Lavenders Blue Holiday Cottage in Stanford, Self Catering Cape Overberg
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests5
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Lavenders Blue

Lavenders Blue is located in the Victorian village of Stanford, situated on the Klein River, and lying between Hermanus and De Kelders in the Western Cape, 150km from Cape Town.

Lavenders Blue is a romantic thatched cottage nestled in an established garden amongst mature mango, avocado, lemon and guava trees. The secluded garden offers ample space for family ball games, or quiet bird watching under the wild olive tree. A hammock is slung under the pergola, and views of the Kleinrivier Mountains beyond can be enjoyed while relaxing there with a good book.


The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, and the upstairs loft room has a king size bed (or two singles), plus a separate single bed. The furniture is an eclectic mixture of Antique oak and Oregon. Pure cotton linen, wool duvets, electric blankets and sumptuous mosquito nets ensure a restful nights sleep.

The downstairs bathroom has an original Victorian bath, and heated towel rail. The upstairs shower room is within the loft room. There is a secluded outdoor shower with hot and cold water – perfect for rinsing off after a swim in the river.

An open plan living and dining area is comfortably furnished, with the open fireplace the focal point. Happy doors lead onto the covered patio, where a built-in braai and outdoor furniture invite casual al fresco dining.

The gourmet kitchen has an imported gas stove, with generous oven, a microwave and ample fridge space. A laundry with washer and drier is available in a separate laundry room. Secure off-street parking is available.

Activities and Attractions

The cottage is situated within strolling distance of the river, and all village amenities. The Stanford Wandelpad meanders along the river bank nearby, and guests can enjoy a bird watching trip on one of the boats operating from the jetty. A special treat is to observe the otters fishing alongside your boat on a still, twilight evening.

The core of the village has been declared a historical area, and it is one of the three architecturally best preserved villages in the Western Cape. Visitors can enjoy a ‘Heritage walk’ past the local houses and buildings. The local committee has published an information booklet on the specially demarcated houses, and provides a fascinating insight into the history of the village.

The surrounding area is renowned for its magnificent fynbos, world acclaimed whale watching, and prolific bird life.

The Birkenhead microbrewery and Raka wine estate are close by. The local cheese factory produces award winning cheese, and there are superb restaurants and interesting antique shops. Country markets are held every Friday morning at the local art gallery, and a festive market takes place on the last Friday of every month in the village square during summer, and in the wine cellar of the local micro-brewery in winter.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Lavenders Blue

The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, and the upstairs loft room has a king size bed (or two singles), plus a separate single bed. The furniture is an eclectic mixture of Antique oak and Oregon. Pure cotton linen, down duvets, electric blankets and sumptuous mosquito nets ensure a restful nights sleep.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Lavender's Blue is an exquisite, quiet hide-away in Stanford and is the perfect place to rest. It also has lovely running and mountain biking routes, wine farms to visit and restaurants near-by. It really is the best holiday location outside of Cape Town and comes highly recommended!

March 2012

Julia Woods (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewvery good

A beautiful cottage, a wonderful little village – who could ask for a better spring break? Matthew and Keryn

September 2010

Matthew (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 150km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00 to 20h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in times during Low Season may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2009

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