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About Ouma's Villa
Ouma's Villa is a delightful, rambling self-catering home situated in Fourie Street in the historical heart of Heidelberg, the gateway to the Garden Route. Crime-free Heidelberg is an ideal midway stopover on journeys between Cape Town and Knysna and surrounded by wheat fields, is home to South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, and many other endemic bird species.
The home is located within walking distance of a supermarket, several restaurants and coffee shops, the Duivenhoks River, and a quiet public swimming pool. Just five minutes from the villa is the unhurried, manicured Heidelberg Golf Course and a little further afield you can partake in angling in the Breede River, visit the magnificent beaches at Witsand, or take the hiking and bicycle trails of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.
The original stables of the Fourie Farm from 1829 form part of the villa and have been restored as accommodation. The main house, built in 1925, is a gracious monument of gleaming wooden floors and lovingly restored antique furniture. Ouma’s Villa comprises six bedrooms and three bathrooms and can accommodate up to twelve guests.
Each bedroom boasts percale linen, quality bath and beach towels, and fan. Sufficient heaters, hot water bottles and a Dover wood stove in the kitchen keep guests warm on chilly evenings. With an emphasis on quiet country living, Ouma's Villa has no TV but provides old fashioned board games and plenty of reading matter to keep you occupied. A fully equipped kitchen includes electric and wood-burning stoves, a large fridge and microwave which make cooking a pleasure. Two large verandahs provide convivial gathering spots or a private space for meditation and contemplation.
A large fully enclosed garden with a variety of fruit trees and vines surrounds Ouma’s Villa and the mews. The garden features a large pond which is home to endangered Clanwilliam Yellow Fish and rare tree frogs, and bird food is supplied for the great variety of birds that visit the garden daily. Large trees provide shade for a hammock or comfy chair, while a private outdoor hot water shower and two barbecue areas complete the picture. Secure off-street parking for up to four vehicles is also supplied.
The villa is rented to only one party at a time, ensuring complete privacy and a sense of country peace. Children and well behaved pets are welcome.
More About Ouma's Villa
- Swimming Pool
- Pet Friendly*
- Indoor Fireplace
- Parking on Premises
Golf: The Villa is situated 5 min from Heidelberg Golf Course
Family friendly: The property is fully enclosed and a child proof safety net is provided for the fishpond. There is a large garden to play in and swimming in the Duivenhoks River is 2 minutes walk away from the villa.
Rates are for the entire villa on a self-catering basis and include service Monday to Fridays, excluding public holidays, and all linen and towels. A breakage deposit may be requested. A late check-out may be available on request.
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling