Madrid Farm Cottages Clarens Self Catering Cottages
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Madrid Farm Cottages is a property providing self catering in Clarens for tourists visiting the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.

About Madrid Farm Cottages

Madrid Farm Cottages offers three self-catering cottages in the large garden on the farm “Madrid”, which has been in the Mousley family for 134 years. The cottages are close enough to the homestead to be very safe but still out of site of one another.

Self Catering Accommodation

All the cottages have open-plan living areas with fully equipped kitchens, (stove with oven, microwave & fridge, kettle, toaster, dishcloths, dishwashing liquid & scourer incl.) and open fireplaces as well as private braai areas with views of the garden and mountains. Bath soap and liquid hand washing soap is provided. Linen is provided (except swimming towels) as well as extra blankets, electric blankets, heaters and fans. Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and creamer provided on arrival.

Sunrise Cottage (Two Bedrooms)
Is a weathered sandstone cottage with the main bedroom opening out onto the patio and a second bedroom with en suite bathroom. The shower room opens off the small hallway between the two bedrooms. Optional King-sized or single beds. This cottage sleeps two extra guests on pull-out beds with bases and good foam mattresses. Suitable for children or small adults. The lawn in front of the cottage is ideal for children to play under the watchful eyes of their parents relaxing on the patio. From here there is a lovely view across the garden towards the mountains.

Sunshine Cottage (Two Bedrooms)
Is also built with old sandstone , having two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (one shower, one bath). Optional King-sized or single beds. This cottage was built in 2003 with stone from a redundant lucerne shed and has its own fenced lawned garden with a view across an old orchard towards the mountains.

Sunset Cottage (One Bedroom)
Is a plastered brick building, having one double bedroom and one bathroom with a bath. This very private cottage is ideal for a honeymoon or a couple breaking away for a weekend alone. From the stoep one can look across the lawn and rose-garden towards a ridge which protects the garden from the west wind.

Facilities & Service

The cottages are serviced daily and in winter the first bag of wood each day is provided free of charge. Extra wood is available at an additional charge per bag but guests are also welcome to bring their own. (please note this wood is not suitable for braais).


There are no TVs in the cottages. Guests are welcome to bring their own radios or CD players but are requested to consider other guests when playing their music.
Smokers are requested to smoke outside.
Regret no pets.

Attractions & Activities

• Walks on the 1100 h farm and surrounding area
• Bird watching in garden and surrounding veld
• Tennis within walking distance (1km)
• Swimming pool within walking distance (1km)
• Mountain-biking on the bakkie trail up the mountain
• Hikes at nearby Golden Gate (8km)
• Horse-riding in area
• Quad-biking in area
• River rafting in area
• Golf, squash & bowls in Clarens (12km)
• Dam & river fly-fishing nearby (5km)
• Pubs & restaurants in Clarens
• Art galleries & quaint shops in Clarens
• Supermarket, butchery and bakery in Clarens
• About four hours from Katse Dam in Lesotho

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

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

Rooms & Rates

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

Sunrise Cottage

Two bedroom/ two bathroom cottage with open-plan living area/ kitchen with open fireplace. Patio with braai facility.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Sunset Cottage

One bedroom en suite with bath only. Open plan living area/kitchen with open fireplace and patio with braai facility.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Sunshine Cottage

Two bedrooms en suite, one bath, one shower. Open plan living area/kitchen with open fireplace and patio with braai facility.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Awesome hidden little gem away from the hustle and bustle. Situated on a farm just outside Clarens with stunning views and peace and quiet. Listening to cow bells in the far distance as you relax on the veranda.

November 2016

Athol (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewgood

Enjoyed the stay, very relaxing, the unit we stayed chimney cover was making an awful noise during windy conditions and waked me during the night and the unit had no milk but sure it can be adressed and rectified with the owners. Highly recommended will make use of it again

September 2016

Trevor Herbst (vanderbijlpark)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome, cots are available on request (please bring your own linen).

Closest airport(s)Bloemfontein Airport - 288km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h30
Check-out by 10h30

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enqurie.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2010

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