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Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route Heaven-and-Earth Valley

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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Near the whale-watching coast of Hermanus, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, you'll come across Earth Cottage. It's the ideal self-catering Hermanus breakaway. The cottage is tucked away on a smallholding in the valley, and yet it's only 6 km from the beach. It is conveniently situated on the Wine Route, perfect for exploring its 15 estates and wineries. Hermanus town is a stone's throw away. The Whale Coast Mall is 6 km (about 4 miles). Unusual for a farm stay, a tarred road leads right to your garden gate, where the parking area is. Down a flight of steps, and you're on the front porch of the cottage Earth Cottage is comfortable and cosy. From the master bedroom you'll have sweeping views over the pinot noir vineyards of Hamilton Russell, and our own humble (but generous) vegg...Near the whale-watching coast of Hermanus, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, you'll come across Earth Cottage. It's the ideal self-catering Hermanus breakaway. The cottage is tucked away on a smallholding in the valley, and yet it's only 6 km from the beach. It is conveniently situated on the Wine Route, perfect for exploring its 15 estates and wineries. Hermanus town is a stone's throw away. The Whale Coast Mall is 6 km (about 4 miles). Unusual for a farm stay, a tarred road leads right to your garden gate, where the parking area is. Down a flight of steps, and you're on the front porch of the cottage Earth Cottage is comfortable and cosy. From the master bedroom you'll have sweeping views over the pinot noir vineyards of Hamilton Russell, and our own humble (but generous) veggie garden. It is the ideal self-catering bridal retreat or stay-over for a couple, or perhaps a family of three. DSTV comes standard. So does free uncapped Internet – on your laptop. The wi-fi signal has been boosted and is reliable. The lounge and dining area looks out over one of our paddocks. Our Arabian horses are almost always in sight. In the kitchen you'll find a two-burner gas stove, microwave oven, kettle, mini-fridge, washing machine and ample cutlery and crockery. Towels, linen and braaiwood will be ready for you. Our water comes from the mountain falls. The brownish colour of the water – in the taps and in the fish pond – is the result of the roots of fynbos plants “dyeing” it. At Earth Cottage, you'll become intensely aware of nature, even though it is a working smallholding. We live close to the earth here. The pleasures of the rest of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Walker Bay, the lagune and Onrust are just down the road. La Vierge Restaurant is a mere 2 km away. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Tino F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Our second visit and we weren't disappointed. Lovely hosts, beautiful cottage. Ideally located for everything the Hemel en Aarde valley has to offer - Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson, Newton Johnson, Moggs, La Vierge etc. Just go!

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Gansyandd
Sightseer446804, VR Owner at Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route | Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

It was lovely welcoming you back to Earth Cottage. It's so rewarding to have such appreciative guests enjoying this little "slice of heaven" as you so beautifully described it! Till next time, go well!

Reviewed 16 December 2018

If you are looking to get away from the rush of life, you will really enjoy this lovely place. Peaceful, country life. The cottage is lovely, comfy beds, good kitchen, no oven, but excellent braii. If you are looking to stream Netflix you will be...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Sightseer446804, VR Owner at Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route | Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Hi Ellen I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your time at Earth Cottage. Very rewarding to receive such a great review. Thank you for your kind words. All the best, Tino

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Lovely rustic escape my highlight was the beautiful horses in a paddock flanking the cottage patio, perfect for a chilled evening braai. (I dropped one mug, apologies Tino!)

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank BienneH1
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018

Hi Bienne Glad you enjoyed it so much! Mug? No problem! Hope you can return some day. Tino

Reviewed 19 February 2018

What a glorious place. Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated with authentic furniture, fabrics, art and ornaments. Well equipped - easy to self-cater, braai, sun bathe, good WiFi. Very private place to stay but friendly hosts on hand to help if you need them. Animal/nature lover's paradise...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Gansyandd
Management response:Responded 20 February 2018

We are so happy that you are sure you made the right choice to stay at Earth Cottage for so many days of your holiday. Thank you for being such great guests, and for the glowing review! May the rest of your holiday hold special...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very nice nature place. Horses, dogs and chickens around in a valley close to Hermanus. Great bathtub and very nice hosts!

Date of stay: January 2017
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Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Hi Heidi Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you both enjoying our cottage. All the best with your travels Tino

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful gem in the Hemel en Aarde valley. The owners are incredible, the cottage is fantastic and the location is ideal. A must do

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank WesselvWyk
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Let's start with some words of warning: that rooster has to crow for hours in the morning, the WiFi signal is super weak and the water is brown (yet drinkable). Done. About the assets, it is a charming, romantic and cozy cottage right next to...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank WanderingProfessor
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

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Date of stay: December 2013
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

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Date of stay: June 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast is famous for its champagne air, breathtaking views, cliff top and Fernkloof walks (over 1 600 fynbos species), pristine beaches, numerous outdoor activities, and the best land based whale watching in the world. The Hemel-en-Aarde valley is home to world-renowned wineries. Earth Cottage is on the Wine Route. This picturesque valley with cool maritime climate and excellent soil composition produces some of the most unique varieties and interesting blends found in the world.
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Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route | Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Charming cottage on the Hermanus Wine Route | Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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