Prince Albert Accommodation at The Artists Cottage Self-catering in Karoo
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests2
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights
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  • Listed on since February 2010

The Artist's Cottage is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Prince Albert for up to 2 guests visiting the Karoo region.

About The Artist's Cottage

The Artistís Cottage was built ca.100 years ago in the labourersí flat-roofed style, with original mouldings around entrance door and windows. The cottage offers a stylish and cosy self-catering retreat for two adults.

Self Catering Accommodation

Cottage facilities comprise a fully equipped kitchen with original 50ís gas stove (four burners and oven), vintage cast iron Dover wood stove, fridge, iron and ironing board, a small lounge/dining room, adjoining bedroom with king size bed, air conditioning / heating, mosquito net and hanging storage space, bathroom with extra-long bathtub, walk in shower, hand basin and hair dryer, DSTV (bring your own card) and wifi internet.

The courtyard terrace leads onto a sheltered seating area facing the swimming pool and garden, with outdoor furniture, sun umbrella and portable barbecue. Percale linen, towels and dressing gowns provided. Serviced once weekly with laundry service on the premises for a small additional fee. Shady parking on the quiet, safe country street at cottage front gate.

Attractions & Activities

A choice of local restaurants and coffee bars offers a delicious selection of fare. Excellent cheeses, olive oil, dried fruit, fragrant Karoo lamb and dessert wine are produced in the village. The Prince Albert Gallery hosts a permanent display of local artistsí work. Local weavery and other outlets stock products made from cuddly indigenous mohair. A cheerful internet cafť (with home-baked produce) is a nearby favourite. Art movies are shown in a former dam every 2nd Wednesday.

A dirt, 1.6km long municipal airstrip plus small hangar allow for the safe landing and storage of a small airplane or helicopter. Prince Albert is the perfect place for chilling out after a hectic time in the city, for focusing on new creative projects (writing that book/screenplay?) and is a secure base from which to explore further afield. Panoramic hiking and cycling tours, as well as personal yoga lessons and massages (at extra cost), can be arranged on prior request. Complimentary mountain bikes available on request.


Prince Albert nestles at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains (the 2nd highest range in South Africa and a World Heritage Site) on the edge of the Great Karoo - a plain of vast proportions. This semi-arid area boasts stupendous scenery in the form of endless vistas bordered by the Cape Fold Mountains, flat-topped mesas and other interesting geologic formations.

By contrast, Prince Albert is a fertile green oasis with furrow-led water running off the mountains and is situated just 2 hours, via the spectacular river gorge Meiringspoort and Oudtshoorn, from a major airport with regular domestic connections: George. Cape Town is 4-5 hours distant via the accessible, well-constructed N1. Route 62, a popular drive through charming historical towns, winelands and beautiful scenery, is within close reach via the imposing Swartberg Pass.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • Flemish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Rooms & Rates

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

The Artists Cottage

Charming, fully equipped and cosy Karoo cottage with en-suite bedroom, lounge/dining, two outdoor terraces and shared pool/garden access. Safe parking. Comfortable king-sized bed, percale linen, bathrobes supplied.

Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

7 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We loved our stay and every detail of this quirky cottage - discovering new delights every time we cast our eyes around. A perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the peaceful energy of this special spot in Africa

July 2017

Ariella and Marcus (Cape Town, South Africa)

Verified reviewexcellent

Not often you spend time with, and at a place like Sally's. Perfect on the eye, attention to detail beyond words. We felt like we were in another world, that world that feeds the soul. Thank you so very much.

March 2017

Neville and Sharon Trickett (Dargle, South Africa)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren 16 years and older are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 200km
Cape Town International - 400km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2010

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