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The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 23 reviews for The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm
Cleanliness
4.2/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Astrid V - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Astrid V
With friends

A warm welcome by Jo to the comfortable self-catering guesthouse.

The scenery and surroundings of The Hayloft @ Hemel en Aarde farm and breathtaking. The self-catering cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable. A great base for visiting the various wine farms in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. We will be back in summer.

Paul S - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Paul S
With friends

Stunning stable setting, outlook and space amazing.

DStv card needs to be supplied as you can no longer transfer between machines.

Barbara-jean K - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Barbara-jean K
With friends

Perfect stay in a beautiful valley.

Very comfortable, well equipped house with stunning views.

Zelda P - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zelda P
Family with teenagers

Prentjiemooi omgewing, weg van enige gedruis.

Pragtig en omring met natuur en perde. Kinders het geniet om na perde te kyk, wortels te voer en te vryf. Kon ook kyk hoe met perde gewerk word.

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Picturesque surroundings, away from any noise.

Beautiful and surrounded by nature and horses. Children enjoyed looking at horses, feeding carrots and rubbing. Could also see how horses are worked.

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Michael M - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michael M
With friends

Most enjoyable weekend.

What a charming place for a relaxing weekend. The location is stunning: beauty and tranquility combined. The venue also provided lots of supplies that often you have to take with you to self-catering. So that was a bonus. Be aware that it is a working farm for horses, so there are flies. But that's manageable.

Samantha G - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Samantha G
With friends

Magical setting and friendly host.

The Hayloft is a hidden gem! You can have your morning coffee overlooking horse paddocks with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Jo is very friendly and helpful and the farmstyle house we stayed in was comfortable and clean. I will definitely be back and would recommend this stay to everyone.

Wynand B - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wynand B
With friends

Fantasties.

Asemrowende tyd gehad met asemrowende uitsig en plekkie was wel ingerig met alles wat jy benodig.

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Fantastic.

Had a breathtaking time with a breathtaking view and the place was well equipped with everything you need.

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The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm 's response

Awesome guests! Thanks Wynand. Hope to see you again.

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Barbara Y - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Barbara Y
With friends

Stunning Views.

The most amazing views from the patio. Wine farms within minutes from the loft so the location was great. Jo was a fanatstic host, going the extra mile to courier items I had left behind.

Jodine V - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jodine V
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

Lovely accommodation, well equipped and beautiful views. Was so nice to visit a horse farm where the accommodation, facilities and animals are in immaculate condition. Thanks Jo!

Danie B - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Danie B
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend, waarde vir geld.

As mens van perde hou en die rustigheid van 'n plaas met uitstekende verblyf wil ervaar, is hierdie die ideale bestemming. Die omgewing en uitsig uniek. Die woonstel is modern, skoon, netjies en goed toegerus. Die eienaarres is vriendelik en behulpsaam.

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Excellent, value for money.

If you like horses and want to experience the tranquility of a farm with excellent accommodation, this is the ideal destination. The environment and view unique. The apartment is modern, clean, tidy and well equipped. The owner is friendly and helpful.

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Brand C - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Brand C
With spouse/partner

Vuil, onhigïeniese verblyf, binne-in 'n perdestal.

Die plaas self is prentjiemooi en die uitsig oor die berge is asemrowend. Die eenheid is egter vuil en onhigïenies. Ons het bespreek vir 4 aande, maar moes na 1 dag alternatiewe verblyf soek omdat dit net te vuil was. Daar was ou gebruikte toiletware (sponsies en gebruikte koekies seep) van vorige gaste steeds in albei storte. Daar was ook 'n ou koekie seep en naelborsel by een van die wasbakke. Die mondspoelglas / tandeborselhouer lyk of dit nog nooit skoongemaak is nie. Die storte was vuil. Die “extractor fan” in die en suite-badkamer was stukkend en die mure was vol muf. Die yskas en vrieskas was ook nie skoongemaak nie, en ou gebruikte sakke ys van verskeie vorige gaste was net so in die vrieskas gelos. Verskeie glase in die kombuis was vuil. Dit het daartoe gelei dat ons enige eetgerei (bord / mes / vurk / glas) eers moes was voor ons dit kon gebruik.

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Dirty, unhygienic accommodation, inside a horse stable.

The farm itself is picturesque and the view over the mountains is breathtaking. However, the unit is dirty and unsanitary. We booked for 4 nights, but had to look for alternative accommodation after 1 day because it was just too dirty. There were old used toiletries (sponges and used bars of soap) from previous guests still in both showers. There was also an old bar of soap and nail brush by one of the sinks. The mouthwash glass / toothbrush holder looks like it has never been cleaned. The showers were dirty. The extractor fan in the en-suite bathroom was broken and the walls were full of mould. The fridge and freezer were also not cleaned, and old used bags of ice from several previous guests were left in the freezer just like that. Several glasses in the kitchen were dirty. This resulted in us having to wash any cutlery (plate / knife / fork / glass) before we could use it.

