Ben Nevis Guest Farm  Verified Listing

Clocolan > Free State Province > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.4 / 5
Based on 6 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 31 Jan. 2018

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Boma Fire
TV
Kitchenette
Pool Table
Private Bathroom
Garden
Pets are not allowed
Selected DSTV Channels
Oven
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Shared lounge/TV area
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Kettle
Outdoor furniture
Braai/BBQ Area
Toiletries
Parking on Premises
Kids Play Area
Hiking/Walking trails
Breakfast and Dinner
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Bar
Child friendly
Communal Braai Area
Communal Swimming Pool
Fan
No smoking
Restaurant
Room service
Tea and coffee facilities

Ben Nevis Cherry Cellar and Guestfarm is situated at the foot of the Clocolan Mountain in the Eastern Free State. Initially there were only a few cherry cultivars. Over the years, however, more cultivars were established. There are also peach and plum orchards on the farm.

In 1994 the idea of opening a cherry cellar where alcoholic beverages made from cherries could be produced occurred to the owner as a way of adding value to the existing farming activities. A cellar licence was approved in 1995 and a cherry liqueur, which fast became a hit with the public, was introduced. The liqueur and wine produced at Ben Nevis proved so popular that the farm soon became such a popular tourist attraction that before long Ben Nevis was transformed into a fully-fledged guest farm. Ben Nevis was the first, and is still the only registered cellar in South Africa producing its unique range of products made from cherries. The farm has a tasting room for its liqueurs and wines, and there is a factory shop with a large range of bottled products and dried fruit from the farm. Ben Nevis is also a venue for functions or tour groups.

Those who book in for a couple of nights of relaxation in a haven of peace and tranquillity, will be welcomed with true farm hospitality. There is a small camping site with space for five caravans or eight tents, with power and ablution facilities provided. Alternatively, there is comfortable accommodation consisting of 2 self-catering units and three en-suite bed-and-breakfast rooms. The self-catering units are called Kosmos and Vergeet-My-Nie. Kosmos is an open-plan chalet with a double-bed and a single bed, a kitchen with a stove, microwave ,fridge and a bathroom with a shower and bath. There is DStv with selected channels and access to Wi-Fi. Vergeet-My-Nie has a double and single bed in an open plan area, with a separate bathroom with only a shower. There is DStv with selected channels, a microwave oven and fridge in the kitchenette and braai facilities outside. The en-suite rooms which make up the B&B share a dining room with a fireplace, a sitting room with DStv, a snooker table and an honesty bar. Lavender, which has an outside door, has two single beds. The bathroom and toilet are separate and there is a bath in the bathroom. Aster is a large family room with a double and a single bed and there is a shower in the bathroom. Madelief, is on the top floor, with a balcony with a beautiful view of the garden and the mountain. There is a double bed and divan. There is a bath in the bathroom.

Ben Nevis also hosts functions providing decor and tables, special functions, wedding functions, a unique mountain church, and a photo paradise in the beautiful garden of the farm. Up to 120 guests can be accommodated for functions.

Guests can relax next to the pool, or enjoy a braai with friends in the lapa. A walking trail will provide breathtaking views.

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Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Guest House, Camp, Chalet, Guest Farm, Self Catering, Caravan Park
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Jirina Sebesta
18 November 2019

We arrived early and been greeted by friendly staff at the farm.We have been offered to have dinner there as well as breakfast.Both meals were very tasteful and plenty of.
Farm is in the middle of cherry orchards,in beautiful garden settings,with the swimming pool.
Rooms are in the farmhouse, tastefully furnished. there are 2 separate chalets. Short traveling distance to Lesotho border and other" cherry" small towns. Overhaul we had very pleasant stay at the farm.Thank you.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Marietjie Daffue
21 December 2018

Verblyf baie geniet. Pragtige omgewing, vriendelike gasvrou, netjiese skoon blyplekkies. Sal beslis weer gaan!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Wayne Hutchinson
30 August 2018

The owners were wonderful and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. Although they did not offer breakfast as part of their package, they made fantastic breakfasts for us. My fiance and I got engaged on the first night of our stay, and the staff went above and beyond to prepare our room with a candle lit 3 course meal for 2. Flowers and flower petals on the bed and on the floor. The perfect romantic engagement dinner. I would recommend Ben Nevis without hesitation.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Madeleine Vermaak
01 July 2018

We spent two peaceful nights at Ben Nevis in restful Kosmos, with our granddaughter. Carina is a helpful and friendly host, who went out of her way to make us as comfortable as possible. Her breakfast is fresh and fulfilling. She even made mealie pap and delicious gravy. Thank you for a memorable stay.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Suzette Krase
24 March 2018

a Wonderful peacefull place to relax , We will definately visit it again.

Charlotte Maree
13 March 2018

Quiet getaway place where we had such a nice time.
Lovely place with lovely organic cherry wines and liqueurs. Very peaceful. Beautiful gardens and hiking trails. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Will stay there again.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Clocolan Reviews

Tinus Weideman
15 May 2021

Serene beauty of the countryside and warm hospitality of its people.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Brenda White
04 January 2021

Scenery was beautiful as well as the interesting tour of the shop where essential oils produced by the farm are sold.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5