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About The Funny Farm Shire

The Funny Farm Shire offers a peaceful country retreat, situated next to the wetlands of the Garden Route National Park, overlooking Langvlei Lake. This eight hectare farm offers comfortable accommodation in two cottages resonating The Lord of the Rings theme in the buildings and farm surroundings.

There are two cottages, The Homely Home and The Hobbits House. These professionally built cob houses are built with indigenous wooden window frames, doors and counters. Each house sleeps four people, is fully equipped for self-catering, and is enclosed with a fence and gate, making it ideal for families with children or pets.

The farm has a forest walk for the young ones where they can explore Gollum’s Den, or make a wish at Gandalf’s Wishing Well. Guest can explore the eight hectares of elevated, thick indigenous forest and beautiful views of the lakes below.

Covid Safety Approved: The houses are cleaned and sanatised before a guest arrives and again when they leave. The staff and managent team wear PPE when cleaning or doing maintenaince work. Social distancing is adhered to at all times.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Dogs welcome.
Minimum two nights stay.

Availability and pricing

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  • The Arkenstone Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The unit sleeps two people in a double bed in an open plan cottage. There is an en-suite bathroom and a fully equipped... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
    from $70 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • The Homely Home Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This cosy home offers some privacy with a enclosed garden, safe for pets and children. The house has two bedrooms with... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
        from $77 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • The Hobbit House Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This spacious hobbit house has a double bed in the open-plan bedroom downstairs, and two single beds in the loft. The... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
            from $77 For 2 guests
            • Adults

              Reviews for The Funny Farm Shire

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              Bridget Young
              27 March 2021

              We stayed in the Hobbit House recently with our daschund and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was beautifully furnished,clean and comfortable and the scenic surroundings very relaxing. It was crrtainly the best pet friendly accommodation we have experienced with large fully fenced grounds. Thanks to Tessa, Russell, Rosie and Bilboa for a wonderful stay. Will definitely return again.

              Leila Louw
              02 January 2020

              A very nice fenced stay for our doggie

              Tyrone Marais
              26 December 2018

              The house was amazing! The fantasy walk was also awesome for kids.

              Lisa Berrisford
              22 January 2018

              Loved our stay in the Hobbit House. Immaculately clean, quaint and had everything we needed. Lots of interesting little features including a mini stairway up to a cat flap. Have fallen in love with cob houses! Peaceful setting with lovely walk right from the house. Our girls (10 and 12) enjoyed every minute of it too. Perfect if you need a self-catering that takes dogs as it is secure and few neighbours to bother. Also suitable for two or three families who want to stay in the same area but have their own space. Would highly recommend.

              Hanna Dinger
              08 January 2018

              We loved staying in this pretty cottage! Such a beautiful place, everything out of wood, decorated with so much care.. and then all you find around is peaceful nature with its relaxing sounds. Tessa and Russel were amazing hosts and super helpful, giving us advices on where to go/hike/ eat and swim..Wilderness, the area, is great for all kinds of nature-lovers. This place is the perfect getaway from town - no matter if in winter or summer. We very much hope we will have a chance to come back.

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              The Funny Farm Shire is 1km from the centre of Rondevlei , the nearest airport 33.4km (George Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling