A historical sandstone
with a spacious
living room with hearth...
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Part of the original homestead on Papkuilsfontein, the thatch roofed sandstone cottage of De Hoop, was the first cottage to be restored (1987). Set two kilometres from the main farmhouse, it is surrounded by sandstone ruins, which add a certain charm to this setting.

De Hoop is a historical longhouse with a spacious living room with hearth (fireplace where you can also braai) and two comfortable lounge chairs on one end. A couch is placed under a window for sunny winter days with a good book. The kitchen area is fully equipped for self catering, although guests often prefer to order a three course dinner, which is delivered to your cottage.

The furnishings were carefully selected to be in harmony with the historic ambience of the cottage and in keeping with the original layout of the longhouse; the living room leads into a bedroom with double bed, which flows into a bathroom with Victorian bath. Step outside the bathroom and you'll find yourself in a delightful outdoor shower.
To cater for a family, there are two extra beds in one end of the living room.

The hot water cylinder, stove and fridge all operate on gas, while romantic oil lamps and candles supplement the gas lamps.



Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm has been named a Best Value Nieuwoudtville Establishment.