When in the Breede River Valley ... the Fig Tree House

For the last part of our week in Robertson, we met up with very dear friends of ours to spend some time on an organic fruit farm on the slopes of the Langeberg Mountains. Tierhoek is a working farm with a few holiday cottages located all over the farm. We booked the Fig Tree House for 4 nights. 

Although I did my homework and knew what the placed looked like from photos I saw on the internet, nothing prepared me for just how amazing this house was!! I loved the personalised note (and plenty of firewood) welcoming us. The main house had two en suite bedrooms and a third bedroom with a separate bathroom. The cottage had another two en suite bathrooms with a small kitchen. The living area was huge with a 10 seater table and a wonderful kitchen with all the possible equipment you might need.

The house is situated in the foothills of the mountain, which gives it views in both directions - either from the patio down the valley over the fruit orchards or from the swimming pool area up to the Langeberg Mountains. With no cell phone coverage, no man-made noise except for a bit of farming activity during the day, the isolation was splendid. We spend time in front of the fireplace or in front of the inside braai at evening, all reading quietly or chatting noisily. We had lunch at the outside braai and on another occasion carried the table right to the edge of the lawn, for a lunch with an amazing view. Deciding where to drink our morning coffee was the hardest decision of the day.

I cannot recommend the Fig Tree House at Tierhoek enough! We will definitely return.

You can visit their website here or like their Facebook page.

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