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About Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead

Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead, is a stunning eco cottage located on a regenerative farm in the quaint Overberg town of Stanford in the Western Cape. Surrounded by sweeping vineyards and indigenous fynbos, the escape offers a wonderful break in nature with breathtaking views of Walker Bay and the Klein River Mountains. The cottage is entirely off-grid with solar power, ensuring a seamless (loadshedding-free!) stay for guests.

The cottage has been lovingly hand-sculpted using local and natural materials and is an ideal retreat for couples or solo travelers, featuring a comfortable king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, walk-in shower, and an outdoor shower overlooking the garden. There's also an open-plan fully equipped kitchen, dining area, indoor fireplace, and covered patio with outdoor seating, a built-in braai area, and an inviting hot tub from which to enjoy the gorgeous views.

Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead Setting

Stanford is a small riverside village tucked beneath the Klein River Mountains, just 16km (20 minutes) east of Hermanus in South Africa. Boasting an old-world charm, stunning scenery and quiet surrounding farmlands, it’s a great choice for travellers seeking a peaceful getaway – and Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead offers just that.

Feel free to wander around the farm, enjoy the dams for fishing, swimming and boating, walk through vegetable gardens or simply soak up the surrounds. Just make sure to close the gates behind you, as the resident friendly farm dogs may want to say hello. Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead offers a unique and sustainable getaway, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying modern comforts.

What's included

  • Firewood and firelighters

Frequently asked questions

  • Can we bring our kids/babies with?

  • Can we bring our dog with us?


  • Absolute Gem!

    What an absolute gem of a place.The view looking out to the vineyards and mountains is spectacular.The entire cottage gave us such a relaxing feeling.The indoor fireplace was also amazing as we had very cold weather during our stay.The cottage was spotless.

    Conservio.com review


Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead impact highlights

Vineyard Cottage, Goodluck Homestead is a true artistic creation, meticulously handcrafted from locally sourced and eco-friendly materials such as timber, clay, sand, and straw. This sustainable approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also contributes positively to the environment. The cottage also uses solar power to further help lower its impact.

On Goodluck Homestead, vibrant beehives hum with activity, not only producing golden honey but also playing a crucial role in pollinating crops, enhancing biodiversity, and contributing to the overall health of the farm. Goodluck Homestead stands as a testament to sustainable agriculture, operating as a working farm with a commitment to regenerative farming practices. Through careful land management and cultivation techniques, the homestead seeks to enhance soil health, biodiversity, and overall ecosystem resilience.

By eschewing the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides, Goodluck Homestead prioritizes the long-term health of the land, fostering a harmonious relationship between agriculture and the environment. The farm's dedication to regenerative practices not only yields wholesome produce but also serves as a model for environmentally conscious and responsible farming.

Goodluck Homestead promotes environmental responsibility by offering compost buckets and recycling facilities, nurturing a culture of waste reduction and sustainable living within its community. Additionally, the homestead features a dedicated food scraps bin for the pigs, ensuring a closed-loop system that repurposes organic waste to benefit both the environment and the local ecosystem.

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