The Guardian Of Heaven On Earth ~ Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation.
When you drive away from a magnificent experience feeling nourished, grateful and upgraded on a cellular level, you know that you were right in wanting to be there. You also know that you want more. More of that tranquility, more of that secluded safety, peaceful privacy, interior and exterior elemental synergy and definitely more of that soul-soothing beauty.
Derek and Sharon have optimised a boutique haven of stylish serenity. You find eye-pleasing spaces, combinations of colours, textures, artworks, textiles and magical complex simplicity everywhere. They make quirky elegance seem effortless. Over-the-top and understated luxury in abundance and in poetic harmony with each other.
The cottage we stayed in was spacious yet cosy, normally an unlikely combination. The elegance flows from the patio, lounge, and kitchenette through to the upstairs bedrooms. Even the en-suite shower rooms are beautifully designed to create a relaxing sense of space and light. There is an all-senses pleasing absence of anything jarring or disturbing. Calming garden and mountain views flow through every window, gently announcing the time of day and the mood of the mountain.
Exploring The Guardian’s luxurious self-catering units and surrounds is like following the trail of very classy fairies who ethereally floated through with magic wands, sprinkling fairy dust of excellent and eclectic taste along their way. They were definitely having lots of fun.
I love that some of the artworks, textiles and objet d’art are for sale, showcasing talent and boosting awareness of artists. I find this approach truly magnanimous as I would want to keep it all and cannot even contemplate ever parting with any of it.
The fact that the estate is less than 10km from Hermanus but cannot even be seen from the Hemel & Aarde road, adds to the excitement of discovering a hidden gem. The Guardian is perfectly situated for a breakaway from the rat race, healing time after a trauma or medical procedure or a home from home to just reconnect with yourself and nature.
The name “The Guardian” was inspired by and epitomises the sense of being protected by the majestic mountain range flanking the valley. One actually feels a calming Mother Earth sense of security, peace and tranquility. For centuries this mountain range has been influencing the unique cool climate weather patterns, being a catchment area that feeds the water table and Onrus River. The water caresses her face on its way down to nourish the valley soil with minerals and nutrients. We so love to call this our unique terroir and we taste it in the world-renowned award-winning wines of this spectacular region.
Reset Your Clock in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley
Things to do at and around The Guardian Guesthouse:
Just sit and watch the mountain change colours, clouds rolling in and out, the sun rising and setting in unabashed splendour and listen to the Milky Way whispering how lucky we are to be alive.
Go for a refreshing swim in the 16-meter Sapphire saltwater pool with its iconic statue by Marko Olivier overlooking the, mountains, ponds and meadows.
Create culinary masterpieces. The units are fully equipped with everything you may need to feel at home and superbly comfortable.
The Guardian is any bird-lover and photographer’s dream spot. Memories are made of this.
There is ample wood for the slow-combustion fireplaces and barbecue facilities.
Guests can amble down the meadow, cross the wooden bridge over the Onrus River and walk the short distance to the beloved Mogg’s Country Cookhouse.
The Guardian is close enough to Hermanus to zip over for a shopping spree. Restaurants, shops, art galleries and beaches all in close proximity.
This is wine country! The best vineyard in Africa and listed among the best 50 in the world, Creation Wines is less than 10 minutes drive from The Guardian. So are many Award-winning wine estates, please click on the link to view our ample wine tasting venues. Wine Hoppers offers a pick up and drop off service to allow guests to taste away without the worry of driving when slightly sozzled.
The Hemel & Aarde Valley is very popular with MTB trail lovers and The Guardian is situated perfectly for discerning cyclists.
For more information please click on the link and enjoy falling in love with The Guardian, its owners, the interiors and its exteriors. www.theguardianhermanus.co.za
Book Your Bliss
Sharon +27 (0) 83 301 3329
Derek +27 (0) 83 627 7173