Somerlus Cottage


Farm stay hosted by Jane

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Retreat Guest Farm is situated on Piket-Bo-Berg, approximately 150km outside Cape Town. Somerlus house is tucked away on a small farm which is part of a large fruit farming business.

The guest house is ideal for those seeking relaxation and privacy.

There are numerous activities including fynbos walks, trail running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, bouldering and adventure biking.

The space
Somerlus Cottage is a 3 bedroom self catering house that can be rented for a weekend getaway or for longer holiday periods.

The house sleeps 6 people making it ideal for larger groups of friends and family and it is rented out as a whole unit.

One main bedroom and two bedrooms with twin beds / King size, all ensuite with private shower. The main bedroom has a king size bed with ensuite shower and beautiful bath.

A large kitchen with all amenities, utensils, and Nespresso machine and Smeg dishwasher. There are two fridges and a Smeg gas hob and electric oven. We also provide all braai/barbeque tools, grids and potjie pot.

An open plan living area connected to the kitchen with a large dining table and big indoor combustion oven fireplace to keep warm in winter. The lounge boasts amazing views of the dam and rock formations on the farm.

Guests have access to DSTV however need to bring their own decoder and card. There is also bluetooth surround sound system for music.

A large covered stoep with large braai/barbeque and outside seating area.

The outside barbecue is lovely on peaceful summer evenings. Firewood is provided during your stay and extra bags can be arranged from Otto, our Wood Guy, at R50/bag.

All linen and bath towels are provided; guests bring their own swimming towels.

We have a farm reservoir swimming pool about 50m above Somerlus Cottage. This is shared with Langberg Cottage next door.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Shared outdoor saltwater pool
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Paid washer – In building
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Piketberg, Western Cape, South Africa

We live on top of the Piketberg mountains (Piket-Bo-Berg). It is like another world up on the mountains - nothing like the Swartland/Platteland. Truly an amazing experience!

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Hosted by Jane

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 63 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I manage Retreat Guest Farm. We have three cottages available to book via Airbnb. We have amazing single track and Jeep track Mountain Bike, Trail Running and Hiking routes on the farm with beautiful viewpoints. The cottages are relaxing, well equipped for families and friends. Safe and private.
I manage Retreat Guest Farm. We have three cottages available to book via Airbnb. We have amazing single track and Jeep track Mountain Bike, Trail Running and Hiking routes on the…

During your stay

I live 5min away on a nearby farm. I like to meet guests upon arrival and then leave you and your group to enjoy the weekend with as much privacy as possible.
If there is anything you need, I am always available via message or phone call.

Jane is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy