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Accommodation Hermanus - Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accomodation at Auberge Baleens in Hermanus

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Cordale Self Catering Cottages are situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley half way between Hermanus and Caledon in the Walker Bay/Overberg Area. Hermanus and Caledon are equi-distant, approximately 20 minutes or 18 km away and Cape Town +/-1hr10 minutes.

Babilonstoring Mountain (Babylon's Tower mountain) We have named this cottage Longwood Cottage, 
	after the Manor House (Longwood), where Napoleon was incarcerated on St Helena Island.  
	The movie Monsieur N was filmed on our farm and some of building materials  from the 
	set have been used in our renovations. 
	There are two  vineyards below the main residence.
	Pinot Noir & Shiraz

Welcome to Cordale Cottages

Longwood cottage is the first in a series of guest cottages that are being built on a number of family owned farms in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
This quaint cottage is located on the historic Langhuis farm.Langhuis is a working sheep and cattle pasture farm.

The cottage has three bedrooms,a study, voorkamer/lounge and an open plan living area which opens onto a wide mountain facing stoep.
There is a Jet master fireplace in the lounge for those cold winter evenings.
The cottage has electricity and the hot water runs on gas.
The cottage is situated below the Babilonstoring Mountains, next to a long band of woodland and on the edge of a pristine indigenous fynbos area.

There are spectacular views of the Babilonstoring mountain range and rural farm scenes. Walking in these mountains does wonders for the soul. The surrounding Walker Bay and Overberg area has much to offer in the form of pristine beaches, whale watching, birding ,photography, hiking, etc.

The cottage is situated on the Hemel-en-Aarde valley wine route.Next door are Ataraxia, Creation, Mount Babylon and Jakob’s Vineyard Wineries. They have developed a reputation for excellence with cooler noble cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir etc. The cool maritime climate and wonderful gravelly ,clay rich soils provide a favourable “terroir” for the vines.

There is a profusion of flora and fauna(of the Cape Floral Kingdom), with exceptionally high bird populations. Raptors, migratory birds such as the European stork, Blue cranes, geese, ducks and a myriad of smaller species. The sweeping views, tranquility, silence, stars, pastures and lush mountain will transport you to a stress free state in minutes.

The red room  has twin beds with crisp white cotton linen.  
	This room is mountain facing with views up to the Babilonstoring mountains.

The green room  has twin beds with crisp white cotton linen. 
	This room has a view of the surrounding wheatfields and up towards the vineyards beyond.

The lounge has a Jet Master fireplace, comfortable furniture, and can seat 6 people.  Mountain facing with a door opening out onto the patio.
The lounge has a Jet Master fireplace, comfortable furniture, and can seat 6 people.  Mountain facing with a door opening out onto the patio.
The kitchen & dining area are open plan flowing onto the stoep. Appliances include:- a fridge, microwave oven, 4 slice toaster, kettle and a  new 4-plate gas stove and oven.  The kitchen is
 fully equipped.  The dining area has an 8-seater table and chairs. Crisp white linen and towels are provided. If your stay is longer 
	than a week, we can provide fresh linen and housekeeping. The stoep is mountain facing , wide and long with spectacular 
Country lane in front of the 
	guest cottage. The movie  Monsieur N  (starring Richard E Grant), about Napoleons 
	life on St Helena island, was filmed on our farm. The green door comes from the film set.	
	We removed a window and replaced it with a door. The cottage is situated at the foot of the Babilonstoring 
	mountains. Old Kakamas peach tree next to the cottage 
	with staircase up to the traditional brandsolder/attic in the roof. Sunrise on Langhuis Farm with Babilonstoring mountain in 
	the background.

One double room (queen size bed with king size linen)
Two twin rooms (two single beds in each )
Bathroom with a walk in spacious shower and separate bath
Luxury crisp white linen and fresh towels provided
All rooms have views of the mountain or surrounding farmland and vineyards
Open plan living area, kitchen has French door opening onto a wide mountain facing patio.
Microwave oven and double toaster provided.
Portable braai facilities and wood
A Jet master fireplace in the lounge
All rooms equipped with hairdryers and hot water bottles
Hot water runs on electricity and gas so no cold showers in winter!!
Satellite -DSTV – bring own card

Hiking on the mountain
Bird watching(bring binoculars)
Fynbos (wild flowers)
Hemel en Aarde wine route
In nearby Hermanus:
Whale watching
Boat & Canoe Hire, Sea Kayaking
Cliff Paths & Mountain hiking - Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Sunset Boat Cruises
Horse Riding
Golf Course
In nearby Caledon:
Caledon Hotel & Spa
Caledon Wild flower Reserve
GPS Coordinates

SOUTH 34 19.540 EAST 19 20.720
-34 19.540,19 20.720

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No 4x4 or quad bike trails
Protea longifolia Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiacus

First two guests - R400 pppd
Additional guests - R200 pppd
R150/child under 12 years/night

*Minimum two guests (Max 6 guests)
*Minimum stay two nights
(subject to change)

Fax: +27 (0) 86 663 7312   |   Mobile: +27 (0)72 292 5149 

Contact: Alex Davison
Address: Cordale Farms
Hemel en Aarde Valley
Hermanus, Western Cape
South Africa

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