Blackwoods Farm Cottage The open plan cottage with a view to the valley below The cottage lounge Shikira our friendly girl The cottage entrance The main bedroom The main bedroom amenities The second, twin single bedroom Open plan kitchen dining room The kitchenette A misty morning The old barn and mountain foothills A happy young visitor Sandstone cave on the farm Inquisitive yearlings Oscar the farms favourite Shelly the Pot Belly The valley below the cottage Pink rainbow after a storm Sunset through the gum tree forest Pink skies after a distant storm The Little Caledon Rive in flood Two of our horses, Shikira and Del The storm water way Blackwoods mountain with the old farm shed The farm barn The stable barn Happy hikers Setting off for a mountain walk The Winter feed bales Hiker half way up the mountain Half way up the mountain Blackwoods Farm logo
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Guest Farm
  • Sleeps: 6
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Blackwoods Farm Cottage is a delightful cosy self-catering cottage located on a working farm, between Fouriesberg and Clarens in the Eastern Free State. It is 7 km from Fouriesburg and 26 km from Clarens.

The farm is self-sufficient utilizing solar power and mountain water. The cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests, and comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning fireplace and looks out over the rolling hills of the farm valley. Firewood is available with our compliments.

The farm is off the Grid and powered only by solar energy and is supplied with fresh Maluti mountain water. This is the ideal getaway for those in love with the outdoors.

The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, fridge, cutlery and crockery. There is a round dining table and chairs. The lounge opens onto a covered patio with lovely views.

Blackwoods Farm Cottage is surrounded by nature`s finest such as horses, cattle, sheep, river, mountains, hiking, fantastic views, and most importantly peace and quiet. Please be mindful that it is on a 2 km farm road, not suitable for very low vehicles.

Facilities and Services on site include:
- A Weber braai with wood supplied from the farm.
- Warm water supplied by a gas geyser and a gas stove.
- Solar energy and mountain water.
- Pets by arrangement.

Accommodation at Blackwoods Farm Cottage:
The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, a dressing table, chair and 2 wardrobes. The second has 2 single beds a chair and a wardrobe. A a sleeper bed/couch for up to 2 people is available on request in the lounge.

A toddler camper cot is available on request.

Activities available:
Blackwoods Farm is a working farm and is a restful yet exciting place. Watch the cattle being herded to their grazing fields, horses being fed and groomed and pigs, chickens and geese enjoying their "free range" living. Enjoy walks through the farmyard, down to the Little Caledon River, through mealie or wheat fields as well as hikes up our farm mountains.

The Eastern Free State town of Fouriesburg is in the scenic Brandwater Basin, surrounded by the Maluti, Rooiberg and Witteberg mountain ranges, on the border of Lesotho.

Fouriesburg is named after Christoffel Fourie, on whose farm, Groenfontein, it was established in 1892. During the Anglo Boer War, it was declared the capital of the Orange Free State Republic - a proclamation yet to be rescinded. With a primarily agricultural economy - wheat, cherries, asparagus, sunflowers, beans and mielies - it also offers unique scenic beauty, activities for nature and adventure enthusiasts, arts and crafts, places of historical and architectural interest, and small-town hospitality.

A quieter alternative to the bustling village of Clarens (just 35 km away), Fouriesburg is a comfortable commuting distance from three of South Africa`s major urban centres: Johannesburg (350 km), Durban (400 km) and Bloemfontein (250 km).
Clothing and Accessories:
Bring very warm clothing from March through to September and you swimsuit to swim in the dam and river in the summer.
Activities:

900 plus hectares to hike in the mountains, walk in the farmlands and picnic at the river below.
Bring your bicycles to cycle on the farm and beyond.

Cancellation Policy:
- 7 days or less before arrival = 100% (of booking total)
- 8 to 14 days before arrival = 100% (of deposit)
- 15 to 21 days before arrival = 50% (of deposit)
- 22 to 30 days before arrival = 50% (of deposit)
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Afrikaans
English
Hiking / Walking Trails

Blackwoods Farm Cottage is a Self-Catering and Guest Farm in Fouriesburg Free State South Africa
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Rooms and Units Available at Blackwoods Farm Cottage

The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, a dressing table with a hairdryer, chair and 2 wardrobes. There are extra blankets and hot water bottles to ensure your warmth and comfort.
The second bedroom has 2 single beds a chair and a wardrobe also with extra blankets and hot water bottles.
A a sleeper bed/couch for up to 2 people is available on request in the lounge.

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