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Ashgar Stud, Shwaapplaats Farm Cottage

Ashgar Stud, Shwaapplaats Farm Cottage Self-catering accommodation in Clarens Free State

Description

Schaapplaats Cottages are stone cottages set in the sandstone amphitheatre of the Maulti Mountains 6km from Clarens. If you are looking for a tranquil family holiday in a beautiful setting, this must be it. These sandstone cottages were built before the turn of the century and provide comfortable accommodation for 8, but we can squeeze in a few extra beds. Fully self catering, the cottages offer you old world charm in a farm setting. Braai and potjiekos facilities are available. You may also sleep in the Shepherds hut high above the farm house, or in a Sandstone Cave or camp in the mountains.

Schaapplaats Cottages are stone cottages set in the sandstone amphitheatre of the Maulti Mountains 6km from Clarens.  If you are looking for a tranquil family holiday in a beautiful setting, this must be it.

These sandstone cottages were built before the turn of the century and provide comfortable accommodation for 8, but we can squeeze in a few extra beds.

Fully self catering, the cottages offer you old world charm in a farm setting.  Braai and potjiekos facilities are available.  You may also sleep in the Shepherds hut high above the farm house, or in a Sandstone Cave or camp in the mountains.

Golden Mole has 2 bathrooms, 1 with a shower and one with a bath. It also has a fireplace in the lounge. the Golden Mole Cottage sleeps four to six people, has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge. There is a private braai area behind the cottage.

the Jemima Puddle Duck Cottage has a bathroom with a shower and it also has a fireplace in the lounge. the Jemima Puddle Duck Cottage sleeps four people, has a fully equipped kitchen & bathroom, with dining room & lounge with a fireplace downstairs. The bedroom is a lofty room filled with sunshine and has spectacular views of "The Mother of the Mists" mountain.  There is a braai area in front of the cottage.  

Sandstone Cottage in outstanding position with wonderful view of Clarens Mountain and the Rooiberge in the distance.
3 Bedrooms - All en suite.
Large lounge with fireplace and covered stoep, braai area.
The cottage has a large garden and is in a secluded position close to walks on Clarens common.
Five minutes from Clarence Centre.
Schaapplaats farm hiking and San paintings free to visitors to Summertime.
Horse riding at an extra cost - booking essential. 

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Facilities

Rooms

Fully self catering, the cottages offer you old world charm in a farm setting. Braai and potjiekos facilities are available. You may also sleep in the Shepherds hut high above the farm house, or in a Sandstone Cave or camp in the mountains

Services / Facilities

- Fully self catering
- the cottages offer you old world charm in a farm setting. Braai
- and potjiekos facilities are available. You may also sleep in the Shepherds hut high above the farm house
- or in a Sandstone Cave or camp in the mountains 
 

