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The Garden House

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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
The Garden House
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at the end of our stay in South Africa. Annette and Barry are charming hosts, nothing is too much trouble and all our needs were met. The accommodation is clean and well thought out. If you are animal lovers, then this is the place for you - a couple of dogs to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend away with Annette, Barry and the animals. We had the most delightful trip. Welcoming hospitality, a clean beautiful home with lovely feng shui, appetizing breakfasts and good company. What a pleasure. We look forward to our next trip.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent three nights here in early March. We loved the cottage, which is very comfortable, and the garden, which is beautiful. But most of all we enjoyed the welcome we received from Annette and Barry, who really went out of their way to take care of our every need. For example, we had already tried to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A simply excellent place to stay in Franschoek. Beautiful house and garden, and helpful and friendly hosts. Expect a very high standard of accommodation, and a communal breakfast on the terrace - with a sweeping view over the valley. Any discerning guest would enjoy all this.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel a lot, and have never contributed to trip advisor before, but felt inspired to make our first review because of our wonderful few days here. As others have remarked, everything is perfect, the delightful room, the spacious bathroom, and the gorgeous garden but the icing on the cake is the welcome you receive from Annette and Barry, who... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Garden House in January and the memory of Annette & Barry's hospitality is still fresh in our minds. The cottage was the perfect choice for us - very clean, updated, huge bathroom, well appointed and provided privacy as it is not in the main house. Having said that, Annette & Barry were delightful company and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think our 4th time here - should say it all! Perfect hosts Perfect location Perfect breakfasts Annette is also "the fixer" - she managed to get us bookings that we thought impossible! All in all, as ever, perfection!

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Garden House and as with my first, it was absolutely fantastic. Everything was just perfection, the room the location, the view from the "stoop"especially at sunset. Annette and Barry are fabulous, the perfect hosts. Whatever your need or want it will be organised, with aplomb. I cannot give enough praise to this wonderful... More 

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Northam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at The Garden House is an absolute must for anyone visiting Franschhoek and preferring the friendliness and homeliness not available in the hotels. Annette is a darling and nothing is too much trouble. Once again she used her charm and connections to book us into restaurants - some at very short notice - which would otherwise have been closed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most enjoyable stay with Annette Barry and the animals. Everything was fantastic from the lovely breakfasts to the gin and tonics on the porch in the evening with them. I could have stayed forever. It is a beautiful house in the most glorious surroundings and just a very short walk into the centre of Franschhoek. Fantastic, thanks... More 

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