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About The Nelsbells Cottage

The Nelsbells Cottage offers self-catering accommodation in a rustic victorian-style cottage located within walking distance from the heart of the small village of Clarens.

The main house comfortably accommodates 6 guests in 3 bedrooms located upstairs. The first bedroom with a queen bed, leads out on to a wrap-around balcony. The second bedroom with a double bed and the third bedroom with two single beds. The open-plan living area is comprised of a comfortable lounge with a fireplace for those winter evenings, and a cosy reading corner which leads out on to the wrap-around verandah. The kitchen is equipped with a kettle, fridge, gas stove, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, cutlery and crockery. There are two bathrooms in the main house, the first situated downstairs with a bath and toilet and the second situated upstairs with a shower and toilet. A DSTV premium bouquet package is available and a DVD player is provided for guests as well as secure parking. There is a portable braai for guests to use and all beds have electric blankets.

Additional to the house guests have access to the garden flat. The garden flat has a queen bed comfortably accommodating 2 adults, tea- and coffee-making facilities, small minibar fridge, shower and toilet.

The village of Clarens has become known as the 'Jewel of the Free State', attracting artists, photographers and nature lovers. The town is known for the many Art and Craft shops, offering a wide range of curios and original artwork, the sandstone buildings add to the picturesque atmosphere of the village. Clarens has become the ideal getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Durban, as these cities are all approximately 300 kilometres away.

Family friendly: Camping cot and stroller available on request.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for The Nelsbells Cottage

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Roche van der Merwe
09 July 2017

We loved the house, it is perfect for our family. My only comment for improvement is to include one bag of of firewood in winter for late arrivals as well as a bit of milk, sugar, coffee & tea.

Ronel Le roux
19 June 2017

We enjoyed our stay, the setting was lovely and cozy and we would definitely recommend this establishment to others.

Katherine Burger, South Africa
29 February 2016

Charming, quaint, very comfortable. We had a truly lovely stay. Having one shower was challenging for 6 adults though...most people don't bath.

Dyke Moru, South Africa
03 January 2016

The Cottage is marvelous. Lots of space and ample equipment, can't complain there. Despite that we hope you will heed the call for what the previous visitors have suggested you put in place, for example, providing extra toilet paper, enough dishwasher soap, teas, sugar etc. The fact that these have been regular requests must be reason enough to prioritise them. But overall the place is superb., thank you very much for the hospitality.Dyke Moru Establishment Response:Dear Dyke, thank you for taking the time to write a review for our property. We value your feedback as it provides us with the...
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Mariska Steyn, South Africa
17 June 2015

Dis great self catering plekkie. Dis mooi en netjies en mens het alles daar wat jy mag nodig kry. Sal definitief weer soontoe gaan!

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The Nelsbells Cottage Map

The Nelsbells Cottage is 1.5km 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

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Outrageous Adventures

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(1.4 km from Clarens)

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