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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Alfie's Cottage is a one bedroom ensuite cottage on a property bordering the Helderberg Nature Reserve in one of the oldest areas of Somerset West. Ideal for holidaymakers wanting to relax, walk and soak up the magnificent views and countryside whilst being ideally located for the most loved wine farms in Somerset West as well as the many restaurants, beaches, golf courses and shops the area has to offer. Alfie's Cottage offers the following: - free wifi - airconditioning in the lounge and fan in the bedroom - large lounge and diningroom - flat screen TV with Ipod docking station, DVD player, radio and hifi system - fully equipped kitchen with large oven and fridge/ freezer - queen size bed with percale linen - ensuite shower room with heated towel rails - safe - patio and garden - barb...Alfie's Cottage is a one bedroom ensuite cottage on a property bordering the Helderberg Nature Reserve in one of the oldest areas of Somerset West. Ideal for holidaymakers wanting to relax, walk and soak up the magnificent views and countryside whilst being ideally located for the most loved wine farms in Somerset West as well as the many restaurants, beaches, golf courses and shops the area has to offer. Alfie's Cottage offers the following: - free wifi - airconditioning in the lounge and fan in the bedroom - large lounge and diningroom - flat screen TV with Ipod docking station, DVD player, radio and hifi system - fully equipped kitchen with large oven and fridge/ freezer - queen size bed with percale linen - ensuite shower room with heated towel rails - safe - patio and garden - barbeque facilities - secure offstreet parking
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
No smoking at all on the property (including vaping). No parties.
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Jen N
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe love interacting with our guests but the beauty of Alfie's Cottage is that it is a home from home and you also have your own private space. We love sharing tips with guests and advising them on what they can do to get the most out of our surrounding areas. We are around most of the time but occassionally are away on weekends. We have a fantastic security system and 24 hour security patrols that give guests peace of mind if we are away.

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Reviews (19)
Travel-FC
Travel-FC
Bad Homburg, Germany333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
***** and a+ for the host
We stayed nearly 3 month and from the very beginning we felt like at home and among friends. The cottage is fully equipped with all you need – not only for holidays. And if you will miss something, the host family, living also on the property, will immediately be there. And absolute advantage that they also stay next! It´s a typical cozy South African cottage with the signature of the host Jen – not an ambience of a unknown person. The owners, Jen and her husband Charlie are more then helpful in giving you “tailor-made” recommendations for restaurants, activities and point of interests, you would not find as an ordinary tourist, hidden places so quiet and peaceful on one side but also “hot spots” if requested. Jen´s objective is very ambitious and simple: “My guests should have the best possible while be here” and she really delivers and cares, if wanted. The best you can say before leaving: “May we make a reservation for next year? We did!”
Visited January 2023
Written 28 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rolf R
Rolf R
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Place
We enjoyed our stay an Alfie’s cottage, a perfect and nice place to stay with a lovely view to the mountains. Jen & Charlie are very friendly and helpful and have always good hints and suggestions of what to visit and what to do. Not to forget Melody the housekeeper! Alfie’s cottage is the perfect place to visit all the places, markets and Vineyards around Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Also nearby a lovely beach in Strand as well as hike and bike trails. A peaceful and quiet place with all amenities nearby. We always enjoyed visits of Abby the Cocker Spaniel. Sue & Rolf
Visited February 2019
Written 3 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thanks so much Sue and Rolf for your lovely review. We so enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again very soon!
Written 6 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cacela1
Cacela1
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very enjoyable
We spent a very pleasant and comfortable few days at this property. Jen, the owner was most welcoming and helpful in every way which was much appreciated. She gave us lots of suggestions of where to visit etc. and did her very best to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately, due to the drought things are very difficult with regards to any water usage and of course all gardens/outdoor spaces are suffering.
Visited February 2018
Written 15 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thanks so much Jackie and George. We loved having you staying with us and want to thank you so much for your understanding of our dire water situation. Hopefully by next year we would have had some much needed rain! Please visit us again when you are next in the Cape.
Written 19 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

