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Ashbrook Country Lodge
4 Star Luxury Self Catering Accommodation
Each Ashbrook cottage is complete with an open fireplace, under floor heating, electric blankets, down duvets, cotton linen, satellite TV, private patios and braai facilities. Fully equipped kitchens are standard as are magnificent mountain views. Secure parking. Walking distance from the village square.
Custom designed and built to meet 4 star requirements in luxury self catering establishments, Ashbrook Country Lodge opened at 19 Hill Street, Clarens with 2 cottages in March 2005. Complete with open fireplaces in the lounges, under floor heating, private braai facilities for each cottage and secure parking, Ashbrook cottages also offer fully equipped kitchens and luxury finishes such as down duvets, cotten linen, large fluffy towels and satellite television.
Ashbrook at Hill Street proved so popular that owners, Victor and Vanessa Knowles decided to expand Ashbrook's capacity and purchased another property at 73 Malherbe Street, Clarens. The second phase, cottages 3 and 4 opened in December 2006, also achieving the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) 4 star status. The building of phase three, 2 additional cottages on the Malherbe Street property is due to commence in June 2009.
Ashbrook Country Lodge offer both one and two bedroom cottages suitable for couples and larger groups. Cottages No 1 and 4 have sleeper couches in the lounge giving the flexibility to accommodate an additional adult or two children.
While the Hill Steet cottages overlook the majestic Rooiberge, the Malherbe Street cottages have magnificent views over the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. Both properties are fully fenced with remote controlled gates providing secure parking for guests.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE POWER CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICA THE ASHBROOK COUNTRY LODGE UNDER FLOOR HEATING HAS BEEN LIMITED TO THE LOUNGES AND BATHROOMS. ELECTRIC BLANKETS ARE PROVIDED ON THE BEDS TO BEAT THE NIGHT TIME COLD. LIKE THE REST OF SOUTH AFRICA, CLARENS IS AFFECTED BY LOAD SHEDDING. CANDLES ARE PROVIDED IN EACH COTTAGE AND AS OUR HOBS ARE GAS, SELF CATERING IS FULLY AVAILABLE.
ALL ASHBROOK COTTAGES OFFER: LUXURY FINISHES, DOWN DUVETS, COTTON LINEN,
PRIVATE BRAAI FACILITIES, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHENS, SECURE PARKING, SATELLITE TV,
OPEN FIRE PLACES IN THE LOUNGE AREA AND UNDERFLOOR HEATING (ESCOM PERMITTING).
COTTAGES ARE SERVICED DAILY
|19 HILL STREET |
|73 MALHERBE STREET |
| NO 1: ONE BEDROOM ||NO 2: 2 BEDROOM || NO 3: 1 BEDROOM || NO 4: 2 BEDROOM |
|SLEEPS 4 MAXIMUM ||SLEEPS 4 MAXIMUM ||SLEEPS 2 MAXIMUM ||SLEEPS 6 MAXIMUM |
|This cottage offers a queen size bed in the separate bedroom with bath and shower en suite. Both the lounge and bedroom open onto a private patio which overlooks the Rooiberge. |
The lounge has a sleeper couch suitable for one adult or two children.
|The main bedroom has a queen size bed and en suite bath / shower. The second bedroom offers twin beds and shower in the second bathroom. The spacious lounge /diningroom and main bedroom share a private patio which has a magnificent view of the Rooiberge. |
A one bedroom loft cottage with a queen size bed and en suite bath / shower. In great demand as the 'honeymoon' cottage, it has views over the majestic Maluti Mountains. The private upstairs patio and braai suits those wanting a romantic retreat.
|The principle bedroom has a queen size bed and en suite bath /shower. The second bedroom has twin beds and a shower en suite. Both bedrooms have their own private patios. A sleeper couch in the lounge is suitable for one additional adult or two children.|
There are numerous activities on offer in and around Clarens - from extreme sports to sedate sight seeing.
Art Courses - Learn how to paint with expert tuition from several local artists
Bird Watching - wherever you look
Bowls at Sunnyside Guest Farm
Bugster riding on a nearby farm
Cycling - great training routes in the vicinity of Clarens
Eco Quad Biking through farm lands, along mountain trails or in the Golden Gate National Park
Fly Fishing - Several nearby dams to choose from
Golf on the recently completed 18 hole Clarens Golf & Trout Estate
Horse riding trails through the majestic country side.
Running - The area around Clarens offers excellent high altitude undulating conditions for marathon training.
White Water Rafting - rated amongst the best white water in South Africa
Cottages are serviced daily
Midweek Special - Valid until 31 August 2007
Pay for 3 nights Stay for 4 nights
DirectionsFrom Johannesburg / Pretoria:
Take the N3 South to Warden. At Warden follow the R714 to Bethlehem. Proceed through Bethlehem on the R49 towards Harrismith for about 10 kms, turn right onto the R711 to Clarens.
Take the N3 North to Harrismith. Turn off onto the R49 to Bethlehem. About 10kms before reaching Bethlehem turn South onto the R711 to Clarens.
Take the N1 North towards Johannesburg. Turn East onto the R49, pass Winberg and Senekal to Bethlehem. Drive through Bethlehem, turn right onto the R49 to Harrismith and then right again after about 10 kms onto the R711 to Clarens.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH A GPS, PLEASE IGNORE IT WHEN YOU ENTER CLARENS. BOTH THE GARMIN AND TOM TOM WILL TAKE YOU ON INDIRECT ROUTES AND WILL PROBABLY GET YOU LOST.
PLEASE FOLLOW OUR MAP INSTEAD