Who is ready, indeed chomping at the bit, to embrace a post-pandemic existence? Certainly, it feels the tide is turning, even if we’re not quite there yet. And just as certainly this experience has changed us and changed how we live in so many ways. Our old ways of travel and holidaying are being redefined to reflect more meaning and purpose. To reflect more value in our time and how we choose to spend it, a wish to mindfully reconnect with nature, loved ones, to take true ‘time out’. Simultaneously, with spells working from home now the new norm, there’s a growing demand for holidays – and indeed holiday homes – to be an extension of our workweek lives. To offer an escape from the monotony of routine yet harness a discipline that allows us to juggle both work and play. Kalie’s Cottage presents an extraordinarily idyllic spot to do just that.
Found just over an hour from Cape Town this thoughtfully designed new build lies on a farm a mere stone’s throw from Churchhaven, in Schrywershoek, in the West Coast National Park. Nestled into the rich fynbos, a short meander from the startling turquoise lagoon, it is one of just six dwellings that offer a unique existence in an area that is deemed one of the most beautiful places on earth and is even dog friendly!
Rise early and head to your private patio, coffee in hand, to get ahead on workday demands. After a late breakfast wander to the lagoon to wade in the warm blue, or maybe go paddle boarding. As the sun rises overhead, settle in the shade and complete the day’s tasks before clocking off. Prepare a quick salad, pour a crisp Chenin and take some time to simply be, watching the sunlight dance and sparkle on the lagoon.
Afternoons spent here tempt siestas. But if you can steer from somnolence there are gorgeous walks to be had, taking in the marshlands, the dunes, the skies, the wildlife and the magical birdlife.
As evening falls fire up the flames of the braai and feast around the long table. It’s time for lively conversation and laughter, as nature’s colours deepen to golds and purples and the night sky ignites with stars. As bedtime beckons, you’ll find you fall into the deepest of sleeps… lulled by your surroundings, the stillness, the serenity. Qualities that are here to stay in this incredibly special spot, whichever way the world turns.
– 1/6th share in the farm: 30.95 hectares
– House size: 140m²
– 3 bedrooms en suite
– 3 bathrooms
– Open plan living area
– Double carport
– Off grid
– Dog friendly
Price excludes furnishings which are subject to separate negotiation
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