Charming self-catering flatlet attached to one of the oldest houses in Clarens, probably about 100 years old. Recently renovated, the "Ou Kliphuis" is built of sandstone, solid blocks weighing between 50 and 100 kgs each, requiring two men to pick up and lay a single block whilst building. A slow process! The blocks have been chiselled by stone masons of the past, a dying skill and are therefore difficult to source and match. For the renovations some of the sandstone had to be brought in from Lesotho and other stone came from dismantled barns on local farms.
The house is diagonally opposite the Dutch Reformed Church Hall and was initially called "Saal Maar Af" indicating the saddle must come off. In other words a place to rest the horses. It is in the Main Street of Clarens, but at the quiet end. However, all shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
As you enter the property you see Mt.Horeb in all its majesty, with its arms outstretched, guarding our quaint village.There is a beautiful garden for guests to enjoy.
The flatlet can accommodate only one couple sharing a double bed. There is a small kitchenette with a microwave oven, an electric frying pan, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery,coffee, tea, Rooibos and Ceylon, fresh milk and biscuits. There are also braai facilities with an outdoor sitting area. The bathroom is spacious with a shower and heated towel rail and a fan heater in the bedroom plus an electric blanket. There is secure parking off the street with a gate that can be locked.
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