Die Ou Stal offers accommodation in a renovated quaint sandstone building in the garden of the old Pastorie of the NG Church in Fouriesburg, Free State. In days gone by the cottage was once the stables for the Vicar's horses.
The open-plan cottage is ideal for a couple with 2 small children and is comprised of a double bed in the bedroom, 2 single beds in the living area, an equipped kitchenette, and a shower room. A television with local channels are provided, and DVD player. Guests are welcome to make use of the spacious garden with braai facilities, and an outdoor seating area.
Just across the lawn from Die Ou Stal is the Stoepkamer. It is a comfortable double bedroom with a queen-size bed and a single bed. The Stoepkamer used to be the office of the dominee of the NG Church. It is comprised of a separate outside entrance on to the wrap around verandah which offers mountain views, an en-suite shower, tea and coffee making facilities, and a fridge. Guests have access to an outdoor braai area. Electric blankets and electric heaters are also provided. A breakfast basket may be ordered in advance to be delivered to your room at R50 per person. There is no tv.
The Pastorie front room is a lovely large private room leading off the veranda. It has a double bed and en suite bathroom.Leading off it is a small room with two single beds for two children. There is a private balcony for sitting on with a view of the mountains. The tv is connected to the DStv in the house. There is a DVD decoder for use of guests and a selection of DVDs.
Die Ou Stal is a just a short walk into town, where there are restaurants and pubs. The Lesotho border is a 10-minute drive away, and the town of Ficksburg is 48 km away and is home to the annual Cherry Festival held in November, the longest running festival in South Africa. Meiringskloof Nature Park is within close proximity and offers activities such as horse riding, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing, quad biking, and cycling. The town of Fouriesburg is surrounded by the Maluti Mountains and is a typical eastern Free State town with its rolling hills and wide open plains. Just a few kilometers away is the charming village of Clarens, just outside the Golden Gate National Park.