Check in: 14:00 ; Check out: 10:00 or by arrangement
From R1200 per night for the house *Seasonal
The Little Farmhouse is located on a 10 hectare farm, just 5km from the charming village of Stanford, in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. This quaint, hidden gem oozes country character and is perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
Comfortable and homely, The Little Farmhouse transports its guests to a simpler, relaxed bygone era where they are welcomed with a basket of farm eggs, homemade jam or preserves, a jug of farm milk and a taste of whichever seasonal produce is in the garden. The friendly but greedy donkeys, Onkie and Penelope are sure to be on standby to say hello to the guests and to see which treats they will be getting.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION STANFORD
The cottage accommodates 6 people with 2 en-suite bedrooms and a reed-ceiling loft which is ideal for the kids. Thick walls, dark beams, large indoor fireplace, an old Dover stove and farm-style décor create a warm, country atmosphere.
The unexpected treat is the forest bath and shower under the Poplar trees. Stargazing in a hot bubble bath by candlelight is a magical experience.
We invite you to a taste of Stanford farm-life; explore the forest and drink in the magnificent sunsets before the night sky shows off its sparkling beauty between the tree tops, to go swimming in the dam and relax around the braai area in this special place.
- RATES & BOOKINGS:
- R1200 per night for the house sleeping 6 (Minimum booking of 2 nights required).
- R1500 per night from the 11th December – 11th January (Minimum of 5 nights required)
- A 50% deposit is payable to secure the booking and the balance is due 2 days before arrival.
Pets allowed by arrangement.
Bring your hiking boots, bicycles, fishing rods and binoculars as there are wonderful places on the farm and surrounding area to explore, cycle, fish and enjoy birdwatching. Or you can simply kick back in a hammock with your book; swim in the dam and take it easy.
A mere 5km’s away is the quaint and historic village of Stanford that showcases the tranquil, easy pace of country living and offers visitors an array of charming coffee shops, excellent restaurants and intriguing antique stores; you can also explore the Stanford Wine Route and discover the talented winemakers that are putting Stanford’s wines on the map.
Drive straight through Hermanus towards Stanford (about 20 mins from Hermanus to Stanford). Turn left when you see the Stanford turnoff onto the R326 and travel approx. 5 km until you see the Papiesvlei / Elim sign. Turn right onto the gravel and drive for approx. 800m, turn right (1st farm on the right) Drive slowly down the track until you see the Klein Modderrivier sign on the left.
GPS: S 34°26’17” E 19°30’15”
THE LITTLE FARMHOUSE: GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Recycling, Local & Organic produce, Green cleaning, Sustainable energy acumen, Water Wise practices, Conservation, Land Rehabilitation.
We endeavour to reuse as much as we can and recycling is therefore very important to us.
Refuse from the cottage as well as from our main house is carefully sorted, packed and ready for Stanford Recycling at the municipal store every 2nd Wednesday. This is a wonderful initiative assisted by Rotary Stanford and run by volunteers. The waste is weighed and awarded a certain number of points which can then be exchanged for an article/s of clothing, stationery or household items, all which have been donated. We give our staff time off to participate in this wonderful project which has raised their awareness of recycling.
The Little Farmhouse is cleaned using biodegradable, eco-friendly cleaning products.
We grow our own organic vegetables and provide our guests with free range eggs and milk from the dairy next door. In summer we supply the local deli and Wednesday morning market with surplus eggs, produce and honey from our bee hives.
Egg shells, coffee grounds, grass clippings and ash from the fireplace all go into the compost heap and is eventually used in the vegetable garden.
Kitchen waste is enjoyed by the hens and donkeys.
Used tea bags are collected throughout the year, dried and then stored in large glass jars filled with parrafine -perfect for winter firelighters !
Alien wood such as Black Wattle is systematically cleared and used for firewood while pine cones and twigs are collected and used as kindling.
Our water supply is gravity fed from the dam and returned to the earth via a soak away. While the toilet water is led into a septic system assisted by Sannitree, enviro-friendly bio enzyme granules. Rain water is harvested and stored in water tanks for consumption. Hence the 3 taps at the kitchen sink.
In order to save energy we have timers on the geyser and our guests are provided with solar lamps and candles which add to the romantic, old farmhouse feel as we work towards reducing our reliance on Eskom. There is no TV or microwave and mobile connections are intermittent.