Big Sky Cottages

Big Sky Cottages

R43 Big Sky Farm, Witzenberg Municipality 6830 South Africa
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#1 of 1 villa in Wolseley
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Situated an hours drive from Cape Town, Big Sky Cottages offers modern self-catering cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with plentiful breathtaking views of the valley. Quality fittings and finishes will ensure that you enjoy a luxurious stay. Close to all amenities with easy access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
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Riaan G wrote a review Sept 2020
Johannesburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is stunning! High quality linen, towels & bathroom products. The kitchen is stocked with everything you may need to self-cater. The cottage is large & modern & spotless - two fireplaces are great, as well as the huge outdoor deck/balcony. The views are some of the best you will see anywhere in the world. The service is great - cannot fault anything in this regard.

One huge negative aspect is the fact that two cottages are attached and the walls are so thin you can hear every single movement, step, voice, tv, talking etc. coming from next door. Such a pity this was not taken into account when the cottages were built. It was a big distraction from what could be such a peaceful, quiet experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 07 Sept 2020
Hi Riaan, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for giving us such a great rating. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and everything that we have to offer. We are sorry that you had a negative experience with regards to your neighbours next door. If at any time you feel that they are being inconsiderate, please let us know, so that we can rectify it immediately. If we are not fully booked, then we always try to put each guest in their own unit with no neighbours next to them. Nevertheless, we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Willie & Nelia
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Traci van Reenen wrote a review Jan 2021
Lanseria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have driven past these beautiful cottages up in the mountains several times on the way to visiting family in Ceres and have always wanted to stay there so it was a perfect choice when we decided to have a Ceres family Christmas this year.

The units are wonderful. Sparkling clean and luxuriously equipped despite being remote and far from city life. I was impressed by the attention to detail and care with which everything has been built and placed. Even the spades at the jungle gym sandpit spades and buckets each have their dedicated hooks - very neat and organised!

We loved the pool area and spent lots of time relaxing poolside playing boules.

We will be back, again and again!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 06 Jan 2021
Hi Traci, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and rating of our cottages. We are very glad that you decided to spend your Christmas with us. We are also very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay so much and all that all your needs and expectations were successfully met. We're also glad to see that our dedication to neatness is being noticed. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to welcoming you back to Big Sky Cottages soon! Kind Regards, Willie, Nelia & Elaina
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Odyssey758903 wrote a review Jun 2020
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
my wife and i stayed at Big sky during the snowfall mid june 2020.
we were sos surprised as we got so much more than we bargained for.
Beautiful cottages, cosy warm clean decent with everything you need and more.
The unit was so well equipped we could not believe it. Especially the braai under roof and the fireplace inside was very handy , especially since it was raining and very cold.
We can recommend Big Sky 100%. Willie and his team went out of their way to make sure all was taken care off
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from NeliaR43, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review and great rating of our cottages. We are so pleased to know that you had such a lovely stay at Big Sky Cottages and we would also love to welcome you back soon! Thank you for your for ongoing patronage. Kind Regards, Willie & Nelia
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jhrossouw wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went for a trip with my partner at the last minute. Big Sky was incredibly accommodating, and the self check in made it a breeze for us to get our lodgings even though we arrived quite late. The room was clean and set up perfectly for a couple. Though the temperature hit record highs on our 1st day there (42 degrees!) the aircon & swimming pool made it more than bearable.

Absolutely fantastic weekend away from the city.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thanks for your very wonderful review and great rating of our cottages. Thank you for booking your last-minute stay with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and everything we have to offer. We hope to welcome you back to the farm soon. Kind regards, Owners Willie & Nelia and the Big Sky Team
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DavevT wrote a review Jun 2020
Century City, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an extended weekend away at Big Sky Cottages in the middle of winter. Elaina communicated all the necessary info very well. We knew it would rain, so we came with enough food and drinks. The units are very well equipped with everything you'll need to make you feel at home. The only exception is the amazing view. See pics attached.

