Without a doubt, if your family loves the great outdoors, they will create many fond memories at High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages, in the Hemel En Aarde Valley of Hermanus.
High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages carry a 4-Star grading and provides a relaxed atmosphere as well as excellent hospitality! The farm itself is expansive and offers many opportunities to experience the beauty of the countryside over a family, group or couple’s weekend away.
It’s peaceful out here – the area is also historically crime-free.
Accommodation at High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages
High Season Farm provides child-friendly accommodation in eight tastefully-decorated and fully-equipped cottages. The Lodge is the original farm cottage, which dates back to the early 1900’s, and was recently refurbished and modernized. It features a big wrap-around verandah, which overlooks the mountains.
The Lodge can accommodate six people in three spacious bedrooms furnished with king/twin beds. The bedrooms enjoy magnificent views over the mountains and grazing fields
While the main bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom, the cottage still has a second full bathroom with shower and bath and a third guest toilet.
In the kitchen, you will find everything you will need for a comfortable stay – fridge/freezer, stove & oven top, microwave and dishwasher. The lodge has an open plan dining area as well as a comfortable lounge with a built-in fireplace and a TV with DStv.
For you comfort, there is underfloor heating and air conditioning in the lounge areas.
The Pine Tree Cottage was once an old stable that was transformed into a modern, spacious three-bedroom cottage that can accommodate six people. In the main bedroom is a full en-suite bathroom. There is a second bathroom with a shower.
You will also find a fully-equipped kitchen in the cottage as well as an open plan dining area and comfortable lounge. The wood-burning stove inside with DSTV and Wi-Fi will ensure you do not leave your lodgings in winter.
The cottage’s closeness to the farm’s dams and swimming pool, ceiling fans, an undercover verandah with a built-in braai and other amenities make it a great choice for your weekend stay.
The Oak Tree Cottage takes its name from a 100-year-old Oak tree around which it was built. Also converted from old stables and paddocks, it offers comfortable accommodation in three spacious bedrooms. Inside are two bathrooms with a shower and bath. A fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan dining area, lounge, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a wood-burning stove and an undercover built-in braai complete the offering.
Their Paddock Cottage is another great choice. It’s one of the original buildings and was thoughtfully transformed into a modern three-bedroom cottage that can sleep six people and is wheelchair-friendly. It also comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a big open-plan dining area and comfortable lounge.
A wood-burning stove, TV with DStv, air-conditioning, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, an undercover verandah, an enclosed courtyard at the back with seating under the Jacaranda trees complete this offering.
The Lemon Tree Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage that can sleep four adults and two kids. It is surrounded by lemon and grapefruit trees and offers beautiful views over the duck pond and swimming pool. While two of the bedrooms have king/twin beds, the third bedroom has stacked bunk beds for kids.
It also has a fully-equipped kitchen, big open plan dining area, comfortable lounge, wood-burning stove, TV with DStv, ceiling fans, as well as an enclosed verandah and built in braai area overlooking the duck pond.
If you are a young family, you will also love the cosy, two-bedroom Wild Olive Cottage. The main bedroom comes with an en-suite bathroom with shower while the second bedroom is ideally set up for young children with two bunk beds and a full en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
You will also have at your disposal, a fully-equipped kitchen, an open plan dining area and lounge, wood-burning stove, TV with DStv. Outside is a built-in braai area with seating overlooking the mountains.
If you don’t want to leave your canine companions at home, you will be happy to hear that dogs are welcome in nearly all the cottages, but with prior arrangement.
All linen is supplied in the bedrooms and is 100% cotton percale. While bath towels are supplied but please bring along your own beach towels. There is also a hairdryer supplied in each cottage.
Their water is sourced from a natural spring on the farm and a borehole. It is safe to drink and is tested monthly according to international standards.
Facilities at High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages
High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages has all the amenities and service to make your stay that much more enjoyable. If you are not in the mood to self-cater, you can have one of their delectable farm breakfast baskets delivered to your doorstep.
Braai and dinner options also available – each unit does have a built in BBQ on the patio. There is also a pool for guests to cool off on hot Summer days.
The cottages are cleaned daily while a laundry service is provided on the farm at an additional cost.
Note that while cellphone service is very limited on the farm as there are no masts in the valley, a radio phone is available for emergency calls only as well as free Wi-Fi internet access.
The farm also has a backup generator in case of load shedding. Ample, safe parking is available for your vehicles.
They also have a delivery service in case you need anything from the local shops, restaurants or their kitchen during your stay.
The area offers a host of things to do and places to see. These include tours of the local wine route, water sports, mountain biking, horse riding, paint ball, canopying, horse riding, quad biking and mountain walks in the Hemel-En-Aarde Valley – among other exciting activities.
If you are planning to try out the local cuisine, you will happy to hear that Hermanus has many fine restaurants and coffee shops serving dishes to suite every palate.
Reviews from High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages
“Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful farm! This was ‘base camp’ for my wedding preparations, and I could not have felt any more happy and relaxed than I did whilst getting ready for my special day. Rooms and living area was spacious, clean, and well-equipped. Will definitely recommend to friends and family, and will be back to celebrate a wedding anniversary soon!” wrote jocelyn298 on their TripAdvisor page.
Slhenecke added; “Amazing calm relaxing and beautiful. Comfortable room, beautiful views. Blissful and calm even with the cows roaming around. A place to go back to, to unwind and recharge yourself for a new start on a busy week.”
“We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge although it was so short. We loved the beautiful mountain views. It is a safe and peaceful farm. The host (Jani) was very helpful during our stay. Thank you Jani once again,” said lucreciajoseph.
High Season Farm Self Catering Cottages is located along the R320 Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus. For bookings, call +27 (0) 21 200 2514 / +27 (0) 76 283 9845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.