If you’re planning a couples retreat before winter ends, a stone cottage with a cosy fireplace and snowy weather raging outside may just rekindle your fairy tale aspirations. TravelGround discovered a few cabins near whispering streams and towering mountains where you and your loved one can play Hansel and Gretel for a weekend.

At Wyndford Holiday Farm the two of you can take to the mountains on horseback and gallop into the sunset. This farm amidst the Rooiberg and Maluti Mountains is ideal for a couple with one or two little ones and its tree houses and horse adventures will make everyone merry.

L'Abondant Vinge Stone Cottage

L’Abondant Vinge Stone Cottage, a mere 30 minutes from the heart of Gauteng, is wonderfully secluded, overlooking the Suikerbos River. It is the ideal base from which to explore new territory in a row boat, where the slow, rhythmic cycle of the ores will draw you further into the countryside, or maybe into each other’s eyes? Make sure to acquire some organic produce from the farm for your picnic.

Built from the area’s iconic sandstone, The French Cottage near Clarens in the Free State boasts a cast iron stove for winter warmth that will take you back to Medieval Europe. You can also explore the nearby San paintings and perennial waterfall.

The picturesque Rougham Farm at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg conjures images of peaceful meadows where hobbits reside. Their Loft Unit is perfect for a couple!

Another abode in the heart of the Drakensberg, Flintstone Cottage offers true solitude as it can only be reached by 4×4. Like Heidi and Peter in the Alps, here you can relish the farm animals, flowers, fields and mountain echoes, then afterwards retreat to the cosy indoor fireplace.

Stop dreaming, click on the cottage that stirs your fantasy and start you romantic adventure!

Feature image: Flintstone Cottage (TravelGround)