They supply dry fire wood at affordable rates. The units are very clean and the beds very comfortable. The braai area is very well designed and sheltered from the elements.

The perfect place to come relax at good value for your money.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from NeliaR43, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Hi Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on various platforms and for giving us such a wonderful review and rating about our cottages. We are very pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed everything that we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Willie, Nelia & Elaina
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Catherine Douglas wrote a review Jul 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the personal touches in the room, which if needed, you could purchase such as honey, a toothbrush, rusks, olive oil, chilli sauce, body scrub, tea, nougat in the fridge, playing cards, just a few to mention. As it was cold, the fire was lit and there was an abundant amount of wood to keep us warm. Very cosy & comfortable indeed and stunning views. Would definitely re-visit! Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for your informative review and rating of our cottages. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and everything we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. If we can improve in any way to get a 5/5 star rating from you on your next visit, please let us know. We value your feedback. Kind Regards, Willie, Nelia & the Big Sky team
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sheyb2 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
These are beautifully designed, North and mountain facing cabins that are located not far from Ceres town. The units are well stocked, comfortable for two people and ideal for a overnight or weekend retreat- or longer if you plan to explore the surrounds. The host was easily contactable and I felt safe during my stay. The units are self catering with kitchen amenities, braai area and dining area. I would be curious to experience a stay in winter just because of the isolated cabin feeling- there are 5 semi attached units.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your review and rating of our cottages. We appreciate it very much! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards, Willie, Nelia & Elaina
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admin928 wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was lovely and clean and the views are wonderful. It was unfortunate that it was so hot during our stay but regardless of that we would appreciate a larger fridge next time! Trying to keep food and drinks cold was difficult. We appreciated the fact that the keys are left locked by the door (in these times of Covid) and we were able to come and go as we pleased. Everything we could ask for was provided in the cottage (apart from a larger fridge :D) and we were extremely impressed with the sharpness of the knives provided. We will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thanks for your great review and rating of our cottages and for your recommendations. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and everything we have to offer. We hope to welcome you back to the farm soon. Kind regards, Owners Willie & Nelia and the Big Sky Team
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Janita Larcher wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely, lovely place to stay. Well equiped kitchen with an array of goodies to purchase (take some cash for this so you can leave your payment in the "Honesty Jar", although they also except EFT). The view is beautiful! Free Wi-Fi. Will definitely go back again. And again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 15 Sept 2020
Hi Janita, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and 5-star rating. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay so much and all that all your needs and expectations were successfully met. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to welcoming you back to Big Sky Cottages soon! Kind Regards, Willie & Nelia
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Vicky M wrote a review Aug 2020
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great little place to get away for the long weekend. The cottages are comfortable and have everything you need for a self catered trip. The view is spectacular and very relaxing. We went in winter and the bedding was so warm we didn't even need electric blankets. If you are a pillow snob like me, just take your own pillow other than that, we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nelia Retief, Owner at Big Sky Cottages
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Hi Vicky, Thank you so much for your review and rating of our cottages. We appreciate it very much! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards, Willie & Nelia
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miekerieks1997 wrote a tip Jul 2021
Drakensberg10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are the same and they are great!"
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enquire2020 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Milnerton, South Africa4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views."
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Lindi Williams wrote a tip Oct 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have beautiful views."
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hpieters2019 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read the leaflet, valuable information "
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Neil A wrote a tip Sept 2019
Bryanston, South Africa31 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They all have a great view"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,773 - R 1,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeWitzenberg MunicipalityWolseley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Sky Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Big Sky Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Waverley Hills Organic Wine and Olives (3.1 km), Fynbos Farm Animal Sanctuary (7.3 km), and The Creative Hub (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Sky Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Big Sky Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Big Sky Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Sky Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Sky Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harvest Table Bistro, Waverley Hills, and Deja Brew Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Big Sky Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Big Sky Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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