The Barbet Country Cottages is perfect for family getaways or large groups, with four lovely cottages to choose from, each with their own wonderful characteristics and style. The Barbet Country Cottages is situated on a large farm, 17 km from Clarens along the magnificent Maluti route, a beautiful, scenic drive, including our very own 'God's Window', overlooking the vast Maluti Mountain ranges. The views from the Barbet Country Cottages are astounding. The farm is home to Blesbok, Reebok, Duikers, as well as many other forms of wildlife. Birdwatchers will enjoy the many species of birds, including the paradise flycatcher, hoepoe, raptors and, of course, the crested-barbet. Mountain bikers are also welcome to come and enjoy our purpose built trails from 4km - 30 km in distance. Unwind with the breathtaking mountain views, relax in the champagne air and enjoy quiet reflection or invigorating walks.

Choose between our 4 cottages.

The Willows is a two bedroomed cottage, named for its serene setting alongside the willow trees with a wide, sweeping view of the Maluti Mountains. The cottage is well appointed, with two en-suite bathrooms (one containing a romantic slipper bath and the other a walk-in shower) and a fully equipped, modern, open-plan kitchen. Enjoy sundowners on the private verandah. A wood burning fireplace ensures that the whole cottage is kept warm throughout the colder months and the easy flow from lounge to dining and kitchen area will ensure that your stay in this delightful cottage will be memorable and one which will entice you back again and again.

The Nest, is a romantic 2-bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4), nestled under thatch with an open-plan kitchen and corner bath with shower. The Nest has its own private thatch roofed veranda with inspiring views, which one can enjoy while having a braai. The kitchen, lounge, bathroom and main bedroom are fitted with under-floor heating for your comfort in the winter. You will love it. The Nest is also equipped with full DSTV.

The Cottage, is a 3-bedroomed cottage (sleeps 6 + 1 on request), partly under thatch with a cozy sunroom that is fitted with a fireplace. The cottage boasts a large, fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms (one fitted with a bath). The Cottage is perfect for families and has a lovely view overlooking the farm lands beyond.

The Annexe is a thatched roofed, couples (sleeps 2) bungalow with a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. With a stylish interior and cozy finishes, this newest addition to our cottages offers our guests a unique experience. With a lovely view of the mountain from its braai area, the Annexe provides the perfect spot for a relaxing time away. The Annexe is also equipped with full DSTV.

All cottages have:

  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Beds fitted with electric blankets
  • Extra blankets
  • Linen and towels supplied
  • Daily servicing on request
  • Braai area (wood supplied on request)
  • The Annexe and The Nest are Equipped with full DSTV

Other facilities:

  • Lapa - great for braai's, potjies and bonfires
  • Mountain Bike Trails (4km - 30 km purpose built trails)
  • Swimming Pool
  • 4x4
  • River
  • cycling trails
  • electric blankets
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • heaters in unit
  • mountain biking
  • nature trail onsite
  • not serviced
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities


Directions From Clarens:

Take the Fouriesburg Road/R711 turnoff to the right just after passing Clarens on the R712 (Watch out for the speed bumps as you leave the town!). After 17km turn left onto the S1356 and immediately right onto the S505 gravel road - you will see the white Barbet Cottages sign board in front of you. Proceed down gravel road for 2.5km. The Barbet Cottages turn-in will be on your right.

GPS co-ordinates:
-28 39' 17.070 ; 28 22' 4.134"