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Back o' the Moon cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
This thatched old-world cottage is situated in a well established garden, in the village of Hogsback. The cottage is exceedingly comfortable, carefully furnished with antique furniture and has a cosy fireplace in the central living / dining room. It has a fully equipped kitchen with electric and gas stove, microwave and freezer / fridge. The three bedrooms can sleep 6 people. There is a bathroom / toilet plus a separate shower / toilet. Full DSTV and wi-fi. Weber and open braai facility. All linen, electric blankets, towels, crockery and cutlery provided. Within walking distance to the one waterfall, and several hiking trails....This thatched old-world cottage is situated in a well established garden, in the village of Hogsback. The cottage is exceedingly comfortable, carefully furnished with antique furniture and has a cosy fireplace in the central living / dining room. It has a fully equipped kitchen with electric and gas stove, microwave and freezer / fridge. The three bedrooms can sleep 6 people. There is a bathroom / toilet plus a separate shower / toilet. Full DSTV and wi-fi. Weber and open braai facility. All linen, electric blankets, towels, crockery and cutlery provided. Within walking distance to the one waterfall, and several hiking trails.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Norma F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

We keep coming back to back o’ the moon! It really is our home away from home in Hogsback and we can’t get enough of it. Derek and Norma always make us feel so welcome and look after us so well, and even Sasha the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jessngolly
Management response:Responded 28 July 2018

Thank you Jess. You know that you and LeRoy are always welcome "home" We love to have such nature lovers like you here in Hogsback. Warm greetings Norma

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Back o' the Moon is arguably the most special self catering cottage in the whole of Hogsback. The cottage is steeped in history and one is able to leap back in time to experience the ambience of bygone days complete with cicadas and the aura...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank STEVE F
Management response:Responded 14 June 2018

It has been such a pleasure to have Steve & Sheryl staying here @ Back o' the Moon last weekend. They are the kind of guests one would like to return again....appreciative, interactive, creative in suggestions etc. Thank you for a positive review. Warm greetings!...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Lovely little house to stay in. Very comfortable and cozy. The atmosphere is so warm and rustic and has everything you need! Norma was very friendly and helpful. The garden is absolutely beautiful, with all the flowers in bloom in September. We will definitely return!

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank minke k
Management response:Responded 6 October 2017

Thank you dear Minke. Lovely to have shared our slice of heaven with you. Do visit us again. Warm greetings, Norma Fivaz

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Having spent time in Hogsback on a fairly regular basis for the past 60 years, I am well qualified to say that if one is looking for an outstanding 'old world' experience of what the ambiance of Hogsback represented before the advent of everything modern,...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Mark L
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

Thank you Mark. We'd love to have you and the rest of your family (including your twin sister) back. Warm greetings, Norma & Derek Fivaz

Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you want to explore Hogsback this is a good starting point. Beautiful little house with 3 bedrooms. very simple and down to earth. Lovely fireplace for winter. Lovely garden. The only problem would be that 2 of the bedrooms are outside and one has...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank JulietteP_SA
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you Juliette, for your very positive review. Much appreciated. The layout of the cottage is typical of the time period it was built in (1935). All the old farm houses were along that style.....and we wanted to keep it in the vintage style. Glad...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Thank you so much for such a great 2 nights at Backo' the moon cottage. We had a great time and Hogsback was great. The hikes, the views and the forests were really worth it. The cottage was warm, welcoming and cozy. We all very...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank BKCG
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Having visited Hogsback many times of the past 20 odd years, we gathered our family of 4 "children" (in their 30s!) to celebrate the matriarch's 70th birthday at Back of the Moon. An unforgettable weekend in the cosiest of cottages - with a wood fire...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Viv M
Management response:Responded 20 June 2016

We want to invite the Mostert family to come back again! Many thanks for your kind words. Blessings........Norma & Derek Fivaz

Reviewed 18 March 2016

I don't have words. This is definitely one of my favourite destinations. Love the cottage, most beautiful garden and don't forget about Sasha. This is a little piece of heaven.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Louis S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I travelled to Hogsback with friends where we enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Back o the Moon. The accomodation was fantastic. The cottage was perfect - and the owner even lit a fire for us when the evenings cooled down .We loved the garden tours...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank wendy19682015
Reviewed 27 June 2015

My Wife and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it! It came highly recommended from my parents who have stayed before and received the same world class experience, a real cottage feel away from any noise or light pollution! I...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank Cosmopolitan538377
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Back o' the Moon cottage

Back o' the Moon cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Back o' the Moon cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Back o' the Moon cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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