The Cottage at High Goonvrea on Hogsback

Entire cottage hosted by Nic

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
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High Goonvrea Cottage is a charming, thatched self-catering cottage in Tor Doone Lane. It is one of the early Hogsback homesteads, built by an Italian prisoner of war. Nestling in the lee of the tor, it is set in a beautiful wooded garden. Spring is a cacophony of colour with the Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Winter can be white. But every season has its own beauty. Whether the sun is shining, or the mists are swirling, Hogsback is a place of myth and magic. Book for a magical stay.

The space
The spacious cottage has a sitting room/dining area with separate kitchen with washing machine, fridge, glass hob and microwave. It also has an Aga-type stove for warm ambiance if required. It has two large bedrooms, both with Queen-sized beds and electric blankets. One bedroom has an additional single bed. The bathroom has both a bath and a shower. There two other units on the property: the Woodland Cabin and the Garden Flat. Each sleep two people in a queen sized bed.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
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Where you’ll be

Hogsback, EC, South Africa

Hogsback is high in the Amatola mountains of the Eastern Cape. As you climb up the mountain pass and leave the Karoo behind, you enter a different micro-climate and another world. Hogsback is rich in natural beauty but also has other fascinating places to visit, like the Eco Shrine and the Labyrinth, art galleries and craft sellers. During the Spring Festival many of the beautiful private woodland gardens are open to the public.

Tolkien is said to have been inspired to write The Hobbit here and one can imagine how Hogsback evoked Middle Earth for him. The indigenous forests, the mountain paths, the waterfalls, the winding lanes and the quaint cottages all contribute to the air of enchantment.
Experience the magic of Hogsback: hike through the indigenous forest, say hello to a Hobbit, splash in the waterfalls, climb Tor Doone, admire the fascinating outdoor art installation at the Eco Shrine, walk the labyrinth at The Edge, stroll through the open woodland gardens in Springtime, make a snowman in winter, have a delicious light meal in the garden at Butterfly’s Bistro or a more formal meal at The Edge. Hogsback and High Goonvrea will always welcome you.
Contact Nic at for more information on your most relaxing holiday or weekend yet.

Hosted by Nic

  1. Joined in May 2018


    • Pieter
    • Judith

    During your stay

    Our co-host, Nic, the High Goonvrea estate manager, will make you welcome.
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      Things to know

      House rules

      Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Checkout: 10:00 AM
      No smoking
      No pets
      No parties or events

      Health & safety

      Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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      Cancellation policy