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Carrathool via Hay
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one amazing place! The busy working farm has been in the family for over two hundred years so history abounds. We were a group of two couples and shared Hart Cottage which was the original house built by the same family in 1817. Being from Australia it was so a wonderful to stay in such an old place.... More 

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Brenham, TX USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you love animals you will love lambing season. The Brown family took us out to the pasture where they were counting the new little lambs born during the night while their granddaughter picked them up and played with them like stuffed toys. One of the earliest farming families in this region in South Africa, the Browns gave us an... More 

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Greyton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016

In my next life, I would like to live at Glen Avon. We stayed at the lovely Pecan cottage with our 2 year old. It was a peaceful and relaxing break and we will definately return. Alison's garden is exquisite! We had refreshing swims in the pool and loved the breakfasts and dinners. We went on long walks and did... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We spent four nights at Hart Cottage. We went on the Intake Walk and to the top of the mountain and otherwise spent a lot of time in the front yard just staking out various birds. We had fresh milk from the farm, tried Alison’s brown bread and two different jams, and fell in love with her pecan rusks. The... More 

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Staying 2 nights at Glen Avon was a treat. We didn't do much, only a short break to the Somerset East Museum. Sitting in front of the cottage under a big fig tree enjoying the view, spotting birds, giving the friendly dogs a pat. And enjoying the excellent dinner and breakfast that Allison served us. Really fresh veggies. But if... More 

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1 Thank adel721
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

A most beautiful farm. Bill and Alison Brown are superb hosts and accommodate guests in beautifully decorated cottages and a garden room. Lovely walks, hikes and outdoor activities are on offer.Dinner on request and breakfasts are served in the lovely old farmhouse. Decor & ambience are very tasteful and the gardens exquisite. The food was excellent with lots of attention... More 

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2 Thank John S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is the perfect spot to escape to a farm away from city life. Great farm hospitality, great food, comfortable accommodation, fresh air, the sound of animals and birds, natural surroundings, lots of history and best of all, peace with no rush at all. If you are looking for big city modern and luxury then this isn't for you. If... More 

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Greytown, South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed at Glen Avon on our way from Natal to George. We travelled by motor bike and the day had been a long one. But arriving at Glen Avon was a treat. The fridge was already stocked with cold beers and cold drinks including fresh milk for tea and coffee. Rusks, Jams and fire wood can be purchased. They... More 

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4 Thank Aherin
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

This is our idea of heaven especially with our 2 year old. The farm is in a stunning location surrounded by mountains that you can either admire or trek into. There are two cottages a field apart, each with a feeling of seclusion. We stayed in Pecan Cottage and much to our two year old's delight the sheep were in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2010

Glen Avon is a working sheep farm a bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit. I had stayed here two yesrs before when my son and i did a road trip. We "stumbled upon" this gem of a guest accomodation on a working sheep farm purely by accident. When my wife and were on a hectic business... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Glen Avon Farm

Address: P.O. Box 154, Somerset East 5850, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Somerset East
Price Range: $16 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We just loved being in amongst the incredible history in spacious Hart Cottage - the original home built on the farm by this family in 1817.”
 of 5 bubbles Corynniastation, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the cottage nearest the main house. It very cozy even though nights were very cold!”
 of 5 bubbles SuzanneBrenham_TXUSA, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The cottages are lovely and designed for more than 2 people.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnS278, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Pecan Cottage has a lovely private view”
 of 5 bubbles Aherin, 3 Apr 2013 | Read review
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