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The Garden House
Ranked #10 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed in the cottage for three nights. It is spacious and has everything you could possibly need. Annette and Barry are extremely hospitable and nothing is too much trouble. The garden and views are beautiful. Can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst attending a wedding nearby. We could not have chosen a more idyllic place. Barry and Annette are not only special people but with both their attention to detail and desire to exceed their guests expectations made this an enjoyable and unforgettable stay. Thank you so much both of you, you deserve being Number 1 in Franschoek.
Hope we will return one day soon.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChrisandJane
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Garden House in early February.

The Garden House is the most beautiful Victorian style house set in at very lovely garden with views of the Franschoek wine slopes and surrounding mountain. We stayed two nights in the guest room in the main building and one night in the cottage. Both are beautifully decorated with a warm personal touch - cleaning is spotless and everything tasteful, elegant and functional.

But The Garden House is not about the house. It is about unsurpassed hospitality, it is about actually feeling at home away from home, it is about Annette and Barry's crazy, warm and charming personalities, it is about hosts that will go a lot of extra miles to ensure your stay in Franschoek becomes a very memorable one, it is about textbook perfect gin and tonics at the veranda watching the sun set behind the hills of Franschoek, it is about amazing 5 star hotel worthy breakfasts on the terrace with a smoked trout and horseradish to die for, it is about the whole family - you, Annette, Barry, Benji the dog, Marmaduke the cat and all the rest of cats, and above all it is about leaving feeling that you have made new friends and counting the days until you have a chance to come back.

If you travel to the Western Cape don't miss Franschoek and look no further - you won't find a better spot than The Garden House - we rate it Excellent but that does not even begin to describe the experience...

Only reasons you should ever consider staying somewhere else: if you really do not like animals or if you're the kind of person that prefers a business hotel like, standard experience where everyone goes about minding their own business.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

.To say this was a home from home would not be a fair description because there is no way I could have decorated my home with such flair and taste as that of Barry and Annette. Nor could I have designed such a delightful country garden yet maintened it in such a pristine manner. Set against a backdrop of vine covered hills and mountains. This period house has magical charm.We were cosseted but not controlled! Barry and Annette were so helpful includingBarry's potted history of the Huguenots and following history.

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed here at the end of January and really felt that the Garden House lived up to all the rave reviews. Special mention must go to Annette's superb breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the pretty garden with the distant hills in the background. A glorious view and wonderful way to start the day.The bungalow was prettily furnished and spotless. Our hosts were charming and knowledgeable. It is ideally situated for a stroll into town, but is in quiet surroundings.
Would love to come back.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Our stay at the Garden House was the perfect end to a wonderful holiday. Annette & Barry are fabulous hosts - nothing was too much trouble & their restaurant recommendations were spot on.

The 'sundowners' on the terrace were a nice touch & Barry's gin & tonics were perfection - matched by the view.

The cottage is very spacious & comfortable with an amazing bathroom. The fridge was full of complementary soft drinks, water & beer & there was fresh fruit too. The garden & pool were lovely - lying on a sunlounger watching sunbirds drinking from feeders was magical - all in all a fantastic experience. Thanks again Annette & Barry.

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

As everyone(!) here has said, The Garden House is a great place to stay in Franschhoek.

The other reviews here cover all the detail & everything you need to know. Annette will have no trouble retaining her number one status in Franschhoek, the level and quality of service is fantastic.

My only concern is that when I try to return it will be fully booked! Well done Annette and Barry, you are incredibly lucky to live where you do - so thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Garden House

Address: 29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £103 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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