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About The Artists Cottage

The Artist's Cottage is situated in the centre of the little town called Sutherland. The cottage is a typical Karoo-style building, but it has been renovated with modern flare without losing its authentic feel.

Sutherland is situated in the Northern Cape, just a stone's throw from the Western Cape's border, and is known for its clear skies, stars and its cold temperatures in winters, which can drop to below zero and snows occasionally. The town is also steeped in South African history, endemic succulents and amazing architecture.

Sutherland is home to SALT, the Southern African Large Telescope, which is the second largest optical telescope in the world. The town itself is quaint and quiet, but there is more to it than just visiting the observatory. The Artist's Cottage is ideal for that weekend away from the city, and spending some quality time with family.

The house contains two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps four. Downstairs has a bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. An open-plan dining area, kitchen and big fireplace, built in the old-fashioned way and is big enough to climb into and sit next to the fire, is available. The kitchen has a fridge, a small gas stove, a microwave, and all cutlery and crockery that you may need. Upstairs is a loft bedroom, which is accessible via stairs inside the house or outside of the house. The room has a modern open-plan bathroom with a loose standing Victorian bath, a separate toilet and enough space to sit and read.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French

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Reviews for The Artists Cottage

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Adine Nell, South Africa
01 August 2016

We had such an amazing stay at the Artist Cottage this weekend. The house is beautiful. Its a pity we didn't have snow but that is the only thing that did not go as planned. The hourly tour at SALT was amazing and very informative and we did the stargazing with Jurg ar Sterland... Definitely worth every cent.. All and all absolutely AMAZING experience and stay. Will definitely recommend it. Thank you Annelien

Phillipe parmentier, South Africa
12 October 2015

We arrive after overnight in few places around the area all at a cheaper price...and the Artist Cottage was a disappointment it was the most expensive yet had nothing much to offerNothing for outside no braii no chairs no tableInside is nicely decorate but no dusbin bag..toiler paper..dish washing liquid..Toilet were broken with water keeping running..fridge made a big noise non stop..the tongue for inside fire were broken..the kitchen light were broken..House wall is starting to fallWe payed 2 nights but left after 1

Chris Klement, South Africa
04 August 2014

Nice and spacious

Sharon Smith, South Africa
26 September 2013

What a lovely time we had in Sutherland. The accommodation was really really lovely. We will definitely be going back again. Thanks to Annelien for organizing wood for us and a personal touch of brownies on arrival! The only fault would be that a new lounge suite is needed. We had a wonderful time there - so peaceful and relaxing - THANK YOU Annelien.

Jeanne Rae, South Africa
22 July 2013

Quaint cottage however the furniture is all old and the couch's especially are dirty and are falling to pieces, the one can hardly be sat on. Considering the cold temperatures in Sutherland, I feel that one should at least be able to heat the cottage properly but with the huge gaps and holes in the doors this is impossible. It would have been nice to arrive at a warm cottage and I am sure that it would not have taken much trouble and effort for this to be done. The 2 plate gas stove is not really enough. The cottage was however clean.I do think that considering the above the price is expensive...
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The Artists Cottage Map

The Artists Cottage is 0.1km from the centre of Sutherland , the nearest airport 261.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Sutherland

Sterland Stargazing

(7.4 km from Sutherland)

7 reviews

Here you can experience what most people come to Sutherland for - stargazing. Just 1 km outside Sutherland you will find the Sterland Caravan Park where the local amateur 'star' aficionado, Jurg, will delight you with a celestial show. Regular...

SALT Observatory

(16 km from Sutherland)

9 reviews

The biggest reason why anyone would visit the little Karoo dorpie of Sutherland lies 18 km outside the village in the direction of Fraserburg. On this arid hilltop you'll find the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – SALT (Southern African...

NP van Wyk Louw museum

(0.1 km from Sutherland)

2 reviews

A literacy museum in the house where two famous Afrikaans poets and writer brothers, N.P van Wyk Louw and W.E.G. Louw were born in this house. Interesting displays.

The Louw Museum

(0.3 km from Sutherland)

2 reviews

We are very proud to present the Louw-Museum in Sutherland, home of both NP van Wyk Louw and WEG Louw. NP van Wyk Louw, born on 11 June 1906 in Sutherland, was an Afrikaans-language poet, playwright, and scholar. He is the older brother of...