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2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath

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A typical English Shepherd's Hut with pine interior, brass bed, caravan style heater, situated in a farm animal sanctuary overlooking a vast mountain range, just 7 kms from the village of Greyton, South Africa's first Transition Town. Included in your overnight stay is breakfast at our vegetarian/vegan Pure Cafe in the heart of the village of Greyton.

The space

The Shepherd's Hut is situated in a farm animal sanctuary with over 100 rescued pigs, sheep, goats, geese, chickens and ducks plus three dogs and five cats. The hosts live on site in straw bale houses. The farm is off grid and fully solar powered. There is no electricity in the hut or ablutions but solar lamps are provided.

Guest access

Guests are welcome throughout the 40 hectare farm and home paddock and can join the hosts for vegan meals. The owner's house is next to the hut and guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living area and chill out on the back stoep in our hammocks! Phones and laptops can be charged in the house.
Two hot showers and composting toilets are available a short walk from the Hut for guests.

Interaction with guests

We are delighted to help guests to enjoy their stay in any way we can.

Other things to note

Guests are welcome to help out at feeding times with the animals, to join in with Greyton Transition Town activities (the host is the Chairperson of this non-profit) or to just relax and enjoy the privacy of the Hut.

Amenities
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Prices
Extra people No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Self check-in with doorman

We are a vegan household and request that no animal products are consumed on the farm. We also do not allow smoking and, because of the farm animals roaming free, we sadly cannot welcome pets. Very young children should be lifted clear of the farm animals although we do provide safe access to our child friendly piglets and lambs.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Pigs and roosters are likely to make some noise at feeding times which are dawn and 3 pm.
Pet(s) live on property - 87 pigs, 30 sheep, 3 goats, 6 ducks, 14 chickens, 2 geese, 3 dogs, 5 cats!
Cancellations
Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Mark User Profile
November 2017
We really loved staying at the animal sanctuary, they are doing an amazing job and the place is so beautiful. Will definitely return in the future.
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
We enjoyed hosting you both and do hope you WILL return!
November 2017

Caro User Profile
November 2017
My husband and I stayed over for one night and we really enjoyed the experience. Nicola is a very friendly and welcoming host. The vegan breakfast at Pure Cafe, which is included, was amazing (even for non-vegans like us).
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
It was so good to meet you - thank you for being so curious about the animals and their different personalities, and to being such pleasant, tidy and friendly guests. You are always welcome back!
November 2017

Sue User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely stunning, fantastic accommodation, beautiful animals and a great breakfast. Can highly recommend a visit to Nicola's place.
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
It was wonderful to host this lovely young couple - can't wait to see them again.
October 2017

Annemarie User Profile
April 2017
Heartwarming, inspiring and life changing experience for both my husband and myself. We've never been exposed to tame pig and sheep pets in our immediately environment before, but we found them admirable and surprisingly cuddly and similar to house pets. Never thought a piggie can steal your heart so quickly! A warm thanks again to both our hosts, Nicky and Rohan...you are truly amazing people who live to love and make a difference in the lives of all animals and people around you. We felt safe in our little hut and enjoyed the more rustic farm experience with simplicity of "back to basics". We'll certainly be back on the farm!

Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
The farm is an interesting place and well worth a visit. Nicola and her team made a real effort to make us feel welcome.

Tiina User Profile
April 2017
I am happy we decided to make a detour to stay at Nicola's place. It was a unique experience and we felt very welcome. True that our gypsy trailer didn't have an en-suite bathroom but we got to give belly rubs to pigs, cuddle dogs and were invited to join a nice dinner. A place I really want to return to.
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
It was great to meet you both! We are working on the en-suite bathroom! Well maybe not quite ensuite but perhaps we can build another shepherds hut that is all bathroom! Please come and see us again - you are lovely company.
April 2017

Fabio User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful experience at Nicola's place! Being surrounded by rescued animals was priceless and Nicola was a perfect host. We'll go back if we have a chance...
Nicola User Profile
Response from Nicola:
Thank you so much for coming Fabio and Anelia - we really enjoyed meeting you both and hope that you will come back to us if you have a chance. Thank you also for loving our animals and welcoming Kittoh our kitty into your bed!
April 2017

Greyton, South AfricaJoined in December 2015
Nicola User Profile
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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