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Cashel Cottage Self Catering Accommodation In The Crags

Nestled in the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, Cashel Cottage is the perfect place to relax and explore the many delights of The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley and the Garden Route. The farm boasts a network of well-maintained trails through fynbos and forest, two large freshwater dams and an abundance of birdlife. The private, self-contained cottage is an easy drive to many stunning beaches and animal sanctuaries, with numerous adventure activities to be enjoyed in the area.

The accommodation
This charming private cottage sleeps 6 people comfortably. It has 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed and two with twin beds. There is a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering, a bathroom with shower, and an open-plan lounge and dining area with a wood burning fireplace for the colder wintry days. The spacious outdoor patio area and braai/fire-pit overlook the lily-fringed farm dams and mountains.

On the property: to do
The extensive freshwater dams on the property are fed by natural springs. A refreshing swim on a hot summers day is a must; for the fishing enthusiast, Bass fishing is an option to while away the day. A canoe and other watercraft are available to paddle around the dams. Paths meander through the fynbos and forest, a delight for the avid birdwatcher.

The neighbourhood:

  • Animal sanctuaries: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, and Tenikwa Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The Puzzle Park is a fun visit for the children.
  • Beaches: Natures Valley and Keurboomstrand are a short drive away.
  • Adventure activities: Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Canyoning with AfriCanyon, Black-water tubing on the Storms River, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour zip lines and Hog Hollow Horse Trails. For the mountain-bike, hiking or trail-running enthusiast, the farm is situated in an area full of exciting exploring opportunities and trails.
  • The Mill Centre and Peppermill Café showcases local art and craft and provides a delicious pit-stop for the hungry.
  • The Barnyard Theatre hosts visiting artists
  • The Crags Winelands showcase local wine and champagne produced on the neighbouring farms, with tasting rooms and tapas restaurants for a lazy lunch.
  • Kurland Estate hosts Polo tournaments from December to April, and Katarina's restaurant is open for al fresco dining.
  • Plettenberg Bay is close enough to enjoy the many restaurants, shops and beaches for swimming and surfing. Whale and dolphin watching tours, sailing and fishing trips can be arranged in the town.

General notes

  • WiFi available at the cottage
  • We welcome children but sorry, no pets allowed
  • Parking is provided on site
  • There is no distracting television in the cottage
  • Best suited to self-drive guests
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Personal Safe
  • Braai Starter pack with wood, firelighters and matches
  • Welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and sugar
  • Fresh white cotton bedding and bath towels are provided
  • Linen is changed once a week
  • Smoking is restricted to outdoors, please be aware of the flammable nature of the area when smoking
  • We encourage our guests to recycle in the bins provided

Kitchen facilities for self-catering:

  • Gas Stove
  • Fridge /Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Pots and pans
  • Braai/Barbeque equipment

Miscellaneous

  • Books, Puzzles and scrabble
  • Weber braai/BBQ
  • Hammock
  • Information pack for guests with maps and brochures of area

Payment Options:
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Features:
Big game (less than 30km)
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Canoeing (less than 5km)
Canoeing onsite
Fireplace
Fishing (less than 3km)
Fishing onsite
Fridge in unit
Game drives (less than 30km)
Games
Hair dryer
Horse riding (less than 5km)
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Lake onsite
Linen & towels provided
Lock-up safe
Microwave in unit
Nature trail (less than 2km)
Nature trail onsite
Parking all onsite
Private entrance
Reptile park (less than 20km)
Restaurant (less than 5km)
Stove in unit
Sun deck
Tea / coffee making facilities
Wi-fi / hotspot

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2019/20 Rates

 High Peak SeasonHigh SeasonPeak SeasonLow Season
Cashel Cottage
Per UnitR1600.00 per nightR1200.00 per nightR1400.00 per nightR1000.00 per night
 

Peak Season

4 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

3 December 2020 to 3 January 2021

High Season
9 January 2019 to 14 March 2019

17 June 1019 to 8 July 2019

3 October 2019 to 3 December 2019

6 January 2020 to 17 March 2020

16 June 2020 to 8 July 2020

Peak High Season
15 March 2019 to 1 April 2019

23 September 2019 to 2 October 2019

15 March 2020 to 1 April 2020

19 Sepotember 2020 to 28 September 2020

Low Season
2 April 2019 to 16 June 2019

10 July 2019 to 22 September 2019

2 April 2020 to 14 June 2020

 

 

Branch: Master