Clarens Accommodation at Gentle Presence Holiday Cottage in Free State
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10% off10% discount on Cottage 2. Valid 1-31 July 2024.

  • Property TypeCottages
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units2
  • Minimum Stay2-3 Nights

Gentle Presence is a highly recommended property for self catering in Clarens for anyone visiting the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.

About Gentle Presence

Gentle Presence was originally a stable dating back the 1900s and farmers gathered here in ox wagons and shared Holy Communion (Nagmal). The two self-catering Cottages offer exceptional mountain views and are set apart from each other.

Clarens Accommodation

Gentle Presence offers two self catering cottages. Cottage 1 sleeps 6 guests whilst Cottage 2 sleeps 2 guests.

Gentle Presence Cottage 1 consists of an open plan living area, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2,5 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. There is a TV and a dining room table where you can enjoy meals or play games. The bedrooms have all linen, electric blankets, heaters and fans. Both rooms have Queen size beds and the Living Room has a sleeper couch for 2 children/young guests.

Cottage 2 is situated some distance away so you can enjoy privacy and tranquility. This Cottage is a couples unit with open plan kitchenette (no stove) and a walk-in shower. It has it's own entrance. Guests can book both Cottages for groups of up to 8 Guests.

On Site Facilities

The garden is large and shared with owner and other guests. Shaded parking is in the yard, behind locked gates. The covered patio has a large table and chairs where guests can make use of the braai and firepit or just enjoy the views of the garden and mountains.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • parking
  • kitchen
  • braai / bbq
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Built in the 1900s, Gentle Presence is one of the oldest sandstone homes in Clarens. This quaint and cosy heritage home offers self catering for four people and has exceptional views of the Rooiberge and Maluti Mountains. The cottage has an open plan living area, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedrooms share a balcony. Both bedrooms accommodate two guests. Bedroom 1 is furnished with a Queen-size bed and Bedroom 2 has two single beds (can be converted to a King-size bed on request). Each bedroom has a private bathroom across the passage. Toiletries are provided and a hairdryer is available on request. There is also a guest loo on the ground level. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering and the open plan living area has a flat screen TV with premium DStv. There is a large dining room table where you can enjoy meals or play games. There is a covered patio with braai facilities.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Iron / trouser press  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed

Cottage 2 is an open plan cottage. The bedroom area is furnished with a double bed and has a bathroom fitted with a walk-in shower, toilet and basin. There is a well equipped kitchenette (no stove). You will enjoy garden and mountain views from the bed and patio where there is a built in braai and outdoor dining.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Iron / trouser press  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed

Take the Tour

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Gentle Presence in its name is exactly what you feel and receive at this beautiful venue, the photographs do the views and atmosphere no justice as this is a true love story at your door! The surroundings and hosts made our stay amazing and we are definitely going back again! Thank you for making a memory that will last for years and years to come ... If you are looking for tranquillity and a soul revitalising experience, Gentle Presence is exactly what you need! Loved every minute and hated packing to leave

October 2018

T Elliott (Alberton)

Verified reviewexcellent

The hosts Pat and Colin were super friendly, the environment and view was awesome for a quiet and peaceful break away. Loved the small extra's and attention to detail.

July 2018

J. Da Silva (Johannesburg)

Verified Host

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  • Host identification on file
  • Proof of address on file
  • Host on for 6 years

Need to Know

Response timeGentle Presence typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren over the age of 8 are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Bethlehem Airport - 35km
Bloemfontein Airport - 218km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

Guests will receive directions and self check in instructions. Keys are in a safe box.

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via

Host on for 6 years

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