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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Somerset East
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Dea Anker wrote a review Mar 2020
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For someone who looked for peace and quiet, this was the best choice I have ever made. The room was perfectly clean, service respectful to my privacy, and at the same time Alison and Bill, Greg and Fiona and kids were the perfect hosts. I enjoyed every second of my stay. Thank you once again Alison and Bill!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Werner wrote a review Oct 2018
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We were given excellent service, from the first contact, right up to our departure, with our every need and desire taken care of. An absolutely beautiful venue, with lots of well-preserved history of the early 1820 settlers.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MoccaJava wrote a review Sep 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa288 contributions88 helpful votes
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Glen Avon Farm is a photography, walking and bird watchers paradise! We would highly recommend and look forward to a return visit soon, 2nd for me and 3rd for my partner. We were recommended to visit Glen Avon Farm following our 2nd stay at Lowlands Country House just outside Cradock. Glen Avon lives up to all its recommendations, plus more, a real value added destination. We stayed in Pecan Cottage, which has a covered braai area, and a lovely view across a treed pasture. The bird life is amazing and frustrating at the same time to try and capture stunning pictures of the active birds. Our visit was photography based to capture some unusual and interesting photo's of the active working farm. The photo opportunities are plentiful and diverse from cute cottages, pastures, dams, farm life, old buildings, rivers, dirt roads, cows being milked by hand, lambing, kidding, historical farm house buildings, beautiful trees not excluding the old and well know Historical Mill. There are two cottages, Pecan (sleeping 6) and Hart (sleeping 5). Both are well equipped for self catering, including internal fire places. Wood is supplied for the internal fireplace. Pecan has a covered braai area - bring your own wood (or buy a bag from the farm). Both cottages have lots of magazines and books to read if you don't feel like walking around the farm. There is also home made farm produce for sale like jams, honey, marmalade, pecan nuts, wood, herbs and mohair blankets and socks. The farm is situated 6kms on a good dirt from R63 tar road into Somerset East. With Somerset East a quick 12kms away from the Farm I would recommend a visit to the Walter Battiss Museum (R10.00 entry fee) and tasty meals at the Multi-plant nursery.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: Pecan Cottage has a lovely setting with a pleasant view onto a pasture field excellent for bird...
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Mer.fern wrote a review May 2018
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My husband and I stayed the night while traveling between Aliwal North and Port Elizabeth. If we had known how gorgeous this spot was we would of made a plan to stay longer, but now we have a reason to come back for a longer holiday! We stayed in the Pecan Cottage, a beautiful 2 or 3 bed house with full amenities for a self catering stay. Set on a working sheep and cattle farm in the Boschberg mountains, its an idyllic location and free from reception- so relaxation is guaranteed. Spend your time wondering around the farm, visit the dams or hike to the waterfall (we will be back to do this!!). Enjoy the hospitality of the family who have been farming the land for 8 generations and the pets! Admire the gorgeous nearly 200 year old original farm house or relax by the pool. Alison and helpers on the farm also make delicious rusks, honey and jams.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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BWM55 wrote a review Apr 2018
Durbanville, South Africa172 contributions45 helpful votes
As my wife is a direct descendant of the original owner of the farm, Robert Hart, we arranged to stay a few days and do some extra family history research. We were not disappointed with anything. We stayed in Hart Cottage, the original cottage built by Robert Hart. This has been beautifully restored by the Brown family, current owners of Glen Avon and also descendants of Hart. After travelling for over 3 weeks around Natal we were able to relax in beautiful surroundings, peaceful and quiet apart from the farm animals and bird life. There is no TV, cell phone reception or internet etc so we were ablt o just chill out, read, relax, go for walks etc. I have not slept so soundly for years I think. Alison and Bill are wonderful hosts and it was so good to chat about the family history over a drink. And when there please try the home made Olive and Rosemary bread. Wonderful, and wish I had bought more. It did not last very long Alison :) I cannot recommend enough a stay at ths wonderful cottage and farm. If you want rest, peace, fresh air and hospitality then dont think twice. This is the place to go.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Avon Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Avon Farm?
Nearby attractions include Walter Battiss Art Museum (1.3 km), All Saints Anglican Church (1.3 km), and Delville Wood Memorial (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Avon Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Glen Avon Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glen Avon Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Somerset-on-Main pub and grill, Melk En Heuning Padstal Cookhouse, and Multiplant Nursery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glen Avon Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Glen Avon Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Delville Wood Memorial (3.6 km) and The Little Mill (1.4 km).