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Nestled at the edge of the majestic Knysna forest at Gouna, Tree Spirit Cottage embodies the wholesome goodness and energy of organic farmers and friendly hosts, Anthony and Fiona Paton. The farm spans over 8ha and comprises a mix of forest and fynbos. There's also the fascinating little San Ambroso Museum, and a local art gallery to while away the afternoon. Let's take a closer look at the accommodation. Dragonfly cottage sits in a quite corner of the farm, overlooking a pretty dam. Powered by solar and gas and stylishly decorated in light tones, it's an open-plan affair ideal for couples or a family with.
The double bed is located Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek one end of an L shaped room and a cabin bed occupies the far end in the event the babysitter ditched you at the last minuteThere is a shower and toilet with a separate bath tucked up against a massive window looking into the fynbos - bath time at its best. The spacious living area comes with wood-burning stove, a library off DVD's and books opening onto a covered verandah.
The kitchen is fully equipped. If you're needing a bit more space in addition to Dragonflythere is also Ladybird - a cozy double room with its own balcony nestled in the fynbos adjacent to Dragonfly. Stepping outside, there's a unique stone and mosaic braai area with a fire pit - no boring Webers at Tree Spirit. The lovely Protea cottage is also located alongside the dam. Both bedrooms are en-suite and tastefully furnished. The spacious open-plan kitchen and lounge area open up onto a sunny wooden deck overlooking the dam - you'll be hard pressed to find a better view with your breakfast.
If self-catering seems like too much effort, Fiona is on call - just so happens she studied cooking in the UK and escaped the restaurant scene to settle in Knysna. The result: delicious organic meals conjured from home-grown produce and cooked on her wood-burning stove. Our verdict? You're unlikely to do better in these parts. We came for a long weekend with our young son and got the rest and rejuvenation we needed.
There is something healing about the air and setting. There was such care about the little details, like books to read and enjoyable dvds and the tasty fresh veggies. I am very grateful to Fiona for tips for my own veggie garden. Friendliest hosts and animals.
I absolutely would visit again. You will feel like you are in a completely private paradise. The cottages are charming and clean. From the porch area, over looking the dam, I saw deer, countless birds, and baboon. The sunrises were spectacular, and the stars at night were like a dream. Fiona and Anthony are wonderful people who you can bond with easily. I now feel like they are friends for life. Their farm has a magical quality to it that will make you feel safe and at home.
And the delicious food will spoil you for life. There are so many fun activities to do that are close by. I highly recommend staying here. Serenity envelops you and the place seeps into your soul.
There is an abundance of waterbirds and croaking frogs and the occasional antelope or baboon that stop by to drink at the waterhole. There are also the resident chickens, donkeys and 2 gorgeous pigs, Lily and Hilary who just adore a good tummy rub. Fiona and Anthony are wonderful hosts, who manage to make you feel right at home, while providing food that has to be tasted to be believed.
I left feeling rested, content and sated. I certainly hope to be back to experience their amazing hospitality again. The surroundings were peaceful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Fiona was a great host who supplied us with delicious fresh veggies and herbs from her garden. We enjoyed having Bam-bam the donkey and Hilary the pig trotting around the farm. If true rest and relaxation away from the crowds is what you need, Tree Spirit Cottage is the place to be.
Fiona and Anthony are superb hosts and you could not ask for more. The cottage is perfectly positioned alongside a small dam and offers you all the comforts of home. Even to freshly picked herbs and veggies from Fiona's veggie garden.
Bambam the donkey will keep you company alongside the braai at night. During our stay at this wonderful little cottage we got engaged at the Knysna Ellie Park and we will definitely be back at Tree Spirit Cottage soon for another romantic weekend away. Thank you Fiona and Anthony! Despite the cold weather, the beautiful cottage was warm. The view from the cottage is lovely, looking over the dam and surrounded by natural Fynbos vegetation.
The children rode their bikes around the farm while my husband caught a fish in the dam next to the cottage. Anthony and Fiona are excellent hosts, with many interesting and amusing stories to tell. Fiona is an excellent chef. Although we used the wonderful braai facilities and seating area, Fiona's meal was the highlight! My children adored the friendly animals, Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek Bam Bam the donkey and Hilary the pig.
They spent so much time with them. Bam Bam even ran along on a few bicycle rides. There are lovely hikes Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek the natural forest nearby. We took one, which we all enjoyed. The setting of the farm on the mountain is particularly appealing.
