After a scenic drive passing farmlands and mountains along the R326 we reach the picturesque National Heritage Village of Stanford, nestled serenely between the Kleinriver Mountains and the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Just another 5km and a short gravel road and we arrive at our destination, The Little Farmhouse.
COMFORTABLE AND HOMELY, THE LITTLE FARMHOUSE TRANSPORTS ITS GUESTS TO A SIMPLER, RELAXED BYGONE ERA
Upon arrival we found it to be exactly as described – it truly is “a quaint, hidden gem oozing country character”. A sense of calm permeated us as we ascended the stairs to the expansive verandah… catching a whiff of the alluring aroma of a recent wood fire as we step through the front door. This place feels like holiday and happy childhood farm memories.
We were delighted to explore the house and farm with its quirks, charms, and gentle grazing sheep dotted around the farmhouse garden.
This is such a great destination for a family-getaway. The reed ceiling loft, all the toys and ample space to run around allow kids to just be kids, like the good old days. With intermittent signal one can easily disconnect from your urban lifestyle and reconnect with each other, enjoying a bottle of wine or two while kicking back on the stoep. Another beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary feature at the Little Farmhouse is the relaxing outdoor bath and shower beneath the poplar trees, a definite experience to embrace!
The magnificence and beauty of the expansive night sky filled us with a sense of awe and gratitude as we stargazed together on the farmhouse stairs. In this day and age families need more bonding moments like these to treasure. These moments are even sweeter when it`s obtained while supporting places that take positive action to conserve the environment and uplift their communities.
The Little Farmhouse is absolutely perfect for a family or a small group of friends wanting to spend some quality time together. We recommend you stay for at least 3 days to enjoy the full benefits of submerging yourself in country comfort.
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