39 Steyn Street
Teri Leppan and Ren Engelbrecht were away when I visited but clearly they, too, have the hospitality gene – ‘amazing hosts’; ‘charming, friendly, warm and thoughtful’; ‘nothing too much trouble’ read the reviews. Their perfectionism and decor flair is evident the minute you step into the luxuriously appointed cottage, adjacent to their house on a large plot on the edge of town. The double-volume space is filled with light, and comprises a living-dining-kitchen area, with the bed on a mezzanine level. Aside from the tasteful furnishings and art, Teri (a film director who has travelled extensively in Africa, collecting artefacts along with stories) and Ren (a reputable cook who will, by prior arrangement, serve you a meal on your terrace or make up a picnic basket) have made sure the cottage is well equipped for long-stay guests, ideal for those who like to cook. Plenty of firewood for the fireplace, a generous stoep with braai area, and the pool – a deep and alluring body of water – make this level of luxury unheard of for the price.
ROOM TIP If 39 Steyn Street is unavailable, Moon Cabin is similar – not as luxurious but with a great atmosphere, for the same price (see Worth a Look, page 42).
COST R325 pp sharing (sleeps two).
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