1960bt
1960bt
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting.
I really enjoyed my extended two month stay at Alfie's cottage. Really a comfortable cottage with beautiful views of the nature reserve. A truly tranquil setting. The hosts, Jen & Charlie are really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the cottage.
Visited July 2017
Written 24 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thanks for the feedback Brian. You were such a relaxed and easy guest we loved having you here to stay.
Written 25 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marc D
Marc D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Back to nature
Most enjoyable stay. We used to live in the neighbourhood many years ago, so it was sort of being back home. The cottage is very centrally located but a car is essential.
Visited March 2017
Written 8 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thanks Marc and Michele for your review. We loved having you to stay and was so special seeing you relive your memories of the area.
Written 12 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kari K
Kari K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice place to stay longer
Me with my wife spend three weeks Alfie Cottage. The accommodation was brilliant for us. Our hosteess Jen and our host Charlie were really nice and helpful. In no case, can not forget about the housekeeper Melody, she was invaluable to us. Greetings from the cold in Finland, Kari and Fluffy.
Visited January 2017
Written 8 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Melody has read it too and says thank you so much for the kind words - it means so much that her efforts are appreciated. We hope to see you again - sending some sunshine your way!
Written 8 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chrisnab2016
chrisnab2016
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A home away from Home
I stayed at Alfie's cottage for 3 months while i waited for my move to come down to Cape Town. Typically it wasn't a vacation, but it sure felt like one. Waking up every morning at the foot of the nature reserve, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, was a blessing. Jen, the owner, went out of her way to make my stay as comfortable and as memorable as possible. The cottage was neat, fully equip and had a warm homey feel to it. (the bed might even be better than my own one). On the lonely nights, Abby (the family's dog) would keep me company. I was actually sad when the 3 months had past and i had to be on my way. I arrived there as a guest, but left feeling like family. Jen, Charlie, Chloe,Tom and Melody, thank you for making my first 3 months in CT warm and welcoming. I couldn't ask for better, and will recommend you to anyone! you guys are awesome!!
Visited May 2016 Travelled solo
Written 28 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RQuicke
RQuicke
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Host made our trip magic
Looked after brilliantly in safe and beautiful surroundings. Very good advice on trips from the owner who lives next door. Maid service every day kept us and the cottage spotless. Anything we needed provided instantly. So much to see and do within minutes of this cottage
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 8 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennifer G
Jennifer G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceeded our expectations
I can only echo what the reviews have already said. I must add how much we appreciated the free use of the swimming pool at Erinvale spa. We never encountered anyone else there-our own private pool in fact and only a few minutes from the cottage. Thank you Jen, Charlie, Melody and Abbey and we will be back next year!
Visited January 2016
Written 2 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thank you Jennifer and John - we loved having you to stay. We are so glad you made use of the Erinvale Spa pool too which is a real value add for our guests.
Written 3 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5455Gull
5455Gull
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wonderful place!
We spent 3 nights at Alfie's cottage and had a lovely time there. The owners Jen and Charles and the housekeeper Melody were all so helpful and so welcoming. There are lots of thoughtful extras which make it a really lovely place to spend a few days. We will definitely go there again.
Visited November 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Proudsaffer
Proudsaffer
Thanks Tina - we loved having you and Mike to stay and look forward to having you visit us again in the future.
Written 3 December 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Staff on property
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighbourhood
Our area is one of the best locations in Somerset West. It feels like you are in the farming area as we are literally bordering the nature reserve and there are even horses and chickens on the property next to us but we are 5 minutes from the shops of Somerset West. Our views are spectacular and you may see owls whilst sipping your wine on our patio!
Getting around
A car is definitely recommended but Uber is available for those wine tastings or trips to the airport should you need it.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Here are some directions to Alfie's Cottage: Take exit 43 onto the R44 (it's the second one after the Ultra city) Take N2 out of Cape Town At top of exit go left towards Stellenbosch Stay in right hand lane As you come down the bridge you come up to a major intersection (Waterstone shopping centre on your left) Turn right at intersection into Somerset West main road At the third robot(I think!) after about 2 or so km from the intersection turn left into Lourensford Road towards Vergelegen Carry on for about another 2 km and at the roundabout at the Shell garage turn left into Hillcrest road Carry on up towards the hill, cross the 4 way stop ( nature reserve/reservoir on your right) We're the first entrance on the left. 'Niehaus'
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alfie's Cottage

Alfie's Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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