Primrose Cottage  Verified Listing

  • Welcome to to Primrose Cottage. in Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa
    Welcome to to Primrose Cottage.
  • Dining area.
    Dining area.
  • Bedroom with a double bed.
    Bedroom with a double bed.
  • Lovely sign of cottage.
    Lovely sign of cottage.
  • Snow in winter time.
    Snow in winter time.
  • Photo 6
  • View.
    View.
  • Photo 8
  • Garden area.
    Garden area.
  • Photo 10
  • Photo 11
Per night
from R600
Check-In Check-Out
Show Prices Select Dates

Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options


Extra Features

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 8 Dec. 2017

Additional sanitisation and safety measures are in place for this property in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) to ensure your safety and comply with standards.

Rooms & Prices

Enter your stay dates to view prices

Enter your stay dates to view prices
Check-In Check-Out
Garden
Linen
Internet access
Hairdryer
Breakfast included
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Dining Area
No smoking
Bath towels
Parking on Premises
Ceiling fans
Serviced Daily
Electric Blankets
WiFi
Fan
Tea and coffee facilities
Having travelled around the world together, Denise and her husband David, amateur astronomer and retired tour manager at the Observatory, now welcome you to their stone cottage on grounds dotted with fruit trees and grapevines. Private lazer star gazing can be provided on request.

There is a double room en-suite and a twin bedded room with private bathroom. All rooms are equipped with heaters and electric blankets for those cold winter nights. We also have undercover parking for all vehicles to shelter them from the frost. There is an excellent music collection and an extensive library for those who want to relax and experience the snow in comfort. An authentic English breakfast is provided in the yellow wood dining room.

Take time to relax on the drive from Matjiesfontein, enjoy the Karoo scenery and stop occasionally to listen to the silence. The climb through the Verlatenkloof pass is stunning, after which the telescopes at the observatory can be seen quite clearly on the eastern horizon. Sutherland has become well known for the Southern African Large Telescope, inaugurated in November 2005 at the already world-famous observatory. Visitors should take advantage of one of the regular, extremely interesting tours of the observatory telescopes including the visitors centre and the SALT project.

For those interested in history, there are military graves in the Boer war cemetery and a tour of the NG church where the soldiers were billeted is a must. A door containing graffiti written by the soldiers can still be seen. Sutherland is also the home of the Louw brothers, well known Afrikaans authors. Their house is now a museum.

For the birdwatcher, Sutherland has a species count of 191, more than 20 of which are endemic. Most of these endemics can be seen within the grounds of Primrose Cottage at the right time. Let David and Denise identify these birds for you and of course point out the constellations visible in the incredibly clear night skies over Sutherland.

Map

Primrose Cottage Map
Extra Info
Property Type Bed and Breakfast
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
For more info Contact Host

Reviews

Michael King
10 March 2020
Primrose Cottage is well appointed and conveniently situated in Sutherland. The hosts, Denise and David were marvelous - David's omelettes were tremendous, and Denise was really helpful in getting us into the various star-gazing facilities which Sutherland offers. A very pleasant stay.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Helmut Bogner
01 March 2020
Lovely hosts, breakfast outstanding. Cosy atmosphere
Superb. 5 out of 5
Rogan Botha
25 December 2018
Good.
Superb. 5 out of 5
John Miller
23 April 2018
Our hosts, Denise and David went the extra mile to see that our stay was most pleasant. They were wonderful hosts and the breakfast and accommodation was out of this world. I strongly recommend a stay at Primrose Cottage.
Superb. 5 out of 5

Start your review of Primrose Cottage

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options

comodo Visa MC eft

Extra Features

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 8 Dec. 2017

Suggested Searches

South Africa accommodation, Northern Cape accommodation, Sutherland accommodation, Karoo accommodation, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast, Sutherland Covid-19 H&S Certified

Sutherland Reviews

Etienne Simon
15 February 2019
Stary-nights, food, hospitality, planetarium, stargazing.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynne Gordon
23 August 2018
The Planetarium, the Mall.
Superb. 5 out of 5