Come and escape from the city stress to a place filled with birdsong, where the pace is relaxed and tranquility a high priority! Audrey's Vineyard Cottage & Homestead is on a working grape farm in the scenic Nuy Valley, at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains between Worcester and Robertson on Route 62 and the Worcester Wine Route.

Unwind on the verandah with a glass of wine or cup of steaming coffee while watching the sun set over the vineyards, listening to the call of the guinea fowl or later the owls while admiring the crystal clear starry nights... a relaxing experience beyond compare where you have the opportunity to unwind and forget about everything.

Audrey's Vineyard Cottage & Homestead is an ideal family holiday venue or romantic breakaway for families and couples wanting to spend quality time together... and leave rejuvenated & refreshed!

Enjoy bird watching, walking or jogging on the farm, cycling or mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and river boat cruises amidst spectacular scenery. Award-winning wine-tasting & olives at nearby wine cellars and olive estates or eating out at the surrounding restaurants or pub close by.

Accommodation

The Homestead is the original Victorian farmhouse, built in 1892, under oak trees, alongside a dam and overlooking the vineyards. There are 5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 people (4 bathrooms, 2 en-suite). It has a large lounge with a fireplace and a big well equipped kitchen with both microwave and stove. Two bedrooms have double beds while the other three have twin beds /King size double beds.

  • Private patio.
  • Outside Barbeque facilities (Grid and wood provided)
  • Reservoir with fresh mountain water for swimming in at your own risk
  • Fireplace
  • AA recommended - quality accommodation
  • Bedding & inside towels provided, plus tea, coffee & sugar
  • Alarm system installed
  • DSTV
  • An enclosed back garden for pets - strictly on request (Please note pet policy below)
  • Under cover parking
  • Complimentary bottle of Nuy Wine Cellar wine for 2 night stay
  • Wi-Fi available

There are a number of resident barn owls in the shed next door and the babies can be seen and heard at certain times of the year. Swallows return every summer to their "home" on the patio. Finches also love the oak trees at the reservoir for their nests.

The Cottage is a self-catering retreat also next to the vineyards, which has a lounge/ dining room with a fireplace and an enclosed patio. The well equipped kitchen has a microwave, stove, dishwasher & washing machine. There are 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and it can sleep 8 people. The Master Bedroom has a queen size double bed; the 2nd bedroom has a double bed; the 3rd bedroom has twin beds/King size double bed and the 4th bedroom, which is a walk through to the 3rd bedroom, has two single beds for children.

  • Private patio
  • Outside Barbeque facilities (Grid & 1 crate of wood provided)
  • Well-equipped Kitchen with microwave, stove, dishwasher & washing machine
  • Wi-Fi facilities
  • DSTV
  • AA Highly recommended
  • Bedding & inside towels provided
  • An enclosed garden for pets - strictly on request (Please note pet policy below)
  • Fireplace
  • Reservoir with fresh mountain water for swimming in at your own risk, 80m away
  • Complimentary bottle of Nuy Wine Cellar wine for 2 night stay
  • Alarm system installed

Self-catering but Continental breakfasts is available by prior arrangement (see rates).
Please note: According to South African Health Regulations No Smoking inside the Homestead or Cottage.

Things to do

The location is well situated for easy access to the Breede River Valley and Route 62. There are many diverse attractions from a lazy river cruise to an energetic mountain bike ride or hike to tasting award-winning wines and eating out. The region is well known for its wines and olives. Outdoor activities include:

Activities

  • Bird watching by day and owls at night
  • Relaxing walks or jogging amongst the vineyards and on the farm
  • Cycling or Mountain biking
  • Hiking in the nearby mountains
  • Fishing in the farm dam or on the Breede River (20 minutes away)
  • Canoeing on the dam or on the Breede River (20 minutes away)
  • Wine tasting at the popular Nuy Wine Cellar (4km) Open weekdays 8:30 - 16:30
    Sat 8:30-12:30 and Worcester Wine Route
  • Willow Creek Olive Estate (2 km) Open weekdays 8:30 - 16:30 Sat (9:30 - 12:30)
  • Experience the activity on this working farm.
  • Restaurants within 5 km & country pub - weekends (13km)
  • River boat cruises: Viljoensdrift
  • River rafting
  • Leipzig Country House - Tractor trips & picnic (Saturdays)

Attractions in Worcester

  • Worcester Wine Route with its many wine cellars/ wineries
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Kleinplasie Open Air Agricultural Museum Open Mon - Sat 9:00- 17:00
  • Karoo National Botanical Gardens Open daily : 700 - 18:00
  • Golf - 18 hole Gary Player designed Open daily: 7:00 - 17:30
  • Local farm stalls with fresh farm produce, jams, preserves, + knick knacks - Pitkos Padstal (6km)/ Pampoenstalletjie (8km) / Tweefontein Padstal (17km)
  • Game Reserves

Attractions in Robertson:

  • Succulent Farm/ Cactus Garden (45km) - between Robertson & Ashton
  • Birds of Paradise (42km)
  • Various Cellars
  • Restaurants

Ceres:
Zip Slide Tours Open daily: 8:00-16:00

Pet Policy - strictly on request
Pets need to be well trained, have their own sleeping blankets, do not jump onto furniture or sleep on beds/ couches and are "flea free". We reserve the right to hold you responsible for any damage caused by your pets. The pets may not be allowed to roam unaccompanied on the farm outside the enclosed back garden.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Recommended
Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • wi-fi / hotspot

Directions
Directions from Worcester

From Cape Town/ Paarl travel on the N1 to Worcester. Turn right at the first traffic light (S33 37.674 E19 26.926 ) towards Robertson. Carry on straight down through Worcester, at the 4th traffic light at High Street turn left towards Robertson. At the next traffic light (S33 38.355 E19 27.303) turn right again towards Robertson and on the R60. Continue 14km until the Nuy turnoff left (S33 41.263 E 019 35.265) Follow this road for 4km, turn left at the road with a wall with the signs "Willow Creek/ De Vlei/ Audrey's Vineyard Cottage". (S33 40.036 E019 37.507) Continue for 2km to the homestead and cottage.

Destination GPS: S33 39.210 E 019 36.967 Emergency: 082 822 6515

Directions from Robertson

From Robertson take the R60 towards Worcester for 30km. At the Nuy turnoff turn right (S33 41.263 E 019 35.265). Follow this road for 4km, turn left at the road with a wall with the signs Willow Creek/ De Vlei/ Audrey's Vineyard Cottage. (S33 40.036 E019 37.507) Continue for 2km to the homestead and cottage. (S33 39.210 E 019 36.967)

Destination GPS: S33 39.210 E 019 36.967 Emergency : 082 822 6515