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About Simone's Cottage

Simone’s Cottage is a cosy cottage perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. The unit features one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a private bathroom consisting of a separate shower and bath. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, stove and oven, cutlery and crockery, as well as tea and coffee facilities, while the lounge is comfortably furnished with a fireplace that creates a warm atmosphere on those cold and sometimes snowy, winter nights. The cottage has a big garden and is situated next to the Gats Riverbank and is within walking distance of town.Although the town only has a couple of streets, a few guest houses and restaurants, a pub and a couple of quaint art galleries, the rustic charm of the town attracts tourists from all over. The Owl House and Camel Yard are worth a visit and consist of a Karoo-style cottage that has been transformed by its former owner, Helen Martins, into a glass-encrusted wonderland and statue-filled garden. For those looking for more sights and attractions, Graaff-Reinet is only a short drive away and offers a golf course, the Valley of Desolation as well as the Camdeboo National Park.

  • Response Rate: 92%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 17 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This is a one-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeping two guests in a queen-size bed. Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
    from R750 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Simone's Cottage

      17 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Ricky Hartmann
      04 June 2018

      We loved the sunny stoep with a view, lovely linen on the bed, beautiful touches in the cottage ie vase of flowers, a warm throw on the couch, the fireplace; everything was just perfect!

      Shirley James
      15 March 2018

      Enjoyed everything about the cottage just as it is!

      Ross Charnock
      17 April 2017

      Simone's Cottage is the perfect size for a weekend stop over in Nieu-Bethesda. It has all the necessary kitchen appliances (toaster, microwave, kettle, etc) for self catering, as well as spacious bathroom with a bath and shower. The weather was rather chilly for an April, but the cottage was far warmer than we expected, which made for a cosy stay!

      Rika Joubert, South Africa
      11 December 2016

      We enjoyed our stay for two nights. The cottage is well equiped and private, yet withing walking distance of 'mid town'.We definately book it again as a stay over.

      Joanne Olivier, South Africa
      30 August 2016

      We loved every moment of the short one night stay at Simones. The place is equipped with fireplace for the cold nights, electric blankets, and both shower and bath. The decor is thoughtful and rustic. Very reasonable for what you get - Thanks for the memories, and we will be back

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      Simone's Cottage Map

      Simone's Cottage is 0.4km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 262.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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