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The Nelsbells Cottage

Self Catering
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 138 Malherbe Street, Clarens, 9707, Free State
  • All ages welcome
  • From R3 000 per night (sleeps 8)


The Nelsbells Cottage situated within walking distance from the heart of Clarens offers self-catering accommodation in rustic Victorian-style.

The main house comfortably accommodates 6 guests in 3 upstairs bedrooms. The first bedroom with a double bed leads out on to a wraparound balcony, while the second bedroom has 2 single beds and the third bedroom a queen-size bed. All beds have electric blankets. There are 2 bathrooms in the main house, the first situated downstairs with a bath and toilet, and the second upstairs with a shower and toilet.

The open-plan living area comprises a comfortable lounge with a fireplace for those winter evenings, and a cosy reading corner which leads out on to the wraparound verandah. The kitchen is equipped with a kettle, fridge, gas and electric combo stove, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, cutlery and crockery. A DStv premium bouquet package is available as well as a DVD player. The property includes braai facilities, secure parking and pets are welcome.

In addition to the house guests have access to a garden flat, which has a queen-size bed comfortably accommodating 2 adults, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a shower and toilet. Flashlights are provided for loadshedding.

The village of Clarens has become known as the 'Jewel of the Free State', attracting artists, photographers and nature lovers. The town is known for the many Art and Craft shops, offering a wide range of curios and original artwork, the sandstone buildings add to the picturesque atmosphere of the village. Clarens has become the ideal getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Durban, as these cities are all approximately 300 km away.

Sleeping Arrangements

A booking at The Nelsbells Cottage includes:

Queen Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xQueen Bed
Double Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 3
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Queen Bed
Bedroom 4
Sleeps 2 people
1 xQueen Bed


Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking


  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Satellite TV
  • Self Catering

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Trout Fishing
  • Bass Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Behind Remote Gate


  • Bath
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower

Unit Facilities

  • Electric blanket
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove


  • Books and magazines
  • Dvd
  • Exclusive dstv
  • Tv

Review Summary

4.4 out of 5from 76 reviews for The Nelsbells Cottage
Value for money


  • 138 Malherbe Street, Clarens, 9707, Free State
  • Guests think The Nelsbells Cottage is in a very good location
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  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 138 Malherbe Street, Clarens, 9707, Free State
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