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About The Funny Farm Shire

The Funny Farm Shire offers a peaceful country retreat, situated next to the wetlands of the Garden Route National Park, overlooking Langvlei Lake. This eight hectare farm offers comfortable accommodation in two cottages resonating The Lord of the Rings theme in the buildings and farm surroundings.

There are two cottages, The Homely Home and The Hobbits House. These professionally built cob houses are built with indigenous wooden window frames, doors and counters. Each house sleeps four people, is fully equipped for self-catering, and is enclosed with a fence and gate, making it ideal for families with children or pets.

The farm has a forest walk for the young ones where they can explore Gollum’s Den, or make a wish at Gandalf’s Wishing Well. Guest can explore the eight hectares of elevated, thick indigenous forest and beautiful views of the lakes below.

Covid Safety Approved: The houses are cleaned and sanatised before a guest arrives and again when they leave. The staff and managent team wear PPE when cleaning or doing maintenaince work. Social distancing is adhered to at all times.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 5 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Dogs welcome.
Minimum two nights stay.

Availability and pricing

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  • The Arkenstone Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The unit sleeps two people in a double bed in an open plan cottage. There is an en-suite bathroom and a fully equipped... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R1450 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Mirkwoodend Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Mirkwoodend has an open plan bedroom, lounge and kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for self catering.Ther... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Separate toilet
        from R1450 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • The Homely Home Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This cosy home offers some privacy with a enclosed garden, safe for pets and children. The house has two bedrooms with... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
            from R1600 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • The Hobbit House Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This spacious hobbit house has a double bed in the open-plan bedroom downstairs, and two single beds in the loft. The... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
                from R1600 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for The Funny Farm Shire

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                  Bridget Young
                  17 October 2021

                  Our hosts Tessa and Russell are amazing. The accommodation is spacious, well decorated and lacks nothing. We love how dog friendly it is. We would definitely recommend a stay at this wonderful farm

                  Bridget Young
                  27 March 2021

                  We stayed in the Hobbit House recently with our daschund and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was beautifully furnished,clean and comfortable and the scenic surroundings very relaxing. It was crrtainly the best pet friendly accommodation we have experienced with large fully fenced grounds. Thanks to Tessa, Russell, Rosie and Bilboa for a wonderful stay. Will definitely return again.

                  Leila Louw
                  02 January 2020

                  A very nice fenced stay for our doggie

                  Tyrone Marais
                  26 December 2018

                  The house was amazing! The fantasy walk was also awesome for kids.

                  Lisa Berrisford
                  22 January 2018

                  Loved our stay in the Hobbit House. Immaculately clean, quaint and had everything we needed. Lots of interesting little features including a mini stairway up to a cat flap. Have fallen in love with cob houses! Peaceful setting with lovely walk right from the house. Our girls (10 and 12) enjoyed every minute of it too. Perfect if you need a self-catering that takes dogs as it is secure and few neighbours to bother. Also suitable for two or three families who want to stay in the same area but have their own space. Would highly recommend.

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                  The Funny Farm Shire is 10km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 33.4km (George Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling