Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway for 2, a spacious apartment for four, or a house to accommodate a party of eight or ten, The Clarens Country House
offers everything you can ask for.
Originally a sheepshead on an old farm, long before Clarens or the Golf Estate came into being, this century old historic building has been completely remodelled as a luxury Bed and Breakfast home from home, with self catering facilities and views over the roses from Mt Horeb to the Maluti Mountains and across the golf course to the Rooiberg range and town of Clarens.
With a focus on making your stay exceptional, from home-cooked breakfasts served in your own private dining room, decanters of sherry in every suite to local discounts and treats in town for guests, let The Clarens Country House be your home in Clarens.
Choose from 4 luxury apartment suites furnished and equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway for two or a family get-together of up to ten. Set in a large rose-filled garden alongside a small vineyard on the Clarens Golf Estate we are a Bed and Breakfast with self catering facilities. Free WiFi, braai facilities, and secure off-road parking.
Accommodation at The Clarens Country House: The Ouhout Suite - Double Bedroom Apartment
Sunroom with wood stove, lounge/kitchen area, double bedroom with separate bathroom and toilet. Spacious privacy and tasteful comfort
Named for the indigenous wild shrub which grows wild in this area the Ouhout suite a is a tastefully furnished 5 room apartment offering a spacious bedroom, with choice of kingsize or twin beds, full bathroom with bath and shower, a separate toilet, fully equipped kitchenette and dining area opening onto a glassed in sunroom/verandah, overlooking the garden. Electric blankets and wall heaters throughout, even in the bathroom, ensure that the suite is warm and cosy. The wood-burning stove on the verandah adds that extra touch of warmth in very cold weather. The Wilde-als Suite
Named after the local indigenous Artemisia herb, also called African Wormwood, the Wilde-als Suite
is an west facing tastefully furnished 5 room apartment offering a spacious bedroom, with choice
of kingsize or twin beds, full bathroom with bath and shower, a separate toilet, kitchen/dining area and fully glazed private sunroom/verandah with wood-burning stove. Electric blankets and wall heaters throughout, even in the bathroom, ensure that the suite is warm and cosy. The wood-burning stove on the verandah adds that extra touch of warmth in very cold weather. Framed by grapevines outside the bedroom window, the Wildeals suite has a view over the golf course and village, and is a treat for stargazers, with the crisp night skies of Clarens perfect for planet spotting.
The Bosman Suite
The upstairs/downstairs Bosman suite sleeps 4 or 5 and is ideal for a family, or friends traveling together.
Downstairs, living accommodation comprises a huge open-style lounge with fireplace, dining room and fully fitted kitchen. With all the comforts of home and more besides, you can cook, wine and dine in style or alternatively explore Clarens’s restaurant and night life, just 5 minutes away. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, each with their own full bathroom en-suite. Both bedrooms offer the choice of a kingsize bed or two twins. Thoughtfully furnished with electric blankets, wall heating panels, top quality linen and fluffy white towels, the Bosman suite caters for every need and some besides. Upstairs, a fifth bed can be made-up on the landing – which offers an unparalleled outlook over the lawns, dams, trees and gossiping guinea fowl. Downstairs, the living area opens onto Oom Schalk se Stoep, ideal for al fresco dining or a glass of wine at sunset.
The Bosman Suite (as in Herman Charles Bosman and his legendary Marico tales), is also home to an extensive collection of illustrations from The Illustrated Bosman, the work of artist, author and guesthouse co-owner, Peter Badcock-Walters. More work from this collection can be viewed in the dining room.
The Shepherds Loft
The Shepherd’s Loft is a very private apartment quite separate from The Clarens Country House. Ideal for a romantic weekend.
Up the stairs, alongside the weeping willows, this stylish country loft offers an open-plan lounge, en suite bedroom, kitchen and dining area in shades of exquisite colour. Picture windows command views over a tree-circled Coot dam busy with ducks and herons, and owls guard the night. Lofts don’t come more romantic than this, so lose yourself for a weekend or weeks at a time and enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Horeb as you relax in your own private little balcony or hibernate away the winter in the Loft’s comfortable lounge. Alternatively use The Shepherd’s Loft as a springboard for the village’s white water rafting, abseiling, horse riding, hiking or skiing in neighboring Lesotho. Saints Rest
Luxury Holiday House in Clarens.
