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From R700 Per Night

Gentle Presence Sandstone Cottage
Clarens Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Clarens

  • House from Garden
  • Side View
  • Views
  • Queen Room - Super Views of Garden and Mountains
  • Queen Room - Views
  • 2 Single Beds or 1 x King Size - Limited Views of Garden and Mountain
  • Open Plan Living Area
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Gentle Presence is one of the oldest Sandstone houses in Clarens built in the 1900's and is a quaint and cosy heritage home probably best described as a homely cottage. It's thought to have been the stables of a larger farm where farmers gathered for Nagmaal (Holy Communion).  Due to the exceptional views of the Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains, the home was originally given the name Kyk Die Berge in the 1960’s. At the time it was the only multi-storey structure in Clarens and the locals affectionately called it “Die Flets”. It has a charming history which we would love to share with you. 

Gentle Presence offers self-catering for 4 personsand has 2 bedrooms and 2,5 bathrooms.  It is situated around 300mtrs from the main town square where you will find a huge variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries. It is close enough to walk but far away from the noise of festivals to still provide you with peace when you want to relax.

There is a large covered patio equipped with a gas braai/bbq and a table and chairs so you can eat outdoors on sunny days whilst enjoying the views. The patio leads directly into the open plan living and dining room which has a TV with Premium DSTV. There is also a large dining room table and chairs.  The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, toaster, microwave, four plate gas stove with gas oven, pots and pans, fridge etc and is stocked with limited basics on arrival such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk etc. There is a separate toilet with a basin on this level. 

Wooden stairs lead to the upper level where the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are found. Both bedrooms have wooden floors, built in wardrobes and patio doors onto a shared balcony. The first bedroom contains a queen-size bed and has superior views of the garden and mountains.  The second bedroom has two single beds which can also be made up a king-size bed on request. Each has a private bathroom adjacent to entrance of bedroom which is equipped with a bath/shower combo, basin and toilet.  Linen, towels and limited toiletries are provided.  

Parking for 2 vehicles is available behind locked gates. Cleaning, washing and ironing can be arranged on request. 

House Rules: 

  • Kindly take note that property is not suitable for children under 4 or those who battle with stairs. Best suited to family or close friends.
  • Guests are asked to respect our private home which is on the shared property - We have an old cat so regret no other pets allowed.
  • Parking is behind locked gates and motorcycles are welcome.
  • No events or loud noise after 10:30pm due to this being a residential suburb.
  • Strictly no smoking indoors.

The village of Clarens lies at the foot of Mount Horeb, on the Free State Highlands Route close to the Golden Gate National Park. It is popular for being an artist's haven and for its scenic beauty.  It is surrounded by Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains a little further southeast; its tree-lined streets and enticing restaurants, art galleries and boutique style stores and shops.

It is a nature lover’s paradise with loads of activities to attract those who enjoy the great outdoors, have a sense of adventure or just want to escape city life to the quiet of the country. There is horse riding, hiking, fly fishing, abseiling, white water rafting, hot air ballooning, quad biking and golf to mention only a few. There are caves to visit, San paintings to explore, rocks to climb, great hikes and local tours.  

The local botiques and shops allow one to meander along forgetting time and offer unique gifts, many made by local artists.  The restaurants offer a large variety of food and some have live music and events.  Of course Clarens is now also known for its local ciders and home grown wines and a trip to Clarens offers one an opportunity to taste these at various venues in the village and surrounding farms.  

Golden Gate National Park is about 30 minutes drive by car from Clarens and its sandstone cliffs are a must see.  The road to Fouriesburg is equally popular for its sweeping vistas and winding roads for motor cycle enthusiasts.

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R700 for 2 Guests

13 Krom Street, Clarens

GPS: -28.5176107, 28.4221092 Map

Regret no pets - Owner has a cat that lives on property.

50% Deposit to be received via EFT within 48hrs of booking

50% Balance to be received via EFT7 days prior to arrival

If booking is less than 7 days prior to arrival full amount is due and payable

Proof of payment together with a copy of ID is to be supplied by guest.

Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 

50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in less handling fees.

No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing