Yellowwood Cottage in Churchhaven overlooks the soft, sage greens of the West Coast National Park, with its flocks of resident flamingos and clear lagoon water so warm you can wade into its shallow reaches in winter. Designed by Lennard & Lennard, a small architectural practice specialising in designing buildings which ‘disappear’ into the indigenous landscape, it offers a simplicity that resonates with the atmosphere of this incredibly special ‘ fisherman’s village’.
Rise with the sun and gather for breakfast before heading down to the beach with a book, or out on the reserve’s paths with your bike. Take your canoe along for a paddle in the blue lagoon or swim in the warm, pristine water.
As well as its gorgeous setting, the house is low on environmental impact. Like the surrounding homes, Yellowwood Cottage has an entirely green footprint of solar panels, locally sourced finishes, rainwater harvesting plus a borehole and is completely off the grid.
Within the reserve you will spot herds of kudu, eland and springbok, plus the village mascot, the angulate tortoise. Occasionally a school of dolphins plays in the temperate waters and there are more than 300 species of migratory birds. Owls sit on fence posts and hoot away each night.
Yellowwood Cottage is perfectly perched on this wedge of exclusive land with its chalky white roads edged with a sandvelt biodiversity, known to botanists across the world.
The exceptional beauty of the reserve, just an hour from Cape Town, offers a retreat from the madness of busy lives and a place to reconnect. Yellowwood Cottage is just waiting to create special memories for a family happy to embrace the back-to-basics lifestyle of this charming hamlet on the lagoon’s edge.
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