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Cosy cabin | fireplace | free-roaming horses | forest walks | natural peace

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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AVOID LOAD SHEDDING in our solar-powered cabin. Seventeen hectares of natural peace, Angels Rest Farm Retreat is a haven to relax and be yourself. Our award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to five guests comfortably with beautiful views over farmland and forest and an emphasis on peace and tranquility. You’ll find quality touches such as down duvets and soft feather pillows, and for winter, fur-style throws and a cosy fireplace with unlimited firewood. If you’re so relaxed you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange a delicious breakfast or evening meal. Surrounded by nature, we have one unit only so if you like to get away from the crowd be assured you will be our ONLY guests during the period of your booking. Our two-bedroom cabin has a spacious living/dining area which is ...AVOID LOAD SHEDDING in our solar-powered cabin. Seventeen hectares of natural peace, Angels Rest Farm Retreat is a haven to relax and be yourself. Our award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to five guests comfortably with beautiful views over farmland and forest and an emphasis on peace and tranquility. You’ll find quality touches such as down duvets and soft feather pillows, and for winter, fur-style throws and a cosy fireplace with unlimited firewood. If you’re so relaxed you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange a delicious breakfast or evening meal. Surrounded by nature, we have one unit only so if you like to get away from the crowd be assured you will be our ONLY guests during the period of your booking. Our two-bedroom cabin has a spacious living/dining area which is open plan to a well-equipped kitchen. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom a double and 3/4 (large single) beds. The bathroom has a fully-enclosed shower with WC and hand basin. Outside there is a sun deck and boma with fire pit/BBQ. At night the stars are truly amazing and the milky way so clear you’ll want to reach out and touch. Do whatever you’d like, explore our farm, take a walk in the forest, chill on the deck at the lily pond or kick back and take in the view. Explore nearby Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and the many wineries, animal sanctuaries, nature reserves, hiking and biking and adrenalin sports on our doorstep. We embrace nature and eco-sustainability. Our solar power system is off-grid and our water supply is 100% rainwater collected from our roofs. We avoid using pesticides and chemicals. Our family of 11 horses are free-roaming and our award-winning hens are free-range. If you yearn to spend less time ‘at work’ and more time following dreams we hope to inspire you to do just that. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Relax and enjoy! Smoking is outdoors is fine. We love kids but we are a farm with trees, water and large animals so ask parents please to be mindful of safety and ensure kids are supervised at all times. We are located in a peaceful rural neighbourhood and not suitable for parties or events. Our accommodation is not suitable for Plett matric rage. Thank you for respecting these rules :)
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About the Owner
ELIZABETH B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed 2 March 2019

This lovely location near Plettenberg Bay was just delightful. A self catering cabin on a small holding - 11 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, and of course hens. We loved the evening walk of the dogs, followed by the cats! We were given a basket...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Carole D
Paradise399057, VR Owner at Cosy cabin | fireplace | free-roaming horses | forest walks | natural peace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2019

Thank you so much. It was our absolute pleasure to meet you both and spend time with you. We look forward to your next visit :) Travel safely

Reviewed 7 January 2019

We and our kids had a perfect holiday at Merlin’s Cottage: cozy, peaceful and safe. Liz and Hannes are wonderful hosts and everything was just a pleasure. The cottage is very well equipped … one of my measures is nice big coffee mugs, and they’ve...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank JanVanSchalkwyk
Paradise399057, VR Owner at Cosy cabin | fireplace | free-roaming horses | forest walks | natural peace, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you Jan. We so much enjoyed hosting and spending time with you and your family and hope to see you again :) All good wishes, Liz & Hannes

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Have been several times, and I regard it as my spiritual home. The location is wonderful with a beautiful vista, dogs, cats and the amazing horses, especially Maya. Liz and Hannes are the hosts with the mosts and make your stay fabulous with their hospitality....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Departure34741009481
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We had an amazing stay here at Merlin's cottage. The cottage itself is very comfortable and boasts a cosy fireplace, perfect for quiet evenings. The cottage looks out over a beautiful, lush meadow which is surrounded by natural forest. Horses roam the meadows and even...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank robgoullee
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We loved out stay at this beautiful cottage and it was much better than we had anticipated. beautifully located and perfect for some rest and quiet. The horses came to the cottage and our little son (2) was able to feed them and enjoy getting...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank safarionline
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Merlins Cottage is a quiet retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The cottage has wonderful views of all the local wildlife including the resident horses that come up to meet you on the decking most mornings. You can take a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jabindy
Management response:Responded 10 October 2017

Such a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to see you again soon! All good wishes, Liz and Hannes

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Angel's Rest was once again the highlight of my Garden Route holiday. Amazingly beautiful scenery, spacious, comfortable accommodation & incredible hospitality. If you need a bit of a break from everything - Angel's Rest is the perfect destination.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 959hannelied
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much, it was lovely to see you back in your special spot on the deck and we hope you'll visit again soon. All good wishes, Liz and Hannes

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Apologies to Liz and Hannes for this late review. We arrived much later than anticipated, but were warmly welcomed by Liz at Merlins Cottage. We were immediately impressed with the layout of the cottage and the large basket of home grown veg and free range...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was my 6th visit to my second and spiritual home As usual it was magical, within hours my stress levels were reduced and I sleep better here than anywhere else The horses are wonderful- gentle and welcoming as are the dogs, cats, and of...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Annie D
Reviewed 1 March 2017

a wonderful place The location is amazing for pepole that enjoy quite places . the house is fully equiped with very everthing. Nothing short. It was also very clean. the horses are great but dont come to close ... i got a small bite... We...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Mayagood
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Safe
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Seventeen hectares, 42 acres, of natural peace. Angels Rest Farm Retreat lies within the Garden Route National Park in one of the most tranquil parts of the Southern Cape. A peaceful rural neighbourhood, yet just 12km from Plettenberg Bay and 20km from Knysna. Whatever you want to do, our relaxed accommodation offers a peaceful get away, your home from home ideal for exploring the natural beauty of the area and with easy access to many local attractions including wineries, animal sanctuaries, artisan handicrafts, blue flag beaches, nature reserves, hiking and biking trails and adrenalin sports.
Getting around
You'll need a car to reach us and get around in the Garden Route. Main roads are tarred and well-maintained in general but public transport is not widely available. Several car hire firms operate locally and from regional airports. In addition, there are minicabs for hire and local tour operators offering bespoke sightseeing experiences.
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