Self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley.
Stonehaven Farm is a self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley nestled at the foot of the Babylon Toren Mountain range and offers self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley. The Stonehaven is a biodynamic escape offering eco-cabins that are effortlessly luxurious, yet simply styled, drawing design inspiration from their natural surroundings. The small Hemel en Aarde valley farm is a restful, healing space intended to re-energise and spur creativity.
Our self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley is a short distance from Hermanus and a prime spot along with the Hemel en Aarde wine route, there’s no shortage of things to do should you wish to explore the area, from mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, to whale watching and browsing the many art galleries Hermanus has to offer. Stonehaven eco-farm is right beside the De Bos Dam, ideal for swimming and kayaking trips in the summer, while indoor fireplaces and outdoor wood-fired Kol Kol hot tubs ensure Stonehaven is the perfect retreat even in cooler seasons.
Set in the middle of Stonehaven’s garden amongst the sunflowers, herbs and aromatherapy field, Hemel Cottage is ideal for a family getaway. Reminiscent of a chic farmer’s cottage, it exudes style and home comforts. Downstairs is open-plan with a large, fully equipped kitchen that will inspire even the most latent of chefs, and a cosy lounge for post-meal relaxing around the fireplace. One of our self-catering accommodation, Heaven, sleeps six people comfortably. Three bedrooms (one twin and two doubles) can be found upstairs, with the main bedroom featuring an en-suite and a shared bathroom for the other two bedrooms. A downstairs sleeper couch and bathroom will take care of any extra additions to the party. Sit on the deck and enjoy the scents of the aromatherapy garden on the breeze or take a dip in the wood-fired Kol Kol hot tubs on cooler nights to make the most of your rejuvenating stay.
There are two other Eco Cabins found on the Stonehaven farm, Earth and Stars Eco Cabins. These self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley eco-cabins are nestled within the tall fynbos and indigenous vegetation found on the farm ensuring a sense of seclusion and privacy. Both of our eco-cabins as well as our home, Heaven is equipped with Wi-Fi (though no television sets), bath towels and crisp white linen as well as your very own wood-fired Kol Kol hot tub and so much more.
Self Catering Accommodation in Hemel en Aarde valley
The owners, Kathy and David, have dreamt of having a small farm of their own for 20 years; a place where they could escape routine and live consciously. When they first set foot on the Stonehaven farm in 2011, they fell in love with its vistas and the sheer specialness of the place.
Having passed from one artist to another, there is an undeniable creative tug to Stonehaven, which has been designed to inspire, a space for those seeking creativity or a peaceful place to reconnect. As an artist, Kathy constantly uses Stonehaven as a source of inspiration. In fact, you’ll be able to find her art dotted around the farm.
Not wanting to follow the trend of their neighbours, Kathy and David never intended to have a produce farm that steered clear of planting wine or olives.
Instead, they made a conscious decision to preserve the indigenous plant and birdlife. No chemicals are used on the Stonehaven farm nor in our eco-cabins and most of the farm remains as close to its original fynbos landscape as possible. We urge you to take advantage of our Protea Walk that meanders through the farm to get a full sense of Stonehaven’s natural beauty.
Our farm manager Garth has farming in his blood. He was brought up on a farm outside of Grahamstown and studied horticulture and agriculture in England. He is in charge of the Stonehaven’s 20 hectares, its fruit orchards, vegetable, herb and aromatherapy gardens flourishing under his green thumb and biodynamic principles.
Garth treats the farm as a living, breathing organism rather than just a piece of land. Inspired by permaculture practices, our chickens take care of our soils and we create all of our own compost. You might come across some of our water flow forms around the farm, which is a biodynamic practice of rejuvenating Stonehaven’s water and giving that energy back into the plants.
Stonehaven’s self-catering accommodation in Hemel en Aarde Valley was completed in 2019, in line with our desire to be sustainable and eco-friendly. Our builder Mario-Pierre le Roux and architects, Ross Cooper and Jon Jacobson of Metropolis have created our beautiful earth-anchored eco-cabins for you to enjoy and relax in.
We do hope that you leave the Stonehaven farm feeling energised, creative and inspired to be more conscious of preserving the delicate balance of our precious environment in the world.
When visiting the Hemel En Aarde farm, please be mindful that Stonehaven is a working farm and is therefore subject to environmentally-related hazards such as fallen trees and mud puddles.