We were very excited about completing our year of Getaway Reviews at a special place on the West Coast, with grandpa by our side. Xander and Zara both have a very special place in their hearts for their one and only grandpa (as I sadly lost my dad in 2010), so they especially were looking forward to this weekend. We needed a place that will allow us to social together easily, but still give us our privacy when needed and this is exactly what Three Feathers Cottages offered us. Situated in a private nature reserve namely Oliphantskop Langebaan, Three Feathers Cottages overlook the Equestrian Estate Long Acres and northern side of Saldanha bay. The accommodation offers a laid-back country style atmosphere, with birds, horses and open spaces for hiking, walking and cycling. A quick drive will take you to the beach, Laguna Mall and Club Mykonos.
The Cottages are really beautifully decorated; light pastel colour schemes, with a modern and stylish finish. It really gave the Cottage a luxurious feel, and had everything we needed with top of the range kitchen necessities. The kitchen and living room are in one open-plan space, with the bedroom and on-suite right next door. Both areas are very specious, so for us as a family of four, this was perfect. The living room includes a sleeper couch and the bedroom offers a big double bed, with ample space for a camping cot or mattress on the floor for the kids. Our lovely host Babeta de Klerk offered us a COMFY(SAK), and boy was this a hit with Xander and Zara! I could not get them off this thing, asleep or awake – definitely a product I need to look into for our home. Lovely outdoor patio with built-in braai, overlooking a beautifully decorated and lit garden. A bit of a windy weekend, but luckily a well oriented patio that shelters you from the south easter. Oh, and let me not forget the chest of toys in the living room, so these hosts have got you covered!
Upon arrival Friday afternoon, we quickly settled in and started exploring. First stop, the horses! Literally a 10 second walk from our Cottage, the kids really loved having these animals so close to them all weekend. What a treat! As the sun went down, we lit our fire and relaxed as Xander and Zara played on the lawn in front of the Cottage. After a lovely braai and melted marshies on a stick, we were off to bed. 5 steps, and grandpa was in bed too! Saturday morning, the kids ran next door to wake up grandpa, as it was time to head to the beach. As the wind was still a bit strong, we rather opted for a stroll on the beach, before we headed off to Kokomo for lunch. Stunning beach-front restaurant with awesome seafood and kids play area. We headed back to our Cottage to put the kids down for their nap, and my husband and grandpa nipped away to Mykonos for some late afternoon entertainment. I love nothing better than a quiet 2hours to myself, so no complaining from me! We were sad as the sun set on our last night in Langebaan, but reflected on our weekend with another relaxing braai with fun and games on the lawn.
The next morning, we had some tea and rusks by the horses, because Xander and Zara had to tell them all about our weekend. And of course, to let them know we have to leave soon, but that they should not worry, as we will be back again! A promise I am happy to keep on their behalf, as Three Feathers Cottages is truly a secret hiding place on the West Coast. Comfortable and beautiful accommodation, that is kids friendly in all aspects of the word. For the purpose of this exercise, certainly GKG approved!
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