Longwood cottage is the first in a series of guest cottages that are being built on a number of family owned farms in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
This quaint cottage is located on the historic Langhuis farm.Langhuis is a working sheep and cattle pasture farm.
The cottage has three bedrooms,a study, voorkamer/lounge and an open plan living area which opens onto a wide mountain facing stoep.
There is a Jet master in the lounge for those cold winter evenings.
The cottage is situated below the Babilonstoring Mountains, next to a long band of woodland and on the edge of a pristine indigenous fynbos area.
There are spectacular views of the Babilonstoring mountain range and rural farm scenes. Walking in these mountains does wonders for the soul. The surrounding Walker Bay and Overberg area has much to offer in the form of pristine beaches, whale watching, birding ,photography, hiking, etc.
The cottage is situated on the Hemel-en-Aarde valley wine route.Next door are Ataraxia, Creation, Mount Babylon and Jakob’s Vineyard Wineries. They have developed a reputation for excellence with cooler noble cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir etc. The cool maritime climate and wonderful gravelly ,clay rich soils provide a favourable “terroir” for the vines.
There is a profusion of flora and fauna(of the Cape Floral Kingdom), with exceptionally high bird populations. Raptors, migratory birds such as the European stork, Blue cranes, geese, ducks and a myriad of smaller species. The sweeping views, tranquility, silence, stars, pastures and lush mountain will transport you to a stress free state in minutes.
Two twin rooms (two single beds in each )
Bathroom with a walk in spacious shower and separate bath
Luxury crisp white linen and fresh towels provided
All rooms have views of the mountain or surrounding farmland and vineyards
Open plan living area, kitchen has French door opening onto a wide mountain facing patio.
Portable braai facilities and wood
TWO fireplaces: Queen Ann in the kitchen and Jet master in the lounge
All rooms equipped with hairdryers and hot water bottles
Hot water runs on electricity and gas so no cold showers in winter!!
Satellite -DSTV – bring own card
Things to do and see
Bird watching(bring binoculars)
Fynbos (wild flowers)
Hemel en Aarde wine route
Boat & Canoe Hire, Sea Kayaking
Cliff Paths & Mountain hiking - Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Sunset Boat Cruises
- Number of Rooms: 3
- Children Policy: Children are Welcome
- Best time to visit: All Year Round
Nearby facilities / Attractions...
*Distances are shown as estimate and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
- 12.64 Km
- 28.46 Km
- 79.05 Km
- 281.77 Km
- 14.26 Km