Wine Down Cottage
on Riverton Stud farm dam

Sunset over the Riverton dam by Lara Barry

Couples Hideaway & 'Work from Home' recharge

With the ever changing moods of the sky reflected in the dam water, we just had to create the perfect couples hideaway or writers retreat to enjoy this view!

The one bedroom cottage has a bathroom with an oval bath and a shower, and an open plan kitchen, living, indoor braai & dining room opening out to a sheltered patio. Joined to the cottage by an outdoor reading nook is an office with a stunning view of the dam.

The cottage also has an outdoor shower and a braai to enjoy the good weather on our side of the mountain.

Luxury S/C

Our new accommdation is perfect for a couple or an author wanting to escape to the country to reflect and recharge.

Meticulous attention to detail makes this well appointed cottage a haven to unwind. Massages can be booked in the privacy of the cottage or at the dam.

No dogs, cats or pets allowed.

Ideally located near the top wine estates (between Springfield and Bon Courage) and 6 km from the restaurants in Robertson.

Wine Down Cottage is situated on banks of the farm dam for a spot of swimming, kayaking or fishing.


Unlimited free Wifi

Braai (BBQ) wood

Stream DSTV

Luxury toiletries

For your convenience:
Dressing gowns (should you make use of these please leave them over the bath for housekeeping to launder)

Safe in the bedroom


The cottage and office will be serviced and laundry taken in once per week for guests staying a week or longer.



Check availability and book online.

Details of our long stay specials can be viewed on the above booking site.

You will receive a tax invoice with banking details.

We require a 50% deposit payable within 5 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is payable 2 weeks before arrival.

We do not have credit card facilities on the farm. You are welcome to pay via EFT or SnapScan. Our international guests can request a PayPal invoice or pay via our SWIFT code.


Designed for comfort and relaxation this L-shaped lounger affords a view over the dam and the bespoke TV unit to stream DSTV etc. To the right of the dining room table there is an indoor braai for chilly winter evenings and an enclosed courtyard is accessed via the stackable doors. Robot vacuum cleaners are on hand in the main dwelling and the adjacent office to make self-catering a synch.

Who needs an oven? The kitchen is equipped with a healthy Air Fryer, induction hob, toaster, snackwich maker, juicer, coffee station and a microwave/griller and a fridge/freezer both in the latest black mirror finishes. An integrated dishwasher is hidden adjacent to the sinks and a reverse osmosis unit provides pure filtered drinking water.

Wine Down Cottage Emergency-lights

There are USB ports to charge your phone set within the shelf of the bedside tables and flexible reading lights can be adjusted for good bedtime reading. The bedside and the outside wall lamps have emergency bulbs that stay on in the event of load shedding. (Robertson’s schedule falls under Ashton Block 3)

The bespoke leather king will ensure a peaceful sleep as you are cocooned in the Simon Baker hypoallergenic microfibre duvet designed to keep you at the optimal temperature. You have the choice of a hypo-allergenic firm bamboo pillow or a softer microfibre  pillow.


Elegant oval stone basins perch on top of a granite counter.
“His” is the one on the right with an adjacent electric shaver socket.

Sink into the bliss of this free-standing natural stone bath fed by a waterfall spout or enjoy the spacious rain shower. No one can resist touching the 3D Origami shape shifter wall!



These ceiling fan lights throughout Wine Down cottage have got to be the coolest thing! Their speakers are Bluetooth enabled so you can select the appropriate music from the playlist on your phone and decide whether you want to change the cool white or bright light to a warm white to set the mood depending on whether you are in the office or the bedroom. The remote controls the speed of the retractable fan blades.

The office has USB ports, a laptop stand, a WiFi printer, and a coffee station. It even has its own loo in case you need to quickly leave your Team meeting.

Reading Nook

The sheltered outdoor reading nook with spotlights for the evening enjoys a view of the dam and the outdoor braai.


Le Corbusier inspired sun loungers, a teak table and chairs, kayaks and abundant bird life make this the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the fresh country air and warm sunshine.

