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“Old Fashioned hospitality at its best !”

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Fairview Historic Homestead
Ranked #7 of 59 George B&B and Inns
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Ardee, Ireland
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3 reviews
“Old Fashioned hospitality at its best !”
Reviewed 6 December 2010

Wonderful old Georgian homestead, nestled under the mountain in George.
Philda was such a gracious hostess , the home so tastefully furnished with such attention to detail. Wonderful breakfasts at the poolside with a super view of the mountain.
Great evening drinks and chats at the fireside with her and her husband Desmond , who is such an interesting gentleman who spends hours scratching around in his beautiful garden, and despite the drought has managed to keep it all going !
This was not our first visit and will not be our last !
At our request, Philda cooked us a really great dinner aswell.
A truly special experience and looking forward to returning !

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Beautiful, historic home, stunning gardens, delicious food, gracious hosts! What more could one want?

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

Spacious room and the house has lovely gardens. Breakfast was brlliant.
Highly Recommended

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

We stayed at Fairview for 1 night passing through George. We were greeted warmly by Dadi who gave us great tips on things to see and do and who had kindly arranged dinner for us next door (thanks Charlene and Albert!) after a long day of travelling. The room was fabulous – lovely wooden floors and furnishings, enormous comfortable bed and beautiful shutters on the windows. We were served a lovely breakfast in the morning before having to move on to our next destination. We definitely recommend this as the place to stay in George if you like romantic, old-world charm and friendly service. Thanks Dadi!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

We chose the Fairview B&B in George to break-up the Cape Town to Plettenbeg Bay drive. George may not have a lot of sights, but it is pleasant enough and well located for Oudtshoorn and the nearby beaches.

The house looks and feels like an old stately home in the UK - antique furniture, quaintly decorated rooms. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Philda and Des are most welcoming, had great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the area.

Breakfast is served either in the grand dining room or on the lovely terrace overlooking the pool. The avocado omelette with home grown avocado and eggs was delicious. The complimentary port and home-made coockies were a real treat.

Although not specifically advertised as child friendly, I would highly recommend it for families. The chickens at the far end corner of the garden kept our four-year-old entertained for hours and the grounds are rather spacious. The hosts had some lovely old children books and kids TV channels for extra entertainment.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Brighouse, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2008

Got the details from the 'Greenwood Guide' when we considered breaking up the distance with a stop at George during our trip along the Garden Route.

Although the town is quite industrial, it's well worth the effort. The people were fantastic, and some of the sights are beautiful.

Fairview is a treasure of a place. The downstairs room that we had was fabulously decorated with a well-stocked fire for the evening, complimentary port to truly 'warm the cockles', and hosts who were ever-attentive and helpful.

Breakfast was an absolute delight, and rounded off a fabulous, if all too brief, stay.

If you can time it right, drop-in when the annual cheese and wine festival is on (which we did). It put's the good food show to shame. P.S. Don't drive to it!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fairview Historic Homestead
Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Historic Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience hospitality in a unique and authentic (circa 1861) Cape Georgian historical home. Fairview Homestead is a 5 bedroom guest house in B&B style - that means the owners,Desmond and Philda, live on the premises. The guest rooms are private, but we have a communal lounge/breakfast area for the guests. Philda is responsible for the running of the Guest House and Desmond is the gardener and plant collector (when not in the garden, still working as a medical doctor) We have a large kitchen garden, a small orchard and keep our own chickens. Do consider staying a few days: George is the hub of golf in the Garden Route with many of South Africa's top courses within a 60km radius. We can organize a guided tour of the garden Route wine route, paragliding, bungee jumping, game drives to Bottelierskop Game Reserve and trips to the Seal Island and/or Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay... ... more   less 
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