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STANFORD VILLAGE RETREAT, nr CAPE TOWN, W. CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Situated two hours from Cape Town, Stanford Village Retreat is a tranquil setting for your stay. One of the original dwellings in the sleepy village, it is warm and welcoming, with wooden floors and shutters.A beautiful closed combustion fireplace in the lounge forms the warm heart of the house, our space for morning yoga and evening meditation. High ceilings, wooden beams and original wooden floors lend a traditional coziness that’ll have you putting your feet up, country style, in no time!
Accommodation includes either of two comfortable double rooms with shared ablution facilities (pictured below, in the top row), or the vast loft suite with its spacious ensuite bathroom with claw foot tub and shower (pictured in the bottom row).
As you relax into the gentle village rhythms here, time slows down and loses its insistence. Undisturbed hours can be whiled away in the lush garden; a private and secure haven to picnic among the fruit trees, veggie patch and prolific lavender bushes. Morning sun greets the back verandah, making this a delightful spot in which to start the day. In the late afternoons the front ‘stoep’ is a perfect spot for tea. The view spills onto quiet roads and dusty lanes, affording a glimpse of authentic Stanford life passing by - a restful joy to savour.
The retreat is ideally positioned for a quiet stay in Stanford Village, just a two-minute stroll from the main street, with its galleries and antique shops. The Klein River offers wonderful river walks, bird watching and swimming and is just 5 minutes away on foot. Pristine, wild beaches, which in season offer the some of the best land based whale watching in the world, are just 10 minutes drive away at Walker Bay and De Kelders.