Text Mila Crewe-Brown WHERE: Ridge Road Farm, R711, Clarens, Free State, 086-273-1606 / 084-656-1832 WHY WE LOVE IT: Just outside of Clarens town but very much secluded in the mountains, this country bolt hole offers complete escapism. We love its Provençal-style architecture, large country kitchen and original AGA stove. Bask in the sun on the pool deck or retreat into the shade of the pergola with a good book. It's large enough to sleep 10 so you can take all your favourite people with you. X-FACTOR: A bird's-eye view over the Little Caledon River and gorge, and the most perfect spot for waterside sundowners. For more information, visit wheretostay.co.za. This article was originally featured in the March 2014 issue of House and Leisure.