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.

Longwood Cottage:

(Sleeps minimum 2 and maximum 6 guests)

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

Longwood Cottage:

(Sleeps minimum 2 and maximum 6 guests) 3 bedrooms,1 double room and 2 rooms with twin beds,1 bathroom. All the rooms are equipped with hairdryers and hot water bottles. The hot water runs on electricity and gas so no cold showers in winter!! There is a study,voorkamer/lounge which is equipped with a Jet Master fireplace and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area which opens onto a wide mountain facing stoep. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 plate gas hob, oven, microwave kettle and double toaster. There is a pretty garden surrounding the cottage which is fully fenced. The braai facilities are portable and wood is provided at an additional cost. Garden furniture and an umbrella are provided for outside dining. Undercover parking is also provided. DSTV-bring your own Smart Card. Regret no pets. All the rooms have views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. 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.

The red room has twin beds with crisp white cotton linen.<br /><br /> This room is mountain facing with views up to the Babilonstoring mountains. The green room has twin beds with crisp white cotton linen.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> The lounge has a Jet Master fireplace, comfortable furniture, and can seat 6 people. Mountain facing with a door opening out onto the patio.<br /><br /> 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<br /><br /> fully equipped. The dining area has an 8-seater table and chairs. There is also an antique Queen Anne stove. Crisp white linen and towels are provided. If your stay is longer<br /><br /> than a week, we can provide fresh linen and housekeeping.The stoep is mountain facing , wide and long with spectacular<br /><br /> views. Country lane in front of the<br /><br /> guest cottage. The movie Monsieur N (starring Richard E Grant), about Napoleons<br /><br /> life on St Helena island, was filmed on our farm. The green door comes from the film set.<br /><br /> We removed a window and replaced it with a door. The cottage is situated at the foot of the Babilonstoring<br /><br /> mountains. Old Kakamas peach tree next to the cottage<br /><br /> with staircase up to the traditional brandsolder/attic in the roof. Sunrise on Langhuis Farm with Babilonstoring mountain in<br /><br /> the background.

The Surrounding Area:

Longwood Cottage is situated along 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 noble cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,Pinot Noir etc. The cool maritime climate and wonderful gravelly, clay rich soils provide a favorable “terroir” for the vines. There are spectacular views of the Babilonstoring and Kleinrivier mountain ranges aswell as rural farm scenes. Walking in this landscape 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, restaurants,art galleries etc. 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 mountains will transport you to a stress free state in minutes.

Longwood Cottage:

  • 1 double room (queen size bed with king size linen)
  • 2 twin rooms (2 single beds in each )
  • 1 bathroom with a walk in spacious shower and separate bath
  • Luxury crisp white linen and fresh towels provided
  • All rooms equipped with hairdryers and hot water bottles
  • Microwave oven and gas stove
  • Open plan living area, kitchen has French door opening onto a wide mountain facing patio.
  • Portable braai facilities and wood provided at additional cost of R25/bag
  • Two fireplaces: Queen Ann in the kitchen and Jet master in the lounge
  • Hot water runs on electricity and gas
  • All rooms have views of the mountain or surrounding farmland and vineyards
  • Undercover parking
  • DSTV – Bring your own smartcard
  • Regret no pets
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

Longwood Cottage

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

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  Longwood cottage First two guests – R350 pppd Additional guests – R175 pppd *Minimum two guests (Max 6 guests) *Minimum stay two nights *10 days less 10% *11 + days less 20% *Rates subject to change