IN A NUTSHELL

An eclectic mix of traditional stone cottages and contemporary-line boathouses. In keeping with the strict regulations that make Stanford so charming, the design does nothing to detract from the natural environment, and the new Boathouses in particular make the most of the magnificent views across the lagoon to the imposing Maanschynkop mountains.

Coot Club sleeps up to 40 guests in total, with 14 guests in the new Boathouses, spaced along the lagoon shoreline, and 26 in the stone cottages tucked into the milkwoods.

Take your pick from the selection below.

ONE BEDROOM BOATHOUSE

Size: 50 sqm

1 Bedroom

Sleeps 2

A compact yet spacious cabin for two, offering a sofa in front of a log-burning fireplace, king-sized bed with en-suite bathroom (shower only) plus outdoor area. Wonderful lagoon views. There will be three one-bedroom units available from July.
(Note that the one-bedroom units are semi-detached to the two-bedroom units, with some natural screening in between for privacy. Booked together, they become an inter-linking three-bedroom unit.)

FROM: 4,000 Rands per night

TWO BEDROOM BOATHOUSE

Size: 104 sqm

2 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4

Two en-suite bedrooms, ideal for three or four, with a well-equipped kitchen, sofas in front of a log-burning fireplace. Expansive lagoon views. There will be two two-bedroom units available from July.
(Note that the two-bedroom units are semi-detached to the one-bedroom units, with some natural screening in between for privacy. Booked together, they make an interlinking three-bedroom option.)

FROM: 7,000 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE LAWNS

Size: 250 sqm

4 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4 and 5 children (up to 11 with Cottage)

Spacious two-bedroom house, with mezzanine dorm area, and three bathrooms. Perfect for families, featuring a double volume living/dining area with glass doors that open onto a large front veranda, and an upper deck with panoramic mountain and lagoon views. There is a built-in BBQ and a separate fire/braai pit and seating area. A dinky en-suite one-bedroom cottage next door, sleeping 2, is an optional extra. There is only one Lawns cottage.

FROM: 8,000 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE MILKWOOD

Size: 200 sqm

2 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4 and 2 children

Ideal for two couples or a family, set in an ancient milkwood grove. Glass doors from the living room and master bedroom open onto the veranda with views of the mountains. Two bathrooms. Living room with fireplace; open-plan kitchen and dining room. Outdoor BBQ and fire-pit. There is only one Milkwood cottage.

FROM: 5,250 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE GARDEN

Size: 100 sqm

2.5 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4 and 2 children

Ideal for two couples or a family. x bathrooms. The open living/dining/kitchen area features a fireplace and opens out on the large verandah, overlooking the fynbos gardens. There is only one Garden cottage.

FROM: 4,550 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE FYNBOS

Size: 65 sqm

1 Bedroom

Sleeps 2 and 1 child

A studio cottage, ideal for a couple or a start-up family, with a sofa bed for one child. Glass doors open onto a verandah with magnificent mountain views, outdoor BBQ and fire-pit. The bathroom has a separate tub with shower overhead and an outdoor shower. There is only one Fynbos cottage.

FROM: 2,800 Rands per night