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De Molen Farm

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 27 reviews for De Molen Farm
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
4.7/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Elizabeth C - Aug 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elizabeth C
With spouse/partner

Lovely stay, would definitely recommend.

Thank you for the lovely weekend. The hosts were a delight and always ready to help if needed. Small and intimate rondawel/cottage, but exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed our stay a lot and would definitely stay here again.

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We enjoyed sharing our farm with you and Louis, Elizabeth. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Brian and Lin.

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Hannes R - Jul 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hannes R
With spouse/partner

'n Aangename kuier waar ons baie tuis gevoel het. Vriendelike, hulpvaardige gashere.

Ongelukkig is die wifi nie in die kamers beskikbaar nie en moes ons op die plaashuis se stoep gaan sit om enige wifi te kry. In die ysige koue was dit 'n bietjie lastig. Die gasheer het aanbeveel dat ons die rugby gaan kyk in die Golden Gate hotel (ongeveer 9 km van die gastehuis). Dit was 'n aangename ervaring, veral toe die gasheer Brian ook by ons aangesluit het. Ons het soos ou vriende gekuier en dit was 'n lekker ervaring.

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A pleasant visit where we felt very much at home. Friendly, helpful hosts.

Unfortunately the wifi is not available in the rooms and we had to sit on the farmhouse porch to get any wifi. In the freezing cold it was a bit tricky. The host recommended that we watch the rugby in the Golden Gate hotel (about 9 km from the guest house). It was a pleasant experience, especially when the host Brian also joined us. We hung out like old friends and it was a nice experience.

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Stefan V - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Stefan V
Family with teenagers

Fantastiese uitkyk oor die berge en mooi waterval baie naby.

Mooi groot oop spasie met die mooiste uitkyk oor die berge. Stil, maar tog naby om gou dorp toe te gaan.

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Fantastic view over the mountains and beautiful waterfall very close.

Nice big open space with the most beautiful view over the mountains. Quiet, yet close to go to town soon.

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It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family. Hope to see you again.
Kind regards, Brian and Lin.

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Werner S - Sep 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werner S
With spouse/partner

Rustige wegbreek van die besiger Clarens.

Ons het in die Oak Tree Cottage gebly wat 'n gemaklike rondawel-gevoel het met 'n grasdak wat die kamer koud hou op warm dae. Die kombuisarea is nogals klein, maar was genoeg om kos te maak en skottelgoed te was. Die bar-fridge was ook net groot genoeg om ons paar dae se kos koel te hou. Die badkamer met 'n stort was mooi netjies. Die plaas self is asemrowend met 'n rustige rivier en pragtige wilgerbome waaronder 'n mens kan picnic hou. Ons het 'n paar keer op die plaas gestap en gaan draf in die oggende. Dit het altyd veilig gevoel. Brian en Lin en hul 3 honde (Tessa, Bently en Genius) was baie verwelkomend en het mooi na ons gekyk om seker te maak ons het als wat ons benodig en dat ons weet waar ons op die plaas kan gaan stap en picnic hou. Hulle het ook vir ons voorstelle gemaak van waar ons kan gaan koffie drink en uiteet. Ons sal verseker weer by die De Molen Guestfarm bly as ons weer in Clarens se rigting gaan.

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Peaceful getaway from the busier Clarens.

We stayed in the Oak Tree Cottage which has a comfortable rondavel feel with a thatched roof keeping the room cool on hot days. The kitchen area is quite small, but was enough to cook and wash dishes. The bar fridge was also just big enough to keep our few days worth of food cool. The bathroom with a shower was pretty neat. The farm itself is breathtaking with a peaceful river and beautiful willow trees under which one can have a picnic. We walked the farm a few times and went jogging in the mornings. It always felt safe. Brian and Lin and their 3 dogs (Tessa, Bently and Genius) were very welcoming and looked after us to make sure we had everything we needed and that we knew where we could go for a walk on the farm and have a picnic. They also gave us suggestions of where we could go for coffee and eat out. We will definitely stay at the De Molen Guestfarm again if we go in the direction of Clarens again.

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Jane S - Aug 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jane S
With friends

Lin and Brian are wonderful hosts and the farm is absolutely wonderful - a delight to stay there.

There are some issues with maintenance of the cottage which I believe they are sorting out and the WiFi needs to be fixed. Not visible in photos.

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Gerrit S - May 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Gerrit S
With spouse/partner

Overpriced.

We have toured South Africa for three months and stayed in numerous self catering accommodation. The most expensive we stayed in was the cottage on De Molen Farm at R1500 per night but it was probably the third least luxurious. The decor was very dated. There is a large crack in the wall from ceiling to window that is very ugly. There is no outside seating that is not overlooked. It has no TV. I understand that Clarens has become a tourist hotspot. But we stayed in cottages in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay etc that are in more popular tourist places for less money and far more luxury. The host and hostess were very friendly and helpful.

