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Firefly Cottage - Visual Tour

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Firefly cottage is a LUXURY level cottage. See detailed facilities here.

It is situated on the North-Eastern end of the property and adjacent to our private area that houses our food forest, flock of chickens and earth worms. It has a shallow pond slightly behind it, so offers similar water ambiance while overlooking the indigenous Sanparks forest to the North, with the Forest Edge Reception overlooking it from behind and a lovely private garden area to the North-East. It has a private feel, although in busy seasons one can hear hikers passing by outside Forest Edge, on their way to the Drupkelders rock pools or the Outeniqua hiking trail.

This cottage is very popular with honeymooners, nature-loving families and eco-enthusiasts.

The below interior and exterior photos of Firefly were taken since OCT 2013. Gardens change; linen etc gets changed, so this is meant to be representative. Guest photos are acknowledged in the hover-over.

Eco-friendly Luxury & Privacy

Firefly offers everything our standard cottages do, PLUS  Free WIFI, Comprehensive DSTV; Flatscreen TV; Queen-sized bed in the main bedroom (instead of double); Weber-style kettle braai in addition to the braai; table & chairs instead of dining counter; high quality finery. Click on floor plan areas to fast-track to specific pics:
Firefly cottage - position on premises; context and floorplan

Also see: FairyDen cottage; FoxGlove cottage; Fieldmouse cottage; Froggypond cottage; Reception; Food Forest, Donkeys, Chickens, Worms; Communal Areas

VIEWS OF COTTAGE FROM THE OUTDOORS: View of the cottage from the garden - from the front and from the lovely private garden area to the North-East

Firefly cottage - view of the cottage from the front

Firefly cottage - view from the lovely private garden north-east of Fire fly Cottage

  Guest photo - courtesy Andrew Teversham; Firefly cottage butterfly - Forest Edge cottage butterfly at Firefly cottage  Firefly cottage rear seen from across Froggy Pond - Forest Edge cottage view from across Froggy Pond onto rear of Firefly cottage, with bench and info board  Firefly cottage Aristrea blue star flower - Forest Edge cottage blue flower at Firefly cottage

VIEWS FROM THE STOEP: Table and chairs, hammock. There is also a Weber-style kettle braai in addition to the open-air braai. First towards the left, then towards the right.

Firefly cottage - view from the stoep towards the left / west

Firefly cottage - view from the stoep towards the right / east

VIEWS OF BEDROOMS: Main bedroom (Queen); Second Bedroom with 2 single beds (note: additional foam mattresses/cot & bedding provided for 5th & 6th persons, usually kids)

Firefly cottage - main bedroom with a Queen bed, antique wardrobe, heater, electric blanket and view of forest

  Firefly cottage bedroom image  Firefly cottage bedroom detail - curtain decoration  Firefly cottage artwork in the bedroom

Firefly cottage - second bedroom with 2 single beds, dresser, fan, heater

VIEWS OF BATHROOM FACILITIES: Indoor bathroom with cast-iron antique victorian bath, separate loo (not shown), outdoor hot water shower; hand wash / moisturiser / bath & shower gel / silk shampoo provided (bottles remain Forest Edge property)

Firefly cottage - antique cast-iron victorian bath - very romantic

Firefly cottage - enjoy a hot water outdoor shower overlooking the forest and gardens

VIEWS OF LIVING AREAS: Lounge, very fully equipped Kitchen, dining table & 4 chairs, efficient, high heat output cast-iron fireplace, Flatscreen TV / dvd / Full DSTV and a library of books and dvds. Free Wifi is available in this cottage.

Firefly cottage - lounge with open hearth fireplace, tv/dvd/dstv Full Bouquet, library of books and dvds

Firefly cottage - exceptionally well equipped kitchen with stove/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, all cutlery and crockery - you only bring food and drink

  Guest photo - courtesy Ken Gerhardt; Firefly cottage hiking boots - Forest Edge cottage hiking boots and hiking gear at Firefly cottage  Firefly cottage fireplace - Forest Edge cottage fireplace in Firefly cottage  Firefly cottage dining area - Forest Edge cottage dining area of Firefly cottage, also table and chairs on veranda

*** IMPORTANT: Please note that we do NOT under any circumstances guarantee a specific cottage where there are more than one available in a specific cottage class. You are welcome to indicate your first and second choice as we obviously want to make you happy where we can, but it is impossible to place all guests in the cottage they want, if it happens to be the same cottage! A shift to a different cottage may be necessitated in the case of an unforseen operational challenge like a burst geyser, for example.
Firefly living areas: lounge, dining area, kitchen Firefly cottage bathing facilities: bathroom, loo and outdoor hotwater shower Firefly cottage bathing facilities: bathroom, loo and outdoor hotwater shower Firefly bedrooms: main bedroom and second bedroom Firefly bedrooms: main bedroom and second bedroom The gardens and views from gardens onto Firefly cottage Firefly cottage stoep and view from stoep