Nestled in the heart of a historic farm close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cottage offers a safe and tranquil haven and an idyllic secluded experience for their guests. Request is a working cattle and sheep farm, with a variety of game roaming the grass veld. It is just 2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth and East London and thus offers an ideal weekend break away for city dwellers seeking an opportunity to get away from it all. This four star self catering cottage sleeps four and is furnished in such a way to ensure that it really feels like home away from home.
This self-catering cottage has two en-suite bedrooms. The main bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into a king size bed. The second room has its own entrance from the veranda and has two single beds. Both en-suite bathrooms are fitted with shower, toilet and basin. Towels, cotton percale linen and hairdryers are provided.
The lounge and dining area is cozy and comfortably decorated with a lovely fireplace for cold winter nights. The open plan kitchen has a breakfast nook and is fully equipped with all the necessary things to prepare a scrumptious meal.
Mountain biking is one of our main attractions at Request. We have a 7km, 18km and 32km route on the farm for the whole family to exercise themselves on in a landscape of beautiful vistas and various game roaming amongst the thorn trees. This will be an experience to be remembered by all. We also offer cycle safaris for the more serious mountain bikers. There are a few options depending on how many days the cyclists want to ride. There is a circular route of 182km or 205km, with full back up support for a maximum of eight riders. It can be done in two or more days with overnight stops in guesthouses on farms along this route. Then we also have several routes off the beaten track ranging between 40km to 60km. These routes take you through the historical settler’s country with a few national monuments on the way and offers spectacular and ever changing scenery. Feel free to contact ilona @ 0832360939 for more info.
GPS : 32° 42' 4.48" S / 25° 58' 45.57" E
Take the Grahamstown road south out of Bedford. Just over the railway line the road forks. Take the right fork (gravel road). Drive 7km till you get to our sign at an electric gate on the right. Enter gate and drive another 6km to the cottage.
From Cookhouse drive on the N10 towards Cradock. After a few km`s take the Bedford turn- off to the right onto the R63. As you enter Bedford turn right at the T-junction. Cross the railway line and turn immediately right on to the Patryshoogte Road (gravel road). Drive 7km till you get to electronic gate with our sign on the right. Enter gate and drive straight for another 6km to cottage.