The SpaceRiver’s Edge is a delightful riverside double storey country home with stylish comfy furnishings and rolling lawns down to the banks of the Stanford Klein River.
Down stairs offers a farmstyle fully equipped open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with a morso fireplace, big sash windows and double doors leading out onto the covered verandah and braai (barbecue) area.
Rivers Edge is not all old world charm though: the house has a good range of holiday gadgets, including DSTV, iPod docking station and most importantly, a dishwasher in the scullery room.
The house sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms, each tastefully decorated with period furniture, screeded floors and large sash windows. The main bedroom upstairs has a a queen four-poster bed , ensuite bathroom with freestanding Victorian bath, private verandah and views over the garden and riverbank.
Bedroom two and three also have queen, four-poster beds, with bedroom two featuring its own ensuite bathroom. A fourth bedroom has bunk beds suitable for kids and teens only, and an inter-leading bathroom.
Lush lawns lead down to the pristine Klein River where you can swim, boat or kayak and admire the natural splendour – or your could simply laze around the pool. Guest AccessStanford is a charming Victorian village with so much to do and see.
You are right on the Klein River for kayaking, boating or walks, mountain views, amazing bird trails and watching in the reserve, 15km's from whale watching in whale season, located mid-point between Hermanus and Gansbaai. Close to the Walker Bay 4x4 trail and protected beaches.
There is a fantastic market every Saturday morning in Stanford - we encourage you to get there just before 10am - things sell out quickly! I can highly recommend the lemon curd cup cakes and pies!
Guests are welcome to use the paddle ski in the garage.
Bring your boat and dogs welcome!
There is a jetty right in front of our house, on the River’s Edge, which can be used to moor a boat. Boats can be launched 100 m upriver at the Public slipway. The jetty facilities are shared with neighbours. The NeighborhoodStanford, an unspoilt village in the Cape Overberg, features an assortment of Cape Victorian and Edwardian architecture, quaint country lanes and an overall atmosphere of natural calm. Pristine yet laid-back, this heritage enclave is the perfect balm for families needing to escape the city crush.
"Stanford is a strong contender for South Africa’s best country dorp. A short drive from its more touristy neighbour, Hermanus, it’s got that quiet country charm of pancake stands on the main road on Saturday morning, food markets with organic farm-fresh produce, broekie-laced quaint pubs, and friendly locals. Stanford also offers fantastic restaurants, including the award-winning Mariana’s, a wine route with some up-and-coming wineries, and a renowned microbrewery. There’s a wealth of activities for outdoorsy types.
Just beyond the town are scenic mountain biking trails, there’s canoeing and cruising on Klein Rivier, and Salmonsdam Nature Reserve has scenic hiking trails amongst mountain fynbos, forests and waterfalls. There’s something to please everyone in Stanford, and coupled with its convenient location in the Overberg (it’s close to Gansbaai, Elim, Cape Agulhas and De Hoop Nature Reserve) means that if it’s not at the top of your dorp to-do list, it should be."
Other Things to NoteActivities in and around Stanford Village
• Bird watching • Scuba diving • Fishing
• Golf • Canoeing / kayaking
• Climbing - traditional
• Fishing - deep sea • Fishing - freshwater
• Fishing - saltwater • Horse riding
• Kite-surfing • Paddling - canoeing
• River rafting / expedition
• Scuba / snorkelling
• Surfing • Paddling - kayaking
• Waterskiing • Windsurfing • Yachting
• Shark cage diving • Walking
• Hiking / backpacking • Sand boarding
• Whale watching • 4x4 trails
• Body boarding • Ocean safaris
• Quad biking