Fynboshoek cottage Tsitsikamma

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Earth house hosted by Alje

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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A farm cottage in the Tsitsikamma vernacular on a working cheese farm. Preferably for two guests but it can accommodate four. The cottage is hand made with most materials coming from the farm. It's off the grid (no electricity) with candles, fireplace and gas.

The space
A farm cottage built in the Tsitsikamma vernacular on a working cheese farm. Preferably for two guests but it can accommodate four. The cottage is hand made with most building materials coming from the farm. The comfortable cottage is aesthetically tasteful and epitomises off the grid living with candles, a large fireplace and gas water heating, cooking and refrigeration as well as rain water supplying all drinking and sanitation needs.

In a world that seems more and more inhumane, Fynboshoek is a space that strives to present a more humane environment. We milk our goats by hand and no machine is involved in our cheese making. This back-to-basics philosophy follows us to the garden from which our restaurant gets its ingredients, our kitchen and the cottage that you can stay in.

It is important to understand that although on a small scale, this is a real working farm - our crowing roosters may wake you, insects may join you in holidaying in Summer, you may hear our vehicle heading at 5am to collect fresh milk to make our mozzarella, halloumi, cheddar and other cheeses etc.

You are welcome to stroll around on the farm. There is a short trail that takes you around the entire farm, part of which will take you through a small patch of forest that we are in the process of rehabilitating to become entirely indigenous.

As alluded to above, we have a restaurant on the farm where you can book a leisurely lunch overlooking our dam and enjoy the produce of the farm with the focus being on our hand made cheeses. A cheese demonstration can also be booked by prior arrangement.

I always welcome my guests personally but respect their privacy after that. If they need anything, my staff or I are available.

I live in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. We have a rare combination of sea, forests and mountains. The entire coastline of the Tsitsikamma is a marine park with the famous Otter Trail running along it. The area is for nature lovers but the glamorous Plettenberg Bay and cool Jeffries Bay is less than an hour away if you need a town fix.

You will need your own or a rented car.

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Tsitsikamma, Eastern Province, South Africa

I live in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. We have a rare combination of sea, forests and mountains. The entire coastline of the Tsitsikamma is a marine park with the famous Otter Trail running along it. The area is for nature lovers but the glamorous Plettenberg bay and cool Jeffries bay is less than an hour away if you need a town fix.

Hosted by Alje

  1. Joined in May 2015
  • 105 Reviews
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I am a farmer and cheesemaker, curious about almost everything and love food, music, travel, history, cultures, literature, being in nature and much more. Although the cottage is on a farm and therefore secluded, it is very much part of the farm life - it is in the vegetable garden which is used for the restaurant on the farm. The farm is all about producing good food and I hope to attract guests that enjoy cooking and using the farm products. Definitely a space for people that enjoy the country side and needs to be immerse in nature - to quieten down, walk, cook, think, learn to make cheese, sleep, stare at a fire or the stars. I like to make a personal connection with people that visit the farm but also to respect their need for privacy as I expect them to respect mine.
I am a farmer and cheesemaker, curious about almost everything and love food, music, travel, history, cultures, literature, being in nature and much more. Although the cottage is o…

During your stay

I always welcome my guests personally but respect their privacy after that. If they need anything, my staff or I are available.

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House rules

Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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