After a friend told us about the peaceful weekend they spent at Landmeterskop Farm in the Cape Overberg near Stanford, I knew that it was the perfect place for a family weekend at the end of a busy year. I made a booking and last weekend we packed the car and headed off to this sheep farm in the country. Owners Valerie and Theuns Steenkamp go out of their way to make your stay special and relaxing. The unique touches throughout our self-catering cottage and endless roaming space for our boys made Landmeterskop thoroughly memorable.
Although we don’t live in the city, our busy lifestyle keeps us running most of the time. A country weekend complete with farm animals and swims in the dam is the perfect antidote to the active way of life most of us lead. How can you not relax when you’ve got nothing to do and all day to do it? I even got a chance to do a little painting. Bliss.
Continue reading after the jump and I’ll take you on a tour of our Merino Cottage and then on to some farmyard fun…
I really appreciated the special touches throughout the simply but stylishly decorated cottage.
Sheep casually graze outside your cottage, although our boys and the farm dogs kept them fit by chasing them around the paddock.
Each morning, the boys walked down to the farmyard and collected our eggs for the day from the happy free-range chickens.
I think baby lambs are hands down the sweetest creatures! These orphaned lambs need to be bottle-fed twice a day – a job that my boys were more than eager to do.
The goats need to be milked and my boys soon got the hang of it. There’s a flask in the cottage especially for them to bring back some goats milk for the day.
Thank you Landmeterskop. We had a blissful weekend and can’t wait to return!
all photographs by Megan Smith