The In­side-Out­side House

Getaway (South Africa) - - THE FINAL CUT BARRYDALE -

UN­LISTED ON TRIPAD­VI­SOR

If you love out­door liv­ing (but like me are mar­ried to some­one who won’t coun­te­nance camp­ing), this is the per­fect so­lu­tion. Us­ing Bar­ry­dale leik­lip stonework, artist Zav­ick Botha and wife Shona Mac­Don­ald have cre­ated a ter­raced back gar­den that steps you seam­lessly into the moun­tain­side that lies just beyond their bound­ary. There are ponds and benches, but the best part is the built-in dou­ble bed tucked into a weath­er­proof cor­ner of the stoep, af­ford­ing un­ob­structed views of the gar­den and moun­tain. Next to it is the braai/fire­place, and just beyond is an out­door bath – ly­ing back in a body of hot wa­ter, look­ing up at the moun­tain and stars while a fire crack­les be­hind is surely an aphro­disiac for the soul, com­bin­ing the key el­e­ments of earth, air, fire and wa­ter. The in­te­ri­ors are filled with art and well fur­nished.

ROOM TIP There are three be­d­rooms, but I’d think twice be­fore shar­ing this ro­man­tic bolt­hole.

COST From R2 100 a night (sleeps five). Book three nights and get the third for free.

CON­TACT 082-556-6808, airbnb.com

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