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Glen Avon Farm

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 25 reviews for Glen Avon Farm
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
5.0/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Jean-pierre S - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jean-pierre S
With spouse/partner

Stunning destination with lovely host.

Had a lovely stay at Glen Avon Farm, a stunning and peaceful farm with beautiful gardens. The host was incredibly accommodating and went out of her way to make sure our stay was pleasant. Look forward to returning again to enjoy all the farm has to offer.

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Jonathan O - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jonathan O
Individual traveler

Superb accommodation, peace and quiet.

I wish I had longer than 3 nights. Superb accommodation, with great views. There's wonderful history around the farm and it's lovely to see the recently restored watermill working again. Nice walks around the farm seeing everything from the old buildings to animals and even the cemetery and vault. I really enjoyed my stay.

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Christo V - Feb 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christo V
With spouse/partner

Pragtige, ou historiese plaas waar die egte plaasatmosfeer nog heers.

Dis al die agste geslag wat hierdie familieplaas besit. Sedert 1840's.

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Beautiful, old historic farm where the real farm atmosphere still prevails.

It's the eighth generation that owns this family farm. Since 1840s.

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Lucian C - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Lucian C
Family with teenagers

Die natuur is beeldskoon.

Dis 'n familieplaas, met baie ryke geskiedenis. Die natuur om die kothuis is pragtig. Ryk voëllewe.

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The nature is picturesque.

It's a family farm, with a very rich history. The nature around the cottage is beautiful. Rich bird life.

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Wd L - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wd L
Family with teenagers

Perfekte oorslaap.

Perfekte oorslaapplek. Die enigste probleem is dat jy meer as een dag nodig het, want daar is so baie om te doen en te sien.

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Perfect sleepover.

Perfect place to sleep. The only problem is that you need more than one day because there is so much to do and see.

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Elizabeth D - Oct 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elizabeth D
Family with young children

A green haven in the Karoo.

Loads to do, such as walks, cycling, swimming in dams and exploring the farm. Really beautiful and historic farm.

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Leon F - Jul 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leon F
With spouse/partner

Pragtige, gerieflike cottage geleë op 'n baie mooi plaas met 'n ou-wêreldse atmosfeer.

Die gasheer en -vrou, Greg en Fiona, het uit hul pad gegaan om ons welkom en tuis te laat voel. Hier kan mens regtig wegkom van die stad se gewoel en rustigheid ervaar.

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Beautiful, comfortable cottage located on a very beautiful farm with an old-world atmosphere.

The host and wife, Greg and Fiona, went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. Here you can really get away from the city's hustle and bustle and experience tranquility.

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

Lekker rustig, plek om weer jou siel te vind.

Sal beslis aanbeveel.

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Nice and quiet, place to find your soul again.

Would definitely recommend.

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Ernst V - Dec 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Ernst V
Family with young children

Die atmosfeer van die plek word bederf deur die aantal vlieë.

In ag geneem dat dit ’n werkende plaas is, is daar ’n kannetjie vlieëgif voorsien, maar steeds is die vlieë nie onder beheer nie. Die watertoevoer na die tweede stort is nie volhoubaar nie.

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The atmosphere of the place is spoiled by the number of flies.

Considering that this is a working farm, a can of fly poison has been provided, but still the flies are not under control. The water supply to the second shower is not sustainable.

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Junida C - Dec 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Junida C
With spouse/partner

Fantasties lekker.

Baie dankie Alison vir jou en jou man se gasvryheid. Dit was wonderlik om julle wonderlike plaas te kon beleef. Die skape en die groen rondom ons was so lekker vir ons 2 plaaskinders. Die stap na die damme was so verfrissend. Ons huisie was so mooi en lekker met al die antieke meubels. Ons het lekker gebraai en die voëllewe was so lekker om te hoor. Dankie vir jou pragtige tuin. Jou pragtige 200 jaar oue huis en die swembad. Dit was lekker verfrissend om na ons stappie te kon afkoel in die lekker water. Nogmaals baie baie dankie.

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Fantastically delicious.

Thank you so much Alison for you and your husband's hospitality. It was wonderful to be able to experience your wonderful farm. The sheep and the greenery around us were so nice for our 2 farm children. The walk to the ponds was so refreshing. Our little house was so beautiful and cozy with all the antique furniture. We had a nice barbecue and the bird life was so nice to hear. Thank you for your beautiful garden. Your beautiful 200 year old house and the pool. It was nice and refreshing to be able to cool off in the nice water after our walk. Thank you very much again.

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Dries H - Aug 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dries H
With spouse/partner

Some confusion at arrival.

Ideal if you love history and traditional hospitality.

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Stephan T - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Stephan T
Individual traveler

Sterk aanbeveel.

Glen Avon is in elke opsig 'n ideale bestemming. Die gasvrou (Alison) het agteroor gebuig om behulpsaam te wees. Die Cottage is baie oulik uitgelê om moderne fasiliteite in 'n ou gebou te voorsien. Die WiFi was 'n bonus, want selfoonopvangs skraps.

