Tegwaan Country Getaway – Stone Cottage – Home 9628317 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Tegwaan Country Getaway – Stone Cottage – Home 9628317
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- min stay varies
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
Climb – Hike – Bike – Fish – Relax...
Tegwaan is the perfect place to stay if you want to have access to a lot of fun outdoor activities while staying in a place that feels like home. Immersed in nature, Tegwaan is a little ecosystem of its own: with fresh water springs, several fish ponds and Rock Fairies river running through, the grass is always green, the trees are tall and the birds are happy! :-)
– Tegwaan –
Set just outside of Waterval Boven (one of the most popular weekend destinations among climbers and mountain bikers form Joburg and Pretoria), Tegwaan is a destination in itself: it is the closest place to the Restaurant(-At-The-End-Of-The-Universe) crags, and closely connected to some of the biking and hiking trails. We also have our own ponds and fish, so bring your rope, your hiking shoes, your bike, your fishing rod or your hammock! Your dogs will also love it – and they will be exhausted by the end of the weekend!
Tegwaan is also an ideal stopover for travellers: being just a few kms off the N4 on a good road, just halfway between Jo’burg and Kruger National Park, it’s an easily accessible place to break up the drive and enjoy a properly relaxing day by the pool, followed by a braai under the stars and an evening by the fire.
Tegwaan has one house and two cottages over 34ha of land, so you’ll always have privacy and quietness. It’s mostly self-catering for now, but inquire about our locally-made breakfasts if you’re interested!
– The Stone Cottage –
The Stone Cottage can accommodate 6-8 people and so is ideal for big families or groups of friends (there’s one master bedroom, two twin bedrooms and, should you need it, one sleeper futon in the living room). No room is en-suite but the shared bathroom has shower and tub and there is an additional toilet.
Whether you’re into game nights, hanging out, reading books or watching flames, the big fireplace will keep you warm and cosy in the evening. From the living room you’ll have direct views over the lush garden and one of the ponds – a perfect place to watch the early morning sunlight peer through the macadamia orchard with a warm cup of coffee in your hands!
The fully-equipped kitchen also opens to the back of the cottage where you’ll find a shaded patio (the best place to have lunch) and the braai area (the best place to have a beer). There’s no dishwasher but housekeeping is included each morning. Don’t worry about coals, we’ve got wood aplenty!
– Also on the property –
The cottage is all yours, but obviously you’re welcome to enjoy the rest of the property as well. Have a walk around and you’ll be amazed at how diverse this little paradise is! Or take a chair and just chill in the garden and see how many different bird species you can spot (we haven’t tried yet but we think there are at least 20 that we spot on a regular basis!
The natural panoramic outdoor swimming pool will feel amazing after a day out!
Fishing is free for guests. We’re no experts but apparently the bass in our ponds are big, and we made a deal with our partner across the road (Troutways) so that you can also test your fly-fishing skills for free. In both cases it’s catch-and-release.
– Other things to note –
Dogs are welcome but please note that we do like to let our chickens roam free when there are no dogs around, so please make sure to let us know if you have dogs so that we can keep the chickens safe and you can maybe take your dog off the leach. We charge R60 per dog per night and our standard policy is that dogs should be kept in control at at all times. Off leach at your own risk.
Vodacom network is generally okay, but you’ll have to walk around the property a bit to find MTN. No hi-speed Wi-Fi for now but we can give you access to our 3G wireless if you need it.
Laundry washing available upon request.
Let us know if you need a portable crib, a high chair or toys for your kids. We have a one-year old and a 4 year-old, so we may be able to sort you out.
Don't hesitate to inquire about unusual check-in or check-out times. If we don't have back-to-back bookings we're happy to be flexible.
Additional mattresses available on request.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
Dogs are most welcome but:
- They must have their own beds -- they are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the couch!
- You must remain in control of your dogs at all times, and please be especially mindful when there are other guests or visitors around. Keep your dogs leashed if necessary.
- There is a dog fee of R60/night and we reserve the right to add an extra fee in case of damages caused by pets.
- Dog owners take full responsibility for any damage or injury caused.
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 20 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 08 Dec 2019
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Map and how to get there
– based on 7 reviews
- Very Good
“A quaint and quiet retreat from the city”
Only a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, Tegwann provides a quiet retreat near hiking, fishing, and relaxation. The Stone Cottage is rustic, but very comfortable for 6 people. (The beds are a dr… More
“Beautiful getaway close to nature”
Fantastic location (lots of walking/hiking/cycling trails) with beautiful views. Swimming pool and small ponds right in front of the house. Loved the homely Stone Cottage - worked well for 8 people. L… More
We had a wonderful long-weekend stay in Stone Cottage. Rooms were comfortable and clean. There's a well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with beautiful African decor. Plenty of heaters and… More
“Stone Cottage is the way to go!”
Perfect braai area and lovely decorations - thankful for our time in Stone Cottage - thanks Balt and Renata - and the whole Tegwaan team!
“Relaxing eco-paradise with lots to do.”
Beautiful little cottage in a lovely garden. Stunning hikes at your doorstep, an edible garden, cool springs, dams and streams. Great for kids and pets too. Just the perfect weekend getaway.
“Gorgeous country retreat, in a sublime setting”
What a wonderful gem - nestled amongst the hills above Waterval Boven. Surrounded by fish filled dams; flowing mountain bike tracks and quintessential escarpment weather, the stone cottage provides th… More
“Beautiful setting, gorgeous place”
This place was perfect, the grounds and accommodations just gorgeous. Highly recommended! Lovely town, we had an amazing dinner nearby at Wolfgat.
- How do I find more info about the property?
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- What if I have questions before I book?
Send Tegwaan (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
- How do I contact Tegwaan (the owner)?
Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Tegwaan the owner's contact details or send them a message.
- What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?
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Or send Tegwaan (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.
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- How do I know what it will cost for my stay?
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You can also request a quote from Tegwaan (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.
- How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?
You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.
- How do I pay for my holiday?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Tegwaan (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.
If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.
Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.
- Why can't I call Tegwaan (the owner) before booking?
You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.
If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.
- How do damage deposits work?
In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.
Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.
- How can I view and manage my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.
- How do I pay the balance of my holiday?
You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.
We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.
- How can I retract my booking request?
You’ll need to contact Tegwaan (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.
- How do I cancel my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.
- How do I edit my booking?
You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Tegwaan (the owner) a message.
If Tegwaan (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.
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