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Osfontein Corbelled guest house

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This is the first farmhouse that was built in the 1830s on the farm Osfontein,a unique experience!
1 of 12This is the first farmhouse that was built in the 1830s on the farm Osfontein,a unique experience!
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
This is a house built between 1830 and 1870 by the first farmers who came to the Karoo.The house is built of stone,even the roof,because there were no other building material,for the Karoo is a very dry region in South Africa. Everyone enjoys the little history of the Karoo and wonder what it was like to live here when they look up in the stone corbelled roof above. Incredible stars at night make it a unique experience wich you will not see at many other places,because it is situated on a farm away from other lights and polution....This is a house built between 1830 and 1870 by the first farmers who came to the Karoo.The house is built of stone,even the roof,because there were no other building material,for the Karoo is a very dry region in South Africa. Everyone enjoys the little history of the Karoo and wonder what it was like to live here when they look up in the stone corbelled roof above. Incredible stars at night make it a unique experience wich you will not see at many other places,because it is situated on a farm away from other lights and polution.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Stegmann L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

We spent 2 nights in the Stone cottage - delightful, airy, clean, comfortable and good attention to detail. We then spent a further 2 nights in the Corbelled guest house - what a treat! We felt like we went back in time - except it...More

Date of stay: January 2021
Thank vanjays
Reviewed 16 April 2018

this was The high light of the weekend. we arrived her the afternoon. it was so quit and the space so vast. the stars was so bright and the moon was there as well. we walked around and had a look at the other venue...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank cobusTheunissen
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The farm Osfontein is situated 20 Km outside the town Carnarvon. There are three choices of accommodation. The Corebelled house, a tree house and the kliphuis (stone house). We stayed in the kliphuis, a renovated wool shed. We found out that it was the runner-up...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank dieter_gloeck
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Osfontein Corbelled Cottage provides a truly authentic experience, while not sacrificing too many of the 21st century's creature comforts. From the warm welcome of the owners and their wonderful border collies, until regretfully leaving two days later, we enjoyed the magnificence of the Great Karoo...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank RobKinman
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

It was a longtime goal to stay over at a corbelled house. These tipe of houses are only located in a certain part of the Karoo and more or less 200 years old. Was built with stones and no timber at all. We felt so...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank 61Riana
Management response:Responded 15 March 2016

Thank you very much,we appreciate that our guests enjoy it to stay in a part of our Karoo history and we love to share it. Friendly Karoo Greetings, Stegmann and Natasha Lubbe.

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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Wanting to make a nice stop-over on our way down south, we decided on Carnarvon in the Bo-Karoo. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the surroundings, enhanced by the hospitality of Stegmann and Natasha. The farm has 3 units available: Tree House (suited for...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank TravelAddictToo
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We arrived and were heartily welcomed by Stegman and Natasha who own the farm and were invited in for coffee where they told us about the history of the corbelled houses and how they went about restoring theirs. They have wood available for sale and...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank charlenef210
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

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Date of stay: September 2011
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Telephone
Towels Provided
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Situated on a farm in the Northern Cape between the towns of Loxton and Carnarvon in the Karoo,Norhern Cape,South Africa.It is a dry part of the country,scarcely populated with a unique quiet environment.You can do hiking and mountain biking or motor cicling in a very safe environment.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Osfontein Corbelled guest house

Osfontein Corbelled guest house is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Osfontein Corbelled guest house has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Osfontein Corbelled guest house has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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