This lovely airy cottage, built in sandstone, lies on the other side of a rocky ridge from De Hoop. Completely private, there is a poplar grove and old pear trees to the west, restios all around framing the landscape, and a view towards the canyon.
Comfortable chairs and sofa are next to the hearth, so welcome on cold winter evenings, and its fireplace doubles as an indoor braai. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, with four-burner hob, oven and fridge all gas-powered. Many guests, though, prefer to book dinner which is delivered to the cottage. Breakfast is only served at the converted farm kitchen at the main homestead.
Gert Boom has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with showers only, one of which is part of the double bedroom. The other bedroom is twin bedded and a further two single beds in the living room provide sleeping accommodation for families or larger groups of friends
This cottage also has solar lighting, and gas is used to provide hot water in both bathrooms, kitchen and for the 4 burner hop and oven and fridge and the option always remains to book dinner to be delivered to the cottage. Breakfast is served at the farm kitchen 2km away
Out of doors there is patio and braai area, a hammock is suspended between two huge gum trees and there is the option in summer of a refreshing swim in the farm-style reservoir pool about 100m from the cottage. For the more energetic there are extensive mountain bike trails – and bikes for hire, and wonderful walking opportunities to the dramatic canyon and surrounds. There is a farm jeep track to the canyon too. Detailed maps of the farm and trails and reference works on flora and fauna are provided in the cottage.
Please note: wifi is only available at reception, 2kms away – so this really is a time to switch off and immerse oneself in the natural rhythm and beautiful environs.
Bedroom 1 – Double bed
Bedroom 2 – 2 single beds
2 more beds in living room