loungers are provided when the sun is shining.
Chelaya offers first class English and Continental breakfasts as well as the opportunity to choose between a light lunch prepared for you or doing your own thing in the spacious farm kitchen.
At night you may choose to self-cater - perhaps with a traditional braai (barbecue) or by whistling up your own family favourite. You can, of course, dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area.
An added bonus for families with children are the friendly farm animals - each with their own special personality - which they can interact with.

Area Information:
Somerset West caters for all sport lovers with 3 golf courses (including the renowned Erinvale Golf Estate), a country club, soccer, croquet, bowls, squash, tennis, cricket, hockey, a pistol shooting range and golf driving range.
The Somerset West Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route and incorporates wine estates from 10km out of town, the oldest wine co-operative in the country, a brewery and wine estates bordering on the town.
About 15km from Somerset West on the N2 is the Fruit Route which starts at Elgin, and the Coastal Whale Route to Hermanus.
The historic Vergelegen Estate was established in 1700, and its beautifully restored homestead and its unique underground winery is a must for tourists or wine lovers.
The old bridge over the Lourens River that was built in 1845;
The old NG Church around which the village originated in 1819;
The old Pastorie dated 1819;
The Firlands Farm Stall with its art and crafts, steam train, farmyard, pub, bakery/coffee shop and mini-golf course.
The Country Craft Market with 150 unique handcraft stalls is renowned
Helderberg Nature Reserve - a bird-lover?s paradise, covering 245 hectares with fynbos and walks and trails which would suit easy walkers and serious hikers, with breathtaking views over False Bay to Cape Point;
The Boland Hiking Trail - a two or three day walk along the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range to Stellenbosch or Franschoek.
The Helderberg Farm Trail - on the R44 from Stellenbosch with splendid views across the valley and as far as Cape Town;
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary - Lower Victoria Street to Strand - a wetland with waterfowl, migrant waders and Ethiopian Snipe.

In Room Facilities:
in most or few of these units are air-conditioning, a fireplace in the lounge, a TV with selected DStv channels, free Wi-Fi Internet, tea and coffee, towels and linen and toiletries.

Attractions:
* Somerset West caters for all sport lovers with 3 golf courses (including the renowned Erinvale Golf Estate), a country club, soccer, croquet, bowls, squash, tennis, cricket, hockey, a pistol shooting range and golf driving range.
* The Somerset West Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route and incorporates wine estates from 10km out of town, the oldest wine co-operative in the country, a brewery and wine estates bordering on the town.
* About 15km from Somerset West on the N2 is the Fruit Route which starts at Elgin, and the Coastal Whale Route to Hermanus.
* The historic Vergelegen Estate was established in 1700, and its beautifully restored homestead and its unique underground winery is a must for tourists or wine lovers.
* The old bridge over the Lourens River that was built in 1845;
* The old NG Church around which the village originated in 1819;
* The old Pastorie dated 1819;
* The Firlands Farm Stall with its art and crafts, steam train, farmyard, pub, bakery/coffee shop and mini-golf course.
* The Country Craft Market with 150 unique handcraft stalls is renowned
Walks and Trails
* Helderberg Nature Reserve - a bird-lover's paradise, covering 245 hectares with fynbos and walks and trails which would suit easy walkers and serious hikers, with breath-taking views over False Bay to Cape Point;
* The Boland Hiking Trail - a two or three day walk along the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range to Stellenbosch or Franschoek.
* The Helderberg Farm Trail - on the R44 from Stellenbosch with splendid views across the valley and as far as Cape Town;
* Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary - Lower Victoria Street to Strand - a wetland with waterfowl, migrant waders and Ethiopian Snipe.

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To secure a booking during the festive season the full amount needs to be paid at time of booking confirmation

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

Patty Giliomee
02 October 2017

Just Stayed over for one night, but was a great place to stay over.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Dr Jacques van den Berg
06 August 2018

Magnificent natural beauty and excellent part of the most fabulous city in the world.

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