The Nelsbells Cottage situated within walking distance from the heart of Clarens offers self-catering accommodation in rustic Victorian-style.

The main house comfortably accommodates 6 guests in 3 upstairs bedrooms. The first bedroom with a double bed leads out on to a wrap-around balcony, whilst the second bedroom has two single beds and the third bedroom a queen bed. All beds have electric blankets.

There are two bathrooms in the main house, the first situated downstairs with a bath and toilet, and the second upstairs with a shower and toilet.

The open-plan living area is comprised of a comfortable lounge with a fireplace for those winter evenings, and a cosy reading corner which leads out on to the wrap-around veranda. The kitchen is equipped with a kettle, fridge, gas & electric combo stove, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, cutlery and crockery. A DSTV premium bouquet package is available as well as a DVD player.  The property includes braai facilities, secure parking and pets are welcome!

In addition to the house guests have access to the garden flat, which has a queen bed comfortably accommodating 2 adults, tea- and coffee-making facilities, fire place, shower and toilet.

The village of Clarens has become known as the 'Jewel of the Free State', attracting artists, photographers and nature lovers. The town is known for the many Art and Craft shops, offering a wide range of curios and original artwork, the sandstone buildings add to the picturesque atmosphere of the village. Clarens has become the ideal getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Durban, as these cities are all approximately 300 kilometres away.


  • 4 Bedrooms in total – Room 1 with double bed, Room 2 with twin beds, Room 3 with queen bed and the Garden Flat with a queen bed

  • 2 Bathrooms in the main house with bath, shower and toilets

  • Bathroom in garden flat with shower and toilet

  • Fireplace in the main house and in the garden flat

  • Full DSTV bouquet 

  • DVD Player

  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher

  • Braai facilities (portable)

  • Electric blankets for the cold winter nights

  • Secure parking

  • Pet friendly

  • Large balcony and veranda

  • Camping cot available on request

  • Maximum occupancy, 8 guests

Exterior 2
Exterior 2

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Exterior 3

Piano Room (b)
Piano Room (b)

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Exterior 2