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The Garden House
Ranked #4 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2009

We had read all the reviews before we went and they are all spot on. It is a wonderful location with beautiful surroundings and warm friendly hosts.

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Reviewed 1 January 2009

A perfect place to stay. Annette and Barry Philips are execellent
hosts.
The rooms are wonderful, and the garden is a dream.
The pool is a real swimmingpool.
In the morning we had delicious breakfast, and got all
informations about the country, good places for lunch,
shopping ,excursions.

When we booked our stay, we got a list of restaurants for
dinner, and Annette booked the tables.
It is sometimes very difficult to get a place, but not with her
support.

I don´t want to write to much, because it might be more difficult
to make a reservation next time we go to South Africa.

But if you go to Franschoek, try to get a room in The Gardenhouse !

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank travelfanHamburg
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Reviewed 29 December 2008

Our stay at the Garden house was simply perfect! All of the wonderful reviews & recommendations about this place are true - it really is a little piece of paradise. You arrive to a wonderful warm welcome from Annette & Barry & instantly feel at home. They are such lovely, charming people, you feel like youv'e known them for years! They provide you with lots of local information and recommendations for restaurants & days out & really go above and beyond to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

The Guest House and gardens can only be described as Beautiful. Immaculately clean & well maintained, yet comfortable and very spacious. A quintessential English cottage and garden located on the edge of a lovely town surrounded by fabulous vineyards and dramatic mountains. A perfect location for a truely wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2008

We stayed for two nights at the Garden House in late November 2008. When we arrived at the Garden House we received a very nice welcome from Annette, who settled us down with a cool drink and an introduction to the Garden House.
The hosts Annette & Barry are the most helpful and friendly people who you would want to meet, from previously emailing a very helpful restaurant guide, to helping with all the information of the area that you would need, nothing is too much trouble. Also a table was booked at the Friday night Jazz at the vineyard Brasserie. (Which we would recommend if you are in Franschhoek on a Friday evening during the summer)
The cottage is very spacious and comfortable, with very nice fittings.
The breakfast was second to none, and very relaxed taken on a beautiful veranda overlooking the garden and mountains, and includes local smoked trout and cheeses.
This is my fifth visit to Franschhoek, staying at various quality guest Houses, but without doubt, The Garden House is the best
I was in two minds about reviewing this guest House because once anyone has visited the Garden House, it will make it the only place to stay on any return to Franschhoek, and maybe full when I next holiday in this beautiful location. I will plan and book in advance

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim Atch
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Reviewed 2 December 2008

From the moment we arrived and received the warmest of welcomes from Annette, we knew we were going to feel at home in this wonderful Guesthouse. It is absolutely beautiful and well positioned in Franshoek, just outside the village's centre but within walking distance at the foot of it.
We have stayed for one day at Franshoek and spent unfortunately only one night at The Garden House but we have really loved it!
Annette, the owner, is a superb host, extremely welcoming and so nice. She gave us a lot of precious advices about the local winery and helped us to find the best wine tasting according to our request. She made our stay unforgettable booking the dinner for us in a wonderful restaurant where the chef is an artist.
The cottage is very nice with quality furnishings and fittings and the bathroom is spacious.
The breakfast were delicious and taken on a sunny veranda overlooking on the amazing garden. The food is also excellent and include local smoked trout and cheese.
We recommand this lovely Guest House to everybody!!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2008

My wife and I stayed in this amazing guest house during our honeymoon. From the very first contact with Annette, I knew we were heading somewhere special. She supplied me with a list of recommended restaurants in the area, which true to fashion I promptly forgot about. But Annette, the ultimate host provisionally booked us into a restaurant for our first night (a Saturday) incase I had forgotton to do so (I had), and what a restaurant!!!
Annette and Barry couldn't do enough to make us feel at home. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable with a huge bathroom and a small fridge stocked with beer and soft drinks free of charge. The breakfasts are sumptious, served on their stoop, overlooking their amazing garden and the mountains of Franschoek with the birds and house cats and dogs for company.
We accompanied Annette one afternoon to the local township too feed the dogs and cats - an amazing experience that we will never forget.
To summarise - If you're going to Franschoek - stay at the Garden House- You won't regret it.
Thank you Annette and Barry for making our time in Franschoek so memorable.
John and Lara.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank thwwhiskeyman
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

After spending some days in Cape Town, my wife and I headed to Franschhoek to enjoy superb food and excellent wine. We found both and much more at Annette and Barry's Garden House. They were perfect hosts and made us feel at home. The place is very comfortable and welcoming, with a magnificent extra-large bath we enjoyed very much. We can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank MOOrmeno
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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
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Ranked #4 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £94 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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