Oakhurst Forge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 2,200 - 2,200
Oakhurst is one of the original large properties of the Garden Route. Situated in the Wilderness district, near George. It lies on the undulating plateau between the indigenous forests of the Outeniqua Mountains and the steep forest gorges sloping down to the Wilderness "lake district".

The farm covers the area of 640 hectares, 200 hectares of which is forest and fynbos. Five years ago, Jake and Claire decided to restore the Old House on Oakhurst in which they live today. The Old house had lain derelict for decades. Today it had been preserved to its original state. Here they live with their three daughters. In the bottom of the garden is the beautiful stone building in the 1800's, it was very dated, dilapidated and tired. Two years ago, Jake decided to restore the Forge and turn it into a very unique, comfortable and beautiful farm cottage. Built out of rock and huge yellowwood beams, the cottage sleeps four adults and maximum of two children comfortably. It enjoys a quiet setting overlooking the most beautiful forests and fields grazed by herds of jersey dairy cows and Aberdeen Angus beef cattle.
"Lovely getaway"
07 Dec 2014
By alison, South Africa
"We stayed at Oakhurst for three nights in December 2014. Clare and Jake were wonderful hosts - we were so impressed that a bowl of freshly laid eggs and a bottle of farm milk was delivered to our door shortly after we arrived. The cottage is quaint and comfortable. However, for us, the best was having coffee and rusks on the deck, with the early morning sun and the abundance of birds in the forest in front of us - very special. The setting is lovely; the cottages face the forest and there are walks through the forest to the dam and the waterfall. The farm is an enormous diary farm which one has to drive through to get to the cottages. I would recommend Oakhurst to others, especially those with young children!"
"Quaint and unique"
26 Feb 2013
By Kerry, South Africa
"What a lovely little cottage. The indoor/outdoor living is great in summer, but I wondered if it might be a little cold in winter. Claire was very welcoming and we would definitely consider returning for a slightly longer stay. There were one or two small details overlooked - for example there was no soap in the bathroom, but nothing that would prevent me recommending this idyllic spot."
"Perfect getaway"
26 Feb 2013
By Andrea, South Africa
"Absolute stunning cottage in the woods. We will definitely visit again."
"110% Yes!"
21 Feb 2012
By Jon, South Africa
"Thanks Claire and Jake, for a truly wonderful getaway! We absolutely adore the Forge and the surrounds. Thanks for your hospitality."
"Best ever"
14 Mar 2011
By Anonymous, South Africa
"This is the place to go to get away from it all. Quiet and peaceful! Absolutely stunning cottage."
"Stunning & Romantic!"
24 May 2010
By Elize, South Africa
"The cottage is beautiful and thoughtfully decorated to make you feel at home. Lots of small details to ensure a comfortable stay such as candles, unlimited wood, fire lighters, eggs, milk, rusks & biscotti. Plus everything you might need! Claire and her family are wonderful hosts, the cottage was cleaned daily and the room's lights & heater were on when we arrived in the evenings. Very cosy and the perfect romantic getaway - we didn't want to leave!"