The best about Cocagne

The views – the privacy – the light – the space
When we were looking for a plot (now 16 years ago) our dream was to find a piece of paradise with mountains at the back, the sea in the front, a stream running through the garden and a hot spring. We got 3 out of 4: fantastic 360 degrees of uninterrupted mountain and sea views with a stream running through the garden!

Being situated at the edge of a nature reserve without a fence at the back garden is so very, very nice. First-time visitors always ask, "Where does your garden end?" We always smile and point to the mountain, "Where do you want it to end?"

The house is always filled with light, even on a cloudy or rainy day. The many – and often large – windows greatly contribute to this.

The feeling of open space, yet comfy ambience, is something all guests comment on as being so special. 

The house is unique by its flow of energy and functionality in relation within its natural environment. The patio arches allow the winter sun to enter and warm up the house, whilst keeping them out in summer.

The house is a solid traditional clay brick building, plastered and painted in the natural colours of the surrounding rocks. The plumbing and electricity are built on European standards. All cupboards and most furniture are hand made and painted by the artists.

The house offers uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic views on False Bay and the surrounding mountains, Helderberg, Hottentots Holland and Kogelberg even including Table Mountain. The natural fynbos garden (1500 sqm plot) is open to the nature reserve to the South-East and with a natural stream flowing all-year-round in the large green belt to the East.