When you come across those extremely rare finds that manage to prise open the windows to your soul. Revealing what a home and a life lived inside that home looks like at the helm of your heart. That golden ticket into sublime existence. When you make that discovery, you observe that window opening, listen to that yearning and follow the course of the direction of belonging. Especially if it’s leading you to the beautiful old fishing village of Churchhaven, hidden within the wilderness of the West Coast National Park. A place so secluded and serene, the 200 year-old church bells chime across the clear turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon every Sunday, signifying the end of the week.
No more than a ninety-minute drive from Cape Town, a cluster of modest beach cottages dot themselves along the shoreline of the lagoon and around the wetlands, unobtrusively occupying the reserve. Being totally off-the-grid, and in line with nature’s narrative, the community have established an environmentally sustainable way of living. The charm of this little hamlet’s history – that’s so embedded into the soil – mirrors the image that’s dancing in your soul and captured in your heart.
This delightful three-bedroomed, three-bathroomed open-planned cottage, overlooking the vast landscape of the lagoon, is offering itself as that journey to discovering your own slice of paradise. An investment of a lifetime, where family holidays and long weeks of remote living encapsulate the essence of wholesomeness. Endless hours of fun and frolics with your favourite people, laid-back, barefoot, beach-living. Swathed in kikois, wading through crystal-clear waters from dawn until dusk, and venturing off into the wilderness for some trail finding and small game spotting. Days and nights spent in the sanctity of Churchhaven will be the best days and nights of your life.
Without the futile technological temptations, the vastness of the landscape relieves you from your thoughts and replaces them with a silent stillness. Intermittently interrupted by a muffled growl of the Atlantic Ocean on the other side. Of course you are at liberty to tend to as much or as little work as necessary. There will be Wifi and your laptops will charge. But you’ll find yourself more inclined to occupy your hours with what’s going on around you. The occasional ostrich will saunter along the sandy pathways, as the tortoises cruise through the fynbos shrub. Mongooses, Cape foxes and over 250 bird species – including a bevy of over 5000 flamingos – will keep you captivated when you’re lazing by the lapping waters or swinging from your hammock. It’s a treasure trove to those that settled and nurtured its land. It’s a secret slice of West Coast heaven, that will become everything you’ve envisioned for you and yours. And a wholesome secret serving of a lot more.
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