Weekend stay Bruce Adrain, South Africa
12 December 2011
Fantastic venue. Found the place very clean. Ideal family venue.
Hillside and Apricot Lane Cottages
Hillside Cottage and Apricot Lane Cottage are two charming double-storey cottages comfortably sleeping eight people each. The Swartland suburb of Clarens is a residential area just five minutes' walk from the town square, with large properties, wide expansive views and surrounded by mountains. The scenery is spectacular and the surroundings peaceful.
Situated at the end of Swart Street in a cul-de-sac, Hillside Cottage is the ideal getaway place for times of relaxation and rest. A spacious covered patio with outdoor furniture and barbecue facilities welcomes guests to the home. Double patio doors lead into the comfortable lounge area, complete with fireplace and TV with guest house DStv package. From the lounge, a large dining room and an open-plan kitchen are situated. The fully self-catering kitchen is fitted with every modern appliance including a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stove, oven, microwave oven, kettle and toaster.
Hillside Cottage comprises a a downstairs bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate downstairs toilet, hand basin and shower, all located behind the kitchen. A small flight of stairs takes one to the upper level of the house, where the main bedroom with double bed is situated, while a third bedroom with four single beds allows for large family groups. In between the bedrooms a second bathroom is located, with toilet, hand basin and bath. All linen and towels are provided, and every bed has hot water bottles and extra blankets for cold nights. Double beds also boast electric blankets.
In front of the house is a double terrace garden with lots of space to kick a ball and play children’s games, as well as a trampoline and jungle gym. Off-road under cover parking is provided for two vehicles on the property.
Apricot Cottage is equally as homely and well-equipped as Hillside Cottage. Situated on the same large property, it also sleeps eight people and can be hired separately to Hillside Cottage. A paved driveway lined with apricot trees welcomes guests to the cottage, and under cover parking for two cars is provided. A covered patio, complete with outdoor furniture and a portable barbecue, makes for great outdoor living. Enter into a lounge and open-plan kitchen, complete with table and chairs for family meal times, fireplace and DStv. The kitchen is fully self-catering with a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stove, oven, microwave oven, kettle and toaster.
Two bedrooms, each with a double bed and electric blankets, are situated downstairs, as well as two bathrooms. From the lounge area, a short flight of stairs takes one to the third bedroom upstairs, where four single beds are situated. All linen and towels are provided and every bed has hot water bottles and extra blankets for cold nights.