A mountain retreat among the orchards of Ceres

Fairfield Cottages is set on a 100 ha operational fruit farm against the foot of the Skurweberge Mountains.  All the self catering accommodation options have a breathtaking view of the mountains surrounding Ceres valley. The vine covered porches provide the ideal place to enjoy sundowners, while watching the mountains basking in the pink afterglow of the sun or see the full moon rise over the mountains. Each season is special on the farm – winter boast views of snow capped mountains and crystal clear streams running past the cottages, in spring the orchards in pink and white blossoms are breathtaking – so is the abundant wild flowers, summer is ideal for our numerous activities and autumn turns our special town (a mere 6km away) into a picturesque wonderland. Our activities on the farm include hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.  Fairfield is also home to a variety of wildlife, magnificent fynbos, 2 resident four legged friends (which duty it is to pay a friendly visit to all guests) and a few horses. The self catering accommodation is also pet-friendly.

Fynbos Cottage (sleeps up to 12)

The Fynbos self catering accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen, with fire hearth and living area. The spacious outdoor braai area is next to the vine covered porch which looks out onto the garden.

  • Two double rooms (both with double beds)
  • Two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bath)
  • Large loft with 8 single beds
  • Air-conditioning in loft, fans in bedrooms
  • White linen and towels
  • Electrical blankets in winter (on double beds)
  • Wall heaters for winter
  • Indoor fire hearth; outdoor braai area
  • 30m from splash pool
  • Limited DSTV

Klipspringer Cottage (sleeps 6)

The Klipspringer self catering accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen and living area with a fire hearth and DSTV. It has three bedrooms and a bunk bed suitable for a child. For the adventurous there is a second bathroom outside, boasting a tree shower (with hot water), basin and toilet.
Outside under the towering pine trees is a braai area on the lawn and a little stream running past in winter. Children can enjoy the tree swing and the plunge pool is 50m away.

  • Three rooms: 1) one double bed; 2) one double bed; 3) two single beds
  • Bathroom with shower and outside victorian bath & shower under the trees
  • Luxury Outdoor Tree Shower & bathroom
  • Fans in bedrooms, no air-conditioning
  • White linen and towels
  • Electrical blankets in winter
  • Wall heaters for winter
  • Indoor fire hearth; outdoor braai area
  • 50m from splash pool
  • Limited DSTV

Mountain Spring Cottage (sleeps 6)

Mountain Spring self-catering accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen and living area, with a comfortable double sleeper couch. For rainy days in winter, there is a fireplace in the living area. The spacious porch with built in braai area has a spectacular view of the mountains. For the adventurous there is an outside bath tucked away behind the rocks with hot water and breathtaking surroundings.

  • Two bedrooms: 1) one double bed; 2) two single beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Famous outdoor mountain bath
  • Indoor fire hearth; outdoor braai
  • Air conditioning in living room, fans in bedrooms.
  • White towels and linen
  • Use of splash pool 150m away
  • DSTV Access package

Activities on the Farm

Of all the Ceres accommodation options, we have the widest variety of activities!

  • Walking, jogging or mountain biking
  • Explore the orchards or single track along the foot of the mountain.
  • Hiking
  • Stroll along on the two well marked Orchard Routes that follow the farm roads. Alternatively, put on a pair of hiking boots and go explore the 3 rocky mountain routes. There are two sites with rock paintings very close to the cottages with breathtaking views of Ceres Valley and its pink mountains at sunset.
  • Fairfield Dam -Ideal for skiing, swimming and bass fishing. Canoes also available for guest use. Be on the lookout for our winter trout fishing to be opening soon!
  • Plunge pool and swing
  • Pool with loungers and shaded lawn between the self catering cottages.
  • Wildlife - You will run into the Duiker and Klipspringer families roaming between the cottages. Also be on the lookout for fish eagle, hadeda, mongoose, meerkat, geese, guinea-fowl, pheasants, owls and numerous other species of birdlife. At night the Caracals can be heard calling up in the mountains. Please don’t feed any animal on the property.

Things to do

Each cottage has a list of activities and booking details as well as maps, brochures etc. of the area.

  • air conditioner (some units)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • Braai / Barbeque facilities
  • canoeing onsite
  • communal pool
  • cycling trails
  • DSTV (Hotel Bouquet)
  • electric blankets
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • mountain biking
  • wifi