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The Garden House

29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#3 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek

If you’re looking for a romantic bed and breakfast in Franschhoek, look no further than The Garden House.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Franschhoek, The Garden House is located a short distance from Dutch Reformed Church (0.2 mi) and The Huguenot Memorial Monument (0.7 mi).

The rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued The Garden House Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Franschhoek, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from The Garden House Hotel, including La Petite Colombe (0.5 mi), Foliage Restaurant (0.6 mi), and Reuben's Restaurant and Bar (0.5 mi).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Grand Provence Estate, Franschhoek Art House, and African Hands Art Gallery.

The staff at The Garden House looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Doro R wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
My parents and I stayed at the Garden House and loved every minute of it. At arrival we fell in love with the stunning garden, enjoyed the drinks provided in the fridge and followed all the recommendations of Annette and Barry. We enjoyed listening to the stories of their adventurous lives while having drinks in the evening. The breakfast was just brilliant and I loved the talks with Annette about books and literature. Unfortunately we only stayed one night, which was a mistake. We should have stayed longer... enjoying the pool, walking in Franschhoek (it’s safe, even at night), having more wine tastings and just enjoy the beautiful nature around it. Annette and Barry - you have my word, I’ll come again. Dorothee (with my parents Iris and Jürgen)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Retired061 wrote a review Feb 2020
West Sussex16 contributions4 helpful votes
Just had four nights with Annette and Barry at the Garden House. Must be our fourth or fifth stay there. It's a place to relax, and enjoy the large swimming pool and lovely gardens after wandering round the town. Breakfast on the stoep with fabulous mountain views is a lovely start to the day. The cottage is superb and spotlessly clean. Great hosts - we'll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
giotto2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Northern Ireland153 contributions10 helpful votes
I tried to book the Garden House but it was already booked for our dates. We wanted somewhere lovely for the last 2 nights of our trip. Annette offered us the room within their house, which she said she had more or less decided not to rent out any longer. We were so glad we stayed there. Both Annette and Barry were very welcoming and Annette was always concerned about our comfort, checking that we had sunscreen/hats since it was mid-thirties hot while we were there. While we had less space than we would've had in the Garden House we still had a lovely room, with very comfortable bed and tea/coffee making facilities & biscuits plus cool drinks in an in-room fridge. We loved having the ceiling fan. It made all the difference for a good night's sleep in that heat and pleased my husband to no end as he's not a fan of air-conditioning. Breakfasts were wonderful. We were truly well looked after and we loved staying here. There was nothing we disliked about this accommodation. It is a beautiful house, with a gorgeous garden and pool but the best bit of it is the care of the welcoming hosts. We have no hesitation in recommending Barry & Annette as excellent hosts and if/when we return to Franschhoek we will certainly want to stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
TerryandShelley wrote a review Jan 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom47 contributions5 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful time staying with Annette and Barry, because that's what it's like staying at the Garden House, staying in a lovely place with really lovely people. As has previously been said, the cottage annexe is really lovely, immaculately clean and comfortable, with the most comfortable bed, lovely bed linen and and a lovely bathroom with a great shower. The garden is absolutely stunning and has gorgeous views which calm and soothe the soul. There is a lovely pool area which is pretty and relaxing in. As big animal lovers we loved having the furries around which made it even more homely. The breakfast was wonderful, smoked Franschhoek trout with horseradish on crispy toast was our favourite, absolutely delicious. But the best bit about staying at the Garden House was the wonderful hospitality and kindness from Annette and Barry who welcome you and treat you as extended family for the duration of your stay. They invite guests to join them on the stoep for sundowners and invited us to join them again when friends came to visit. We had a lovely evening and felt very privileged to be invited. My husband was unwell during our stay and Annette was so kind and caring, offering to call a doctor, providing endless ice packs and chilled water whilst also checking on me to see if I needed anything. Barry provided toast and crackers for my husband when that was all he could face eating. They were kindness personified. We were genuinely very sad to leave and don't think we will ever experience such kindness and hospitality from such lovely people as Barry and Annette ever again. They were also very funny! Thank you again for looking after us so well. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Garden House to anyone thinking of staying in Franschhoek. Till next time Shelley and Terry (Eddie!) Xx
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Christer B wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden111 contributions40 helpful votes
Second time we stayed at the Garden House or shall I say - at Annette and Barrys place. 4 nights this time and reason for visiting Franschhoek was the Sparkling Wine festival. As this is a small village, your are close to everything. Some minutes to walk to village center with all the good restaurants. But the most important thing is the lovely feeling you have when staying here. Sitting on the veranda in the morning and having a great breakfast and great views, is just just fantastic. Borrow a bicycle and take a tour around the vineyards, then relax at the pool with a cool Savannah . We just love it !
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Garden House
Which popular attractions are close to The Garden House?
Nearby attractions include Huguenot Fine Chocolates (0.3 miles), Black Elephant Vintners & Co (0.2 miles), and Dutch Reformed Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Garden House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Garden House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Garden House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Garden House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Garden House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fork Restaurant, The Hussar Grill Franschhoek, and Col'Cacchio Franschhoek.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Garden House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Garden House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Are there any historical sites close to The Garden House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (8.8 miles).
Does The Garden House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.