We stayed in the Farm House "cottage" which was so welcoming. Three bedrooms, spacious kitchen with little breakfast table in the kitchen and a dining room, a lounge, 2.5 bathrooms. It was great for sharing with friends and their daughter.
We made pizza on Friday in the communal kitchen by the dam with the rest of our friends and then did wine tasting at the mountain cottages Boma on Sunday.
The kids (babies to 9 years old) swam and paddled in canoes, fished, fed the horses and pigs, played with mud and ran around having a fabulous time. They complained when it came to home time.
All this at an incredibly good price.
Gorgeous views too. Stay at the Farm House or Lavender Cottage if you want lots of quiet but near to the action area. Stay in the Dam Cottages if you want a bit more action. Stay in the Mountain cottages if you want to be away from the dam and be deep in the mountain. There is a fenced off pool.
Two things happen when you approach the Good Hope Farm. As you approach you are blown away by the view of the farm (See photo!)- AND - you also immediately loose any connectivity with the outside world, which is a lovely thing! If you are permanently tethered to your phone, ipad or such, then this might not be the place for you, but we found it actually really refreshing to unplug from the rest of the world for a couple of days (and a quick drive up the hill and you can connect again, if you have to :).
But let's focus on what is so wonderful about this place:
1. The views and the location
2. It is an working, organic farm. Animals galore. On one afternoon sitting in the garden of the cottage we had young pigs visiting, goats, a few sheep, young cows and of course the farm dogs and even Geoffrey, the pony sized goat, who wanted to investigate the bedroom of the cottage :)
3. There is boma with a pool close to the Mountain Cottages, which is lovely for gatherings.
4. We were with a large group that had also organized catering and the food provided was fresh and excellent (fresh farm meat, home baked breads and excellent salads).
A place we would recommend and return to! Lots to do here and I would imagine a wonderful place for families and a good rest away from it all!
After a long road trip our last stop before home was in Robertson at the Good Hope farm! What an amazing setting, with a majestic mountain back drop and acres of farmland we sat on our terrace enjoying the spectacle of little groups of piglets grazing and playing in front of us! What fun! Our little cottage Lavender cottage had a wood burning fire with a good supply of wood and plenty of blankets as the nights were getting chilly! There are numerous walks - one will take you to a waterfall and pool, child friendly play areas and accommodation to suite all here! We loved it and will return!
We visited Good Hope Farm for a weekend of 30th birthday celebrations for a friend. She booked some cottages and we had a rather large group. It was perfect for this kind of event as there was something for everyone and a good entertainment area.
Being Valentine's weekend we booked a couples massage through the farm, which was really lovely. The guy - Renato - was really good.
It is quite far along a dirt road from Robertson but it does feel nice and remote, also there is no reception.
We stayed in the farm house cottage (3 bedrooms) which was nice although would be amazing if bathrooms were upgraded slightly.
All in all a beautiful farm with nice walks and mountain pools and we took our dogs along who had a ball.
My family booked this little getaway so I didn't know anything about it. But wow, i was blown away at what a wonderful destination it was. We had booked out the 4 mountain cottages to ourselves. Each has 2 bedrooms, a little lounge, kitchen, clean bathroom and gorgeous deck. They are small and quaint, but certainly were big enough for 9 adults to have dinner inside, sitting around the table! We went in winter and all of us had fires going. There are beautiful walks and i enjoyed the winter sun while swinging in the hammocks. We had 2 babies with us and the 2 year old enjoyed the piggies, horses, sheep, turkeys and chickens.
The hosts were quite unbelievable. They had organized a Christmas in July special which was beyond all expectations...a wine tasting, fun wine blending (make your own bottle), stunning feast and lucky draws plus presents for everyone!!
I can imagine in summer it would also be wonderful as there was a lovely pool area.
Totally recommend going here.