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Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House
Ranked #20 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Gerrards Cross
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21 reviews
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“Charming Country B&B”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed for 3 days in January 2014, our first nights on our South African trip this year. Our hosts Susan and Johann were very helpful, both before and during our stay, and made us really welcome. The Victorian home is well set back from the road, so you have lovely views of Olive bushes and with a background of mountains. It is 3 km from Franschoek. We found it very peaceful, genuinely restored oringinal buildings, and excellent service.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

Spent two nights here, Johann and Susan so welcoming and accommodating in every way.
Beautiful scenery, tucked within vineyards and olive trees .... Truly beautiful. The property does need updating , but it is only under new management so I would be very hopeful for this to be an outstanding lodge in the Franschoek valley,in a short period of time, under the guidance of the new management team.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Visited Goodings Grove in November and not only was it beautiful scenic peaceful and friendly but the service was second to none. We were told of local attractions to see and given a huge map of the area and told which way to drive to our next location in order to have the most scenic drive. Couldn't recommend it enough a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

My friend and I stayed just for one night in Gooding's Groves Guest House and had an incredible time. Very personal, friendly and went out of their way to help (including picking us up from town when we couldn't get a taxi!). Gave us hints and tips on where we should go in town and winerys which we wouldn't have known otherwise. Highly recommended and only regret is we didn’t stay longer.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We spent a few nights at Goodings Groves which was the perfect respite. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated with wonderful interesting books to read during your stay.

The breakfasts were five star scrumptious which started every day off brilliantly.

The place is ideally located on the main road but secluded from any street noise.

We shared a bottle of French bubbly with Malcolm & his lovely wife who own the establishment on New Year's Eve before heading out to one of the countless fabulous restaurants/wine farms in Franschoek :-)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My husband and I visited Gooding's Groves over the weekend and were thrilled with the accommodation and sevice. We were welcomed with a huge pot of delicious soup, and an array of accompaniments as well as really good wine. The breakfast was tasty and more than generous. Thank you to Susan, who with her gentle and easy manner, made us feel so comfortable. Mark & Coral, Cape Town. (P.S The olives grown on the farm are amongst the best we've tasted.)

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

My husband and I cannot praise the place and staff enough. Our silent wish is their command ... they seem to know before you even voice a notion. And yet still be non-invasive. Pleasant and attentive without being obsequious. We are enjoying the time of our lives here and within so many wine tastings of short walk or taxi duration (should you over-imbibe!) Extremely well managed and staffed. Highly recommended. A plus is sunshine and snow.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

Property: Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House
Address: Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GOODINGS' GROVES OLIVE FARM B&B IN FRANSCHHOEK Surrounded by mountains and olive trees in the Franschhoek Valley is the 4 Star Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House - an ideal romantic getaway for couples, pensioners and groups of guests who wants to celebrate a special event. Just three km from the centre of the historical village of Franschhoek. The restored manor house built in the Cape Victorian style as a Provencal farmhouse. Here you can relax in the comfort of any one of our eight en-suite guest rooms or semi self-catering units. Enter the warm embrace of the lounge with roaring log fire in winter. In summer the high-ceilings cools the lounge and dining room with folding glass doors that open out on to a shaded patio with our signature view over the vineyards on the mountain ranges. Gooding's Groves offers a bed and breakfast experience with a personal touch typical of the Franschhoek way of life. ROOMS IN THE MANOR HOUSE We have four rooms upstairs and four rooms downstairs. Each room has its own outside entrance and the upstairs rooms each have a julienne balcony and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley. The rooms all have en-suite shower rooms (no baths), airconditioning, heaters and ceiling fans. Three rooms with Twin/King size or single beds, four rooms with queen size beds and one room with two double beds. Free Wi-Fi and DSTV Hotel Bouquet. All rooms equipped with swimming towels, towels, gowns, hairdryer and Tea/Coffee Tray. SEMI-SELFCATERING SUITES: Four Semi Self-catering suiites with views over valley, North-facing spacious semi self-catering suites. Twin/King or Queen size beds, Open plan area with en-suite shower room, kitchen counter, lounge, dining and sleeping area. Air-conditioning or ceiling fan, WIFI, DSTV Hotel Bouquet, towels, hairdryer and equipped kitchenette. SELF-CATERING VILLA: Fully equipped 2 Bedroom House (Child Friendly) No Star Grading: Free-standing Provençal style Villa with private enclosed garden and plunge pool, French doors opening onto north and south facing verandas , spacious lounge, dining room and TV area. Fully equipped open plan kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Free WIFI en DSTV Hotel Bouquet. Air-conditioning in lounge area and panel heaters and ceiling fans in bedrooms. Two en-suite bedrooms with queen size bed in each room. Main en-suite bedroom with shower and bath, Second en-suite bedroom are smaller with shower room only. BREAKFAST: A full farmhouse breakfast with a cold buffet and hot served breakfast included in all rates. CHILDREN: Unfortunately we cannot accomodate children. ... more   less 
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