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Stylish Strawbale Eco Cottage 1

Earth house hosted by Zelma
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the earth house to yourself.
Outstanding hospitality
8 recent guests complimented Zelma for outstanding hospitality.
Ready for an authentic South African Karoo experience? Strooi kooi (Afrikaans meaning straw bed) will not disappoint! This rustic strawbale cottage faces directly onto the private vineyard with majestic views of the Swartberg mountain in the distance.
Simple, stylish furniture and amenities make you feel right at home but the hero remains, the breathtaking landscape and immediate realization that you have escaped the city to the peace and quiet of the Klein Karoo.

The space
Situated in the Calitzdorp valley, 1.5 km outside of the town, you will come across the two cottages which are built with eco-friendly methods as all of the materials were readily available and of the earth. Straw bales, river stones, clay sand and river reeds were used to construct the cottages that not only respond to the vast temperatures of the Klein Karoo but are also beautifully designed to look like they have simply grown from the earth.

Positioned on the edges of the farms vineyard the breath taking views of the surrounding Swartberg are cleverly framed, not only through the perfectly positioned 3m high timber shuttered doors but also through the vineyard itself which is your private quiet and peaceful piece of the land during your stay.

Cottage 1 sleeps 2 guests
(Option of either 1 x king size bed or 2 x single beds.
Please advise when booking)
This cottage is equipped with gas burner, gas fridge, outside braai area, tea and coffee making facilities.
The bathroom has a shower only, no bath.
Tucked into the corner of a rammed earth wall in the private garden is a rusty spring bed....for gazing up at the famous Karoo night sky and the new addition of a plunge pool nested in the vineyard will help refresh during the rather hot summer days!


Please note: The cottages are eco-friendly they do not have any electrical outlets. All lights are solar powered, all other items run on gas.

An extension cord is always available for emergencies!
Ready for an authentic South African Karoo experience? Strooi kooi (Afrikaans meaning straw bed) will not disappoint! This rustic strawbale cottage faces directly onto the private vineyard with majestic views of the Swartberg mountain in the distance.
Simple, stylish furniture and amenities make you feel right at home but the hero remains, the breathtaking landscape and immediate realization that you have escape…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Essentials
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

The cottages are situated outside the town on the Groenfontein road which means it is quiet yet close enough for a brisk walk into town 1.5km or more leisurely stroll through the nearby vineyards and orchards.
Cyclists can take a ride to the nearby dam (4km) and enjoy the breathtaking views.

GUIDED MOUNTAIN TREKS
Resident local and nature conservationist Kevin Koen will guide you on a private mountain hike to explore the magnificent surrounding Swartberg, Groenfontein or Meiringspoort ranges.

All walks are by arranged by prior booking.
Cost: Price on request
Includes: Informative private guide, refreshment and picnic lunch prepared and served.

Hike's intensity and duration can be altered to accommodate guests fitness levels and time frames accordingly.
The cottages are situated outside the town on the Groenfontein road which means it is quiet yet close enough for a brisk walk into town 1.5km or more leisurely stroll through the nearby vineyards and orchards…

Hosted by Zelma

Joined in October 2014
  • 78 Reviews
During your stay
My home is 500m away from Strooi Kooi and I am available should you need any assistance during your stay. There is a map of the area as well as information about the town such as eating places etc. in each cottage
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
Safety & Property
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