Bugler's Cottage

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Bugler’s cottage is one of the original labourer’s cottages on Sir Robert’s Stanford’s farm, and dates back to the early 1860s.  It is the only cottage in Stanford that is still true to its original form, except for internal changes and the addition of a bathroom at the back.

It was lovingly restored in 2012 and made structurally sound after internal support structures were removed as people grew taller over the years and would bump their heads against the low beams!  Some of the “boer-maak-‘n-plan” methods have been retained for posterity, such as the barbed wire and “hanebalke” to try and keep the roof together.

This one-bedroom cottage oozes charm whilst taking you back in history.  It can accommodate a family of 3, as there is a daybed (and a Queen Anne stove!) in the lounge area.  The bathroom consists of a shower and bath.  There is a large patio/ braai area and a still to be fixed jacuzzi in the garden.  The property is enclosed with secured off-street parking and is pet-friendly.

RATES:  Please click on the red Book Now button above for a live availability calendar and rates.

R200 surcharge for midweek single night stay
Mid-week special rates apply.
ONLY 2-day bookings over weekends, and 3-day bookings over long weekends.
Min 5 night stay from 20 December – 3 January


Our address

Morton Street Stanford Overberg Western Cape
-34.441748558172414, 19.45516137301638
083 293 5512

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2018-02-13 11:40:20
Buglers Cottage is my favorite Stanford cottage. The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything you need. The bathroom has a bath and shower which is a huge plus in my books. The cottage is nice & cool even on the hottest summer days. It's pet friendly so you can bring the furkids too. Thanks to super friendly hosts Basil & Bea this is my home away from home.
Lynne Kloot
2014-04-22 10:00:50
The thatching was the only part of the `restoration' one could applaud; the cast-iron stove, the plethora of plugs and the hot water were the three modern details worth noting. The bed was a back-breaker, the oven didn't work and there was no manual, the chairs were rendered uncomfortable by decades of use (and cheap patio-cushions don't help!), the outdoor benches are most inhospitable, the unpainted patches and cracks on the walls are an eyesore, the tat and cast-offs filling the place are decor at its worst, and the upholstery feels greasy with dirt, like the `place-mats'. I shudder to think of tourists surveying this -- what a shocker!

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