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Highly recommended.

Glen Avon is an ideal destination in every way. The hostess (Alison) bent over backwards to be helpful. The Cottage is very nicely laid out to provide modern facilities in an old building. The WiFi was a bonus, as cell phone reception is spotty.

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Tonya N - Jan 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tonya N
Family with teenagers

Pragtige omgewing. Lieflike 200 jaar oue huis.

Die huis is baie goed ingerig. Werklik ’n plek om te ontspan en van die stadslewe te vergeet. Wens ons kon langer bly.

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Beautiful surroundings. Lovely 200 year old house.

The house is very well furnished. Truly a place to relax and forget about city life. Wish we could stay longer.

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Welma P - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Welma P
Family with young children

Lekker tyd op 'n plaas, met 'n ryk geskiedenis.

Baie lekker nagrus, mooi omgewing. Lekker staparea. Goed vir die siel.

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Nice time on a farm, with a rich history.

Very good night's rest, beautiful surroundings. Nice walking area. Good for the soul.

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

Wonderlike area en baie vriendelike diens.

Baie mooi huisie en die area het baie lekker staproetes.

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Wonderful area and very friendly service.

Very nice house and the area has very nice hiking trails.

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Jared S - Aug 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jared S
With spouse/partner

Beautiful, relaxing, peaceful.

Lovely farm setting, amazing bird life, good fishing and beautiful hikes.

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Danelle T - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Danelle T
Family with young children

Pragtige omgewing en verblyf. Dit was vir ons 'n baie spesiale ervaring.

Mooiste plaashuis. Baie spasie vir kinders en lekker vuur gemaak. Onvergeetlike ervaring!

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Beautiful surroundings and accommodation. It was a very special experience for us.

Most beautiful farmhouse. Lots of space for children and nice fire made. Unforgettable experience!

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David W - Dec 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
David W
With spouse/partner

Absolutely wonderful two nights stay.

Such an interesting history to the farm and friendly, welcoming hosts. We were very comfortable in Hart cottage.

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Hantie C - Nov 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hantie C
With spouse/partner

Beeldskone natuur.

Pragtige omgewing. Staproetes se beginpunt nie duidelik aangedui nie.

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Picturesque nature.

Beautiful surroundings. Walking routes' starting point not clearly indicated.

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Rachit J - Mar 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rachit J
Family with young children

Great place in nature, highly recommended.

Surrounded by farm animals, great hospitality and friendly hosts, what else do you want. We milked cows, saw the birth of a baby sheep had nice walking trails, was mesmerising. Will recommend for travelers on way to Addo to take a break in their journey here.

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

Excellent venue. Will be back!

We had a lovely time and our only regret was not having more time to spend. The food was delicious, the room was lovely and lots to do - or not.

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Annelise M - Jul 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annelise M
Family with teenagers

Gesellig en mooi.

Ons het as familie daar saam gekuier en 'n 80ste verjaarsdag gevier. Ons het lekker gekuier en warm geslaap. Het net verwag dat huise volgende oggend gediens sou word en dit het toe nie gebeur nie - verder het ons lekker gebly.

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Cozy and beautiful.

We visited there as a family and celebrated an 80th birthday. We had a good time and slept warm. Just expected houses to be serviced next morning and it didn't happen - otherwise we had a nice stay.

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Matthys C - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Matthys C
With spouse/partner

A calm, relaxing environment with great hosts.

The ideal environment to have a relaxed time topped up with great outdoor activities.

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Salome D - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Salome D
Family with teenagers

'n Belewenis.

Die plaas het soveel om te sien en te waardeer. Dit is so 'n geskiedkundige plaas met baie interessanthede om te sien. Ons sal beslis weer Glen Avon besoek, maar dié keer 'n minimum van 2 nagte oorslaap sodat daar tyd is om alles te kan sien en te doen. Die mense is baie aangenaam en hulpvaardig. Dit was net 'n plesier om daar te wees.

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An experience.

The farm has so much to see and appreciate. It is such a historic farm with many interesting things to see. We will definitely visit Glen Avon again, but this time stay a minimum of 2 nights so that there is time to see and do everything. The people are very pleasant and helpful. It was just a pleasure to be there.

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Geurt B - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Geurt B
With spouse/partner

Fantastic.

On our arrival we were received by the Brown family and made welcome immediately. We were lucky to have the "Hart Lodge" as our homestead. This is a lovely raw brick building with a huge amount of history, as is the case for the whole concern at Glen Avon. There is lot to do and for anyone that is looking for a home from home stay WITH huge opportunities to move around on a lovely farm, this be it. I will return to investigate this gem again and will stay for a minimum of three nights just to do the farm and Somerset East justice for what it can give. I hope you guys had good rains!

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Thank you for your review. We have had some rain, so everything is green again, but we still need lots more.

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  • Capacity: 8 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Glen Avon Farm, Somerset East, 5850, Eastern Cape
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