Goodwill Mountain Farm
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Goodwill Mountain Farm is situated on the slopes of the Klein River Mountain Range in the Stanford Valley. This guest farm is a permaculture project in progress and the owners aim to eventually be totally self-sufficient and live off the grid. Lovers of holistic living can indulge in an unlimited supply of fresh country air and an untouched countryside, just waiting to be explored. There is a choice of two self-catering cottages and a Villa, just perfect for family getaways, small groups of friends or those seeking solace in a spiritual retreat. Sport and nature lovers will be spoiled for choice when selecting outdoor activities on the farm and in the surrounding area that is perfect for hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and trail running. Goodwill Mountain Farm is close to some of the best wine estates and restaurants in the Overberg. Pine and Oak Cottages sleep a total of ten people while The Villa can sleep 10. Pets are welcome on request.

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Permaculture is the philosophy of working with, rather than against nature...of protracted and thoughtful observation, rather than protracted and thoughtless labour.

The Villa is a new addition to Goodwill Mountain Farm and has been refurbished in such a way that it totally blends in with the landscape allowing you to fully experience your natural surroundings at their best.

Oak and Pine Cottages are original farm labourer’s quarters that have been lovingly restored and refurbished to create a unique and laid back living experience.

The Villa is a four bedroom, self-catering house built next to a tranquil dam that skirts the most awe inspiring view of the mountains. Artworks by local artists and furniture pieces that are family heirlooms, add to the authentic feel of this luxurious home. The Villa offers free WiFi and a complimentary range of eco-friendly toiletries.

The spacious lounge has huge picture windows that look out onto the shaded veranda. There is an outdoor braai area and the veranda offers easy access for those water babies who want to take a dip in the dam’s refreshing waters.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances and there is a separate scullery with the convenience of an additional gas stove and refrigerator.  

Fire:

This is the master bedroom and has a King-size bed that can be separated to make two single beds. The ensuite bathroom has a bath, shower, basin and toilet.

Earth:

This room has a King-size bed that can be separated to make two single beds. The bathroom is adjacent to the room and has a shower, a basin and a toilet.

Water:

This room has its own private veranda. There is a King-size bed that can be separated to make two single beds. Water shares a bathroom with Air, and it has a shower, a basin and a toilet.

Air:

This room has a King-size bed that can be separated to make two single beds. Air shares a bathroom with Water, and it has a shower, a basin and a toilet.

Rates (ten guests)

Weekdays until December 2018:

  • R3,500 per night

Weekends until December 2018:

  • R3,800 per night

Weekdays and weekends from December 2018 onward:

  • R6,000 per night with a minimum stay of three nights

This large three-bedroom self-catering cottage has a full length veranda which boasts breathtaking views of the Stanford Valley.

There is a fully equipped, open-plan kitchen and lounge with a fireplace.

Bedroom One:

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, shower, basin and toilet.

Bedroom Two and Three:

There are two separate bedrooms that share a guest bathroom that has a shower, basin and toilet.

Rates (six guests):

  • R1,250 per night
  • R1,400 per night (Christmas and Easter Holidays)

This spacious two bedroom self-catering cottage has a full-length veranda that overlooks a grassy nook which is lined by pine trees. Pine Cottage is fenced-in, making it ideal for your four-legged family members.

There is a fully equipped, open-plan kitchen and lounge with a fireplace.

Bedroom one and two:

The bedrooms each have an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, shower, basin and toilet.

Rates (four guests):

  • R1,050 per night
  • R1,150 per night (Christmas and Easter Holidays)

The Villa and Cottages are fully equipped with all the comforts you will need to enjoy country living:

  • WiFi (The Villa only)
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Private outdoor braai facilities
  • Firewood
  • Private parking

Your hosts encourage you to embrace nature on your stay at Goodwill Mountain Farm.

Yoga

Ease into the day with yoga poses and asana as you join your host Bodhi for a yoga class offered by prior arrangement. Bodhi, who is a certified yogi, knows the best way to take loving care of a hard-working body and overactive mind.

Horse Riding

One of the best ways to explore Goodwill Mountain and the surrounding Stanford Valley is on horseback. Outrides can be arranged with African Horse Company whose beautiful horses live on Goodwill Mountain Farm.

Trail running

Some of the most scenic trails can be found on Goodwill Mountain Farm and trail runners of all experience levels will find a path that will lead them through visual joy.

MTB

Just you and your mountain bike riding away from your city stresses as you discover new and exciting MTB trails in the Stanford Valley. BYOB (Bring your own bike).

Hiking

Conquer Goodwill Mountain and discover some of the many surprises that await you on your hike through the Cape Floral Kingdom. The slopes of the mountain present natural treasures such as a waterfall that is just waiting to be discovered.

Birdwatching

Stanford is known as a bird watcher's paradise so pack your binoculars and birding guide and see just how many feathered friends you can identify.  

Wine Tasting

Some of the Overberg’s finest wine estates are to be found in and around Stanford…two of which are conveniently situated within crawling distance to Goodwill Mountain Farm.

Your hosts Rishi and Bodhi invite you to join them as volunteers on pre-arranged permaculture and conservation projects on the farm.

Oak Cottage (sleeps six):

  • R1,250 per night
  • R1,400 per night (Christmas and Easter Holidays)

Pine Cottage (sleeps four):

  • R1,050 per night
  • R1,150 per night (Christmas and Easter Holidays)

Cancellation policy available on request.

“Perfect place to recharge and de-stress. Take long walks and afternoon naps. Explore nearby markets and farms for great product, try the Ou Meul bakery in town for the best bread and you are set for a long lazy lunch under the trees at your cottage. We will be back soon!” Liesbet S

“We spent a lovely weekend at Goodwill Mountain enjoying all the great things to do around Stanford and Hermanus. You can literally stroll up to e.g. Stanford Hills Estate and Hermanus is 20 minutes away. The cottage is very well laid out and simply furnished and you can sit and enjoy the view over the fields. Our dog also had a wonderful time roaming the fields. Rishi and Bodhi are wonderful hosts!”  Kristina M

“We had a wonderful stay at Goodwill Mountain Farm. The house is very neat, spacious and well equipped. The booking and communication beforehand was excellent. Situated close to some great restaurants. We had a tranquil and very relaxing stay - it's a real gem and we will definitely return! Thank you very much.” retsehd2017

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