Forest Edge - Nature-lovers' Retreat

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Foxglove Cottage - Visual Tour

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Foxglove cottage is a STANDARD level cottage. See detailed facilities here.  These cottages offer excellent value for money.

Foxglove cottage is near the Western end of the road (also away from the busy reception area) with a nice space in front of it overlooking the indigenous Sanparks forest, and overlooking extensive gardens to the right. Sometimes bushbuck like to rest in the shade under this cottage and Knysna Loeries and other forest birds are often seen in the tall Forest trees in front of it.

This cottage is popular with families, and groups of mountain-bikers who often book Fairy Den and Foxglove to be close together, pensioners who enjoy gardens and bird-watching, and budget honeymooners.

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

Gorgeous Garden Delight

Foxglove offers the clean, comfortable, benchmark standards that have won so many awards for Forest Edge over the years. It has everything you'd expect from an excellent self-catering plus extras like DVD, fireplace, hammock, m/w, hairdryer etc. Foxglove has 2 single beds in the second bedroom, a dining counter in the dining area and a picnic bench in a little secluded garden area in front of the cottage. Click on floor plan areas to fast-track to specific pics:
Foxglove cottage - floorplan

Also see: FairyDen cottage; Fieldmouse cottage; Froggypond cottage; Firefly 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 gardens right.

Foxglove cottage - view of the cottage from the garden in front

Foxglove cottage - view of the cottage from the garden

  Foxglove butterfly - Forest Edge  Guest photo - courtesy Stephen Gibson; Foxglove cottage picnic bench - Forest Edge cottage picnic bench at Foxglove cottage  Foxglove cottage - bushbuck grazing near Foxglove cottage



VIEWS FROM THE STOEP: Table and chairs, hammock, braai, picnic bench amidst fynbos near the veranda. First towards the left, then towards the right.

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

Foxglove Den cottage - view from the stoep towards the right / east


VIEWS OF BEDROOMS: Main bedroom (Double) & Second Bedroom with high quality mattressed bunk beds that can also be placed side by side (additional mattresses/cot & bedding provided if 5th person, usually a child)

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

Foxglove Den cottage - second bedroom with 2 bunk beds with high quality mattresses (can also be placed side by side), dresser, bedside table and lamp, fan, heater



VIEWS OF BATHROOM FACILITIES: Indoor bathroom with romantic victorian slipper bath, separate loo (not shown), outdoor hot water shower

Foxglove cottage - the romantic victorian slipper bath - a winner with our guests

Foxglove cottage - outdoor shower, shielded by a double fence



VIEWS OF LIVING AREAS: Lounge with 2-seater, single-seater and occasional chair, Fully equipped kitchen, counter, open hearth fireplace, tv / dvd and a library of books and dvds

Foxglove cottage - lounge with open-hearth fireplace, tv/dvd, library of books and dvds

Foxglove cottage - fully equipped kitchen, stove/oven; fridge/freezer; microwave, crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster

  Guest photo - courtesy Jon Amira; Foxglove cottage bathroom sign - Forest Edge cottage victorian bath sign at Foxglove cottage, with victorian slipper bath  Foxglove cottage fireplace - Forest Edge cottage fireplace in Foxglove cottage  Foxglove cottage dining counter - Forest Edge cottage dining counter of Foxglove 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