Headed from CT with my other half we spent 2 nights on this amazing cottage .
Surrounded by vineyards and mountains on the background this cottage is a beauty. Lots of sun light , beautifully decorated, Amazing shower with views and a Victorian bath tub for a delightful sunset bath with a glass of wine.
The back patio with a braai and a nice sitting area sets for a beautiful afternoon sitting and relaxing , sipping on a beer or wine while meat is sizzling on the Braai.
Lots of places to go in the surrounding areas makes it a perfect place to spend a few days away from the crowd.
A must go.
This is one of the most stylish cottages we have stayed in. It is beautifully decorated and the light streams in from all sides! Wonderful to be inside, or on the veranda...with beautiful views all around! There is nothing lacking and our stay was wonderful.
We feel so fortunate to have selected Klaasvoogds Cottage for our three night stay. From the first time we communicated with Jane we knew we made the right decision. She is an excellent host how did everything possible to make our stay memorable. The pictures of the cottage understated how nice it was. It was spacious, located on a quiet vineyard area with stunning views. The cottage had a large living area, a nice and functional kitchen, a good patio and braii, nice bathroom with a view, and comfy bed. I would be hard pressed to provide anything to make it more excellent than it was. We are so happy that we opted to stay outside of Robertson. Jane has a wealth of information and was helpful in booking dinners which you should do in advance as the good eateries can be difficult to get in. As mentioned to Jane - "we will return".
Klaasvoogds Cottage is situated about 8km outside Robertson, a short distance into the Kranskop vineyard. The cottage is ideally suited to a couple, with a pleasant open-plan living/dining room, bedroom, bathroom and shower room/toilet and a lovely covered stoep at the back. Air-con is provided in the living area and it cools down the bedroom if the door is left open. The bathroom/toilet arrangement takes some getting used to, as the two are interconnecting, with separate doors to the living room and bedroom. Opening the blue shutters in the living area floods the space with light; leaving them closed helps to cool the room down. We appreciated the copies in oils hanging on the cottage walls of 20th century classics, and particularly Modigliani’s Little Girl in Blue in the bathroom. DSTV is provided but there’s no WiFi. Our own WiFi dongle worked fine, but it’s best to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid exorbitant roaming charges ($0.75 per Mb!). A washing machine is provided in the kitchen. Although the cottage seemed a bit exposed at times, with a fair amount of foot traffic going up and down the adjacent road, there didn’t seem to be any immediate security issue. A safe is provided for valuables. We did keep the front door locked, even when out on the stoep during the day, just to be on the safe side. Wine tasting at Kranskop, just a short walk up the road, is a must, and, if you’re lucky, the owners may offer to prepare you a delicious spread of bread, cheeses, olives, tapenade and salad. Decent restaurants in Robertson are thin on the ground, but good food is to be had at The Small Hotel, the recently opened Four Cousins, the nearby Rosendal guesthouse, and, a little further afield, at Karoux, Flora’s and Tebaldi’s in McGregor.
A glorious 3 days were spent in this well appointed, luxurious cute cottage. Jane Barnards spotlessly clean light and airy abode is set right between the vines with spectacular views. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and the location is gorgeous, although out of town there is plenty of interesting places to visit in the area. We will be back, to enjoy some more of this sunshine!