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Froggy Pond Cottage - Visual Tour

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Froggy Pond cottage is a LUXURY level cottage.

See detailed list of facilities here. It is the cottage situated closest to the Forest Edge Reception, hence less private than some of the other cottages and it overlooks a very shallow pond which is frequented by herons, yellow-billed ducks, hamerkop, moorhens and a host of different frogs. Also see site map.  It is our iconic cottage, epitomising tranquility.

It is popular with Honeymooners and for Romantic Getaways, and of course bird-lovers who enjoy twitching right from their stoep or hammock! With the jungle gym and bonfire area slightly behind it also makes a good choice for families, although those with small children sometimes prefer to be further away from the open pond.

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

Romantic Reflections

Froggy Pond 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 braai; table & chairs instead of dining counter; high quality finery. Click on floor plan areas to fast-track to specific pics:
Froggy Pond cottage - floorplan

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

VIEWS OF COTTAGE FROM THE OUTDOORS: View of the cottage from across the pond from the front and from Reception Parking behind right

FroggyPond cottage - view of the cottage from the front from across the pond

FroggyPond cottage - view from the garden near FroggyPond Cottage

  Froggy Pond cottage Yellow Billed Ducks - Forest Edge cottage Yellow Billed Ducks at Froggy Pond cottage, many birds visit this pond  Froggy Pond cottage waterlily - Forest Edge cottage water lily at Froggy Pond cottage  Froggy Pond cottage frog - Forest Edge cottage frog at Froggy Pond cottage



VIEWS FROM THE STOEP: Table & chairs, hammock, braai. There is also a kettle-style braai (shown separately). There is an outdoor table and 4 chairs on the stoep looking out onto the nearby braai.  Large photos show the view: first towards the left, then towards the right.

Froggy Pond cottage - view from the stoep towards the left / west

Froggy Pond has a weber-style kettle braai in addition to the open braai - ideal for rainy days - Photo by Christopher van Zyl  Froggy Pond has a froggy theme

FroggyPond 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)

Froggypond cottage - main bedroom with a queen bed, antique wardrobe, heater and view of pond and forest - photo by Christopher van Zyl

  Froggy Pond bedroom bedsheet finery - Photo by Christopher van Zyl  Froggy Pond bedroom from the front - Photo by Christopher van Zyl  Froggy Pond bedroom curtain detail - Photo by Christopher van Zyl

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



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

Froggy Pond cottage - romantic victorian slipper bath - very romantic - photo by Christophr van Zyl

  Froggy Pond bathroom basin and complimentary soap and moisturiser, shower gel and shampoo - Photo by Christopher van Zyl  Froggy Pond lavendar detail - Photo by Christopher van Zyl  Froggy Pond bathroom basin and complimentary soap and moisturiser, shower gel and shampoo - Photo by Christopher van Zyl

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



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

Froggy Pond cottage - lounge with open hearth fireplace, tv/dvd/dstv, library of books and dvds - photo by Christophr van Zyl

Froggypond cottage - exceptionally well equipped kitchen with stove/oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and all cutlery and crockery

  Froggy Pond cottage dining area - Forest Edge cottage dining area of Froggypond cottage, also table and chairs on veranda  Froggy Pond cottage fireplace - Forest Edge cottage cast-iron unit fireplace in Froggy Pond cottage - photo by Christophr van Zyl  Froggy Pond cottage hamerkop - Forest Edge cottage hamerkop at Froggy Pond cottage

*** 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