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About Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House

Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House is situated near Carnarvon in the Karoo and has been restored to its former glory to provide guests with an experience of the way life was over 200 years ago. This National Monument offers guests three bedrooms; two furnished with double beds and the other room with two single beds.

The shared bathroom features a large wash basin for bathing and water needs to be boiled for hot water, while the outdoors shower only has cold water. Water is pumped from the fountain to the house with the use of a "windpomp" and the house has a modern flush toilet, as well as a long-drop away from the house. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a Dover stove and a gas fridge and stove. Guests can also relax in the lounge and enjoy the old world feel of the Corbelled House or do their cooking or have a barbecue in the asbosskerm, which is only found in the Karoo.

The Corbelled House is available for self-catering or bed and breakfast and dinner is available on request. Situated on a farm, guests have wide open space to go for walks or cycle along the paths, while the lack of electricity ensures that guests will enjoy beautiful starry nights. For absolute peace, tranquility and security, no better retreat will be found than Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House.


  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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  • Corbelled House Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Beautifully restored, this lovely self-catering house without electricity offers three bedrooms furnished with comfortab... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    from R1200 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House

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      Helena Janisch
      04 January 2018

      What a special place! It’s about as remote as one can imagine so the sense of peace and relaxation is profound. The house is quirky and old and we had to adapt especially in the kitchen to no electricity or plumbing and just an outside tap but very quickly it all seemed natural and charming (there is gas for cooking, fridge and hot water and plumbing in the bathroom). It is a very comfortable house with much care taken with the decor. Our only difficulty was no cupboards to unpack clothes into but for a short stay this was a small issue. Charmaine supplied a most delicious picnic basket of...
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      Malinda Nell
      21 December 2017

      Wow .. wonderful place ..,lots of detail even fresh flowers in house .. very safe ... will be back again soon

      Tommy Scriven
      20 March 2017

      Loved every bit of it, tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable in all respects

      Gina Kuhlmann, South Africa
      04 January 2017

      Wow! That is the only word I can use to describe this beautiful house in the middle of nowhere. The stark beauty of the surrounding area and the fact that there is no cellphone reception or electricity just lends to the absolute charm of this old home.We had a wonderful braai dinner organised by Charmaine - absolutely delicious - karoo lamb, boerewors, roast potatoes, salad, koeksisters and chocolate brownies and accompanied by a bottle of chilled white wine. Once the sun set you light the candles and enjoy the peace and quiet and complete solitude. The outdoor shower is delicious as well.C...
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      Somari van der Westhuizen, England
      08 January 2014

      We had a wonderfully relaxing time. The house is preserved really well and it felt like we were back in 1930s with no electrics or phone signal. Upside is we could see a million stars and get back in touch with nature. I would recommend a good car though as the place is down a farm road which needs some off-road steering. Although, to be fair we had 3 people in a VW polo and just made it as we had an experienced off-road driver. All in all, it was an awesome experience; makes you appreciate nature and a great place to clear the head. Already planning my next visit!

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      Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House Map

      Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House is 52.9km from the centre of Carnarvon , the nearest airport 281.7km (Upington Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Carnarvon

      Skietfontein Hiking Trail

      (0.2 km from Carnarvon)

      The Skietfontein hiking trail is an eight-kilometre walk along the riverbank of the Skietfontein settlement. The walk starts at the antique shop on Church Street in Carnarvon and passes by a spring, a graveyard, and the U.R. Church. The trail...

      The Carnarvon Museum

      (1 km from Carnarvon)

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