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Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just outside Wellington with privacy, quietness and relaxing environment, we loved our stay. Views from poolside or visitors area for sundowners were memorable. Dinner was described as home cooking is somewhat old style, our only grip. But plenty of additional choices in the locality. We loved the tea at 4pm and very generous free pre dinner wines from Dunstone vineyard.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were at Dunstone for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon trip to South Africa, and we absolutely loved it. We stayed in the Oak room at the manor house, and the room was just beautiful. The style, all the attention to details, the lovely wine gift, it was really special. The staff are friendly and...

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dunstone Country House is a little piece of heaven a short drive outside Wellington. Set in an established vineyard with beautifully maintained gardens and a relaxed vibe Dunstone really is a place to unwind and relax. We stayed in Vine cottage for three nights and loved every minute, the huge super comfy bed, the great breakfast in the nearby Stone...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the lovely Manor house, in the Willow room - beautifully decorated. Stunning view, lovely linen, big and comfortable. The best thing was the bath tub overlooking the vineyard... The lounge area and pool adds to the feeling of space and sheer luxury.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Stone Kitchen and had a wine tasting and lunch for my dad's 76th Birthday! Service and food was excellent with a great setting and venue! Great area for kids as well. Shiraz is really good and would certainly go back to try the other yummy dishes.

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DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House, responded to this review

Dear Elana B Thank you for your choosing our restaurant to celebrate such a special day as a family. Our Shiraz is a winner and I hope you took some home with you to enjoy. I am looking forward to welcoming you back with your family. Regards

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Dunstone Country House was simply wonderful. We were lucky enough to stay in The Manor House which was huge and beautifully decorated. It was so peaceful. The beds were really comfortable and the pool was lovely. Aquifer looked after the house and explained everything to us. Our only sadness was that we were only there for one night! We ate...

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DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful review. We are glad that you had a relaxing and peaceful night away from the busy city life. Our Manor house is truly beautiful. We are glad to know that Aquifa was very attentive and looked after you well. Thank you for supporting our "Stones in the Sun" funding of which the proceeds do...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Waking up in the morning was absolute bliss. Our cottage was in the middle of a guava orchard and aptly named Guava Cottage! The smell of guavas in the crisp morning air is unimaginable. I stayed at Dunstone Cottage with my mom who was visiting from Durban. It was a very on the spur of moment booking via Hotels.com and...

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DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful review, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our Guava Cottage, it truly is a peaceful, private and relaxing cottage perfect for a small family getaway. We sincerely apologise for the misunderstanding regarding your breakfast and ensure this will not happen again. We hope to have you and your mom stay with...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We recently spent the weekend at Dunstone (3 nights) and family joined us for a special occasion. Rooms were in excellent condition and spacious. Everything was as it should be for the price and grading. Perhaps the only downside was Sunday evening. We were the only room being occupied. When we returned from our outing after 6, everything was locked...

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DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are glad you and your family had a lovely time here at Dunstone but we are very sorry for the misunderstanding on the Sunday evening. You were indeed the only guests staying at Dunstone on Sunday, the staff were at reception until just after 6pm, but thought you were staying out all evening so...

Chiswick
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Absolute delight; room, pool, garden,views and meals are all fine in their own right but it's the friendliness of all the staff , from managers to gardener, that makes the place even more exceptional.The property is diverting enough but if you would like to wander there are 2 wineries within walking distance if you'd like to see how local wines...

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DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are very friendly which is one of the things that makes Dunstone unique. There are indeed a few wineries around the area. Wellington has a very good selection of wineries where guests can do tastings. We hope to have you stay with us...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights but wish it was longer. Fabulous setting. Amazing food - breakfast and evening meal were delicious. Staff were so professional and friendly. We stayed in honeysuckle room overlooking the garden; garden was beautiful, room was so clean and comfortable. Room well equipped with hairdryer, pool towels, bath robes, torch, fresh flowers etc. Wine hour...

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Many thanks for such a wonderful review, We are glad your stay with us was a relaxing and memorable one. Our rooms are well equipped with amenities and extras, We like attention to detail and to know our guest will have all that they need for a night or more stay over here at Dunstone. We hope to have you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peace and tranquillity await at this luxurious and romantic wine and fruit estate, set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Dunstone Country House lies at the foot of the historic Bainskloof pass, Wellington, Cape Winelands, South Africa. Escape the big city and accommodation of Cape Town, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful town of Wellington.

Dunstone Country House is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Situated at the foothills of the mountains, down a dirt gravel road, amazing views and the sound of nature welcome you. Want to escape to a place with no traffic or town noise then this is the place for you.

Dunstone Country House: Five beautifully-appointed guest suites are the original Dunstone guest rooms; they are housed in the converted stables and a stable farm cottage. The rooms delight guests with stunning views of the mountains, vines and the farm. From your private entrance and veranda, enter a little home-away-from-home, with all modern comforts and all the extra touches for which Dunstone has become renowned. These enjoy the comfort of a beautiful guest lounge overlooking the mountains and vineyards with wrap around views and an infinity pool overlooking the vineyards and mountains beyond.

Dunstone Manor: A new addition to the Estate is the recently acquired, original manor house. A stately three bedroom house on the southern rise of the farm, set amongst lush gardens, towering shady oak trees, and vineyards. This beautiful property has an air of tranquillity, making it the perfect retreat. The property can either be rented as a private house sleeping 6 – 8 persons on a B&B or self-catering basis, or as individual guest suites on a B&B basis. The three individually decorated bedroom are housed on the first floor and offer beautiful views over the gardens, vineyard and mountains. Downstairs is a gracious guest lounge which opens out on to a pretty stoep with its own sun drenched pool.

The Cottages: Guava cottage is a self-catering cottage amongst the guava orchard, it boasts its own Viognier vineyard outside the front door. Guava has 2 king-sized bedrooms, a private garden and private heated swimming pool. Guava can also be taken on a B&B basis. Vine Cottage is a new addition on the southern slope of the Estate. Originally stables, it is tastefully converted into a pretty one-bedroom cottage, a very private escape for 2. Guests at Vine cottage have access to all facilities at the Country House, on a B&B option. Facilities: In addition to the facilities listed below, we also offer off street vine shaded parking; free wifi; DSTV hotel package; a fully licensed family Bistro restaurant; winery, cellar tours and wine tasting. We have 10 hectares of beautiful far to explore, including vineyards and fruit orchards.

In-Room: All rooms have air-Conditioning with cooling and heating mode; fine cotton linen; goose down duvets and pillows; en-suite bathroom; high quality towels & bath robes; luxury amenities; hairdryer; large bar fridge with honesty bar, and snacks and tea tray with homemade lavender cookies. Rooms also boast safe, iPod player, flat screen television with DSTV hotel package, DVD Player with USB port, and an in-house DVD library is also available.

Dunstone Country House facilities include: beautiful guest lounge overlooking vineyards and mountains, with honesty bar and tea and coffee making facilities; 10m infinity swimming pool with luxury loungers; landscaped gardens including a herb garden, roses and lavender.

Dunstone Manor facilities include: A beautiful guest lounge leading out onto a sun drenched swimming pool; vine covered stoep and seating area; fully equipped kitchen and honesty bar; braai facilities.

Cottage facilities include: Guava - fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, private garden, private heated 6*4m pool. Vine - private veranda and garden,

Area Information: Dunstone Estate is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

TGCSA 4-Star Guest House | Dinners from R250 pp | B&B Rates include breakfast, wine tasting and afternoon tea

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Address: Bovlei Road, Wellington 7655, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wellington
Price Range: £99 - £368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunstone Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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