About Marken Cottage
Marken Cottage is situated on the property of one of Clarens’s most well-know and friendly residents, Vee Tiley. Situated in Van Zyl Street, they are a stone’s throw away from the beginning of mountain walks, as well as Clarens town square where restaurants, shops and galleries abound; yet it is well situated to enjoy the expansive and restful views for which Clarens is well-known.
Self Catering Accommodation
Marken Cottage is a ‘home from home’, clinker brick cottage with everything necessary to make one’s stay comfortable and memorable. North-facing for maximum warmth and light in winter and for being cool and comfortable in summer, Marken Cottage has a patio and built-in braai area from which to relax and enjoy views of the Rooiberg Mountains which surround Clarens, Horeb Mountain being the most outstanding feature.
Marken Cottage sleeps four. The main bedroom, also north facing, has a double bed and en-suite bathroom and toilet. The second bedroom has twin beds and en-suite shower and toilet. All beds have electric blankets and all linen and towels are provided.
The living area of the cottage is spacious with a lounge, dining room and open plan kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped for four people and includes a combination fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, as well as a counter-top two plate stove and oven, toaster, and kettle. Patios on either side of the cottage offer a place to relax and read, and enjoy an early morning tea or afternoon sundowners. Undercover, off road parking completes the picture. There is full DStv.
Activities and Attractions
Visitors to Clarens have a variety of activities to choose from and they include, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking, hiking, tennis, squash, trout fishing, art courses, golf, abseiling, mountain trails and nature reserves which also have some bushman paintings. Enquiries for all these activities can be made at the local information centres in Clarens.