It is so quiet, although it isn't far from Knysna. We enjoyed the peaceful days in nature and the nights looking at the milky way, while sitting around a fire. My 9 year old daughter cried her heart out when we had to leave. It was great to see the children enjoying nature so much. We will definitely be back. It's the type of place that will have you feeling no stay is long enough. The sights out the window as we drove Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek reminiscent of the pictures conjured up by the stories we had read of Knysna, mostly courtesy of Daleen Matthee.
The Gouna valley is breath taking, Knysna is so much more than the famous he. Upon arriving at Tree Spirit we were greeted by Fiona and her entourage of animals. Fiona is an awesome friendly honest to goodness host, she even left us some delicious strawberries hand-picked from her organic garden.
On occasion we were lucky enough to be visited by the resident Bush buck, when lily p were on the breakfast menu. Mrs Bush buck headed for the hills when we came across her on our morning run. It was hot during our stay so the outside shower with hot water! A lazy braai ended our evenings with a sunset second to none. The evening rivals that of Sutherland, we traced many a satellites path across the night sky.
The lack of noise that we have become accustomed to was nowhere to be found, just pure tranquility and peacefulness aplenty,it was amazing, we loved it so much we stayed an extra night. We will definitely be going back. It was amazing and I will say one of the best places I have stayed at. We my girlfriend and I use budget getaways all the time when going away and this was one of the best places we have stayed at. The hosts are very welcoming and the cottage is private. I loved making a big fire in the pit under the stars, if you looking for a getaway to get-away from town life this is the place.
The location is also excellent and the facilities are great. I will be going back. Fiona picked fresh salad and herbs from her garden which was such an awesome and welcoming gesture. Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end. The cottage and the location is perfect, it is truly a piece of heaven and well worth every cent. We will most definitely go back and stay longer next time, two days was not enough.
The peace, quiet and tranquillity of the farm was truly just what we needed. Thank you Fiona and Anthony for the best getaway ever! Lovely nearby Gouna Forest walks with the historic Ambrose Church, a boat with your own mini lake in front of you, private with wonderful forest sounds.
It's the farm animals donkeys and sheep and chickens that crept into our hearts and the information given by our hosts on organic permaculture was astounding. An absolute jewel of Knysna. I had read about Tree Spirit Cottage and we very lucky that is was free when we called. The reviews are correct. What a location! We never left the farm for a few days as the peaceful atmosphere was what we needed and enjoyed. We were very blessed to see the Water Buck visit the dam for his lunch of lotus leaves. He is very shy and If there is any noise he will not appear.
Now to the hosts Fiona and Anthony they were so welcoming and I was delighted to find out she was Irish. So we had many chats. We opted a few nights to have our meals delivered to our cottage. Fiona is a wonderful cook, she spoiled us no doubt.
This is a place we will definitely come back to and II would recommend it to anyone travelling in that area. It was also so refreshing to see how Fiona grows and uses her own produce.
It could not be fresher! They have solar so you do have to be a little careful not have too many things on at once. The farm is eco-friendly. You don't need an alarm clock as the many roosters are very happy to let you know morning has arrived with their "cock a doodle do". We has fresh eggs every morning after Fiona had collected them. This added to our holiday and made it a wonderful experience. We were sorry to say 'goodbye'. Anthony and Fiona, together with all the friendly farm animals, Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek made our stay memorable.
The three course vegetarian dinner made by Fiona is highly recommended. This was more than a getaway. It was an experience that will last a lifetime. We were never wanting for anything, even while it rained. Fiona and Anthony are the heart and soul of the farm, welcoming and fun, schedule to have Fiona cook for you, you will not be disappointed. We, too, loved the morning visits from the donkeys and sheep.
I highly recommend the Tree Spirit Cottage for anyone who wants to refresh and relax. Even if you never leave the grounds, you will have plenty to see and hear just by sitting out on the covered patio. Plan your trip now! After getting lost driving up the beautiful mountain we finally got to our destination, Fiona showed us to our retreat and we were in awe of the tranquility. Your stoep looks out onto a little dam complete with rowing boat where the birds greet you as they have a late afternoon dip.
The rain didn't stop us from going on the Terblans Nature Walk just around the corner, which is a must-do activity when there!
The donkeys were super cute and love it when you give them some fruity treats. Fiona was kind enough to send me pics of the lambs that were born a few days after we left, so sad we missed it.Wanting dick in Bibbys Hoek
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