Wine Down Cottage outdoor shower

Take an outdoor shower after a refreshing swim in the dam.

The Barry House on Riverton outdoor shower addition has been such a hit that we couldn’t resist putting one here too!

Wine Down!

Safe Getaway – our Covid19 protocols


We have invested in a disinfectant fogger to sanitise the guest house.

  • Late departures on a Sunday are thus part of our weekend packages again.
  • Whilst we fog and routinely maintain a high standard of hygiene, particular attention will still be paid to dedicated disinfecting of frequently used surfaces like door knobs, light switches, kettles, ovens, the TV remote, taps, 3D tiles, toilet seats and handles, etc.

Peace of mind policy

We fully understand the hesitation many people may feel at the moment when deciding whether to book a getaway.

As such we have amended our last minute cancellation policy till end February 2023 to offer you the option of changing your getaway to no additional cost should this become necessary. A voucher valid till Feb 2024 can be issued should you not have specific dates in mind.

Further details on our Accommodation page.

Foaling Season

August to mid-November

One of the few places in the world where guests may have the opportunity to see a foaling!

There are no guarantees, but many of our guests have been fortunate to witness a mare give birth. Mares tend to foal between midnight and 5am. Guests are welcome to leave a mobile number for a wakeup call. Have your jacket & boots ready as it can happen within 10 minutes!

Please whisper so as not to distract the mare. The foaling units are conveniently situated adjacent to Barry House.

Foal by Lesley Greenwood

Wine Valley Safari


Fun transport in an open-air safari vehicle. Allowing you to fully breathe in and discover the Robertson Wine Valley in all its glory.

​Choose from self-guided hop-on hop-off routes to pre-packaged wine tasting, township, and sunset tours. Tours leave adjacent to the Laverne Wine Shop in Voortrekker Road, Robertson. or phone +27 (0)81 740 0145

Best to book this activity for Saturday morning or midweek as many of the wineries are closed on Saturday afternoon and Sundays.

Hop on Hop off Wine Bus

Wine Tasting @ Accommodation


Leonie Wine & Tours brings the Tasting Room to you!

Book your evening for Leonie to present wine from 3 local wine producers in the comfort of Barry House on Riverton or Wine Down Cottage.

She will talk about the grape variety, its origin, the common characteristics that are related to the grape variety, winemaking, the tasting process (swirl, smell and sip) and food pairing suggestions. The evening concludes with an open discussion where you can raise any questions that you may have.

Leonie Cronje is a qualified Level 1 Junior Sommelier and a registered Provincial Tourist Guide with experience and the inside track of the wine industry. Serving and storing temperatures will also be recommended as well as the correct manner of opening and pouring- a Real Informative and fun-filled evening!

Groups: R150 pp   Couples: R200 pp

Contact no: Leonie Cronje on +28 (0)78 246 7015


Website: Leonie Wine & Tours


Robertson Riding School

Horse Riding

We do not have riding horses on our farm. However, the Robertson Riding School is only four farms away and you can book outrides through the vineyards and along the banks of the Breede River or wine tasting carriage rides with them. Bookings can be made via their website. For enquiries email or by phone call to +27(0)82 496 1216. Riding helmets are available should you not have your own.

Restaurants & Fun Outings


Scroll down our Activities page for some great ideas like picnicking onboard a riverboat etc, or download the Whats On in Robertson PDF. Cafe Maude on neighbouring Bon Courage wine estate has delicious frozen meals should you not feel like cooking.

Book Wine Down Cottage Today!


Opening 2021 Weekend Special

R1200 per night for the cottage (sleeps 2) including a late departure on the Sunday afternoon

Less 40% for a 1 week stay
Less 50% for a 2 week stay
Less 60% for a 3 week stay
Less 70% for a 4 week or longer stay

 Long stays include housekeeping once per week

E-mail us at should you require further information.

 Sorry, no dogs, cats or other pets allowed.