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“Simply Fantastic”
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The Garden House
Ranked #1 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed at The Garden House on a tour of South Africa. Annette and Barry made us feel so welcome as did the dogs! The pool in the garden was a little slice of paradise and with a 3 course breakfast thrown in, the stay was amazing.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We had a privilege to stay in this lovely "cottage" with a nice bathroom. This was actually a small house just for us. There is a beautiful garden, pool and nice veranda to sit back when the sun goes down (and have supernice breakfast and sundowners too). With a great company of Annette and Barry. We felt so welcome with them. Annette booked us nice restaurants in advance and gave good tips about the area. Don´t hesitate to ask if you need help planning your stay, you might get restaurant recommendations even in Swellendam ;-) If you need a peaceful place in Franschhoek without worries, this warmly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We had a wonderful stay at The Garden House, the beautiful home of Annette and Barry - such a warm, entertaining and friendly couple who are so knowledgeable about the local area, restaurants etc etc. We were immediately welcomed into their home as if we were old friends. Annette's breakfasts and Barry's gin & tonic sundowners on the stoep were superb - you also have to try the iced tea!!! The location is great for walking into the village to the excellent restaurants and quirky shops, and just a short drive away from the many wine estates. Their garden is tranquil with breathtaking views and a beautifully clean pool. We didn't want to leave, but will return on our regular visits to Franschhoek.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This is now our fifth time here and we can't recommend it high enough
Good company in wonderful valley and a perfect village
Sitting here having a sundowner on the stoep
Doesn't get any better sorry !

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed at this marvelous Guest House for two nights and could not have had more attentive and friendly hosts. The cottage is beautiful, as is the garden and the pool, and very convenient for walking into the village, with all its lovely restaurants, shops, and galleries. Annette managed to get us into an amazing restaurant for dinner, before which i went into the township to feed the cats and dogs, followed by a couple of glasses of great wine on their verandah. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we can't wait to come back next year!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

I can't praise our stay highly enough. The lovely cottage with its amazing bathroom. The warm welcome from Annette her husband and her various cats and dogs. The beautiful garden and pool. Her great knowledge about local restaurants and vineyards. Great breakfasts. Plus a lovely touch in taking us to a magic restaurant in a fan old car. Five stars no hesitation.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Ah, we loved it here! A beautiful old guest house with a stunning garden that's filled with flowers and happy pets. We stayed in the Cottage, which is spacious and tastefully furnished. Annette and Barry went out of their way to make us feel at home. Breakfast was delicious and served on the sunny verandah. We will definitely be back. A truly wonderful place to stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Garden House

Property: 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 #1 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek

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