About this listing
Chillin'Out Guest Farm is all about appreciating the look on a child's face when they feed donkeys and milk cows, or the love amongst family and friends over a hot loaf of freshly baked bread and creamy milk. This hidden gem is a must visit!
Welcome to Chillin’ Out. We are a self catering guest farm focusing on self sufficiency and quality of life. We look forward to you sharing this piece of paradise with us during your stay. Your hosts are Ivor and Ingrid Dickson.
We are nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains and are a couple of hundred metres from the Knysna State Forest (home to elephants, wild cats including leopard and a lot more flora and fauna).
We are 25 kms from Sedgefield and halfway between George and Knysna. For sightseeing and activities, the entire stretch between Mosselbay and Plettenburg bay is in easy travelling distance for day trips.
The apartment is a spacious (100sqm) flat situated on top of the barn. It has the best view in the entire suburb of the forest and mountains. The sunrise and star gazing is unbeatable from the deck which has patio furniture to seat 6.
There are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom (shower only), a reading nook and open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge.
The main bedroom has a queen bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The second bedroom has 2 single beds, but a third bed can be installed if necessary. A cupboard is also available.
All facilities required for self catering are available in the kitchen. Also provided are towels, linen, electric blankets and a braai.
We are a self sufficient farm with just enough livestock to provide for our needs. As a result, we can afford the time to spoil our animals so they are extremely tame and used to human interaction.
We have sheep, a couple of cows (and the occasional calf) and chickens. Included in our menagerie are 3 donkeys (Choccie, Bella and Eeyore) that are the sweetest girls and enjoy being fed apples and carrots.
There are a number of activities for you/your kids at Chillin’ Out. We welcome your interest and will love to share a farming experience with you.
The schedule is:
(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Grooming donkeys, letting out sheep and chickens
(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Milking cows in the barn (all milking is done by hand. Come and try it!)
10:30 – 16:30 General farm activities, depending on the weather
16:30 – Cows, donkeys, chickens and sheep are put to bed (collect your own eggs!)
We are 20 minutes from Sedgefield beaches, watersports, fishing and entertainment. Make sure you take plenty of sunscreen with you!
Every Saturday is the Farmers Market in Sedgefield (next to the Engen Garage just outside of Sedgefield going towards George). It is open from 07:30 – 13:00. Enjoy!
Included in the price is a daily, freshly baked loaf of bread and creamy milk from the morning’s milking. Please note that our milk is unpasteurised but extremely clean.
We look forward to seeing you!
You are welcome to wander around the entire farm.
Interaction with guests
I am always on hand for any assistance you may require. Even if you have forgotten something at home, please let me know and I will certainly try and help!
As we are wonderfully removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are a few points we need to raise and would really appreciate your consideration in these matters in order to preserve our pristine environment.
•We use French drains, so please refrain from flushing anything except loo paper down the toilet.
•The flat is NON SMOKING, so please be considerate of the next guests and smoke only outside but at the same time be cognisant of the dry grass and potential fire hazard.
•We harvest rain water for all of our needs. Please do not waste water by running taps unnecessarily.
•Please do not start any fires except in the provided braai facilities. Also, please always use the ashtrays provided outside. If it is windy, please put a bit of water in the bottom to ensure cinders do not blow onto the dry grass.
•There are a number of open dams and a river on the property. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times by an adult.
•Please don't remove any furniture or items from the flat on your departure.
•Chillin'Out is a place of peace. In these wide, open spaces, sound travels, especially at night. Please be kind to the neighbours and refrain from loud music and shouting.
•The flat will be serviced for an half an hour every morning from 09:00 – 09:30, except on Sundays. This is a basic service of collecting garbage and providing you with your bread and milk. Please assist our water conservation efforts by reusing your towels and linen for the duration of your stay, unless extremely soiled. If this is the case, please place the soiled items into the dirty linen basket.
•Should your stay exceed 5 days, we will change your linen every 5th day.
•As mentioned, we are close to nature. As a result, you may encounter some “creepy crawlies" that are going about their business, but we still need to keep a watchful eye out for some of them. If you are at all concerned, please give us a call and we will come and sort of the issue.
oBugs love lights. Please switch off all unnecessary lights to minimise attracting our flying friends.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.