This werf breathes history
and the cottage is so
beautifully furnished.
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At the historic Matjiesfontein werf, our small farm 8km from the main Papkuilsfontein Farm, we have Ystervark Cottage. The historic 'werf' is a group of thatch and sandstone buildings evocative of Nieuwoudtville's unique architectural heritage and the idiosyncratic social structures of the late 18th and early 19th century. Matjiesfontein House, Willem Strydom House and Ystervark cottage are part of the widespread buildings on the farm, the others being outhouses, as well as Willem Strydom's studio where he did his marble sculpting.

Matjiesfontein Farm, and your Ystervark cottage is 1.5km from De Lande Guest House and 8km from the main Papkuilsfontein Farm.

The charming and very old Ystervark cottage, for two people only, consists of a comfortable, open plan living area with a fireplace (cannot braai in it, there is a braai outside), kitchen facilities (fully equipped to be self catering if you so wish), queen bed, 'en suite' bathroom and a huge window to the north to let in sun and offering views onto the surrounding veld. There is a rather bigger glass door to the east for early morning sun too. It is situated on the periphery of the 'werf', providing you with privacy and direct access to the surrounding veld. The land immediately surrounding the building is not cultivated and comprises of "fynbos', a marshy section and some deep sandy flat ground. You are therefore in the midst of an extensive diversity of plants, in a part of Nieuwoudtville particularly noted for its diversity. We also supply you with a map to visit Papkuilsfontein as you wish.
Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm has been named a Best Value Nieuwoudtville Establishment.