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About The Crooked Cottage

The Crooked Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage situated in the relaxed village of Clarens. The spectacular views and mild climate make Clarens an idyllic weekend getaway.

The cottage is only a five-minute walk to the centre of the village. It comprises one large bedroom, a full en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living area with a fireplace leading onto a large deck with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The cottage is not serviced, however this can be arranged on request. Local TV channels are available; if you would like additional channels, please bring your own decoder with you.

Between the high sandstone Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains, the picturesque little town of Clarens is aptly described as The Jewel of the Free State. Clarens is situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in very close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

All year round, especially in autumn when the leaves turn gold, the scenery in Clarens is a magnet for artists and photographers. Clarens boasts excellent restaurants which are situated around the Village Square. Other activities include fly-fishing with some of the best fly-fishing opportunities, hiking and for the more adventurous, abseiling and white-water rafting.

Romantic: The perfect honeymoon cottage. Very private and tranquil. Roses and champagne supplied.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


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  • Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering cottage features one large en-suite bedroom with a choice of a king-size bed or two single beds. The... see more Features:  King beds, Local channels, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more King beds, Local channels, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
    from R900 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for The Crooked Cottage

      17 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Melody Vermaerke
      05 June 2017

      Sue's little cottage is perfect for a visit in Clarens - it has everything you could possibly need, is clean, comfortable and pretty and very close to the town for a walk to dinner or the galleries :)

      Brandon Van Eeden, South Africa
      26 January 2017

      I can't recommend The Crooked Cottage highly enough. Modern, neat, extreme attention to detail, and above all very comfortable. You won't want to leave, ever. And if you do you will want to come back. Highly recommend for anyone looking to escape and unwind and yet be in walking distance to Clarens centre. The view of the mountains from the porch are something you will want to come back for.

      Siddik Mangera, South Africa
      14 November 2016

      Very neat and clean place. Felt like home away from home.

      Nic Smit, South Africa
      04 September 2016

      We had a lovely stay at The Crooked Cottage. Sue was a wonderful host and we can definitely recommend this cosy cottage to anyone.

      Robyn Raath, South Africa
      01 August 2016

      A spacious cottage perfect for a couple and is located in easy walking distance from town. We loved the fireplace, the fully equipped kitchen and all the small touches like fresh roses in the bedroom, milk in the fridge and the Old Brown Sherry. Sue is absolutely lovely and we felt so at home in the Crooked Cottage. With all the facilities adequately considered it is definitely a place you could stay in for a long period of time.

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      The Crooked Cottage Map

      The Crooked Cottage is 1.7km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 141.1km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Clarens

      Clarens Mountain Biking

      (0 km from Clarens)

      2 reviews

      It is said that Clarens is one of the most beautiful and terrain rich areas in South Africa for the Mountain biking enthusiast. There are guided tours that can be arranged for those who prefer or for those who seek the adventure of it there are...

      Spruit Walking Trail

      (0 km from Clarens)

      1 review

      The Spruit Walking Trail is a quick and easy route along a stream and into a ravine. Along the way it passes through a patch of indigenous Oldwood forest and a small poplar and cedar plantation. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km

      Outrageous Adventures

      (1.2 km from Clarens)

      1 review

      River rafting, quads and other outrageous activities

      Addy Hoyle Art Gallery

      (1.4 km from Clarens)

      1 review

      The Addy & Hoyle Art Gallery is on the square in the middle of the little artists' village of Clarens. This beautiful mountain retreat is rightfully gaining the reputation as an art centre in South Africa. The gallery is the major outlet for local...