THE RETREAT : THE HOMESTEAD

There are two guest-rooms on the first floor of the homestead and one on the ground floor.
The upstairs rooms have wooden floors and are spacious and light and enjoy endless views from the bed over this unspoiled part of the Overberg through large sash-windows. Both have a balcony.

The downstairs room is the largest and the coolest in summer and has a covered terrace and a private garden filled with chattering birds in the morning.

Bathrooms en suite have a bath and separate shower. One room has a king-size bed, the other room has twin beds in a king frame.

Each room has a study-table, comfortable chairs and ample packing-space. Though these rooms clearly have modern elements, they have a more traditional feel than the fynbos suites.

Each room has a small but highly efficient woodstove which heat the room up in no time and each room has its own balcony.

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The water that comes out of the tap is sourced from high up in the reserve and has the typical yellow-golden color of water from fynbos catchments, caused by tannins. The water source is in a pristine natural area and the water is not affected by any non-natural bodies. It is fully safe to drink and tastes fresh and delicious but there is always bottled (white) water in the room for those with a fear for natural water.

There is no television, neither in the rooms, nor in any of the lounges. Farm 215 is not a place for televisions. There is, however, a large book-collection on many subjects, but with a certain bias to nature and conservation.

Summary of features of guest-rooms : kingsize bed or twins | goose-down duvets | cotton blankets | 2 continental and 4 standard-size pillows | 100% cotton-percale linen | balcony | study table | comfortable chair |cd-player | coffee- and tea- making facilities | gowns | ceiling-fan | woodstove | soap, shampoo and lotions made from fynbos-ingredients | wireless internet connection.

farm 215 the retreat homestead
farm 215 the retreat homestead