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Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

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The front porch of Earth Cottage, with the fish pond.
The splash pool, with one of the horse paddocks in the background.
Earth Cottage is home to a small Arabian breeding stud. Our horses are almost always in sight.
The rich colours of Turkish and African mud rugs blend with the glow of oak and yellowwood furniture
Earth Cottage, viewed from the neigbouring farm, Hamilton Russell Vineyards.
Tranquillity.
A real country garden cottage.
Two little ones meet.
Welcome to Earth Cottage in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus.
The rare lily frog is endemic to the region. You might spot one.
In the fertile Hemel en Aarde valley of orchards and vineyards, you'll find Earth Cottage.
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Overview
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape
Near the whale-watching coast of Hermanus, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, you'll come across Earth Cottage. It's the ideal self-catering Hermanus breakaway.

The cottage is tucked away on a smallholding in the valley, and yet it's only 6 km from the beach. It is conveniently situated on the Wine Route, perfect for exploring its 15 estates and wineries.

Hermanus town is a stone's throw away. The Whale Coast Mall is 6 km (about 4 miles).

Unusual for a farm stay, a tarred road leads right to your garden gate, where the parking area is. Down a flight of steps, and you're on the front porch of the cottage

Earth Cottage is comfortable and cosy. From the master bedroom you'll have sweeping views over the pinot noir vineyards of Hamilton Russell, and our own humble (but generous) veggie garden.

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Listing #HL380335
About the Owner
Tino F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We live on the farm, so your hosts, Tino and Liane are usually around to welcome new guests. ACCESSIBILITY: A flight of stairs leads down to the cottage. The steps are uneven in height and width, and could be daunting or challenging for older or infirm visitors and people with special needs. Help is at hand to carry your luggage; just ask. Inside, there’s one step from kitchen to lounge, and another from lounge to bathroom. Two steps lead down from the lounge to the bedroom.
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Lovely rustic escape my highlight was the beautiful horses in a paddock flanking the cottage patio, perfect for a chilled evening braai. (I dropped one mug, apologies Tino!)

Thank Bienne H
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018

Hi Bienne Glad you enjoyed it so much! Mug? No problem! Hope you can return some day. Tino

Reviewed 19 February 2018

What a glorious place. Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated with authentic furniture, fabrics, art and ornaments. Well equipped - easy to self-cater, braai, sun bathe, good WiFi. Very private place to stay but friendly hosts on hand to help if you need them. Animal/nature lover's paradise...More

Thank Gansyandd
Management response:Responded 20 February 2018

We are so happy that you are sure you made the right choice to stay at Earth Cottage for so many days of your holiday. Thank you for being such great guests, and for the glowing review! May the rest of your holiday hold special...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very nice nature place. Horses, dogs and chickens around in a valley close to Hermanus. Great bathtub and very nice hosts!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Hi Heidi Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you both enjoying our cottage. All the best with your travels Tino

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
£52
1 Mar 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
Standard
1 night
£52
10 Dec 2018 -
4 Jan 2019
Standard
5 nights
£72
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About the neighbourhood
Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast is famous for its champagne air, breathtaking views, cliff top and Fernkloof walks (over 1 600 fynbos species), pristine beaches, numerous outdoor activities, and the best land based whale watching in the world. The Hemel-en-Aarde valley is home to world-renowned wineries. Earth Cottage is on the Wine Route. This picturesque valley with cool maritime climate and excellent soil composition produces some of the most unique varieties and interesting blends found in the world.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International : 100.0 km
If you're traveling from Cape Town, it's easy: before you reach Hermanus,

about 3 km out of town, there is a large intersection with traffic lights.

On your left, you'll see a Great Wall. That 's the Hemel-en-Aarde Estate.

Across the road there is an Engen garage (petrol station). You need to

turn left, onto the R320, the Hemel-en-Aarde Road, away from the coast.



5 km along the road into the Valley, you'll see the entrance to Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

About 300 m further, just before a long, low, whitewashed wall, a road

marked with a blue concrete sign saying 'Mountain Rose' leads right, off the R320.



The GPS coordinates at this point are:

-34.384246, 19.236674

-34° 23' 3.29', +19° 14' 12.03'



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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.0 km.
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