Directions

Directions from Johannesburg (about 3 hours to Clarens, and another 10 minutes Schaapplaats Cottages) * Take the N3 - Heidelberg/Durban road. * Directly after crossing the Vaal River (after the Engen One Stop before Villiers ), take the slip-way ( Villiers/Frankfort) to the left, which puts you onto the R26. * Turn right at the stop to cross the bridge (crossing the N3). * Follow the R26 to Frankfort . Just before Frankfort, turn right at the T-junction. * Pass Frankfort, and cross the Wilge River. * About 300m further, watch for a sign board - Reitz/Tweeling, and turn left!!! * Follow the R26. Pass Tweeling and Reitz. * Drive straight through Bethlehem on the Durban road - N5. * About 5 km out of Bethlehem, turn right onto the Clarens/Golden Gate road (R712). * Travel for about 35 km to Clarens. Pass Clarens. * About 100m further, look out for a sign board - Fouriesburg (R711). Turn right. * Travel for 1.3 km and turn left. Keep on with that road for 6 kms. It will eventually become a dirt road. You will eventually see the house in front of you. Directions from Durban (about 4 hours to Clarens, and another 10 minutes to St Fort) * Follow the N3 from Durban to Harrismith. * Follow the N5 to Kestell, then to Bethlehem. * Before Bethlehem, look out for the Clarens/Golden Gate (R712) turn-off. Turn left. * Travel for about 35 km to Clarens . Pass Clarens. * About 100m further, look out for a sign board - Fouriesburg (R711). Turn right. * Travel for 1.3 km and turn left. Keep on with that road for 6 kms. It will eventually become a dirt road. You will eventually see the house in front of you. Alternatively: * Once in Harrismith, turn left onto the R712 to Qwa Qwa. * Pass Qwa Qwa, and pass Golden Gate. (This is a very scenic route). * Travel for about 20 km to Clarens. * Just before Clarens, look out for a sign board - Fouriesburg (R711). Turn left. * Travel for 1.3 km and turn left. Keep on with that road for 6 kms. It will eventually become a dirt road. You will eventually see the house in front of you. Directions from Bloemfontein (about 3 hours to Clarens, and another 10 minutes to St Fort) * Follow the N8 to Ladybrand. * Pass Ladybrand and continue on the R26 . Pass Clocolan and Ficksburg. * Turn right at Fouriesburg onto the Clarens road (R711). * Continue on the Clarens road until you see a sign on the left saying "Clarens". Don't turn left there but continue to the 1st street to the right after that sign and turn right. - Travel for 1.3 km and turn left. Keep on with that road for 6 kms. It will eventually become a dirt road. You will eventually see the house in front of you. Alternatively * Follow the N1 to Winburg, turn right onto the N5 to Bethlehem. * Drive straight through Bethlehem and turn right onto the Durban road - N5. * About 5 km out of Bethlehem, turn right onto the Clarens/Golden Gate road (R712). * Travel for about 35 km to Clarens. Pass Clarens. * About 100m further, look out for a sign board - Fouriesburg (R711). Turn right. * Travel for 1.3 km and turn left. Keep on with that road for 6 kms. It will eventually become a dirt road. You will eventually see the house in front of you. Directions to Summertime From Bethlehem's side: * 5 km out of Bethlehem, turn right onto the Clarens/Golden Gate road (R712). * Travel for about 35 km to Clarens. * Turn right into Clarens and continue straight up the hill. * At the t-juntion turn right. - Turn left at the the 1st street going left (just before the dirt road) * At the t-junction turn left again and turn right at the 1st street going right. * Continue along that road until you see the Tina de Beer Gallery and turn right onto the dirt road. - Continue until the dirt road makes a turn to the left. Turn left there and continue straight on. * Look out for a sign Summertime on the left side and turn left there. This turn is just before you get to a tarred road. * After turning left, you will eventually see Summertime Cottage on the left side. From Golden Gate's side: * Continue from Golden Gate to Clarens . * Turn left into Clarens and continue up the Hill. * At the t-junction turn right. * Turn left at the the 1st street going left (just before the dirt road) - At the t-junction turn left again and turn right at the 1st street going right. * Continue along that road until you see the Tina de Beer Gallery and turn right onto the dirt road. * Continue until the dirt road makes a turn to the left. Turn left there and continue straight on. * Look out for a sign Summertime on the left side and turn left there. This turn is just before you get to a tarred road. * After turning left, you will eventually see Summertime Cottage on the left side. From Fouriesburg's side: * - Continue from Fouriesburg to Clarens (R711). * Look out for a sign saying Clarens on your left. Turn left into Clarens and continue on that road and up the hill. * At the t-junction turn left. This turn is just before you get the dirt road. * Look out for the Tina de Beer Gallery on the left and turn left onto the dirt road. (Don't pass the gallery) * Continue until the dirt road makes a turn to the left. Turn left there and continue straight on. - Look out for a sign Summertime on the left side and turn left there. This turn is just before you get to a tarred road. * After turning left, you will eventually see Summertime Cottage on the left side.

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