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Vera B - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Vera B
With spouse/partner

'n Rustige kuier naby die natuur.

Ons het a.g.v. 'n dubbelbespreking by De Molen beland. Lynne, en later Brian, was baie verwelkomend, en ons het lekker in die snoesige Oak Tree Cottage gebly. Die staproete na die oorhanggrot en die rivier vir kunsvlieghengel was egter ons hoogtepunt. Ons sal beslis weer 'n draai daar maak.

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A quiet visit close to nature.

We have due to ended up with a double booking at De Molen. Lynne, and later Brian, were very welcoming, and we had a great stay in the cozy Oak Tree Cottage. However, the hiking trail to the overhanging cave and the river for fly fishing was our highlight. We will definitely make a visit there again.

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Trischca K - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Trischca K
Family with young children

Wonderlik!

Heerlike wegkoms van die besige wêreld. Het elke oomblik op die plaas geniet. Heerlike, pragtige staproetes wat ons klein lyfie ook vreeslik geniet het. Thanks Lin it was amazing!

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Wonderful!

Great escape from the busy world. Enjoyed every moment on the farm. Delicious, beautiful hiking trails that our little body also enjoyed immensely. Thanks Lin it was amazing!

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David L - Feb 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
David L
With spouse/partner

Beste natuurskoon ooit.

Natuurskoon plek en die beste waterval, als het so skoon gewees met rivier wat afgekom het. Blyplek baie gerieflik en skoon. Beste ontvangs en baie vriendelik baie dankie vir die beste naweek.

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Best scenery ever.

Scenic place and the best waterfall, als was so clean with river coming down. Accommodation very comfortable and clean. Best welcome and very friendly thank you very much for the best weekend.

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Tayla J - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Tayla J
With spouse/partner

Quiet stay in a beautiful setting, loved the little cottage which had everything we needed. Very lovely place!

Amazing dogs, amazing cottage, friendly owners, the best locations - perfect place to stay when you visit Clarens.

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Thank you for your review. It is always rewarding for is to share this beautiful farm with guests. Look forward to seeing you again next you are in Clarens.

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Ben O - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Ben O
With spouse/partner

Awesome people!

Vriendelik, hulpvaardig en net awesome om mee te praat.

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Thank you for your kind words Ben & Theresa. Looking forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,
Brian & Lin

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Lilienne V - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lilienne V
Family with young children

Heerlike familie weg breek!

Heerlik gebly! Pragtige plaas, heerlik gestap, vis gevang en lekker gekuier. Perfekte plek vir families met klein kinders!

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Lovely family break away!

Great stay! Beautiful farm, lovely walks, caught fish and had a good time. Perfect place for families with small children!

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Trevor D - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Trevor D
With spouse/partner

Excellent location and wonderful hosts

Excellent stay, all that you would want. No wifi if you need it.

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It was a pleasure hosting you and your family Trevor.
Pity that you could not get WiFi.
There is connectivity in certain areas. We could sort it out for you.
Kind regards,
Brian & Lin

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Hanru P - Jul 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
4/5
Hanru P
Family with teenagers

Brian se buitengewone gasvryheid en advies oor omgewing maak dat ons graag weer daar sal wil kuier!

Sien sterre.

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Brian's extraordinary hospitality and advice about the area makes us want to visit again!

See stars.

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Erika O - Feb 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erika O
With spouse/partner

Ons het baie tuis gevoel.

Die persoonlike belangstelling deur Lin en Brian in ons as gaste was hartlik. Hulle het moeite gedoen om die interessanthede van die omgewing aan ons bekend te maak.

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We felt very much at home.

The personal interest taken by Lin and Brian in us as guests was warm. They made an effort to make the interesting things of the area known to us.

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Inke H - Nov 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Inke H
With friends

Very peaceful and relaxing.

Very accommodating owners. Place is very quiet and we had a lovely relaxing weekend.

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Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again. And so rewarding for us to know that you enjoyed your weekend.
Regards,
Brian and Lin

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Hettie R - Aug 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hettie R
With spouse/partner

A beautiful retreat in the Maloti.

Every need catered for, very spacious and comfortable. A quiet, tranquil farm setting. Ideally situated between Clarens and Golden Gate. Drive straight off the R712. Great walks, hikes and climbs on the property, even has its own cave that can sleep 3000 sheep, running water and all!

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We so enjoyed hosting you and would love to see you back with your family.
Kind regards,
Brian and Lin

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Barend G - Jul 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Barend G
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Baie netjies, pragtige omgewing en vriendelike mense. Kort net 'n kaggel.

