The Cottage, Heide Avenue
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Lovely modern open plan, light and airy cottage attached at the rear of the main house, in the upmarket residential area of Helena Heights. The Cottage has access to 1/2 acre of gardens and swimming pool. Situated in the Winelands region, within short drive of 6 golf courses (Erinvale, De Zalze Somerset West, Strand, Stellenbosch and Helderberg Village Golf clubs), 5 mins from Somerset Mall and 10 minutes from Strand beach.
Front and rear outside terraces with tables and chairs, sun loungers, Satellite TV and washing machine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Strand 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Capetown International 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Western Cape region
The Western Cape enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The Helderberg region lies within the wine-producing area of the Western Cape of South Africa. It includes the towns of Somerset West, and the coastal areas of Strand and Gordons Bay. The district takes its name from the imposing Helderberg Mountain - Afrikaans for "clear mountain". Located in a nature reserve, the Helderberg itself offers numerous scenic walks, and at a height of 1137m, rivals Table Mountain, which can be seen across the Cape Flats.
Enjoy horse-riding, hiking, or bicycling on your break from lazing on the beach. Drive past olive groves, vineyards and orchards through breathtaking mountain passes to reach secluded restaurants. The region boasts over 200 top-rate restaurants and wine farms that offer a selection of tastings. Alternatively, keep an eye out for whales and dolphins along Clarens Drive on your way to visit the local penguin colony nesting near Betty's Bay. There are also many coastal walks to suit all levels of hiker and coastal caves to explore.
On the rare grey days, spend time in one of the sprawling shopping Malls, at an Art Gallery, or enjoy a show either at the Playhouse Theatre or in the University town of Stellenbosch. Different art, cultural and music festivals take place throughout the year. If the Helderberg region is not enough, drive into Cape Town, only 40 minutes away, and experience all the delights the Mother City has to offer.
The scenic suburb of Somerset West is in a sheltered location at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. It is surrounded by orchards, farmlands, golf courses and vineyards, and is within easy reach of shopping Malls and concert venues. Somerset West was established in 1822 and named after the then-governor, Lord Charles Somerset. This leafy suburb with its well tended gardens is located approximately 45km (28mi) to the south-east of Cape Town. The area has a selection of top rate restaurants and countless wine farms to frequent. It is a golfing, eating, drinking mecca which will be hard to beat anywhere in the world.
Families can enjoy picnics along the Lourens River, visits to the beach, and excursions to animal sanctuaries in the area, whether investigating the habits of cheetah, birds of prey, or crocodiles. Many of the wine farms cater especially for the very young with special menus and additional attractions.
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30 Mar 2014
"Fantastic accomodation in the perfect location"
Heide Cottage was perfect for us. The kitchen/lounge is light, spacious and comfortable. It is great to be able to eat just outside on the patio, which we did every morning for breakfast, in the sunsh… More
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