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The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm 's response

I am truly sorry that was your experience. The cleaner has now been replaced.

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Eva N - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Eva N
With friends

Peaceful setting in Hemel & Aarde.

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Peaceful setting in Heaven & Earth.

The unit at The Hayloft has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more. We enjoyed the horses in the padlocks as our backdrop in the evenings while braaiing on the stoep. The dogs are super friendly and not a bother as they are well trained to not enter the unit.

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Dini V - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dini V
Family with young children

Een prachtig gelegen sfeervolle plek. Hartelijke ontvangst en alles wat er zijn moet is er.

Een mooi uitzicht met prachtige paarden. De vallei van hemel en aarde.

Sally S - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sally S
With spouse/partner

Pure bliss. We were so well looked after. Great to be on a working farm. Couldn't have asked for better.

Thank you Jo for sharing your treasure with us.

Eloise S - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Eloise S
With spouse/partner

Had a wonderful stay for a weekend getaway. Very tranquil.

Very beautiful stay. Was nice and relaxing and on the wine routes, great to do the valley. Was surrounded by all the horses on the farm, nice a relaxing and a great weekend away.

Jill R - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jill R

I would recommend The Hayloft.

The hayloft was a lovely cozy stay and Jo was incredibly helpful and friendly - the views were spectacular and loved being surrounded the horses and guinea fowl and the gorgeous Great Dane, Beth - the gentle giant. The inside fireplace cum braai was a winner as it was cold in the evenings but the spacious veranda with a lovely big table would be wonderful in the summer.

Stephen S - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stephen S
With spouse/partner

Well equipped, great view.

Loved Biff. Close enough to Hermanus.

Liane H - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Liane H
Family with young children

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the farm is very scenic and our kids especially loved the animals, cycling on the farm and climbing the tree.

It's close enough to Hermanus if you want to access the beach and shops. George, the resident donkey enjoyed being fed apples, and Biff the farm dog is delightful! We will definitely come back to visit again. Jo is a wonderful host.

Hannelie K - Mar 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hannelie K
With friends

Pragtige omgewing en uitsig vanaf die stoep. Goed toegeruste verblyf, lekker binnebraai en kaggel.

Hayloft is 'n werkende perdeplaas. Die verblyf is by die stalle waar pragtige perde aangehou en opgelei word, dus is daar baie vlieë. As jy nie van perde, honde en plaasreuke hou nie, is Hayloft nie vir jou die plek nie.

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Beautiful surroundings and view from the porch. Well-equipped accommodation, nice indoor barbecue and fireplace.

Hayloft is a working horse farm. The accommodation is at the stables where beautiful horses are kept and trained, so there are a lot of flies. If you don't like horses, dogs and farm smells, Hayloft is not the place for you.

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Sandra V - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Sandra V
Family with teenagers

Pragtige area, plaasaktiwiteite rondom perde vind plaas. Die eienaar is baie behulpsaam. Gerieflike akkommodasie.

Die plaas is maklik om te vind, klein stukkie goeie grondpad. Die plaasbestuurder is baie behulpsaam, vriendelik en altyd beskikbaar. Lieflike atmosfeer en uitsig oor perdekampe en berge. Groot onderdakstoep, - kan braai, selfs as dit reën!

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Beautiful area, farm activities around horses take place. The owner is very helpful. Comfortable accommodation.

The farm is easy to find, small piece of good dirt road. The farm manager is very helpful, friendly and always available. Lovely atmosphere and view of horse camps and mountains. Large covered patio, - can braai even when it rains!

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Sonya B - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Sonya B
With spouse/partner

It was amazing.

It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. The only problem was that due to cable theft, we had no water or electricity the whole day. That made it a bit uncomfortable. I just felt that the owner should've made a plan to get water to us. But other than that, everything was clean and beautiful. I also loved old Puddles that came to us every night and waited patiently for her braaivleis.

Kim M - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Kim M
Family with young children

Lovely and peaceful setting but not really private and not clean.

The setting is wonderful and Jo is really friendly but the fridge was very dirty the bedding has ink stains so it felt dirty. Things like the bath mats need cleaning or replacing. The couches are covered in blankets with holes in them and there is fly poop all over. I know it's an equestrian estate, but the accommodation needs a scrub.

The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm 's response

Hi Adele,
Thank you for your valuable feedback and apologies about the issues you have highlighted.
We will ensure everything is renewed and cleaned.
Best wishes.

The Hayloft @ The Hemel en Aarde Farm
Sumien F - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Sumien F
Family with young children

Pragtige ligging.

Pragtige ligging en gemaklike verblyf.

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Beautiful location.

Beautiful location and comfortable stay.

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From
R1 600
per night, for 5 ppl
From
From R1 600
per night, for 5 ppl
From
R1 600
per night, for 5 ppl
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  • Free cancellation up to 1 week before your stay!
  • Capacity: 5 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 13:00
  • Address: The Hemel en Aarde Farm, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley (R320), Hermanus, 7201, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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