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Very nice.

Very neat, beautiful surroundings and friendly people. Just needs a fireplace.

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Jacqueline C - Jul 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Jacqueline C
Family with young children

Heerlik en rustig en baie spasie vir die kinders om te speel.

Wat 'n wonderlike en rustige plaas. Die eienaars is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Alles is baie netjies en skoon. Die kinders kan fietsry en gaan stap. Ons sal vir seker weer kom! Dit is lekker naby aan Clarens geleë.

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Lovely and peaceful and lots of space for kids to play.

What a wonderful and peaceful place. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Everything is very neat and clean. The kids could cycle and go for walks. We will definitely come again! It's very close to Clarens.

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Thank you so much Jacqueline.
It was so good to meet you and your delightful family.

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Anthony B - Jun 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anthony B
With spouse/partner

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Such an amazing venue to relax, recharge and renew your spirits. Just outside of town but close enough as well. Lovely people. Lovely venue. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

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Dear Anthony and Karen,Thank you for taking the time to review De Molen. It was a pleasure hosting you and it is rewarding for us to know that you were able recharge on our farm.
Kind regards,
Brian and Lin

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Banie B - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Banie B
With spouse/partner

Rustige atmosfeer en vriendelike mense.

Ons was hartlik verwelkom. Mooi, rustige omgewing. Die grot is 'n moet om te sien!

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Calm atmosphere and friendly people.

We were warmly welcomed. Beautiful, peaceful environment. The cave is a must see!

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Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you next time you visit Clarens.

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Riana V - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Riana V
With spouse/partner

One of the places we wish we could stay longer.

Brian and Lin were warm, helpful and friendly. Beautiful setting nestled at the foot of mountains and Golden gate national park. Peaceful with lovely walks.

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Thank you Riana, it was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Marna F - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marna F
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi plek en sal definitief teruggaan.

Plek is mooi skoon en netjies, mense vriendelik en behulpsaam. Sal definitief die plek aanbeveel vir mense.

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Very nice place and will definitely go back.

Place is nice clean and tidy, people friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend the place to people.

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Frans N - Mar 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Frans N
With spouse/partner

Aangename, skoon en netjiese eenheid.

Besondere aangename en vriendelike mense, wat jou onmiddellik tuis laat voel. Hulle het ons ook bekendgestel aan die omgewing en watter plekke jy kan besoek en wat jy alles kan doen.

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Pleasant, clean and tidy unit.

Particularly pleasant and friendly people, who immediately make you feel at home. They also introduced us to the area and what places you can visit and what you can do.

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Thank you for your feedback. We would love to host you again next time you visit Clarens.

Regards
Lin

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Alex M - Sep 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Alex M
With spouse/partner

Heerlike rustige verblyf in 'n pragtige natuurskoon.

Heerlike rustige verblyf in pragtige area, met baie vriendelike mense en lekker staproetes en braaigeriewe met braaihout. Naby Clarens vir restaurante en ander interessante winkels.

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Lovely peaceful stay in beautiful natural scenery.

Wonderful peaceful accommodation in a beautiful area, with very friendly people and nice walking routes and braai facilities with braai wood. Close to Clarens for restaurants and other interesting shops.

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Margaret H - Jun 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Margaret H
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik en eenvoudig. 'n Lekker halfpad-stopplek. Stil en rustig.

Maklik om te vind en net 'n klein entjie uit die dorp. Baie stil en rustig, ons het gevoel soos of ons die enigste mense daar was. Ons het laataand arriveer, ons gasvrou was tegemoetkomend en vriendelik. Ons kamer was reeds warm en gereed vir ons om ons moeë lywe neer te lê. Ek beveel De Molen aan vir enige oornag-geleentheid.

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Comfortable and simple. A nice halfway stop. Quiet and peaceful.

Easy to find and just a short distance from town. Very quiet and calm, we felt like we were the only people there. We arrived late at night, our hostess was accommodating and friendly. Our room was already nice and warm and ready for us to lay down down our tired bodies. I recommend De Molen for any overnight stay.

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Thank you for your kind words about De Molen. We trust that we can host you again when you are in the Clarens area.

Kind Regards,
Lin

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Mia H - Apr 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Mia H
With spouse/partner

Was baie aangenaam, lekker rustig, sorgvry.

Baie netjies en skoon. Omgewing baie mooi en rustig.

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Was very pleasant, nice and quiet, carefree.

Very neat and clean. Environment very beautiful and peaceful.

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Baie dankie Johan.
Groete,
Lin

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  • Capacity: 16 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Number CL09, Golden Gate Road, R712, Clarens, 9707, Free State
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