Beautifully furnished and appointed house. 4 double bedrooms - each with their own full bathroom en-suite.
Large open plan central lounge with wood burning stove. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area, making for a exceptional entertainment area. The house opens onto two verandahs - one of which has a large braai area.
Compact suite comprising spacious double bedroom, lounge with TV and kitchenette, and a full bathroom. The lounge has a sleeper couch - making this an ideal suite for a family of 2 adults with 2 children. Opens onto a private fenced garden, overlooking the golf course and town.
Luxury and privacy for 2 or fun sharing for 4, this is a Suite with the option of being 2 double rooms.
Fairways Main - Groups and Families
Sleeps 6 - 8 people, 3 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and sleeper couch in the lounge area.
Large entertainment area with bar, kitchen, dining table and fireplace with a large balcony and braai area, with 3 double bedrooms all en suite, and a sleeper couch in the lounge for kids.
Great view over the golf course and Clarens village with miles and miles of mountains all around.
Perfect for groups or families, breakfast is cooked and served in your villa.
Start the day special with sumptuous Clarens Country Breakfast, Banting options, Boere Breakasts, Omelettes, Baked Apple with Oats, and seasonal specials. Locally sourced home cooked ingredients for the best flavours in the Free State, served in your suite.
Attention to detail gives The Clarens Country House that “home away from home” feeling. All the suites are serviced daily, and guests are invited to make the most of their individual suites, the garden and barbeque facilities.
Features and Amenities
On arrival, guests will find, their tea box stocked with a range of teas and coffee, fresh milk in the fridge, a jar biscuits to snack on, as well as a decanter of sherry, to help you get used to the altitude.
The kitchen areas are well equipped with a wide range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, making it easy to prepare meals. Heating wall panels (even in the bathrooms) and electric blankets ensure that the bedrooms are warm and cosy, and the wood-burning stoves add that extra touch of warmth in even the coldest weather.
Enjoy home-cooked breakfast in our high roofed dining hall with iron candelabra and art from the Illustrated Bosman, or choose to have your breakfast served in your suite, on your own private dining table at any time up till 10am. If you`re pressed for time we are also happy to pack you a healthy take-away padkos for the road.
All our bathrooms have super fluffy white bath sheets and towels. Top of the range bath and shower gel, soap, shampoo, bubble bath, body lotion and facial wipes are all provided for your pleasure.
Each suite has DSTV (full Multichoice bouquet) and for those guests who like to keep contact with the outside world – we have Free WiFi.
The Clarens Country House leads onto a large private garden with a braai area under the trees, and top quality farm lamb and beef is available in the village, just 5 minutes away. The garden is also a treat for stargazers, with the crisp clear night skies of Clarens perfect for planet spotting.
Parking is off-road, in a large private parking area.
Wilde Als - Double Suite - King size bed, high thread count linens, separate lounge/kitchen, sunroom, breakfast served in your suite
Ouhout - As above
Bosman Suite - 2 Double rooms upstairs from a large kitchen/dining area with lounge and fireplace, and large sun room.
Fairways - Luxury holiday house, sleeps up to 10, large entertainment area, fenced off garden area.
The Clarens Country House Map:
The Clarens Country House Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
We were very well received by your lady at the reception and enjoyed our weekend at The Clarens Country House. We especially enjoyed the tranquil surrounds and quiet nights.
Rating: Reviewed by Peter Bothomley over a year ago
We spend 3 nights at The Clarens Country House at the beginning of November staying in the Shepherd's Loft. The accommodation was wonderful, very comfortable and beautifully appointed with a very generous tea and coffee box, a jug of fresh milk in the fridge, a welcoming packet of rusks, biscuits and chocolates, toiletries in the bathroom, and a decanter of sherry on the coffee table in front of the fireplace. The setting in the secure Golf and Trout Estate is peaceful and countrified, yet only a few minutes drive from the village centre. I would highly recommend The Clarens Country House.
Rating: Reviewed by Jane Palmer over a year ago
The little extra's (in the kitchen and bathroom i.e extra coffee and soap) made it for me. Oh and the coal stoves on the stoep. I wish I could stay there permanently. As they say " home from home" It is the the best. Thanks
Rating: Reviewed by Neels Nortje over a year ago
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