THE STUDIO is a beautiful and private cottage with three bedrooms and two bathrooms that has been

decorated in an Afro-Scandi style, where simple mid-century lines complement the original art on the walls.

The Studio Cottage

The cottage has an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge that spill onto a large west-facing patio that basks in the afternoon sun. The kitchen and dining room are amply equipped for cooking and dining, and the lounge has comfortable couches and chairs surrounding a fireplace supplied with abundant wood to ensure that you can cuddle cosily if it is a chilly Hilton night.

The spacious views from the patio and garden extend across farmlands to the Drakensberg – the perfect place for relaxing sundowners or outdoor cooking. The large patio table is the perfect spot to enjoy peaceful moments with family and friends in the landscaped indigenous garden, where there is abundant space for children to play.

The spacious main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a generous-sized corner bath and separate shower, while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. All the beds are of a very high quality and are made up with pure 100% crisp cotton linen, and each bedroom is equipped with a wall heater and fan to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. For either ambience or comfort, there is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room (firewood and kindling are provided). The kitchen and dining room are amply equipped with everything needed to prepare and enjoy meals with your friends and family.

Incredibly peaceful! The perfect getaway. Can’t wait to go back! The Aloes Farm is good for the soul. I highly recommend it!
Tim Petersen
Family · Holiday

List of Amenities


THE STUDIO is surrounded by an electric fence (more to keep the reedbuck and porcupines out the garden) and has an automatic gate.

In case of a medical emergency, the private Hilton Life Hospital is just 5 km down the road.


Ample parking is provided, with space for up to three vehicles under a large and semi-enclosed shade port.

Outdoor cooking and eating

A mobile kettle braai (BBQ) is available on the patio and charcoal is provided. There is more than sufficient space for all the guests (plus some more) to eat at the large outdoor table that was made by your host, Richard.

Kitchen and dining room

The kitchen is amply equipped with everything needed for a self-catering stay, including a fridge-freezer, microwave, gas stove and oven, coffee machine, dishwasher and so on. The dining room has sufficient crockery and cutlery for six guests.

Indoor heating and cooling

There is a fireplace with firewood and kindling provided, and each bedroom has wall heaters and portable fans.


A variety of board games are available for children (and adults) to play. A cot and highchair are available on request at no extra cost.


Although The Studio is not serviced as part of the standard booking, daily servicing (cleaning, making beds, washing up, etc.) can be arranged with your host at an extra cost.

Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.

Paul Klee 

History of The Studio

THE STUDIO was originally built by the previous owner in the 1980’s, probably as staff quarters. At some point an uncharacteristically violent storm tore off the roof and the cottage was abandoned and left derelict for many years. When we bought the property, the cottage was being used as a shed for a brood of chickens and their day-old chicks! It was a difficult decision whether to completely remove the derelict cottage or to rebuild it, but thankfully we decided to rebuild.

After extensive renovations – including a new roof, complete interior gutting, and a landscaped garden – THE STUDIO became habitable and was rented out to a newly married couple for two years, until we decided to convert it into self-catering accommodation. The use of space and all the décor reflect the artistic creativity of Shelagh, who is a part-time artist.

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Tour of the Studio